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Kupari45 Mon 12-Aug-19 16:35:55

AIBU to think that overweight ladies look absurd in leggings and short T shirts?
Just come home after shopping in local town. While waiting for the bus I couldnt help but notice how many ladies wear tight leggings and tight t shirts - some almost look naked- in fact one had pale pink leggings on and looked obscene.
Before some of you shoot me down in flames I will admit to being size 16- but I wear clothes that fit me.!
Apart from looking a mess - surely on a hot day tight polyester isnt very comfortable.
I thought leggings were supposed to be worn under "Tunic Tops"- but apparently not.
This is just an observation- but would be interested in your opinions.

Missiseff Tue 13-Aug-19 14:14:56

I have never, and will never, wear leggings!

Tillybelle Tue 13-Aug-19 14:20:04

Mistymorningstar. I agree about tattoos. I can't understand why they have become such a popular craze. they make people look as if they haven't washed! There are some attractive ones, but they are few and far between!

Tillybelle Tue 13-Aug-19 14:22:56

Missiseff. Jeggings maybe? Straight trousers with stretch in them? Footless thick tights?.....
I wear each or any of these or leggings throughout the Winter under dresses, skirts, long shirts, long jumpers, tunics... They are so comfortable and look so tidy.

Hithere Tue 13-Aug-19 14:24:49

"I can’t believe this posting !!! I have always said that women are their own worst enemies - how condescending to comment on the physical appearance of another woman - we need to support rather than attack - there’s enough of that in our patriarchal society"

I agree!

How does her choice of wardrobe impact you? Flash news, it doesn't!so why do you care so much?

If you do not like it, just don't look.

I bet there is someone else that doesn't like something you do.

I am sure that even with the "proper body/age" and a short t-shirt, the person can be accused of not being modestly dressed.

Personal freedom to be yourself is such a beautiful thing

Tillybelle Tue 13-Aug-19 14:38:56

oodles you have reminded me; yesterday I popped into the Coop for milk to find two men crouched on the floor by the fridge. One had the most revealing Builder's bum I have seen. I had to almost lean over him to open the fridge. He was very nice and we had a joke but all the time I couldn't stop thinking that I was talking to a man with his bum flashing up at me as he crouched on the floor!

TrazzerMc Tue 13-Aug-19 14:42:20

I think the rule should be leggings instead of trousers or jeans not tights ! And then only with a long tunic top or a shorter than usual dress but bum definitely covered ! I personally love them and even found some fur lined ones last year that I wore with boots and knitted dresses ....so cosy 👍

Tillybelle Tue 13-Aug-19 14:47:53

Hithere
You are right.
I took this as a starter for a conversation regarding embarrassing clothes or being embarrassed by the dress of another and whether we wore leggings.

I did say that we should leave the younger women alone. They have enough to cope with in today's world without us judging their choice of clothes, especially if they are big or overweight and especially when so many struggle to raise children on a very tight budget.

You are right imho to point out that women do not need censure but support especially from the older members of the population.

Stella14 Tue 13-Aug-19 14:53:40

I agree with GagaJo, women criticising other women’s appearance is never a ‘good look’. Judgemental is not an attractive quality! Less attractive than being badly dressed?

M0nica Tue 13-Aug-19 15:26:40

Less attractive than being badly dressed?, er isn't this doing just what you have condemned Stella14?

Making a judgment that some people are badly dressed.

To be unjudgmental is to take every choice of outfits on every person and make no decision at all as to whether the outfit is part of a well dressed, dressed or badly dressed ensemble.

GagaJo Tue 13-Aug-19 15:57:38

Condescending much Crazygran? 'Some larger people manage to look great'????

100% Hithere. Personal freedom. No one else's business.

MOnica, absolutely. Make no decision about the dress sense of others. None of our business.

For those that ARE judgemental, I hope your sartorial sense is that of either the Queen or a fashionista. Judge not lest ye be judged.

