Friday, July 11, 2008

New Way to Wear Tights: Ribbon

I'm completely fascinated with mohop shoes (which I found via the Indie Fixx blog this morning). Why am I posting about shoes on a legwear blog you ask? Because of this photo found on Indie Fixx:

Proof that tights can be worn with almost any kind of shoe. I particularly love the blue ones with the ribbon winding up her legs and the silver ribbon/black tights combo on the right.

What do you think of this look? Do you think gladiators would work as a similar look? Or is it the ribbon that makes it great?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Nylons in Summer - Yes or No?

I found an interesting debate in the Wall Street Journal's Style section (via Coutorture) concerning wearing pantyhose to work. The article discusses a mid-western credit union where female employees are required to wear hose to work (even with pants) and the changes that younger employees are trying to make with this rule.

The Coutorture article speaks more to wearing nylons despite these hot summer months, as well as their renewed interest in shimmery nylons.

Our advice is to be comfortable. I've found that stockings or pantyhose made of 100% nylon are not very breathable and can be torture to wear in the summer heat. If you feel more work appropriate in pantyhose, or just like the look of nylons, we suggest trying stretch stockings, thigh highs or pantyhose made with nylon and lycra. Feel sexy and comfortable despite the heat with breathable hosiery and save the 100% Nylons for Fall and Winter.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments!