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Festival Hosiery ? The Good, The Bad and The Muddy!

That?s right ladies, that time of the year has arrived and it?s time to pack away those muddy wellies as the festival season leaves us for the year, taking with it hazy memories of seeing your favourite band and attempting to construct (and re-build) that tent.

Naturally, we?ve taken the opportunity to round up our favourite hosiery looks, as we comb through the endless fabulous outfits and we?ve spotted quite a few celebrities debuting their impressive legwear collection too! From Reading and Leeds to Glasto, we?ve come up our top three looks, making sure that when festival season revisits next year, you?ll have that head start.

Festival style!

To begin with, we adored the way that Jameela Jamil embraced animal print at V Festival. By teaming her jungle themed opaques with quirky accesories and a simple LBD, the Radio One presenter and model showed us all that she had her finger on the fashion pulse and we can?t wait to try it out ourselves. For an exact match that will work on and off fields, try teaming the Jonathan Aston Wild Tights with an oversized clutch, stepping into this season?s ankle boot for an edgy touch. For those craving one more print to add to their wardrobe, why not treat legs to the luxurious Mystery Leggings from Trasparenze, packed full of a sassy snakeskin print.

Next on our wish list was original Sugababe Mutya?s tribute to all things lacy. Equal parts charming and chic, the style savvy singer made sure to readdress the girly vs grungy balance, teaming her black lace tights with an oversized baseball jersey and lace up boots.? Just as dramatic and even more luxurious are the Wolford Victorienne Tights, which feature an elaborate floral design that runs throughout the open net fabric. However, if you?re after a softer and more subtle look that you can wear to the office, we suggest the Scroll Net Tights from Charnos. Decadent and dashing, the fancy scroll detail will never overwhelm outfits (perfect for those weary of pattern) and will look gorgeous when styled with a simple shift dress and quilted pumps.

And last but by no means least, Louise from London based reality show Made In Chelsea has shown us all that socks are still very much an essential for any happy camper, showing us that no wellington boot is complete without a cosy and chic pair! Opting for a classic, goes-with-everything black over knee pair, the pint sized socialiate collected fashion brownie points, customising hers with gold studs. If you?re a fan of that over knee style, then make sure to stock up on the Pamela Mann Over Knee Socks. Available in four fabulous shades for even more fun, these create a bold leg silhouette, delivering a snug fit and cosy feel.? For a party appropriate alternative, then the Lurex Highball Overknee Socks from Pamela Mann are just the ticket, working to inject a little shimmer into that jersey dress or skater skirt.

So whether you?ve a penchant for lace or refuse to surrender your long socks, take solace in the fact that we have another twelve months to perfect that festival and field friendly look…!



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Rhianna: Sings songs, looks cool

Following Rhianna’s amazing performance at V Festival in Weston Park in Staffordshire on Saturday, the American singer has become our new style crush!  During her set she worked the crowd into a frenzy with sensational moves and an array of hits including Only Girl, Disturbia, S&M and of course the classic Umbrella (which, incidentally, we’re guessing a few wet fans wished they had brought as the weather turned miserable), before joining Eminem for a duet of their smash hit Love the Way You Lie.

It was a testament to the star’s amazing figure and fashion credentials that she managed to pull off fishnet back seamed tights with leather and huge hoops!  Although we have to warn you that unless you’re a pop star, no one will let you get away with shorts that show off half of your bottom.

The great thing is, this look is easier to pull off than it originally seems: let us tell you how you can be as hot as Rhianna in no time at all…

- Team denim shorts with a statement t shirt:  As we said, longer denim is a MUST to avoid looking trashy.  It doesn’t have to be knee length, hotpants are ok as long as they are long enough to cover your actual pants.  Or for those of you less comfortable with your legs, try a denim skirt instead!  As for the t shirt, Rhianna’s gone for the classic Union Jack in honour of her Brit fans but a cool slogan tee will work just as well.  If your shorts are high waisted (or you happen to have a washboard stomach) you can tie the bottom of your shirt up to expose a touch of bare flesh.

- You need an extremely sexy pair of tights to show your legs off.  We have a great range of tights just like Rhianna’s for you to choose from: from Jonathan Aston (for pure luxurious glamour) to the more affordable Pamela Mann version.  The great thing about this look is that even if you manage to snag or tear the tights it’ll just give the look an authentic punky finish!

- Team the outfit with a leather jacket and biker boots to add just the right amount of edge to the tights and stops you from looking too “done”.

- Finish with big hair, huge earrings and tons of swagger.

And voila! From ordinary person to fully fledged star in 60 seconds.*


*Hot body not included. Unless you actually go to the gym.

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