This has been an internet meme since at least 2009 if not earlier, so I cannot believe there are women in America who STILL do not get it:
LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS. They are tights without feet.
No, no no no NO!
It doesn’t help that the fashion industry appears to be encouraging the trend. I see grown women wearing these things. Not just teenagers and college girls, but middle aged women, overweight women, and women who ought to know better. Women who, apparently, do not own mirrors.
Sigh. Leggings: Destroying female dignity, one cameltoe at a time.
I love leggings as much as any woman and am thin enough to get away with wearing them in public. However, I make 100% sure that I’m well-covered from shoulder to thigh. I don’t show off my biscuits because, well, it’s just rude, really. It’s not fair to inflict one’s nether regions on hapless strangers.
Here’s a quick way to tell if you should put some damn pants on: stand in front of a mirror. Look at yourself. Can you see your butt? Does your rear appear to be hanging out and simply painted a leggings color? Can you see your cellulite? And don’t throw me some stupid “my shirt doesn’t cover my butt when I wear jeans” argument. Jeans, even tighter ones, are not leggings. Denim has substance. Leggings do not.
Here’s the thing: I can see your freaking tampon. I know what the pattern on your underwear is (if you’re wearing underwear). I’d see your cheeks vibrate if you farted. Put on some freaking pants. Have a little dignity.
So here, just in case a random spandex-wearing offender should stumble upon my blog, are a few examples of how to wear leggings well. Got a dress you love but feel is too short? A tunic that makes you look “fat” unless you wear it with skinny pants? Wear them over your leggings. Just make sure your butt is fully covered. Please.
And oh, one more thing: Wear FLAT SHOES. Leggings with heels? No, no no no no NO!!!!!! Don’t get me started . . .
There is so much wrong with Ms. Lopez’s look here: Horizontal fat stripes? Leggings with WHITE 5 INCH PLATFORM HEELS? No, no, NO!