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Autumn fashion scene will 'embrace fishnets and stockings'

Autumn fashion scene will 'embrace fishnets and stockings'
Plenty of women hope to get ahead of the popular trends in the workplace, on the street and on a night out, so it stands to reason that any advice in advance will likely have many necks craning.

So the Southern Courier is providing a great service, then, by letting women know that yet again, it's hosiery to the rescue during the autumn of 2010.

"Autumn is about layering and keeping warm," the newspaper explained. "Stockings, fishnets, opaques and printed tights spice up your outfit and keep you on trend."

Additionally, it was happy to provide a bit more information on shoes, explaining: "A closed-toe shoe is appropriate and better with stockings or tights."

However, the piece added that thicker heels will allow a person to navigate the wetter conditions, while ankle boots provide a "fashionable alternative".

Luke Leitch of the Times recently explained that the 80s look of patterned tights comes with "one irrefutable truth": that patterned tights make all but the longest, thinnest and lankiest legs look like those of a "galumphing elephant".

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Queen Vic's silk stockings sell for £690

Queen Vic's silk stockings sell for £690
An item of clothing formerly belonging to Queen Victoria has sold for almost 700 pounds at auction this month.

It was revealed at the start of the month that black and white tights that used to adorn the legs of the country's longest-serving monarch bear a royal crest and are believed to have been the favourite style of the head of state in the 1870s.

The hand-stitched stockings claimed no less than £690 at the auction house's Edinburgh sale and passed an initial valuation of around £400.

It was understood that the previous owner's family do not know how the pair fell into their hands, though it was claimed that a lot of Victoria's wardrobe was distributed to members of the household when she died in 1901.

Lee Young, a specialist with Lyon and Turnbull auction house, said: "Examples of the Queen's undergarments have long been considered the crowning glory for Victoriana collectors around the world."

Recently, the Queen's Gallery started showcasing the Victoria & Albert: Art & Love exhibition, which brings together over 400 items from the Royal Collection from Queen Victoria's rule.

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Rihanna's style 'raises great sock debate'

Rihanna's style 'raises great sock debate'
Sometimes, even the greatest stars get their fashion pointers completely wrong. Or do they? For one singer in particular, her style is now the subject of intense questioning for apparently breaking a major rule of clothing.

Rihanna was recently spotted at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards 2010 wearing sheer white ankle socks with white stilettos, causing a "severe divide on the Look fashion desk", the magazine reported.

The publication argued that it creates a certain sporty edge to an outfit, while the other half believes that the "severe tight line shortens the leg" - a look that "even pin-legged models can't pull off".

Look concluded: "Whichever team you bat for, Rihanna still deserves her style points - we'd have her wardrobe any day, give or take the socks!"

Rihanna will soon take to the stage on American Idol this week, performing Te Amo in front of the live studio audience on Wednesday.

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Tights are integral to new baseball fan superhero

Tights are integral to new baseball fan superhero
Despite the awful season that the Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball team had last year, one fan has showed unwavering belief that the organisation will turn things around.

Troy Olsen spoke to KCTV about his new role as Royal Man, even getting a costume to prove this dedication - one that was created following his hiring of one of the contestants from Project Runway to tailor a costume, including the tights.

He revealed to the newscaster that he wanted to show his beloved Royals more support, with the $400 (£262) costume being testament to this.

Mr Olsen said: "I've always seen the [Kansas City] Chiefs' super fans and have been like, 'Man, the Royals are every bit as good as the Chiefs'."

"Especially right now. And I said they need a super fan, so I decided that's what I was going to be."

The Royals have only ever won the World Series - the biggest accolade in baseball - once, back in 1985. Last year, they finished with 65 wins and 97 losses.

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Black tights 'great with caged sandal high heels'

Black tights 'great with caged sandal high heels'
A black pair of stocking or tights are a great way to make a pair of caged sandal high-heels work with an outfit on a night out, it has been claimed.

Responding to a question from a reader in the Washington Post, staff writer Holly Thomas offered some options to someone who was unsure of how to make them work with an outfit.

Ms Thomas recommended pairing the shoes with an above the knee dress and black tights.

However, she said that it was important to balance the outfit if tights are not worn, such as by throwing on a "snug blazer" on the top half of the body to add some balance.

Earlier this month, stylist for the Southern Courier Blog Donny Galella explained that stockings, fishnets and opaque tights will be all the rage during the autumn season.

He suggested that these styles of hosiery should be used to "spice up" an outfit and keep fashionistas on trend.

