Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tights & Hose
Out with the leggings and in with the tights. Yes, it's time to retire those leggings that you have desperately made stretch through 4 seasons and pick up a pair of tights. In case you don't remember, in this seasons fall runway shows tights were pretty prominent. Tights were everywhere from your basic blacks of Burberry Prorsum, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Catherine Malandrino to your metallics and more colorful looks: red, orange, green, pale blue, and brown. Of course the bolder more interesting tights will be those thick, mod-inspired opaque or woven and textured tights from the early 90's.
Now to some of us, this fixation with tights is old news. Tights have been around for decades and many celeb stylists have been putting their clients in them. Karla Welch, Nylon Magazine and celebrity stylist admits that "they're such an easy trend to get in on because they make your legs look so incredible. You're going to look much thinner. I've always put my clients in them." One of Karla's clients, Indie singer Feist, "always performs in matching tights" and I think we all love Feist's style.
So there you have it. That's my skinny on tights. Also, on those warmer days don't forget that hose can be worn. I just picked up a few tights from Target the other day to add to my growing collection so now its your turn. Pick your tights today!