From colored ribbed knits at Tommy Hilfiger to graphic, oversized fishnets at Proenza Schouler, the fall runways were overflowing with tights in every color and style. Which, might we add, is always a welcome notion, considering how cold the winter winds can be. An accessory that offers function and style? Sign us up.
Spot someone wearing a skirt and high heels and you won't normally think twice. Spot a MAN wearing a skirt and high heels and it's a very different matter. In a bid to find the county's most down-to-earth town, the breakfast show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire invited listeners to send in their nominations. Producer Andrew Vincent lover of outlandish fashion was instructed to head out in an outfit that had already raised eyebrows in the office and around Gloucester.
Pantyhose — or stockings or nylons or tights, which are not exactly the same things but are often used interchangeably — are one of those items of dress that seems innocuous and unimportant, but is actually a giant generational, occupational and cultural lightning rod. For women of a certain age, they are simply a part of girding yourself for the world; for others, they are a symbol of old-fashioned female repression and outmoded gender rules. Indeed, if you ever want to start a lively discussion during a lull in a dinner party, bring up the question of pantyhose.