May 10, 2009

Torn Tights, Savvy or Sloppy???

In the Fall 2008 collection, Alexander Wang put his models in tattered and torn tights. While I have tried my best to understand and appreciate this fashion forward concept, I find myself scratching my head thinking maybe I am just too old or simply not savvy enough. Apparently in 2009, lots of young Hollywood celebs find this mode very savvy and stylish. While I was in Asia, I saw many fashion icons wearing torn and tattered tights as well. I take comfort in the fact that nothing will go to waste then.
So savvy readers, do you think tattered tights are savvy or sloppy?

images: Showbiz.sky.com, style.com

19 comments:

  1. perhaps when I tend to my Rose garden...
    My dad whould disown me if go out like that in public! My family is dangerous like that... ;)

    ~Fab weekend to you SG!

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  2. I like it when they're subtly damaged, like the way it was styled in A. Wang's show, but full on holes in the tights, like that of the second photo, make me cringe :o

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  3. Yay, but only photos, not for me... :)

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  4. I think it's sloppy, when you wear tights like that, why not wear a shirt or some slacks with rips, holes, and bleach stains?!? It's just plain sloppy and does not look classy at all.

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  5. Sloppy...so, so, so sloppy!

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  6. AnonymousMay 10, 2009

    Britney looks really trashy.

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  7. i think it is just for the young or for rough and tumble rock stars. i could never pull off that look. ever! although when i was a teenager i liked wearing ripped jeans. so maybe it is just best left to the young. ;)

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  8. It takes a certain person to pull it off but thats true for any edgy trend. I personally love em;)
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  9. Pass. Only for the truly edgy, like A. Wang. I don't think most people could pull this off well.

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  10. droll girl: too true!! : )
    I have seen fashionable older gals in their 40's pull this look off but it's just an odd look to me.

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  11. it's definitely not for me but I've seen some girls rocking the torn tights pretty nicely. That said, I would agree it's a younger look :-)

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  12. i think it use for the rock star or punk style. i don't like it.

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  13. Savvy! Only on punk/rock styles, but. Or else they just look tacky and...well...sluttish :P
    But definitely on punk/rock :D

    xx

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  14. hey hun, thanks for your comment. Your blog is great. On this subject i would have to stay sloppy :)

    camille x

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  15. i don't think torn stockings/tights works in 'real life'. on the runway or in a magazine, we understand that the look is intentional. but to the general public, people just think you didn't take a 2nd glance at yourself before leaving the house!
    xox

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  16. Yuck--I throw them out as soon as they rip.

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