January is officially sale time, but it’s also the time of the year to think about what’s going to be hot in the new season. Some brands, such as Wolford or Le Bourget, have already released their 2017 hosiery collections, but we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see what Oroblu, Trasparenze or Pierre Mantoux bring us this season. We can’t wait to show you! In the meantime, we have put together the five trends you’ll see everywhere this season. Do you want to wear them before anyone else? Keep reading! These are the 2017 legwear trends you’ll want to make yours!
1. The return of the punk:
If you think of punk style you have to think of fishnets! We don’t want to repeat ourselves, but we have to say it: Fishnets are the top legwear style for 2017. If 2016 was the year of the consolidation of the fishnet tights and the comeback of the whale fishnets, 2017 will be the year to style your fishnets with both formal and urban looks. Add a punk touch to your legstyle wearing fishnets with holes or going for jazzy patterned tights, such as the Wolford Patti spotty net tights.
2. Fifty Shades Darker’s bondage inspired hosiery:
The second instalment of Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, is due to be released on Valentine’s day. Well, fashion designers have moved into more sassy styles. Boudoir lingerie has influenced the hosiery world. So, you’ll find a lovely selection of boudoir-inspired hosiery in 2017. A good example of this growing trend is the minimal-inspired Pierre Mantoux Griffe Suspender Belt in the picture above, which looks absolutely sexy with your favourite pair of stockings.
3. The funky ankle highs:
If you followed London Fashion Week SS17, you surely remember ankle highs were in every fashion show. Hosiery designers have gone crazy for this garment. You’ll see loads of funky printed anklets, fishnets, lurex, lace anklets or a combination of all of these styles! These are some of our favourite styles so far: Oroblu Stephy Ankle Highs in stephy blue, Pierre Mantoux Sibilla Net Ankle Highs in petrol blue, Oroblu Odile Ankle Highs in blue and beautiful floral Oroblu Frances Ankle Highs.
4. The tights worn with sandals:
Yes, as you read. The latest celebrity trend is wearing tights with sandals. You have run out of excuses not to wear your tights in spring and summer. Try wearing sheer tights with tights, like Alexa Chang, on the right, and, then, move into a winning look: Jonathan Aston Lace Tights as seen on Olivia Palermo. They are so pretty!
5. Activewear-inspired legwear:
The activewear sector has greatly expanded in 2016, influencing fashion designers. Hosiery designers have joined the trend by introducing hosiery with additional features. So, we have seen tights without waistband, with customised waistband, ladder-proof tights and, even, anti-cellulite tights, as the ones in the picture above by ITEM m6. Haven’t you heard of ITEM m6 anti cellulite tights yet? They’re simply fantastic!
What of the 2017 Legwear Trends are you going to make yours?
Winter is coming and it’s time for you to upgrade your winter wardrobe with new cosy tights. From the classic woolly tights to the elegant cashmere ones, we have everything your legs need to survive the coldest temperatures. Why not taking advantage of our fantastic Black Friday Offer to invest in a good pair of cosy tights for winter? These are five of our newest and greatest cosy tights you need to try before the year is over.
A Good Pair Of Ribbed Tights
Every tights drawer should include at least one pair of wool ribbed tights. The Pierre Mantoux Coste 100 Denier Wool Tights (£36.99) are a particularly good pair. This new design by Pierre Mantoux proves that woolly tights don’t always have to be itchy. Furthermore, the finish is, as usual in this Italian manufacturer, totally luxury.
The New And Revolutionary ITEM m6 Beauty Tights
Just arrived and ready to rock your wardrobe, we could say that the new Beauty Tights by ITEM m6 have it all. They are opaque (60 denier), thick and warm. Besides, they have leg support, shaping and a revolutionary design with ceramic crystals that help you fight cellulite. Fashion bloggers and editors seem to love them, judging for the positive reviews the ITEM m6 Beauty tights hare having. Why not giving them a try?
The Ultra Smooth Oroblu Micromodal Natural Fibres Tights
Modal is one of the smoothest natural fibres and these tights are, as you can expect, one of the softest and smoothest we have ever sold. Being 100 denier, the Oroblu Micromodal Natural Fibres Tights (£23.99) are perfect for the coldest days of winter. You’ll simply fall in love with them the minute you touch them.
