Would You Wear Shredded Tights?
Celebs from Lady Gaga to Dakota Fanning are rocking this derelict look.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Celebs like Lady Gaga and Taylor Momsen are known for their interesting fashion choices, so we’re not surprised to see them rocking torn-up tights. But when we saw our little Dakota Fanning trying this look for herself, we were alarmed – this is definitely a trend.
It’s a sort of good-girl-gone-bad look: wear them and you’ll look like you either spent your afternoon climbing trees or spent your night roaming London’s back streets with Amy Winehouse. And this look isn’t just for celebs – you can pick up your very own pair of tights with artful slashes across the front for the low sale price of $19.95 at freepeople.com! They’re sort of like a reverse mullet: work in the back, post-party with Lindsay Lohan in the front.
The Bettys aren’t sold on this intentionally messy look. We can’t understand why anyone would go out of her way to look like an absolute disaster. Miley Cyrus may want to look like a rebel without a cause, but the look is so contrived she ends up looking even more foolish.
At least if we spot Courtney Love in ripped tights, we know she has a good reason (she’s been known to take a tumble on the red carpet).
Ladies, if you must rock this trend, please have the decency to make it authentic: wear your Hue opaque tights ($12.50, hue.com) to your favorite dive bar with a short skirt and take 8-10 shots of tequila. When you inevitably fall on your way out the door, just make sure your tights catch on the floorboards – you’ll have authentic, rebel-ripped tights in no time flat!
Kathryn H. Cusimano is an assistant editor at BettyConfidential.