Lemmings, & Ban-Tights-as-Pants?

Somebody commented yesterday on the post I did about how people do love to express themselves in their dress.  “Judging by what I see in public, teenagers dress to say, ‘Here’s who they are – and I’m like them!’”

It’s true. Go to the mall and there they are that certain segment of teen girls, middle schoolers especially, dressed alike down to the least particular. In winter it’s all Uggs all the time, and those pajama-bottom-looking sweatpants with writing on the fanny.

Or else it’s Uggs with tights, which is a great mistake.

In fact there’s a whole website devoted to what a mistake it is to wear tights as if they were pants.  Here is it’s manifesto:

Let’s be clear: The wearing of tights as pants is an abomination.


Sure, in the context of sports, ballet, hair metal and Renaissance fairs, tights function as suitable leg coverings but still:


No, these are not activities that transform tights into pants; these are historically acceptable acts of pantlessness.

Tights as pants leave nothing to the imagination.

Tights as pants are an affront to those of us who prefer not to know the most intimate details of our neighbors’ bodies.

Tights as pants are the fashion equivalent of


This gratuitous divulgence of assets repels where the tights-as-pants wearer presumably hopes to entice.

We have tired of attempts to force tights into general use as outerwear it concludes and have decided to do something about it.

I didn’t click on the link to SEE what they are doing about. You can do that if you like.

I’ll settle for closing with this harvested-from-Google-Images picture, worth a thousand words as the fella said. (Poor girl! You just never know who’s going to point a camera at you next. I hope she doesn’t recognize herself.)

9 thoughts on “Lemmings, & Ban-Tights-as-Pants?

  1. I am guilty of this and I publicly apologize now. I just have to go so far to my Spa and then to come all the way back home to change seems uneconomical in this age of high gas prices. I do try to hide my Bum with a sweater though!

  2. Leggings are not tights pantyhose are tights! Leggings are not tights pantyhose are tights! Leggings are not tights pantyhose are tights! How is it women confuse tights with leggings?

  3. According to wiktionary.com pants are “An outer garment worn by men and women that covers the body from the waist downwards, covering each leg separately, usually as far as the ankles”. So the woman in the picture is wearing pants just not the kind of pants you approve of. Its ironic just over 100 years ago women wore long sleeve dresses that went from there neck to there toes. If a woman exposes her ankle or elbow it was considered vulgar and indecent and in some place criminal. Sounds like you would like to go bace to that time. Like it or not times change and so does fashion. If you were around in the 60’s you’d be complaining about miniskirts. Maybe you should live in a muslum county were woman have to cover themselves from the top of their head to their toes!

    1. I was just fooling with an idea really. I happen to BE one of the girls who wore those super-short skirts. Sorry to have stepped on your toes here Mark! All in fun you know …

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