Knees: this season’s biggest fashion statement

Remember this summer, when armpits were all the rage? Well, you can forget that. Put your armpits away, folks, they’re just, like, SOOOOO last season.

This season? This season it’s all about knees:

Skirts by Diana Orving , leggings/tights (i.e., they call them “leggings”, we call them “tights”) by Hannah Marshall, all from Opening Ceremony. You’ll notice that the second set of tights are also cunningly designed to expose the hips, which is awesome. Seriously, we’re SO tired of having to cover up that specific area of our hips all the time, aren’t you?

(Would it surprise you to know that the leggings retail for $540 each? If you’ve been reading this site for more than a couple of days, we’re going to guess “probably not”.)

So, what’s the verdict, jurors? Are you ready to start flashing the old knees? And which body part do you think will be next to be in fashion? Our money’s on elbows…

8 Comments

  • November 9, 2010

    Moni

    Exposing my knees? Now? When it’s about -50 °C out there(okay, not yet, but it sure feels like it) and I’m wearing tights, cycling shorts and overknee socks under my jeans? Let me think about it… um, no, probably not. 😛

    Why do they always start the “Expose 2/3 of your body” trends in the winter???!

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    • November 9, 2010

      naomi

      i think designers live in places of perpetual summer…clearly they don’t live anywhere the temperatures drop much below 0 C
      otherwise peeptoe boots would never exist

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  • November 9, 2010

    philly

    I love the black skirt, sans the knees holes.

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  • November 9, 2010

    Carrie

    Those tights look like mine after Halloween, excluding the bruises. I’ll take a pass…

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  • November 9, 2010

    Bethany

    If it weren’t for the “windows” the skirts would be really nice.

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  • November 11, 2010

    charles

    I guess it’s a bit crazy but I really like the skirts actually. Why should we have to feel like any one part of our body is ugly and vulgar when it’s nowhere near a ‘private-area.’ Hips are too sexy really to go showing off around public like that, those ‘leggings’ are much too skimpy but the skirt is kind of clever in my opinion. I think it’s a little cheeky and makes a statement. It’s a conservative length but plays with the ‘above the knee’ look. I’m probably the only one that likes the skirts though. All well. And I happen to love elbow patches on professor jackets so sue me.

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    • November 11, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      I think you’re taking this post a bit seriously, Charles 🙂 No one’s saying that you HAVE to feel like anything, and no one’s going to want to sue you for liking elbow patches (I’ve no idea what the relevance of those are to the post – I had no idea they were controversial!) – people have different taste, that’s all.

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  • December 13, 2010

    victoria

    the skirts are lovely

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