Things That Make Lish Cringe #1: Leggings as Pants
This fad is probably the one that makes me cringe the most. It is unflattering on all that attempt to wear it, and yet people continue to pull on their nearly see-through bottoms and flaunt their butt dimples all over town. And don’t act like you don’t know what butt dimples are. You know. And if you don’t, let me help you visualize it.
This is what you look like from the back, offenders.
To leggings-as-pants-wearers: I bet you didn’t realize that you looked like that from the back, did you? Well now you know how unflattering your derrière looks when you commit this fashion crime!
Now you may be saying, ‘I’m super thin and toned! I don’t have butt dimples!’ Okay, that’s wonderful. That brings me to a couple of other reasons why wearing leggings as pants should be avoided at all costs.
Leggings are made of a very thin material. The lighter in color they are, the more transparent they appear to be. But regardless of the color of your leggings, they are going to be skin tight and cling to you. This is where a problem is presented.
Nobody wants to see your pantyline. It’s a fact. It’s gross and bulgy and just looks bad. On the reverse, nobody wants to know if you aren’t wearing any underwear, and a lack of pantyline through leggings is a dead giveaway that you are going commando. Underwear or not, I do not want to know what you’ve got going on under those leggings and chances are, nobody else wants to know either. So do us all a favor and wear pants or a dress. Please. You’ve reduced me to begging.
Another thing that leggings have the ability to conjure up is the dreaded front wedgie. If I am in class and a girl comes strutting in on a camel, I am going to notice. Same concept. Same animal, even. Do you want that to be what people notice about you? No you don’t! YOU DON’T WANT THAT!
Now you might say to me, ‘Alysia, why are you looking at girls’ butts and front wedgies?’ My answer is simple. If you have it out there for me to look at it, I’m going to notice it. So keep it out of my line of sight, or better yet, out of your life completely.
I’m not saying to get rid of leggings completely. No! They are a good item to have in a wardrobe! But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t wear them as pants! Wear them with a dress or with a skirt, or even a long tunic, but please keep your butt covered. I don’t want to have to gauge my eyes out.
For your camel,