Leggings Are Not Pants

***Linking up with MamaKat today: 1.) A trend you can’t stand.


I. hate. leggings as pants. Hate it.

I’m sorry…no one should take part in this trend.

This is how leggings are supposed to be worn.


leggings 1

Even if your ass is as fabulous as this one clearly is (P.S. It’s Olivia Wilde, duh), please don’t wear leggings as pants.

Olivia Wilde seen here out shopping in Venice, CA,

For starters, we can see your ass crack. No one wants to see your ass crack while waiting in line at Target or walking behind you at the mall. I promise you. NO ONE.

not pants 2

Secondly, even with a great ass, these are incredibly unflattering. They offer no support whatsoever. How many people do you know who have no cellulite or cottage cheese bumps? That’s right, only my daughter Olivia. Therefore, no one, I repeat, no one, should wear these as pants.

wheres pants

Also, don’t tuck them into brown Ugg boots. Dear God in Heaven this just makes it look worse. And if you are even the slightest bit on the curvy side, you are not doing yourself any favors. Put down the leggings, walk yourself over to The Buckle and spend some time with the cute girls working there as you get a fabulous pair of jeans. They have pockets, they are supportive and they make your ass look stellar.


If you’re still not sure if what you are about to put on are leggings or pants, here’s a chart that may help you:


But please oh please remember: LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS!

tights are not pants

What’s a trend you can’t stand?


22 responses to “Leggings Are Not Pants

  1. Hahaha! THIS cracked me up. I’m in total agreement. Even the most fabulous rear looks atrocious in leggings. I don’t know much about fashion, but I think if you wear leggings, the ass must be covered by a long-ish top. I saw a woman walking today wearing cable knit stockings and a short top. Wha…??? Those are TIGHTS!!! Thank you for this. I am sharing your post in hopes of bringing awareness to certain offenders. 🙂

  2. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I do wear leggings but I wear them as shown in your first set of pictures. I cannot stand seeing them worn as pants. It is horrible. Even if the person weighs 100 lbs and has the smallest butt ever, still horrible.

    I also feel like the legging trend has really taken on a life of it’s own and needs to stop. Jeggings??? Cord leggings??

    And don’t get me started on Uggs.

  3. So true, Your pictures are proof that not even fab bodies don’t belong in leggings. Love the chart.

  4. I love this! I am reposting this on my wall! I have been trying to tell my oldest this for 2 years. She has to wear something long with them. She usually listens. So gross no matter how good you look!

  5. omg! i love this! I have said the “tights are not pants!” thing for a while. I’m all for a comfy pair of leggings and a sweatshirt AT HOME, but I don’t have it in me to wear them out and about…never mind without a shirt that would be covering my ass, etc.

  6. BwaHaHaa! I could not agree more. I have a pair of leggings but I’m a little bit afraid to wear them since I can’t seem to find a sweater that comes down to my knees!

  7. So true! I don’t understand this trend. I have definitely seen my fair share of women that should NOT be wearing leggings as pants.

  8. Lol Tiffany! I love the humor and truth in this piece.

  9. This post should be made into a PSA. You know, a la NBC’s “The More You Know” with the catchy chime. Yes. Immediately.

  10. I just laughed until I cried.

  11. So true! I have to admit that I do wear my leggings as pants, but only with a LOOOOONG shirt of some sort over them….and I make sure to get solid dark colors in a size big enough that they don’t stretch out so much you can see through them.

    Having said that……NEVER would I wear them with a shirt short enough that you could see anything in the crotch or backside regions.

    I was about to ask if you were from Huntsville because I was in Target the other day and saw a woman with her leggings, or maybe even yoga pants that were so see-through you could tell she was wearing a thong. I felt embarrassed for her. That’s why whenever I wear anything knit at all, I cover up my lower body.

  12. BAHAHAHAAHAHAA!I almost peed my pants reading this. Pants. Not leggings. (I hate them too.)

  13. LOL, the hate leggings for pants is one of mine too–and I even used one of the same pics!

  14. so so so true! I love wearing leggings with a long sweater dress- one that covers the hiney. But my goodness I can’t stand seeing butt cracks every where I go..or underwear because the leggings are too thin…

    great post!

  15. Oh my gosh, THANK YOU!!!! Love the flow chart, hilarious!

  16. Hahaha! Flow chart = awesome! Some of those aren’t even leggings. They’re panty hose! Yikes, now I sound like my grandma. But seriously… put on some pants!

  17. I can’t stand skinny jeans. I think they look good on 2% of the population. I think it will be a trend we will look back on and think it looks so silly. I know I am part of a small population that hates them. But, I just do.

  18. ladies – wear a classic long dress – you’ll look better, and be more feminine … otherwise you get this leggings garbage

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  20. Girls with nice asses should be allowed to wear them as pants, others no

  21. Sorry but you’re all wrong. Thank god for Lycra! Leggings are the greatest!

  22. You couldn’t be more wrong. Men (of all ages) love this look on a fit or pretty woman with a big butt. ESPECIALLY with UGG boots. Ugly libtard girls usually hate. You probably have short Peter pan hair and voted for Hillary.

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