Side Swipe


Little black bottoms gets a peek at something sexy. By Kelley Hoffman

From left: The pre-show walkthrough at Balmain, via Sartorialist, Paris; Preen's spring/summer '09 show,

While lace-up legs on the Preen runway caught our eye, we've seen similar seam-ripping rocker looks in street style. Back in July, Rumi of Fashion Toast wore her lattice-cut acid wash jeans in a blog post titled "Deranged Denim," but we'd be delusional if we weren't inspired by those photos. We've seen party girls in tights with a barely-there side stitch in Canada, and brassiere-like hook-and-eye lined Acne Jeans in Stockholm. During fashion week Anja Rubik was spotted in a pair of slashed Wolford leggings, which has inspired a few DIY versions. Girls are all about styling these side-stripped details in their legs, and check out the photos we have to prove it.

On the dance floor, via Cobrasnake, Canada

On the street, via Stockholm Street Style, Stockholm

Anja Rubik outside the Tommy Hilfiger show, via The Moment, New York

Little black bottoms gets a peek at something sexy.