Friday, February 27, 2009

Milan Fashion Week - Knee Socks Continue to be All the Rage

The first of the continuing trends to pop up at Milan Fashion Week was Knee Socks - sheer, opaque, patterned, knee socks and scrunched socks of all kinds. All images from, click the designer's name to see their full collection.

Knee Socks, Knee Socks, Knee socks at Emporio Armani

Scrunched socks and a very strangely unique double leggings look from Just Cavalli. It looks like leopard print leggings underneath sheer pants or leggings. What do you think of this look?

Big Huge March Madness Sale

We'd also like to point out that most of our lingerie is now 40% off to make room for upcoming new products.

Links, Celebrities and Stockings

I'm loving this look by HYSTERICgirl that includes leopard print tights.

spotted Diane Kruger in pantyhose and Jennifer Aniston in tights.

and we have a new blog that we're following - Stocking Vixen focuses solely on stockings, garter belts and hosiery.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

From the Blogs

Some legwear from the blogs :

Knee socks layered over tights at The Clothes Horse.

Camouflage over at HYSTERIC girl.

London Fashion Week Fall 2009 - Sparkle and Shine

Another trend seen in New York that continued on in London is sparkle and shine. Glittery tights and pantyhose as well as silver and gold metallics seem to be the most popular of the trend. All images from, click the designer's name to see their full collection.


Louise Goldin

Central Saint Martins

Is this trend something you're looking forward to? Do you prefer sparkle or metallics? Tell us in the comments.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fashion Week Trend: Tights with Shorts

Taking a break from what kind of legwear we're seeing on the runways, I wanted to take a quick look at what they're being paired with. Often it's a dress or skirt. Sometimes, you can see hosiery underneath pants. And sometimes it's a pairing of tights under shorts.

At both New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week we've seen this pairing quite often. Usually the tights are solid black, or sheer black pantyhose. Occasionally there's a spot of color or pattern to them. Shorts vary from denim shorts with tights to dress shorts or leather shorts; long, short - there are a lot of different ways this style can be worn. All images are from, click the designer's name to see the full collection.



Rag and Bone

Rachel Comey

Proenza Schouler

Nanette Lepore

Lela Rose

Jaeger London


Erin Fetherston

Cynthia Rowley

Christian Cota

Charlotte Ronson

Charles Anastase

Boy by Band of Outsiders

Betsey Johnson

3.1 Phillip Lim

We've talked about this trend before. We'd like to know your opinion of it. Would you / do you wear tights with shorts - and if so what kind of shorts and tights do you pair? Denim shorts with black tights? Cable knit with cotton? Dress shorts with black pantyhose? Tell us in the comments.

London Fashion Week Fall 2009 - Sheer Pantyhose

London Fashion Week continues the trend of sheer pantyhose we saw in New York. All images from, click the designer's name to see their full collection.

Peter Pilotto

Mark Fast


Graeme Black

Danielle Scutt

Why do you think there's a re-emergence of sheer pantyhose on the runways?

London Fashion Week Fall 2009 - Socks

All images from, click the designer's name to see their full collection.

Over the Knee socks are popping up here and there on the London Runways, and we'd love to see this develop into a trend.

Paul Smith Women

Charles Anastase

Knee socks are all over the London Fashion Week runways, like they were in New York.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label


Central Saint Martins

We're also continuing to see scrunched socks like we did in New York.

Topshop Unique

Paul Smith Women

Jaeger London


Armand Basi One

Do you scrunch your socks and when you do do you scrunch over the knee socks or knee socks?