Sunday, August 14, 2011
Pants as leggings
These rusty corduroy jeans seem to have shrunk gradually over time, and if there is one thing I cannot bear that is too-short jeans. Ankle-freezers, we used to call them. Unpicking the hemline and letting them down a touch is on my list of things to do... but in the meantime I have been mostly wearing them with boots like I am here, thus craftily disguising the lack of leg length. Brilliant, no? I'm a master at sartorial deviousness, hehe. To make matters worse, my "top" here is actually a dress.
Pants-as-leggings? But what is this? Aren't there rules against this sort of thing? Is this a situation anywhere near as heinous as its evil twin situation; leggings-as-pants? Well, let us consider...
Leggings-as-pants... no, too awful to even think about it actually. A case of Too Much Information, for sure. I can't see someone wearing their leggings as outerwear without feeling like I have to avert my eyes, don't you?
But pants-as-leggings, well I have tried this once or twice before and responses have been mixed, but I think that slimline pants can actually be OK underneath a shirt dress like this, which is pretty much the equivalent of a super-loose, super-long shirt. It's a rumpled casual look that hints that I have ransacked through the husband's wardrobe again, but y'know what? I'm as toasty warm as!
Dress; Burdastyle magazine 05/2010, dress 111 with alterations, details and my review of this pattern here, plaid brushed cotton
Jeans; Burda 7863 slightly modified, rusty corduroy, details here
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies in Dunsborough