I hate to bring this up. But I've noticed that the line between leggings and pants is becoming blurry. I mean YES: college-age girls have been strutting around in their leggings and Uggs and not much else for years. But I'm starting to see…uh, others (*cough* me *cough*) blurring the line between leggings and pants.
My bum, you guys. Is right there. Is this OK? IDK.
I have a sliver of black sweater juuust barely covering the bum but I think…I think I'm OK with it. It's the faux-leather, Mamas!. I tend to play loosey-goosey with leggings-as-pants when wearing faux-leather leggings. They are a little bit thicker than regular leggings?
Ok – I'm fooling myself. They are NOT. They just look, uh, more substantial. Or something.
But IN MY DEFENSE (Do I need a defense?) – I walked into J.Crew the other day and EVERY SINGLE ONE of the salesgirls were wearing these pants:
J.Crew Pixie Pant, $88
"OMG so comfortable!!" one said. "OMG I wear them EVERY DAY" said another. "Buy a size smaller – they'll stretch out perfectly and form to your curves!" said the third.
But that was the day I was (inexplicably) shopping with Pax. Which, as you can imagine, is less shopping and more justpleasequickreturnthisNOWI'msorryinadvanceforthedamagetoyourstackofsweaters. This was obvsiously NOT my day to be trying anything on.
But I'm intrigued, you know? While the overall fit (regardless of the back zip) is mostly legging, the fabric of the Pixie Pant is made from a much thicker material than the traditional legging. Which…makes them pants? Yes?
Curious if anyone else had observed this leggings-as-pants thing, I called Cam. But I tricked her. Not wanting to influence her in any way, I just (sneakily) asked if she would, pretty please, send over a pic of her latest, most-worn leggings outfit. Here's what Cam sent (this was back in December, hence the greenery):
BAM. LEGGINGS AS PANTS. I can see a hint of side-bum.
But now I can't tell. That sweater is the most perfectly ambiguous length for- WAIT A MINUTE! CAM! Is that sweater from ASOS? Like…this one, specifically? Because I also bought it but had to return the darn thing because it hung TO MY KNEES. MY KNEES, CAM!
Great. Now we can all picture me standing next to Cam, with the top of my head coming up to her shoulder. Like some faux-leather legginged little elf. Sigh.
Soooo…leggings as pants? Yes? No? A gray area, or have I totally lost my mind?