The perfect alternative to tights?

Thanks to the ever dependable Bruce, I just got made aware of this short, but interesting post from Racked, which proposes thigh-length boots as the season’s alternative to tights. Stylistically this is a throwback to almost 50 years ago, circa 1968, with close-fitting high boots providing an unbroken line from ankle to hem. The look never really caught on then, and Bruce is inclined to think it may be a flash in the pan this time as well. I’m not so sure, but I guess we’ll need to wait at least a couple of years to see.


  • Pina, Tanisha, 2016. Hate tights? Wear thigh high boots instead. Racked, Dec 19, 2016. Retrieved 3/30/2017

Image Source: Velvet high heeled boots by Zara, via Racked

2 thoughts on “The perfect alternative to tights?

  1. You have some very interesting articles. Definitely a different perspective on boots from other sites that I have been to!

  2. I was employed as “Customer Service Manager” (euphemism for Complsints Manager) at Elliott’s New Bond St shop in 1969-70. I was then aged 26. A fascinating experience I can assure you. I subsequently heard they went into liquidation. Many hilarious stories. Right out of the “Are You Being Served” sitcom!!!
    Bill Forbes
    Queensland, Australia

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