Falke‘s New Sensual Cotton Tights
Falke‘s 2017 range includes two new products: Falke Sensual Cashmere and Falke Sensual Cotton 80 Denier Tights (£31.99) in the picture above. While you can find many different cotton tights out there, you can’t never have enough Falke tights! These high quality tights are the perfect treat you deserve!
Cashmere tights are always very expensive and, definitely not for all budgets. The Levante Cashmere Touch 100 Denier Tights (£14.99) are the exception for the rule. They are 60% Viscose combined with Lycra to make them more stretchy and Cashmere, which gives them that luxury and soft finish you can find in all cashmere tights.
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.
As cold weather sets in, I thought we’d do a roundup of some of the best tights for work out there. Ladies, which are your favorites — which are your favorite everyday tights, your favorite superwarm tights, favorite opaque tights, and favorite shaping tights? For me, my favorites for everyday are my Spanx shaping tights, for warmth, my fleece tights from Plush, and for opacity — which is lower on the list for me than comfort and durability, but I know is key for a lot of other women — are my Commando tights. I can’t wait to hear what your favorites are!
- Hall of Famers: Commando, Plush (fleece), DKNY, Spanx, Hue (super opaque), Hue (absolute opaque)
- Plus size picks: DKNY, Talbots, Lands’ End, Ava & Viv, Hue, Berkshire Trend by Max, Berkshire (fleece)
- Maternity: Assets, Plush, tons of options at Target, Insignia by Sigvaris, H&M, and Loft
- Petites: Berkshire Trend by Max, Berkshire (fleece), Hanes
- Tall sizes: Berkshire (fleece), DKNY
|I’ve always heard great things about Uniqlo’s Heattech tights, but I’ve never tried them– but for $7.90 (on sale today), it’s hard to go wrong. They’re available in solid, ribbed, and cable versions, sizes S/M and L/XL, $7.90-$14.90, at Uniqlo. Women Heattech Tights|
|Whoa: I always thought 70-100 denier was Very Opaque, so I’m surprised to see that H&M has some tights that are 200 denier. For $12.99 they’re definitely much lower-priced than other options — and if you’re looking for more of a legging/tight hybrid, do check these out. (They also have non-shaping 200 denier tights and fleece tights, listed separately.) Pictured: Control-Top Tights 200 Denier|
|I feel like reversible tights were more of a “thing” a few years ago, but there are still a few options around, including these affordable navy/black reversible tights from The Limited, on sale for $16.17 today (down from $26.95). (Here are some other thoughts about what color tights to wear with navy skirts.) The great thing about reversible tights is that, in addition to getting multiple colors in one product, they tend to be pretty opaque. The Limited also has some nice-looking cable knit fleece tights. Pictured: Navy and Black Reversible Tights|
|Commando has always been THE best for opaque tights. Things have gotten a bit confusing now that they’ve branched out: there’s the “ultimate opaque” tights in regular and control top, as well as these “eclipse opaque” tights that are an even heavier denier (110) and rave reviews from customers ($40). I’d say if you’re looking for warmth in tights go for the higher denier; if you want lightweight but opaque tights, go for the regular 70 denier “ultimate opaque.” Pictured: Commando ‘Ultimate Opaque’ Control Top Tights|
|Control top tights are everywhere, but I thought I’d picture my preferred type of shaping tight: the kind that covers you all the way up to your braline to smooth out your midsection as well. I’ve always liked these because a) control top tights often create a muffin top effect, and b) having a lightly smoothed midsection, without needing to wear another shaping piece (like a bodysuit, slip, or camisole) is worth a lot. Spanx’s line used to be called “Higher Power,” but they seem to have done away with that in favor of their new Luxe line. SPANX® Luxe Tights|
|If you’re looking to splurge, Wolford or Falke would be the top names I’d look to — these merino tights from Wolford are best sellers at Saks, and given that they’re merino, I’d guess they’re going to last for a thousand years. They’re $75, available in sizes S, M, and L. (Also: hello, cashmere/silk tights — wow.) Pictured: Wolford Merino Tights|