When I recently surveyed my sock drawer and noticed that my collection was all hole-filled stinkers and pairs that I’d “borrowed” from friends, I realized that it was time to update my footdrobe. I started with these Digital Tiger Ankle Socks, which send the appropriate “Don’t step on my toes” message. Footwear that is both threatening and adorable feels like the right way to go. Just think, nobody will ever accuse me of foot odor again — they’ll be too scared of my socks. Rawr! [$6,Â TopShop]
If you’re like me, you probably go through a pair or two of tights a week. Also, if you’re like me, you probably grew up with the brand No Nonsense — the line of mom-friendly hosiery and tights that practically everyone wore in the ’80s. Well times have changed, and so has the company, which now offers young, hip and modern tights and hose. In addition to their standard sheer pantyhose selections, they’ve got opaque tights, comfy leggings and beautifully patterned hosiery. And the best part? These tights are durable and well-made; no more buying multiple pairs of tights to get you through the month. [Prices Vary, No Nonsense]
One of my favorite fashion equations for fall and winter is tights + knee high socks + badass boots. This combo is not only warm and cozy, it’s a flattering and easy way to add different patterns and textures into your outfit. We’ve already rounded up some of our favorite tights and boots; let’s focus on knee socks today, shall we? From funky stripes to cute polka dots to pretty floral prints, click through to check out 10 pairs of knee-high socks we are dying to layer this fall…
This fall and winter, I resolve to step up my tights game. Yes, yes, I’ve been accused of being a purist for opaque black tights, but it’s time for change. A colorful change. And these 11 pairs of patterned, printed tights should shake things up just fine. Check out some of my top tight picks above!
Some women dread the arrival of fall, aka “tights weather,” but I welcome it with unbridled glee. Tights are an easy way to add interest, color, and texture to fall outfits, and I’m always eager to add new styles to my sock drawer. Ready to get in on the action? Click through to check out 10 fabulous patterned pairs, all for 25 bucks or less…
As we settle deeper into fall and winter, it’s inevitably time to take stock of your tights options. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a rather extensive collection of somewhat ratty, ripped and worn out stockings in dire need of replacement. And that’s why I’m so happy that there’s a new service, for people just like us. Pique is a new online service that sends you new tights each month. You fill out a simple style survey and can begin receiving hosiery in the mail immediately. My first month, I received a smashing pair of fishnet tights and a darling set of fishnet sock stockings. Because you can never have too many tip top tights, if you ask me. [$34,83, Pique]
Sometimes all an outfit needs to ramp up the sex appeal is a pair of great sheer tights or hosiery. Highlight your incredible gams with one of the lacy, sexy or sheer pairs we’ve found.
Am I the only person out there who thinks that semi-opaque black tights are worlds sexier than bare legs? I know, it’s weird, but the sheer fact of hosiery is sexy in and of itself. Black tights are slimming, warm for the cooler seasons, and can pull any look together in a matter of seconds. Admittedly, they can get a little boring. I should know — I sport black tights almost daily, with no signs of ever stopping. It seems that celebs like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez have found the perfect solution to black tights doldrums, and it’s certainly a step up in sexy. Suspender tights are the newest gotta-have-’em garment, opaque to the thigh then sheer with a garter-like detail. I’m loving the look, but I don’t know if my thick thighs are up to the task … but hey, Rihanna represents thick-thighed girls everywhere, and she looks damn good in them. What’s your opinion? If you must have a pair, click on — I’ll point you in the right direction. As for me, I’m not buying them online right now, except for the part where I totally am, whatever.
Recently, a big stink has been made about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, bringing back nude hosiery. Now, you couldn’t pay me a million spacebucks to wear nude pantyhose — it freaks me out and reminds me of my 5th grade teacher Bobbie Jo Hibben who was obsessed with matching every aspect of her outfit. But the trend did pique my interest enough to check out the line that Ms. Middleton is supposedly rocking. Italian brand Philippe Matignon is not yet launched in the U.S., but the brand can be found at Urban Outfitters and select retailers — and they’ve just launched a collection of sheer stockings and socks. We fell in love with these thigh-high fishnets, and can’t wait until we’re able to purchase more from the collection when their U.S. retail site goes live on September 1. Middleton’s nude look notwithstanding, Matignon is here to stay.
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Hosiery used to be something many women hated having to wear to the office, when nude pantyhose were the primary option. But now tights in every color, pattern, and texture imaginable are both trendy and readily available, and wearing them no longer seems like a chore. (Unless, of course, it’s February and you are just dying for the bare-legged warmth of spring.) The Wall Street Journal put together this handy little matrix of different types of hosiery, breaking down which are sexy or sensible, and party- or office-appropriate. [WSJ] Keep reading »