Posts tagged "tights"

Frisky Q&A: Secrets In Lace Co-Founder Daniel Whitsett On Classic Looks, Body Positivity & Vintage Style Icons

Lingerie brand Secrets In Lace turns back the clock to a time when lingerie was beautifully made to last. The brand is the world’s largest seller of 100% nylon stockings, which are manufactured on the same machines once used to make the high-quality stockings of the 1950’s. Secrets In Lace also sells garter belts, bullet bras,…

Claire Hannum / November 21, 2014

16 Reasons Tights Season Is Awesome

I’m a summer baby through and through, so while a part of me is mourning the sudden drop in temperature outside, another part  is secretly thrilled because tights season is here! Tights season may not be a designated thing, but it should be. They may give the impression that they require effort and an air of…

Claire Hannum / September 15, 2014

Totally Coveted: Tights, Tall Chests & Consort Skirts

This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments. …

Julie Gerstein / September 2, 2013

Do Not Want: For Shame Martin Margiela, For Shame!

You know all those times when you’re like, “Gee, I wish I had some pasty white people leg tights?” No? You don’t want those? Well, too bad, because Maison Martin Margiela has fashioned the perfect pair of skin-crawlingly Caucasian-flavored tights. These bad boys also include a rather menacing black stripe right across the thighs. Do…

Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2013

Not Your Mama’s Tights

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…

Julie Gerstein / November 27, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Pairs Of Colorful, Printed & Patterned Tights

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 pick…

Julie Gerstein / November 3, 2012

Fall Must Haves: 10 Pretty Patterned Tights

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 24, 2012

Tights On Tap

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…

Julie Gerstein / October 3, 2012

Shopping Guide: Sexy Sheer & Lace Tights

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.

Julie Gerstein / February 11, 2012

Sexy Style Stealer: Suspender Tights

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.

Rachel Krause / February 10, 2012

Crafty Custom Button Tights

The woman behind the Etsy shop The Petite Chouette is one crafty goddess, offering up handmade goodies like these adorable button tights. Each pair is hand-crafted, which means they take a few weeks for her to whip up, but we think they’re totally worth the wait. [$95, The Petite Chouette]…

Julie Gerstein / November 7, 2011

Infographic: What Your Hosiery Says About You

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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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 22, 2011

Bootights Make Winter Dressing Easy

Oprah said Bootights will revolutionize your closet, and we can’t agree more. This special legwear eliminates the need to wear socks over your tights because the sock is built right in. But no one will see your socks when you wear ankle, mid-calf, knee-high, or over-the-knee boots. Bootights are available in a variety of color…

Annika Harris / January 14, 2011

Fringe Tights: The Pros And Cons

When I first caught a glimpse of these fringe tights on the Neiman Marcus website, I was filled with conflicting emotions. On the one hand, it might be fun to put them on and do a little dance. On the other hand, they’re sort of awful-looking. Check out a comprehensive list of pros and co…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 15, 2010

Vogue Suggests Skipping The Pantyhose This Winter

Apparently, in October, Vogue ran a story that gave “practical advice on how to do as New Yorkers do — and dare to bare your legs this winter …” We’re not sure which NYC women they were talking about exactly, because as far as we understand this is a practice for crazy people. Now the…

Leonora Epstein / December 6, 2010

Pre-Ripped Tights: I Don’t Get It

Ripped, shredded clothing — from leggings to T-shirts — is definitely in right now. I loved Carrie’s DIY holey T, and this weekend, my friend Lindsay showed up at her surprise birthday party wearing ripped magenta tights. When I asked her about it, she said the tights got caught on her bedpost a couple day…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 19, 2010

Nude But Not Naked Tights

Who’s with us when we say that nude tights are just kinda … boring? And yet we definitely have days where we want a natural leg look, but a) don’t want to be freezing without pantyhose and b) don’t want to look like an ice skater or senior citizen. The solution? These quaint Forever 21…

Leonora Epstein / October 12, 2010

Wear Fishnets Without Looking Like A Prostitute

The first two things that come to mind when I think of fishnet tights are hookers and Halloween. These associations were challenged today when I saw a chic middle-aged woman in a beautiful knee-length dress — and nude fishnets. To my surprise, she looked downright elegant. The key, I learned, is to keep the rest…

Catherine Strawn / February 24, 2010

Score: Chanel-Esque Silver Tights For Under $10

As we bask in the afterglow of couture fashion week, we can’t stop obsessing over Lagerfeld’s massively triumphant Chanel collection. Those classic, pastel suits — mousse pinks and baby blues and lavenders — looked as delicious as a bag of robin’s egg candies (or in this case, more like a box of macaroons from a…

Erin Flaherty / January 28, 2010

Plush Full Foot Fleece Lined Tights

If you’re anything like us, nothing, even the frigid temperature, can keep you from wearing your cute dresses. But lately our shins have been feeling a little frostbitten. That’s why we’re adding these fleece tights by Plush Foot to our underwear necessities. No longer will warm legs also mean itchy legs because, unlike wool tights,…

Annika Harris / January 14, 2010
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