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What's Your Opinion on Leggings

First, you must understand that I was a child of the 80s. Back then leggings were a way of life. I reached a point where leggings were pretty much the only pants I ever wore. They were fabulous. Life was good and I was happy. Why? Because leggings aren't really pants. They're jammies---soft, stretchy, comfy jammies that society pretends are pants. Ah the comfort. You could pull them on, cover up the top half of your body with a long sweater and then eat an entire two-crusted apple pie and still feel comfortable in them. You can't say that about your favorite pair of jeans.

I thought leggings would be in style forever. I held on as long as I could. But alas, I eventually gave them up. The last day I wore them was the day I was in Sam's Club and saw a middle-aged, heavy set woman sporting a really tight pair of slightly transparent white leggings without the requisite long shirt. It looked like she was smuggling out several large bags of Idaho spuds---in her pants. I knew at that moment that it was time for me to say good bye to all my leggings. Women like her abused the privilege of wearing leggings, or as she probably called them, stretch pants, and as a result ruined it for all of us.

So after several legging-less decades, the infamous legging is back! I see them in catalogs and stores but have yet to really see them on real women. At first I was surprised and disgruntled to see them again, but then one day after eating an entire pie in my tight jeans I thought to myself, I wish I was wearing leggings.

I went to the mall on Saturday and saw the black stretchy things on a mannequin and thought they looked pretty good. Of course the mannequin was basically the girth of a coat hanger, so anything would look good on her. I circled around them and considered trying them on. I was sorely tempted, but I was afraid. I left that store and walked the mall looking for regular women in leggings. I didn't find a single one, so I left sans leggings.

So now, I am still tempted, but torn, because while I want the comfort, I don't want to look like a dork. Please tell me dear reader, what do you think about leggings this time around? Yes or No and why?

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