LEGGINGS/TIGHTS ARE NOT PANTS!!
This trending fad of wearing leggings or tights as pants has been going on for a while now and I am so sick of it. 😡 It’s immodest, inappropriate, and many times distasteful. Before I begin to share my animosity of the way these articles of clothing are worn, I will first share with you the definitions of leggings/tights.
Leggings and tights are defined as follows:
leggings [leg-ging] noun (used with a plural verb)
- Tight – fitting stretch pants (emphasis added)
- Protective covering for the legs
tights [tahyts] noun, (used with a plural verb)
- a skin-tight, one-piece garment for the lower part of the body and the legs, now often made of stretch fabric, originally worn by dancers, acrobats, gymnasts, etc., and later made for general wear for adults and children. (emphasis added)
- a leotard with legs and, sometimes, feet.
For clarification purposes, these articles of clothing in and of themselves are not immodest it’s how they are worn that makes them immodest. Another thing that I would like to make clear is the body aspect of this issue. Some women/girls may think, “Well since my body is shaped such and such way it’s appropriate for me to wear leggings/ tights as pants.” However, the truth is that it doesn’t matter what size or shape you are, how its worn makes it immodest.
For instance, a style that I’m sure you’re familiar with, is to wear a short dress or miniskirt with leggings/tights. Apparently, to some women/girls, wearing the leggings somehow “makes it okay” to wear the short dress/skirt. Newsflash! The leggings don’t make the dress look any longer than it does without them. Solution: Wear appropriate length dresses and skirts!!! Use Discernment!
Another style (the one that I can’t stand) is the casual wearing of leggings as if they were pants. I despise this style so much because it’s pointless! As you read above tights and leggings are SKIN TIGHT. Which means they will look like you painted them on, and this of course leaves NOTHING to the imagination. You might as well walk around pant-less!
Speaking of which, I have experienced the horror of seeing women wearing tights that appear to be the same color as their skin. (You know where I’m going with this.) Thus from afar it looks as if they are wearing NO pants!! What an appalling and gruesome sight!! 😕
Now, as if skinny jeans weren’t tight enough, some “genius” 🙄 came up with the idea of making what they call, “jeggings.” Jeggings are defined as follows:
- leggings that are styled to look like tight denim jeans. (emphasis added)
Great, that’s just what this horribly immodest nation needed! 😐 In my research on jeggings I came across what I thought to be a ludicrous statement: “Jeggings were brought on by the resurgence in style of skinny jeans in the mid- to late-2000s, when a higher demand for an even tighter style of pant came about.” An even TIGHTER style of pant! You’ve got to be kidding me!! 😯 What is this world coming to…
Now I will say this, dear reader, I am not perfect. For a few years of my life I did wear tight jeans immodest clothing and I had no problem with leggings/tights being worn immodestly. HOWEVER! God has reformed my view on modesty. And so I now do my very best to make sure my attire is suitable, appropriate and most of all modest. Lucky for me my father has never approved of leggings being worn as pants. At first I thought he was just being old and not keeping up with the times, but now I understand. Don’t get me wrong, I am not condemning anyone. I am simply sharing my opinion and view on the immodest ways leggings are worn and the heinous crime of the creation of “jeggings.
In conclusion, if you are not a Christian striving to obey Scripture and live holy then the point I’m trying to make will not have much effect on you because the real reason women/girls dress immodestly comes from the carnality of the heart. It’s a heart issue, and only the Holy Spirit can help you in that area.
Thanks for reading! I would love to get feedback from all my readers. What is your opinion/thoughts on leggings, tights and “jeggings”? ~Mekenna 😀