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18-05-2010
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Tights Under Shorts
I was surprised that there wasn't a thread on this already but I happen to love this trend...

Here is Lily Donaldson rocking this look at the Glastonbury Festival last year.




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I've been doing the tights with shorts thing since I was in middle school, which is back in 1998 in 6th grade.

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I'm so tired of this 'trend'.

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I think it can either look really great or really bad. Depends on the person's style.

I think the key thing here is, wearing dark shorts and dark tights of the SAME color, no patterns.

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I actually love this trend, when executed perfectly. Loved it especially at Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2009

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UGH,not flattering on every other person except models,and not even flattering on them..

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I like it.

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I like it too. I would wear it not for the trend though, but because my legs are so white. ha ha

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I guess it's very 'trendy' if you're only looking at bloggers or models who over do this with too tight too short blogs and too much emphasis on their (often trashy) tights esp. when they're ripped or printed or lace-y.. and then some see-through top, an 80s groupie-inspired combination that's yet to look good on someone.

This is an autumn/cozy look in my book, something that I associate more with that Margaret Howell/English Countryside type of inspiration, you just put on some boots, tights, thick wool shorts, chunky knit sweater and you're good to go, it's all about proportions and textures.

I loved this look photographed by Garance Doré.


some longer versions..
3.1 Philip Lim - Marc Jacobs


I also loved the way Chloé showed them in 2006.. the first look is more of a jumper I guess and the second one has pants instead of tights but you get the idea of a nicely-cut short combined with covered legs and generally a more relaxed styled.. the third look is by blogger, which used a similar palette to the Chloé look.


[firstview.com/style.com/garance doré/mode-damour.blogspot]

It is a combination that's very now, but hardly trendy.. I think it depends on why and how you're wearing it, someone that doesn't care much about materials or comfort and just wants to look trendy will always manage to make jeans and a tshirt look like a summer H&M ad.. take Erin Wasson for example. It really depends..

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I dont... there is just something WRONG about it! Maybe it's because I don't ever see girls in real life doing the cute, autumn-y version of it, but the ripped tights and jeans shorts version...

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I like this trend, personally I wear it like the garance dore photo in #9, but most girls my age wear it with ripped tights and it looks ridiculous.

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I like it. What's the problem? It's perfect for every season that is not summer (or autumn sometimes)!

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Nah I don't really like it. Can't even say why. :p

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Quote:
Originally Posted by fritze View Post
I dont... there is just something WRONG about it! Maybe it's because I don't ever see girls in real life doing the cute, autumn-y version of it, but the ripped tights and jeans shorts version...
Exact same thing with me.

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This trend was everywhere in Bristol, UK in Fall 2008. Mostly just black tights with jean shorts - the look seemed rather boring to me & not terribly flattering.

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