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Sassy Mom Sets Us Straight on Leggings

If you're even thinking about wearing leggings in public today, you better take a look at this video first.

Jamie Higdon Randolph, a straight-shooting mom from Cleveland, Tenn., gave us the lowdown on how to wear—and more important, how not to wear—the ubiquitous stretchy apparel.

And let's just say there are definite rules.

First of all, as her YouTube video is titled, "Leggings ain't pants."

"Some of you like to use leggings as britches, as pants-pants," Randolph says while filming in her car, on the way to get a new pair of leggings. "That ain't how they're supposed to be worn."

After not being able to find her "normal leggings," she relays in the video, Randolph thought she could just borrow her daughter's pair, which apparently turned out to be way too small or way too tight. And that's when the sassy mom decided to give us all a lesson in leggings faux pas.

After all, she points out, it is "leggin weather."

"If you can't wear a shirt that covers your tail so that I can't tell that you got some Aztec-print thongs on, you don't need to be wearing 'em."

She doesn't stop there.

"If they're too tight that I can see that you have a tattoo on your leg, they're too tight," she continues. "They ain't to be worn, period. That's called pantyhose, honey. Panty. Hose."

And don't get her started on white leggings. We even got a "Lord Jesus" for that fashion felony. "You can see all kinds of stuff through them."

The comments on Randolph's YouTube page have been a mixed bag, with some praising her outspoken take on fashion and others taking issue with everything from her shirt to her opinion to her accent.

"This is great and I agree," writes YouTube user Sonya CH. "No matter what size you are cover your rear end when you wear leggings."

"I wear leggings all the time. [T]hey are my pants, my PJs, and my classy pants," counters YouTube user Kim Cosper. "They show off the butt quite well."

But Randolph would not agree.

"Make sure your tail is covered. Nobody wants to see what kind of panties you have on," she says in her video. "That stuff's left for the bedroom. It don't need to be running around town."

However you decide to wear your leggings, the video has been viewed more than 847,000 times on YouTube and more than 14 million times on Facebook.

Image via YouTube

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