Thigh Highs: Would You Wear This Trend?

Splash NewsI saw them on the runways for Fall 2010 and now I'm starting to see them on celebrities ...

THIGH HIGHS.

They were last in style back in '94 when I was in college, and at that time, I LOVED them. I wore them to class all the time and thought they were a cute way to cover a little extra leg.

Now, though, I think I'm a little too old for this trend. Honestly, while Carrie Underwood is absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorite celebs (even if she did become a bit of a Bridezilla), I think this particular outfit would have worked better without the thigh highs. Carrie works out all the time and has great legs -- she should show them off when she wears shorts!

What do you think about thigh highs?

Will you wear them?

If not, I have a real life alternative ...

Knee socks!

More specifically, knee socks under casual boots!

I saw the look on Jennifer Aniston in Marley and Me (and looked everywhere for a still to show you of the outfit, but to no avail!) and have been wanting to copy it ever since.

She wore a denim skirt, I believe, with casual, low-heeled boots and heavy cable knee socks peeping just a few inches out of the top. I've been looking for a pair to go under my distressed black clog boots ever since. It's such a cute look with a skirt, and since knee socks were on the runway models for fall even more often than thigh highs, I think it's an age-appropriate nod to the trend.

What about you? Would you wear thigh highs or knee socks this fall if the look goes mainstream?

 

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lawliet lawliet

I cannot do thigh highs.  I've always wanted to, but my thighs will never be skinny enough without garters.  But knee highs?  Absolutely.  You can have all kinds of fun with those.

nonmember avatar Laura

When did Carrie Underwood become a bridezilla? I must have been reading some totally different articles, because the ones I read quoted her as saying the only two important things at her wedding were the people she shared it with and good food.

nonmember avatar Amy

Thigh highs, uh no. Not gonna draw attention to my thighs. I've worn boots with knee socks peeking out for a couple of years now, I think its a cute look. I have a pair of cute rain boots from J Crew that are rubber on the foot and a plaid wool on the shaft and a pair of brown leather Timberland boots. Both are cute with the socks peeking out. Also cute with a little bit funkier tight! I wear them with an olive colored skirt, white shirt, jean jacket and scarf - 'cause you wanted to know that. :)

Marsh... MarshaCWP

I wear these as an alternative to tights in the winter, under longer skirts.  I frequently buy plus-size knee highs that I can pull up a few inches above my knee.  I won't be wearing them with shorts or a short skirt, though.

Angie... AngieDawn28

I think the thigh high look is cute, however, not something that I can pull off.


Are you referring to the scene in Marley and Me when they arrive at their new house in Pa? If so, I love that look that Jennifer Aniston is wearing. Cute, fashionable, and totally comfortable looking.

nonmember avatar kittenpie

I can think of only one place I'd wear those, and it's not outside the house - oh! Seriously, though, not only am I probably too old for those, I am also not thin enough of thigh. Not even sure about knee socks, frankly. I like tights instead.

nonmember avatar Nystacular

I love thigh highs but i'm in college, and do think theres an age limit to the trend and carrie is pushing it. Though I must say I loved seeing the outfit, its just better suited for someone under the age of 25

tazdvl tazdvl

No thigh highs but would do the knee socks.

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