I’ve often wondered what it is that draws humans (particularly girls and, more specifically, me) to all things shiny (in case you were interested, it’s a genetics thing, as our ancient ancestors learnt that glitter often meant fresh drinking water). I’ve long had a magpie like tendency to anything shiny or sparkly and thankfully fashion now agrees with me, meaning I can stop shopping at Claire’s Accessories for a bling fix and gravitate towards a more grown up kind of glitz.
It probably won’t surprise you that my first stop in my quest for extravagance was in the world of hosiery – where I quickly realised I was spoilt for choice! This season, glitz and glamour are the order du jour, and all you need to add is your trusty LBD and a little bling for a showstopping Autumn/Winter look.
All That Glitters…
A little sparkle is a surefire way to inject instant glam into your look. A little metallic detailing goes a long way, as the twinkly back seam on the Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights shows. Alternatively, opt for a scattering of embellishment – we love the Jonathan Aston Starburst Tights, which make your knees twinkle and shimmer as they hit the light.
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Baroque Around the Clock
Baroque designs are all over the catwalk at the moment, and covering your legs in a baroque inspired design will guarantee you a high drama, low maintenance look. The Jonathan Aston Carmen Tights feature an appliqué velvet design that will transform your legs into walking works of art. Much in the same vein, the Pretty Polly Baroque Embellished Knee High Socks will give you the same look on a smaller scale – these black and gold knee highs will look super chic with a short shift dress and platforms or peeking out from under cropped trousers.
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Lace designs like the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights are opulence personified – the chic back seam & cut and sew design mean they feel utterly indulgent to wear. The Wolford Victorienne Tights also have a gorgeous vintage lace design and are top quality – these are definitely the ones to go for if you’re willing to splash a little cash for a special occasion.
Shop: Lace Tights
Stock up on opulent styles for a look that will last season after season – so not such an extravagance after all. The only thing worrying you will be how on earth you’re going to find time to wear them all!