Fall's new legwear has taken the conservative looks of seasons past and splashed them with stripes, dots, checks, and color blocks for gaze-at-me gams. From the runway
to retail, open weaves, jewel tone hues and embellished sheer styles have legs making serious statements as the temps turn cool. Crazy legs are crazy popular for fall. Look for bright neon shades and loud patterns, like this style, or opt for a sheer, more subtle texture and print.
We Love Colors Vertical Jagged tights, $15 at Welovecolors.com.
"Black, gray and Bordeaux are
basics, but don't be afraid of lace and fishnets," says Donna
Karan's Cathy Volker.
DKNY Croco tights, $20 at DKNY.com.
For fall, prints and textures are key,"
says Donna Karan's Cathy Volker. "Hosiery is an easy an
affordable way to update your wardrobe. DKNY offers a variety of
prints that easily transform your everyday work outfit or add a bit
of glam for holiday party dressing. Color is key. The fashionable
cast of 'Gossip Girl' frequently wears DKNY and they aren't afraid of
prints and color."
DKNY Color Block tights, $20 at
Adam Sakara of La Fée Verte says
anyone can pull off the patterned tight trend. "It is not such a
'risqué' or 'in-your-face' trend, which makes it more wearable for
the masses," he says. "It's about making sure that your
hosiery choices are flattering on you - whether they're barely
showing or fully exposed."
La Fée Verte Colette tight, $40,
for information visit lafeevertelingerie.com.
"While printed tights look great
with most shoes -- especially boots and this season's platform heels
-- try to steer clear of multicolored, embellished or seriously
strappy footwear, as well as super casual sneakers or flats,"
HUE by Trina Turk Twotoned tight, $20 at HUE.com.
"In today's economic environment,
patterned legwear is an easy and affordable way to have some fun
updating last year's wardrobe," says Alison Hessert,
spokesperson for HUE.
She says to look for jewel tones, especially
purples, berries and burgundy, as well as neutrals such as gray.
HUE by Trina Turk Later Gator tight, $24 at HUE.com.
Open weave styles in vertical patterns
elongate the leg and are popular this fall," says Spanx's Adams.
"Also, classic and vintage-inspired patterns like houndstooth,
diamond, Swiss dot and back seams have been top picks for Spanx fans.
They are chic, sexy and still totally appropriate for the office."
Spanx open weave Birdseye tight, $28-$42 at spanx.com.
"Patterned and textured legwear
was all over the runways this year," says Maggie Adams, trend
expert and spokesperson for Spanx. "I think women love it
because it's a fun, easy and affordable way to update existing
outfits in your closet."
Spanx Houndstooth patterned tight, $28
"This fall, textured and patterned
tights are on trend and Target offers a variety of control top
options from the Merona collection, perfect for any body type, at low
prices," says Target spokesperson Jana O'Leary.
ASSETS by Sara
Blakely Basketweave tights, $16, at target.com
Blake Lively on the set of "Gossip
Girl" in a chic pair of red stockings.
Diane Kruger paired her Balenciaga
frock with a dotted pair of sheer black nylons earlier this month.
A look from the Chanel Spring/Summer
2010 runway show in Paris.
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It's hard to believe that we are
talking about Spring 2010 hair trends when we are just entering the
winter season. But, at the Spring 2010 fashion shows, ballerina buns
were the trend. Cameron Diaz's messy hair mirrors the hair styles at
Charlotte Ronson's and Lanvin's Spring 2010 fashion show. Don't be fooled though because these
aren't the super slicked, ear-pulling buns you expect to see from a
ballerina in white tights doing pliés. The buns from the runways
were messy with that "I don't care" attitude more befitting rebel
than a classic dancer.
Cameron Diaz is the first celebrity to
wear the trend on the red carpet. She wore the hair style to the
premiere of 'The Box' in New York City, with face-framing wisps of
hair and a golden statement necklace.
So invest in some bobby pins and
practice your bun winding techniques.
Milly's black silk-chiffon halterneck
dress has a petal-detailed ruffled skirt, a ruffle detail at bust,
frayed edges at petals, satin neckline and waist panel, a concealed
zip fastening at the back, irregular hem and is fully lined. Step
into vibrant heels to punctuate the look with a pop of color. This
beautiful and feminine dress is made from 100% silk (£685 at
Layer Yves Saint
Laurent's crystal necklace over a simple tank to lift your look from
simple to sensational. Made from black metal and Strass Swarovski
crystals, this two-strand necklace has a tiered bib at front and a
lobster fastening at back of neck with a small 'YSL' charm (£695 at
Handmade in Italy,
Georgina Goodman's sleek and pretty pump features a smooth and shiny
satin upper, bow and rhinestone accent on the toe, and a sturdy
leather sole that's great for dancing the night away. The breathable
leather linings help keep feet comfortable for hours even though the
heel measures approximately 4 1/2" inches ($431.72 at Endless)
About the designer:
Georgina Goodman opened her first showcase store in the heart of
Mayfair in 2002. Her perceptual clarity and the understated luxury
offered through her initial Couture collection won the hearts of her
discerning clients and the acclaim of the fashion media. Manufactured
in both Spain and Italy, Georgina Goodman expresses her consistent
signature style, while staying true to the heart of her design ethos.
Georgina's philosophy has always been straightforward; be consistent,
be clear, be who we really are and most importantly; be in love. This
philosophy is expressed in everything Georgina Goodman, even down to
placing the words "Made in Love" on the sole of every shoe.