Identity Parade: Leggings by Sass & Bide and River Island

No prizes for guessing which is the designer item in this line-up: not only have we featured Sass & Bide’s mesh leggings here before, they’ve also been spotted on more than a few pairs of celebrity legs (and also on Cher Lloyd from the X-Factor) proving that money and stylists don’t stop people wanting to go around wearing what is essentially an expensive pair of tights.

River Island’s version, however, is definitely more “legging” than “tight”, and makes the original design a little more wearable, and a lot cheaper. These are selling out fast online, so click here if you want to buy yourself a pair, and remember: they may not be a sheer fabric, but they’re still not pants.


  • November 25, 2010


    I see these being worn in some kind of “ethnic dancer” act in Cirque du Soleil. The white-patterned ones, particularly, remind me of Australian aboriginal body paint.

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    • December 3, 2010


      Really? The first thing the black ones made me think of was old Russian military uniforms but I see where you’re coming from.

      Consequently I couldn’t think of a way to wear them without boots or a way to wear boots without breaking them so you’re probably more on the money here. =)

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  • November 26, 2010


    Do they glow in the dark… Imagine what your legs would look like at night.

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  • November 27, 2010


    We need to get NOT PANTS disclaimers on tights worldwide, like SMOKING KILLS. Also yeah, I suppose those are better.

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  • December 15, 2010


    Did the train get derailed again?

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  • September 14, 2011


    I have these black ones.
    I bought them for 4 euros in the second hand 😀
    It’s like 3 £ 😀

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