Can leggings be considered pants?
Ok, I admit it, I’m one of those girls who considers leggings to be pants. In my defence, if I’m spending close to $300 on a pair of (enter ridiculously expensive designer leggings here), then damn it, I’m wearing them!
My partner however, has different ideas. For he has seen too many near-sheer leggings strutting down Chapel Street, fluoro Mickey Mouse G-string on show in certain shades of sunlight. Rolling his eyes & groaning, he’s even got the most unpleasant term for plus sized girls who dare bare those wet look leggings. “A baby whale trapped in an oil slick” – this is about the time I switch off, cringing at his political incorrectness**.
Me however, I wear my leggings with pride. Studded, panels, leather, zippered, you name it, i love it all and if worn right, leggings are a perfect alternative to jeans or pants. However, there are a couple of simple rules to live by.
1. If you aren’t comfortable exposing your behind in a swimsuit, then perhaps its best to wear a long tee, cardi or blazer to hide this trouble spot.
2. For the love of God, please check your leggings aren’t see-through! Hold them up to the light if you’re unsure.
Check out some of my favourite legging looks above!
** Apologies go out to anyone offended by my boyfriend. What does he know about fashion anyway?
Photos courtesy of Sass & Bide http://www.sassandbide.com/