Attention fellow stockings addicts! Check out this fabulous Etsy find from Israeli design team Post. I already dig the tattoo trend, and screenprinting legwear is just so fashionable. Plus, the price is spot on. Now I just have to decide which pair I want to try first! Suggestions?
I don’t know why I’ve been in such a fetish-y mood lately. Perhaps I’m a bit overdue for a visit to my local dance club? Regardless, best to get these “kinks” out of my system now, before the Christmas shopping posts start on Dec. 1st!
You could call 2009 the year of ModCloth. Started by two college students out of their dorm room in 2002, Modcloth is now the go-to place for vintage, vintage-inspired, and indie clothing. They also carry an excellent selection of tights, leggings, and socks. Here are a few of my favorites…
I’m not sure about other parts of the country, but here in Seattle it’s pretty cold and damp. Too cold and damp for my regular tights to keep me warm. So what do I do when nylon won’t suffice? Switch to wool sweater tights, of course!
Last summer, I picked up a pair each of the StockingirlAmanda Ribbed Merino Wool tights and the Vanessa Thick Cable Knit Tights. Imported direct from Europe, they’re both composed of a 50% merino wool, 40% acrylic, 8% nylon, and 2% lycra blend. That fabric proportion makes these tights both warm and comfortable…cutting down on itchiness, enhancing durability (they’re machine washable!), and making them able to stretch and move with you.
These tights retail for $44.99 and are available in sizes Small through Extra Large, fitting a minimum height/weight of 4’11″/95 lbs. and a maximum height/weight of 5’11″/180 lbs. At 5’8/150 lbs., I’m smack dab in the middle of the large sizing and they fit perfectly. Finally, the tights come in five winter-appropriate and business-friendly colors: black, chocolate brown, charcoal gray, winter white, and navy blue. I own black in the ribbed version and charcoal gray in the cabled version. Now I wish I’d bought navy blue or winter white as well!
The sweater tights fit well and do a great job keeping your legs warm. With regular nylon tights, I often have to layer socks over my tights to keep my toes from freezing, but that’s not a problem with the merino wool blend. They are a tad less flexible than nylon, and if you’re especially curvy, you may want to go up a size. So far, I’ve worn each of these tights several times, and haven’t had any problems with them losing shape or fraying. If you’re in an area that experiences wintry weather, these are a definite must-buy.
I love discovering new hosiery and these hand-dyed, hand-printed tights from Helsinki, Finland based design duo Zukale & Huoviala [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears defunct] are quite the find. Limited edition, affordable luxury…what’s not to love?
Don’t forget to check out the Lingerie Coupons feature in the sidebar of my blog. I’m always posting new deals, many of which only last a day or two before they expire. Here are the specials currently featured:
75% off of the “Viva” silk satin slip at S.P.A.N.K. [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears to be defunct] (Sexy Panties and Naughty Knickers).
Vicki at La Magia [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears to be defunct] just sent me these brand, spanking new pictures of Kiss Me Deadly’s Autumn/Winter lingerie range. These pictures are so new that they’re not even on the KMD website yet!
I think the Jezebel longline knicker (i.e. highwaist panty) may be my favorite piece of the entire collection, but the L’Amour steel-boned corset style basque runs a close second.
It really makes me happy to see that the folks at Kiss Me Deadly are always adding new and innovative designs to their label, but don’t forget about the classics…namely the uber-sexy Vargas girdle dress–one of the top three pieces in my ample lingerie collection.
Plus, you always get free worldwide shipping at La Magia. Happy shopping!