Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tights white as snow

I remember wearing white tights when I was younger. For the day I wore wool ones, for grave occasions silk ones. I guess white tights never got out of fashion but right now they're in again. No matter if on the streets, the catwalks of or at 'Gossip Girl' - the snowy tights are everywhere in various forms. As long as it's not this jabbing white I like nearly all especially the ones with a texture. The mean thing about these tights is the fact that they make your legs sometimes look awefully fat. Plus on some people they have this sanitary-stockings-effect (urrrgh). I hope I'm not one of these since I already spotted a few at H&M.

What are you thinking about the this look?Wearble or just aweful?

P.S. Only 13 days for christmas eve left and I haven't bought any presents yet.


On the streets:





On Gossip Girl:


On the runway:

Luisa Beccaria Fall 2008 RTW

Eley Kishimoto Fall 2008 RTW

Chanel Spring 2008 Couture

Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 RTW

Only 13 days for christmas eve left and I haven't bought any presents yet....

Hugs

Mimi

97 comments:

Mode Junkie said...

i think only blair can pull of white tights. my legs tend to look three times fatter than they really are in white tights.
white lace tights on the other hand, i <3.

Nemerae said...

They are really lovely! *.* but also difficult to wear...
xx

The Clothes Horse said...

These look fantastic. I just resisted buying a pair yesterday though...still trying to envision them in my wardrobe.

poeta fit, non nascitur said...

your timing is impeccable. i was just pondering over this very same thing.

after much thought, i'm still ambivalent. i think i'd feel i'm back in ballet class when i wear 'em.

Hippiegirl said...

i prefer black or colored ones ;)

MizzJ said...

I think the thinner your legs, the more opaque you could go, otherwise opt for more translucent or patterned ones. It's such a great elegant look though! I love the pics you chose to showcase this trend.

coco said...

I never normally like white tights but some of these pictures have really made me re-think.
Also I finally got round to updating my future of fashion links and you are now in there. Sorry it has taken me so long - I'm so bad with links.

Rosa C. said...

i think white tights look really nice, especially in all of those pictures. i dont know what i'd wear them with really, and i bet i wouldnt pull them off! hmm well maybe it's worth a try this winter, fashion is about taking risks!

Inês said...

I´m wearing white tights right now. It's so cute and naive : )

www.StatementsofFashion.wordpress.com said...

Wow - tough one. My initial reaction was to hate them. But then I scrolled through your on the street and runway pics, and it started growing on me...

I will say this, I believe it probably looks better in a picture than in person. And I agree with you about the textured tights.

A co-worker recently wore yellow tights with a black dress. It was really cute. I like a pop of color better than the pasty look...

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Couture Carrie said...

Hi Mimi!
Wow, what a beautiful and well-organized post! Love the white tights, especially on the runway and GG!

xoxox,
CC

Krystal said...

i STILL love white tights <3 xo

saray said...

I like white tights.. when i was younger i used to wear them a lot too..

Maya said...

I like the white tights. I think its wearable esp with some black high platform shoes

PUG and PIPS said...

I love how thorough you are with your image referencing. It's so good!

Regarding white tights, it's not a flattering colour for most people so I think they need to be textured or sheer for them to work. Matte/opaque white doesn't give the legs enough contour and definition.

white lace tights with black leather is my favourite

xxLaura

Jenny H. said...

i LOVE white tights.
they make so many outfits look so innocent and sweet.
definitely a nice contrast to blairs personality. but i still love her!

alyssa said...

oh, i have a pair of these somewhere! i'll have to pull them out and see if i can work with them.

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nyxxie said...

your layout is so cute!

nyxxie said...

your layout is so cute!

nyxxie said...

your layout is so cute!

nyxxie said...

your layout is so cute!

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melleceline said...

i love love white tights it's so cute, i'm always thinking that to wearing it you must have a perfect body because white color on pants isn't easy to wear. I think you change my mind !

xoxo

chocandcinnamon said...

I think Leightoon Meester is who wears them better, I've never been a big fan of white tights, but they look perfect on her :D

Jessica said...

White tights...i wore that when I was young too!!
Now...I don't like it on me!
But it's really cute on the others.

Noemi Rochelle D said...

I always feel awkard when i wear white tights I much prefer black ones but in these photos they look so good! lovely blog

LML said...

ive had mine for a year now and havent worn them. it needs to happen!

Stompface said...

I love white tights!! I wish I could pull them off!

Great post though.

Lil Midget said...

They're gorgeous but definitely not easy to pull off! I have larger thighs and calves so I don't think they'll suit me. I'll stick to my darker coloured ones!

xo

Miss Victory said...

I've had a pair of white tights for about 4 years. I've never worn them or even considered it, I just aquired them because my friend wore them to a fancy dress as an angel and I couldn't bear to hear her say she was just throwing them away afterwards. I mean you never know when something could come in handy..

