Leggings

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Whether leggings are see through are not, they hug/accentuate body parts that leave nothing to the imagination. Hence the need to wear with a tunic.
Originally Posted by juanab
Yeah, I see a lot of camel toe at work, even with thick ones.
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I've never seen anyone have camel toe in leggings.

But what I have seen..I cannot unsee.. this chick in my class wore white leggings (more like panty hose) to work out, YOU COULD SEE EVERYTHING. SHE MIGHT AS WELL HAD BEEN IN THE NUDE.
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Just wear these with your leggings and you'll look fine...




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just make sure you bum is covered. I'm short and I wear tunics/long sweaters
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You could wear these. Your butt would be covered and you'd stay warm.

I'm not sure what is so bad about leggings showing the outline of some of our body parts - so? It's your body, it's there, who cares? It's not indecent exposure so as long as you're comfortable, no problem!

I agree leggings are VERY casual though. I think jeans can be dressed up more than leggings can, so if it's a jeans vs. leggings with boots situation, I'd do nice jeans with boots, some kind of blouse or top and a little jacket or blazer and some nice jewelry. Still very casual, but more pulled-together and appropriate.

Or you could wear the leggings with a simple t-shirt / sweater style dress and jewelry and be super-comfortable!
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leggings aren't pants. That is all.
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Oops I missed that memo cause I substitute them for pants all the time. With glee.
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leggings aren't pants. That is all.
Originally Posted by thelio
I'm not sure what that means. Everyone knows they're not pants. They are more comfortable and casual than pants, for one thing.
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leggings aren't pants. That is all.
Originally Posted by thelio
I'm not sure what that means. Everyone knows they're not pants. They are more comfortable and casual than pants, for one thing.
Originally Posted by Amneris
You'd think so. You really would...LOL
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I'm not sure what is so bad about leggings showing the outline of some of our body parts - so? It's your body, it's there, who cares? It's not indecent exposure so as long as you're comfortable, no problem!

I agree leggings are VERY casual though. I think jeans can be dressed up more than leggings can, so if it's a jeans vs. leggings with boots situation, I'd do nice jeans with boots, some kind of blouse or top and a little jacket or blazer and some nice jewelry. Still very casual, but more pulled-together and appropriate.

Or you could wear the leggings with a simple t-shirt / sweater style dress and jewelry and be super-comfortable!
Originally Posted by Amneris

That's how I feel, you can see the outline of my butt through my thick a55 Levi's so really leggings make no different, I have an a55 and it will be seen no matter what, Unless I wear a comforter as a dress.

Or....you could go where no man/woman dare to go...Jeggings, for optimal comfort/trickery (the decent jeggings at Penney's that are half pant half elastic and look like jeans not blue jean painted leggings)
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leggings aren't pants. That is all.
Originally Posted by thelio
I'm not sure what that means. Everyone knows they're not pants. They are more comfortable and casual than pants, for one thing.
Originally Posted by Amneris
You'd think so. You really would...LOL
Originally Posted by nynaeve77
You are so right. I am thinking leggings and boots can look way nicer and dressier than certain pants. (why no I am not referring to my bright blue baggy but oh so comfy pants I am currently wearing.)




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What are people calling leggings when you wear a long top over them? It would seem to me the leggings are acting as pants or are they acting as tights? 'Confused'.



When wearing leggings, there are some dos and don'ts that can mean the difference between fashion plate and fashion victim.
Do layer leggings under pieces that are long enough to cover your behind.
Don't wear leggings with short tops. Think of them as tights, not stretchy pants.
Do keep it simple: Black leggings are the most elegant, and they match everything.
Don't choose leggings in bright colors or wild patterns unless you're a teenager. Neutral shades are much more sophisticated and flattering.
Do choose a length that flatters. "Be sure to pick a pair that stops at the thinnest part of your calf," advises Misty Elliot, spokesperson for Spanx. "For most women, leggings look best in longer lengths."
Don't wear leggings that stop above the middle of the calf: This faux pas makes legs look shorter.

And then this:

A thousand times we've heard the saying "leggings are NOT pants." We've laughed at celebrities who have worn them out in public, and winced at women wearing them horribly while walking on the street. But I, a little ol' blogger from small-town Connecticut, am here to tell you that times are a changin' and the no-leggings ban is OVER. Yup, dunzo. El fin. Leggings as pants is now a real thing. I swear.

Before you yell at me and throw your half-finished mug of lukewarm coffee at the computer screen, just hear me out. I promise, if done the right way, you can get away with wearing leggings all the time. That is, as long as you have a whole slew of different pairs and they're thick enough not to become see-through over your booty.

