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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Do or don't: Knee-pad tights

A couple years ago, I had a pair of knee-pad tights. They looked so cute with a dress or skirt, and I happily wore them to movies, dinners and parties. They made me feel pretty. Don't they remind you of something Zoe Deschanel would wear?

They ended up disappearing into the laundry, but I'm excited to get another pair for this holiday season. Thoughts? Would you wear them?
P.S. Remember these sexy tights?

(Bottom photo by Chictopia)

111 comments:

geena katherine said...

wow very cute i've never seen those before! :0

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Michelle said...

Nope- the jokes would be endless. I would wear Elbow pads though - that's a completely different story.

Mina said...

Na... I'm gonna go with don't! : )

Mieko said...

Hmmm.... I am afraid those aren't for me.... Look cute on the models, though!

Audrie said...

I think they're adorable but if I wore them, I'd look pretty ridiculous. I'm too short to fancy up my leggings hehe

RZY said...

Elbow pads yes, knee pads no.

As mentioned above, the jokes would be endless.

meesch said...

I'd say a don't - I love when sweaters have elbow patches, but to me, these girls just look like volleyball players!

-meesch
http://www.aperfectkindofday.com

Alejandra said...

I think they would only work on models with very long and very slim legs. Also only for people with a very high tolerance for BJ jokes from random men and rowdy teenagers on the street.

Mary said...

I love these! I used to wear them daily, back in my good 'ol equestrian days.

Sadly, I don't think they're stroller chic in my neighborhood. :( Darn.

Erica Herold said...

Ugh! So stinkin' cute :)
Plus, Zooey could sell me on anything.

Trista said...

LOVE the knee pad tights!

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Pamela said...

absolutely not unless your second job is a two bit ____ on the side of the street.

tammy said...

they'd be cute on you! you need the long legs to pull these off

smashleighmm.com said...

I think they are so cute! I am getting ready to make a pair for my daughter.

backyardink said...

definitely DO, i love them! :)

...and get your mind outta the gutter people. ;)

Nicole said...

yeah, I don't know about those. Kind of cheeky but not my thing.

B. in the Know said...

I do not love them for regular wear, but from time to time they would be fun to add a flair to an outfit.
Much love,
B

Jackie {yorkavenue} said...

So cute! I don't think I've ever seen anyone rock these but I think it looks charming and girly (yes very Zoe deschanel). I wish I could pull them off!

elizabeth said...

they look cute, but for me it would be a don't...

Laureate said...

No, don't like that at all...

Katie said...

A bit too adorkable for my taste!

vanessa (the gal) said...

LOVE the idea... but couldn't pull them off! I am however in love with that sweet little black dress in the second pic! Fabulous.

xo! vanessa (the gal)

http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

Paislea Elyse said...

ahhh! i love them!! i would wear them all the time!!!

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Alison Kilpatrick said...

Usually I'm all over that sort of thing but I don't know about these. I don't think they're that flattering.

Emily Elizabeth said...

they look like fun tights! i wore knee pads every day when i was working with penguins (lots of crawling around catching penguin chicks and angry parents) - these are much more fashionable! though, probably not too protective for penguin wrangling.

Kate said...

Cuter in theory than in practice. No.......I can hear all the snide remarks now. Noooooo.

Michelle P said...

Don't.

Wordsmith said...

Nope. This is just not flattering...and maybe trying a little too hard to be interesting.

Anonymous said...

I'd wear them...IF I was your age or younger...Unfortunately though I thin with long legs I'm too old :-)

Molly @thewaffler said...

Super cute! I say yes. If you are ever waffling about something else (fashion, furniture, even a parenting decision) I would love to feature you on my blog, The Waffler. Readers submit their "waffles" (dilemmas) and I create a post with a poll at the end for other readers to vote their favorites. My readers have given great advice and it's fun to see the results.

affordable wedding rings said...

I may be in the minority but I think these are so cute!

Heba said...

i think they would look so pretty with flats and a trench coat :)

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a displaced floridian said...

I AM all about elbow patches... maybe knee ones won't be too far behind.

Anonymous said...