M0nica Tue 13-Aug-19 16:14:56

Do you bundle judgements on clothes into a separate section of your brain or do you not make judgements on anything other people do? food, jobs, behaviour, etc? How do you make your own personal choices on clothes or do you just buy the first thing you see, regardless of style or size. I truly admire you.

Personally, I cannot make it across my living room without making a judgment about my environment, even if it is just that the cushions would look better if plumped up.

GagaJo Tue 13-Aug-19 16:20:20

I think the key words there are 'my' and 'own personal choices'.

Obviously I judge myself. Sometimes harshly, sometimes kindly. But others, I try not to. Why would I want to? Either it's someone I don't know and it's therefore pointless and unkind or if it's someone I do know, it's just unkind.

blue60 Tue 13-Aug-19 16:21:56

With Gonegirl on this one. I wear leggings/jeggings with long tunic tops. Really comfortable and can look very smart.

Minniemoo Tue 13-Aug-19 16:25:57

I don't mind if overweight women wear leggings. I'd not notice. I very rarely notice anything to be honest. But I love leggings with a nice long T shirt or tunic top. Comfort is my main thing now.

grannybuy Tue 13-Aug-19 16:44:27

Like the OP said, the bottom showing when wearing leggings is, for me also, like going out with only tights and no skirt. It must be a generation thing. I think some people feel that when something is a 'fashion', it should be adopted, regardless of whether it suits or not.

grandtanteJE65 Tue 13-Aug-19 17:24:01

I wear leggings under my skirts in the winter, whenever I go out.

I would feel naked if I went anywhere in only leggings and a tee-shirt, but that is just me.

I used a pair of black leggings and an old long-sleeved tee-shirt for checking the grease and water levels in the engine room of our motor boat and cleaning the bilge. They are very useful for that as there is nothing that can get caught on anything in the engine room.

People should be free to chose what they want to wear, but I admit, I was shocked at the sight of a young woman in her twenties wearing a pair of skin tight leggings that hugged her very nice bum and its neighbours. The young man who was with me, almost walked into a lamp-post at the sight.

Noreen3 Tue 13-Aug-19 18:10:04

I agree Kupari 45.It's not a nice look.I see a lot of bigger women where I live,getting on the bus with thin leggings and vest tops.They would look a lot nicer with a longer top

Longdistancegrnny Tue 13-Aug-19 18:32:37

I agree that tight leggings and crop tops on big people are not to my taste, its very hard not to make judgements, but some people clearly wear what they are comfortable in (or what they pick up from the bedroom floor!) and maybe that is to their taste? I am size 14 and do wear proper fitness leggings with a fitted, but longish, t shirt for the gym and Pilates and sometime cropped leggings and a long top for cycling. My DD is 31 and lives in leggings and often crop tops - but she is about size 8 and a fitness instructor!

RosieLeah Tue 13-Aug-19 18:49:46

I think we are all affected by how other people look, though we might not be consciously aware of it. When you see people scruffily dressed or who are careless of their appearance, it is depressing. Being surrounded by people who are clean and nicely dressed is uplifting.

Kupari45 Tue 13-Aug-19 19:29:17

When I posted yesterday about the choice of some ladies outfits yesterday it was done in a light hearted way. Just wanted to know how others view the appearance of someone walking along the street virtually naked . I was shocked to be honest. However I just wanted to say thank you for all your opinions, and taking the time to reply.
I am well aware my views are probably (old fashioned) but it was interesting to read all your points of view. Gave me food for thought!

rafichagran Tue 13-Aug-19 19:57:51

Why do people always talk about big women in leggins that look bad. I have seen very very skinny women look just as bad.
I wear leggins,always with long jumpers, and tunics, but it is annoying that people always dig out the bigger person. They like what they wear so what's with the shaming?
I am a size 16 and as people say to me I have a good shape and carry the weight on my hips and bum. I wear what suits me, but do not see the need to comment on others taste. Are larger/fat people a easy target?

seadragon Tue 13-Aug-19 20:03:06

I wear leggings under trousers and no longer have an 'itchy bitchy' as I used to when I wore tights.... I now wear leggings with dresses too....

