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Black tights or bare legs? Autumn’s crucial style debate returns 9 Oct 11:06am Black tights or bare legs? Autumn’s crucial style debate returns
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It’s the million-dollar question for power dressers everywhere: have tights come in from the cold? There are three fundamental questions that must be addressed at this point in every year. Question one: is it time to switch the heating on? Question two: whose family are we having for Christmas? And, drumroll, question three: can we wear black tights? The first two are mere detail; the third is everything. The opaque tights issue is a thorny one in fashion. It divides women along class and generational lines. Class lines, first, because going bare-legged in winter is a high-maintenance choice. To put it bluntly, having your legs bare in winter is no hardship if you have a driver waiting; it is perfectly doable if you must wait four minutes for an Uber; it is a battle if your bus isn’t coming for 20.
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