L-A: This is where we admit our age. We are both over 30 and both completely okay about this. In fact, I was excited about turning 30. But with 30+ there seems to come new rules about how one should dress in order be appropriate. One such list of rules was found in a review of the book “How Not to Look Old” on the blog YouLookFab.com. The blogger and author agree that neon tights are a no-no after 30.
L-A: But I beg to differ on this rule. I LOVE bright coloured tights. The trick is: What are you wearing them with? And where are you going? Black dress to a fun party? Yes! With denim skirt to lunch? Go for it! With your power suit to a business meeting? Maybe not. The time will come when they are no longer age appropriate, but like most fashion, it is all about context. And maybe a bit of chutzpah. Wear the tights. Own them.
Ally G: Bright tights are one of the reasons I hit up American Apparel on a semi-regular basis. I live for them with my black dresses. When did 30 become old? I can maybe understand not wearing NEON tights, but a two year old shouldn’t wear neon tights. That’s abuse! (See? I AM going to be a good mother!) Bright tights are also the exception for open toe shoes in the winter (see First Lady Fashion Off post), they are ridiculous with open toe shoes. Ridic. Ridic = good. This rule reminds me of the Sex and the City episode when Samantha gets the face peel and has to wear a hat with a veil to Carrie’s book launch. When Samatha pulls up the veil, Carrie says in horror, “Veil down I think!”. Well, it’s veil down for all of us if these rules apply. I’ll just be “veil downing” my old arse all over Halifax if I have to give up my bright tights. I have no idea why I used this story as a analogy for my point, but I’m too tired to press delete and start over (pregnant ladies aren’t lying like I thought they were, they seriously ARE tired. I need a nappa or a cappa). Like seriously, according to this article after 30 just pull on a snowsuit and call it a day. No one wants to see you. Veil down, ladies, VEIL DOWN.