Grannyrebel Tue 13-Aug-19 20:07:20

I don't like leggings worn in place of trousers. It never looks right to me. My daughter is a size 8 and been though she's tiny I still don't like it. Leggings with dresses ok by me though.

ruthiek Tue 13-Aug-19 20:13:02

First let me say I am 66 and a size 16/18, but my God these days it seems the fatter you are the shorter skirt/dress you wear. I often think “ fancy your Mum letting you go out in that” a lot of youngsters dung seem to want to look pretty anymore. OMG now I sound like my Mum !!!!

AlisonKF Tue 13-Aug-19 20:13:43

I have often wondered why many women do not see themselves as others see them. It could be that they are less vain than many of us, and do not see how to make the best of themselves or have not been taught how to do it or just don't care anyway. Young women want to wear what is on sale cheaply and perhaps fool themselves a bit. They also want to wear the uniform of other young women, and especially if they are young mothers who have never worked anywhere with a dress code. Nobody is telling them that very tight jeans and leggings are a bit passe because they don't read fashion articles. They may still live in their teens, when going out looking awful was what annoyed their mothers. I often wish to get my hands on some girls and even mature women and give them a few tips on make up and hiding their blemishes but it is not my business and not their taste. My teens were in the 1950s when all clothes were pretty formal, though dresses were pretty. Wearing black stockings was considered pretty far out and tights were only for ballet dancers. Last of all, the example of "celebrities" is often stronger than any other.

annep1 Tue 13-Aug-19 20:18:29

Ruthiek 😀

Witchypoo Tue 13-Aug-19 20:24:01

I do wear leggings but always with long tunic/dress tops. I have been into our local town today and the thing that kept drawing my eye were girls/young ladies wearing shorts that their bum cheeks were hanging out of as they walked along. I feel pants would cover more but they would be wearing thongs i assume. Women/girls should not have it all on display

oodles Tue 13-Aug-19 20:25:46

There is a difference between judgement and preference I think. If I wear a green dress it may be because I like the way it looks in me and the colour, it doesn't mean I judge someone wearing a yellow dress or red dungarees. Not my business. Different situations often need different clothing, people have preferences in material, I k ow my tastes have changed over the years.
Sometimes I do feel a bit just if someone is wearing something inappropriate for an occasion, but I try and tell myself nine of my business and maybe she had to flee àn abusive relationship and escaped in the clothes she was wearing and she's doing the best she can. I'm afraid I did sort if judge my then soon to be ex husband at his father's funeral as he had a big food stain down his suit jacket, but didn't say anything about it, he must have been happy with that

Lumarei Tue 13-Aug-19 21:37:55

I am with Monica, it is part of being human to look, think and compare. Every child has to learn this way in order to make sense of the world. It makes us intelligent beings.

We judge all the time. Someone with an angry face we try to avoid - whilst chatting to the lady with the kind smile.
Why would we stop judging people for their choice of how they look? As long as I keep it to myself and don’t offend anybody I can’t see where the problem is.
Our brain judges everything and those who say otherwise are not honest with themselves. It is what we do with the judgement that is important. If we hurt someone or spread rumours that is wrong.

Hetty58 Tue 13-Aug-19 21:44:50

Exactly, Lumarei, we all tend to judge. We don't say anything if we can help it, but maybe to family members (daughters) if we think they need some guidance. I'd rather be told if I looked ridiculous or was revealing too much!

Juliet27 Tue 13-Aug-19 21:53:48

I certainly wouldn’t want to look like some of the larger women who do look pretty obscene in leggings and short tops but I would love to have the confidence and self assurance that they must have.

