Topshop ruched side leggings: for that “wrinkled legs” look

It’s Nora Batty’s tights!  Or leggings should we say.  Only the wrinkles in your stockings wouldn’t be confined to your ankles if you wore these, dear readers.  Oh no, in these, you can have wrinkles right the way up your legs!

Now we could very argue that this is yet another example of Pointless Clothing.  Aren’t leggings supposed to be fitted, showing off the shape of your legs, an alternative to tights?  Yet these are none of those things and we were more than a little horrified to spot them hanging in the fashion mecca that is Topshop.  And on closer inspection, we noticed that there are buttons all the way down the side of legs.  Why?  We would like to think that they are for decoration purposes only, and you are not in fact, able to actually unbutton them.  But these days?  Fashion criminals abound and you can never be too sure.

Approach this garment with caution, it may be dangerous.  However, if you do find you like them, you can buy them here for £22.

9 Comments

  • July 16, 2010

    Emily

    Gah, Topshop is AWFUL! I love this blog so much.

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  • July 16, 2010

    philly

    Actually, they might (and I say “might”) look good with the right casual thigh lenght tee or some other top. Add some trendy boots and a matching purse.

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  • July 16, 2010

    Niina

    I like them and literally hate myself for it. I agree with philly’s styling suggestions.

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  • July 17, 2010

    Amee

    This are up there with skinny, preripped jeans on my hate list.

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  • July 17, 2010

    Mara

    arghhh kill it!

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  • July 17, 2010

    bootstrapperboy

    don’t let the colour fool you, I’ve seen something similar out and about and they look good – not sure about the material, grey satin looks a lot better…and get rid of the buttons, their lame.

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  • July 19, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Didn’t men wear things like that in the sixteen/seventeenth century?

    I think bootstrapperboy has a point – they wouldn’t look so worn out and horrible in silk. Or in a stronger hue like black.

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  • July 21, 2010

    mrl

    If you are going for a ”mummy” look then those are perfect! specially with that colour…

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    • October 20, 2010

      Claudia

      “Mummy” is the word, they look like an old Boris Karlow prop.

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