Ive started going out to certain places in gray sweatpants. They actually do keep me warm, closest thing ive tried to wearing leggings. Girls love the gray sweatpants
The difference is that in the 80s those outfits were confined to the home or gym. I do think it was in the 2000s when yoga pants became popular fashion with women who didn’t do yoga and it spread from there.
I think its a way of fooling a lot of lesser men that these women are in better shape than they really are.
Leggings can make a 4/10 go to like a 6-7/10