2008 Autumn Trend, Stirrup Tights, Ski Pants, How to Wear Bright Tights

Style for Style: How to Wear Stirrup Tights

Stirrup tights (aka ski pant tights) have been on my radar for a while. Queen of leggings, Lindsay Lohan, was wearing the trend a while ago but this week Katie Holmes stepped out in a pair. I wanted to try the tights for myself to see just how wearable stirrups really are.


Never one to be subtle, I chose a bright purple pair of tights (£5.95) from LoveColour-LoveTights.com. I'm not a big fan of footless tights and generally only like them with a bit of a heel. There's also no point wearing stirrup tights with boots so I opted for a heeled sandal to fully show off the ski pant detailing.

I then added a jumper dress for an evening look. I'm a big fan of jumper dresses (they cover a multitude of sins) but equally good would be a black shift dress or bubble skirt. Stirrup tights are great for winter as they allow you to wear sandals without getting that horrible sandals-tights combo (visible seem across your toes) whilst still keeping your legs warm. I liked the tights and the look they created but they pinched the heel of my foot slightly and you might end up with numb toes.

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