First off, I readily admit that I do not possess any semblance of excellent fashion sense. Sometimes I wear stuff that I get laughed at, sometimes I don’t so it’s pretty safe to say that I am no Anna Wintour (lol, the very idea!). Nowadays I just wear T-shirt and jeans — there’s not much to laugh at T-shirt and jeans.
Yet despite me being unfashion-worldly, the one thing I do know and very well at that is this:
NO ONE SHOULD WEAR LEGGINGS, EVAR!!!!
Leggings just so happen to be one of fashion’s worst mistake. It was fine when Jennifer Beals wore it in ‘Flashdance’, because she played a dancer and well, it was the early eighties.
But leggings are definitely not for everyone; in fact when AndrÃƒÂ© Leon Talley or someone of that stature was on Oprah, s/he said, “no one should wear leggings”. So I am not making any of this up (never mind that I can’t remember who said it).
All the Hillary Duffs, Lindsay Lohans, the Hilton sisters of the world can wear leggings for all I care. I don’t see them in real life, so it does not affect my daily business in anyway. Images from entertainment gossip sites can be easily dismissed. Celebrities like that are not real anyway 😉
But it is hard to ignore leggings when it flaunts and bounces itself right in front of your very eyes. Even more so when the perpetrator has no business anywhere near leggings in the first place, let alone short denim skirts (which seems to be the ‘thing’ to go with leggings these days).
Like last week I was in a restaurant and was innocently enjoying a rather scrumptious dinner. Then it rained stones and the locusts came, and a lady strolled in and plonked herself at the table right next to us.
Allow me to wield the power of your imagination the scene I had to endure for the rest of the night, with the following image so beautifully illustrated by my talented and esteemed colleague.
I actually look like that. Do I wear leggings? Hell NO!
And when she bent over…
Sigh. Maybe they should ban leggings instead of iPods on the streets. Public safety is after all at a rather serious stake here, aka for the love of God!!!!!