Would you want to know?

(19 Posts)
Runningupthathill82 Fri 27-May-16 20:06:26

Yesterday morning I was out and about. In Sainsbury's, to be precise. And there was a woman about my age - early 30s - wearing black leggings with a T shirt. But the leggings were entirely see through. You could see the flower pattern on her white knickers.

Part of me thought "I should tell her - what if she doesn't know?" But then I thought telling her would embarrass her, and that would be awful.

So, S&B gurus - would you want to know if you were inadvertently flashing your pants to the entire supermarket? I know I would, and would appreciate being told, but I could be in the minority...

Cel982 Fri 27-May-16 20:09:19

Skirt tucked into knickers? Yes.

Leggings a bit see-through? No.

Unless it's something that she couldn't possibly be choosing to do, I'd keep schtum.

FiveShelties Fri 27-May-16 21:37:46

Wouldn't it be obvious at the front that they were see through?

PestilentialCat Fri 27-May-16 21:45:17

Five I truly believe that some people have no way of checking their whole reflection - no full-length mirror. She will have checked her hair in the little mirror & left the house.

tethersend Fri 27-May-16 21:50:55

In the height of summer a few years ago, I got off the tube and walked up the stairs behind the most beautiful girl wearing a gorgeous, floaty white dress.

With a massive skid mark up the back.

I did not tell her.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 27-May-16 21:53:48

No, I wouldn't give someone the heads up on their wardrobe malfunctions unless it was something like skirt-in-knickers.

A while ago there was a young woman in a queue, she had a bra (visible and completely different colour to her top) low cut top, and a wrap cardi.
Her cleavage was practically escaping and she must've been well aware (the draught from the aircon would've been right on her) but she was bending up and down, picking things up , her clothes were slipping.
Everyone in the queue and the till staff were shock WTF look.

Would it have helped her to say Put yer tits away love ^You might want to just hoist a bit" ?
Probably not.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 27-May-16 21:57:01

Urgh tethers that is a dilemma : tell her/don't tell her. She must've burned that dress when she got home...................

I walked about with huge patches on my TShirt when DD was a baby so though I was blush I reckoned I could brazen it out grin

FiveShelties Fri 27-May-16 22:07:01

PestilentialCat - having seen myself in a full length mirror wearing leggings, you could well be right - it was not a pretty sight grin

BotanicalPJs Fri 27-May-16 22:12:47

I've seen lots of women with transparent leggings. I just assumed it was intentional ! I know nothing about fashion

twobambinos Fri 27-May-16 22:17:08

At a play centre one day I saw a woman with black leggings on and they were see thru and you could see that she had a sanitary towel on. My God tmi

dudsville Fri 27-May-16 22:20:28

Personally? Yes I would want to know. This particular thing won't happen to me but if you ever see me unbuttoned, unzipped, stained, mistucked or with something in my teeth please tell me!

SocialDisaster Fri 27-May-16 22:23:36

I would want to know if I could buy a skirt and stop being a Bridget Jones.

BeYourselfUnlessUCanBeAUnicorn Fri 27-May-16 22:27:22

I wouldn't for that. I would think it's her own fault for wearing leggings like trousers. I hate seeing anyone wear leggings with short tops, it's not what they are designed for and doesn't look nice. Skirt tucked in etc, yes.

Runningupthathill82 Sat 28-May-16 08:11:15

Be Yourself - I wouldn't wear leggings like trousers either, and think it looks ridiculous on most people over about 12.
I can't help thinking that some of those who do so honestly don't know how they look when outside, in full light, rather than in front of a small mirror. Which is why I wondered if I should've told her!

Also wondering if it's a size thing. People wanting to buy a certain size in leggings and not realising that when they stretch, they go see through?
I went up a size in mat leggings when pregnant, to prevent exactly that, but I know lots of people are reluctant to buy bigger sizes than normal. And think that, if something goes on, then it fits.

BeYourselfUnlessUCanBeAUnicorn Sat 28-May-16 11:56:00

I dont even like it on children grin. I make sure DD has long tops.

I get your point about not realising. The light in my bedroom is shocking so I'd never know. I also wouldn't wear white pants under dark leggings.

Floisme Sat 28-May-16 14:14:25

An obvious malfunction that can be fixed immediately e.g. skirt in knickers, yes. Anything else, no. It's not worth the risk of humiliating someone - they're only clothes.

burnishedsilver Sat 28-May-16 16:20:17

No. Only someone close to her could say it. Not a stranger.

dexy24 Sat 28-May-16 16:32:54

I saw a woman in the supermarket today with a grey Lycra dress on...and a neon pink thong...

I didn't say anything either blush

Polkadot1974 Sat 28-May-16 17:29:41

Oh my word. No you can't say anything but I would be mortified if I had visible sanitary items!

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