to be a bit surprised at how many people look like they've forgotten their skirt these days?

(81 Posts)
starkadder Tue 30-Nov-10 20:38:53

This thing where people wear leggings, but leggings that really look like tights - and not very long jumpers over the top.

DH is freaked out by it and specifically asked if I had read anything on Mumsnet about it (!) Has anyone else noticed this?? Or is it just where we live that girls are basically walking around with their a*ses hanging out? And in this cold weather too! [old biddy emoticon]

<joins stark on the old biddy bench>

Never mind that, I went out last week and at least 3 of the 'ladies' had no knickers on. I know this because their skirts were so short I could see. confused

wayoftheworld Tue 30-Nov-10 20:50:06

I saw a lady on high street who was wearing thongs on thick tights and the jumper barely covering the bum. Her bumcheeks were all over the place and she kept checking herself out on the windows of the shop as she went by...grin It made me smile- would never do that myself but she looked happy!!

Mumcentreplus Tue 30-Nov-10 20:51:09

stark you are not alone I have seen this jumper cheap leggings actually tights combo...quite alarming actually..considering they tend to purchase the leggings from primarni and the jumpers are not that long at all!!

YuleBeLucky Tue 30-Nov-10 20:51:36

I don't think it's too bad a look on young girls. Better than wearing a mini skirt and no tights, like in my day grin.

It looks hideous on anyone else.

choufleur Tue 30-Nov-10 20:52:08

<<passes starkadder a nice cup of cocoa>> Think you're showing you're age a bit. Bet they don't have coats on either, despite the weather wink

Mumcentreplus Tue 30-Nov-10 20:52:19

I have also seen the cut-offs jeans/shorts with tights combo...erm its winter people come to terms

ItalianLady Tue 30-Nov-10 20:54:12

So many people are wearing the legging look and it isn't good on everyone..

TheNextMrsDepp Tue 30-Nov-10 20:56:20

Shorts and tights! I remember that from the 80s!

My 9-yo dd rocks the look, though.

starkadder Tue 30-Nov-10 21:41:52

Haha! I am enjoying my old biddiness quite a lot.

I used to wear shorts and laddered (on purpose) tights when I was 15. But I did wear shorts, people! Not just tights. I don't think gussets should be displayed in public, frankly...

duchesse Tue 30-Nov-10 21:58:24

My au pair was aghast and in shock the other day to see the local girls on their way out for their night on the town dolled up to the nines in scraps of cloth that would have a hard time pretending to be a hankie. It was -2C by then.

I couldn't help but hope for a Canadian blast of cold so that the silly things would actually start to cover up and maybe sacrifice some perceived style for survival and do themselves and their dignity a favour.

chipmonkey Tue 30-Nov-10 22:28:09

YANBU. They will get a cold in their kidneys.

Hulababy Tue 30-Nov-10 22:29:49

I wear leggins with shortish skirts, but my leggings are proper thick leggings, not tights.

TiggyD Tue 30-Nov-10 22:34:09

I wear short skirts sometimes. I've got the legs for them, but don't flash knickers and always make damn sure I don't show any of that reinforcing at the top! Yuk!

maryz Tue 30-Nov-10 22:34:50

dd's friends do this (they are 14). I think it's because the leggings/tights whatever they call them look quite thick. It's only when they put them on that it is obvious from the back that when stretched out over their bums there are actually gaps in the wool weave, so they are obviously meant to have something on over them shock.

dd was at a disco a few weeks ago where a girl was wearing tights and a bra top - nothing else at all.

But at least she had tights. Apparently some of them had really short skirts, belly tops and no knickers.

I thought dd looked tarty, but she had bullet-proof tights under her short skirt and a top with sleeves (the only one of her friends to do either shock).

EdgarAllenSnow Tue 30-Nov-10 22:35:03

i clocked a dress about 2" shorter but otherwise identical to one i bought in 1996 - i used to wear it with tights.

the modern thing would be to wear it with leggings probs....so less hardcore really.

but not if you wear leggings that are tights.....

Adversecamber Tue 30-Nov-10 22:36:04

My favourites are the students on campus who wear thin denier tights and their skirts are so short you can see the darker top section of the tights and their actual gussets are hanging out.

chitchatinsantasear Tue 30-Nov-10 22:39:12

Ooh, tights with on purpose ladders! I remember them [nostalgia emoticon!] grin

starkadder Tue 30-Nov-10 22:39:33

Exactly! That's what I mean! When you can see the darker top section/gussett then those are tights, not leggings...

(shakes head sadly)

Thank you for joining me in my aghastness, everyone.

starkadder Tue 30-Nov-10 22:40:40

chitchat - sometimes I wore TWO pairs of laddered tights on top of one another and then tiny denim shorts on top of that. But always the shorts. Or a little stretchy black skirt. But no gusset display!!

maryz Tue 30-Nov-10 22:49:23

Just to add to the shock factor grin.

ds2 came home from school and said he didn't like his English teacher. When I asked why, he said she hated him (which I think is possibly true, she certainly spends time belittling him), but also that when she writes on the board he can see her knickers shock.

She was wearing a very, very short skirt and fishnet tights through which they could see she was wearing a thong, and could see the cheeks of her bum.

I presume this is inappropriate for a teacher of 12 year old boys (or any kids for that matter).

I thought he was exagerating, but it has been confirmed by dd shock.

MerrilyDefective Tue 30-Nov-10 22:59:11

faeriefruitcake.
Was that at the MN party? grin

Kaloki Tue 30-Nov-10 23:55:01

Was out the other day and saw a woman wearing what I assumed to be a dress and black tights (she was stood behind a buggy at the time) it wasn't till she walked round the buggy to see to her child that I realised she was actually wearing a normal length t-shirt and tights - oh and white knickers. shock

I was never exactly prudish when I was younger, but I can't remember ever having my knickers on display confused

MrManager Tue 30-Nov-10 23:58:29

All the female student wear them. With nice legs, it's a good look. But let's say they don't suit everyone.

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