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Because I have seen some awful things at malls, restaurants, even in my own mirror, it's time to issue this reminder:

Leggings are not pants. Which means they should never be worn as pants.

I don't care if you're thin and toned and men tell you that you look great.

I don't care if you're dressing for comfort because you'll be spending the afternoon shopping at Meijer.

I don't care if your legging-loving 5-year-old daughter wants you to wear them so the two of you can be twinsies.

Leggings have a tendency to be quite revealing -- or as Tim Gunn, fashion guru once told me, "horrifying" and "vulgar."

Most people don't want to see your every crack and crevice, bump and bulge, wiggle and jiggle.

And do you really want them to see all that anyway?

"You see these ... girls in their little Lululemons with little kind of flowy crop tops. Once you start getting out of your teens, you just kind of look a little silly," says Angela Wisniewski, a Ferndale stylist.

Says Rachel Lutz, owner of the Peacock Room, a women's clothing store in Detroit: "There's certainly no excuse for grown women to do it.

"Maybe it's laziness. Maybe it's a misunderstanding. Maybe they ... think it's a cute trend." But, adds Lutz, who sells a small selection of leggings in her store: "It's not a trend. It's a faux pas."

The good thing about leggings is that when they're not worn as pants, they can accommodate a variety of body types and look appropriate on women all across the age spectrum.

Here's how to look good in leggings:

• Realize that just as leggings aren't pants, tights aren't leggings. So don't even be tempted.

• Realize the legging-style bottoms you wear for exercise are most likely not appropriate for work.

• Never wear leggings that are the same color as your skin; you will look naked.

• You, me and everyone we know is best off with black leggings because they're classic. In many cases, they will slim your silhouette by elongating your leg. If you're bold, try red leggings, paired with knee-high black boots and a black top that covers your backside. The combo could be quite striking -- in a good way.

• Make sure your leggings aren't so tight or so sheer that dimpled thighs or knees show through. At the same time, make sure they aren't so loose that they bag at the knees or anywhere else.

• Wear an over-sized top to balance the ultra-skinniness of your leggings -- and to hide any belly flab you might have.

• Make sure your top not only covers your backside, but also comes to at least mid-thigh. Otherwise your leggings will be too revealing.

Here's an easy way to determine whether your top is long enough: Stand up and keep your arms at your side. If your top is as long as your fingertips, you're in good shape. If it's not that long, take it off and try something else.

Beware of sweaters with asymmetrical or handkerchief hems. I was wearing one with a pair of leggings. I thought I was well-covered -- until I realized the right side of my sweater was considerably shorter than the left, revealing a lot more thigh than I wanted.

• Leggings look best with knee-high boots.

• Shoes can interrupt the long line of your leg and make you look stumpy. And pumps with leggings, well, those have a tendency to look a little sleezy.

Worn properly, leggings are a cozy, comfortable fashion staple that can be worn in any casual setting and, depending on how you accessorize, take you from day to evening.

Unfortunately, there is trouble on the horizon.

Media reports indicate that leggings for men (meggings) are popular in Europe and heading this way.

Link for pics:
http://www.freep.com/article/2013021...em-if-you-must
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Last edited by xcptnl; 02-28-2013 at 08:16 AM.
Leggings with a long top are leggings - as they should be worn.
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Xcptnl- thank you for that. My daughter will only wear leggings. It hasn't been a problem, but that answers so many questions for when she gets older.

Claudine, I am sure your boots and leggings will be fine.
Wow --- I had no idea people here had so many feelings about leggings.

My "assets" will be covered by a coat. They will remain that way even while I visit a bar for my obligatory "I've just seen my family and they still drive me nuts!" post-event drink.

Carry on..........
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Plus leggings fit me easier than pants.

My baby sister wears them all the time instead of jeans. She's so skinny and tall that 00 and 000 still look baggy.

Had leggings been a thing when I was going through a similar problem in middle school, I would have worn those instead of overalls. Every day.

Long tops, short tops, I wear leggings with them all.

And for claudine's original question, I don't wear thongs often and usually cheekies (a la vickie's secret) work well and don't show.
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I wear thongs everyday, with and without leggings. There are super thin, elastic-free, modal ones at Target that are super comfy and easy to wear.

If the leggings are black and free of holes, you shouldn't be too concerned about too much showing (tho the longer the top, the better).
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Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
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Today I'm wearing boots and jeggings with a short dress that I repurposed as a shirt. It covers my derriere, but not but a lot. DH complimented me effusively, so I think it looks good.

I like the look of leggings (or jeggings) with boots with the winter. You wear your outfit!
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