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24-11-2007
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Thanks for starting the thread Chrissy

I have to confess, the tights that I was wearing are stirrup tights from AA and I was definitely aiming for a "prada-esque" look there.
I find this look fresher than and it's a nice middle ground between footless tights and leggings, plus I personally find it flattering as it seems to elongate the legs.
I tried pulling the tights down before for this open-toe look but the tights don't seem to hold.
Maybe it's easier to do that with a pair of tights one size larger...in the end I went with the stirrups as those seem the most secure.
I'm obsessed and have got the stirrup leggings in black, red, pewter and blue as well, but I only wear them with closed heel shoes to disguise the opening at the heel.

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I especially love how these type of tights were used in the Marni F/W07 collection :

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And of course some looks from Prada F/W07 as well, but note that these are open-toe socks.

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I love this look. Lately I've gone out of my way to wear dresses and skirts just to have an outfit to pair these tights with. I find them to be incredibly flattering and elongating. Surprisingly, I've yet to find them in any colors besides black and dark maroon. I guess I just have to keep searching.

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yay for runway pics

thanks for explaining princess...

i think a lot of the questions i have are definitely being answered in here which is great

maybe i'll go looking for a pair from AA... one of the more muted colors though..
i think i've gotten enough brights of regular tights to last me through the rest of my youth :p

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princessimp. Oh thanks for the runway pics.
I didn't even remember that Marni did that as well..

I'm off to AA to look for some in muted, dark colors.

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You are welcome guys
I usually like to pair my tights (any type of tights really) with heels so that it adds to the "elongating" effect.
I have tried it with flats before, but I much prefer heels, maybe because I am only 5'3" and need some help in that department.

Looking at the Marni pics, I'm definitely inspired again.
I have not tried wearing shorts with leggings before but I like how it's done in Marni, that's something to experiment with!

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i think when you just pull down regular footless tights, they get so stretched that they lose some of their opacity and i am not a fan of the result frankly...

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^ Agreed. I tried that initially and after only a few hours of walking around I noticed that the ankles were beginning to wear. Not to mention, I kept having to pull them down..

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I guess it depends what kinds of tights/leggins you have. I have the AA winter leggings which aren't even a tight with a denier....they are literally cotton pants so....you don't have an opacity issue.....the only issue I have with doing this is that they (the leggings) tend to fall down at the waist so I have to pull them up every so often. Other than that...

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25-11-2007
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^^i was thinking with tights that the crotch area would be slipping down too..
so that it keeps slipping closer and closer to your knees..

i hate that

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yeah---yanking them down is def not the best option......
the ones from american apparel seem ok...as long as then stay tucked into your shoe in the back...
i'd hate for any skin to show at the heel ..

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i have these but as a knee high version. i really only ever wear them in winter under my jeans to keep me warm when im wearing open toe shoes
i always get mine from TABIO ... and cant live without them

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yeah tabio is a great suggestion. i get my tights from them when i'm in london. I don't see why people are so against pulling down leggings though. If it works for you (like it does if you are short and have long leggings), do it. If it doesn't, then don't.

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I'm short so all the footless tights I own I have to end up wearing it like this! hehe. I have never had a problem with it slipping down, but this is because I get tights that are really thick it's like I'm wearing really tight pants any way..

This look is fab

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