September 1 2014

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Do You Say “Yes” Or “No” To Elaborate Hose?


A cold front is finally supposed to hit New York this weekend, and bare legs simply won’t fly for those of us who don’t employ a personal driver. Opaque tights are already a staple in most women’s winter wardrobes, but lately, designers and tastemakers have been experimenting with hose that go above and beyond basic black. See: Francesco Scognamiglio‘s lacy Spring lineup or Oscar de la Renta‘s pre-fall show, not to mention the luxury legwear label Fogal, which toasted its new Madison Avenue flagship boutique on Tuesday night.

“Unique hosiery accentuates the skin to an entirely new level,” said Jean Paul Gaultier, whose Spring catwalk featured the designer’s new lingerie collaboration with La Perla. “Stockings use the skin and natural shape of the body as a canvas to create an allure for the entire outfit, tying the whole look together.”

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know how you’ll be wrapping your legs in the coming months.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images



  1. Mysiolina says:

    Of course YES!!! Personally I have hose and stockings in almost every possible color and pattern. In my opinion hose is equally important part of clothing as shoes. I especially like the ones at Francesco Scognamiglio’s fashion show.

  2. FoodQueen68 says:

    I like different types of hoses and stockings. The textures and colors can make a big different with an outfit.

  3. MarieAnne says:

    Hosiery are an absolute must in every woman’s wardrobe. In France, we have been wearing elaborate/sexy/patterned/subtle hoses and stockings for decades. They enhance women’s legs when the pattern is right and paired with the right outfit. It goes without saying that heavily patterned hosiery should not be worn with elaborate and patterned clothing, only with plain clothes and vice versa. Choose with care and you will look a million dollars.

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