Style on Trial: lace stirrup leggings by Kova & T

Lace leggings

According to Shopbop, these are "just the leggings we’ve been waiting for". We really hope they’re speaking for themselves there, because although The Fashion Police have learned to tolerate regular leggings in certain, carefully controlled situations, when we look at the picture above, we can’t help but think Madonna would’ve loved these in her "Desperately Seeking Susan" days, and that’s not a look we’re keen to see come back. Oh, and they have stirrups on the bottom, and in our book, that’s never right. We’re not even going to get into the $110 price tag…

Just to test that our reactions to these lace leggings are sounds, however, we’ve decided to put them up On Trial and find out what you, the jury, think of them. Are you with us in thinking that these should be sent straight back to the early 80s, or do they make you want to Get into the Groove in them? And what would you wear them with, if so?

[Product: Kova & T lace leggings]

9 Comments

  • July 23, 2008

    Eva

    Personally I’m rather fond of Madonna’s early style. I think, however, that I’m a little old to try it now and the stirrups on those leggins are big no-nos, as well as the low rise, leggigns should reach the waist so that they stay up (presuming that your waist is narrower that your hips).

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  • July 23, 2008

    Nina

    Lol “get into the groove” – good intertextual element 🙂 For the item: thumbs down! (Just as you proposed)

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  • July 23, 2008

    Arielle

    The stirrups make the leggings a fashion crime.
    These look like something the late teens / early twenties goth crowd would love. They’ve never been known for being fashion geniuses!

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  • July 23, 2008

    Danielle

    I can see way too many people around here wanting to wear them. But really? $110? There aren’t even knee pads on them!

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  • July 23, 2008

    Natasha

    What are we even discussing?? Complete crime of fashion! I wouldn’t be caught dead in them even if someone paid me $110!

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  • July 24, 2008

    Ellie

    I’m not totally opposed to lace tights, but I can’t stand lace leggings, and ESPECIALLY not stirrup leggings. Blech.

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  • July 24, 2008

    Am

    I just don’t really get the point of stirrup leggings. Lace stirrup leggings that cost $110 should be thrown in fashion jail and never see the light of day again.

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  • July 24, 2008

    Lila

    What is the difference between leggings and tights??

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  • April 11, 2009

    Sonya

    Wear them under a tunic and they would be cute. Alone, not so much.

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