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Quick Pic: Tights That Cost More Than Most Of Our Clothes

While flipping through the September/October issue of Manhattan magazine, we noticed a fashion spread with a model wearing what looks like the nonsensical Siwy see-through jeans. Upon closer inspection, however, we discovered they are, in fact, Jean Paul Gaultier fishnet panel tights, and they retail at Bergdorf Goodman for a mere $135. Can you imagine spending that much on hosiery? They’d better be run-proof and last a lifetime. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Your Pen Is Leaking

Remember how people always used to ink up their Converse? That’s what these cute tights from Scottish designer Hillary Laing remind us of. Simpler times. Get your legs in them for about $30 here. [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Your Pen Is Leaking

Remember how people always used to ink up their Converse? That’s what these cute tights from Scottish designer Hillary Laing remind us of. Simpler times. Simpler times. Get your legs on them for about $30 here. [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Are Ripped Stockings Fabu For Fall?

We love this image from Kate Moss‘ new fall Topshop collection, but the snagged tights give us pause. Since last time we were caught with major runs in our stockings we were embarrassed and had to pop home for another pair, we can’t wait to say, “I meant to look like this,” next time it happens. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Missed A Spot

Shaving disaster much? Introducing mohawks for your legs. [$88, Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »

Are Baggy, Footless Tights In Your Fashion Future?

I’m all for most hosiery trends, whether it be two-toned, crazy-patterned, or studded leg wear. And I’ve never been an opponent of “tights as pants,” as long as it’s done tastefully. But I have to admit that I don’t know what to make of Wolford‘s Voile leggings/footless tights. Keep reading »

Camel Ammo Fights Camel Toe

Camel toe has stepped up its presence across America since leggings are back in style and tighter than ever. Instead of just switching back to pants, people keep coming up with ways to smooth things over. First, there was the
Cuchini
, and now there’s Camel Ammo! For 10 bucks, you can get a pink camo print U-shaped disc that slips right into the cotton flap in the crotch of your panties, which prevents your lady bits from going toe up. Plus, it’s machine washable! Clever, sure, as is the Camel Ammo slogan, “Waging war on the front lines.” But maybe the real problem here isn’t the fabric lip stick, it’s giving women more excuses to continue to wear the fashions that show camel toe. So, just for the record, ladies: tights are still not pants. [Trendhunter]
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Stripes Are Tame When It Comes To Patterned Tights

Tights seem to be the final frontier in the fashion world, and, at last!, they’re getting explored with Christopher Columbus-like voracity. During Fall 2009 fashion weeks, Marc Jacobs showed some tights with interestingly placed blocks of color and fun stripes, but there are even wilder tights available outside the U.S., like the ones pictured at left and after the jump, which are sold in France.

The ants-crawling-up-your-legs tights would be perfect for a picnic in October. The X-marks-the-spot tights should be worn when you’re visiting your plastic surgeon for a knee lift. You might not want to put on the veiny tights if you have a date with Robert Pattinson, or any vampire for that matter. And the mouth-below-the-knee tights? Well, those are for the girl who has an upper-shin erogenous zone she wants to point out. [The Trendy Girl] Keep reading »

American Apparel To Offer Butt-Baring Tights

American Apparel’s Coming Soon section shows products that will be sold by the retailer in the near future. Along with an oversized hair bow, a shiny vinyl weekend bag, and a nylon spandex micro-mesh long sleeve button-up, the store is planning to offer “sheer luxe cut-out pantyhose.” The name is misleading. It’s not like these tights have a fancy cut-out pattern in them. No, there isn’t anything covering the wearer’s ass. I guess American Apparel knows what its clientele wants? [American Apparel via Refinery29] Keep reading »

Tights Are NOT Pants

Some geniuses had the great idea to start a website called Tights Are Not Pants. Why? They’re “tired of tolerating attempts to force tights into a non-native garment category and have decided to do something about it.” Downloadable flyers read: “Tell Your Douche Friends: TIGHTS ARE NOT PANTS,” “do unto others: tights are not pants,” and “TIGHTS WILL NOT SUFFICE.” Occasionally, I wear nearly opaque tights with shirts that hit at least my mid-thigh, and if anyone gives me one of these flyers, they will get a tongue-lashing and a dissection of their outfit. However, when it comes to women wearing short shirts or leotards with tights around town, I have to agree that’s TMI. I’ve seen women on the street and celebrities wearing tights instead of leggings, and that’s who should be called out, but only by people who have never committed a fashion faux pas in their life. Keep reading »

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