Let’s pretend it isn’t ridiculously cold out. Or maybe the reason it’s not quite leggings weather is that you live in Australia, where it’s hot as Satan’s armpit right now and the thought of fabric clinging to your legs makes you want to break out in hives. Either way, it’s not the time for a thin layer of stretchy fabric to be the only thing separating any part of your gams from Mother Nature. But I can covet these geeky leggings from the safety of my desk. Check all 10 pairs out on The Mary Sue…
“Charlie Chaplin Camel Toe”: hipster band name or brutally honest description of these leggings? Probably both, but for right now let’s focus on these leggings, which I’m pretty sure I’ve seen before in a fever dream I had in 10th grade. So upsetting. [$30, ROMWE]
Let J. Crew’s Pixie put the leggings as pants controversy to rest — leggings CAN be worn as pants when they’re as sleek, thick, slimming and comfy as these. Despite being a J. Crew enthusiast (seriously, I am often dressed like an unpaid and less perfect J. Crew model), I didn’t become aware of the Pixie Pants’ magical powers until recently, when I complimented a number of fashion-y ladies on their leggings looking decidedly inoffensive when worn solo with buttondowns and sweaters. “Oh, these are not your normal leggings,” they each said in some way or another. “They’re Pixie Pants! From J. Crew!” The difference is that these leggings have a zipper in the back and are made from thicker material than the usual stretch jersey. They’re incredibly slimming and warm and are totally opaque. Seriously, these are the chicest leggings you could ever own. It’s only right to wear them as pants. [$88, J. Crew]
I think leggings confuse a lot of people, right? First off, leggings are in that netherworld between pants and tights, but people confuse them for one another all the time. And that’s why I’ve created this handy guide, with a few simple rules for how to best wear leggings. Because you don’t want to look like a leggings loser, okay?
Sometimes an article of clothing comes along that makes me think, I wonder what the founding fathers would think of that. These two-toned star print leggings are one of those garments. For some reason, I feel like Thomas Jefferson would approve. I, however, do not. [$48, Nasty Gal]
Printed pants are hot right now, but these penis leggings take prints to an arousing level. Take a closer look. That’s a d**k print. Suffice it to say, I must own these “Is that a c**k or your legs?” pants even though they cost $150. I will wear them all the time, and wear them proudly. I believe they are what you’d call a conversation piece. [Dlisted]
Jeggings, the love child of jeans and leggings, are a huge point of contention in the fashion world. Some people think they’re the best thing to happen to denim since the advent of the dark wash boot cut. Others find them more offensive than mom jeans, acid wash skinny jeans, and men’s jean shorts combined. Here are 10 arguments for jeggings, and 10 arguments against. Make your own informed decision and share your opinion in the comments! Keep reading »
Patterned leggings are a simple way to seem dressed up without putting a whole heck of a lot more effort into your outfit. If you’re going to go with a crazy patterned bottom, keep the rest of your outfit plain and basic. Or else you’ll look like a clown. Which, you know, might be your thing.
This just in: leggings are a direct threat to our figures. In fact, they may be to blame for making us overweight and out of shape. Easy, breezy, and stylish, YES. Good for our bodies, NO. Physiotherapist, Sammy Margo, warns about the hidden dangers of leggings after the jump. Keep reading »
Look, I know we’re always looking for new pantsventions (that’s pants inventions) to cover the lower halves of our bodies, but really, this is just not right. Thakoon is a bonafide genius when it comes to structured style, but we’ll definitely be skipping these “layered” leggings, which are just a $378 way to look like a total schlub. I guarantee, I can recreate the Thakoon look with a couple of off-the-rack items from my local Kmart, but no one would ever mistake it for high-fashion. But if you’ve got an extra $400 to spare, by all means, have at ‘em. [$378, Shopbop] Keep reading »