In case you are just tuning in (hey, better late than never), I have been preaching for about as long as leggings have come back in style that they are not, in fact, pants. They are basically thick tights sans feet. Pants include pockets, zippers, and a yoke. So, nothing made me happier than finding out that American Apparel (a company whose bread and butter is leggings) recently started printing this on the inside of their slinky leggings:
courtesy of The Lady Likes
So, I guess this topic is no longer up for discussion. Leggings are NOT pants.