To my mind flesh-coloured tights are sometimes a necessary evil - not something I would choose to wear, but sometimes essential. If you work in a corporate environment, bare legs or opaques probably aren't acceptable and in some situations of propriety tights are probably needed. But really they are quite vile and definitely not for August.
Yesterday, on the bus (not the most fashion-conscious of locations, I know), I noticed that the woman to the side of me was wearing flesh-coloured tights. Its August, its now fairly warm, but perhaps she some dresscode to observe? No, this is what made it really really wrong. She was wearing short khaki shorts, a vest top and Birkenstock-style sandals! With tights!
We can obviously rule out dresscode based on her outfits and that she was on her way back from a low cost supermarket judging by the bags.
So why else would she be wearing tights?
For Warmth? But surely not in August and not with shorts. If you are cold, don't wear shorts, a vest and sandals. Its simple.
Vanity? Opaques certainly hide the lumps and bumps and I suppose even these tights make your legs look smoother. But if you are wearing open-toe shoes it is obvious you are wearing tights so fools nobody. If your legs aren't up to being exposed to the masses without tights, then don't wear shorts.
Shorts and short skirts are not the only option for summer attire. Floaty dresses and skirts are just as cool and readily available in the shops. I just don't understand why you'd wear shorts. tights and sandals.
So if you were the woman on the E3 last night around 7pm in the above outfit, get in touch to let me know why.