Sunday, September 17, 2006

A word on: Leggings

I'm being honest, gals, when I say to you: Every outfit you put on does not look better with the addition of black leggings. In fact, most outfits you put on do not look better with the addition of black leggings.

Case in point: Today at lunch, I spotted a gal wearing a stylish, grey blouse; tailored, black, knee-length, asymmetrical skirt; cowboy boots; and, you guessed it, capri-length black leggings. Not only did the leggings ruin the line of her skirt, but they made her already-average lengthed legs look short. Actually, now that I think about it, most women's legs -- unless you happen to be Christy Turlington -- look short when wearing capri-length black leggings.

Just stop it. Enough already. The end.

7 Comments:

Blogger chippamunkey said...

AMEN!!!!! When I went to Paris two summers ago, I saw soo many women wearing them, and I prayed "Dear Lord, for the love of all that is good with Fashion, please do not let this horrible trend spread to North America." I think God was taking a nap when I asked.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

I fucking hate leggings.

Sorry, leggings need strong language.

6:16 PM  
Blogger TessaJ said...

Uggh. Today was one pair of leggins after another.

Spotted: On two separate women, leggings (one grey, looking like they came straight from the gym; the second blue with -- I kid you not -- gold stars) worn underneath denim mini-skirts. Trust me, neither of these two women were coming from the gym. (And even if they were, if they had enough time to put on the minis, they had enough time to take OFF the damn leggings.)

Spotted: Leggings underneath tailored walking shorts.

Shit, people. Just because it's a fad does not mean it needs to be followed so blindly. Show some originality!

6:35 PM  
Blogger chippamunkey said...

You know what I think is amusing, and speaks volumes on how people really are sheep... is that you are in San Francisco and I am in Toronto, and the exact same horrible trend is happening in both cities...

Today, I saw literally - I kid you not - 10 - 15 people wearing stupid leggings... under shorts, under long teeshirts with big belts (ok haven't we learned anything from the 80's)under denim skirts, bootie shorts/hot pants, dresses, sweatshirts, sweaters, you name it... even people wearing suits (jacket and dress skirts) with bloody leggings popping out of the bottom!

PEOPLE THIS LOOKS SO INCREDIBLY STUPID! YOU ALL LOOK STUPID!! PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING AT YOU BEHIND YOUR BACK!!! FOR GOD'S SAKE, IF YOUR SKIRT IS TOO SHORT TO WEAR WITHOUT LEGGINGS, YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T BE WEARING IT!!! LET IT R.I.P!!! IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT... I SWEAR THE STYLE POLICE WILL NOT COME HUNT YOU DOWN FOR REFUSING THE LEGGING FAD!!!

Sorry, things got a little out of hand there... :)

3:16 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Luckily New Hampshire is always way behind on the trends so I haven't had to see any leggings popping out from under anyone's clothing.
I hope that doesn't mean that they'll be hitting NH just as everyone else in the world realizes how hideously tacky the trend really is!

7:21 AM  
Blogger TessaJ said...

I suppose there are some in the world who are still caught up in the 80s trend, though!

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Sharp Lily said...

I, too, hate leggings. It's not 1982. Enough already.

11:51 AM  

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