Friday, April 28, 2006

Shorts with Tights - Love Them!

One of my favorite looks this season is tights, pantyhose, and leggings under shorts. Rachel at Fashiontribes agrees. I think they look cute with all lengths of shorts, but especially the shorter ones. It lets you wear those adorable little shorts that are so in style right now without showing so much skin and unsightly upper thigh-age. While Gwen Stefani has been sporting this look for quite some time, I think it's finally catching on.


WWD featured this look on the cover in April on a story about Heatherette. Striped tights or any opaque printed tights or sheer print pantyhose look super cute under denim. I like layering my pinstripe shorts with solid opaque tights or solid textured tights, like cable knits.

Leggings look fabulous under mini skirts, so why not under shorts? It works especially well for Spring when you want to stay cooler and and wear open toed sandals, while I think I'll go back to thick wool cables and boots under my shorts for Fall...I must like this shorts trend so much because I can show off my favorite legwear : )

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree. This look is so hot right now. I have these great denim short-shorts, but I don't like strutting my stuff in the streets with them. Cute cut-off print leggings is the best fashion accessory with the

tightsman said...

Hallelujah!
Finally, someone has the nerve to say tights look great with shorts. Do they ever! Guys always look twice, or more, at ladies in tights with shorts, yet the fashion industry has persisted in the rule that tights are a no-no with shorts. Women look irresistably cute like this...I saw a 50ish woman recently in blue tights and shorts, and she looked absolutely fabulous.

Like Ra said...

I second tightsman. I can't explain why, but I find tights with shorts more interesting than tights with skirt.

Louise Ash said...

I've been wearing tights with shorts for years. I love fashion and consider tights a method of expression. Sheer nude, black opaque, fishnet and coloured opaque all look fab with shorts.

Anonymous said...

what would you thnk of a man that wear pantyhose with shorts? O r shall I sall , what would you say if you saw a man in shorts and pantyhose out in public?

JS said...

Speaking of Absolutely Fabulous, in 1992 Bubble wore tights and shorts all the time. It was because she was DUMB. And that was 16 years ago. If it is too cold to wear shorts without tights, it is too cold to wear shorts! Throw some socks on with your flip-flops while you're at it. Or maybe some elbow length gloves with a tee shirt. Or bodysuit leotard with a bikini. After all sometimes it's too cold to wear a bikini at the beach, and people will definitely notice you!

SweetnPantyhose said...

I have a love affair with wearing hosiery since age 8, it started with knee highs and my shorts, go fiqure! I now wear the european hosiery here in Florida and promoting hosiery fashion to all other ladies I come in contact with. I wear pantyhose or tights with my jean shorts all the time! Great blog and keep it on the leg wear topic...you will do great!!!