Last Sunday I ran a race with the fabulous Melissa Z.  We were only 2 miles into the 10-mile event and the pack was still dense when we found ourselves stuck behind a woman in skin-tight, super short, Day-Glo orange running shorts constructed of fabric so thin as to be practically non-existent.  She might as well have been running naked.

Because we’ve been friends for so long, Melissa and I were able to have an entire conversation about our predicament without saying a word.

“Are you seeing this?”

“The shorts are neon orange – I could see them with my eyes closed from a mile back.”

“I feel like I’m in a porn flick against my will.”

“Not that you have anything against porn.”

“Of course not, but I can’t keep seeing this.”

With that look, we found a hole in the crowd and snaked our way past what Melissa branded The A**tastic Shorts.  It was then I realized why I hate leggings worn as pants – TOO MUCH INFORMATION FOR INNOCENT BYSTANDERS.

I just don’t think there’s a better argument against that fashion trend.


About Felicia Biggins

I'm a fashion blogger and owner of The New Black, a personal styling business, in Austin TX. Follow me on Twitter: @fbigg.
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6 Responses to A**tastic

  1. Melissa Z says:

    In our defense – while running 3 miles yesterday evening on TL, we saw some A**tastic Shorts that were very appropriate. It can be done but it must be done right!

    • Indeed it CAN be done right. Color has everything to do with it. The pair we saw last night were black or dark blue and it was an entirely different experience – i.e. we weren’t forced to become her gynecologists by merely being in her presence.

  2. Karen Underwood says:

    oh dear….that is right up there with showing A** crack.

  3. Melissa Z says:

    Again – not something you want to see while running….

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