Wolford Hosiery Collection: Fall/Winter 2010
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We’ve been having some great conversations about if luxury lingerie is worth the cost and why European women are so much more into lingerie than American women over on my Facebook and Twitter (please join the discussion if you haven’t already!) and that reminded me I hadn’t yet posted this season’s Wolford looks.
For people unfamiliar with the name, Wolford is a luxury hosiery brand out of Austria. While they’re not the most expensive stockings out there, they are quite a bit pricier than average… shockingly so if you’re used to spending $10 or less on tights and pantyhose from the local drugstore.
Some people wonder why Wolford can charge so much. After all, isn’t one pair of stockings the same as any other? Well, yes and no. While all hosiery serves pretty much the same function (to cover your legs) what sets Wolford apart is the quality. Not only do they feel like you’re wearing at all (which is pretty important if you’re in panythose or stockings all day), they last forever if well taken care of. Seriously. I know of people who’ve nursed the same Wolford tights for upwards of five years.
So with that out of the way, let’s take a look at the current season’s collection. Hopefully it won’t bias you too much, but I have to say I’m less than impressed with the offerings. Mostly, I found the collection incredibly boring; almost everything seemed like a repeat of something I’d seen elsewhere (or even worse, something Wolford just did a season or two ago!).
My favorites from the collection are the Leo tights, the Quilt tights, the Aston tights, and the Lace Garden tights. The first two (along with a few other new looks) are available from Bare Necessities. I’d love to know what your favorite looks are. Why don’t you tell me in the comments?