We Must Stop Legging Abuse ASAPtually!

Leggings are comfortable. I get it. I like them too. But ever since the leggings as pants trend started like 4 or 5 or 6 years ago, people have been abusing it left and right. There are folks who rock it with cropped shirts, showing off all camel toe. And I be wondering if they have on draws or just unabashed love pockets.

Then there are the people who rock them a size too small so they look all squozed (yes, squozed) and foolish in them. They gotta take short breaths because deep ones might don’t make it in them smeggings (small leggings). You look a mess. And uncomfortable. Stop it.

And of course, there are the people who rock them in the most obnoxious colors. I’ve never seen a pair of cute lime green leggings. Not once. I’m looking at YOU, Nicki MiNAWL.

But I’ll take neon pink and green over flesh-toned leggings ANY DAY of the week. Why? For many reasons.

Skin Tone Leggings

LAWD, JEEBUS! This is such a FAIL. Ew. Ew. EWWWW!!! There are just so many things wrong here.

Why would you wanna put on flesh-tone leggings? It’s automatically gonna make us all think of you naked. And if that’s your point, then you better not remind folks of swiss cheese. This is gross.

I had to do a double-take and ain’t nobody here for that. Ma’am, what is your life about? Why do you have these pants on outside? Why did you e’em buy these? Unless someone gave them to you for the FREE, there’s no excuse for you to own them. And even if they were free… NO.

Also, what I don’t like is everything the wedgie. And everything. Just everything.

Y’all gotta stop legging abuse. It’s an epidemic. And we can all fix it. It’s 100% preventable. Here’s how:

* Buy leggings that are your size. YOUR size. Not the size you wish you were.

* Wear tops that will cover your camel toe. Or make sure you don’t have camel toe if you rock cropped tops

* Never wear flesh-toned leggings. Ever. No. Ok maybe in the house. Otherwise no. Ok not even in the house. NAWL.

If you follow these instructions, you can help put a stop to this epidemic of leggings abuse. This has been a PSA brought to you by Y’all need to STAWP Enterprises.

Tacky and I Hate You gif

P.S. Meggings are now a thing. Yes. Men leggings. I say a big ass NO.

Anywho, whatcha’ll think of legging abuse? What are some other ways we can stop it?

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  1. Angel
    December 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    This is TOO funny! And SO on time! I was side-eying someone at work (I work in a government office) for wearing leggings w/ Uggs and a cropped shirt! Nothing about that outfit is appropriate for work!

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      OMG! Leggings w/ Uggs is the #1 crime.

      • December 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm


        • maljazur
          November 12, 2013 at 11:46 am


    • Mikkimu
      December 18, 2012 at 9:49 am


  2. December 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Not even in the house. My kids are quick to point out if they feel that something I am wearing is inappropriate by screaming – “My eyes!!! I think I’m going blind… my eyes!”

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Your kids are awesome. And here for you. Hug them tight lol

    • circa1908
      December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      I love your kids and dont even know them. Hug them for me too.

    • SheShe
      December 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      LMAO! Yes, I concur! Hug those children! They’re HILARIOUS with that … sounds like something my siblings & I would do!

    • Cie
      December 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      My son seems to think that my booty takes on a life of its on… He is always like “Mommy, how come your booty still moves when you don’t in those pants…. I don’t like it.” o_0 Well played, son. Well played.

    • November 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      My son does the same—he’s like my eyes burning. Another thing, just cuz u super skinny don’t give u a pass eever. Animal prints, floral prints, paisley prints….Nawl boo, just cuz u skinny don’t make it cute or ok. Quit that.

  3. Ms. Niecy
    December 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    OMG!!!! *panting for breathe* (i’m probably gonna get fired for reading this dang blog at work cause when i read: ”
    They gotta take short breaths because deep ones might don’t make it in them smeggings (small leggings).”
    I SCREAMED in laughter and trying to explain that you are reading Luvvie blog’s does not help your case when you should be returning emails!!!

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Now you know better than to be reading my foolery while you on the clock! lol

  4. Elise Connors
    December 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Allow me to clarify “the house” does not mean you can rock them jokers at someone else’s house. That means at your own house. Please and thank you.


    • December 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Yes. Clarification is relevant and necessary. YOUR. HOUSE. Not no one else’s.