Reading this entry is the first time I've actually gotten exited about the idea. That picture from Gossip Girl where they're teamed with bright red heels is certainly appealing to me..

Ausrine said...

the last time I wore white tights was when I was small. I love lace tights so much! I need to get myself a pair asap. I wonder if they're incredibly expensive? I'm assuming they are.

-A

Trixy Tran said...

I think they can be done really well. But it's true that you will have to be careful about looking fatter!

POST VILLAGE said...

i want white tights now!! haha good post!

superumi said...

i love wearing white tights.
i have two of them. i'm currently looking for white lace tights.

Mimi said...

Mode Junkie:I wouldn't say only blair can wear it but you are right they make your legs look quite fat. I think white Lace tights are cute as well.

Nemerae:Sure.I thought about wearing them with a black dress and black shoes.

The Clothes Horse:You should go for them.I wouldn't buy too expensive ones anyway in case I won't wear them often.

poeta fit,non nascitur:Haha this happens to me so often:I have a topic in mind and the other day I see it on another blog.You're right they are really ballet-like but I guess that depense always on the rest of your outfit.

Hippiegirl:Always black!In colored ones I feel often fat too.

MizzJ:Right but I prefer translucent.

coco:That's good to hear.And about the linking thing it's totally ok ☺

Rosa C.:Definately should try it rosa.I'd wear them with black shoes and dress.

Statemntsoffashion:I think you should always try but maybe you are right.

fashion Glitterati:Thanks a lot. I'll do!

Couture Carrie:You're still the number one with your 1000 of pics.

saray:seems like everyone did ☺

Maya:I'd wear them with black shoes too cause it's a great contrast to the "cute" look of them.

PUG and PIPS:Thanks a lot.

Jenny H.:She's the best on GG.

alyssa:you should post it.

nyxxie:merci beaucoup!no problem.

melleceline:glad to hear it.

chocandcinnamon:she's definately the queen of white tights.

jessica:that's the way i feel about many things.

LML:YES!

Stompface:Should have a try.

freya said...

wow, white tights can really look good! i also remember them from my childhood ;)


and about xmas presents - i still haven't bought anything, just like you.

Fashion victim said...

Lovely but difficult to wear...I prefer the colored ones.

Check this post about them,lots of looks!

http://stylecopycat.blogspot.com/2008/12/medias-tights.html

And there is one more about printed tights also.

Jessica said...

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Go to see it (on the last post!!)

Merily said...

I absolutely love white tights, but they're really risky, aren't they?

Mimi said...

Lil Midget:I think it would be better than.

Miss Victory:Oh you're totally right.Best thing is to never throw something away because it will always come back.

Ausrine:Hm..I'm sure you'll find a pair at a department store.At H&M I saw only wool ones with and without structure.

POST VILLAGE:Thanks dear

superumi:Try at a big deparment store.

freya:Oh I'm so afraid I won't find anything good :(

Elena said...

White tights are fabulous but I don't think I am ever going to wear them since they will make my legs look huge!

Qiwy said...

I'm going to buy a white tights now!

Nice Post!

xxx

Mimi said...

Merily:Totallly!But they're worth trying..

Elena:Ok they usually make legs look fatter but not all.What about one with a longitudinal stripes structure? They stretch the legs visually.

Qiwy:Oh the shops should thank me ☺

Becca Jane said...

these do look good - I'm glad that people are coming back around to white tights. Great post!

fashintuition said...

I don't think i like them! At least not yet :)
BJS *keep it stylish*

deep_in_vogue said...

I do love white tights !! They are not as easy to pull off as colorful ones but can be implemented in different looks

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ANDY said...

white tights, interesting! Ive never tried the, I might as well do this winter right!
Thanks for visiting my blog sweetie!!

MarionRocks said...

I'm always wearing opaque black tights, it's a kind of habit. I think white tights should be a great idea, this is really beautiful. Are you sure it makes someone fatter than she looks ? We shall try it !
If gossip girls are doing it, why not ? :)

leflassh. said...

i actually love the white tights they look fabulous., might go purchase some!

Nemerae said...

Hi!
Thanks for your comment =)
Actually I have a pair of soft grey tights that seem white on the distance... I love them with a dark grey dress ^^
Byee!

TEXTSTYLES said...

fantastic post.
like the incorporation of all aspects, white tights in every medium.
great work.
i wore them as a kid too, and been debating the white....
maybe its time to take the plunge?

*bisous*

sarah said...

great post, so many pictures is awesome!! x

sarah said...

great post, so many pictures is awesome!! x

Bella said...

I think I was five the last time I wore them... but actually bought a pair last week. lol

xxx
I can't help it, I love them.

M* said...

