Leggings, and Bodysuits, and Hot Pants, Oh My!

bodysuits.jpgI read something today that reminded me of a conversation I had earlier this week about a subject that I am really not qualified to weigh in on since I am just not cool enough. I bought my boyfriend some t-shirts from American Apparel for Christmas because he really likes them and I’m a nice person. I went to the store by my apartment, in a neighborhood so close to where I lay my head at night that I can actually walk there. (This is to make the point that I live close enough, meaning, I have a right to shop there.)

I guess I missed the memo somewhere down the line that says you can’t have a professional job, dress somewhat comfortable and preppy on a regular basis, AND shop at American Apparel all at the same time. It’s simply not allowed in the hipster culture. Since when do you have to have a “cool card” to shop for plain t-shirts? Who made up this rule that unless you’re an underachieving slacker, you’re not allowed to step foot into a store that sells overpriced clothes without being looked at like you don’t belong? I want to slap that person in the face.

I also want to tell their fashion buyer people that despite their efforts to force the female population to retreat so far back to the 80s that they’re stepping out in metallic leggings worn under a strapless bodysuit with hot pants, the consensus on the street with everyone who isn’t under the influence of drugs and really horrible noise that some people call “music” is that we will be sticking to the re-emergence of grunge style over disco and Jazzercise apparel.

I was given a catalog to look at when I was buying my presents, and when I got home to flip through it, I was a little put off by the display of women wearing all those really odd looking clothes. Even more, the pictures of men with porn ‘staches posing in their underwear wasn’t really turning me on, either. Both the men and women look like they’re strung out on the big H and that they just got back from an STD infested orgy. It’s…gross.

I only have one question regarding this hot topic: Who wears this stuff??!!

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4 Responses to “Leggings, and Bodysuits, and Hot Pants, Oh My!”

  1. Abby Says:

    Who wears it? Soon, everyone.

    The big shoulders of the 80s were recycled from the 40s, big hair has been going in and out of style for at least two hundred years (a hundred years ago, women used special “rats” to make their hair look bigger…and support their huge hats.)

    It’s no surprise to see elements of 80s fashion – if you can really pin it down to just the 80s – coming back. In fashion, there seems to be nothing new under the sun.

    And no matter how ridiculous it is, sooner or later you’ll find at least one piece in your closet.

  2. RSM Says:

    Leggings are here to stay, just as there are blue jeans everywhere.
    It’s time that we ALL wear leggings. Get over the fashionista and body image constraints and just wear them. You know you want to, you know they’ll be more comfortable than the constrictive clothes you wear now. Go for it. Enjoy leggings and wear them. Choose a well made pair – not with cotton fibers that bag out over time but a high tech fiber that retains its shape. Go for the comfort and support. Leggings that go to the ankle have a greater positive visual aesthetic than capri style that chop the leg. Plus the full length leggings support you from your ankle to your waist and give you an energetic lift. Laugh, Live, Love & Enjoy! Check out http://www.UnJeans.com

  3. homegirl Says:

    I actually do own and operate (wear) a pair of lovely black leggings. I love them. This is more to target those retarded metallic/stirruped get-ups that ladies are wearing. It’s not really a style or comfort thing with them as much as it is a “who has cooler, more obscure leggings.” At least, the “unique” clique of Atlanta is using them in that way…

  4. Rick Says:

    Simple answer: Attractive women.

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