I know, there are truck loads of articles about leggings out there and I’m sure everyone is now sick of reading how indecent they are or how men need to practice a little self control.
To be honest, leggings really aren’t that big of deal to me when it comes to modesty and dressing…. I found Five totally different reasons to hate leggings. I’m pretty sure any women who wears anything larger than a size 8 will agree with me.
1 – They don’t tell me when I’m getting fat! They just keep on stretching and accommodate my thickening waistline. SO not a good friend. Jeans, the non-stretchy unforgiving kind, that’s the kind of friend a girl needs. That’s the kind of friend who’ll say, “Girl, put down the doughnut and go run around your block…. like 17 times!”
2 – They give me the go ahead to sit like a man while wearing a dress. Don’t get me wrong, this is great. I put on my fleece lined leggings and cute dress, then I don’t have to worry about whether or not my underwear is showing… because I’m especially wearing stretch pants underneath my dress. Flashbacks of middle school are playing in my mind right now. I hated wearing jeans then too.
This is not a good habit to get into… especially when summer comes and the leggings are stashed away along with the rest of my winter wardrobe.
3 – They don’t hold hold up as well as jeans. Man, this is why I love my Levi’s. They have held up for several years without holes, thinning, or the bottoms getting tattered. Leggings are good for about one season and then their done. Remember how I said I don’t have to worry if my underwear is showing when wearing a dress….. after a season of wearing out a pair of leggings… that would definitely not be the case and I would ] have to learn to cross my legs when sitting.
4 – Every curve of my legs is defined. Ok, yes, I’ve read all the blogs about how terrible leggings are as well as the ones that are throwing caution to the wind and wearing them anyway. I say, to each her own. I don’t care if you wear leggings and I don’t care if you have some vendetta against them.
Personally, I feel a little self conscious when wearing them with a shorter shirt. All I can think is, “My butt is way too big to be wearing these,” and, “Should I have a thigh gap in order to wear these?”
5 – Summer hits and the leggings get packed away. I pull out my cuts off jeans and can barely button the top button. I turn around in the mirror and see nothing but a busted can of biscuits. Fleshy dough, oozing over the tops of those shorts. See reason #1.
Not cute, Leggings. Not cute.
But those roller skate socks are kinda cute…