Leggings as Pants (They’re Not As Bad As You Think)

It’s time to continue the blog brigade with a look at something I should have blogged about a long time ago: wearing leggings as pants. So I’ll give you the world’s viewpoint in the handy form of a meme.



Well if Gandalf feels that way, so do I, right? Well…

Not so much. I don’t have a problem with girls wearing leggings in place of pants if done… um…
… erm… classically?

If done with class. There we go.

And it’s not because I like looking at girl’s butts, because to be quite honest with you, I just don’t get the male fascination with the female butt. Sorry, just doesn’t appeal to me.

In fact, I’m about to go over one rule about wearing leggings that will help you make sure to cover up your butt.

Rule 1. Cover up your butt.


This is unacceptable. This is obscene. This actually doesn’t even belong on my blog. Oh well. 

If you’re going to wear leggings, wear an extra long shirt or wear a skirt. Make sure to covers your butt and your thighs. Nobody wants to see that except for perverted guys. And I’m actually pretty sure you don’t want them to see that. 

But everybody acts like wearing leggings as pants is so unacceptable. I’d like to refute that statement by mentioning some things that are considered perfectly acceptable. 


The bikini: acceptable since 1962.

mini skirt

The miniskirt: acceptable since 1965


The modern cheerleader outfit: acceptable since about 1980.

And yet everyone chooses to get mad at this:

[PHOTO CREDIT: It’s from a blog called Rasperry Jam, which I totally don’t know anything about. But I’m giving credit for the picture and linking to the blog post. ]
I don’t know, it just seems a little off to get your, umm, leggings in a wad where there are much bigger things to fight about. I mean, yeah, if I had it my way we’d all (girls and guys) wear completely modest outfits that don’t reveal much of anything. But we don’t, and I’m just going to have to deal with it. And you’re just going to have to deal with the influx of legging wearing girls. Because it’s obviously here to stay.

Have a happy snow day, by the way. It might be a little chilly to troop outside in just your leggings. 

[Thanks Carter Singleton for the suggestion.]

about the author



Matthew Estes

Matthew Estes currently exists in the ether between graudate student and full-time worker. One day he hopes to be a full-time novelist and blogger, but until that day comes he spends his time playing video games, eating pizza, and being with his soon-to-be wife. However, he has yet to do all three at the same time. Bucket list stuff, you know.