Leggings are so au courant, so in style, so now. They are easy to wear, comfortable and never need pressing. When worn with an elegant top and accessorized with the right jewelry you can make a fashionable entrance at your favorite restaurant, the Opera or just about any holiday party. Hold on to your eggnog before you get too excited about the prospect of donning those leggings to your holiday parties. Let’s have a closer look at the seemingly benign consequences of pulling on those stretchy pants with their elastic waistband.
Let’s break this scenario down with each party. The real eating frenzy begins at Thanksgiving. This day marks the first day you officially allow yourself to indulge. You arrive in your favorite dressy leggings and heels. Dinner is served right after the prawns with cocktail sauce and all those lovely cheeses. At dinner you feast on all the fixings and walk away from the table feeling full and slightly bloated but your pants are not restricting your breathing so you go for another piece of pie. The next day you grab your sweater cape, leggings and boots to run off to another party. Once there, you indulge in foods that are considered verboten. But what the hell, it’s the holidays. The next day you tell yourself that last night was okay but will never happen again this year. Only one more party before you begin your post-Thanksgiving diet. This party is a little fancier so you pull out your silk tunic with the gold Lurex thread to wear with your leggings and sexy Louboutin heels. Off you go to your best friend’s cocktail and desert party. The next morning you grab the long turtle neck you have been dying to wear with your new flat boots and, that’s right, leggings. Pastries go great with coffee and since your clothes are nice and comfortable, why not?
For the next 30 days you navigate your social calendar while you allow yourself a few extra delectables. You do this mostly in leggings. Fast forward to New Year’s Eve. You have a fabulous party to attend at Bimbo’s in San Francisco. This calls for a new dress. Off you go to your favorite boutiques but nothing in your size 6 to 8 is fitting. As you struggle to pull up your zipper you think, “What happened!?” Leggings happened! Do yourself a favor this holiday season. Wear tailored clothing, clothing that lets you know when you’ve had too much to eat. And clothing that will not allow you to eat more than you should. As groovy and comfortable as your leggings are, remember, leggings can be hazardous to your waistline.