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Toronto museum to exhibit history of socks

Toronto museum to exhibit history of socks
The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto has revealed that it is opening newest exhibition, which will provide a remarkable insight into the remarkable world of footwear, which it is surprised to see is "one of the least-researched items of dress".

Senior museum curator Elizabeth Semmelhack announced Socks: Between You and Your Shoes that will feature around 40 rare pieces of hosiery, including a sock dating back to the thirteenth century made of human hair, alongside footwear and socks once worn by Otzi men 5,300 years ago.

Ms Semmelhack excitedly explained: "For thousands of years, people around the world have sought to separate themselves from their shoes with all manner of socks. Some are humble, some are splendid but all were created to make us more comfortable as we walk through life".

She added that while knitted socks are commonplace now, knitting was first developed in the middle or near east between 500 and 1200, adding that the oldest example is a 900-year-old sock excavated in Egypt.

The Bata Shoe Museum has all sorts of other things for people to see, including Chinese bound foot shoes, ancient Egyptian sandals, chestnut-crushing clogs and platform boots from all ages.

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LiLo markets more leggings

LiLo markets more leggings
Despite her dances with the law over the last few years and several high-profile image-challenging issues in the media, Lindsay Lohan has proved on regular occasions that she knows about one thing in particular: leggings.

After sporting pairs of the legwear for years, the actress and singer released her own 6126 line of hosiery, naming it after the birthday of her muse Marilyn Monroe. Now, LiLo has extended the range with the help of her sister Ali.

Following a number of problems adjusting to the higher end of the fashion world with the Ungaro fashion house, it seems like she has hit the spot with her latest raft of leggings, which go for anywhere between £40 and £600 a pair.

Lindsay Lohan was recently spotted at the 11th birthday bash of the Nylon club in Los Angeles alongside Mischa Barton and Paris Hilton.

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Shorter skirts set to show off bright tights, experts say

Shorter skirts set to show off bright tights, experts say
Forget dull, plain trousers, this year women are stocking up on other bits of brightly coloured fabric to cover their legs, experts have revealed.

While New Zealand is due to enter its winter while the UK goes into summer, one thing that both countries have in common is that there will be plenty of loudly-coloured legs on display over the next few months.

According to the Herald Sun newspaper, women of all ages filling their drawers with bold hosiery, including tights in bright pinks, yellows and reds, as well as in eye-catching patterns such as polka dots and animal prints.

What's more, they're also investing in short skirts so as to show off their striking legwear, with Auckland-based fashion expert Marlene Smillie noting that tights are now seen as a cost-effective means of stepping into the new season with a new look.

For a small investment, she explained, women "can totally update their look and fashionability of an outfit".

This advice comes just days after former Coronation Street actress Tina O'Brien was snapped on a night out in Manchester sporting lacy tights and a black mindress.

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Denim + tights = favourite for Londoners

Denim + tights = favourite for Londoners
Want to look chic this summer? Denim may not be the most perfect option, it has been said.

Laura Craik, the fashion editor for the London Evening Standard, explained that while it may only be April, a notoriously dodgy month for weather, people across London feel the need to don denim shorts as soon as possible, rearing their head on the bank holiday weekend in particular.

She continued: "Blessedly, they look fine with black tights until the weather heats up but let's not beat about the bush: they are probably not best attempted if you're at the age where Botox and filler have become a part of your monthly beauty routine."

Ms Craik added that the tights and shorts look can go particularly wonderfully with a pair of leather brogues, which she believes to be the "jazz shoes" of the modern era.

At the start of the month, black and white tights that used to belong to Queen Victoria were sold at auction for £690, showing that certain styles may never die.

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Confucius highlights sock confusion

Confucius highlights sock confusion
One writer has quoted Confucius in her quest to get to the bottom of her ills, with the famous Chinese philosopher stating: "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."

Lu Ann Cahn's relationship with socks was firmly detailed on NBC Philadelphia, with the writer stating: "Sometimes it is the little things that completely drive you nuts!"

After waking up every morning to go through a sock drawer which fails to turn up a matching pair of gym socks, she confirmed that when her socks come out of the laundry, they simply don't return in pairs.

As a result, Ms Cahn has had enough and said that while it opposes her "moral fibre", she's getting rid of her socks and simplifying her problem by buying the same pair of socks a dozen or so times so that in the dark, she has no problem locating a matching set.

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto recently revealed that it is opening its newest exhibition, Socks: Between You and Your Shoes, which will provide an insight into the remarkable world and history of footwear.

