There are certain elements of fashion that I always associate with particular styles and subcultures. Elements that I just can’t see myself really wearing. One of those things is stripey tights; they make me think of Punky / Goth / Emo girls who wear them with Doc Martens. Those are genres that I have never really seen as an influence on my own style. I was always more about grunge than anything else when it comes to ‘alternative’ fashion.
That was until fellow blogger, Hermia changed her blog-site. She’s included a photograph in her banner from a shoot by Guy Aroch for Nylon Magazine (issue April 2008). It’s of Clémence Poésy in pair of black and white stripey tights. Ever since I saw it, my opinion on striped tights has become less focused on the alternative.
This is the photo Hermia has,
This is from the same shoot…
This cartoon is part of the promo imagery.
I waited ages, until my last pair of fishnets became so holey, they’d be considered dolphin friendly. I ordered a pair of back-seam midinet hold-ups and… yep! Stripey tights. (Well actually they’re called Ringers over-knee socks but made of really thick denier nylon, and besides they go quite high up the auld leg.)
I also chose stripey over-knees because I didn’t want to buy a cheap pair and have them not be properly white when I put them on. Or have them be so tight around my leg that hold-up band gives me thigh-muffin top. (These do neither; always a bonus…)
Can’t wait to do a style post, now where to get those yellow courts?