Q&A: Why Do Girls Wear Leggings? (5 Different Reasons!)

Go outside anywhere, and it’s made immediately clear – leggings are one of the most popular pieces of clothing that women are wearing these days.

As a guy however, it may not be obvious what exactly it is about them that makes them so popular appealing. Yes, men certainly love the way that girls look in them, but there are a lot more reasons for wearing them than just sexual ones.

So, since there seems to be a misconception that women only wear them to show off, I wanted to write this article to talk about that some more – plus all the other reasons leggings are so awesome!

1. They Show Off Our Curves Nicely

Alright, just to get this one out of the way first, it is in fact true that some women wear yoga pants or leggings because of the way they hug our bodies. It’s no secret that leggings aren’t just a gift to women, but a gift to men as well for just how darn good they look on our bodies.

Leggings are about as form-fitting as you can get. They hug each and every curve as tight as they possibly can. For women like me, whose ass is perhaps their best feature, nothing shows it off better than a pair of leggings.

Heck, there are even leggings that are designed specifically to ride up our butt cracks and show it off as much as possible. You can see it’s exact shape and size, and in some cases women may as well be naked because the leggings leave nothing up to the imagination.

Even in the front, they can show off our cameltoe if we aren’t wearing panties that can hide it.

To make matters worse – or better depending on how you look like it, many leggings become see-through when we bend over, and some of us know how how to use that to our advantage.

So, yeah – leggings show off our curves nicely. This does not mean that all women wearing them want you to stare, are deliberately trying to show off, or welcome any sexual advances whatsoever.

But let’s not deny the fact that they really look good on us.

2. They Are Extremely Comfortable

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, it should be known that women wear leggings primarily for themselves, not to show off or to please others. And perhaps the greatest benefit of all is the fact that leggings are extremely comfortable.

In fact, they are about as close as you can get to the feeling of wearing nothing at all. They are light, they stretch perfectly, they don’t scrunch up, and no matter the setting, you can kind of just forget that they’re there.

They don’t feel tight like jeans do, and you don’t have to worry about them blowing up in the wind like a skirt, or accidentally showing something off when you aren’t trying to.

Certain leggings can feel warm in cool weather, and cool and breathable in hot weather.

While I personally prefer to be naked at home (and anywhere else I can), leggings are the next best thing when it comes to comfort.

3. They Go With Almost Any Outfit

It’s no secret that many women obsess over the way they look. And to be fair, we want to feel attractive, even if we’re not deliberately trying to get with anyone at the moment. Plus, let’s be honest – girls judge other girls quite heavily, especially when they’re young.

It’s no wonder why we care so much more about fashion than men typically do.

The great thing about leggings is that regardless of what you choose to pair with them, it’s probably going to look good.

Leggings in a winter sweater look just as good as they do with a tank top. They work just as much for an evening out as they do with a lazy day at a friend’s house.

And that’s just black leggings. Let’s not forget that they come in all sorts of different colors and patterns, ranging from solid colors to extremely detailed and intricate designs. We’ve got basics like stripes or geometry patterns, to aztec designs, fish scales, cheetah print, polka dots, and fractal patterns that look like something out of a DMT trip.

We even have leggings that look like jeans, or themed leggings for different holidays.

When I say that they go with almost any outfit, I mean it!

4. They’re Easy To Move In

These days, yoga pants and leggings are kind of used interchangeably when describing this type of clothing. And although there are important differences between the two, both have a very important use case of being very easy to exercise in.

I mean, for yoga pants at least… it’s directly in the name.

Unlike thicker pairs of pants, women (or men) can move freely in leggings regardless of the movement that they’re doing. From jogging to yoga to dance, they do not restrict or limit you in any way. They simply cover you up, without reminding you that they’re there every 5 seconds.

Leggings don’t ride up during exercise, unless you get a pair specifically designed to ride up, so you can focus on your workout and not pulling pants out of your butt.

Just another side benefit… if someone is going to be exercising, leggings are thin and don’t absorb a whole lot of moisture for a long time. So if you happen to get sweaty in them, they dry relatively quickly.

5. They’re Practical And Easy To Put On

Finally, I think something can be said about how easy and convenient it is to put on a pair of leggings.

There are no buttons, zippers, or strings you have to worry about. They are as plain and straightforward as you can get.

If you are in a rush to get out of the house, putting on a pair of leggings is quick, easy, and stress-free.

Closing Thoughts

After hearing some of these benefits, hopefully you have a better understanding of why leggings are so popular.

Yes, our asses look amazing in them, but that is only one of the many benefits that leggings offer. Even if you aren’t trying to show off, leggings still make an excellent choice, which is why it’s no wonder that you see ladies wearing them just about anywhere you go.

I’ve got to be honest, I feel a little bad for men that can’t yet wear them without feeling uncomfortable. My wardrobe is full of them, and I can’t see that changing anytime soon!

Do you have any questions about leggings? Let me know in the comments form below!

~ Lexi

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