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Twitter tights show 'strange style'

Twitter tights show 'strange style'
Twitter and fashion lovers have perhaps had all their desires answered in one swoop by an unnamed designer of stylish clothing for the legs.

Shiny Shiny reviewed the Twitter Tights - pale white or flesh-coloured legwear which has the Twitter bird on the side pointing up the leg, alongside the slightly worrying phrase "follow me" - something that would undoubtedly attract the attention of certain undesirable people.

It was noted that the design could be part-based on Henry Holland's Wanna Party tights, which also used black text on a flesh coloured background.

For those who don't fancy the popular phrase from the microblogging website, another pair takes text symbols used on Twitter such as @, #, ! and ;) as well as a range of others , sticking them in a similar position.

Twitter is pushing to make money, it has been revealed, as it will start auctioning off keywords and putting promoted tweets at the top of search results, though it won't start moving properly in this direction until the end of the year.

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Socks for bike riders are 'very important'

Socks for bike riders are 'very important'
The best way to stay fit and healthy on your bike is to wear the best footwear possible, otherwise you could run into all kinds of problems, according to new advice.

Bike World News reviewed several socks offerings for bikers, highlighting that specialist cushioning, support brackets and certain stitching can create the perfect healthy offering for day-to-day riders.

It recommended buying a pair of socks that can stand up to a lot of wearing and washing as well as ones that "show little of the fuzziness or wear that you see in other socks".

Shrinkage over time is also a major issue to contend with and can compromise the support provided, while they must also do their job in different kinds of weather, being "cool in the heat and warm in the cold", Bike World News concluded.

Senior museum curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto Elizabeth Semmelhack recently announced the launch of Socks: Between You and Your Shoes, a major exhibit looking into the history of the clothing item.

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Cheryl Cole ditches open-sided trousers for amazing leggings in France

Cheryl Cole ditches open-sided trousers for amazing leggings in France
Cheryl Cole has been grabbing the headlines left, right and centre in recent weeks, though one performance in particular, as well as her pre-show attire, has turned many heads.

That's because the Geordie Girls Aloud singer, who is on a tour of Europe to promote her 3 Words album, was spotted with a different ring on her finger to replace her wedding band from her failed marriage to Ashley Cole - a skull with red detailing.

She was spotted wearing the garish jewellery as she exited her Paris hotel before making a performance on Vivement Dimanche, a TV talk show in the capital, where she performed Fight For This Love in her usual military-style attire.

However, a pair of mind-blowing leggings was in place of the baggy, open-legged trousers usually associated with the act, with the hosiery using a lacy concoction to reveal the outer thighs and calves of Cheryl.

Recently, Cheryl was spotted wearing a grungy pair of jeans in London, showing that her sense of style refuses to leave her even when dressing down for a long flight.

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Unwanted socks take centre stage for library children

Unwanted socks take centre stage for library children
Footwear was given a new lease of life by a Newport library after a number of talented schoolchildren decided to let their creative juices flow, it has been reported.

The South Wales Argus reported that youngsters flocked to Pillgwenlly library in order to read stories related to socks before being given their very own sock to decorate with glitter glue and felt pens.

After all of the offerings were completed, they were added to a "sock tree" and given central placement on the library wall for the next few weeks.

Tracey Paddon, the children and young people services manager of the council, said the idea was put forward by one of her colleagues and while she originally thought it was "a bit weird" at first, she went with the idea and was happy it worked out.

"It's good to use things you would usually throw away," she said. "At some point everybody has lost one sock."

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto is currently playing to the desires of sock lovers, hosting an exhibition about the history of the footwear.

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Legwear fans to be let down by Robin Hood film

Legwear fans to be let down by Robin Hood film
Do you love seeing good costumes in films? History fans will undoubtedly enjoy Robin Hood, which comes out next month, though will perhaps be let down if they are dedicated followers of fashion.

That's because Russell Crowe revealed that people who love tights and similar legwear will be disappointed by the latest outing of Robin of Locksley, as there are no tights in the new film where he stars as the Nottingham-based hero as they weren't invented until a few hundred years after the story.

He continued: "We start our story in 1199. Tights don't come into play until the 1600s. I do apologise to those who will be disappointed that there are no tights."

Then again, it's not as if they would've had practical advantages should they have been worn by Robin and his merry men - after all, it's not as if they're going to deflect a swinging sword or a barrage of arrows.

Raid the DVDs instead, should you want Robin Hood in his 'traditional' get-up; Maid Marian and her Merry Men is always a good shout, as is Mel Brooks' spiffing Men in Tights.

