Monday, April 10

Fashion Roadkill of the Day: Vol 49

Lately I've been wonderful to be around. Everybody's been trying to guess what's come over me. Is it because I've stopped taking medication? Started new medication? Or just a new haircut? Why no silly, it's because I've finally made peace with leggings.



Like anyone else I thought they were harbingers of death and destruction to street fashion. Slowly they would work their way into everyone's attire until we would all be transformed into the lycra-bound walking undead. But the more I saw the more I began to understand them. Yes they are ugly and they serve no real purpose and 99.99% of people don't have the ankles for them, but they're part of our history. It's not up to us to selectively decide what to ignore and what to celebrate. If we turn our backs on leggings, we might as well erase from our collective memories the entire catalogue of 80s fashion. Let's just pretend shoulderpads, side ponytails and double t-shirts in pastel colours never existed! Absurd!

I tell you I was making such good progress, I'd even stopped gagging at the sight of lace leggings (see above right)! Then BAM! Out of nowhere, it all came undone by a woman who didn't know the meaning of middle-aged.



Flesh-coloured leggings. A formidable adversary indeed. They lull you into thinking that you're going to be treated to an impromptu show of a stranger's ladybits and then you take a closer look against your better judgment and it turns out to be much much worse. So now I'm back to hating leggings, and not to mention flesh-coloured sleeves too.

Another blog to visit: Chic Alert - If you're sophisticated and chic and have a passion for fashion, health and beauty then the Chic Alert is for you.

7 Comments:

At 4:45 AM, Blogger JaNell said...

Sorry, I like the leggings, if worn with the right outfit.
Those old lady support bandage color ones are just WRONG, though.

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger Chief-Ten-Bears said...

It may be that leggings defer the need to bathe from the waist down for a few days, hence their rise in popularity among stars such as the Olsen twins and Britney Spears. However, they don't look like they bathe from the waist up either.

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger Ms Hairy Legs said...

OMG. Thank you for that Chic Alert link.

 
At 1:45 AM, Blogger Pavlina said...

Like so many other fashion items, leggings look best on little girls.

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous jenny said...

You must admit: one of the blessings of leggings is that they prevent us from having to look at the person's actual bare legs. Particularly in the case of the nude-leggings gal. *Bleh.*...

 
At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm afraid to say this... but I fear that "Flesh colored legging lady" is actually wearing a body suit. That would explain the perfect match of sleaves and leggings.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger cornydog said...

Anonymous has eagle eyes. Indeed, frightful as it is, that there is a flesh(?)-colored bodysuit that the podgy lady's got on. Obviously it had insufficient % of lycra to hold her in. As for the concept of leggings, it only proves that the fashion magazines are able to brain wash women into the most unflattering & pointless of body covering at will & what's worse, repeatedly. Leggins were ugly in the 80s & they are ugly now. The worst part of it is that they will be recycled in another 20 odd years.

 

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