Ali Martell: Straight Up, With a Twist


I Am The Leggings Police. I Even Have a Badge.

Leggings Are Not Pants


This isn't the first time I have talked about this. And it surely won't be the last. But it's important enough that it needs to be discussed, especially as we are knee-deep in the winter season. 

I really am the leggings police. And I really do have a badge. I wear it with pride, and really and truly wish I could hand out regular citations at the mall, in the carpool line, at the grocery store, at restaurants. 

I am not anti-leggings. In fact, I do own several pairs and I do wear them on occasion. I do believe—strongly— that there is a time and a place for them. Carpool pickup? YES. Date night? NO. Child's birthday party? YES. Workplace? HELL NO. Leggings are comfort clothing, and therefore, are appropriate in only some instances. (See also: yoga pants.)

Okay. Say it with me.

Leggings are NOT pants.

No. They are not. Leggings are, in fact, more closely related to tights than pants.

Here’s an easy tip for you. I should neither see your ASS nor your CROTCH while you are wearing them.

Here’s another easy tip for you. If, when answering the question “Am I an Olympic speed skater?” and the answer is NO, you should not be wearing leggings as pants.

How leggings should be worn:

Keywords being used here: boots. tunics. long-tie sweaters. Notice that you cannot see my ass or my crotch. We call that winning

How leggings should NOT be worn:

Keywords being used here: crotch. ass. cameltoe.

Because at the end of the day…this is Olivia Wilde.

And THIS is Olivia Wilde abusing leggings.