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5 reasons why black tights are the most important item in any woman's wardrobe

The Guardian asked when it’s ‘socially acceptable’ to wear black tights. We say: ALWAYS.

ARE BLACK TIGHTS a social issue? Er, yes, according to The Guardian.

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Yesterday, writer Jess Cartner-Morley asked when it was ‘socially acceptable’ to wear black tights, saying not wearing them indicates you are a more wealthy, stylish individual:

The black-tights question is the million-dollar question because it is not just about what you wear. It is about class, and money, and age. It is about how you order the priorities of how you look and what you get done. It is about your postcode and your mindset, your taxi bill and your holiday schedule.

…Right. Unsurprisingly, women are railing against the idea that black tights means they’re old or giving up on their appearance:

Here’s why you should never feel guilty about wearing thick tights all year round.

They’re warm

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Especially when they’re big enough to pull up over your belly button. Lovely.

They’re license not to be perfectly shaved or tanned

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Sometimes (a lot of the time) you just don’t have the time to inspect your ankles or knees for stray hairs or tan streaks.

And returning to them after a few tights-less summer days actually feels like freedom

Watching your self-consciousness disappear is a beautiful thing.

And you don’t really have to worry about the length of your hemline


Thick black tights = minimal knicker flash.

And they just look good

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Kate Middleton wears them. Fashion icon Edie Sedgwick was rarely ever out of them. Accept it – they tie an outfit together.


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