Tights and Leggings 2012
London Fashion Week closed yesterday. It was an exceptionally good one this time around, by all accounts. Burberry and McQ claimed the catwalk as their own and stole the show. It’s important to report on fashion as a whole, as it all influences the rest, but one particular trend that’s been seen over the last week is perfect for leg wear lovers. Leggings and fancy tights were heavily featured in this season’s show.
Floral tights are a big trend for this Spring Summer season but designers, including Erdem and Giles, are determined to keep them alive for Autumn Winter. While summer is a riot of colourful flower prints, autumn winter naturally calls for something a little more demure and muted.
Big knits are a winter godsend and there were plenty of oversized jumpers to choose from on the catwalks at Jonathan Saunders, Acne and Christopher Kane. Whether they were adorned with bright patterns, sparkling embellishment or made in acid brights, they were worn with a long, bottom covering, line. Wear them with leggings or tights but make sure you always add in a pair of heels to give the look a more dressed up feel.
At Clements Ribiero and Issa pretty much every dress or skirt was combined with a pair of leggings. The new way to wear them is under longer length skirts and always with heels. Think slim fitting knee length and midi skirts. For a sumptuous evening look you can’t beat brocade patterns in glimmering metallic threads. This is a pattern that is best worn sparingly though.
They’re truly beautiful pieces when they paired with the rest of the outfit. Leggings have been popular for years, but high fashion has mostly stuck with sheers. This could be the beginning of leggings, an everyday fashion item, be included in the hallowed halls of high fashion. It may very well signal the start of opaque’s and thicker leg wear being an interesting and versatile addition to more formal outfits. One of the advantages of showcasing new Autumn Winter collections in February is that the weather is still chilly enough to start experimenting with next winter’s looks now!
Stock up on leggings and fancy tights, you might be longing for the lazy, hazy days of summer but necessity still dictates that an oversized jumper and leggings are still going to be useful well into April. And of course, don’t forget to start working that brocade into your look, especially for sumptuous evening occasions.
Here are some of our tights and legging from Love Clothing....
Womens Black Leggings by Vero Moda
Women's Black Plain Fish Net Tights
Women's Black Striped Fish Net Tights
Women's Black Vent Fish Net Tights
Celebrities in their leggings and tights...