Reading Laura Weir’s article in Vogue UK got me thinking about when the last time was that I wore sheer tights. It may have been for a costume party, I’m not sure. But, after brief sightings here and there on runways the last few seasons, they’ve made their way back. Saint Laurent may be responsible for officially legitimizing them, pairing sheer black tights with short dresses and minis on the Spring 15 runway. But, I have to wonder if they’re a lost cause for women who wore them back in the 70’s and 80’s, or earlier. I can see the novelty factor for young women who’ve never wore or even owned a pair of sheer tights, but if this is the second go round, could the effect be aging? Then I thought of Carine Roitfeld, who always looks incredibly chic and often covers her legs in tights. And Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall collection had a certain appeal with every model wearing french dot sheers in looks I could relate to, if only for evening. I’m curious if they’ll have staying power and be embraced by women. Are they a welcome return and will you wear them?
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