Thursday, December 20, 2012

Meggings: Hot or Not?

Hello again lovelies! I hope everyone is excited and getting ready for the upcoming holiday. Tonight I want to bring attention to a trend right now: meggings. Meggings are leggings for men. It seems logical enough; why do women have to have all the fun with fashion? Men took purses as their own too, calling them murses, and now they've decided to adopt leggings as their own as well. 

As logical of a progression as this trend seems, there is a lot of controversy over meggings. A lot of critics feels that meggings is blurring the gender lines too much.

All one has to do though is look at our rock stars and icons and one will see that we've always worshipped those who blur the lines: David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravit, Russel Brand, Justin Bieber. We idolize those aren't afraid to take fashion risks. If multi-million dollar music artists and actors can do it, then why can't the local barista at Starburcks on his day off?

Gender lines aside, I don't know how comfortable this is for men due to a bit more junk in the front trunk, but then again ballet dancers ad actors have been wearing tights for centuries. Maybe it is incredibly comfortable for men just as it is for women, and to be honest I've seen more men look better in meggings than women in leggings. 

For instance, this guy:

Of course, this trend had to come from somewhere. AKA - The runways of New York Fashion Week. While the average joe above wears a more Tim Burton-esque version of leggings, the ones shown in fashion week below had a more solid approach. I love both, but if I had to chose one, I'm leaning towards Tim Burton. I'd go a bit more Russel Brand and wear boots with them instead of sneakers.

For a workplace environment this trend would be hard to pull off, depending upon where you work of course. In any kind of business setting, the meggings would have to make their debut on casual Friday at best, and that's only depending on how casual your fridays can get.


If David Bowie can do it, why can't you?

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