I think it's much too twee, unless the wearer is under five years old.

Wendy said...

Love the first look!

nicole said...

For me, this look lost its cutesy-appeal when Lindsay Lohan did a collection of leggings with knee pads back in '08. *shudder*

robyn said...

I'm gonna have to say no. I think it looks starnge...the light color draws your eye to her knees. I would want to elongate my legs and I don't think this does the trick.

CC said...

I would have to say a no. Yes, I'd be afraid of all the jokes but I'm also just not a fan. If you want cute tights I'd suggest the patterned ones at Anthropologie. Also I agree that elbow pads are the way to go.

eva.lu said...

The ones pictured are from the uber cute company Hansel from Basel I feel if you wear them with confidence - age makes no difference! I love them!

Jessica Wray said...

If executed correctly...a do!

Anita said...

I'm gonna go with yes on the top pair, and not-so-much on the bottom pair. I think I like how the rest of the outfit works them in!

Lady Grey said...

The first outfit is adorable! I think overall I like elbow pads more, but this is still very cute!
xo

thistle handmade said...

I would have to say no to the tights, but yes to the cute black shift dress shown in the second picture. Super chic!

Katherine @ thistle handmade

Sophia said...

I think they're really kooky and sweet! I'd like them to suit me anyway!

There is a really great DIY tutorial for them here:

http://www.3191milesapart.com/?p=2955

Sarah said...

I had a pair but got made fun of WAAAY too much:) I think I'll go with a cute sweater with elbow pads instead:P

kati said...

full length, or footless, but NOT those thigh-highs! ugh!

Nikskie said...

no!!!
i'll vote for don't.

KristiMcMurry said...

I think they're cute. I love funky tights!

Fashion Trio said...

Thats something new to me, its very cute but i like the dark tights with the white patches better

Jenny in Ohio said...

do!!! I love these, so cute.

Jennifer King said...

Yes! I would love to wear these. I think they are so cute! And they'd look adorable with a new polka dot dress I just bought :)

hrck the herald said...

Hm, I don't think I could pull them off. I'm weird about stuff like this-- don't like elbow patches either. They both seem unnecessary and odd additions to me! :)

Victoria said...

Not for me, but definitely for my little girl.

Kate Wilson said...

I really like the dark-colored knee-pad tights, but the white ones look more like they have holes in the knees than pads. The dark ones are pretty cute!

yza said...

i say do.. fashion is about play and finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places.. i kind of dig seeing photos of myself in crazy outfits from two, three, ten years ago. it means i played, it means i was fashion-courageous.. if you like them, wear them. (p.s. love your blog!)

Abby said...

I really love this idea! It's very reminiscent of "old man" elbow patches on sweaters which are always amazingly cute. Really cool!

Abby
http://classickitsch.blogspot.com/

Janna said...

Carrie Bradshaw wore some!

Rebecca said...

I think if you wear them you will be confronted with endless innuendo! They are super cute though.

krdugan said...

Zooey* (Like "Franny &") :o)

But seriously, they are so pretty!

Alison said...

I think these are a no-go for me. My legs are waaaay to short to have a contrasting color at the knee breaking them up and making them look extra stump like. I think I'll stick to elbow patches since I'm not quite as worried about stubby looking arms:)

nichole (eat & be pretty) said...

aw someone thought to put the pads on the KNEE instead?? i think it's adorable and brilliant :)

Miss Funny Face said...

I don't know...I think they're cute but they're definitely not for anyone :)

Christina Marie said...

I say YES! If you can do elbow pads, you can do knee pads! Super cute. :)

xo,
Christina

www.becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com

Sara Szatmary said...

I say if you have the legs to pull it off-- DO!

Usemeplz said...

Idea is quite unusual, look interesting!

Kristin McElderry said...

i vote no.... lol.

Kersey Campbell said...

DO! I'm making some for my niece for Christmas :)

Ainsley said...

i love those white/nude ones!

Elicia said...

These are adorable!

kd_ring said...

Usually I love your style but this is a definite NO for me! Knees are generally ugly, why emphasize them with a big ol' circle? Also agree with other commenters about endless knee-pad/bj jokes!