Tedber Tue 13-Aug-19 22:13:06

Personally, I don't really care what anyone else wears. I try to dress how I think it suits me but maybe others would say they don't like what I am wearing? I guess it is all boils down to what you feel comfortable wearing for the occasion?

Obviously some people feel comfortable in tight leggings and skinny tops - no matter what their size? Doesn't upset or concern me in any way.

My one criticism was when I attended a wedding - it was an elderly relative who was marrying for the second time and a few of the younger ones wore jeans. I did think this was slightly disrespectful t.b.h. BUT...the bride and groom didn't seem to notice and I thought maybe I was just a tad out of order? Maybe we just have to live and let live and not worry about what anyone else's choice is?

sluttygran Wed 14-Aug-19 00:44:12

At 71, and in fair shape, I love the comfort of leggings. They are not trousers, however, and really do look much smarter with a longer top or dress.
I saw a rather heavily built young woman the other day, who was wearing a pair of white footless tights, very thin fabric, and NO PANTS! shock
You could see everything, and the crop top with no bra didn’t help.
She was getting plenty of attention, which may have been her aim, but it wasn’t a very attractive look.

M0nica Wed 14-Aug-19 08:07:54

But Tedber you must have looked at other people and made judgements to be able to decide what suits you. Not caring what other people think of you once you have made that decision is an entirely separate matter.

I am not sure anyone is upset or concerned or fat shaming or anything like that. Glancing at a person in passing, someone we do not know, will have forgotten in seconds and made no personal judgment on, and just thinking doesn't he/she, and we do it to both sexes, look really stunning in what they are wearing, or that they have made a bad mistake and are wearing something that is very unflattering, is what most of us do. It is no different from the judgments we make when we look at fashion articles and adverts when we see them, or even more when we look at catalogues, online or paper. There is another thread running at present about a pair of trousers that the OP thought were hideous and looked awful, even on the model. Isn't this exactly the same as we are discussing on this thread?

Aepgirl Wed 14-Aug-19 09:08:59

Sadly, many of these leggings are cheap quality and when stretched to their max, they go almost transparent. I really think many of these people never look in a mirror to see their rear end.

sluttygran Wed 14-Aug-19 10:47:58

I agree Aepgirl.
You see some very embarrassing sights and it’s difficult not to raise an eyebrow.
Yes, I’m judgemental - we all are, it’s human nature.
What matters is that we should refrain from hurting or humiliating people by making our feelings obvious or smirking at them.
The remarks we pass on an anonymous forum are for our own amusement, even if it is a bit waspish and prurient, but it won’t hurt anyone, and we have to let our feelings out sometimes.

Alexa Wed 14-Aug-19 11:41:25

"Women/girls should not have it all on display"

Buttocks are intrinsically beautiful when the gluteal muscles are toned.

I think it's the principle of roundness that applies. Generally vehicles with large wheel are more beautiful than those with small wheels.

Jaye53 Wed 14-Aug-19 11:56:56

Agree the leggings which are transparent look awful. (White and no underwear oh dear) good quality is the answer which boils down to price.

Apricity Wed 14-Aug-19 12:28:35

Let's face it - there are leggings and leggings. Leggings or skinny jeans with a a tunic top covering the bumpy bits is a great look for women of all ages and (most!) shapes.

But, and there is a very big but (butt?) here, tight leggings with short tops and the full and detailed reveal of camel toes, often including their curly haired offspring, is just not a good look whatever the age or body shape.

Sitting on a bus, train or tram, reluctantly eyeballing a carefully, or perhaps carelessly curated crutch, I do think I'm just not that interested in putting that much pubic back into public transport.

Jacinta55 Wed 14-Aug-19 12:47:50

Ive been reading this thread with interest. I've never worn leggings, as I don't think they suit my body, and I don't particularly like 'dressing down', preferring skirts and dresses.
My daugher says that they should be worn as per tights with a long tunic to cover the bottom, but some women and girls seem to wear them as trousers revealing far too much.
I am really concerned about the falling off of standards these days, and hanker after times when 'clothes maketh the man' was applicable.

