Designers have been showing ripped tights on the runways for a couple years now, but (forgive me for being conservative) I usually need to see some real people rocking an edgy trend before I go there myself.
So Iâ€™ve been monitoring this ripped stockings thing and I think now is the timeâ€¦back in January the celebrities started doing it, and just this past month Iâ€™ve noticed more and more real people doing it on street style Web sites like Fashionising.com and lookbook.nu.
Problem: ripped tights are nowhere to be found in the stores — not even old reliable, Forever 21, has them. An online search turns up tons of costume store listings, but most of those are really over-the-top and I would not recommend them.
(Obvious) solution: make your own. But not so fast, Edward Scissorhands; thereâ€™s some rhyme and reason to it. The key is to find a pair that already has a few tiny holes and/or runs, and use scissors or a razor to glide gently and vertically over those areas.