      • Rashawn
        December 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

        And NOT the house of the Lawd. The house where you pay monthly (or weekly) rent. Please and thank you.

  5. December 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Lawd, and if I see one mo pair of the black & white stripey ones…Jesus be some fashion sense and a work out plan!

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Looking like busted ass beetlejuice. Womp.

      • Nerissa
        November 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

        Literally just laughed out loud at my desk, I say the same thing all the time!

    • Jen Jen
      November 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Yes, but apparently they give you magic twerking powers. Saw a young woman (melanin-challenged) rocking them at a Big Freedia show last week. They gave her wings!

      • Christy
        November 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

        Oh, no. If they gave her wings, I hope you gave her a seat. Whew…no!

  6. gobrooklyn
    December 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    You didn’t talk about the sheer factor. Even when they get the size and color right, some of the gals look like they have on semi-sheer pantyhose instead of leggings.

    • Erin
      December 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm


    • December 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      MMHMMM!!! I’m like why do I know you got on argyle underroos? Smh.

  7. Erin
    December 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Yes. ALL of this. Also, if you insist on wearing short shirts, please make sure that your leggings are thick enough that we don’t have to see your polka dot boy shorts, or worse, your crack.

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Oh YES! Good point! Please wear adequate draws under them leggings. I might need to edit the post to add that.

  8. AnnT
    December 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    We also need to clarify that tights are not leggings.

    This looks like some Wild Kingdom type dating attack. It she killing her prey?

    • AnnT
      December 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm


    • December 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      YESSSS!!! Please say that again. Tights are SURELY not leggings.

  9. December 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The flesh tone leggings are the DEVIL! I have yet to see one person in them that I could deem appropriate.
    And that pic was too much truth for this world.

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Flesh tone leggings are not what the Lawd wanted for us.

  10. LadyTee16
    December 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Luvvie, really? Is this your equivalent of putting coal in my stocking because I didn’t donate enough money to Obama’s election campaign? I mean, he won didn’t he?

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      LMAOOOOO!!! I got punished when I saw this pic so I had to spread the non-wealth.

  11. LadyTee16
    December 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I respect a person’s right to wear what they want. However, I am firm believer that folks should wear leggings responsibly, especially when you are out in public.

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      I am too, Lady Tee. I am too.

  12. Warrior11200
    December 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Excuse me while I pick my eyes off the floor !

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      *hands your eyes to you*

      • KC
        December 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        I just laid down and died right there for a second no kidding! I’m still giggling actually at *hands you your eye’s

    • LadyTee16
      December 18, 2012 at 7:31 am

      @Warrior11200, yeah, I had to soak mine in Clorox to help me unsee that.

  13. MsZ
    December 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    *sucks teeth and takes a big long sigh.
    Ok, I saw a woman on the street looking like your picture and I wanted to ask: Did you forget to put your skirt on over those tights? People walk out the house looking any old kind of way and I’m sick of it!! Ok. Im done now.

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      LMAO! They sure do. Walking out the house really not giving a damb.

  14. Gabbie
    December 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    OMFG!! That’s just not right at all. I’m not small,but I do have leggings. I bought them to wear under my nursing uniforms in the winter. Those pats are too thin and I feel like I forgot to put my pants on before leaving the house. So, I wear the leggings underneath. Other wise I don’t wear them outside the house. I don’t want to see my fat, and I’m not going to advertise it to everybody else. That’s just mean of anybody to do that.

    • December 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Yes. Leggings are great to wear under pants in winter. I sure do!

  15. Courtney
    December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Please stop leggings abuse. It is ridiculous here in DC. There are so many violations.

    1. If you are going to wear leggings with cropped shirt, please make sure your leggings are thick. Nobody wants to see your drawns, booty crack,, or even worse your maxi pad/tampon. I saw that on Bamma Phi Bamma FB page. Ewww

    2. Neon leggings/Colored leggings are not for everyone. Stay in your lane.

    3. There is a very thin line between fashionably and trashy when you wear cut-out leggings.

    4. Same thing with metallic leggings. Please know how to pull it off tastefully. Or else you will look like the Tin Man from the Wizard of OZ/The Wiz or CT3O from Star Wars.

    5. Flesh-toned leggings are HELL NAWL.

    6. Animal leggings can be hot, but some people make it look like Wild Kingdom in these streets.

    And finally camouflage leggings. Why???!!!!!

