Sunday, January 2, 2011

LEGGINGS or tights?!

She was in line ahead of me at McAlisters, the eatery. She was with a friend. They were talking about something irrelevant, and I was annoyed with their chatter. Then I looked down and notice that she, like many, had confused tights with leggings. Her petite shape and tunic kept it from being vulgar or offensive, but not ridiculous.

This has been a problem every since the return of the leggings. Outside of the fact that leggings shouldn't be worn by just everyone. They aren't forgiving, and the tunic and the dress need to be legging staples. Outside of those VERY important things, leggings and tights are two different things. No matter if they are cropped, colored, or embellished, if you can see through them...AT ALL...they aren't appropriate as leggings.

I could clearly see her legs through her tights, and when she dropped her straw I held my breathe and looked away. Thank God she'd learned to bend at the knee and not at the waist. I'm sure the midlife crisis in line behind me almost shit himself in anticipation though.

So if not for yourself, for me, don't be confused between leggings and tights. Don't just trust the packaging. Use common sense to be sure that I can't see straight though your faux leggings, AKA tights.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this! So many people need this realization! During Super Bowl weekend I saw a group of "I'm trying to get with a balla by any means necessary" females in the mall all donned with tights and (taking a deep breath...) short tops! So, yes, you guessed it, I saw cottage cheese cheeks and everything in between (i.e. butt crack). I was horrified and so frustrated that not one of them realized how ridiculous they looked. Or maybe they just didn't care. Whatever the case, I don' t ever want to see through anything else a woman is wearing!
    -Christel Young