Friday, January 18, 2008

Rule of Thumb: January 2008 edition

Rule of Thumb:

If you already did it, you can't do it again. If you haven't done it yet, go for it.

Example 1: If you wore leggings the first time around, you cannot wear leggings now. Let your daughter wear them.

Example 2: If you wore skinny jeans and high heels the first time around, you probably shouldn't wear them now.

Just a rule of thumb.

BUT... my question is:

How do you feel about leggings and tunics for the endowed?

18 comments:

jayna said...

leggings and tunic. for the endowed. i think it takes a special person to pull off tunics in general. and leggings for that matter. so fun to see you last night

Jessica said...

I msut say, I don't think they good on anyone...But I have never been called a fashion guru. Maybe I don't like them because they bring back memories of Junior High, insecurity and big bangs.

Carrie Anne said...

Well, it depends, because those 80s leggings did have stirrups didn't they? So, technically you COULD do it again, right? And if you tight rolled the skinny jeans you might be able to get away with them now...maybe? But now it's the age of wear whatever the H you want, so go for the leggings and tunics, because you are fashionista and look great in whatever you wear!:) By the way, how are you doing? I hope very well!

Suzie Petunia said...

Yah, I'll have to agree with your rule of thumb. But since I didn't wear anything fashionable the first time around, does the mere fact that I could have or should have disqualify me for wearing those fashions now? :)

Leggings and tunics: definitely a "gray area". But I think if you're going for the "spirit of the law" ... I don't think the leggings look much different than opaque tights. Lets leave the leggings to the young girls.

Happy to see you posting!

mo said...

At my age I have worn everything at least once. Does that mean I should stop wearing clothes all together? The issue of tunics and leggings gives a whole new meaning to the VGL.

Suzie Petunia said...

VGL?

Kristen Joy said...

(em's friend kristen from texas here) I have just been asking myself some similar questions...they DO have leggings with stirrups which i had far too many pair back in the day and I CANNOT, will not allow myself to do that again. About the leggings, I have wondered the same thing...if i wear a babydoll shirt with thick leggings, it looks like i 'm wearing a short skirt with tights and that may appear questionable for the enodowed....i got a pair 2 days ago, we'll have to see if I end up wearing them.

Wendy said...

I like that rule of thumb. Although it can become confusing if its a slightly different variation from the original.

mo said...

VGL=visable garment line--the way you unobtrusively determine if someone is LDS or not. I'm surprised you didn't know that!

HappyBack said...

I'm finding myself wearing burkas more and more these days, just to be safe.

andrea said...

i thought that's why they made the ankle length g's... to get rid of VGL's so you can wear leggings?
i think everyone should just do like EJ and wear velour. the whole wide world. we could all be equal then.

Abby said...

The tunic has got to be at least hovering around the knee area--not butts, and I don't want to see so much thigh that I'm focusing on it. I say if you don't notice the length, it's working...does that make sense? Not as in, see what you can get away with, but, chances are, if it's long enough, you don't take shocking notice of it, ya know? Just please wear mid-calfers if you go the legging route. (Express has nice thick ones, by the way.)

Abby said...

By the way, Mo, that made me laugh bc I so would have gotten VPL. How clever that it applies to folks like us!

Lucky Candice said...

Here's the thing: there are a very select few who can pull of what is really really trendy. 12-year-old girls happen to be in that category. 35-year-old women, like myself, with ripples in the thighs and chunks in the butt are NOT in that category. And if you do try to wear them, it just looks like you're tryin' too hard. NO?

LC

P.S. great house

Amy Lynn said...

If you are going out and plan on sipping lemon water and chewing on celery sticks, then wear your jeans and stilletto heels. If you are planning on drinking hot chocolate and having several pieces of pie, then put on your leggins' and tunic. Let your social eating dictate your wardrobe.

Michelle said...

Okay, so I feel like a total stalker that I'm leaving you a message on here! It's Michelle Wall...and, I confess to you that I love my leggings and tunic. Now, they were purchased at a very happy upscale store, they are thick and my "tunic" is really a dress. It's all black and I love my little ballet shoes too. The outfit hung in my close with tags attached for 2 months before I had the nerve to wear it to work. I kept thinking I would return it...who really pays $60 for leggings!? Me.
Anyhow, there you go.
A 35 year old, bobbed blond, assistant principal leggin' wearin' gal. That's me!
P.S. How are you?

HappyBack said...

That's the last time I waste a Burka joke on this crowd. Phooey.

melissa c said...

Good question! I personally don't know if I would dare! My thighs and butt are too big for me to feel comfortable but I heard someone in my ward criticizing a friend of mine who they thought "dressed like a teenager". My thought was that they were just jealous that they couldn't pull it off! I say, go for it! Live dangerously! If you have a great figure and you are still being modest, who cares???