Gemma Lucy Press, assistant editor at LittleBlackDress.co.uk and style expert, gives her top five hosiery trends for SS13 partying and the Candy Baker tights to invest in now, as available here.
With the release of The Great Gatsby later this year you can bet your bottom dollar everything flapper will be back in fashion. And if you’re looking to incorporate the trend in to your Saturday night wardrobe I recommend investing in the gorgeous Gallium Art Nouveau tights. This decadent design is a classic and timeless way to showcase the elegance of the 1920s but with a delicate, modern twist. The gold fan-like pattern on these Candy Baker tights runs from your heels up to your hips and is perfect for lengthening those pins. Team with a little black drop-hem dress and plenty of pearls and you’ll give Daisy Buchanan a run for her money!
Anything with a bow goes in my book. And this season more so than ever the ladylike look is going to be huge. These tights are a really subtle way to include this demure trend in your every day or Saturday night wardrobe without having to brave the cold in a short skirt suit too – practical and pretty, perfect!
Call it secretary chic or call it show girl glamour, whichever alter-ego the iconic back seam detail running down a lady’s hosiery makes you think of, there’s no denying it’s one of the sexiest styles around. But if like me you’re not brave enough to don the black fishnet styles better suited to Dita Von Teese Candy Baker’s gorgeous glimmering take on the classic is perfect. I love how the crystal embellishment actually makes the tights more wearable and gives it a softer, more feminine edge. Plus the 3D effect lycra and 50 denier will help to slim and lengthen your legs too. With these tights I’d recommend keeping it simple with your favourite LBD and a faux fur cover-up.
More is more on the dance floor and these gorgeous embellished black and gold tights are guaranteed to get you noticed for all the right reasons. Pair with simple black shoes and a short shift dress to really let your legs do the talking. Candy Baker tights are really durable too – pull them on, hitch them up, strut your stuff and not a ladder in sight, leaving you free to sparkle.
These beautifully designed tights really remind me of 70s-chic labels like Biba with their bold gold lines and futuristic patterns. And these are a fraction of the price at just £40. Not only that but the vertical line detail will work to slim and smooth your calves giving you a trim and dainty appearance. Seriously investment-worthy!