DON’T throw away your old tights – cut the gussets out, chop the toes off and wear them as tops.
‘Tights as tops’ is the latest fashion fad set to take Instagram by storm after trendy ‘minimalist blogger’ Ivania Carpio posed in a taupe pair looking incredibly chic.
/ tights as tops / 🔔-hair #tightsastops
Cutting a few holes in a pair of tights might seem easy, but one follower still asked for the Dutch influencer, who posts from the account @love_aesthetics to post a “tutorial” about how it’s done.
They wrote: “Love this, will you share this DIY?”
Some followers already had the process nailed, with one saying: “I use them as a thermal top under a shirt.”
Another claimed that it’s “what all ballerinas do”, and one simply said, “old news”.
Goth chic @rachel.burgess 😂💀🌠🍸🍺 #blonde #girl #selfie #goth #ootd #choker #redlips #tightsastops
Elsewhere on Instagram, one user showed off how a pair of de-gusseted fishnet tights have been a staple in goth wardrobes for years.
She captioned her selfie, “goth chic”.
Another girl posed in a pair of black tights she had turned in to a sheer crop top to wear underneath a pair of dungarees.
One Instagrammer loved her Alice in Wonderland tights but felt the pattern was wasted on her legs, instead deciding to repurpose them as a top.
#tightstop #recycle #upcycle #maketopsoutoftights #aliceinwonderland #downthehole #weareallmadhere As these tights didn’t start the pattern till the knees and also went on to my foot, I felt like that was a poor design and that it wouldn’t show off these wonderful “drawings”. So I made them into a top.
She wrote: “As these tights didn’t start the pattern till the knees and also went on to my foot, I felt like that was a poor design and that it wouldn’t show off these wonderful ‘drawings’. So I made them into a top.”
Wearing tights in places other than your lower body is nothing new, for decades it was a favourite disguise of bank robbers who would pull a pair over their heads before ambushing an unsuspecting teller.
Transformer des collants troués en crop top 👐🏻💡💭 #recycle #diy #secondlife #lookdujour #ootd #mtlfashionbloggers #blackoverall #tightstop . (Comment faire? Couper les pieds et un petit triangle dans entre les “jambes” des collants et voilà! NB: plus le trou est gros plus le col est bas, j’ai fait un trou d’environ 5 cm de large par 3 cm de haut)
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