Rule of Bum: a girl's guide to wearing leggings
Now that Winter is almost here and the promise of cooler days just a weather report away, leggings are out in full force. Maybe it's the influence of celebs like Lindsay Lohan (consider your role models, ladies!), but I can't help but notice all the seemingly sensible women stepping out of doors wearing leggings in lieu of pants. The number of sightings is truly disturbing. With the legging trend still going strong, I thought it our duty to remind wayward fashionistas how to wear them and, most importantly, how not to wear them.
Let's get one thing straight: leggings, tights, which like fishnets, thigh-highs and Spanx, are another category of hosiery. Hosiery is an undergarment. Self-explanatory, no?
Now having arrived at this critical juncture, I will concede to a few instances in which wearing tights as pants is acceptable: namely if you are a dancer, under the age of 12 or wearing a Halloween costume.
Now that we've cleared that up, let's talk how amazing and versatile leggings are on their own merit. You can wear them with a button-down long shirt belted around the waist and ankle boots. Or with flats and a long blazer. This is a sharp and classy look but still very comfortable. It's safe to proclaim that tops should, in almost all cases, be long enough to cover the buttocks when wearing leggings.