Henry Holland and those tights?

henryholland-tattooIf there was one show we had our eye on this London Fashion Week, it was Henry Holland’s. Master of cool and friends of hosiery experts Pretty Polly, the 30 year old is notorious for his adventurous hosiery patterns and prints. After all, he did invent the suspender tights! So fans of the quirky fashion house needn’t fear, as the Brit designer provided yet another iconic style this time round.

Amongst the pretty pastels and lady like cuts, we spotted one model showcasing fabulous tattoo tights, a nod to the trend that has been floating around for the last two seasons. Commitment free and edgy, think dainty & decorative rather than ‘I heart Mom’. Adding an elegant and chic twist to the trend, Holland has made body art the must have accessory for SS14.

But as ever, we say why wait until next season? Forever wanting you to get ahead of the game, we’ve rounded up our top picks when it comes to inked up hosiery.

If this is your first foray into the world of tattoos, then perhaps a ‘less is more’ approach is better. Sweet and subtle, we adore the Jonathan Aston Tattoo Print Tights. Sheer and perfect for wearing with that LBD, the tights feature an intricate oriental inspired print on the front of your legs, with a beautiful butterfly to be found in the centre. Available in three different shades, you can opt for a vivid purple, chic black or for a more realistic touch, the nude tone to fake that freshly inked look.

For those searching for a more kitsch style, then the Tattoo Hearts Tights from Pamela Mann are the fastest way to collect cool points. With all the traditional designs present, these tights are guaranteed to clock up some serious second glances. From mermaids and butterflies to Japanese Koi and anchors, the 20 denier tights will add a quirky finishing touch to even the simplest of outfits. When it comes to styling, remember to keep the rest of your outfit as low key as possible, using block colours and clean cuts to balance out the playful print.

So with our faux tattoos taken care of, we just need the rest of that Henry Holland collection in our wardrobes!


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