Thursday, May 21, 2009

Latifah vs. Lyrca

Not sure if any of you watched the hot mess that was the American Idol finale last night, but Queen Latifah opted to wear a unitard.

In case you're unfamiliar with the atrocity that is a unitard, here's a little Wiki-help for you:

A unitard is a skin-tight one-piece garment with long legs and sometimes long sleeves. It differs from a leotard in that a leotard does not have long legs. The garment can be considered to be a combination of a leotard and tights. It should not be confused with a wrestling singlet.

I don't care what you look like, how big, how small, head-to-toe Lycra is just a bad idea. Not to mention super-hot. As in toasty. Although maybe that's why the costume-designer left one arm off the suit?

And no queen should ever be caught dead in something that could potentially be confused with a wrestling singlet.

Check it out...

Questions? Concerns? Conjectures about potential diseases that might result from wearing clothing this tight? Please share in the comments.


Katie Anderson said...

I am LOLing! I saw it and thought, "huh. Jumpsuits are really making a comeback."

Oh man!


Traci said...

You funny girls!!! Made me snarf!!!! When will we be seeing the baby in a unitard?

Elana Johnson said...

LOL! I saw that and thought, wow she's brave. Cuz I am roughly the size of a small whale and I don't even glance at lycra whilst shopping. So wow. Gotta give her the props for that, right?

lisa and laura said...

Katie - So glad that you didn't opt for a skin tight jumper. When are you sending pictures? And for the record, unitards and jumpers are totally different animals.

LitGirl - I'm totally going to buy Lydia a unitard, just for illustrative purposes. It's a bad idea, even for a 1-year-old.

Elana - Hey, if it was going to work on anyone, it would be Latifah. She oozes confidence. BUT I think we can all agree that unitards are never a good idea. Never.

Eva said...

I somehow found this less offensive than Rod Stewart's plaid jacket though.

That picture really shouldn't be viewed from the waist down. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

On my thinnest days, when I worked out constantly - like CONSTANTLY, during the 80's when lycra was the new...IDK, it just was worn everywhere...I still reserved that kind of thing for the dance studio ONLY!!!


Tess said...

Oh, no she di-ant!

Danyelle L. said...

*shakes head*

I hate, loathe, and despise tight clothing!

Sherrie Petersen said...

Yet another good reason to own TiVo!

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