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, and countless other vintage-inspired pieces (including designs inspired by Bettie Page and Dita von Teese) that are made with functionality in mind – just like they were in the 50′s and 60′s. I love the idea of spending my days toiling through the modern world in a modern dress with a classic garter belt underneath that nobody knows about but me. It’s definitely a refreshing trade-up from today’s trendy, poorly made tights that I so frequently fall victim to at the mall. The company’s first store opened in Virginia 1984 and expanded to a mail order operation in 1995, which launched it into a worldwide legend. There is something so undeniably elegant about this type of lingerie and it’s amazing to see such an important a piece of sartorial history preserved in a world that tends to favor the next big (and cheaply made) thing. Daniel Whitsett, president and co-founder of Secrets In Lace, answered a few of our burning questions about the brand’s curvy models, what makes nylons stockings so special, and how to choose quality lingerie. Keep reading »
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 fanciness to wear in everyday life, but they’re actually the easiest piece of clothing around for even the laziest among us.
Here are 16 reasons to jump on the tights bandwagon: Keep reading »
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. Keep reading »
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 you feel uncomfortable yet? How about when I tell you they originally retailed for more than $700? How about now? [LN-CC]
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]
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!