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Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Fashion PSA!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS!
If you read my "Forty-licious" post, you know how I feel about leggings. 
THEY.ARE.NOT.PANTS.
After a heated debate in the "moffice" today, let me clarify my stance.
You may wear leggings under a long shirt. It doesn't matter if the leggings are under a big t-shirt while you snarf cake workout or if they are under a big sweater while you romp through a pumpkin patch. What matters is the shirt. It must be long enough to cover your down there business fanny.





Leggings done right





Leggings done so very wrong



After much debate this morning, I had to pull out the big guns. My arguments were falling on deaf ears. I apologize for what you are about to see.
Sometimes, life lessons are hard to look at.
I'm here to help, ladies. I'm a giver like that.
Brace yourself for the cold, hard truth about leggings.


Friends don't let friends wear leggings…as pants.

*All images found during my "research" were found on Pinterest.

85 comments:

  1. holy cameltoe.

    i am with you. tights are most def not leggings. and leggings are NOT pants.

    and now i must try to erase this image from my cerebellum.

    :)
    HA!

    michele

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    1. Acceptance is the first step, Michele. When I first saw this image, I let out such a bark of laughter that I frightened my dog!

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    2. I'm laughing out loud! But well shaved!

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  2. My motto is, "if you wouldn't wear it without leggings, don't wear it with leggings and call it a dress/outfit." Also known as, "leggings aren't an alternative to bottoms unless you want to wear 2 pair of underwear."

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    1. Good to have a motto in your head to fall back on. Keep that sh** in check, ladies.
      Thanks, Erin!

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  3. I laughed so hard I peed my leggings, er I mean pants.

    OMG Ker - you absolutely crack me up.

    BWUAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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    1. Michele- don't make me slap you! You better not be rockin' the leggings without appropriate coverage!

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  4. I can't believe you posted a photo of my crotch without my permission like that.

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    1. Oh, Bearded One! I know that I can count on you as camel toe expert!

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  5. Too bad I can't unring that bell! Eek! People around here are pretty reasonable about their leggings-related fashion choices. However, my sister used to live in Bloomington, IN, which is the land of not-long shirts over leggings or tights. My sister would literally have her {college} students come to class wearing tights and a shirt that stopped at the waist. Blech!

    It's hard to look at, but you are doing the world some real good with this post!

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    1. Change is hard, Sandra. College students seem to be the worst offenders! WHYYYYYYY?

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    2. Actually, I don't think those really heavy women at Walmart on Saturday afternoons go to college. I should have taken a picture of the camel toe / overhanging muffin top legging fiasco I spotted today. But I was afraid I'd get the crap beat out of me (especially after my 4 y/o said, "mommy, she's jiggly like jello." I decided to get my sun visor someplace else and left the store to avoid an interview from a Jerry Springer casting agent. There's not enough mental bleach to get the image out of my head. Let's just say, you're pic is the G rating by comparison.

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  6. My eyes!!! Thank you for pushing me over the edge in purchasing my first pair of leggings!

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    1. Sorry about your cornea! Feel free to buy leggings...AND a big ole shirt!
      Thanks, Fritter!

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    1. Sorry, Alison. Can't un-ring a bell.
      How is your sweet, new baby???

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    2. "Can I unsee that?"

      Yes. THAT!!!!

      (And thank you for the PSA. I was just thinking that leggings are, indeed, not pants today when I saw high school girls wearing them AS PANTS. Nooooooooo!)

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    3. Sorry, JD. You can't un-ring that bell!

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  8. Go to your local Wal Mart.
    This fashion disaster is happening there.
    Every. Single. Day. :)

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    1. Maybe I should grab my camera and do a Walmart intervention? Women need our help, Kari.

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    2. Go to peopleofwalmart.com and you can see the fashion disaster that they call Walmart. Always good for entertainment on a bleak day.

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  9. You crack me up!! You are 100% right though!!

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  10. Yes, with tall boots, maybe!

    Have you read the manifesto? I love it ;)
    http://tightsarenotpants.com/manifesto

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    1. There is a manifesto???? On my happy way, now!
      Love me some tall boots with leggings!
      Thanks, Lady!

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  11. OMGosh that's hilarious! Great rules to live by....I totally agree.

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    1. Friends don't let friends show camel toe, Sherri.

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    1. That's right! Help end this problem...one camel toe at a time.

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  13. Thank you for making me spew coffee out my nose! A great way to start the morning! :)

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    1. Sorry about that. Nothing like a full frontal to start your morning.

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  14. Sometimes I really need an "unsee" button. This one proves your point from behind... http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/52711/skin-tight/

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    1. KERRYE!!! Oh.My.Awful! Thank you for sharing that eye candy!

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  16. HAHAHA - gorgeous. Gotta say the "when leggins are good" shot is hot stuff! You'd look good in that outfit.

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    1. You so good to me! I'm going to fire this look up today!

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  17. Thank you Kerry for speaking out on a disturbing fashion flub. Unfortunately, those who need this advice never see it or think it applies to them. But it's fun to make fun of them! Now please pull your cameltoe out. It makes us hurl! =O)

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    1. Someone needed to speak this truth...I'm a giver like that.
      Sorry to offend your cornea- LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY!

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  18. That's on helluva camel toe right there!!! Lol!
    You know that kids book "Moosletoe"? Yep that comes to mind.
    As usual, thanks for the laugh!

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    1. I giggle every time I read that book! We are sick, sick women!
      Have a great weekend, Katie!

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  19. LMAO!!!

    I love the comfort of leggings, but feel like my shirt should almost reach my knees if I'm going to wear leggings.

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    1. Shirt to the knees is good! See? We are all making the world a better place!
      Thanks, Shell!

