Frequently Asked Questions
When is it OK to wear leggings?
Leggings exist for a reason. They are more opaque than tights, and provide wearers of short dresses or long tops a modicum of modesty. A good rule of thumb: If you wouldn't wear transparent tights with that top in public, don't wear leggings with it.
Are yoga pants or workout clothes the same thing as leggings?
No. Certain criteria - including but not limited to fabric thickness, cut, style, and purpose of wear - mean you can wear tight, stretchy pants when exercising without fear or shame.
Can I wear leggings as pajamas? Even in public, such as during overnight travel?
Yes. As long as you are not wearing them during a time when normal people would be wearing pants, you're OK.
Are leggings a universal evil?
No. Leggings are practical and comfortable. But they are not pants, and should not be worn as if they are.
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