Pantyhose and stockings – a necessary, but not an important accessory, we used to believe. Yes, not even an accessory, and so is a necessity.
But the podiums dictate a different point of view – against the background of the general desire for minimalism pantyhose suddenly played the first violin – now they are not picked up to clothes, and clothes – to them. Extraordinary colors, amazing texture, non-standard combinations are characteristics of fashionable tights this fall and winter. Details – below.
Initially, stockings (pantyhose has not yet been invented) were part of the men’s wardrobe. And they used only the privileged strata of the population – for example, the Spanish court handed as a gift to the English king Henry VIII Bluebeard a pair of hand-tied stockings, than the monarch was flatteringly flattered. For a long time, they were knitted by hand or sewed from silk, while in England in 1589, the master of theology, William Lee, did not invent a knitting machine.
Fastened stockings over or under the knees bows. The Marquise Pompadour introduced fashion into lacy white stockings. The appearance in the XIX century of men’s trousers takes stockings from the arsenal of the strong half of humanity, and the beautiful began to pay more attention to them – the skirts became shorter. When they became extremely short – in the 60s of the last century panties merged with stockings into one, – and pantyhose appeared. Maybe
For a long time, the only color acceptable for tights was a flesh-colored one. Black blamed for excessive eroticism, and the bearers of black pantyhose or stockings immediately ranked as dissolved. Although in the 60’s in Europe, the most daring fashionable women wore tights of bright, “acid” colors, combined with mini-dresses that were then in vogue.
History repeats itself, although now it is not only fashion and not so much mini, but strictness and minimalism, which are recommended to be diversified with accessories – such as bright tights.
“Dense opaque pantyhose – must have this season, – says Svetlana Zubova, merchandiser, Marmalato. “This fall they are electric, saturated purple, juicy orange or matte white. ”
In addition, still in fashion are pantyhose with ornament. “On the classic background – from white to black with stops on beige shades – a pattern is applied,” says Irina Arzamasova, the leading manager of the Pelican branded retail chain. – Today the belle epoque direction is especially popular – smooth flowery floral ornaments and English – rhombuses, a cage. ”
With regard to the quality of the material, then, except for a smooth surface – shiny or matte (the second is more preferable – it’s fashionable), designers come up with a variety of variations. “Pantyhose can be smooth or, conversely, textured: with pigtails, stripes,” continues Svetlana Zubova.
“There are popular openwork, all kinds of mesh, which is relevant, despite the fact that it has become fashionable for several seasons ago,
” Irina Arzamasova adds to the story about the texture. – Well, it’s not a secret that the fashion for the material of this or that quality depends on the season – autumn-winter models are created with the addition of microfiber, cotton and wool, which gives them special softness, but also density. ”It should be added that a warmer version of tights only mimics the net on a dense and uniform surface.
Tights-fashion, Pelican – from 150 to 500 rubles.
Dense colored tights, “Rossita” – from 250 to 500 rubles.
Tights with ornament, “Rossita” – from 200 to 500 rubles.
Trousers-trousers, Benetton – 1260 rub.
Bright or patterned tights look great on the legs, but they also need to be combined with the rest of the clothes! It is very important not to be mistaken here – the risk of dressing tastelessly is very great, but it is equivalent to an ideal sense of style with the right choice of accompanying outfits. “A special glamor is tights of the same color with shoes,” Svetlana Zubova assures. – There are two variants of a dress for such tights: the first is a dress-sweater or a free dress-shirt, and the second is a short skirt plus boots. By the way, they are worn not only with boots, but, more preferably, with shoes and ankle boots. ”Yes, do not be surprised: tight tights in the hem can safely be worn in the office with open high-heeled shoes.
In some stores there are curious trousers that fit so tightly that they can be confused with breeches: “Such pants of saturated colors or black are ideal for wearing with skirts and dresses of different lengths, especially with shorts,” says Valeria Shabalina, manager of fashion retail group Conquest.
As for pantyhose with patterns, it is important to focus on the color and style of the drawing. If the ornament consists of large roses, then small daisies on the dress will be inappropriate, as well as rhombuses on pantyhose will be poorly combined with roses on the blouse. In order not to be mistaken, select monochrome tights to patterned tights, combined in color with the background, and even better – with a drawing of the dress.
Well, do not forget that the places we have are not southern, but snowflakes, so the density of tights and the presence of wool, not just a colored thread, is mandatory. Take care of yourself!