    • CoCo
      December 18, 2012 at 1:23 am

      TRUTH! OMG numbers 1-4 and 6 are real horrible in Milwaukee, WI. I swear sometimes I want to walk up to folks and ask “where is your momma, I’m sure you had better home training than that!” We even have neon colored animal print leggings here. Granted I own a pair of brown leggings and a pair of black ones but I use them for sleep ware AT MY HOUSE (not for public eye) and under clothes in the winter. I can admit I CAN’T STAND that these grown ladies (aka over 35 club) come to church with the sheer leggings on with the 80s looking half cut shirt and a tank top underneath. Its like are you serious the lord said come as you are but modesty is the best policy. No body needs to be subjected to what you feel is goodies. The house of the lord should be a legging safe zone (only worn under shirts that cover your behind)! I think we are in desperate need of legging etiquette classes.

  16. Tally
    December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Oh I SCREAMED while reading this… you are a NUT, BUT it is the truth!

  17. HBSQ1
    December 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I’ve been on a crusade against leggings as pants all together for two years now. I want to laminate this handy-dandy chart and give it out at the wig and eyelash supply store.

  18. Nora
    December 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    It’s an epidemic, Luvvie. Luckily there is already some prefab community organizing material on the internet:

    I thought when I moved to NYC from a college town I’d escape it, but nope, people wearing non-pants all over the damn place!

  19. circa1908
    December 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    MEGGINGS!!!! little brown Mexican HAYSUS let the Mayan revelations come true.

    • Christie
      December 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Pshh, Kanye wore them at the 12.12.12 concert for Sandy. Leather jeggings, a skirt, white high tops and a hoodie. No, Sir.

  20. December 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    These leggings leave absolutely nothing to the imagination! I mean, if it were camouflage-colored, perhaps it would cover up the celluheavy, but no… We’ve been subjected to this instead. *sigh*

    *Prays loudly*
    “Help dese, yo’ chillrens Lawd-uh*

    *Quickens in the Spirit*

    • December 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      LMAOOOO at “celluheavy.”

      And iCannot deal w/ you for the tongues. *dead*

  21. SheShe
    December 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Ok … I want to say this …
    I wish people would do away with the animal print leggings (actually most people don’t wear animal print right – looking like a leopard from head to toe o_O)

    AND I advocate wearing undergarmets (think Spanx or girdles or whatever REGARDLESS of size) when you’re wearing something that is THAT revealing.

    And I’m going to repeat what’s already been said (and can’t be said enough) stay away from the sheer, flesh toned, neon, and metallic leggings

    and men ought not even give it a go?
    I mean-why’d they torture themselves and fashion in that manner???

  22. December 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    This is TOOOO FUNNY! I was just in the long ass line at Chipotle (has anyone ever been in a short line at this place??) Anyhoo and I saw this girl with leggings on….her friend #fail to tell her that her draws were showing! She had on a crop shirt and everyone was looking at her….when I placed my order I pulled her to the side and told her you could see her underware…she said “Oh I know” (O_O) I was done…and she has on some wanna be UGGs! I wear them…but ONLY indoors!

    • December 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      She said “I know.” *faints* So…what is HER life about??? *deep sigh*

  23. December 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    This is sooo funny and sooo needed! I don’t know what’s wrong with people. Not only is not cute, but there’s no way that they are comfortable as leggings are intended to be. Please stop with the camel toe!

    * Wear tops that will cover your camel toe. Or make sure you don’t have camel toe if you rock cropped tops <— LOL!!!

  24. December 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Does this woman not have friends that tell her, PUT SOME FUCKING CLOTHES ON?

  25. Jennifer
    December 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    In a world where Target exists and they have leggings (not see thru) for $8, this is SO out of order. This and that poor chile that Pam saw who was alright with the world partaking of her undergarments, is why we can’t have nice things. Deep sigh.

  26. Tae Love
    December 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    It can be stopped by just not wearing THEM….its the only way!!! I’m tired of my eyes being punched in the retina when I’m just trying to mind my business…can I sue for harassment???

  27. Roxanne
    December 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Jesus be a fence…and a full length mirror for us all.

  28. Dee
    December 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only person who says squozed.

  29. yadi
    December 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    say what u want but if Kenya is at the party, then count me in cuz I know I will cackle all evening…

    • yadi
      December 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      oops, wrong post.

