(Closed) Can someone please explain leggings to me? (Seriously)

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Post # 16
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Leggings are about a thousand times more comfy than jeans, which is why I think they’re such a ‘thing’ now days… Personally I own about like 4-5 pairs of black leggings that I wear almost every day, just paired with different tops. IMO black leggings can go with just about anything and there’s so much comfort + cuteness factor. And nobody notices if you wear black bottoms all the time anyhow! My advice: just look up legging outfits, and you’ll find what works for your comfort and style, it’s really not complicated 

Post # 17
1183 posts
Bumble bee

I love leggings! I wear my gym ones (but not my bright prints) with casual clothes. I wear my normal black ones with tunics, skirts, blouses and dresses. 

So much comfier than jeans. 

Couple of rules to me:

1. No camel toe on show (except in the gym coz nobody cares when you work out)

2. Need to fit properly

3. Should be reasonable thickness. Eg no stretched so your pants can be seen


Post # 18
1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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BostonStacy :  I have a pair of cotton leggings that I can wear as everyday wear, unlike my exercise Lycra type ones – because Fiance pointed out that when I bend over in my sport leggings, they are EXTREMELY see through to the point that a bystander could describe the colour and style of my underwear. Wish I’d known that before I bought two pairs (and they’re black so wtf is going on here).

They are too casual for my workplace, but I’ll match them with a hoodie for casual weekend wear.


Post # 19
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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BostonStacy :  I have cotton leggings which I usually wear under dresses that I think are a bit too short. I have long legs so a pair of knee length leggings really class up an outfit in the summer lol 🙂

Mine are NOT see through and I do not wear them instead of trousers. To me, they’re just shorter tights (er, pantyhose in the US maybe?) 

Here is an old picture of me wearing leggings with a short dress:

Post # 20
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Nice leggings, with a tunic length top/dress/long cardi, yes-everyday outfit (though casual).

Cheap leggings as trousers; please make this trend stop! I don’t need to see what pattern underwear you have on. (Yes, this is also an everyday occurence that I see).

Post # 21
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Athleticwear with ‘normal’ clothes is quite weird. I haven’t seen it much round here (in the UK). When I first visited America YEARS ago (10+) I was fascinated to see everyone walking round cities in suits/smart skirts and bright white trainers (sneakers)- found it hilarious. I think the US has always been more into casual-casualwear than Europe.

I wear black leggings with longer tops and shirts  A LOT. They are really comfortable. I also sleep in them if I’m cold as I hate wide leg pyjama trousers. For the gym I have loads of proper sportswear leggings (mainly 3/4 or shorter length) and I’d NEVER wear them with anything other than a gym top and trainers.

To add another discussion point- although comfortable and generally a great invention, leggings are actually the work of the devil as you can put on about a stone and a half (20lbs) and still fit into them perfectly. VERY dangerous!!! 😉  My top diet tip (which I don’t abide by but never mind..) is always to put your jeans on once a week even in hot weather so your weight doesn’t coast up without you realising!


Post # 22
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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BostonStacy :  The rule is “Leggings are not pants”… as some PP mentioned you want to be sure you wear the correct longer length shirts/sweaters or a dress with leggings. Some PP have given some photos of how to wear them correctly. However, the photo with the leotard… no. It is VERY improtant to do a mirror check before leaving the house – bend infront of a mirror and be sure your leggings do not become see through and that your shirt/sweater does not show your rump.

Here are examples of why leggings are not pants.


Post # 23
510 posts
Busy bee

I wear leggings often; i prefer them to jeans. I think they look great with a pair of boots. I also love the patterned ones. You can see people wear leggings all over East London. I think they are very trendy if worn correctly. I tend to wear leggings in this style of fashion: (I always wear leggings with a hat) 



Post # 24
1573 posts
Bumble bee

I have enough loose skin to cover an army of people.  And, I have nearly zero wardrobe outside of work clothes.  

On the weekend, you find me in stretchy spandex leggings in dark colors and long tunic type blouses that hit mid thigh.  If I didn’t have elephant skin legs, I could wear the tunics as dresses, but I don’t and this is my way of feeling normalish.

Post # 25
2133 posts
Buzzing bee

I own several pairs of these in black. They could be classified as leggings instead of jeggings because they’re knit. So, so comfortable and wash well. I just bought several Pink Republic leggings from Kohl’s this weekend with sweaters…I can’t wait for Fall! 

Supposedly these are similar to LuLaRoe and a lot cheaper…thinking of trying a pair:

Post # 26
9799 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wear leggings as pants because they’re awesome.  But I don’t like the workout ones, I like cotton because they’re more comfortable.  My favorite are the hue wide waistband ones.  I have some awesome maternity ones but I consider those a little too sheer (even though they are nothing compared to the photos above) but I only wear those around the house.  The hue ones are thick enough, you cannot see through them. And they’re pretty cheap too (like ~$35 I think). Also, make sure you buy them in the right size so they’re not super tight (see pictures above). I think they’re fine to go as pants as long as you can’t see through them and they don’t show the uh inappropriate parts.

Post # 27
10541 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

There are regular every day leggings which are a different sort of fabric than work out leggings (at least mine are) my everyday leggings tend to be thinner than my spandex leggings which means when you bend over you can see the full moon. That’s because you’re supposed to wear longer shirts over your fashion leggings.

Post # 29
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

A brand at Nordstrom’s, called Zella, makes “Live In Leggings” and they are an absolute DREAM. Ladies, do yourselves a favor and buy at least one pair. You will literally live in them if you experience winter every year (although I even wore them when I lived in California). They are thick but still breathable, matte and not at all see through, and literally the comfiest pair of leggings I’ve owned (and I’ve owned a lot of leggings in my lifetime).

Post # 30
1304 posts
Bumble bee

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wineenthusiast :  +100 another Zella lover here! And they are on sale right now. They are seriously amazing and not at all see thru. The perfect weight with just the right amount of compression.


I’m with the PP that posted about nude colered leggings…it’s not a good look on anyone. 

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