I really love them! I used to wear them last winter but now with my big baby bump is not a great idea... haha!

saray said...

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fashionweathergirl said...

white tights?? flashback to 5 years old.

Miranda said...

lol i haven't worn white tights since i was a little girl
i don't think i'd look good with white tights
they remind me of dolls

deep_in_vogue said...

What a fun post, so visual! I got my mom her present, now I have to sit and pray it gets here before Christmas..

Rebecca said...

Aw white tights look so perfect for winter! x

Qiwy said...

I already have my outfit with white tights

Thanks

Jenny Cindy said...

Wonderful blog you got here!

I really like this trend. I got myself a pair of white tights in Tokyo last year. Here's a link to an outfit I wore with them: http://jennycindy.blogspot.com/2008/10/goofin-around-thanks-to-my-lovely.html

^o^

Swank Heights said...

Thanks for linking me! I will do the same right away.

I want white tights because of this post! I think it would be excellent with an all black outfit.

Also, I usually would be the most Xmas-spirited but something's missing this year. I think it may be the recession.

Anyway, keep up the great site!
-Juley

Mimi said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments.I know I'm a bad blogger but I tried to answer all either here or on the particular blog.

Alice Point said...

Definately wearable! White tights brings me back my childhood too, but I still like it:)

ANDY said...

Thank you!! I saw the jacket at the sales corner on monday, It was hidden between a bunch of sweaters but I was digging and thats when I saw it! I grabbed it and ran to pay! lol it used to be 29 but just paid 9!! that was the best part!

Jen said...

I love the aesthetic of white tights, but my legs are far too chunky and soft to pull them off! Maybe some day. x

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

Amazing selection!
Great post!
I'm loving the white tights!
xx.

Femme Star said...

Don't feel bad, I haven't bought any presents yet either!

Siljesfashion said...

Hard look to pull of, but you found some great pictures for inspiration!!

Demi said...

Thank you so much :)
Ooh I love white tights, but I agree they are difficult to wear. I have quite stumpy, chubby legs so I think they'd look awful on me! I'll leave them to gossip girl!
xx

Blicious said...

i love the white tights. i need to buy a pair! :)

TEXTSTYLES said...

i'm gonna do it! right now, gonna get me some white tights

*hearts*

MollyCake said...

I wore white tights with my white wedding shoes to a holiday party last week. it was a hit. so many good ideas in this post!

SOMETHING PICASSO said...

Mmmmm beautiful inspirational photos, I love the idea. But I'm still scared, white tights are definitely not as slimming as black ones.

geri said...

i think that i really like it, kind of want to go buy a pair now!

Mel said...

aww awesome post. if only i had nice, skinny legs i'd totally go and buy one right now. so inspirational though x

lena said...

kay&bita waren auch meine favoriten bei "mein restaurant". aber anna&toby find ich auch ganz o.k. ;)

frankie-lou and tallulah said...

i never really thought that i was a fan of the white tights look... fear of fat legs i suppose...

but these gossip girl and street style looks are great... maybe i've changed my mind.

Petra said...

I love the look of white tights, but they are a tad difficult to pull off as they aren't entirally flattering...

I adore the first two images of "on the streets". Stunning!

Thank you for your wonderful comments. You truly made my day xx

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

i think with all things,it is how its done or what its paired with that either makes it great or ruins it.i love the street style shots and the first image dear.
muah
marian

stephanie said...

love the winter whites.. so clean and beautiful

audrey. said...

i lovveee white tights.
sadly i'm pretty sure my legs would look huge in them. ):
but at least i can see other people look pretty in them. ;D

RP said...

I love them! I have a pearly ones, but haven't wore them yet because they are licra, so I think I have to buy wolly ones to cold days now!
xx

Fashion Tidbits said...

alas. a look that i can never pull off

Modelizer said...

I hope your sigh was a sigh of love and obsession ;)

I can't pull off white tights and I have the thinnest legs, to the point where 10inch openings in skinny jeans should probably be at like 9 inches to fit me better, haha. I just think they make people look a lot thicker [like white jeans]

<3

urbnfairytale said...

Wow I never really noticed white tights before! I don't think I could pull them off though..

HoneyBunny said...

i adore white tight although they're quite difficult to wear;) :*

Faye Margaret said...

wow! i was actually thinking of buying white tights cos of jenny humphrey's outfit in season 1. nice blog post! ;) i'll link you on my blog if it's okay :D

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shheeeena said...

Not too opaque! and off white is nice, a little shine gives a longer leg look. I generally associate white tights with little girls so they do not give a mature look in my opinion. The japanese lolita look...case in point

Eric said...

I love this trend! White tights look amazing with dark colored sweaters and dresses as well. Very cute!

surnim said...

Gossip girl episodes are my favorite,I love to watch this show.