  30. phiphibitch
    December 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    that look like cousin lol where this pic took at… atl???

  31. Benibosan
    December 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I made the mistake of clicking on the meggings link. So. Much. Moose-knuckle. *soaks eyes in holy water*

  32. yodachik
    December 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    this is a joke?? lol who leaves the house looking like that!

  33. MichelleNW
    December 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Look add to the list those “denim” leggings!!! Those leggings that are printed to look like jeans!! Burn them all!!!

    • CoCo
      December 18, 2012 at 1:30 am

      Amen! We have some that are denim cut outs. I want to have a bon fire and torch them all!

  34. Shayla
    December 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Can we stop the crime of LEGGINGS with a sweatshirt and sneakers?? please, y’all. PLEASE.

    Also my fellow plus size girls…please wear a tunic, sweater dress, or LONG cardigan if you’re going to wear leggings.

    • Jaz
      December 18, 2012 at 5:02 am

      That last rule applies to girls with a lot of butt. My lil cousin wore some leggings (thankfully just around the house) and we had to pull her aside to tell her how to wear leggings

    • KemaB
      December 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

      Yes Yes Yes! This needs to be placed on ads everywhere I am plus size girl and that is the only time I where my leggings sans around the house Unfortunately many other plus size chicas don’t exhibit the same restraint smh.

      P.s. unless you are working out leggings should never be worn with cropped shirts

      P.p.s I wish the Animal print trend would just die already

  35. jake
    December 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Someone get an ambulance. This time she done broke something! I was ill already too! I was puking all last night from the ballroom scene in Scandal Season 1 Episode 3 (yeah am trying to catch up) then you go and show this picture? Ooowww as soon as am better am going to hunt you down Luvvie.
    FOR WHY? No warning! That picture is evil!

  36. December 18, 2012 at 8:59 am


  37. Bpurpleb001
    December 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I remember when leggings first came back. (Yes, I said came back, I’m that old.) My daughters were 15, 10 and 9, I told them no before they even asked me to buy them some. The 15 yr old took it the hardest and I cared not in the least. I didn’t need her at school showing off her goodies. Them boys need to be able to concentrate on their school work too. lol

  38. Aisha
    December 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I’m an extra curvy girl who takes care in dressing my pudding accordingly and appropriately. However, them stockings -er leggings are a whole mess and should be banned! Excuse me Miss, why do I see your black or colorful panties through your leggings? It’s December, do you not feel that wind slapping your cottage cheese, I mean your thighs? Darling and peer short stocky woman. Those jeggings are making you appear shorter, stockier, tackier, swallow her up whole please. *Eye roll*

  39. CafeGirlsPress
    December 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I need a “I say a big ass NO” t-shirt to wear every day.

    Thank you, Luvvie, for today’s mantra.

  40. December 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Ahhhhhh! Some things should just NOT be pinned! lol! Ewww!

  41. December 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Ummm ma’am… i be killin em in my lime green leggings! Don’t hate! lol. But seriously, i wear leggings when i run. And i usually run early in the morning and late at night when it’s dark. So i wear them to be seen because i prefer not being hit by cars and making it home to my children. Also, those bright colors make my booty look niiiiiiiiice!

  42. PingLingBingle
    February 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    HAHAHAHA…This picture is from my University Library!

  43. […] Leggings/jeggings/skinny jean abuse must end, y’all. Buy them in your size. That is all I ask. […]

  44. November 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

    This is a visual assault. My eyes were raped. I’ve been violated. Expect to hear from my attorney!

    …and I’m trying to track this chic down with the Fashion Squad to dress her appropriately as well to serve her a subpoena for a civil suit. I need therapy, round the clock hugs and Oreos, reparations, and a 6’5″ 250 chocolate nurse name Maxwell to comfort me when I wake up in the middle of the night screaming from flasbacks of this picture. I’m traumatized by this foolishness!!!

  45. November 12, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Luvvie, first of all, you are hysterical! I love your posts and your hilarious pictures. I usually just lurk without commenting — but today your photo of the flesh-colored leggings just slayed me! I’m literally trying to shake my head like an Etch-a-Sketch to ERASE THAT IMAGE!! Too funny!

  46. NoSheDidn't
    November 12, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Baby Jesus be a saint and rebuke this madness. Y????? For the last time leggings are not PANTS! Yall gone learn today.

