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One woman has taken a personal vow to give up wearing leggings in public, and that decision has gone viral, the Oregonian reports. Veronica Partridge's blog post titled "Why I Choose To No Longer Wear Leggings," in which she explains why her Christian faith has led her to shun tight yoga pants, has garnered over 53,000 shares. After feeling worried that her leggings might cause men to think lustful thoughts, she decided to forgo them. She writes in the post:
And at that moment, I made a personal vow to myself and to my husband. I will no longer wear thin, form-fitting yoga pants or leggings in public. The only time I feel (for myself) it is acceptable to wear them, is if I am in the comfort of my own home or if I am wearing a shirt long enough to cover my rear end. I also want to set the best example of how to dress for my daughter. I want her to know, her value is not in the way her body looks or how she dresses, but in the character and personality God has given her. I have been following the vow I made to myself for the past couple of weeks now and though it may be difficult to find an outfit at times, my conscience is clear and I feel I am honoring God and my husband in the way I dress.Partridge told the Oregonian she's uncomfortable with all the attention her post has gotten, saying, "If I had known it would get this much attention, I wouldn't have posted it."
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