Forget that whole long-running and passionate "Are leggings pants?" argument often waged by fashion blogs. I am firmly Team LeggingsArePants, but these hilarious hairy leggings by Contrado might do irreversible damage to that side of the debate. You can buy the hairy leggings here.
According to the DailyMail, you can customize "hairy" clothing on the website, but if you're looking for another option, you can get them ready made at Redbubble. For just $49, you can score these unusual leggings, which have a beige base and a swirly, black, and hair-like pattern that reminds me of what my dad's legs looked like when we went swimming at the beach when I was single digits in age. Yes, a variety of hairy leggings exist and they are kind of hilarious, in a halloween costume, giving-zero-you-know-whats kinda way.
As someone who personally enjoys shaving my legs each morning in the shower, because I detest stubble, love the super soft feeling that my shaving cream gives my skin, and generally doesn't like my legs to be hairy, I cannot hang with these. Granted, not all people shave, nor should they feel pressure to do so, but I have trouble imaging anyone rocking these to a social event.
But, hey, if you are decked out in a tank and a mini skirt paired with these hairy leggings, you actually add a little texture and some unexpected humor to your ensemble. If you bare your arms, why not cover up your legs in a unique way, right? If you are a fashion envelope pusher who likes to do your own thing, you should totally rock these.
Redbubble is a digital marketplace that gives independent artists a place to sell their unique creations. Unique certainly encapsulates what these leggings are. The leggings boast a stretchy waistband and come in sizes XXS through XL.
Here are some Insta comments from a person who posted them. The reactions are mixed. I'd personally take a pass on these — would you wear 'em?
Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its original version.