In this abbreviated series, TLP will look at new hosiery for the 2008-2009 seasons. With fall and winter rapidly approaching in the northern hemisphere, it is time to start thinking about hosiery and leggings.
Trasparenze is an Italian hosiery manufacturer that has been making leg wear for more than 30 years. The brand is very fashion forward and shows well. As such, it is carried by many vendors. Click on the options for each listing to see other vendors. Pricing is from the corporate store.
On the left is the Cosette for $21.20. This pair of tights is an example of Trasparenze’s trompe d’oeil. They include ribbons and flowers detailing the back which looks like a classic seamed stocking. They are opaque on top which creates the illusion of a suspender belt. Options. On the right is the Esmeralda leggings. Available in bright colours like this yellow, they are footless hold-ups for $11.04. Options
On the left, the Francine hold-up and on the right, the Francine tights. The pinstriped leg wear looks like a lace up stocking, but it is just a print on the top of the thigh. Continue the illusion with the tights that look like they include a matching pinstriped knicker. Starting at $24.84. Options
On the left, the Margot for $39. These are suspender tights with the look of a 20D stocking. These do have circular cut outs, so they are not a complete illusion. Options. On the right, the Yvonne for $25.83. These are terrific hold-ups with a ribbon print that wraps around the leg. Options.
Photos courtesy of Trasparenze.