What a year it’s been for celebs and their legs. In celebration of the fabulous hosiery we’ve seen, talked about and wept over in the last twelve months, we thought we’d bring you a little reminder of the best from the last year: the MyTights.com Hosiery Awards 2011.
We have decided to choose our very favourites from the world of hosiery, from the brand who took our breath away to the trend that got heads turning, and of course, the big one: Hosiery Icon of the Year – the celeb with the best dressed legs around.
Today, we take a look at the best brand and trend of 2011…
TOP TREND OF THE YEAR
Winner: Suspender Tights
Honourable Mention: Spotty Tights
What else could it have been but the classic suspender tights? The trend was huge when it first hit a few years ago, but this year it has really resurfaced, making its way across the pond end engaging with the American celebs who all embraced it, with the likes of Selena Gomez, Rihanna and Kimberly Wyatt all donning a pair. It also made its mark as a classic trend when it started spawning adaptations – now, not only can you get the classic Henry Holland Super Suspender tights, you can try out the embellished Pearly, sexy leopard print and pretty floral versions.
Honourable mention goes to the trend for Spotty tights. The easiest way to rock a print and still look elegant and chic, spots rose
to prominence this year when they were featured all over the Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney AW11 catwalks. Thankfully, the trend is set to continue well into the new year, so we can give spotty legs another outing!
BRAND OF THE YEAR
Winner: Mary Portas & Charnos
Honourable Mention: Spanx
Congratulations to Mary, Queen of shops. Not only has she become an adviser to the government on high street commerce, she also launched her own range of clothing, including her collection of hosiery produced in conjunction with leading hosiery brand Charnos. That alone would have been enough to propel her to top spot- and then came Armery. The shapewear for your arms exploded onto the scene and was an almost instant sellout, with suppliers struggling to keep up with demand and a very happy group of satisfied customers daring to wear sleeveless dresses for the first time in a very long time. Even Helen Mirren is a fan! Mary: we salute you.
The honourable mention for Spanx is well deserved. An enduring shapewear brand adored by celebrities everywhere, only the might of Mary could have knocked it off the top spot. It seems as though devotees just can’t stop shouting about their love for shapewear – from Danni Minogue to Eva Longoria, everyone has a Spanx addiction.
Don’t forget to check back in a couple of day for more awards, including Trendsetter of the Year (you might be surprised!)