Crime of Fashion : Stirrup tights

Stirruptights

Oh, those 80s fashions really are coming back to haunt us, aren’t they? Leggings, puffball skirts, batwing tops and now, the latest atrocity – stirrup tights. Yes, stirrup tights. Now, when I was a child in the 80s people didn’t wear stirrup tights, but they did wear stirrup pants, and I’m not sure what’s worse. Stirrup pants were one of the most useless inventions ever, because as well as looking bad, with an unattractive strip of elastic under the foot, that strip of elastic would pull at the pants, leaving you to keep yanking them up at the waist all the time. Sometimes the elastic would even snap, then you’d get to walk around all day with it flopping out of your shoe. Nice.

So, I’m not quite sure what the deal is with these shiny stirrup tights from American Apparel, but I reckon that unless you’re a dancer, you should probably leave them back in the 80s, where they belong. Who’s with me?

9 Comments

  • August 2, 2007

    Ana Lia

    I agree with you.
    When I saw the picture, before I read it, I did think: “Why am I not having dancing classes???”
    So I could be the most fashionable in the class… =]

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  • August 5, 2007

    Robyn

    Ha! I remember those days. 6th grade – girl pointed and laughed at my stirrup pants. I stewed all day before approaching her in 6th period math to tell her that her eye liner made her look like she’d been punched in both eyes. Only I said it much less eloquently.

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  • August 5, 2007

    Robyn

    Ha! I remember those days. 6th grade – girl pointed and laughed at my stirrup pants. I stewed all day before approaching her in 6th period math to tell her that her eye liner made her look like she’d been punched in both eyes. Only I said it much less eloquently.

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  • August 5, 2007

    Robyn

    Ha! I remember those days. 6th grade – girl pointed and laughed at my stirrup pants. I stewed all day before approaching her in 6th period math to tell her that her eye liner made her look like she’d been punched in both eyes. Only I said it much less eloquently.

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  • August 5, 2007

    Robyn

    Oh, crap. I just figured out that hitting the back button posts it again. and again. and again. sorry. please delete two of those!

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  • November 26, 2007

    William

    You’re not alone. Sometimes tights worn as pants just supply too much information, if you know what I mean. See this website: http://www.tightsarenotpants.com

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  • September 29, 2008

    B

    Tights are awesome. They add so many more possibilities.

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  • November 7, 2008

    Stephanie Lish

    Actually, for those of us who are older, we wore stirrup pants back in the sixties! But, just in case you are unaware, they do serve a purpose and that is to keep pants down when worn with boots which is why they have been revived and is the only way I wore them in the 80’s!
    As for the photo of ‘stirrups’ you have well I agree; those are for dance class only.

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  • December 19, 2008

    Hernan

    revival the fashion of the stirrup tights and leotards of the 80s please..no more leggins

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