Gonegirl Wed 14-Aug-19 12:50:10

I have packed two pairs for my forthcoming holiday in case the weather in France turns out to be as chilly as here. Will wear them with t-shirts plus long cotton shirt.

jillyJo Wed 14-Aug-19 15:26:21

Leggings with huge "spare tyres" - not a good sight!

Granless Wed 14-Aug-19 16:24:22

Leggings are fine as long as you wear something like a long jumper, tunic etc... It must cover your bum though. I’ve always thought that women with clothes on can look more attractive.

Evie64 Thu 15-Aug-19 02:47:56

Love my comfy good quality leggings, but wouldn't dream of wearing them with a short top. I always go for long tunics. I am too old and too fat now to be shocking people with the site of my figure thanks. All I want now is comfort and reasonably smart/casual.

JenniferEccles Fri 16-Aug-19 11:00:37

They are hideous things which flatter nobody.

I often wonder who invented them.

Dresses are so much nicer, feminine and they suit all shapes and sizes.

mrsgreenfingers56 Fri 16-Aug-19 11:05:37

Think leggings are popular with larger ladies as they stretch so well and easy to wear but they can look sloppy if worn with short T shirt or short blouse. Think the better quality ones with a longer top look fine and a smart pair of shoes (no trainers please!) The thin ones you can see someone's knickers through them and just look tacky.

wildswan16 Fri 16-Aug-19 11:20:47

Is there still a word "ladylike" in our vocabulary. It was what my mother always used to say if she didn't like someone's dress sense - "that's not ladylike".

I have to admit I sometimes feel the same way these days. Nothing to do with wearing skirts or trousers etc. You can still be ladylike in jeans or even leggings. They just have to be ...... ladylike.

(Men also need to be "gentlemanlike", although I don't think that was ever a word!)

MissAdventure Fri 16-Aug-19 18:58:31

I think leggings look great on young women with nice bums great figures.

Tricia55 Sat 17-Aug-19 10:38:41

I've always wanted PINK leggings, I love pink, although I have bought a pair many moons ago as yet I've not work them, but I now & again look at them.
Maybe I'll get cremated in them 🤣
I remember a long time ago, having an eye test, the young man, commented "even her mascara is PINK!". 🤣
I looked at him & said, "yes, it's cool, isn't it".
He hadn't realised I'd heard him🤣
Sorry I rambled.
Triciax

Tricia55 Sat 17-Aug-19 10:42:04

I think a pretty longish tunic, leggings & ballerina pumps, are so comfortable & quite smart too, given the correct make-up, jewellery, etc.
Triciax

crazyH Sat 17-Aug-19 10:44:06

Leggings under a longish tunic top are ok at our age. Actually , I look slimmer in them.....I must say I have skinny legs and am pearshaped - the tunic hides my sins.

Tricia55 Sat 17-Aug-19 10:49:36

Hi Jaye53 & Apricity,
Do people actually wear leggings with no underwear on, yeuck!
Now that has shocked me & here was I thinking I'm unshockable 🙄🤔
Triciax

Hetty58 Sun 18-Aug-19 13:21:58

Tricia, I see no problem with that, as long as they're worn for one day only.

Hetty58 Sun 18-Aug-19 13:23:13

And as long as they are definitely NOT see-through!

Tigertooth Sun 18-Aug-19 21:08:35

Well said GagaJo

As women we should support and build each other up. Not divide into small groups and infight.

The world is hard enough for women without attacking each other and being unduly cruel and critical.

Why do women feel the need to attack other women? We should all wear whatever the hell we like! What a disappointing and frankly quite nasty thread.

