Last week, Lena Dunham tried out the pajama trend (we think), in a longish teal silk blouse paired with matching tap shorts.
While those who have watched Lena Dunham’s HBO show Girls or her film Tiny Furniture have already seen Dunham in several pantsless looks, some people found her thigh-revealing outfit last week inappropriate, and even offensive. It inspired several news outlets to write headlines like, “Did Lena Dunham Forget Her Pants?” etc.
However, Dunham felt the criticism was more about her showing some thigh than the outfit itself. She said in conversation with Emily Nussbaum at the New Yorker Festival this weekend (via the New York Post),
I don’t think a girl with tiny thighs would have received such no-pants attention. I think what it really was . . . ‘Why did you all make us look at your thighs?’ My response is, get used to it because I am going to live to be 100, and I am going to show my thighs every day till I die.
While we think it might get a little cold in these coming months, we fully support Dunham’s decision to show her thighs whenever she pleases, especially since she’s made it pretty clear throughout the course of her career that she can handle a little criticism. Also, the book deal she just signed with Random House for more than $3.5 million should make any criticism even easier to swallow.
More importantly, we think ‘Thighs til I die’ should become a thing now. A hashtag? T-shirts? Someone make it a thing.