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.
Girardi is an Italian manufacturer of hosiery. In 1954 Mr Domenic Girardi established ‘Calzifico Girardi’ after a long experience in the stocking industry. By the 1970s Girardi became very popular throughout Italy. This led to a strong growth in the company and in order to cope with the demands Girardi S.R.L. was created in 1998.
These soft black cotton knee-highs look and feel great. They come with a frilled edging and an extravagant satin bow. Try them with your favourite heels. Comes in one size, which fits adult UK shoe sizes 3-7. Price is £25.00.
I don’t know when the skirted suspender belt was invented, but it has been making a very sexy comeback over the last few years. Several companies are offering up this design including Cameo Intimates, Victoria’s Secret, and an elaborate contraption from Made by Niki. This invention from Girardi includes a smooth panel of sophisticated black lace that is designed to lie flat under clothing, giving the sexy allure and convenience of stockings but without fiddly suspender fasteners. Topped with tiny bows and decorated with a subtle pattern across the top, these skirted suspender tights will add glamour and sophistication to any outfit. Find it for £30.00.
The top of the black hold-up has been embellished with a deep frill of cream lace and finished with a lavish bow. These Girardi hold-ups are £35.00.
Photos courtesy of Be Cheeky.