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How old is TOO old for footless tights?

(39 Posts)
Saltnpepper Fri 22-Jun-07 23:41:07

I am 28 and wore a pair today with a denim skirt and white vest top and hooded cardi.

My sister said I looked like a twat as only teenagers wore skirts and footless tights.

I am only 4ft something so it's not like I have huge long legs. I don't look old, I was asked for ID going into a club last week!

Is 28 too old?

Balls Fri 22-Jun-07 23:42:05

Any age - they look silly

Saltnpepper Fri 22-Jun-07 23:43:49

pmsl.. they probably did, but I don't give a shit, they were comfy

frascati Fri 22-Jun-07 23:44:49

No not at all.
I am nearly 33 and you have just reminded me to get mine out (not worn yet)
I think you do have to be reasonably slim to wear them though.

Tortington Fri 22-Jun-07 23:44:56

13 is the upper age limit IMO - and thats because they don't know better - so much shame on you!

brimfull Fri 22-Jun-07 23:45:23

I think with longish hippy style skirt for

hippy style person then you could carry the

look off to middle age ,if you were slim.

But the footless tights and short skirt is

definately better on teens and early 20's and

only for slim people.

themoon66 Fri 22-Jun-07 23:45:54

Footless tights... LOL...

Saltnpepper Fri 22-Jun-07 23:47:04

Does the addition of flip flops add me more shame points?

And the fact that I am not very skinny... a size 14

Tortington Fri 22-Jun-07 23:48:07

size 14 perfectly accptable size - and completely not the point

you got your fflip flips free from a magazine though ?

Saltnpepper Fri 22-Jun-07 23:48:21

Oh, everyone hates them then?

Good job my sister's little fucker of a dog pulled a ladder in them then

I knew the dog hated them!

Hah, a lab with fashion sense, unlike me!

Saltnpepper Fri 22-Jun-07 23:49:06

Indeed I did not, I bought the flip flops.

They cost me a whole five pound note!

lyrabelacqua Fri 22-Jun-07 23:52:01

Footless tights? when did they come back into fashion? I remember them from the first time around.
that makes me sound old. I'm only 35.

Tortington Fri 22-Jun-07 23:52:36

footless tights MY ARSE feckin leggins

Balls Fri 22-Jun-07 23:53:00

Does that Lab read Vogue? And was it wearing black?

Saltnpepper Fri 22-Jun-07 23:55:11

They were tights.

They were £1!! A whole pound! I hate clothes. I hate clothes shopping! I buy bargains and wear them all together.

I epitomise a charity shop sale rail.

Do I care?

Do I fuck.

I just wanted to tell my sister I'm not a twat, but looks like I can't now.

Vogue? Huh... that's far too stylistic to be in my house... Freemans catalogue is what passes for high fashion reading in my home.

Tortington Fri 22-Jun-07 23:56:18

i'm a kays kinda gal miself.

Balls Fri 22-Jun-07 23:56:47

Huh? I was talking about the Lab - not you! And by the way, I think Freemans might be too highbrow for me - I wear friends' castoffs!

Saltnpepper Fri 22-Jun-07 23:58:29

I knew I was scraping the bottom of the barrel when my granny sent me a bag of clothes she no longer wears

Kays, never heard tell of them, are they for posh tarts?

MrsSpoon Fri 22-Jun-07 23:59:35


Balls Sat 23-Jun-07 00:00:18

I bet they are comfortable though - all those baggy nylon floral dresses

Saltnpepper Sat 23-Jun-07 00:03:11

Don't forget the nice flesh coloured tights.

Oh!! An idea!!

D'ya think I can cut the feet off them?????

Balls Sat 23-Jun-07 00:04:52

MMM - delicious image! Why were tights invented? We had a rule at my old school that you had to wear dresses with tights when out in public view. Sweaty, unhealthy, ugh! Probably did the trick of making us look really unsexy though.

Saturn74 Sat 23-Jun-07 00:05:40


Saltnpepper Sat 23-Jun-07 00:11:13

Tights were obviously invented by a nun. They like them. Big thick grey ones

You think 11 is too old HC? really?

I wonder why they make them in adult sizes in adults are hideous looking in them.

Balls Sat 23-Jun-07 00:12:23

Well, keeps the population under control - sort of self-reinforcing contraceptive!

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