Leggings: A Growing Epidemic

Posted: September 26, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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I remember back in the day when the trend of leggings blossomed. Not gonna lie, I hopped and stayed on the bandwagon just like everybody else for some time. It was kind of hard not to.  They were comfortable, easy, trendy and my boyfriend at the time was borderline obsessively into them. Now, six years later, I can truly say with genuine hatred, fuck you Lindsay Lohan.

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have been stuck walking behind girls with cellulite-hugging leggings. But, what’s worse is when they think it’s okay to wear them as a replacement for pants. I’m talking about a short top with zero coverage of the ass and that inevitable legging camel toe front and center.  In…your…face. Ugh.

The other day, while walking to class, I was forced to stare at a girl who was not only sporting this trend, but chose to wear clearly visible colorful printed underwear underneath. “How?” “What?” and “Why, Why, Why?!” are just some of the various thoughts that came to my mind.

Fun fact: leggings are not for everybody. They are like the saran wrap of clothing, hugging any and every curve you possess from the waist down.  Wearing leggings as pants is for about .02 percent of the population, it is more than likely you are not in that percentile, so please just don’t.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a special place in my heart for this overly done trend.  I’ll even approve of a jegging here and there. But they should be only be worn when you’re working out, lounging at home or wearing them with a longer top or tunic. Basically, ANYTHING that covers your ass.

So, as the temperature begins to drop and the leggings come out, do us unsuspecting students who are caught walking behind you a favor and adhere to the rules. And if you choose not to, at least do us the decency to not wear bright printed panties. Like, come on.

-Taylor Bryant

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