Fashion Spotlight on Legs

Fashion Spotlight on LegsTights, hold ups, stockings or knee highs, hosiery is the perfect way to liven up or tone down your outfit to suit any occasion. But gone are the days when hosiery choices consisted of American Tan or Barely Black. Just like any area of fashion, hosiery has ever-changing trends and this season, legwear is full of character and packed with attitude.

From splashes of colour to intricate detailing to clever patterns which slim and shape, legwear has never been more technical or more gorgeous. Read on to find out more about the latest trends and to make sure your legs keep up with the fashion pack.

Ice Cream Shades
Perfect for summer, these gorgeous pastel tights will add a splash of soft colour to your outfit. With baby blues, soft green and pale pinks, they are feminine, pretty and sweet and a great way to liven up an otherwise dull outfit. Look out also for feminine florals, romantic lace and matte finishes to ensure you are on top of legwear trends.

Flattering Finishes
With stylish ribbing, lace detailing and pretty patterns, this trend is designed to make your legs look longer and slimmer. Coated tights and sheen finishes are also glamorous, gorgeous and flattering. Most of these slimming, shaping styles are in classic black, but you`ll also find chocolate brown, moss green, burnt orange and chic beige.

Bold and Beautiful
Colour-blocking and cut-out details are still at the height of fashion and these features have filtered through to legwear for this season. Look out for geometrical designs, colourful slashes and gorgeous florals in fabulous shades of neon yellow, hot pink and electric blue to be right on trend.

Super Luxurious
These truly luxurious pieces of legwear are made of sumptuous fabrics ornamented with extravagant detailing. Think paisley patterning, feather flourishes and floral finishes all in deep jewel-like colours.

Gorgeous Graphics
Geometric designs and elaborate graphics combine with a red, white and black colour palette to create modern, contemporary legwear with a sporty look. This trend is inspired by digital metallic technology. Gorgeous with white!

Natural Fashions
Creative patterns, effects and textures in legwear have been inspired by geology. Colours are muted and natural: think gorgeous soft greys and subtle beiges, paired with shadows and marls for an irresistible look.

Out of this World
Metallic effects and techno-inspired designs offer a truly out of this word legwear experience. Plain colours and sophisticated marls are combined with shiny, shimmering finishes for a funky, futuristic look. Great paired with an all-black outfit.

Sporty Style
The trend for knee high socks continues through from winter, with contemporary colour blocking, stripes and stylish graphics showing from all the major designers. Look out for shades of grey, lavender, purple and coral.

This summer`s fabulously funky legwear is ideal paired with the sixties styles found at every runway show this season. Bold, bright and beautiful mini dresses and stunning monochrome pieces like those found at look great with the more elaborate styles mentioned here.


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