Are You Ready To Go Bare Legged?

03/21/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Today’s the first day of spring, but does that mean you’re ready to shed your hose like Mischa? Always a risk taker, the actress stepped out for lunch in chilly New York last week wearing bloomer-style shorts and sandals. But we’ve got to say, if it’s cold enough to warrant her wool peacoat and scarf, it might be worth keeping your pants on! Or have it both ways, like Maria Menounous, who paired her shorts with opaque black tights in the much more temperate L.A. weather. Now that spring is in the air (or at least on the calendar), we are as ready for warm weather as Mischa, but we’re sticking to our tights like Maria. So, we want to know what you think. Tell us: When do you ditch your tights and go bare-legged? Have you done it already?

Photo: Humberto Carreno/startraks; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Heather S. on

I’m about ready for shorts! But when I am, I will not be caught in either of the above outfits. The one on the right looks like Project Runway does custodian uniforms, and as for Mischa, we’re about the same height and I always feel ridiculous when I wear heels with shorts! Something about already being 5’10” already makes the idea seem uncomfortable in anything past my knee.

Kate on

I’ve done it already. I work for the head of a federal agency in Washington DC and I had to spend my winter in nude stockings (Ick!) when I wasn’t wearing black tights thanks to a conservative dress code so last week when the weather finally cracked 60 degrees I couldn’t wait to shed my stockings. The thought of putting even stylish black tights on now makes me gag. That’s what a winter in hose will do for you.

Stacie on

I’m not a fan of Mischa @ all. I think she always looks aweful, like she’s stuck in the 60’s or something. Maria shoes are aweful too. But I’m ready for spring! Ready to bare my tanned & toned legs!

Leigh on

Yes! I have on a skirt with no tights or hose today. But I do live in SC and its in the 70s – 80s all week. Thank goodness spring is finally here!

Ashley on

I live in Kentucky, so the weather is always unpredictable. However, I don’t like the style of Mischa’s shorts, or the tights underneath the shorts on Maria.

Who wears a peacoat and scarf with shorts anyway??? Ugly.

I will wear my shorts (sans the tights) on warm days…duh!

As they say, if you don’t like the weather in Kentucky…wait a minute!!

KT from Cda on

Only if I wanted to get sick would I go bare legged right now. But I don’t so I won’t. Right now in Ontario, Canada, it is still below zero as of today but the rest of the week it is going to be around 10 degrees cel and up. Still a little cool for me. Once it starts to be around 18c and up then off comes the tights/nylons for the rest of summer. I won’t put on nylons all summer. Going bare legged and wearing sandles is what I do all summer.

jennifer in tulsa on

I don’t ever wear tights. If I’m going to wear a dress or skirt, I like to show off my legs!

Elda on

i don’t wear tights very much but i do wear regular hoses for work (office) and have to look professional but sometimes i don’t depending what the outfit is. but both girls look very nice and i really dig Maria’s outfit, it looks chic and something i would wear at the office.

Dawn on

I don’t like pumps and shorts look always think of hookers. Other heels are ok.

Alice on

I think Misha looks better, but my legs aren’t ready to be bare yet :-)

Jennifer on

I’ve seen plenty of women here in chilly Chicago walking around in bare legs – career women walking between appointments in the middle of the city with nothing on their legs. Sure when it’s 75 degrees then I can understand but when it’s 25 degrees?
Plus I’m from the UK where it used to be unheard of to wear a skirt to the office with bare legs – even in summer. I’ve never been to work in bare legs and I’m not about to start. I think it’s actually pretty unprofessional. It’s not like there aren’t super sheer hose around these days.

rachel on

love my sexy legs!!!

Danielly-Brazil-RJ on

Mischa’s a pretty womman!!!!!!!!
I like of shape……….

Dani-Brazil on

She’s pretty,Mischa……….

TP on

Both of these girls have big legs,especially the girl with the gray short outfit.

georgie on

Somebody should grab Mischa and make her (and her sister) promise to NEVER EVER wear short clothing again…
Why is it that the girls with the ugliest legs always wear the shortest skirts? – is what even my granny used to say.

LV on

nude fishnets are the answer- lightweight & comfy, but more coverage than going bare legged.

Julie on

You think Mischa Barton has ugly legs? Her legs are fantastic.

Angie on

I think both outfits suck, a coat with shorts need i say more, and the other outfit yuck, I prefer to wear a nice pair a paints untill it actually hot enought to wear shorts.

Alice on

Ugly legs? Big legs? What is wrong with you people???

Julie on

Who cares if you wear hose or not? Its going to be cold either way. I say go for whatever looks hot and if people have a problem they are just jealous.

Mary on

Mischa’s legs look fine in this picture. In the past though, there has always something a bit off about her legs, like her thighs or hips are too big or something. Maybe this is just a more flattering angle for her.

Anyhow, you really shouldn’t wear tights with shorts, unless your shorts are knee length, at which point they might be considered crops.

S on

I can’t believe people think their legs look big! The pictures demonstrate how legs should look. No wonder there are so many young girls out there with eating disorders. If people think Mischa Barton looks big, we’re in trouble.

HLS on

Whatever the season, I would not be caught dead in Maria’s outfit. That shorty jumpsuit with tights looks TERRIBLE! It’s like a cut-off auto-worker’s uniform, paired with my high school uniform tights, plus witchy ankle boots and a belt thrown on in sad attempt to make the whole ensemble look feminine. For once, Mischa looks way better.

Meg on

If you think that she has big legs than all of you must be way too judgemental maybe you should take a look at yourself befor you comment on others. It is no wonder girls have eating disorders apparently a size 2 isnt thin enough. Believe it or not ladies guys dont want skinny twigs with no curves, everyone is made with a different body type embrace yours and wear what you feel comfortable in

georgie on

I didn’t say her legs looked big, I said they were ugly. She has weird knees and that makes her legs look all wrong. She just shouldn’t wear anything where you can see her knees.

Meg on

Goergie Porgie,

Obviously somebody likes her legs…shes a freakin movie star. I dont think she cares what you think cuz you arent writing her multi-million dollar checks.

Shel on

Tights under shorts?? Are we kidding? She looks ridiculous. If it’s that cold out, wear capris or jeans. Don’t show off your complete and utter lack of fashion sense (and obviously the stylist was off that day) by leaving the house in an outfit that stupid. Of course, the hooker look on Mischa isn’t much better.

Lynn on

I wear shorts when it’s too hot for jeans or long pants. It’s 40 degrees in northern Wisconsin today, which feels like a heat wave since we’re just coming out of winter, but shorts because it’s “spring”? Give me a break. That’s like wearing a parka in August.

Chirsta on

Arizona caught onto the memo a lot quicker than the rest. We’ve been having 80 degree weather for quite awhile now, so I’m wearing shorts all day long.

When do I ditch my tights? I would NEVER wear tights with shorts. Save that for dresses. In cold weather I wear pants. Mischa’s outfit looks way better than Maria’s does. Look at those shoes on Maria. Tell me who would wear those? For once Mischa Barton looks decent, normally I don’t care for her fashion choices, but I think she looks pretty decent in the photo above.

Avery on

I would so luv to ditch the tights and welcome spring – BUT i live in syracuse ny and it snowed last night (it’s april 15th) and we are expecting TEN inches today! WHAT? I wouldn’t expect 10 inches if i were dating an entire NBA team!

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