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A high-school principal has come under fire after she body-shamed female students for wearing leggings.

Heather Taylor, the principal at Stratford High School in South Carolina, told an assembly of 14 to 16-year-old girls that they shouldn't wear leggings unless they were a size zero or two (size four or six on this side of the pond).

“And the sad thing is ladies, so if someone has not told you this before, I'm going to tell you this now. Unless you're a size zero or two and you wear something like that, even though you're not fat, you look fat,” she said in a voice recording obtained by one of the students. 

Her words sparked huge backlash among students and parents alike, with some admitting they felt personally attacked by the statement.

Speaking about the highly controversial comments, Allison Veazey, a sophmore at Stratford High School, told WCBD, “I’m not a size zero and I kind of felt targeted because of my size.”

“It was really hurtful, cause I felt like my size made me look disgusting towards someone in the clothes that I wear,” she added.

In a statement to USA TODAY, Heather Taylor said her intention was "not to hurt or offend any of my students in any way."

"I assured them all that I am one of their biggest fans and invested in their success."

Though she addressed the concerns, the principal did not retract or apologise for her comments.


Woman feel societal pressure to slim down every day of the week, and that pressure can become intensified on the journey to walking down the aisle. 

Losing weight for your wedding has become the norm, with bridal fitness classes and crash diets littering the internet. 

Thankfully, the body positivity community has made gorgeous plus size brides more visible, but the pressure remains. 

Leggings company You Statement have created some fat shaming gym clothes specifically geared towards brides to be. 

The pants carry slogans designed to shame women into focusing on losing weight in the run up to their big day. 

Statements like 'Training to be a trophy wife,' 'I wont quit unitl the dress fits,' and 'Gotta squat before I tie the knot,' are scrawled across the leggings.


Twitter users took to the social media site to express their indignation over the leggings. 

'Ive just seen these leggings and URGH. No. Just no. Please do NOT buy into the thought that you HAVE to lose weight for your wedding,' said one.

We also have this pair which reads 'Unlike other girls, I can make boys smile with my pants ON.' which simply reeks of slut shaming rhetoric. 




We love nothing more than a comfy pair of leggings, and Canadian cult brand Lululemon has a reputation for combining comfort and style in their range of work out gear. 

From leotards and sports bras to running shorts and bomber jackets, the athleisure brand covers it all.

The brand has previously only been available online, but now the yogis of Ireland can rejoice in the knowledge that the brand is en route to our Emerald Isle.


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"Athletic brand Lululemon are coming soon to Brown Thomas," reads a new section on BT's website.

"A Vancouver based brand, they are the leaders in healthy living with an amazing range of athletic wear including running, gym and yoga."

"Discover Lululemon in a new, relaxing and inviting space in our Dublin store this April."


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The high-quality work out gear will be available from Brown Thomas' Dublin branch, and will include clothing and accessories.

We can't wait to elevate our gym gear game to the next level. 



Look, we're no stranger to the odd fashion faux pas.

From accidentally flashing our cleavage to forgetting to pull up our zipper, there's rarely a day goes by when we don't question ourselves and our ability to properly dress ourselves.

But when it comes down to choosing our clothes, we generally avoid any garments that might suggest we're packing some serious heat in the crotch department… for obvious reasons.

Unfortunately, the news hasn't reached one particular clothing line who chose to design a pair of leggings adorned with the world's most famous landmarks

So far, so educational right?

And it would be if they hadn't decided to position the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the crotch area of the damn pants.

Reddit, the site that keeps on giving.


Gigi Hadid is the QUEEN of rocking the sportswear trend and making it look really, really slick.

Whether she's going shopping, out on a date or to the actual gym, the model has athleisure wear down.

So that's why we were delighted to find out that we can steal Gigi's style for under fifty quid.

Spotted casually strolling through New York during the week, the Victoria's Secret Angel wore a high shine pair of Reebok leggings that come in at €49.95 – and hurrah! They ship to Ireland.

I can see myself trying to copy this look… If only windswept hair and killer abs were included…

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Catwalks have been feeling oh-so sporty of late – with designers showcasing heaps of models clad in exercise-appropriate attire.

And the High Street has been quick to follow suit: Penneys, Dunnes Stores, Life Style Sports, H&M, Marks & Spencer, and Forever 21 all currently have their own lines of seriously chic gym gear – and that includes plenty of lovely leggings.

Emma Roberts, Beyonce Knowles, Rihanna, and Kylie Jenner in their leggings


We charge Stella McCartney with kicking off the trend it the first place: more than a decade ago she collaborated with Adidas, making exercise seriously stylish.

