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Can I wear footless tights this summer?

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Pinkflipflop · 02/04/2012 21:05

Just wondering what mumsnet verdict is on footless tights under dresses this summer?

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chandellina · 02/04/2012 21:47

Well I plan to and I really doubt i'll be the only one. I think they have passed some threshold and are just a staple item now, like leggings and tunics, or skinny jeans.

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drywhiteplease · 02/04/2012 21:58

Marking place.....I plan to.

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MsNorbury · 02/04/2012 22:14

Just go bare legged fgs

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MsNorbury · 02/04/2012 22:15

Tunics= mumsy

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drywhiteplease · 02/04/2012 23:05

Tunics= great bum coverage for those of us with big booties

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dexter73 · 03/04/2012 09:51

I think tunics make big bums look even bigger. They are too short, a dress is much more flattering.

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cybbo · 03/04/2012 09:52

Not everyone can go bare legged Norbury

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MrsCampbellBlack · 03/04/2012 10:06

Being a bit dim but do you mean flesh coloured footless tights or just thin leggings?

I don't wear either as don't do tunics but intrigued as to footless tights . . .

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Pinot · 03/04/2012 10:08

Well as ever I am slow on the uptake and have only just discovered the world of leggings under dresses. IN YOUR FACE chafing thinghs and sweaty nethers :)

I will this year, which prolly means it's been and gone in style stakes

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Pinot · 03/04/2012 10:09

I would also echo MrsCB's request for info as to what is de rigeur pls and thanks

Norbury are you who I think you are?

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moonshine · 03/04/2012 10:33

There is very little distinction these days between short loose dresses and certain tunics (see Warehouse, Zara, Mango etc) so 'tunics = mumsy' is a very sweeping statement, non Confused?

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iWILLdothis · 03/04/2012 10:35

I wore some last week while the sun was out... skirt was a bit on the short side and legs a bit, well, yuk. My fairly fashionable friend also arrived one day in them.

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Gingefringe · 03/04/2012 11:08

Are these sold as footless tights or are they just cheap leggings? I plan to wear them - perhaps to work with ballet pumps as I think they look odd with heels.

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Pinkflipflop · 03/04/2012 11:24

www.tightsplease.co.uk/brands/pamela-mann/3d-footless-tights/ this is the type of thing I mean www.tightsplease.co.uk/brands/tightsplease/ripped-leggings/ or this.

It's rarely warm enough to go bare legged here!!

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Pinot · 03/04/2012 11:28

oh my christ good god no to the ripped ones Shock

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Pinkflipflop · 03/04/2012 11:34

Are they really awful? See I was thinking they would be quite funky on a night out with a black tunic dress!!!! Ii love your shocked face though!!!!

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Pinot · 03/04/2012 11:40

heh heh I dunno :o My legs would look like sausages in a net in those so ignore me :o heh heh

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Pinot · 03/04/2012 11:40

ooh I sound attractive there Hmm :o

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Pinkflipflop · 03/04/2012 11:58

Right ok ignore the ripped ones; are the first ones acceptable for spring summer 2012?

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Pinot · 03/04/2012 12:00

Well I liked them, yars.

I am no guru though - we need help from wise stylish MNers!

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cybbo · 03/04/2012 12:03

Footless tights slightly more sheer and fine than leggings, and are always ankle length not calf length

I like them, I think they are a good transitional piece

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Pinot · 03/04/2012 12:06

see, cybbo knows

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cybbo · 03/04/2012 12:09

But ladies follow the same a rules as leggings-

arse should not be on show

never wear court shoes with them

Dont wear under shorts

At some point you WILL have to take them off

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DonInKillerHeels · 03/04/2012 12:10

Leggings are foul. They have always been foul. They will always be foul. Deliver us Oh Lord from summer footless tights and other abominations. Amen.

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Pinot · 03/04/2012 12:10

arse should not be on show - Shock as if I'd inflict that on the great unwashed

never wear court shoes with them - s'ok, don't own any

Dont wear under shorts - ugh

At some point you WILL have to take them off - oh crap :(

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