The Emperor’s New Leggings

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"Why are they showing us a picture of a model in a sweater when the title refers to leggings?" you’re wondering. "Where are the leggings? We were promised leggings and we want leggings, dammit!"

Take a closer look.

Yup, they’re sheer leggings. Leggings that are… all but invisible to the naked eye. And you know what we’re going to ask now, don’t you? Yes, we’re going to ask, WHY? Why would you need such things? They won’t offer much in the way of warmth, you can’t really see them, and, to be perfectly honest, we think these could be in with a good chance of winning the Most Pointless Item of Clothing in the Whole World Ever award, if such an award existed. Which, by the way, it totally should.

Just to add insult to injury, these invisible leggings are £49 – almost $100.

Emperor’s new clothes, anyone? Or are we missing something here?

(If we are, and you want them, you can buy them here….)

10 Comments

  • September 16, 2008

    Am

    These are actually really funny – I can see them on LiLo some time soon…

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  • September 16, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    This may be a stupid question but: is it the seams that make them something other than footless tights?

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  • September 16, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Rock Hyrax – yeah, I guess it’s the seams that make them “leggings” rather than footless tights, but it’s a pretty thin line between the two to be honest – as far as I can tell they’re basically sheer, nude tights with no feet!

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  • September 16, 2008

    Amanda

    I can at least rest assured that these are completely impractical–even for the die-hard, fugly “fashionstas”–for the weather here, and so I will most likely never see these in person. Well, not that I’d be able to actually SEE them in person. I guess I’ll know when I suddenly scream, “Oh my god! She’s not wearing any pants!”

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  • September 16, 2008

    Danielle

    It’ll give all the exhibitionists out there an excuse to run around with no pants, for sure.

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  • September 16, 2008

    Anna

    Ummm… okay?
    Why? WHY???

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  • September 17, 2008

    Alina

    why would anyone wear sheer leggings?
    this makes me think of girls who would wear them because they are “modest” and not want to show skin lol.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Veronika

    Isn’t it funny how the model looks like she’s jamming down her sweater to cover her bum? poor girl..

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  • September 17, 2008

    gokarm

    well, I hate putting on panty hose…so I can kind of see the point of these. Put on some big wooly boot socks over these and some Dr. Martens (oh yeah, that’s right…happy winter)…And then you’re free to wear a cute skirt. Yeah, it’s a little teenager and trendy, but I…heck, I’ll say it…I like them. At least they don’t make you look like you have a skin disease.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Layla

    wow. not only are they pointless, they make the wearer look like they have weird saggy skin above their ankles..

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