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For the last several years, there’s been a very heated debate on a very controversial topic. And today, I’m tackling that question…
Are leggings pants?
And you’re probably not going to like my answer…
The answer is:
Yes and no.
See? I told you that you wouldn’t like my answer.
Let me break this down… first, let’s address when leggings are NOT pants… when the answer is “no”:
- Leggings are NOT pants when they are any sort of “nude” or “flesh” color. Nope. Nope. Nope.
- When the bum is showing*. You know what I’m saying… when the full-on-bum is showing… leggings are not pants.
To clarify, this is regarding LEGGINGS… not workout attire. There is a difference between the type of leggings you wear to lounge in and the type of leggings you wear to workout in. Different purposes.
Those are pretty much the only two times when leggings are not, in fact, pants.
So, when ARE leggings pants? When is the answer “yes”?
- Leggings ARE pants when the bum is covered
That’s pretty much it. It’s a simple “rule” – just cover the bum. Wear leggings with a dress, a tunic, or get a lace extender to put under your favorite shirts you want to wear with leggings. It’s really quite easy to substitute leggings for pants.
For me, leggings are truly a gift to women. They’re stretchy, comfortable, and easy to wear. When you got two kids… they’re BASICALLY a no brainer.
I realize some may disagree with me on this and say that leggings are never pants. I guess this is going to be one of those things where we just have to “agree to disagree” – or something.
So what do you think? Are leggings pants? When are they pants and when are they NOT pants? Thoughts?
On a separate note… I always like to let you guys know about great sales that are happening and Shopbop is having their fall “Main Event” 3-day sale going on NOW through Friday, October 14th at Midnight PST. I love that Shopbop carries a wide variety of brands and designers, many of which are made in the USA! Be sure to use code “MAINEVENT16” at checkout for your discount! 🙂