Sheer is here with fashion stockings. Stray away from standard tights and test out forward designs. Allow vertical lines to ascend hosiery, elongating legs (even if just with ribbing). Stay geometric by switching from stripes to the spots of polka dots. Get a bit more creative when the netting of tights takes on floral prints or sends butterflies aflutter in the pattern. Go from bohemian prints to capturing a classic with argyle.
Skip the posh black color palette in women’s tights; when it comes time to outfit with girls tights, lighten and brighten to white. White alone does not fashion stockings make. Bring in a fresh take with a beautiful graphic. A little princess might sport other royal characters. At the ankle, find the image of someone fond of pumpkins and glass slippers, or perhaps a fan of frogs. Sprinkle a little pixie dust around and magically slip into tights featuring fairies instead. A friendly kitty might claw her way into tight designs, too.
Turn from transparent hosiery to opaque leggings for another breed of fashion stockings. This time take on amazing color to make the on-trend statement. Show a passion for pink or brilliant blue. End the opaque at knee-high or ankle height to expand the assortment of options.
The same patterns prevail in socks—stripes, spots and argyle—but bring on brighter colors. Expand pattern into new animal prints (or animal graphics in kids socks). Fashion stockings take on sweet symbols (like peace signs and hearts) or spell out the same sentiment in words of love. Baby fashionistas sport serious style when socks feature shoe designs. Adults make trouser socks playful with depictions of food, drink, and man’s best friends. Make stockings a fashion statement with new fangled designs as well. From fun toe socks to fancy lace footliners, Macy’s has it all.