9 Pant Styles French Girls Wear Instead of Leggings
For whatever reason, the leggings trend has continued to take off like wildfire amongst the fashion community and there seems to be no end in sight. Even as the rise of the athleisure trend moves forward into more innovative and sartorial spaces, leggings are the one item it seems no one is willing to retire—except for the French. Curious by the above phenomena, I wanted to see if this comfortable pant style was as popular amongst the most stylish women I know—Parisians—as it is here in America.
After asking four of the French girls ahead a few general questions about their personal preferences on leggings, one thing was clear and that was that the French don't really wear leggings anywhere else besides the gym. With so many alternative pant styles out there these days, the women ahead waste no time dabbling in this trend that they associate with bad taste and a lack of elegance—their words, not mine.
Go on to read more about French girls' opinions on leggings, as well as to shop the pant styles they are wearing instead.
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"I can't speak for all french women, but I guess in France, leggings are still synonyms with bad taste. The border between sportswear and casual clothing is really thick. If I want to wear something close-fitting I usually wear leather pants or skinny jeans. And if I am looking for something comfortable, I go for knit pants or oversized pants. I choose not to wear leggings because I still see them as workout clothes. When it comes to fashion, I am a bit conservative I don't really jump on new trends."
"French women still have this idea that leggings are for sport activities only. Instead, I wear jeans or carrot pants—anything else besides leggings! I choose not to wear them mostly because I feel like I'm wearing only tights! I do have one or two pairs but I only wear them to hang out at home."
"I choose not to wear leggings because I think I wore them too much years ago (with dresses!) and now I just can't stand wearing them except for to the gym. I prefer culottes or boyfriend jeans if I want something comfy."