Stuff I Would Invent If I Had Time

Tights for Skinny Ankles: 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. 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. Wolford (who make my favorite tights), if you’re listening, hear our skinny ankle pleas, and make some tights with a little more snap around our well turned heels, please.

  • Ashley Kuprian

    grrrroar…i have the same issue :(

  • Jenny Lonussen

    This article will totally do the trick:
    A, everyone adores you (they do!) so they’re more likely to do what you ask.
    B, your sketch is really good so they already have something to work with..

    Can’t wait to see what other inventions you come up with :-)

  • Wini Lo

    i too, wear tights all year round and have skinny ankles! i was just noticing the burgundy tights i wore yesterday were extra unfortunate with bagginess in the ankle area.
    someone surely can fix it. somebody, make it happen!

  • Emili Naish

    YES! I Hate bunchy tights :( If they can make them super hole resistant and self massaging(honestly don’t know what is up with that) than they SHOULD be able to add a little more Spandex-trousity(hehe pun) to the ankle area!

  • Rebekah Barrett

    I also need the non-bunchy tights! And I really want that dress you drew, too.

  • Rebecca Gialluca Raia

    I need tights that fit my tights.

  • Tali’Zorah Haberkamp

    I would like to add to the list of specialty tights tights for tall people. It doesn’t seem like either would be that hard. I find that being tall and having tiny ankles has lead to something equally crappy to bunchy tights-the over stretched tight where from heel to the lower calf the tights only actually touch the very farthest bit of the ankle bone and the rest is pulled taught away from the ankle trying to make it the full height. Extra snap in the ankles would definitely help with this problem too

  • Casandra Marburger

    Yes, please! And also: tights for tall people with skinny ankles.

  • Alissa Lima

    I loved!! I have this issue. Zooey u could be a designer! haha Btw did u draw this? Its cute 😉 Thanks for sharing ur idea.

  • Mary Sizelove

    Yey! One for the skinny ankles!

  • Tara Dente

    DO it!

  • Kimmy Vera

    I hate bunch tights, I’m this close to cutting them and making them into leggings. >.< (which means ruining some awesome tights)

  • Beth Curry

    I’m small (like 5’0″ small…) and noticed this morning how my legs look silly in tights (I wore them anyway). so, YES PLEASE.

  • Ashley Hayward

    I first fell in love with Wolford about 4 years ago, and now I won’t buy any other tights. Their opaque winter tights? Yeah. Wear them in the spring, summer, fall, whenever. LOVE.

  • Anne Vierra

    Tights for cankles!

  • Samantha Aguinaldo

    And slightly thicker weaves for the bottom area so when we bend over we don’t show everyone what undies we’re wearing!

  • Ashley Lynn Cook

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE tights, my major problem with them is that they’re never long enough so I get the stretched out version of what’s supposed to be cute patterns and bright colors. :-( They never look right. Stupid 37″ inseam! lol

  • Sepideh Zarrinkelk

    I’ve made some adjustments to my favorite tights around the ankles with thin black ribbons. It’s nearly invisible and it does the trick. Though I’m too lazy to do the same with my other tights. So yes please, someone massproduct this already!

  • Morgan Smith

    I have the same problem…chicken legs 4 lyfe :/

  • Kayla LeJeune

    Oh gosh I completely agree!! This made me laugh cause I too posses skinny ankles in need of tights that accomodate!! Make a petition! I’ll sign on!!

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