  47. msbrome
    November 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    That woman’s bagina is rubbing all up in those leggings. She is not wearing any kind of drawers. She will leave smears on every seat.

  48. Connie
    November 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    The ones in the pic are see through. I see a tag, her flesh and it appears her anal cavity in the left picture. The horror….

  49. brandi
    November 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Look im a curvy girl and in my opinion the only color leggings anyone should rock are as follows: if they are jeggings dark rinse or black maybe a light rinse but never multy color brought a pair once and immediatly regretted it secondly if the are jersey/cotton black only may be a dark charcoal not white off hazel bleu neon pink none of that i mean the whole point of them is give you a slimming effect right and to rock a sick tunic top not to show the shape of your vag like a trollip all over the place

  50. Jack
    November 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm


    I think you can take the offensiveness of these fashion disasters back to the previous generation. Do you remember the 80’s spandex pants problem we had then? Spandex is still a privilege, not a right.

  51. Serenity
    November 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I am old enough to remember original leggings. The ones with the stirrups that never stayed on your feet. And we wore BIG SHIRTS over them. Enough to cover our asses. Anything less is obscene. I rather see a man sagging his pants than a chick in too tight, too see through, too inappropriate leggings!

  52. November 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I fell out of my chair!!! How in the heavens does she not know not to wear flesh colored leggings? Ya’ll have me rolling with these comments!lol! This woman puts anyone who loves leggings to shame….

  53. Michelle
    August 24, 2015 at 10:30 am

    My pet peeve. Leggings with different colored legs. Left is red, right is blue. Where they do that at? Lol!

  54. Kathi
    August 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Nothing worse than being at work and looking at “Buttage cheese”.
    Lawd Cheeses!

  55. Marki
    August 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Rules of Leggetry:
    #1- If you do not hafta hold up one hand and splay your fingers when someone asks ‘How old are you baby?’- Animal print leggings should be on your FAWKNO list.
    #b – Leggings should be worn in your own home paired with your man’s T-shirt whilst lounging, with wine, or singing while cleaning your house
    #IVX – Leggings can be worn to the gym. However if you’re a big girl (you know if you big or not, stop that shit) a top that covers your arse is required
    #ii – If they cost less than $25 they’re tights, not leggings

  56. Silk!
    August 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    The biggest offense: the leggings printed with leg muscles on them. Like that chart at your doctor’s office. Those are not necessary.

  57. alfreda
    August 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I know they stank… Look like she slept in them and that fabric holds order like a magnet. I would not be caught dead in those things and if I died and you buried me in them, I would turn over in my grave so I can hurry up and get to Heaven for my robe. Im almost 40 and I still wear a slip…. no one wanna see this. If they do, it is that Dude clicking his tongue and calling you “ma!, Ma! Sup!” or the ones who took this picture in shock.

  58. Rekaya
    August 24, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Leggings shouldn’t be worn in the summertime, but if you must, please add cat spray or powder. A shower doesn’t cut it.

  59. August 24, 2015 at 11:25 pm


    Thank you so much for being who you are…an awesome woman, an awesome writer and digital comedian. You’ve always been amazing and it so awesome to see you thriving and successful! Many blessings boo!????

  60. ShebaBarb
    August 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I enjoyed reading this article. I say Amen l,000 times l,000 and then some. I was looking forward to leggings becoming a thing of the past but I believe they are here to stay. I have only seen a few women that are able to wear them gracefully with style. Even then I see no reason to wear them anywhere except to perhaps a backyard cookout, camping, or for traveling purposes and then with a long shirt whether you have a camel print or not. Also underneath clothes for warmth but otherwise just say “no.”
    As you stated the flesh colored ones are totally, totally riduculous. I remember seeing a young lady walking down the street and all of us looking at her like “are you nude,” not to mention the body shape was well let me be nice.
    Excellent write-up. I wish it could be sent to schools, to homes, to churches, to work-places and every where this degraded article of clothing has surfaced.

  61. Nikki
    August 25, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Or those that wear leggings and then have on printed panties or glow in the dark panties with white leggings….makes me throw up in my mouth everytime

  62. Teresa O
    August 25, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I read this whole post in the voice of Lorelai Gilmore from the Gilmore Girls. In my head of course. 🙂