If Jane said...

no no..please don'T.

Lilacs In May said...

oh no, no, no.

Lindsay R said...

i think they would have to be styled perfectly and only in black.

Lindsay

Anonymous said...

I know way too many guys and I turn bright red just thinking about the comments they'd come up with if they saw a woman wearing "knee pads".

Kristin said...

I'd stick to elbow pads on blazers and old man sweaters, and keep away from this...unless you want every man you pass on the street (and probably many women too) to wonder whether you give good head.

#truth

Sal said...

definitely! they are too cute!

Rachel said...

These are soooo adorable! :)

Lindsay Marie said...

don't. But I love elbow patches sooooo much.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, i'm definitely in the minority here! :) i still love them. also, i'm such a nerd and didn't get why they would be "funny" and prime for teasing, until reading down the comments....ahhhh, i get it.

Hillary said...

love the look in that first photo, but yeah...all I'd be able to think of is naughtiness. hubs would probably like them, though.

thinkpriddy said...

these are so cute! i really want a pair!

Kiley said...

They're adorable and I would totally wear them! I have drawer overflowing with tights though, and I think I'd get in trouble.

madiebaby said...

Omigosh, no. So maybe my mind is in the gutter, but so are a lot of other people's... I immediately thought of the wrong reason a lady would need knee pads...

Haley Rogers said...

yuck. not for me!

Alexi @ {lola's lust list} said...

I definitely think they are quirky-cute but would be hard to pull off for me!

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

A victorian palourmaid's dream, but my knees do not need drawing attention to!! You are braver than me, but probably have spiffier pins!

Ashley said...

Where can I get that amazing coat in the first picture?!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh no no no.... these are just wrongo. I"m actually laughing right out loud at them.. There's fashion darling and then there's just, well..... just plain over the top silly.

Colleen said...

I love them and have a pair!

Elissa said...

All I can think of when I see them are blowjobs!

Girlie Blogger said...

Oh wow...okay...um, a "Don't" for me but I am sure this trend will become very popular.

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Smokey Eyes said...

Wow! I have never seen knee pads on tights! I do have to say, I don't have enough guts to pull this move off but kudos to those of you who can :)

Mo said...

I don't think I could pull them off, maybe at home alone for a cozy movie date.
A more important note: Where do socks/underwear/tights go in the laundry? Can someone please do an investigation on that, I don't get it!

Jill said...

No, no, no, and no. Step away, please.

joolee said...

i think it's adorable! hansel from basel has the best ones too!

percentblog said...

SO cute! especially the kneesock ones. I'm planning on elbow patching a sweater soon, but for the kneepads I'll probably buy them.

Joana said...

Dooo! It's so cute! :)

http://callme-jo.blogspot.com

SharĂ³n said...

How is this answer not majority vote?
Don't!

But way to go all of you daring fashionistas.

Leeya Engel said...

Personally, I would not. Too little-girl-like and unsophisticated. Maybe I am just not comfortable with my knees?

http://leeyaengel.blogspot.com/

Mel said...

Do!! So cute!

Caitlin said...

Im not sold, but I'll never back down to trying out a potential new trend - it could grow on me I suppose.

xo
Caitlin
http://hauteeyes.com

. happisis . said...

adorable!

Gracie said...

I hate to say this, but I just couldn't, they remind me the Yorkshire ripper. I don't want you to google that.

Darcie said...

Uh, no...I just couldn't. Elbows pads, I'm good with though.

Lola said...

I say skip this trend. Not digging it.

Kelly Cook said...

I love knee pad tights! When I first saw them i thought they were strange but now I wear mine all the time. I love almost any tights made by Hansel from Basel!

cassandra said...

Trying really hard to like them... right now I'm going with no. I'll let you know if I change my mind, though! I'm pretty easily influenced by trends.

http://itsthelittle-things.blogspot.com

Liz said...

They are so cute! Can't believe so many are against them!

Anonymous said...

Definitely, a don't. Totally weird. Yuk. No.

Anonymous said...

LOVE THEM in the first picture WHERE DO I GET THEM

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