An Atrocious Leggings Trifecta

I’ve been getting a higher than usual number of comments recently suggesting that my Leggings Are Not Pants belief is born of jealousy and size instead of faith in fabrics other than spandex.

Let me just clarify that here and now. I do not think that leggings are pants because they are not pants (holy tautology, Batman). They are workout gear, or something to be worn under a dress or a tunic. They are not actual pants. If something being worn as pants is so skintight you have a camel toe, they are not pants. Also, I don’t care if you are a size 2 or 32, people probably don’t actually WANT to be able to guess your measurements. And I’m going to expand that statement out–any leg covering clothing solution that is so skin-tight you get a camel toe is not a good decision.

All of this can be backed up by the following picture of three girls all wearing leggings as pants and all looking ridiculous.

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When I Think Wedding Dress, I Do Not Think Toilet Paper

The first time I ever heard the words “toilet paper” regarding a wedding dress was a few years ago and in the form of a complaint, right around the time when frothy organza ruffles were first starting to be really in. There was one that had these really interesting long lines of organza that I REALLY liked and my coworker at the time REALLY did not. I said it was interesting and in-the-moment, she said it looked like toilet paper.

But now, thanks to things like Project Runway and do-it-yourself! projects of the sort, we now have an actual wedding dress made from actual toilet paper. I am distressed, and I really, really wish it looked more like what my coworker was complaining about.

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Can See Through Shirts Just Go Away Now Please?

Maybe I am secretly Very Old instead of just a crotchety 20-something, but I HATE this whole see-through-everything trend. It’s unnecessary and incredibly crass to go about with your underwear on display. It just seems attention-seeking and gross. It’s like those dudes who can’t seem to put a shirt on. Fun to look at, but you’re thinking, “What a dudebro.”

Anyway, here are my thoughts on the matter.

I don’t need to have on a see-through shirt to feel sexy or beautiful. I know and love my body as it is, and I feel like seeing my entire person is a limited privilege. Yes, I will change in front of my friends. Yes, I will sometimes walk around the house with no pants on. But those are, to use an older version of the word, intimate moments. My best friend’s cousin’s former roommate isn’t going to turn up and see me in my bra. My friends and N might, but that’s different than going out in public with a shirt that is a single layer of cheap chiffon.

tl;dr: Not everyone needs to see your bra.

As for what sparked my ire, we have Kim Kardashian wearing a see through shirt and a bra as though that is somehow socially acceptable.

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BAFTA Shenanigans

As is so often the case at these sorts of events (The TV BAFTAS), there are some people who got it fantastically right, such as Helen McCrory. I suspect she was in Oscar de la Renta, which is always a good choice for these sorts of things. She looked beautiful and tasteful. Other people tried hard but ultimately looked ridiculous. These are their stories. (Law & Order Noise) Read more of this post

Met Gala Delusions Part Three: I Have No Idea What I’m Looking At

So we’re onto Day Three of Met Gala craziness, and I must admit, there’s only one picture for today instead of like four or five. I figure we’re all starting to get exhausted from days of crazy couture and vaguely punk-ish wannabes. I know I am, since I’m still trying to figure out if Lily Cole looked AMAZING in Vivienne Westwood or completely insane (it’s really a question of if the theme¬†supersedes¬†looking like a functional human being, and when the theme is punk, it kind of does).

Anyway, I was merrily browsing through pictures of some people I hadn’t laughed at yet, when I stumbled across this gem in the back of the frame. Whichever model’s in the foreground looks okay, but I am baffled by the chartreuse monstrosity behind.

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