I own cheap throw-away tights which end up laddering way too easily. When it gets to this point I like to amuse myself & to encourage it.
I went a bit OTT but think it looks alright even though I don't think I'd have the guts to actually wear it out like this at the moment - depending on how you style it, it could look trampy!
The end result.
Really want to do this some day - DIY embellished laddered tights [link], 2BitchezDeep's give lots of DIY ideas & collect the best EXTREME fashion images/items, everything I love!
Sometimes pattern tights can really make an outfit.