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Socks with sandals 'could be done'

Socks with sandals 'could be done'
Sometimes, the fashion world is prone to doing complete u-turns on what is great looking on the catwalk, yet many would argue that some taboos should never, ever be broken.

One is socks and sandals. While many people turn their noses up at the style - rightly so, perhaps - FabSugar in Australia is again attempting to reopen the debate.

It argued that the correct choice of legwear for the shoe type is "a very valid question". The site continued: "I know, I can't believe I'm asking myself this very question, either."

The website believed that there are a couple of online resources in particular that offer anything from sheer to sparkly socks, though "ribbed, thick, thin, printed and even toe socks" are available for styles that could be perfect to wear with any footwear - so long as people are feeling adventurous enough to defy tradition.

Rihanna was recently spotted on the red carpet wearing ankle socks and heels - looking surprisingly adept at carrying the style.

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Leggings-loving young singer applauded by Dame Vera

Leggings-loving young singer applauded by Dame Vera
Ten-year-old Chloe Hickinbottom shocked viewers this weekend after a stunning performance of Dame Vera Lynn's The White Cliffs of Dover.

The three judges of Britain's Got Talent praised the young singer for her rendition, with the girl competing to win the top prize of £100,000 and a place at the Royal Variety Performance.

Considering what the prize money would be spent on, Chloe said that she would buy "tights and leggings and jeggings" - clearly knowing how to be fashionable at such a young age.

What's more, Dame Vera Lynn herself, at the ripe old age of 92, is excited for the singer, telling the Times that she has her full backing and noting how it was great to see a young girl want to sing her songs.

Dame Vera added: "She sounded very mature, she had a good presence, and she looks good. More importantly than all of that, she sings in tune. She has got absolutely great potential."

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Dita Von Teese in no-tights shocker

Dita Von Teese in no-tights shocker
Dita Von Teese, the undisputed queen of lingerie, has done something very surprising: she's attended a festival, looking glamorous as usual, except this time it's without the legwear.

The burlesque model and former wife of rocker Marilyn Manson was attending the celebrity-friendly Coachella festival in Indio, California, bumping shoulders with the likes of Katy Perry.

However, in both of her nominated outfits, she was completely without anything to cover her marvellous legs - something which was undoubtedly to do with the good weather at the popular festival.

Instead, Dita wore a flowing summery dress on one occasion topped off with a particularly strange hat, while she opted for flowing blue jeans with white bell bottoms and a white top to match.

Hayden Panettiere wasn't put off, however, doing the right thing and going for black opaque tights during the festival.

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Princess Eugenie mimics Lily Allen in suspender tights

Princess Eugenie mimics Lily Allen in suspender tights
Lily Allen may have a right royal rivalry with another budding fashionista in the leg stakes following recent snaps of Princess Eugenie being posted online this week.

That's because the daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, who's now 20 years old, decided to don a pair of suspender tights last spotted in a major public place on the legs of Lily Allen, in one of her closing stage performances before putting her career on a definite hiatus.

To add to the look, Eugenie also wore a leather jacket, mini dress and scuffed boots, as well as long strings of pearls to give a vampish yet ultimately classy look.

Her sister, meanwhile, was a lot brighter and wore a pink dress with matching Converse trainers and black opaque tights.

Meanwhile, the pair also looked very impressive when attending Easter service with the Royal Family, wearing understated clothing that proved they could also pull off the sophisticated look.

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Rock around the socks: Metallica drummer has roadies don his legwear

Rock around the socks: Metallica drummer has roadies don his legwear
Being connected to heavy metal band Metallica can be something of a trial, apparently, as drummer Lars Ulrich has some specific demands regarding his footwear.

Speaking on Norwegian television, singer James Hetfield said it's a tie between Ulrich and lead guitarist Kirk Lee Hammett for who is the most high-maintenance member of the band, Skiddle.com reports.

And it's not just socks - shoelaces need to be the right hue, the right fruits and vegetables need to be in their smoothies and the rockers even demand specific kinds of tea.

"I feel better when people are away from me and I can get into my own space; then Lars - he likes people plugging in his earphones, putting his socks on, all of this stuff," the website reports Hetfield as saying.

Metallica was formed in 1981 and is rated as the fourth highest-selling band since SoundScan began tracking sales ten years later, with over 52 million albums sold in the US alone.

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New socks from Sydney 'improve blood flow'

New socks from Sydney 'improve blood flow'
Donning leg wear in the mornings could become not only comfortable but actually good for you, with a new design from Sydney set to make it to the shops.

