Wednesday, 9 March 2011

British "Fashion" Part 1

Don't get me wrong-  I love tights as much as the next girl.  I wore plenty of them back in my ballet days.
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I didn't restrict my tight wearing to ballet.  I also used it to make bold sartorial statements.  Statements such as:
"I'm a Cabbage Patch lovin' cowgirl!"


"I like to wear matching Mommy & Me outfits!"
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This is one growing trend that I can work with... mostly.
I love a pair of tights during cold weather.  I've got several pairs of black, a brown and a navy.  Heck, I even went crazy and bought a pair of grey last week.

I really like fun, bright-colored tights too.  I've just never managed to get around to trying the look.

But one thing I can't get behind is these tights that I'm seeing all over Manchester.

I can see how these might be fun or sexy under certain circumstances... maybe?  sorta?
But the way to wear them (based on my casual observances of girls aged 12-30 in Manchester town centre) appears to be with uber-short cut-off denim shorts.  Almost like denim underwear.  Yeah.  

According to the internet, I am wrong.  This is super-hot and very "on trend" right now.  I'll admit I've seen a couple of pictures with dressier shorts that I almost don't hate.  But am I wrong about this look?  

I don't think so.  But then, this is my blog and I can say whatever I like.  
What's your take?


  1. i LOVE that you have a blog!!!! p.s.- please don't start to follow this trend!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Erin! And for being my first official comment. I don't think there's much chance of me changing my mind on this trend... but I'll keep you posted ;)