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In Defense of Leggings

Posted in Rebuttal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by thedith

Lindsay Lohan has a line of leggings, and I think that’s swell.  She couldn’t have picked an article of clothing that most clearly reflects her: both have come under fire recently for finding themselves in inappropriate situations; however, when utilized correctly, you can’t deny that bitch is ta-len-ted! [finger snap]. 

Take this look for example:

Leggings clearly being used as pants, and you know what? It works.  Normal pants would be too chunky underneath. Tights would be not enough coverage. And bare legs?

Why we need leggings -- Exhibit 1: Tara Reid

I’ll let this picture of Tara Reid speak for itself.

I’m not gonna lie, I’m a big fat fan of leggings.  I wear them lounging around the apartment, when I go out with friends, the 2 times a year that I work out, to dinner, at the doctor’s office — hell, at my old job I wore leggings at least twice a week.  

You can dress them up 

 

Careful with this look though, Victoria Beckhams like thisclose to being confused with Tranny Spice

Careful with this look though, Victoria Beckham's like thisclose to being confused with Tranny Spice

Or you can dress them down

doesn't she look more comfortable than you, right now?

You can even, do crazy shit like this

 

Not gonna lie, I would wear these

Not gonna lie, I would wear these

 

The fact of the matter is, leggings are comfortable.  People like being comfortable.  People are never gonna stop liking being comfortable.  Thus, through the transitive property of leggings, we can deduce that people are never gonna stop wearing leggings, right? Wrong.  As in generations before them

 

I think Mens Renaissance fashion introduced us to leggings

I think Men's Renaissance fashion introduced us to leggings

 we will eventually put down our leggings, relegating them to the back of our closets to become some lucky moth’s lunch.  This is a sad, yes, but also? This is fashion.  There’s no crying in fashion.  Although there is a lot of whining.  

Basically, what it comes down to?  Let the people enjoy their leggings while they can.  Just like I let you enjoy your khakis without (an insanely disporportionate amount of)  judgment, let me, LL, and all members of the spandex-lovin’ world enjoy our moment.  

Besides, it’s almost over anyway.