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Are Baggy, Footless Tights In Your Fashion Future?

Note from Jenine: This is a guest post from Stylehive, we’ll be doing a weekly post exchange. See our post here.

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. Isn’t hosiery supposed to be fitted, not baggy? I have to say that these look like the cheap stockings sold at drugstores and bodegas, which are barely adequate when you’re in a bind and create a very unsexy-looking leg. These leggings, however, aren’t inexpensive, and retail for about $62. They not only look weird (and not in a good eccentric way) and cost too much, but are also impractical. I can’t think of any way to rock these that wouldn’t make the wearer look short and malnourished. Well, I guess if you’re trying to look thinner, these might do the trick, but would you really want to risk having your style license revoked? I didn’t think so. Head over to Stylehive or TheFrisky for more!

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20 comments for “Are Baggy, Footless Tights In Your Fashion Future?”

  1. how would you even wear those? as pants? under a skirt/dress? doesn’t that give you the “i’m wearing a dress over pants” look? i don’t get it.
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    Posted by erin | August 18, 2009, 10:29 am
  2. Maybe layred over colored tights?

    I’ve seen Miss Bubble wearing sheer loose “pants” layered at one time and they looked nice but I don’t think they were harem-y.
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    Posted by Princess Poochie | August 18, 2009, 10:43 am
  3. I think these tights are more to be worn as pants. either way. I don’t know what to think about them. I would have to see them worn with something else.

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    Posted by Stella | August 18, 2009, 11:07 am
  4. Since my immediate reaction isn’t one of dismay or disgust, but simply a cocked head and a, “huh,” I feel like this is a style that might grow on me. The bagginess looks intentional enough, and if it’s Wolford it’s bound to be quality. How to wear them? No idea …
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    Posted by Sal | August 18, 2009, 11:12 am
  5. ❤erin… oh i don’t know? maybe under a tunic and some other layers?
    ❤poochie… so true, i also saw that, and that’s why i think it’s do able.. but these aren’t really pants, they’re kind of like hose…
    ❤stella…great point, it’s hard to imagine clothes out of context half the time…
    ❤sal.. yeah me too! i kind of like them, but am so not sure how to apply these to real life… yikes!

    Posted by jennine | August 18, 2009, 11:51 am
  6. I imagine I’d covet these relentlessly for the purposes of a photoshoot, but for actual wearability…not so much. Ah, such is life.
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    Posted by Cammila | August 18, 2009, 12:24 pm
  7. Ugh, I bet those would be so irritating. Imagine the hose rubbing back and forth, twisting, etc.
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    Posted by WendyB | August 18, 2009, 12:55 pm
  8. I agree with WendyB.

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    Posted by The Seeker | August 18, 2009, 1:07 pm
  9. The first thing I thought when I saw the picture was oh my gosh those are adorable! I’m going to get some grocery store tights that are 10 sizes too big to see if I can pull it off. Short dress and heels!

    Posted by Andrea | August 18, 2009, 1:07 pm
  10. I get kind of a Princess Jazmine vibe from them… not for me, but it could work. I agree with Andrea, though: just buy the Queen-size tights for $5 and cut the feet off.

    Posted by rae | August 18, 2009, 1:13 pm
  11. Yikes, to me these look like saggy hosiery - I’m sorry Wolford made them! The Wolford Flash Leggings I saw that were ruched at the ankels looked good tho (about the same price.

    Posted by gayle | August 18, 2009, 1:46 pm
  12. I think they could work and be amazing with the right dress and shoes.. I’m thinking some kind of flowy, sheer layered watercolor dress, maybe knee length.. Not sure what shoes would work but not those.
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    Posted by Annie Spandex | August 18, 2009, 2:45 pm
  13. I think they could work given the right person and place. Def not an everyday thing. But its kinda cool IMO
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    Posted by JeneRhian | August 18, 2009, 8:06 pm
  14. They remind me of those loose pants that cartoons depict Arabian women wearing, like Princess Jasmine. Almost but not quite.

    Posted by goodlookingcorgi | August 19, 2009, 5:23 am
  15. Maybe they are only meant to be worn as an I Love Jeannie costume?

    Love Grace.
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    Posted by Grace | August 19, 2009, 9:16 am
  16. wow, I actually like them! they look kind of couture and I agree with what someone said up there. very Jasmine from “Aladdin”. I’m just not sure how I would wear these!
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    Posted by Lucy | August 19, 2009, 12:11 pm
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  18. What baffling tights. Only SusieB could figure out how to deal with them.
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    Posted by Sister Wolf | August 20, 2009, 3:00 am
  19. HOW HILARIOUS …I mean, isn’t everyone trying to get away from baggy tights? funny. But …really, if they’re hot, I’ll wear em!
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    Posted by ...love Maegan | August 20, 2009, 4:07 pm
  20. i don’t like it. It’s like a thinner, translucent version of harem pants :|
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    Posted by Freya | August 20, 2009, 10:21 pm

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