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Paris, Do You EVER Wear Anything Else?

Another day, another photo of US It girl Paris Hilton flashing her suspender tightsWe’ve lost count of how many times we’ve spotted the notorious party girl flaunting her mock stocking tops- she stepped out for dinner at the weekend with boyfriend River Viperi wearing a pair of the Pretty Polly Suspender Tights teamed with an animal print green silk minidress and lace up shoe boots.  Now, we’re all for suspender tights – we love the iconic design worn by celebs such as Rihanna and Made In Chelsea’s Caggie Dunlop – but we do think maybe Paris could try something a little cheap viagra online different next time.  It was only a few weeks ago that we last spotted her in the style out celebrating her birthday in mid-February.

Over knee socks give a similar look and were spotted all over the catwalks at London Fashion Week, so you can them them with the confidence that you’re right on trend. Ribbed and cable styles, like the Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks, were paraded on the catwalks, and at the Mark Fast show we spotted colour pop net over the knee designs.  Of course if you’re just looking for classic over the knee socks we highly recommend the Jonathan Aston Over The Knee Socks, which come in black or grey and have a soft, matte finish.
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Stockings: Through The Years

Rihanna rocks hers with just a t-shirt. Beyonce shows hers off on stage. Paris Hilton adores wearing mock versions of them. It seems no other style has come further in the hosiery world than stockings. Once used as a method to protect your modesty during the 19th century, stockings are now the finishing touch to any ensemble.

Craving a vintage backseam? A fan of fishnet stockings? Throughout the years, designers have played with new patterns and fabrics to bring you the latest trend to hit the catwalks and dominate the high streets. But where did it all begin?

Well, as it so happens, both men and women took a fancy to stockings before the introduction of trousers in the 18th century. After that, the demand was driven by females alone, as the Victorian era dictated that to flash a bit of ankle bordered on obscene! With the emphasis on functionality rather than fashion, stockings were to be hidden away under dresses and skirts, tucked into corners of the wardrobe.  

It was only after World War 1 that stockings became a little less about modesty and little more about style, as designers began to play with new shades and tones. By the 1920’s, the nations obsession with ankles had deteriorated and with this stockings developed a new found role – to decorate legs! With women encouraged to show off their pins, hosiery brands were forced to find newer and more exciting products to feed the ever expanding hunger – and this is exactly how nylon stockings came to fruition.

Invented in the UK but created across the pond in the USA, the stockings were given their name from the two locations – NY and LONdon (don’t say we never

teach you anything!). After going on sale in 1940, the nation managed to get their hands on over 64 million pairs within the year. And that’s a lot of nylon! With the arrival of the ultra stretchy Lycra in 1959, stockings took on a new lease of life, providing stretch and durability like never before. Our favourite Pretty Polly Nylons Tights were a direct result of this, and they continue to combine classic glamour with a gorgeous fit. Available in 9 different shades, there’s an option for every outfit and occasion, with a back seam version too for all those vintage enthusiasts.

Of course, the obsession with mini-skirts and risqué hemlines soon impacted the demand for stockings in the 60s, as tights began to take over in the hosiery race. Thankfully, it appears that this hasn’t dampened our desire for stockings at all, as the nation still relies on the style to deliver allure and comfort time after time. And for those who crave a little more

coverage? Try out the fab mock suspender tights, for a faux stocking design that delivers the warmth of sheers. Hooray!

So whether you’re after a more demure style or full on flirty fun, shop our stocking collection now to find the perfect pair!

Hungry for more hosiery history? Learn more from this fab article on the Lady blog.

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Stars Go Wild for Henry Holland at Pretty Polly!

Henry Holland is one of our favourite British designers around right now, and it’s fair to say that his amazing hosiery collection for Pretty Polly has been a hit with pretty much everyone…

Fearne Cotton

The radio and TV star has been seen in numerous House of Holland styles, including the super cute Pearly Suspender Tights, which are just crying out to buy viagra com be teamed with a peter pan collar and frills, just like Fearne.

Jessie J

As the face of Pretty Polly, Jessie J has more reason than most to be seen in tons of amazing hosiery.  The Voice judge has been spotted in loads of styles, but out favourite has to be the wittily designed I’m Laddered Tights, which she wore on the Jonathan Ross show.  Henry Holland – for turning every girl’s worst nightmare into innovative fashion design, we salute you…

Kourtney Kardashian

Perhaps not known for the greatest fashion choices in the world, Kourtney Kardashian made jaws dropped when she stepped out looking calm, collected and very, very cool in the Henry Holland Alphabet Ti

ghts.  Available in black or silver!

Suspender Tights

The most iconic and enduring of all his design, the Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights are so super they have been spotted on everyone who’s anyone, including Caggie Dunlop from Made in Chelsea, Paris Hilton, Rihanna, The Pussycat Dolls’ Kimberley Wyatt, Jessie J, Frankie Sandford… ok, we’re running out of space now.  Needless to say, you need a pair.

The latest Henry Holland fashion has just been launched so you can now browse his SS12 collection as well as the super cool flag collection.  We’ve already spotted Rihanna in fishnet anklets just like those from the new range, and we can’t wait to see which other celebs are spotted in the latest designs!

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Heiress Hosiery

Society Heiress Paris Hilton has been spotted in LA working the trend for suspender tights in the Henry Holland Mesh Suspender Tights (see the photo here).  Despite being the heiress to an estimated $20 million fortune, she shows us that fashion doesn’t have to be expensive with the £12 tights.  Paris teamed her hosiery with an unusually understated and demure (for her) combo of a black dress, gilet and heels.

The mesh version of Henry Holland’s bestselling Super Suspender Tights  work perfectly if you want to try the trend for suspender tights but are worried about looking like you’ve come out in your underwear, as the mesh, which from a distance just looks like sheer hosiery, lends the design a subtler look.  They are perfect for everyda

y wear too, because the mesh at the top makes them more difficult to ladder.

Paris is just the latest in a long list of stars to tap into the suspender tights trend, including Saturdays star Frankie Sandford and pop sensation Rihanna.  With a line up like that, it’s hardly surprising that the design has been honoured by other hosiery designers who have created variations featuring hearts and pearls – check out our full suspender tights range and pick your favourite!

Try rocking your suspender tights with simple basics like Paris has – it’s too cold for bare arms this side of the pond at the moment, plus we’re not entirely convinced by the furry gilet if we’re honest (and yes,  we KNOW it was on the AW Gucci catwalk).  Try an all black look like Paris with a skater style black dress and leather jacket, or if you want to add a splash of colour keep lines clean with shift dresses and tailored cocktail shorts.

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