8 Reasons Why 'Lampshading' Is Totally Acceptable

8 Reasons Why 'Lampshading' Is Totally Acceptable

I lampshade and I'm proud.
10608
views

Over the years there has been a drastic growth in the "lampshade" community. For those who are unaware of the art of lamp shading, it is when a girl wears an oversized shirt that covers her shorts, thus creating a lampshade-like figure. But there is no reason to be ashamed of it. We are everywhere. Walking to class, at the grocery store, crying in the girls' bathroom at your local bar, there is always a lampshader gracing you with her presence. But why a lampshade you ask? Do girls just find actual lampshades that beautiful? Most likely, no. There are many reasons one commits the act of lampshading, but it has nothing to do with lamps. We do it for multiple, practical purposes like:

1. Comfort

Being comfortable is SO important, especially for class. As stereotypical as it is, an oversized t-shirt, no makeup, and a messy bun is as comfortable as it gets, and if I'm taking Econ notes (*crying) at 8:30 am, there is no way I'm passing up on an opportunity to ease the pain. I send my regards to any of my fellow classmates who had to experience the wrath of my lampshading, but it was a necessity to surviving class.

2. Practicable for any occasion

*every girl group text message ever*

Girl: "what are you guys going to wear?"

Other girl: "T-shirt and Nikes"

Moral of the story: Going to the movies? Going to class? Hanging out with friends? Lampshade that sh*t.

3. Inexpensive

Why spend money on clothes when you could spend it on food and impractical things you do not need?... or paying bills... if your into that. It cost $0 to get an old, oversized t-shirt from your dad, brother, boyfriend etc.

4. It takes five seconds to get ready

Why waste time getting ready when you could be sleeping? Just throw on that giant potato sack you call a shirt and some basic Nike shorts, and you're ready to go.

5. Great source for warmth

Because of the abundance of space provided by the men's XL t-shirt that you probably took from a frat boy named Chad, you can easily fit both arms and legs into the shirt whenever you are cold, creating a turtle-like motion.

6. Keep them guessing

Because the shirt is covering up most/all of your shorts some people maybe wondering: Are you wearing any shorts? Are you wearing the same shorts that you have been for the past three days? Are those shorts hot pink and from the 6th grade? The world may never know.

7. Keeping it modest

Thanks to the lampshade trend, it is very difficult to know a girl's true figure. For all they know, I have the same body shape as Spongebob: just a giant square with some legs.

8. Durability

From being balled up into your dresser drawer to being used as a giant napkin, these faithful beauts seem to always survive, yet again proving lampshading is the way to go.

Cover Image Credit: Liora / Instagram

Popular Right Now

21 Lies College Students Tell Their Parents

I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these.

2129
views

Let's be honest. College is the best time of your life for a lot of reasons, and maybe you should not tell your mom all of them when she calls. I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these, and the others — maybe you should try next time!

1. "I can't talk now, I'm in the library."

Typically used when the student is too hungover to talk.

2. "Gotta go now, I'm walking into class."

Then hit play on Netflix.

3. "I think it might be food poisoning."

Was it the food, or all of that alcohol? Your symptoms sound more like a hangover to me.

4. "No, I didn't just wake up."

It is 4 p.m. and, yes, you did.

5. "I need more money for laundry and food."

Meaning, "I need more money for things I don't think you will give me money for."

6. "I never skip class!"

When we use this one, it usually does not refer to anything before 11 a.m.

7. "I studied all night for that test!"

If by "studied all night" you mean you watched TV shows in the library, then, yes, all night.

8. "Everyone failed that test."

And by everyone, I mean me and my friend who did not go to sleep until 3 a.m.

9. "I'm walking home from breakfast with my friends."

Yeah, OK. You are just lucky she cannot see last night's outfit and the high heels you are carrying. We know where you have been.

10. "Potbelly's is a restaurant."

I mean, they may sell tacos, but I'm not sure I would call it a restaurant.

11. "I go to Cantina's for the Nachos."

I hope that is not the only reason but, hey, you do you.

12. "The $40 charge on the card from last Saturday? That was for school supplies!"

Yeah, right. It was for a new dress.

13. "Nobody goes out on weeknights, especially not me."

We all know grades come first, right?

14. "I can't remember the last time I went out!"

Literally.

15. "I make my bed regularly"

About as often as I clean the bathroom.

16. "I did not say 'Margarita Monday,' I said I went to 'Margaret's on Monday'!"

Following the use of this lie, do not post any pictures on social media of you with a margarita.

17. "I use my meal plan, and eat in the dining hall all the time."

As you scarf down Chick-fil-A.

18. "I eat healthy!"

For those without a meal plan who have to grocery shop on their own, we all know you spend $2 on a 12-pack of Ramen noodles and the rest on a different kind of 12-pack.

19. "No, I don't have a fake ID."

OK, "John Smith," and where exactly in Wyoming are you from?

20. "I'm doing great in all of my classes."

We use this one because you cannot see our grades online, anymore.

21. "I did not wait until the last minute to start on this."

We all know that if you start a paper before 10 p.m. the night before it is due, you are doing something wrong.

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Dear Sorority Girls On The Concourse, Please Stop

Get some ice cream, let the voting happen as it will, and take a chill pill.

73
views

My RBF as I pass by has nothing to do with whether I like you, whether I like the ideas of sororities or whether or not I'm late to class. Okay, it might have a little bit to do with the latter.

My earbuds are very much turned up as loud as they can go for one simple fact: I do not have time.

I understand you want to support your little organizations or promote your sisters for different spots such as Miss Auburn. However, I do not want to hear it in all my class GroupMes. I do not want you to get in my face on the concourse when it is obvious I do not care. I do not want to be bombarded with the same questions over and over. I do not want to have to avoid the quickest way to the class that I'm about to be late to because you took up the entire concourse.

The fact of the matter is that if I were going to vote, I would have already. Trust me, I see the Instagram posts, I see the signs all over campus. I see the T-shirts. I see the free stuff you're giving out and get that it's to get my attention but to tell you the truth, I'm more likely to take the stuff and never give the voting a second thought. You presented the opportunity.

Please don't take this the wrong way. I do not intend to be rude or bash on how you go about getting the attention you need. But please, find some other way to do it because you are standing between me and my history class and if you touch me I will get an attitude real quick.

Now, even though this post is directed to the girls, guys do it too when it comes to their friend running for student government. I get that you guys are excited but please no more spamming my phone with six messages in a row about the same thing that I still, personally, do not care about. Please and thank you.

Get some ice cream, let the voting happen as it will, and take a chill pill.

In conclusion, I may not understand fully why you do it. I apologize for the daggers I shoot at you when you come near me like you're gonna get my attention even if it means pulling out my earbuds. But please. Stop.

Related Content

Facebook Comments