Everyone has gone spot crazy this season, thanks to the Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney AW 11 catwalks, so we’ve spent all season with our eyes peeled for all the latest spotty designs. We’ve seen the classic polka dot design on everything from bags to shoes to dogs (ok, so we were watching 101 Dalmations) and everything in between. Then we began to notice a new sub-trend forming, full of quirky and exciting new ways to wear spotted hosiery, and realised that this is a great way to sport a trend without looking like everyone else out there. Here are our favourite new ways to work the spotty trend…
Both Fearne Cotton and Cheryl Cole have been spotted in spots – dress them down à la Fearne by pairing Pamela Mann’s Oversized spot tights with denim cut offs and a cosy scarf, or get the Cheryl Cole Spotty Tights from Wolford and team with a monochrome outfit for a sophisticated take on big spots.
Embellished tights are a great way to add a touch of glamour to plainer outfits. Look Magazine recommends teaming Henry Holland Pearly Suspender Tights (see below left) with bright accessories on a night out for maximum wow factor! Alternatively, try the Brigitte Tights from Charnos’ 75th Anniversary Collection, featuring Swarovski crystals mingling with polka dots – incredibly luxurious style that will look great for any occasion!
Try adding a pop of colour to the style to get an eye catching design perfect for parties! Try the Oroblu Milly Hold Ups (pictured above right) for a fun and quirky way to work a splash of colour, which are available with red, camel, white or teal spots – or for a pared down take on the trend, grab a pair of the Mary Portas & Charnos Sheer Spot Tights in Indigo.
P.S. Don’t worry if you still like the classic style – Look Magazine reckons you can work that look to perfection too. Simply mix with other sheers for a super luxe feel and a look perfect for the office.
If you’re undecided, check out our entire range of spotty tights for the right spots for you.