If you’re a longtime reader here, you know my thoughts on wearing leggings in public or out of the house, in general. If you’re new to District Sparkle, let’s take a minute to introduce ourselves and get to know each other a little better. Hi, I’m Meaghan. And leggings are not pants. Neither are sweatpants, but we’ll get to that another day. But there’s this gray area between the two these days. What constitutes “pants”? Pants don’t feel like lycra, can’t stretch to fit over your ironing board, and likely the biggest giveaway: Pants have zippers.
This is my mantra and always has been. Leggings are not pants, and as such, should not be worn in places where other humans who have eyes will be present. There is one very particular loophole to this rule of mine, however. It wouldn’t be a fashion rule without a loophole, right? An oversized sweater that covers your entire backside loosely can be worn with pants sans zipper in public. It’s not clinging to anything down there and it clears that area by at least 4 inches. Try pieces that are like really really short dresses instead of longer sweaters. And for the love of all that is holy, PLEASE ensure it’s loose. Turn it from casual to chic with a pair of pumps or heeled boots and your favorite bag.
Questions? Comments? I want to make sure we’re all on the same page with what’s approps and what should stay in on the weekends. At the end of the day, I like to play this game: If my boss saw me on the Metro, would I feel comfortable in what I was wearing? If not, go change.
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