And last November H&M carried Alexander Wang’s sporty studio-to-street collection, while long-established leggings-fan Beyonce’s much-anticipated “athletic streetwear” collection will be released by Topshop this autumn. There’s also Rita Ora’s collaboration with Adidas, and Rihanna’s with Puma.

Actress and writer Lena Dunham, stars of Girls, is just one of the many celebs who have lately been taking to social media to share their love of the garment.

Lena Dunham posted these images to her Instagram account


But if you assume that a pair is a cheap-and cheerful way to bulk up your wardrobe, think again. Indeed, leggings can set you back… thousands. Yes, if you were so inclined, you could part with close-to €3,200 for The Row’s leather offering, or indeed €2,500 for Brunello Cucinelli’s version in suede. Wowsers!

Here, we detail the highs and lows (price-wise anyway) of the humble legging.

The painfully pricey (only celebrities need apply):

Marc Jacobs printed leggings, €630; Stouls Carolyn suede leggings, €1,045; 
The Row stretch-leather leggings, €1,960; Lucas Hugh leggings, €586


Toteme cashmere leggings, €355; Joesph stretch leather leggings, €865; 
Alexander McQueen leopard-print leggings, €830; 
Bernhard Willhelm embroidered leggings, €738 


And the affordable stables that are much more up our street…

F&F Aztec print lounge leggings, €12; Marks & Spencer pull-on leggings, €13;
Heatons floral leggings, €18; Michelle Keegan for Lipsy biker leggings, €46


Adidas Originals paisley leggings, €35; AX Paris tartan leggings, €16;
New Look work-it legging, €19.99; River Island foil foral leggings, €40




We all love a bit of Benedict Cumberbatch, there’s no denying that. But we feel things may have gone a little bit too far…

A shop called Poprageous are now selling leggings and a matching top featuring a collage of the Sherlock actor’s face all over them!

Needless to say, the leggings have gone completely viral and we have no doubt many Cumberlovers will be flocking the internet for them.

Would you wear leggings covered in tiny photos of Benedict Cumberbatch’s face? 



As you grow older, your tastes and preferences may change. The flares you were obsessed with a few years back might cause you to cringe a bit today – we can’t say we’re not guilty of that!

If any of these sound a bit too familiar to you, then there’s a chance you need to revamp your wardrobe:

  • When you’ve finally reached your ideal weight and your old clothes don’t fit you anymore.
  • When you start a new job and realise your summer shorts, skimpy dresses and leggings just won’t make the cut.
  • When your red clothes no longer look red.
  • When your blue clothes no longer look blue.
  • When you can’t remember why you bought certain clothes or why anyone ever let you wear them.
  • When you’ve finally realised that your ‘style’ is attracting the wrong crowd.
  • When your jeans are a bit rough around the edges.
  • When you reach for the top shelf and your jacket rips.




Looking good doesn’t always require a huge amount of effort. Someone who takes half an hour to get ready can look just as good as someone who takes over an hour.

Here are some easy-to-create looks for the days you just don’t have time.

Cute over-sized jumper
Since over-sized jumpers cover your figure, you don’t have to worry about how your body looks. Style it up with a nice pair of skinny jeans before you hit the road.

Yoga pants
If you’re not in the mood to squeeze into your jeans, throw on a pair of yoga pants. They accentuate your figure in the most comfortable way possible.

Forget color
If you’re unsure of what to wear, throw on some black clothes and just add a little jewellery. Wearing black is an easy solution to all girl problems.



There are just some items of clothing that every girl should have and here they are:

You can dress them up or down. They also never go out of fashion.

A tight blazer
A great way to make a statement without coming off as too serious.

Black pencil skirt
Whether it’s for an interview or a meeting, a pencil skirt is a must-have.

Ballet pumps
It doesn’t hurt to have a pair of emergency pumps in your handbag.

Red heels
You’re not a real woman until you own a pair of these.

White shirt
You can never go wrong with a white shirt

Gray trousers
For when you want to look smart without over doing it.

And for the days you just want to be yourself, a pair of comfy jeans never killed anyone!



The reason why some people look amazing from head to toe is not because they’ve spent loads on clothes, but because of the way they put their outfit together. With style, the way you wear something can turn more heads than the clothes you actually have on.

Here’s a few stylish ways you can rock an over-sized jumper without looking like a balloon.

Throw in a belt
Get rid of some bulk with a thick belt. This will give you a shape even under thick layers.

Collar it up
This is a timeless way to add some class to a jumper.

Leggings with style
Tights and leggings are something that have managed to stay in fashion. Since there are so many patterns to choose from you can play it safe or go a bit wild.

A scarf kinda gal
A complimentary scarf will take the attention away from the heaviness of your jumper and make people look at your beautiful face.

School days
You can never go wrong when you wear a big jumper with a mini skirt. Go ahead and flaunt those legs, what’s the hold up?