Tuesday, 5 May 2009
I realise the whole leggings thing has been going on for a few years now. In fact, I think the leggings bubble may be about to burst, as they are so ubiquitous, but I've only just recently warmed to them. I'm not a fan of them poking out from under shorts, nor skirts, and I'm rather apprehensive with wearing them as trousers. But recently, I've been looking at girls wearing them as trousers and thinking, yeah, I'm no bigger than her, I could actually do that. As long as my bum is covered. They did it in the 80's, why not now?! Part of my apprehension was down to body insecurities, and part of it was down to not wanting to feel naked/stupid. So, in my quest to actually leave the house wearing leggings as trousers, I wore a long cardigan to cover my bum, a long vest to cover the unsightly elastic waistband, and 2 pairs of leggings, so as not to feel like I was just wearing a pair of footless tights. I didn't go very far in this outfit, and I did feel slightly weird at first, but then I felt ok and came to realise that no-one was pointing/staring at me. All in all, this is a rather comfy, casual outfit for me, so on those days when I don't feel like dressing up, maybe I will tentatively reach for leggings again.