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Shredded Leggings

Tattered Tights Turn Ruined Hosiery Into High Fashion Accessories

— April 28, 2009 — Fashion
Ripped, torn and shredded: those used to be considered terrible qualities for hosiery, but tattered tights are all the rage now, even among high end designers.

If only I'd known sooner; all those tights with runs in them would have been perfect now!

The comeback of the grunge look is much to thank for this disheveled I-partied-way-too-hard-and-have-yet-to-go-home look. It's chicer than ripped jeans and more original than fishnets, but it's a look only the most confident a gal can pull off.
Trend Themes
1. Shredded Clothing - Opportunity for fashion brands to incorporate the 'grunge' look into their collections using strategically placed distressing techniques.
2. Sustainable Fashion - Trend towards using damaged or unraveled textiles as a way to reduce textile waste and create unique, environmentally friendly pieces.
3. Personalization - Opportunity for brands to offer customization options for leggings, allowing customers to choose where and how the distressing occurs on their garment.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Retail - Brands can offer pre-distressed leggings as a new option for customers looking for a unique and trendy alternative to traditional hosiery.
2. Apparel Manufacturing - Textile producers can create sustainable materials specifically designed to be distressed and used in the production of shredded leggings and other garments.
3. E-commerce - Online platforms can offer personalized distressing services for leggings and other clothing items, allowing customers to create their own unique pieces from the comfort of their homes.
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