Bright Tights Big City

From the streets of NYC with Queen Bee, Blair...
to the offices of Mode with Ugly Betty...
to the pages of history...tights are everywhere!
The trend of tights varying in colors and textures has been around for the last couple of years; But it actually dates back centuries to the Late Gothic period.

In the Late Gothic period men and women donned their tights out of necessity as they travelled across the European landscape or lived among princesses in stone castles. More recently we've seen tights and knee highs on the silver screen with SJP in Sex and the City and also from a 90s favorite of mine, Clueless.
Tights have never gone out of style. Louis XIV, aka The Sun King and grandfather-in-law to Marie Antoinette, proudly wore red tights to showcase his favorite asset...his legs (he happened to also wear heels to emphasize their shape).

Colorful tights appeared in the 1960s Mod style with leggy model Twiggy and always seem to make an appearance on the Anna Sui runway.
I'm definitely a fan of tights for their practicality and the splash of color they can add to an outfit.
Here's to shopping for your perfect pair of tights.