Saturday, October 24, 2009

Black Hose Black Tights Hot For Fall But Please No Slashing

Black hose. Black tights. Both are really hot for Fall/Winter 2009-2010.

There's just one tiny problem we noticed.....Some well-known, respected designers are taking black hose and black tights to a whole new modern, almost punk level. And we, personally, don't like it.

It's all the, er, slashing and ripping, that's bothering us. Take a look at this elegant, gray suit by Monique Lhuillier. Would you wear black hose like this??!! Sure, it is slashed in a very strategic manner, but really now. Remember how freaked out when you found a run in your nylons? Oh the shame. But apparently, not anymore.
Designer Alexander Wang also sent his models down the runway with short dresses and purposely ripped sheer black hose with tall boots and socks.

But not everyone is shredding their black hose and black tights(thank goodness). Beautiful stars like Gwen Stefani and Charlize Theron wore the hose and tights, respectively, as they attended recent red carpet events. And theirs were not slashed.

What we adore about sheer black hose, is the 'sheer' elegance it gives to complete an outfit. It's polished and sophisticated. Our own mother has always loved wearing this look, and it's timeless.

Then there's young superstar Miley Cyrus rockin' the ripped black tights. Okay, she's very young, so we really can't criticize there. And she's going for an edgy, rock look, so we'll look the other way.

And we've also seen the Olsen sisters in slashed black tights, along with Britney Spears, and others. It sometimes looks trashy, if the slashing and ripping go too far.

There are several online shopping sites featuring ripped black tights. And some women are just slashing their own black hose from the local drugstore to get the look.


Anonymous said...

Ripped hose=UGH!!
That is totally gross. I agree w/ your post.
Miley Cyrus looks so ridiculous but she's just a kid so, not a big deal.

MonaBee said...

Gwen looks hot, as usual.

jordan said...

i think miley looks amazing. too bad for the haters out there.