Leggings are arguably one of the most comfortable outfits the world has ever seen, but myths about leggings have somehow prevented some from wearing it. Now, don’t get me wrong. Those things shouldn’t stop you from going out in leggings. In fact, below we have debunked such myths, and hopefully, by the end of the article you are fully convinced that leggings deserve a special spot on your closet. Check them out below!
1. Leggings are not exactly pants
This is perhaps the most mistaken misconception. Still not convinced? You may need to browse the Internet for the definition of pants. According to Merriam-Webster, pants are defined as “an outer garment covering each leg separately and usually extending from the waist to the ankle.” What does this makes leggings then? Good answer, pants.
2. Leggings are not proper for going outside, unless you’re going to the gym
Well, yes, in a sense. Leggings are perfect for going to the gym, but there are plenty of leggings that you can actually wear outside. Take Adidas 3 Stripes Leggings as an example. They’re comfy, fashionable, and won’t cost you more than $35. Rather than struggling with a pair of stiff jeans just to run an errand or grocery shopping, wouldn’t it be much better if you can just jump into a pair of leggings? Basically, yes, you can go outside in leggings; but you need to make sure your leggings are suitable for different occasions. Plus, they’re comfortable, so I don’t see why not?
3. You won’t look sophisticated in leggings
Uhhmm, no. I beg to differ. Have you seen this Captain Crop Tight from Alala, or this High Times Pant by Lululemon? Or perhaps this Spacedye Interlooped High Waisted Capri Legging from Beyond Yoga? You’d be surprised that even leggings can be fashionable. P.S: They’re also all over the runways.
4. You are too exposed when wearing leggings
Actually, there are many different ways you can wear leggings. Surprise, surprise! If you’re not confident with the shape of your derriere, or just your backside in general, you can pair your leggings with a long dress shirt or even a mini dress! But again, if you’re feeling confident in your body; feel free to show it off! And also, if you’re worried about underwear lines, you can swap your panties for thongs, which is just as acceptable.
5. Not everyone can wear leggings
This myth is mostly based on a biased view on body types. Repeat after me, all body types are beautiful. Just because people say a certain body type can’t wear leggings, it doesn’t mean it’s true! There is such a wide range of sizes available, so really, who can stop you from wearing them? The definition of the word flattering can often be misleading, but you can stay true to yourself. Wear what you want to wear, and don’t let anyone stop you.
Those are the five debunked myths about leggings. Again, we can’t emphasize this enough: whatever you choose to wear, wear it confidently!
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