When I posted this picture on my Facebook page (Paterson Personal Styling) it went viral! On a page with only around 600 likes, it reached over 35000 people, had over 350 comments and was shared more than 200 times!
Clearly, wearing leggings as pants is regarded as a big (if not the biggest) fashion faux pas or our times. So why do we still see so many women wearing leggings as pants?
Leggings are super comfortable.
No matter how comfortable your favourite pair of jeans are, leggings will be more comfortable.
But for the comfort of others, do not wear your leggings like you would wear your jeans!
The Number One rule when wearing leggings is to make sure your top is long enough to cover your hooha.
On various social media sites, I’ve seen some suggest that if you’re young and slim you can get away with breaking the number one rule.
No. You cant. And here’s why:
When you break the number one rule and wear a shorter top, your hooha actually become the centre of attention. Yes, really!
Friends, family, work mates and complete strangers will have their eyes drawn to that particular part of your body. They’re not being weird or creepy – its an involuntary reaction, it’s because you have made it the focal point of your outfit.
But, here’s the good news:
Leggings, long knit, scarf and boots look fantastic in Winter.
The leggings will slim the legs and offset the bulkiness of the knit. Leggings also work beautifully with layering. Here are a few of my favourite legging outfits found on Pinterest.
Treat leggings more like thick tights and less like jeans or pants, and the world will be a much more pleasant place.