Leggings Are Not Pants …

… and in case I wasn’t clear; leggings are not pants. No, they are not. Not pants. No pantalones. If you think they are, you might be an attention whore.


Also, a shirt dress is not a dress. It has the word “shirt” in it which means it’s not a real dress. Allow me reiterate for the sake of clarity.

Shirt Dress ≠ Dress.

This is commonly referred to as being out in public half naked. And yes, you still might be an attention whore.

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  • Dr. Eric

    Ummm, I think you need a sticker over the first picture, those “not pants” are a bit too revealing.

    • Rosie Saddleshoes

      The first picture is a good example of how not to wear legging as pants.

  • TheodoreSeeber

    agreed on all counts. Now could somebody please explain to me why a woman in jeans or dress pants is supposedly sexier than a woman in a thigh length skirt? To the point of pants not being allowed in Church?

    • inara

      because even a ridiculously short skirt does not show the outline of your patootie

      • TheodoreSeeber

        Who cares about OUTLINES? When I was more tempted to Lust than I am now, what was sexy was potential *access*. A skirt gives that. Pants don’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neal.l.meyer Neal Meyer
    • Tim in Cleveland

      Nicely done, my friend… unless you misspelled “seems” by accident… then I take it back.

  • mary martha

    Also important information for the world… tights are not leggings.

  • Kim

    I know you’re not talking to me because I noticed you didn’t use the word “jeggings”. In the case that you were talking to me – that’s Mrs. Attention Whore to you!

  • Bob Wirth

    In that first picture, the … uh … lower garment … leaves little to the imagination. The “Old Adam” in me likes it, the Christian in me does not.
    Young woman, puh-leeze! put something on so you look like a lady!

    • Tim in Cleveland

      I know what you’re talking about. I can’t stand Uggs either.

  • Tim in Cleveland

    What?! Don’t you want to see the contours of my junk?

  • L.

    Hmmm, I see nothing wrong with the middle photo, wearing a mini dress/short shorts with tights — In fact, I allowed my own daughter to wear a very short dress to her Confirmation, and I thought she looked cute.
    But I would certainly point it out to her if she had a “camel toe” like that woman in the first photo. Still, I don’t mind when other people dress like this. As long as fabric covers all of their butts & other private parts, I don’t even notice.
    As for myself, even though I am no lady, I choose not to dress immodestly. Which just goes to prove, you can’t judge a book by its cover!

    • Matthew James Ferrantino

      the real difficulty with clothing rules, is that to call attention to someone as ‘dressing like a whore’, is to admit that you think their clothing style ‘looks sexy’…..when, actually….sexiness is a matter of relativism, really. :/

      A darned INCONVENIENT, but no less true, realty. :P If people could simply decide that something was unsexy, then that appearance would be considered modest. Surprisingly, in some cultures full frontal nudity is not considered sexual.

      In theory, the only thing actually stopping us from becoming nudists might be the weather. I’ve heard strange things about nudists. Although I’m skeptical about it, IF the reports are true, then it is the answer, because they claim that people don’t think sexual thoughts about someone *just* for being *naked*.

      Still, sounds too good to be true, probably is.

  • Sarah

    But shirtwaist dresses are very lovely and should not be confused with the shirt dress you posted.

  • Christine Dalessio

    Thank you for that! I really,really needed to laugh that hard today :)

  • Meredith

    For some reason, leggings-as-pants tucked into Uggs was the uniform of the undergrad girls at the university I taught at. Oh, and blond hair in a ponytail, and copious self-tanner. It may have been a sorority thing. I always wanted to offer a workshop on Looking Different from Each Other.

    But I do love me some leggings with a tunic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/micki.dellaira Micki Dell’Aira

    I think those things are supposed to be worn TOGETHER…as in leggings and tunic.

  • terry nelsn

    I think it’s cute.

  • KM777

    Question, would you feel comfortable seeing Jesus in this outfit?

  • Lydia McGrew

    I think something weird goes on over time where we start out with things like that at the knee length and then they gradually get shorter. For example, T-shirt dresses or shift-style dresses used to exist about, say, ten years ago that were a little odd but much more modest than these. By my recollection they were uber-simple and fell to just above knee length. But gradually the hems have risen to this ridiculous point. Right now, Lands End has some extremely cute sweater dresses for little girls that are a lot more modest than anything in these pictures–I’d put them maybe at two inches above the knee, max. They look wearable with tights, though I myself wouldn’t buy them for a girl. She would grow out of them almost instantly, plus she would find it difficult not to “show it all” when doing simple things like getting in and out of a car or sitting comfortably.

    It now occurs to me that those kinds of sweater dresses may be a gateway drug for the super-short shirt dresses in these pictures. If a girl gets used to wearing something almost too short all the time with tights or leggings which allegedly “make it all all right,” in a few years she will find it natural to make the transition to something much shorter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003366527204 Steve Robinson

    I got severely disciplined/reprimanded for having my newspaper photographer take pictures of less revealing stuff women were wearing on my “Christian college” campus that violated the dress code and publishing them in the newspaper in 1974. My how times have changed.