Sorry for the lack of posts over the weekend, I was a bit overwhelmed by some sunny weather a few birthday parties and keeping up with my Yoga Course. Anyway, I'm back with a serious issue to highlight, the curse of the see through legging.
Ok, so Spring is in the air, the sun is shining and we are peeling off the layers bringing our underwear tantalisingly close to the outside world.
First word of warning of the year girls, if you like a legging and you have not invested in a quality pair beware, you may be revealing more than you realise.
It's at the forefront of my mind at the moment because I'm at lots of Yoga classes where a legging probably gets the biggest test of tensile strength of it's life and its got to be one of the only places I know where you are supposed to be perfectly relaxed while dangerously close to a stranger who you are looking at from an angle that undoubtably they have never seen themselves from.
It's not completely our fault we were taken by surprise when we thought we were getting better value and more affordable leggings what we were actually getting was gradually more inferior quality fabric that was becoming more see through by the season.
Even celebrities were taken by surprise, as it's not like they can't afford to buy quality. Though I do wonder if some of the time it may be slightly attention seeking? but frankly if your career is such that you need the exposure generated by everyone seeing your backside through a pair of leggings you need to be taking a good look at yourself.
Some words of wisdom:
- If in doubt about the opacity of your leggings wear a short style knicker underneath rather than a thong and never wear white or light coloured underwear under black leggings
- Try on the leggings before you buy or if short of time just stretch the fabric over your hand and if you can see the colour of your hand through them stay clear!
- Invest in one/two good pairs of leggings rather that lots of cheap pairs, Gilly Hicks and American Apparel are my faves.