Well, I wouldn’t have expected it, but my “Tights are not pants” series has proven to be one of the most popular on my blog. With two installments so far, I think it’s time for a third… although it will probably be the last, as one can beat a dead horse only for so long . I wouldn’t have thought it possible to continue, except that this fashion faux pas just keeps generating so much material. Isn’t “faux pas” a great expression? It literally means “false step” in French, the language of origination. And it dovetails well with the premise, taking a false step by forgetting that you’re not wearing pants.
Don’t get me wrong–I think tight leggings or thick tights can be worn on the right body with little else, but there should at least be some coverage of the derriere and crotch by a short skirt, shorts, long shirt, or shawl.
Someone at Buzz Feed created a self-check guide for helping women avoid committing this faux pas. I don’t know when this was created, but it’s a good laugh:
So, without further delay, here are some more brazen contributors to this unflattering style:
Emily Blunt seems to think that close fitting short shorts can make up for it.
Eh, not sure it really works here, Emily.
Sofia Vergara is still at it, her blouse ending just a few inches below her waist.
Yeah, even Tyra Banks does it. These leggings are not only fully exposed above the leg,
they’re the kind that go semi-opaque when you bend over… Look out from behind, Tyra!
Paris Hilton, did you forget to finish getting dressed this morning? A nightie, semi-opaque tights, and heels is all you’re going to wear? You’re showing off more than you realize!
This is Paris Hilton, loading up her SUV with the day’s shopping haul… with mom? So, not only are her leggings well revealed, they become semi-opaque when bending over.
I didn’t forget Kim Kardashian. After all, she’s kind of a centerpiece to this trend. She has a seriously generous behind and apparently loves to flaunt it. She and Lindsay Lohan compete with the number of photos that show exposed leggings. Recently, she created a workout video (probably to deal with her rear proportions), showing her in a get-up that you’d likely see her wearing in the street, at least from the waist down…
If these photos are any indication, this workout video has been long overdue:
All of them could use a tip from this girl, who at least has her booty sufficiently covered:
So… is that it? Well, perhaps just one more. A little bit of a send-off.
But don’t say I didn’t warn you!!