I tried to resist

Canada
January 4, 2017 9:15am CST
You know how the past year or 2, ladies seem to be wearing leggings just about everywhere? I tried to resist the fad, as I am not fond of the look of my legs, and have a personal opinion of what they should and shouldn't be worn with. This Christmas, I received a pair as a gift. I will admit, I was hesitant, but they feel great. Now comes the hard part. I am tall and have a proportionate torso, which is longer then the norm. I am adamant that shirts worn with leggings cover your bum(I insist this with my girls), so finding shirts to fit the bill may be difficult. On one hand, this means that I can get crafty and will likely make myself some shirts. But finding the time and a skill appropriate pattern will be my challenge. Once the girls get back to school maybe I will have a bit more time to conquer this.
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
4 Jan 17
I hope you find a pattern you like. I am sure some leggings are very comfortable.
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• Canada
4 Jan 17
There are lots of patterns out there. I have been perusing Pinterest for ideas. I will be checking out my local sewing shop soon to see what they have on hand.
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• United States
4 Jan 17
I love leggings, yoga pants they're so comfortable I live in them! I always wear shirts longer than my bum to cover them or if I'm not - my cardigan or jacket is Cardigans are usually long!
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• Canada
4 Jan 17
They are definitely comfortable!
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• United States
4 Jan 17
@Morethanamom Sure is!! Hope you find the perfect tops for yours!
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• Canada
4 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby I'm sure I will. I already have one I plan to crochet, so I will have to get the materials to do so.
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@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Jan 17
I don't often wear leggings myself, but they are SO comfortable. I've compromised by pairing them with dresses that I feel are too short to be decent (on me at least), and short skirts. Tunics and shirts are NEVER long enough to cover my keister.
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• Canada
4 Jan 17
You have similar clothing issues as I do. Being tall and on the thinner side, things are generally not made for our proportions.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Jan 17
@Morethanamom I know. It's hard for me to dress my age, because people my age don't tend to built the way I am, and wearing what fits and/or is comfortable frequently looks pretty silly.
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• Canada
4 Jan 17
@Platespinner much agreed. I don't want to dress like a teenager, but want to be comfortable. I will figure out what works eventually.
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• United States Minor Outlying Islands
5 Jan 17
Leggings are nice, with a long enough top of course. I just find it too cold to wear them these days, unless underneath another pair of pants or a skirt.
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• Canada
5 Jan 17
I tend to stay pretty much inside during the winter. Leggings will not be worn to shovel or play outside.
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
5 Jan 17
@Morethanamom I understand, I spend alot of time out of doors here lately, so kind of impractical for me. Otherwise I would be wearing them more myself.
@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
4 Jan 17
I do agree with you on that. I love wearing leggings but when I do the shirt must go over my butt. They just look so much better that way. Enjoy them because they are super comfortable and once you start wearing them you will want to wear them all the time. !
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• Canada
4 Jan 17
I'm going to add a few pairs, so I can rotate them.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
4 Jan 17
@Morethanamom That is a great idea. I know I love mine!
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
4 Jan 17
I don't know why, but I never felt comfortable wearing leggings. I have a black one which I use only with a below knee dress with no slit. I don't like the way it shows my thigh or leg figure when I use it with the tops having slits. I do wear jeans and pants. But none of those made me uncomfortable.
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• Canada
4 Jan 17
Not everyone is comfortable wearing them.
@BelleStarr (39590)
• United States
4 Jan 17
I definitely wear tunic tops with my leggings and I do wear them all the time. So comfortable.
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@Morleyhunt (20329)
• Canada
4 Jan 17
I personally don't care for the look of leggings as pants on anyone. A four year old might get away with it. Even they need a long enough shirt. I'm old fashioned....I don't believe pyjamas should be worn for a trip to the mall either.
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