Leggings: Right or Wrong?

Radio 2’s Kenny and Accalia discuss the pros and cons of wearing Lycra
Tuesday , 19 April 2011
Leggings: Right or Wrong?
Mischa Barton

She says: I grew up in the 80s and was witness to many fashion horrors. We can blame Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits for leading people in the 80s into the misguided belief that wearing sweat bands made you look athletic. Around the same time legwarmers were converted into a fashion statement by the kids from Fame. But the worst fashion faux pas of the time, besides the poodle perm, were dreaded leggings. There is photographic evidence of me sporting both, at the same time, in the 80s.

First of all, leggings are not flattering. A spandex wedgie is not a good look for anyone. Secondly, there seems to be a misguided belief that leggings make the wearer look thinner. So let’s get this straight, leggings do not smooth cellulite and they do not suck in fat. If someone weighs 200 pounds before they put leggings on, then trust me, they still look like they weigh 200 pounds afterwards. Leggings are basically cling film for humans. The moral of the story is, to be brought closer to the goal of attractiveness, stop wearing leggings. They destroy a woman’s dignity one bulge at a time!

He says: A fashionista I am not. The Kenny Jones uniform consists of jeans and a white T-shirt, so I’m quite certain I’m not an authority. However, Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba and Posh have been spotted in ‘em. Even Kim Kardashian and those creepy lil’ Olsen twins sport leggings on occasion, and they have their own clothing lines. So, when it comes to wearing these skin tight gems I say, “You go girls!”

If it feels good, do it.  If wearing a paper thin piece of nylon stretched across your lower half, using all its strength to keep from coming apart at the seems, while showing off all of your nooks and crannies is your “thang”, then wear them with pride. Stand up and shout, “You can take away my leggings when you pry them from my cold, pasty white thighs!” If you’re comfortable, well, who am I to judge? Hell, I wore parachute pants in the 80s.

Have breakfast with Kenny and Accalia every weekday morning on Radio 2 (99.3/106FM).