December 26th, 2017
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Party Tights

If my memory serves me right, the Chanel PF16 show, above, jump-started the resurgence of black patterned tights (I could be wrong). And now, I want a pair to jazz up my LBDs.  Balenciaga (bottom right and on sale), Fogal, Wolford, and Emilio Cavallini make some of the best and I linked two brands to Amazon so you can have them delivered by New Year’s Eve.

Top images © Chanel, bottom @pernilleteisbaek, @khaite_ny


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Reversible shearling coat


Frayed checked cotton-blend tweed skirt


Shearling sneakers


Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine mini dress


Buckle kitten-heel leather pumps


Cornelia double-breasted cotton trench coat


Nutson broderie anglaise ramie blouse


Jane cross-strap stud-embellished sandals


Tuxedo box clutch


Nolia crepe midi dress


Stretch-suede 70mm bootie

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  • Love black patterned hose with a dressy dress. Puts a finish on a look.

    AprilDecember 26th, 2017  11:55 AM

  • Oh, my!!!

    I find the CHANEL pair in the top photos to be just divine!!!

    beaDecember 26th, 2017  3:01 PM

  • Love Pernille’s take on the patterned tights trend. Never thought it was for me, but l’m now loving the idea. Just need the occasion!

    KWDecember 27th, 2017  1:37 AM

  • I just adore patterned stockings! Bottega Veneta featured a fabulous “dot” stocking in all of their advertisements this past fall, and I looked high and low for them, including calling BV to interrogate them. No luck! I suspect they were a one-off local Italian find. But I will seek these out. There is something unexpected and slightly dangerous about wearing patterned stockings which give any LBD a special edge.

    PaulaDecember 27th, 2017  1:41 AM

  • oh, how many memories these bring back! this look is so chic

    amandaDecember 27th, 2017  11:58 AM

  • Patterned stockings were never a favorite of mine…seems my taste hasn’t changed…

    bisbeeDecember 30th, 2017  5:24 PM

  • I love the photos you chose and thanks for the suggestion – may dig out mine from the early 2000s to jazz up all black. Tricky look to pull off but you are SO right that this is a great way to jazz up the winter all black outfit blahs. Happy New Year! 🙂 Viv from

    VivienneJanuary 1st, 2018  6:33 PM


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