Last month, I grumbled ever-so-slightly about one of Zooey Deschanel’s outfits: “[T]he dark tights really don’t work here, though I’m starting to believe she had them tattooed on.”
I am a year round tights girl. I will wear tights even if it’s 100 degrees outside. Tights are my safety blanket. In them, I know that I can do a sweet row of cartwheels anytime, anywhere without anyone catching a glimpse of my knickers.
From almost anyone else, this might sound fatuous.
Then again, it’s not like they’re perfect or anything:
My biggest complaint with tights is that they do not accommodate skinny-ankled people like myself. I spoke with Hello Giggles BFF and designer Kate Harmer a fellow tights lover and skinny ankle-haver about this recently. We are tired of being judged for having bunchy tights. We don’t want to be held accountable for our lazy stockings.
I duly combed through the archives for a shot of ZD not wearing dark tights, and in no time at all came up with this one, taken at the BAFTA Brits to Watch event earlier this month:
And you know, as Hillary Clinton never said, there are worse things in life than having skinny ankles.