Thursday, May 16, 2013

Could Someone Explain About Leggings?

I am not against leggings.  In fact, I own several pair.  But I'm not sure I understand their raison d'etre.

In winter one wears leggings and socks inside boots, but in that case, why not just wear a pair of warm tights?

I like the look of leggings and sockless feet in flats, but if it's chilly enough to cover my legs I probably need something to cover my feet, too.

In warm weather, some women wear leggings under dresses, but it seems odd to encase one's legs in lycra when the point of a summer dress is to let air circulate.

The logic of leggings escapes me.  What have I missed?




11 comments :

  1. I suppose mostly I wear leggings instead of tights because tights are too transparent. And when I wear them a long top "dress like" item it's because its a tunic sort of thing, too short for tights.

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  2. It's hard to know before you take them out of the package how sheer tights are going to be...I've had some surprises.

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  3. Logic in fashion? Surely you jest. Have you ever seen platform shoes or high heels?

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  4. Platform shoes and high heels look patently illogical. Leggings seem more functional--it's just not clear what that function is.

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  5. Us tall and skinny people have a hard time with tights. Leggings stay where they ae supposed to be. Also, I use leggings to get extra wear out of summer dresses in the cooler spring and fall months.

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  6. I am neither tall nor skinny, but I can imagine the discomfort of too-short tights creeping downwards...

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  7. In leggings you can kick your shoes off and pad around barefoot without wearing them out, but I suspect the appeal isn't as pragmatic as that. It might be the association with dancers, who wear footless tights for better traction.

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  8. You're also less likely to fall down the stairs in leggings and bare feet than in tights.

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  9. i do not have the body, or the legs, for leggings. if i were a paranoid person, i would say the purpose of leggings is to make me feel bad.

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  10. Yeah, I prefer wearing tights myself!
    -Jana

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