The picture above is the first picture that comes up on Google if you search for, “leggings.” For some reason, in the fashion world there’s currently a battle royale on if they are pants or not and I’d like to tell you that by definition, they are in fact pants.
Pants, noun, a piece of clothing that covers the lower part of the body from the waist to the feet, consisting of two cylinder-shaped parts, one for each leg, that are joined at the top.
Don’t get me wrong, there are people who abuse the system. They live among us. They proudly push their muffin tops and loaf bodies out the door and into the public’s eyes, and that may make many people cringe at the thought of leggings, but there’s another side to the legging world, the backside, if you will, and it’s wonderful.
We’ve all seen young men wear pants around their knees, but they’re still pants (but seriously, pull them up, you look like an idiot), are they not? We’ve all seen the too-tight-for-your-own-good t-shirts, but… it’s still a shirt. So, with leggings, are they really doing anything outside the ordinary? Let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?
#1 I once saw an ass in leggings stop a war. Are you against leggings or pro-war?
#2 Skinny jeans. I mean, who are we kidding? At this point, skinny jeans have taken over the world for guys AND girls, what’s the big difference between the two? I mean, I don’t agree with guys wearing skinny jeans, for any reason, but I’ll fight to the death for their right to wear them!
#3 You’ve seen an ass in leggings that made you want to be a better person, admit it.
#4 Audrey Hepburn. She wore leggings way before you thought you were doing something new and exciting. Are you seriously going to argue with an icon?!?!? Who do you think you are, Kanye West?
#5 Have you ever heard anyone say anything good about sweatpants? Specifically, an ass in sweatpants? Let me answer that for you, no. Sweatpants are made for home, behind closed doors, where no one will judge you, leggings are made for everywhere else.
#6 In 1989 a pair of leggings helped bring down the Berlin Wall… So, you’re arguments against them are no longer valid.
#7 There are ass men and there are breast men. Leggings are the reason ass men wake up in the morning, the reason we, yes we, take the long way to work in the morning, and the reason we get prescription glasses.
#8 Truth be told, I have no idea who the people below are, but the Internet told me that they’re famous, which means, leggings are okay for regular people. I don’t care who you are, that’s science.
#9 I believe that fashion is all about going against the norm and making something exciting, so… when you have groups of upwards of 350,000 on Facebook saying something isn’t okay… you’re probably on the cusp of something amazing.
#10 Most arguments are born from jealousy, am I right? If you think you should wear leggings, it’s probably because you can. This is America, you have the right to wear whatever you want. Hell, in New York, women can go topless. No, seriously… Why shouldn’t you wear some leggings in public?
So, as we’ve discussed here, we’ve found that leggings have stopped wars, took down walls, were cool far before you put them on, and men love them. Don’t listen to the jealous girls who tell you they’re not pants. You keep wearing them leggings and continue turning heads, wherever you go!