The mini-trend that’s emerged from the runways for autumn/winter 2019/20 will change completely the way you think of leggings and pantyhose. From now on, they are not just something almost invisible to keep your legs warm any more. You will wear instead, colourful pantyhose and leggings with patterns that match or clash with the print of the rest of your outfit. And if the tights are plain, achieve sticking colour-block looks. Bright tights will add a pop of colour to your winter wardrobe and bring nowness to any look.
Versace imagined covering your legs in pink, gold, lime, yellow and red baroque frescoes to keep you warm and stylish this winter. The Italian house paired the colourful floral lace tights with equally bright outfits, and the result was quite opulent and stunning.
Fendi and Gucci went with logo-mania, this year’s pantyhose will have your legs covered in their brand logo.
Richard Quinn showed black tights with white dots and flower-patterned tights that matched perfectly the floral dresses in his A/W 19/20 runway show. Tom Ford’s statement-tights also matched the rest of the outfits’ prints.
The French designer Marine Serre created leggings and tights with her signature half-moon print.
Many designers presented opaque colourful tights; Dries van Noten had his models in pastel-coloured pantyhose, and Balenciaga went for neon hues. Ashley Williams, the 2015 Elle Emerging Designer of the Year and one of Britain’s most talked-about fashion designers showed on the catwalk bright red and, low and behold, white pantyhose.
Yes, my dear, white tights that were an absolute No-Go and fashion faux-pas for so many years, have become on-trend and very contemporary indeed. In fact, white is the new black for tights. We saw them in Emilia Wickstead and Rodarte catwalk shows, and Mathilde Solltoft and Emili Sindlev are some of the fashion lovers who are already appearing on Instagram donning white pantyhose.
And of course, we have the animal-print pantyhose. We saw them on Tom Ford runway last year, and in 2019, they are hotter than ever! For extra fashion points, match the animal on your tights with the same animal print shoe.
Here are some essential tips to give a longer life to your fabulous new tights:
– Make sure you buy them the right size; they should never be too small.
– Before wearing them for the first time, stretch the pantyhose carefully with both hands.
– Do not use softener when washing your tights to avoid the fibres to brittle.