Nope, it’s no good: we’ve tried (not that hard, though, admittedly) but we just can’t get on board with the whole “pre-laddered” tights thing. Especially not when it’s taken to the extent of the pair shown above: they’re £8 from Miss Selfridge, but if you wanted to save money, you could always just find a spool of thread and wrap some of that around your legs instead.
Even if we DID like this look, the thought of pale blue flesh, mottled with the cold, peeping through the “threads” would be more than enough to make us want to throw these in jail – probably while saying something like, “Ooh, you’ll catch your death in those, young lady!”
What do you think, readers? Will you be embracing tights-that-are-barely-tights-at-all this season, and handing over your cash for hosiery that looks like it’s seen better days? If you will be, you can buy these ones here.