Comments: Sarah: Open Letter

Did you see they also have a skort?

Posted by Marci at January 31, 2008 09:26 AM

Hee. Yes. Wait, are they copying my entire fourth grade wardrobe? Because I don't know how they're going to get an oversized plaid County Seat t-shirt with matching scrunchie. Those are hard to come by.

Posted by sarah at January 31, 2008 09:47 AM

Hee! Remember when your stirrup pants were getting too small (due either to machine washing and drying or a pesky growth spurt) and the tension on the stirrups would cause the waistband to creep ever-lower? Maybe you even adjusted your posture in order to wear them longer?

Posted by Angie at January 31, 2008 10:49 AM

Hee. I think I just bent my knees a little bit. Remember how the stirrups were so cankle-inducing?

Posted by sarah at January 31, 2008 11:06 AM

I remember thinking that stirrup pants were a hip-minimizing alternative to regular leggings. So wrong.

But on the other hand...can I go to Express with you?

Posted by lisa at January 31, 2008 12:28 PM

Not meaning to mock you or anything but... how are they different around the hip area than regular leggings?
And yes. Please come with me.

Posted by sarah at January 31, 2008 12:42 PM

Well, it depends on the type of stirrups. This really only applies to the heavier, more-pants-than-tights kind. Anyway, I think regular leggings follow the curve of your hips around the bottom side of your hip, while stirrups create a straight line from the hip to the ankle. Also, I guess the wider ankle area visually balances out the hip more, much like flare-leg jeans vs. skinny jeans.

Posted by lisa at January 31, 2008 02:24 PM

don't hate me. but i will defend the stirrup. when one finds themselves often wearing skirts with boots, leggings are a necessity. especially in cold austrian winters. the problem with this scenario is, that regular footless leggings crawl up the boot, making extra and uncomfortable fabric creep up to your waste. and with a skirt, the extra fabric is unwelcome. stirrup foots allow for even distribution across the entire leg. oh, and since one wears boots, you never actually know they are stirrups. now if we're referring to this style...

then i cannot defend that. however, it wouldn't be so bad if some nice leg warmers were added to cover the look of the stirrup. again, this is all with a skirt. not a long baggy shirt.

Posted by stace at February 2, 2008 09:32 AM