The word on the hosiery vine is that there’s a new trend in town this season – and it’s here to stay. Whilst they may not be my cup of tea, it’s crystal clear that designers and high streets have taken a fancy to them this season. Whatever your take on the trend, footless tights are fast becoming a hosiery collection staple.Flying out the door and selling like hot cakes for us, it will come as no surprise that the hot product also has with an abundance of celebrity fans to boot. Perfect for negotiating your way through indecisive seasons, the foot free saviours act as the ultimate cover up, keeping chilly ankles and wardrobe malfunctions at bay. As ever, I can only stress how important it is to experiment with shades and patterns, so that black pair of footless tights that floats around your laundry bin certainly won’t cut it when it comes to showing off your fashion credentials! Doted on by many for their comfortable feel and easy to wear properties, I’ve rounded up the best of the bunch when it comes to all things footless.
First thing’s first – colour. Whilst some of you may get the jitters at the thought of dressing your legs in rainbow hues, it’s the simplest way to break up a sombre uniform of head to toe black. From a full on colour block to a colour pop, you’ll soon find that even a subtle hint of violet or teal brings a stylish touch to any ensemble, helping you collect fashion kudos in abundance. For the complete colour palette (and a few more), treat your wardrobe to the 3D Footless Tights from Pamela Mann. Not only do they deliver a bold & even colour, but a nifty 3D elastane fibre creates a snug, almost second skin fit. makes sure that they hug your legs for a snug fit. Stuck on what to wear yours with? For a dressier ensemble that wouldn’t look out of place on the catwalk, layer a postbox red pair underneath an elegant silk wrap dress, keeping accessories just as colourful for a playful touch. As for celeb styling, I’ve spied singing sensation Adele teaming her black footless tights with a chic cape coat, adding sweet ballet pumps for a feminine touch. And whilst we may not have Adele’s fortune to blow on hosiery, take solace in the fact that the chic and cheerful footless tights are a purse friendly price. A true hosiery hero for those on the go, footless fans will find themselves hankering after all twenty two shades.
If you’re still not won over by washes of colour, there’s always a fabulous pair of patterned footless tights waiting in the wings. Ideal if you sit on the fence when it comes to print, there are patterns for even the most phobic out there. Helping to gently introduce a little boho chic into your daily routine, the Ombre Footless Tights from Pamela Mann are just the ticket. Embracing the dip dye trend that has taken over our beauty & hair routines (Alexa Chung being the inspiration for a tidal wave of ombre locks across the UK), it’s high time that our legs got in on the action too. Featuring flattering and graduated grey tones throughout, these remain office friendly when stepping into patent courts. It goes without saying that they’re ideal for summer garden parties too, making them an essential when shopping for foot free tights this season.
And from your wardrobe to your mini me, I’ve discovered the prettiest pair of footless tights to keep your little one content with her outfit. From Country Kids, the Sparkly Footless Tights are packed full of enough glitz to make her feel like the pint sized princess that she is. Given that my nieces refuse to take theirs off after a day in them, it’s clear to me the children’s tights are popular choice amongst all age groups! Made in three glittery shades and ranging from 3-11 years, these look wonderfully charming when styled under a sweet party dress and metallic sandals.
For those with enviable curves, the prospect of footless tights should be just as exciting too. Complementing fuller figures down to a T, the plus size London Leggings from Cette are just what you’ve been waiting for. Come rain or shine, these are made from a fabulous opaque fabric, slipping discreetly underneath anything that your wardrobe presents you with. From summer dresses to printed tunics tops, these will soon become your stylish antidote to unfriendly temperatures. Given that these come without feet, no footwear is exempt, meaning that you can step into heeled boots one day, and dainty peep toes the next!
So whether you’re investing in a colourful pair to revive that tired LBD or need to find some footless tights that both you & your little one can agree on, be sure to embrace the trend with both feet, giving the rest of your hosiery collection a well earned rest…
Until next time!