We reach a point where some things marry naturally with advanced years – washing your hair at the hairdresser and buying more supportive underwear and elasticated waistlines. In the past you could have added knee highs to that list but not anymore. In recent years knee highs have been snaffled and retained by a much younger fashion crowd and put to all sorts of uses both in the workplace and after hours. Knee Highs have been revamped as one of the most useful and interesting accessories in your wardrobe. Here’s my list of what you should look at buying now and how it should be worn.
Let’s ease you in gently and start with traditional nude and black varieties. Sheers remain a popular choice as they offer a whisper thin layer underneath trousers, trouser suits and longer length skirts and dresses. Levante Ultra Sheer Knee High in 10 denier nude, grey and black offer some of the best value around with a two pair pack retailing at just £5.00. Aristoc Ultra Shine Knee High in a 10 denier shiny finish have a three pair pack for just £6.25. Both are the absolute staples that you keep in your handbag.
Pretty Polly Silver Fresh Support Knee High has gentle yarn compression to ease tired legs and woven in silver to retain freshness. Falke Active Support Knee High is a denser 40 denier weave with proportional pressure to stimulate blood flow. Both are available in a range of black, grey and nude tones. We also have the new Charnos Energising Support Knee Highs which feature a massage sole, along with a special microencapsulate which moisturises the skin with Vitamin E, Shea Butter & Sea Kelp. These impressive knee highs will help turn back the clock with their anti-ageing and anti-cellulite properties!
Now, setting traditional knee highs aside, let the fun begin…
Fishnets are well represented with Falke Net Knee High, Levante Micronet Knee High and Walford Individual 10 Knee Highs, priced from £5 to £12.
Patterns liven up the classic knee high. Pretty Polly Bow Heart Knee Highs are a two pack sheer black weave with the added interest of a pattern. Great to give a modest peak of ankle in a well cut pair of trousers, add detail to a longer line pencil short or add schoolgirl chic when worn with a short dress. Transparenze Russia Knee High is a woven 15 denier lacey weave which will look good worn with anything whilst Transparenze Hungary Knee High , a 10 denier design has its own unique take on traditional Argyll. , Transparenze Finland Knee High is the more heavyweight 40 denier cousin. With all three, just make sure enough leg is exposed to give more than a good glimpse!
Colour is well represented in knee highs and leader of the pack is Transparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks. Don’t be fooled by the sock bit, these are seriously smooth 70 denier knee highs is a glorious range of 18 colours. One of the most wearable knee highs around, clash or compliment your shoes to add detail to an outfit. Transparenze Belgium Knee High combine strong colour with subtle pattern in three vibrant shades whilst Oroblu Adeline Knee Highs have more subtle matte shades. Pamela Mann Ribbed Over Knee Socks are no less knee high and the deep berry shades on offer will offset the most gloomy of Winter looks.
If a combination of vivid colour and pattern is your style then Oroblue Sabrine Socks are just the ticket. Beautiful soft woven knee highs in four delicious colour combinations, these will provide hard to be separated from. Dare
to be different? Then step into House of Holland Stripe Knee High. Reminiscent of schoolday socks, these cheerful blue and white 80 denier designs will give a welcome boost to winter wear. Emilio Cavallini Opaque Knee High Socks come in vibrant orange and yellow whilst their citrus relative, Emilio Cavallini Poppies Flowers Knee High Socks are available in lemon or lime.
So viagra 100mg you see, there is something out there for everyone from the most conservative to the most adventurous and who thought it could all be wrapped up in the humble knee high. If trousers have to take up the mantle on these colder days then make sure that your choice of knee high is something that makes your legs feel special even when there isn’t much of them to see!
Until next week…