Janelle In Real Life: the great debate: are leggings pants?

11.13.2013

the great debate: are leggings pants?

Hey there friends.
I'll have you know that I have been a leggings hater in the past. I remember one time in high school, a girl showed up to class wearing black leggings, a skin-tight long sleeved black shirt and ugg boots and I thought... yuck. I hate that. And for the record, I still do. You will not find me wearing that EVER.

However, I have expanded my knowledge of leggings and their usefulness in certain outfits.
I choose to wear leggings only when the top I'm wearing is oversized and covers my rear end. I don't see leggings and pants as totally interchangeable, but leggings are fun, comfy, and a good edition to some of my outfits! But hey, that's just my opinion. I love that we can all decide what works for us when it comes to fashion... that's what makes it so fun!

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Where she got it: sweater: h&m // leggings: cotton on (similar) // boots: old navy // necklace: target

What is your take on leggings? Pants or not?

13 comments:

  1. I would say it depends on the thickness of the leggings. I tend to wear thicker leggings as pants or with a normal length shirt. But I also have thinner leggings that I will only wear with longer shirt, I just feel more comfortable that way. Oh and please never wear leggings that are the color of your skin...it just looks strange :)

    sincerely,
    http://boardingtogether.blogspot.com

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    1. That's so true! Thicker leggings are definitely a better option for shorter shirts. And agreed with the skin color leggings... people have to do a double take to make sure you're wearing pants!

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  2. Man, this really is such a debate! I think in the case of what you're wearing - leggins are 100% pants! It really just depends on if your butt is covered. Sometimes I wear them at home without a covered butt, but never ever in public.

    Also, I am in love with those leggings!

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    1. I'm with you there! I wear leggings a lot at home, they are so comfy!

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  3. I also only wear leggings when my top covers my bum! Makes me feel more comfortable! Cute leggings!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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    1. Agreed! It's all about your own comfort level.

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  4. love your fishtail braid! i'm a big fan of leggings, but like you said, i always make sure that my bum is covered. fleece-lined leggings are my favorite in the wintertime.

    xo,
    gabby

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    1. Thanks! I think fishtails are so cute, but I rarely do them since my hair is so layer-y and there's all these pieces falling out of the braid. Ohhh and I love fleece lined leggings! I need to get some for winter for sure!

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  5. I've been loving printed leggings lately. I think your shirt is the perfect length to not get called on the whole "leggings aren't pants" thing. Love your braid too!

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  6. i love your leggings here! i also love your fishtail braid here, my hair is just about long enough to do one for myself now after having a pixie cut for years!


    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  7. I totally agree- leggings are totally acceptable- when worn correctly. :) Love this oversized sweater!!

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  8. Are leggings pants... the ultimate debate. I'm not here to try to convince everyone of my opinion, but I do think that leggings and pants are one and the same. While it is about your comfort level, I think that as long as your leggings aren't see-through, they are totally acceptable as pants. Leggings are my everyday attire, long shirt or not.

    But I promise you will never find me wearing leggings with Uggs! (or uggs at all.) Don't worry.

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    1. Oh Kelsey, I just miss you! And I agree, I think it just depends on what you're comfortable with! Leggings are really the best.

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