GagaJo Sun 18-Aug-19 22:46:51

Thank you, Tigertooth, couldn't agree more.

annep1 Sun 18-Aug-19 22:52:34

So Tigertoothyou think its ok to wear leggings that show your body parts or your flowery knickers?? Or the line of your thong?
Is that what you're saying?

Day6 Sun 18-Aug-19 23:00:04

I thought leggings were supposed to be worn under "Tunic Tops"- but apparently not

Me too, and that's the only way I'll wear my opaque tights, leggings or skinny jeans.

I wear all three, but keep my apple-type torso covered and ensure all tops cover my ample bottom and padded thighs. (Size 16)

I too have been mesmerised by women wearing thin, stretchy leggings (often peach coloured) over a huge , wobbly backside. Yes, they are my sisters, but sometimes the "You go girl!" chant giving license to plump, nay, fat women, to show off wobbly flesh, isn't doing them any favours.

I wish I didn't care, but even if that were the case, I appreciate that skin-tight leggings on ample and maybe wobbly fat, ain't a good look. EVER.

M0nica Mon 19-Aug-19 08:29:01

If someone looks bad in something, surely drawing their attention to that fact and suggesting alternatives is a kindness.

I wish someone had told me early on, that as I have no waist, and never have that, even when one is a size 10/12, any clothes that belt at the waist are supremely unflattering, I have the photographs to prove it.

I know that now and no longer make that mistake, but I wish I had known it earlier.

Hetty58 Mon 19-Aug-19 16:37:07

I was very thin with big knees so when, as a teenager, I embraced the fashion for mini-skirts, my younger brother always called me 'Ostrich Legs' and laughed hysterically. Cruel, perhaps, but there was a grain of truth!

annep1 Mon 19-Aug-19 16:50:11

Tigertooth oui ou non?

PamelaJones Tue 03-Sep-19 00:53:13

I always think of this.

Sure, deck your limbs in pants;
Yours are the limbs, my sweeting.
You look divine as you advance --
Have you seen yourself retreating. grin

Pittcity Tue 03-Sep-19 11:08:57

My leggings are on under a short dress today as the weather is getting cooler. Very practical for keeping warm.

Witzend Thu 05-Sep-19 07:54:50

The other day I saw a girl (large but not huge) wearing what looked like very thin black tights, certainly not leggings, with a waist length top.
Every ripple and wobble of her bottom was crystal clear for all the world to see.
Each to her own, but why on earth anyone wants to display all their rippling wobbles defeats me.

Hetty58 Thu 05-Sep-19 08:19:42

Witzend I too followed a larger lady in the supermarket and wondered if she knew or cared about what she displayed. A mass of cellulite was revealed in detail and highlighted by the figure-hugging qualities of the leggings (thick tights really).

LondonGranny Wed 18-Sep-19 18:10:12

I wear leggings a lot and think of them as long legged knickers (ie washed after a day's wear) in a very wide range of colours, I think viscose ones are the nicest. I avoid polyester as a bit sweaty. I always wear them with dresses though, more as if they're footless tights. I like below the knee or halfway down the calf length dresses.

I had to give up on trousers and jeans on the advice of my GP (a hiatus hernia). Her advice was sound.
To be honest broad-beamed women in leggings offend me far less than shirtless men with belly overhang and twinned with builder's bum.

The worst crime against clothing I ever saw was a young man in very low-slung jeans showing most of his white pants. Unfortunately he didn't know how to wipe his bottom properly so as I waited my turn at the Tesco checkout I was very aware of the skidmark which really showed against the whiteness of his underwear.

I am reminded, on the leggings debate, of Ogden Nash's poem.

Sure, deck your lower limbs in pants;
Yours are the limbs, my sweeting.
You look divine as you advance–
Have you seen yourself retreating?

gallusquine Wed 18-Sep-19 19:30:33

Life for some young women is hard, unfair and difficult and sometimes survival is more important than couture.
Cut each other some slack

paddyann Wed 18-Sep-19 19:35:34

wouldn't it be nice if we were all perfect

LondonGranny Wed 18-Sep-19 19:38:59

note to self....
read previous posts so you don't repeat what PamelaJones said first!

