The Skirt Legging: Handy or horrible?

Skirt-legging

The item you see above you is both a classic example of Clothes That Are Stuck Together, AND, at first glance, looked a little bit like a pair of drop-crotch pants.

You'd expect us to absolutely hate then, then, no?

But we don't. Or not really, anyway. Now that we've come to terms with the presence of leggings in our lives (something we never thought would happen, but it's funny how these things creep up on you), we can actually see how these skirt leggings could come in handy. After all, it's one more weapon in the fight against Leggings Worn As Pants, and that can only really be a good thing. Plus, it'll eliminate the need to keep searching for tops that are the perfect length to wear over leggings, and we appreciate that, too. So no, we don't think we actually hate these.

Or maybe we've just taken leave of our senses?

What do you think, readers: do you love or loathe this latest evolution of the legging – the fashion trend that just won't die?

9 Comments

  • May 20, 2009

    marie

    mmm
    I am a bit doubtful though. the idea of a longer top is to hide your ass, I don’t see the point of adding a tight mini on the leggings (for me at least 😉 )

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  • May 20, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Ditto re the tightness of the skirt. And I don’t think sticking clothes together is in principle a good measure to take against fashion crimes – or the world would be filled with Stella McCartney style jump suits just to avoid Lady Gaga-esque jacket + underwear combinations.

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  • May 20, 2009

    nj

    for me it would depend if the skirt part actually appears to be a skirt…if you can’t pull the skirt part up to expose the legging part then it really is just like dropped crotch pants…except the bits stretching between the thighs would be flaps instead of a joined crotch…so only a “maybe” from me

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  • May 20, 2009

    Anna

    Eh, I’m thinking no. I mean, maybe if they didn’t look so much like drop crotch pants I wouldn’t dislike them QUITE as much.

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  • May 21, 2009

    Icy

    My daughter has some of these; of course she is a year old and it works on her.

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  • May 21, 2009

    lori

    LOATHE!

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  • May 21, 2009

    Evelyn

    You could fill them out with a big butt, I suppose….

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  • May 26, 2009

    Alex

    I quite like.
    It would eliminate the need to find something to go over the leggings at least.

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  • June 29, 2009

    Jo

    Nothing wrong with it.. Depends on how ya wear it.

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