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Leggings Are Not Pants!

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Leggings Are Not Pants!

If leggings were pants do you know what they would be called? Pants. That’s right eCards you hit it bang on the head.

Leggings are not pants. Oh really you say? I’ve been wearing them as pants since I found out I was preggers.

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I know. I’m going to be ruffling some feathers here. I’ve already offended half the office staff at SAHM. But really it’s time to get it all out there – and not in a wearing-beige-leggings-as-pants kind of getting it out there.

If needed, please feel free to take some notes or share this post with others: Leggings. Are. Not. Pants.

I love leggings. Lots and lots. Probably more than your average person. I’d go as far to say I may even be legging’s biggest fan. But after my most recent trip outside of the house I’m starting to think leggings should come with a few rules highlighted on the tag.

Like, ‘When wearing leggings, THROW ON SOME BOOTS AND PILE ON THE LAYERS’ or maybe more specifically ‘MAKE SURE YOUR CROTCH IS COVERED’.

Start up your email and commence sending hate mail now, I’ve said it out loud. I’m layering it on the line leggings are not pants.

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Layers can include several of the following: a (longish) tshirt, a tunic, a dress, a cardigan or flattering long jumper, scarves, jackets, boot socks the list goes on and on. Layer up legging lovers!

Leggings originally weren’t made to be used as pants; they were created to be just a thicker form of tights to wear under skirts and dresses. But as any adventure outside will prove, many girls and women wear them as pants.

I propose to you a few guidelines to what are considered pants or not, for future consideration:

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  • If your pants have a control top, they’re leggings, not pants.
  • If your underwear is visible through your pants, they’re leggings, not pants.
  • If you can easily snag or get a ladder in them, they’re leggings, not pants. They may even be stockings?
  • If you have to do that “gather the legs up and then work them over your feet in legs to get them on” (similar to putting on a pair of stockings) then they’re leggings, not pants.
  • If your pants are sold in the stockings and socks section, they’re leggings, not pants.
  • If you can see your skin through your pants, they’re leggings, not pants.
  • If you wash your pants by hand and then hang them over the shower curtain rod to dry with all your other delicates, they’re leggings, not pants.
  • If your pants have feet attached to them, they’re stockings, not leggings.
  • Remember leggings are not pants, and stockings are not leggings.

How do you feel about leggings as pants? Do you need to send this post to someone close to you?

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