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  20. Oh yeah, that is definitely a poignant message. Yikes.

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    1. Poignant, indeed! Thanks for sharing the love on FB, Terry!

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  21. THis reminds me, I totally need to go blow the dust of of my vaggazler so that my camel toe can be extra sparkly and fancy. Seriously though, can I borrow your vaggazler? Seriously, seriously though, this post made me laugh-cry.

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    1. I love the laugh-cry! My sisters and I get into silent fits of the "laugh-cry!"
      "Vaggazler" might just be my favorite new word!

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  22. Oh Hello Yellow Va-jay-jay lips... I CAN SEE YOU!!!! This post is Awesome..and yes- I SO Agree.. it really is that simple "friends don't let friends wear leggings" Well said Kerry- Play on Playa!

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    1. I AM A PLAYA! I can't believe that you just confirmed what I've known all along. I told my 11 yr old before his first middle school dance "I'm a playa, yo'!" He rolled and rolled with laughter...

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  23. I SO agree about the leggings issue! Hey, I read your great "Forty-licious" post and just loved it. I have given up holiday sweaters (I learned these were "not cool" from "What Not to Wear") but I learned from your post that theme/holiday socks are bad too. What if they are mostly covered up with pants? Are people talking behind my back at Wal-Mart when I wear them there?

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    1. Miss Kitty, say it ain't so! YOU wore holiday sweaters? You are way too classy to degrade yourself like that! Although, holiday sweaters are a step above the full frontal leggings.

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  24. THANK YOU!!! I found my way here through "The Great Bearded One", and I could not agree more. I would never put on leggings in the first place because I'm not really that into showing my recently developed cellulite to the world. However, if you are one of those that CAN pull it off - please cover your business. If I WANT to see your cameltoe, I PROMISE that I will ask you. I'm rude like that. . .

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    1. Hi, Jen! Where you find camel toe, you will find The Great Bearded One!" I stumbled into her area of expertise with this post.
      Camel toe is never ok- pass it on.

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  25. HIlarious. From the postcard to the photo. Hoping hoping HOPING that the baggy leggings I bought are as baggy in all situations as I imagine they are...#having serious second thoughts

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    1. Thanks, Anne! Baggy is good- unless your crack is showing!

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  26. PSA's are so important. A visual FACT that keeps on giving w/ that picture of the yellow leggings. You have woken me up. There are a few (pre prego) "pants" I have that I still pull out and I am proud they still zip up. TIGHT from the FRONT and BACK! camel toe ass? YIKES!

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    1. My pre preggo pants taunted me for years- I finally threw them out!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  27. ROFL!!!! Somewhere out there is someone (and their uncovered business) who is crying out for help...and you have rescued them my friend. Thank you from the rest of us! :-)
    Vanessa

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    1. Oh, Vanessa. I am a giver and a uniter. Thank you for joining the leggings revolution.
      Also, thanks for popping by- I didn't think this appropriate for your par-taay!

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  28. Oh my I just lost my lunch!!! So glad I DON'T wear leggings!But my 13 year old who is as thin as a rail does LOL!
    xx
    Anne

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  29. I need eye bleach, thanks.

    I think of leggings as footless hose. Since no one I know under the age of 50 wears hose anymore...leggings to me...are practically undergarments! I have ONE outfit I wear with leggings. The dress is just short enough my spanx show...so I need the leggings. :P

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    1. I am almost 6 ft tall so I often need to wear leggings UNDER a dress.
      Thanks, Micki!

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  30. Thank you thank you thank you for posting this about the (what we call in our house hold) "yoga pants" craze. I see chicks wearing these things ALL THE TIME with tiny little shirts. It's like watchin' two pigs wrestling under a blanket...and that is not a good thing!!! Cover up ladies!!

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    1. Bwahahahaha! Love that image!
      Thanks, Erin!

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  31. Oh my goodness this cracks me up! Thanks for giving me a chuckle to start my day. I wrote about you today in a post about my favorite blogs. I’d love it if you popped by to check it out. It was such a pleasure to feature your awesome self!

    Warmly, Michelle

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    1. You are the kindest blogger on the planet! Thank you so much, Michelle!

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    1. Sorry, Simone! Rinse eyes with bleach asap.
      Thanks for popping by!

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  33. I just asked my husband if there is a surgery that could cure that... it's called the "SMOOTHIE". Side effects include loss of the ability to urinate and have a normal sex life.

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    1. I'll never enjoy a smoothie the same way, again!

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  34. This is hilarious! So funny. Needed a good laugh to start the day!
    Visiting from Finding The Funny. :0)

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    1. I'm happy to kickstart your day for you! Thanks for popping by, Michelle!

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    1. Well...that is one way of putting it.
      Thanks for popping by!

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  36. Ouch. Not a good look. Hysterical post.

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    1. "Ouch" is right! Ouch in my cornea!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  37. That is the best anti-legging argument I have heard to date!! Scary, harsh and so very accurate! (came from FFF)

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  38. NOw, come on, you were a teacher, you KNOW that is not a new sight for your bright eyes. LEggings have come, gone and come back again in my 17 years behind the teacher mask and yet, many a girl has worn them whether they were in style or not. And whether they were leggings or tights. And whether they showed every facet of the human anatomy or just the jiggling booty. And I've tolerated all of it. Even when the mothers have come in sporting the latest hootchie showing trend.

    I just never saw it technicolor before.

    I have to go find some sharp objects and remove my eyeballs.

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  40. Dear sweet baby Jesus on a pop-tart WHY?? For the love of all that is holy, WHY????

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    1. I'm sorry you had to see that, Teri. Life lessons are hard.

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