Laura's Choice: Christmas Party Tights

It’s November and Christmas party season is almost here… amid the buying of presents, stuffing of turkeys, making up of beds and managing expectations, we are all taking a moment to think about what to wear over the party season.

This year we are really excited about some of the designs around this year. They can take even a simple black dress to new heights, which is great as I haven’t replaced my little black dress in years, having found the perfect party frock a long time ago.

Gold and Silver are a regular party favourite and in a solid shimmering denier they become a stand alone fashion statement. Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Tights are a personal favourite and look great with dresses, skirts and shorts, flats and heels.

The new embossed sheers are an elegant take on Christmas glitz and this year there are many contenders for the crown. Jonathan Aston Starburst tights have a subtle silver spot laced over a smooth 10 denier sheer. Emilio Cavallini Rubies Baguette Tights were designed for a shorter hemline and the trickle of diamante and

ruby jewels run from ankle to mid thigh. At £31 they are a premium brand but definitely worth it. Emilio Cavallini has also followed suite with the Emilio Cavallini Cable and Diamond Baguette Tights, a square geometric pattern supplemented with a centred row of diamonds. Jonathan Aston Phantom Tights are another amazing new filigree design which has a wash of shimmering silver or gold brushed over a lovely sheer.

We’ve covered all the usual suspects, gold, silver and embellished but why not depart from the usual festive styles – try lace or seams or colour for example. Jonathan Aston Siren Tights are available in a Christmassy red, offering up a take on the burlesque in a really eye catching pattern that has cranberry waves on the inside leg and a sheer on the outside, which is embossed with spots. The overall effect is very complimentary as the line slims your leg appearance. Very festive design at just £12.

Mary Portas and Charnos Baroque Floral Tights are another example of a great festive style. Channelling a romantic almost Dickenisan look in the rich red is perfect for Christams. For a rock chic look team with leather or structured tailoring, and at just £15, they won’t roll your money away.

Until next week….


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