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Is wearing leggings as a substitution for pants okay?

439 comments · save · last comment by Hot O. 30 days ago

Crispy Glitter

Crispy G.

SEATTLE,
United States

27 posts

I'm just curious as to what other people think about wearing leggings as a substitution for pants (i.e. a regular t-shirt with leggings). I've always been on the fence about it because I find myself thinking it looks okay on some people, but other times thinking, "oh dear! Why isn't that person wearing pants?!"

Does it depend on your body type? Occasion? Type of legging? Or is it just me?

..And what about those jeggings?!

9 years ago

#401
Khensani Mohlatlole

Khensani M.

JOHANNESBURG,
South Africa

134 posts

I find it depends on the thickness of leggings actually. DO NOT wear them as pants if people can make out your butt crack or if there's camel toe--that's gauche and gross. Wear them with a longer-length top if they are like that.

1 · April 28, 2013

#402
Erika R.

Erika R.

MANILA,
Philippines

94 posts

As long as it's with a long top, then it's fine imo :)

0 · May 16, 2013

#403
Eliza Annis

Eliza A.

ELIZA86,
United Kingdom

2 posts

Yes , leggings is the substitution of pants. Leggings look nice on every body because its fitting.

1 · July 8, 2014

#404
Louise J C

Louise J.

SOUTH WALES,
United Kingdom

63 posts

I think it really depends on the type of leggings! Thicker ones can look fine with regular length tops (besides from most black ones- they nearly always seem to be a bit see through) but thinner ones look fine with long tops

1 · July 8, 2014

#405
Caroline Louis

Caroline L.

PARIS,
France

19 posts

Only leather ones ! And cover your butt :)

1 · July 8, 2014

#406
Marianne Henning

Marianne H.

NEWCASTLE,
United Kingdom

13 posts

of course leggings are great as pants, as long as they're not cheap and see through. also ladies, for the love of god where seamless thongs when you wear leggings- pant line look with full briefs is not good!!

1 · July 8, 2014

#407
Brittany Ting

Brittany T.

UTAH,
United States

29 posts

ONLY if your top covers your butt.

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0 · July 9, 2014

#408
Eddie Cossaboom

Eddie C.

VICTORIA, BC,
Canada

523 posts

@Khensani M.

...or even worse than camel toe... Moose knuckle. (shudder) :-P

0 · July 10, 2014

#409
Julie Đặng

Julie Đ.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS,
United States

69 posts

Personally, I wouldn't wear leggings as pants even if the shirt covers my bum. I'm not sure why but I see it as a bit too casual and sloppy for my taste. I'm fine with other people wearing leggings, but as long as a shirt covers their bums and camel toes then I wouldn't be bitching about it.

1 · July 10, 2014

#411
Jaskirat Kaur

Jaskirat K.

MUMBAI,
India

13 posts

It depends on body type and type of leggings. But it cant substitute jeans because its look is very different from leggings.No doubt leggings are way sexier than jeans.

0 · September 12, 2014

#412
Selina M

Selina M.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

5705 posts

@Jaskirat K.

there's no point saying 'no doubt' as if it's the truth, it's only your opinion. i find jeans to be much sexier. leggings look too much like pyjamas or long johns to ever be sexy for me but that's up to my personal taste

0 · September 12, 2014

#413
Jaskirat Kaur

Jaskirat K.

MUMBAI,
India

13 posts

@Selina M.

Offcourse Selina that is my point of view. I respect everyone's view on this.It can be different for different people. I think question demands personalized answers only what everyone thinks, that is why I jut gave my opinion.

0 · September 12, 2014

#414
Julz M.

Julz M.

MANILA,
Philippines

15 posts

I'm just a petite type. I mostly wear leggings in different patterns ;)

0 · October 1, 2014

#415
Nataša Đurović

Nataša Đ.

SERBIA,
Serbia

38 posts

I wear leggings more than pants :P why not

1 · November 16, 2014

#416
SB

SB

Australia

53 posts

Im a guy and wear leggings when I run and cycle. I just make sure the shirt Im wearing is long enough to cover the junk.

0 · November 17, 2014

#417
DagmarTravels Fashion

DagmarTravels F.

FROM BRATISLAVA LIVING IN FRANKFURT,
Germany

25 posts

depends...those black basic leggins definitely not. but when they are from thick material and different color and you wear a long shirt, it can be okay. what is also very important is how well you combine it :D

1 · January 8, 2015

#418
Geise C.

Geise C.

Brazil

23 posts

I'm totally fine with it :)

1 · March 19, 2015

#419
Alisa Sia

Alisa S.

LOS ANGELES,
United States

13 posts

As long as your top is long enough, should be fine

1 · May 4, 2015

#420
Thomas G

Thomas G.

