Friday, July 9, 2010

Speaking of pants...

Can we please get over the leggings as pants/skinny jeans fad soon? It's gross on anybody but a size 0 model, and I'm sick of seeing too much of people's cellulite and butt. Yes, I said butt.
Honestly though.
I had a math TA who wore "dresses" that were really shirts over leggings and every time she would get up after sitting down, her "dress" had ridden up over her... derrière and we could see in full detail every line of her body, including the ones no one cares to see. Leggings are not pants, and they never will be. Might as well walk around in your panties ladies. (Exceptions are obviously made for dancers, for whom leggings/tights are meant. And when I say dancers I mean ballerinas/jazz/modern. Not ballroom. Leggings plus standard pumps... not ok.)

Skinny jeans may not be quite as revealing, but they are not for everybody.
First of all they shouldn't make skinny jeans above a size 2, period.
Before people start attacking me for perpetuating beauty stereotypes, let me just say this: it has everything to do with what is flattering for which body type, and not whether one body type is "better" than another one. I am comfortable in my skin but I put myself in the shouldn't-be-wearing-skinny-jeans category because I know it's just not good on me. It's important to be aware of what makes you look good... and what doesn't.
The only thing skinny jeans will do for a girl whose thighs happen to be wider than her calves (a.k.a the vast majority of the general population... and by the way that is normal and healthy) is make her thighs look bigger.
Anybody that is even remotely curvy should not be wearing "skinny" anything. Doesn't even the name strike a bell? Curves are great, but skinny jeans do not make them look good--you just end up with a muffin top and splitting seams.

And now, the real reason I'm ranting. The fashion is so stinking pervasive I can't find a decent pair of jeans anywhere! Even the "boot-cut" jeans are straighter than ever before, and that's as wide as they make them. I'm not advocating the return of full-on bell-bottoms, but... down with skinny jeans.

Unless you're a Swedish model or my little sister.

And now, for some good ol' straight jeans: 


  1. I would like to state that 1. I love leggings and skinny jeans. But I do buy thicker jeans... not the spandex ones that are... gross.

    2. Fall= bellbottoms. I am serious. The 70's are coming back in a big way.

  2. ick. spandex jeans.
    And bellbottoms are the love of my teenagehood..

  3. I blog stalked you through facebook. I must completely agree with you about skinny jeans and leggings. Do people really look in the mirror and think "dang, these skinny jeans make my legs look so good!" when they're over a size 2? I know I can't wear them, so I don't. I wish there was a way to tell all girls it's okay NOT to conform to strange societal trends.