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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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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

Tigertooth oui ou non?

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!

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.

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.

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?

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

Thank you, Tigertooth, couldn't agree more.

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.

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

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

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.

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 🙄🤔

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 10:42:04

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

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.

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

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

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!)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.