Are socks hosiery?
Are socks hosiery? Well I’m not sure. My two arguements for them being not keep being contradicted.
- They don’t cover the bottom. Rapidly contradicted by knee highs, thigh highs and also anklets.
- They are woolly. Again tights aren’t necessarily just made from sheer denier material. Very warm woolly tights have been worn on this very blog in times of extreme cold and cosiness.
So are they hosiery? Well I have just looked hosiery up in the dictionary and yes they are! However I don’t like it!
Playing the blues
Playing the blues today, well wearing them. This is my third pair of ombre tights from China, Mengliluo, in blue, to navy, to nearly black. A good pair of bright tights that don’t stand out too much, just in case you’re only a beginner in this patterned hosiery look.
I had glitter legs today and the effect was achieved by wearing a pair of Tesco, glitter tights. They sparkled and shimmered in the light. I was mesmerised by the colours it emitted. I could sit and watch the rainbows dance in front of my eyes for hours, like a moth to a light bulb.
BIG probem though, bagginess! You might be able to see the colours they produced but you might also be able to see my wrinkled ankles as well as my wrinkled knees, I felt like a newbie circus performer who’s been given the last acrobat’s full body leotard, baring in mind that I’m only 5 foot and the last performer’s inside leg length was 5 foot. I’m hoping a wash will shrink because as you can read the colours were fireflies foxtrotting in the garden of eden hypnotising simple folk like me.
On a fine bright day
On a fine bright day like this what better to wear but the a pair of the brightest, loudest pair of tights I’ve got in the drawers. It’s the weekend so this is the ideal time to get out the sunglasses to admire these legs! Part of my delivery of ombre tights from China, branded Mengliluo. They are very soft and warming, I’ve got two pairs left but in more subdued colours therefore a better match for a work day so no more scaring people.
Be noticed with these Colourful Zigzags
Be noticed with these colourful zigzags from I think House of Holland. A base colour of navy blue with alternating zigzags in primary colours red, yellow and blue. I certainly wouldn’t be missed! An older pair from my pre blog collection with added holes,
which with a few hours shopping turned into this,
My first pair of ombre tights today. Bought from a Chinese supplier in a very catchy fuchsia to purple to navy blue. Comfortable, warm and soft to the touch. I’m wondering if the ombre effect was sufficient or if the colours need to graduate into each other more smoothly. They didn’t squash my toes but they did fall a little and wrinkle. Anticipated a droopy gusset so went to work with a spare pair of knickers on over the tights for that superman look. This did keep the tights up for longer than usual as well as keeping me extra cosy warm.
It’s extremely useful if your tights have a label and these have performed in that area. They don’t have a label but the brand is embossed into the waist band, genius!
A very effective design created by wearing double fishnets. The blue pair have a smaller hole size, whilst the nude pair is bigger therefore the ability to see through to the pair below. Now that you know you don’t need to hunt out this House of Holland pack, anyone can do it, so get out there and try it.
The only downside is that because you are wearing two pairs of tights it can feel like your life is slowly being squeezed out of you.
These are Falke tights, blue with a zigzag pattern. I’ve called this post Blue Nostalgia because I first wore them on my holiday to Vancouver last November. Ahhh the memories! From a distance, and before your eyes start playing visual tricks, the zigzags look like checks to me.