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lgreen Thu 06-Sep-12 12:49:05

Hello everyone, new to this forum and need some advice about my 15 year old daughter who has recently started to buy and wear leggings that appear to be very transparent (and some occasions they appear to look more like tights) Not up on all the current fashion trends of teen girls at the moment but when I pointed out to her she just told me that lots of girls her age do this. I just feel it will attract the wrong sort of attention, paticulary from males. She's even wearing them when she is out shopping with myself and I can't help feeling that she is drawing too much attention to herself for the sake of attention. It wouldn't be so bad if she wore a long enough top or if it was a party she was going to I could be more approving. At the same time, I don't want to say what she can and can't wear. Is there any other mums on here who can relate to this situation and what do you think? I'd like to hear your views.

AnyFucker Thu 10-Jan-13 20:26:00

the "miss" is a bit of a giveaway too smile

AgentProvocateur Thu 10-Jan-13 20:23:50

I think MissSnow must be a pervert man. Surely no woman talks about "panties"...

Like that is really a female high school student - joined MN for, um, some reason and promptly started searching for threads on teenagers wearing see through clothes hmm

Rikalaily Thu 10-Jan-13 20:16:01

A pair of tights underneath (I wear the ski bottom type ones) is enough to stop them being see though and not too thick.

AnyFucker Thu 10-Jan-13 20:14:19

This is an old thread resurrected by, erm, someone, for erm, dunno what.

colditz Thu 10-Jan-13 20:10:30

Queen, easy on the school girls, yeah? Calling them rape apologist numpties is not an effective educative tool ....

AgentProvocateur Thu 10-Jan-13 20:10:22

They're meant to be see through! DS (16) has lots of friends who wear them - girls - and they buy pants with a view to them being seen underneath their leggings.

Horrible fashion. IMVHO (but I am ancient)

MissSnow how on earth did you come across this thread? What on earth were you searching the archives for confused

Oh and you are being a total sexist rape apologist numpty, btw.

missSnow Thu 10-Jan-13 19:57:02

your daughter probably knows. She is 15 and in high school. She wants the boys attention, most girls will play dumb or pretend not to know any better but she knows. If she has non see through leggings but is going for the see through ones, then your best bet is she is trying to grab someones or peoples attention. I myself am a high school student who refuses to wear leggings because most girls wear them to show off their butts and to let boys see what kind of panties/thongs they have on. Have a talk with her, and let her know its her decision but in the end, she cant go crying to you if something happens to her because of that decision. It should be a lesson learned when she gets the wrong kind of attention. As for you feeling ok with her wearing things like that to parties, its a definite NO NO because at parties there are NO boundaries between right and wrong, and boys are more likely to make a move on her in those getups.

lgreen Sun 16-Sep-12 10:43:31

thanks, will give that a try!

NCForNow Mon 10-Sep-12 10:01:50

It's always suspect when someone joins MN expressly for the purpose of discussing their teenagers underwear. Or see-through leggings!

NCForNow Mon 10-Sep-12 10:01:12

Glad someone else thought that Farking

CadleCrap Mon 10-Sep-12 09:58:59

How about letting her keep the leggings but bin all her knickers and replace with good old Bridget style ones grin

modifiedmum Mon 10-Sep-12 09:40:45

Them leggings from primark are awful,really sea through! i bought some of the cropped ones and was horrified you could see my pants so they are in the bin!! If i was you I'd just throw them out and replace them with better quality leggings but thats me! smile

This is the sort of dilemma the Tights Troll used to have frequently smile

thisoldgirl Mon 10-Sep-12 09:30:36

Those of you recommending thicker, better quality leggings are missing the point.

See through leggings are fashionable. That you can see thong/bumcheek/sanitowel through them is the point hmm.

It's called Hoochie style and Rihanna is the queen of the Hoochies. This role model has flashed her labia on television FFS, and her vagina being entered by Chris Brown's penis is a GIF on the internet.

I'd say the OP is getting off lightly with the see through leggings.

ChunkyMonkeyMother Mon 10-Sep-12 09:16:39

If you are anywhere near an Asda they have just brought out a pair of thicker leggings for autumn/winter - they are still stretchy but are thicker and not see through at all, they have them in a few different designs and styles from £6 - I got some plain black ones as I was sick of the sheer ones constantly ripping - these are like a mix between a thick wooly tight and a legging - I was discussing this at the weekend as a few friends had normal ones on and they all commented on how mine we're not see through and theirs all were and they all had little nips, rips and ladder-type-issues.

Worth a try

NCForNow Mon 10-Sep-12 09:11:25


TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 10-Sep-12 09:05:58

I would say 'if you're going to wear leggings as trousers, you need some thicker ones, because I can basically see what you had for breakfast in those'. I try not to be too critical and dictatorial about clothes, but I do say if I think something's actually indecent!

lgreen Mon 10-Sep-12 09:04:02

Ripping fault it is then. Got to be cruel to be kind.

theredhen Sun 09-Sep-12 07:10:42

Oh god this is awful isn't it? My dsd tried to buy a pair when we were out shopping once, swayed her to the better quality ones luckily.

If you have a good relationship. Then I'd tell her, if not, I'd have a washing machine that has suddenly developed a legging ripping fault. grin

TheWonderfulFanny Sat 08-Sep-12 21:48:53

Does she have a younger brother who can be trained to say "if I wanted to see your knickers I'd have bought you dinner"?

SeventhEverything Sat 08-Sep-12 21:41:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lgreen Sat 08-Sep-12 21:39:24

compared with the amount of teens i saw today in denim shorts and bum cheeks showing (1st bit of sun we have all year and they are out in full force) it seems pretty mild my concern in comparison. Perhaps I am overly worrying but that's our duty as parents. saying that though, she may as well have her bare bum out when she goes for the thong underneath. Which isn't all that often thankfully. It's one thing girls boxers showing but too much for me when it's the thong on show. hmmm

Toughasoldboots Sat 08-Sep-12 17:42:05

In the bin , they keep falling apart in the washing machine.
Unfortunately that keeps happening to my 15yo dd's sheer topswink

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