An Open Letter To Kim Kardashian’s Leggings

by Amy Lindorff

Dear Kim Kardashian’s Leggings,

It is not Kim who is brave; it is you. You are dragged out any number of mornings by Kim and made to be closer to her than any man ever has (which is obviously saying something). You spend the day with her. She likely sweats in you. Fingers crossed that her period doesn’t start while you’re on (gross I know, but someone had to acknowledge just how perilous your working conditions are).

Yes, there are perks. You get to travel and see the world. But it’s not really a vacation – you’re working overtime. You get to meet lots of other famous people, go to Laker games, tapings of Dancing With the Stars, and photo shoots galore. You are truly living the glamorous life.

But then there are those days that sweet Kim is fighting with a former bestie, arguing with her mother, or listening to her sisters’ problems. Kim leads a drama filled life and you poor, innocent leggings have to just tune it out and pretend that everything is okay. You are the one who has to be strong and smile like you mean it in the face of true, Kardashian adversity. Let’s not forget the divorce. Mommy and Daddy fought and fell out of love, with you standing by: the silent sufferer.

And those days you stay home are even worse. Not only do you have to deal with the rejection of not being chose for the day’s outings, but you have to lie at home, in the dark recesses of Kim’s surely massive closet and face your insecurities. You are not a Louboutin cheeta print heel; you are not a Marchesa gown; you are not a $500 pair of designer jeans; you are just you. Just simple black leggings. But don’t let your closet mates get you down. Be strong! You are a closet staple and a fashion necessity for every young woman. Without you, what would one wear to move her car for street cleaning at the crack of dawn? What would one wear for late night CVS runs? It is only you who are trusted with the information that sometimes we buy candy and nail polish and french bread pizzas in times of true desperation.

So fear not. You may not get the recognition you deserve, and yes, even I have chastised you in the past (and likely will again in the future – ours is a love hate relationship based on circumstantial need). In a perfect world, you would only ever be worn under a cute dress or a long top, but it isn’t a perfect world, is it? Thank you for all that you do.

Love, Amy

P.S. Thank you Huffington Post for this photo and headline. It’s something special.

P.P.S. To learn more about the leggings as pants phenomenon, please click here.