Coolgran65 Wed 18-Sep-19 19:48:23

Like LondonGranny I wear leggings very often, mostly black, navy or grey. My legs have veins best kept hidden and so leggings worked very well with summer dresses that were knee level or mid calf. Some were linen and some were in a knitted jersey in the cacoon shape. Every one was V neck and short sleeve.

I go on holiday in a few weeks to the sunshine and with my summer tunics and dresses I'll be wearing leggings or linen trousers (or maxi dresses).

Doodledog Wed 18-Sep-19 20:04:09

Costco has some nice warm ones in just now. I got a pack of two (one black, one charcoal grey), and they are really comfy and look good under a long jumper or tunic.

If people are self-conscious about wearing them outdoors (I'm not), they are perfect for wearing round the house.

ForeverAutumn Sat 21-Sep-19 00:05:50

I really don't care, an overweight lady, or indeed any weight, can wear whatever they like as far as I am concerned. If they are happy, and confident, in how they look good for them, I do not expect them to criticize how I look either. They probably think I look very boring, it will not change my life. It is not a crime or of any consequence.

Evie64 Sat 21-Sep-19 00:44:46

I'm a "larger lady" but wouldn't be seen dead in my leggings and a short top. Fine with tunic tops or short dresses and so comfy. Sadly, I have to agree, seen too many very large bottoms (some obviously wearing thongs! Yuk!) and they really really shouldn't. Especially if the leggings are from Primarni and almost see through. Horrific! However, being a larger lady myself, I can't in all honesty be "fattist". I don't have the right.

BlueBelle Sat 21-Sep-19 03:42:28

I don’t think this thread is about fat shaming at all I have not read any posts that are nasty about larger gals or guys it’s simply a thread about clothes choices and fashion trends and I agree if you are larger you do have to dress according to your size and not every fashion trend suits a larger figure I have a very large close friend I ve never asked her but I imagine she’s probably around a size 22 /24 She dresses beautifully in clothes that suit her size and that doesn’t mean not fashionably but not all fashion suits every body you have to be aware of what enhances your body She doesn’t wear trousers or leggings but usually mid calf dresses or skirts with a longish top she has good fashion sense and always looks up to date and lovely

Rebellious Wed 25-Sep-19 19:32:22

Women should wear what they feel happy and comfortable with and we should use all the amazing ways available to us to point our eyes in a different direction if we don't like what we see.

We all have bikini bodies, a bikini body is a body with a bikini on it.

Harris27 Wed 25-Sep-19 20:06:08

I wear them in the house on lazy days or housework days to keep my nice trousers new. I do wear them with long tunics or long length jumpers. And black or dark navy.

GrannyBlossom Tue 01-Oct-19 11:47:22

I am pleased that women these days dress as they please. I hate the idea that slim women can wear something that other can’t. Who says so?

Alexa Tue 01-Oct-19 12:12:15

Knitted cotton Leggings for warmth worn under trousers days are here again.

GabriellaG54 Tue 01-Oct-19 16:09:36

I well remember the overwhelming castigation and reporting to GNHQ of my (fairly) recent observation of 'overweight' persons unknown to me, when shopping in town one afternoon.
How typically hypocritical, given this thread and many of the comments in reply.

Gonegirl Tue 01-Oct-19 16:11:57

None of my family approve of my leggings.

And I don't give a stuff.

gillybob Tue 01-Oct-19 16:24:29

Another leggings fan here. I wear mine with tunics and longer length jumpers .

crazyH Tue 01-Oct-19 16:58:08

Good for you Gonegirl....I'm a leggings and tunic fan....makes me look slim, covers all my sins. I prefer it to tailored trousers. I don't wear dresses or skirts because my legs are too skinny.