CHICAGO,
United States

43 posts

Not bad for lounging around the house, but in the public eye, not cool! Wearing leggings as jeans can be revealing. I once dated a girl that wore them one day while out, and didn't even realize her underwear was showing. If you're going to wear them as jeans, make sure you do a spot check to see if you aren't revealing too much.

1 · December 22, 2016

#421
Thomas G

Thomas G.

CHICAGO,
United States

43 posts

I've ran in leggings, but nothing more. Best believe I'm not hanging out in one area when I do wear them. Too revealing for us males

1 · December 22, 2016

#422
Tanya1 H

Tanya1 H.

BIRMINGHAM,
United Kingdom

427 posts

It depends on how thick the leggings are

1 · January 5, 2017

#423
Gustavo Frerez

Gustavo F.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA,
India

1 posts

As far I know, leggings are far comfortable than pants. I am in clothing business for last 5-6 years. and believe me affection for good quality leggings are increasing day by day and so and reducing for pants day by day.. It mainly because their lightness and comfort and also the color choices and yes easy to clean and dry process.

We are selling this product from long ago and demand is increasing day by day. Well you can check them here with discounts - https://www.alanic.com/online/women-clothing/leggings/

1 · January 9, 2017

#424
Madaboutyou

Madaboutyou

Ireland

34 posts

Of course you can wear it as pants. :D if they are good quality, why not?

1 · January 11, 2017

#425
Dasha

Dasha

RUSSIA,
Russia

8 posts

As for me, I can't wear leggings or jeggings on public instead of pants. It's not only completely sportish for me but also too revealing and unappropriate most of the time. I'm not judging as I know perfectly well how comfortable they are but I've never seen serious, successful women wearing leggings.

0 · February 3, 2017

#426
SB

SB

Australia

53 posts

It really depends on how they are worn. If a shirt, shorts etc is long enough to cover the front and rear, then there isnt any issue.

0 · February 8, 2017

#427
Hot One

Hot O.

HOUSTON,
United States

64 posts

It depends on what kind of leggings they are and the thickness of the material and the person wearing them (body type)! If the fabric is thin and looks almost see-thru when it stretches, then no, it's not okay to wear them as pants! But if the fabric is thick enough(I.E. thick spandex, metallic, latex, leather-look), then I'd say it's okay and people should rock the leggings as pants look!

1 · February 9, 2017

#429
Sophia Fay

Sophia F.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

17 posts

I think it was ok in 2010.

0 · February 14, 2017

#430
Hot One

Hot O.

HOUSTON,
United States

64 posts

@Sophia F.

And it's not okay this year, and why not?

1 · February 18, 2017

#431
Anna Keni

Anna K.

ATHENS,
Greece

141 posts

As long as it's not see through it's ok. But, if you are going for leather ones know that they always look cheap and if they are not fitting it looks even worse, and if you go for the classic black or athletic ones then know that it is a casual outfit. They are sports attire after all.
(PS: the trend is kind of over outside of the gym, unless you are in high school)

1 · March 28, 2017

#432
Sweta Patel

Sweta P.

India

4 posts

@Khensani M.

Agree with Khensani, It depends on the thickness of leggings so do not wear them as pants.

0 · March 30, 2017

#433
宏豫 姚

宏豫 姚.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN,
Taiwan

1 posts

Leggings look nice on every body because its fitting.

1 · April 4, 2017

#435
SB

SB

Australia

53 posts

I admit, I have worn sports leggings and compression tights which are fully opaque with a shorter top during exercise before. I felt exposed put it that way. But when I wear a longer top to cover the front and rear, I feel a lot more confident. Im hoping more guys adopt the sporty trend of leggings in the near future.

0 · April 26, 2017

#436
Nicolas French

Nicolas F.

BORDEAUX, FRANCE,
France

1 posts

Il semble que les choses ont évolué, beaucoup de filles portent des leggings comme pantalon et même les garçon en portent de plus en plus, j'en porte souvent en look sportif pour ballades ou magasinage, même en style class pour la ville. C'est confortable et joli si c'est bien porté.

0 · November 26, 2018

#437
Emma Fei

Emma F.

United States

12 posts

I recommend this exlura legging pants:
https://www.exlura.com/collections/bottoms/products/exlura-womens-sexy-high-waist-stretchy-tummy-control-tight-leggings

0 · December 10, 2018

#438
Fashmira

Fashmira

NEW YORK,
United States

2 posts

I feel like a good rule for leggings, is that the shirt should always be long enough to cover your butt.

0 · December 18, 2018

#439
Hot One

Hot O.

HOUSTON,
United States

64 posts

Wore a pair of shiny black latex leggings while out on the town last weekend and had it paired with a shiny silver top, and in case you wanna know, I am a guy! See pic to see how my look went and tell me again that leggings should be worn underneath a shirt or skirt, because not all obey by that boogeyman rule!

With shiny silver lame' top
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and with shiny gold lame' top
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0 · 30 days ago

  

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