For the previous 400 years stockings had ruled supreme - ever since the knitting machine was invented in 1589 by Reverend William Lee and stockings made from wool, silk and cotton appeared for the first time. These early stockings were frequently referred to as hose, from which the term hosiery was derived, and were generally worn by men. Ooh, how interesting considering the fact that the men were the ones wearing the stockings first!
So how do we go about buying a pair of hosiery? Here are the tips from the experts:
Step1 : Consider color. When in doubt, go with nude or black.
For subtle and a sexy style
Step2 : Consider texture and opacity.
Step3 : Consider whether you want pantyhose or stockings.
Wear pantyhose with short dresses and skirts, and with anything clingy. Stockings, especially the kind that stay up on their own, can be fun, sexy and more comfortable than pantyhose.
Step4 : Consider price vs. durability.
Good hose can be very expensive, but sometimes are worth it.
Remember the rule cheap no good, good no cheap. But if you plan to just wear it once or twice, then get the cheap ones la.
Step5 : Consider flair vs. subtlety.
Usually the right choice in stockings means no one will notice them. Occasionally, stockings can make a dramatic statement - a pattern or a seam up the back, for example. Use these judiciously as they can easily overwhelm an outfit.
Step 4 : Consider going au natural.
Step 5 : Take the middle ground.
From La Senza
So don't you think a little bit of accessories for the legs will spice up your day or your style? Let your legs sizzle the crowd. Let them stare at your legs that they stumbled and fall. Let them envy your style and best of all let them wonder where you got those hosiery. For me I like to get them from various stores. I will get the normal black or nude ones from departmental stores at about RM10, black tights from SoxWorld at less than RM25, and bold ones from Topshop which will cost around RM49-55. As for those on a sexy side, you can always go for garters and they're sexily available in La Senza. I have one in black, white and beige all from a good bargain during the FJ Benjamin Sales.
Myownstyle : Stockings from Topshop. Shoes from Guess.
What do you think about wearing this to work?!!