Equmen, a company involved in what it calls "high-performance compression undergarments", is introducing Precision Socks - the first socks that help to improve the blood flow around the legs, the firm claims.

Although they look like ordinary hosiery, Precision Socks are in fact cushioned support socks incorporating fabric that applies therapeutic pressure to improve the flow of oxygen in the legs, as well as providing extra arch support.

"In men's fashion, socks are a key accessory to any look," commented Equmen managing director Gavin Jones.

"We want to take it up a notch and make socks that are not just about looking good, but feeling good."

Celebrity legwear was recently in the news after septuagenarian Britain's Got Talent star Jimmy Ford revealed that he had made his own shamrock socks for his leprechaun costume.

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Jimmy Ford in shamrock socks shock

Jimmy Ford in shamrock socks shock
Britain's Got Talent star Jimmy Ford has revealed that he doesn't just dance - he's also a dab hand at darning his own clothes.

The 75-year-old Irishman, who is known for performing in a traditional leprechaun costume complete with a long green beard, went through to the second round of the ITV1 show last weekend.

However, what his ardent fans may not know is that the septuagenarian made the outfit himself - even staying up until the early hours to sew shamrocks onto his socks.

"I hope the camera showed my socks - I'm very proud of them," Mr Ford told the Sun.

He added: "For the next stage I will make sure my pot of gold is even more impressive. And I want some lovely ladies to dance with!"

The popular show relaunched for a new series on Saturday (April 10th), when viewers were also entertained by the quick feet of a dancing dog.

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Jeggings have 'taken the fashion world by storm'

Jeggings have 'taken the fashion world by storm'
While only on the scene for a surprisingly short amount of time, jeggings are continuing to take the world by storm, according to a fashion expert.

Oneindia explained that the unique combination of leggings and skinny jeans is a trend that is being adopted across the globe and gets around the popular problem of the latter: that they were simply too uncomfortable.

"Then leggings started to be used as pants but, though the best replacement, it did not strike the right chord," Oneindia continued.

Stylist and Kisses boutique owner Rachel Moor-Bryce told the source: "If you wear them in black or a dark denim it's fine to wear them as a pant but in a lighter wash, you'd probably wear them as a legging."

Earlier this month, the New York Times instead lambasted jeggings as the "worst hybrid garment", though it now believes that lederhosen - minus the flaps and suspenders - could be the new development that wrongly takes over the world.

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Red shoes were 'wrong call' by Sarah Brown

Red shoes were 'wrong call' by Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown is usually known for accompanying her prime ministerial husband in style, yet this week she has been criticised for a poor matching-up of red wedge heels with navy tights.

The summery peep-toe slingbacks with a cork-style finish on the heels were seen as nice enough by OK! Magazine... just not with the legwear-based ensemble she chose.

Ms Brown chose "dowdy" opaque tights which meant that the bright footwear instead looked "as though she [was] wearing a couple of buses on her feet".

OK! Magazine concluded: "These peep-toe cork wedges from Office are crying out for a summery halterneck A-line dress or some 50s-style high-waisted shorts and sunkissed legs."

However, the notably left-wing Daily Mirror instead praised her for the choice of shoes, noting that the "trendy" investment was a nod to the 1987 general election when Billy Bragg raised money for the Labour Party under the Red Wedge banner.

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Jeggings are "infinitely wearable"

Jeggings are "infinitely wearable"
Sometimes, you have to accept that despite the bad press certain things can gain from the style world, they do work. Such is the view of one fashionista in regards to jeggings.

Amy Verner of the Globe and Mail argued that jeans that take on properties of leggings will offer better stretch and comfort, while leggings that have the properties of jeans will look less like you've jumped out of a gym.

She continued: "This very flexibility makes jeggings infinitely wearable but their tightness can also work against those attempting to incorporate them into their office attire."

Ms Verner asserted that tightness should never be overlooked as a person cannot see their behind the way others can, adding that if someone - male or female - is following the individual down a corridor and they have the opportunity to stare, "they will probably stare. So don't let them".

Oneindia recently explained that the unique combination of leggings and skinny jeans is a great trend as they could get around the main problem of the latter: that they were simply too uncomfortable.

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Big tights tips handed down to fashionistas

Big tights tips handed down to fashionistas
The Daily Mail isn't one to shy away from handing down commandments when it comes to fashion, yet it's one particular accessory that's being given the full dedication of the newspaper.

Considering the importance of tights, it noted that it is simply forbidden to get the style wrong, such as wearing shoes in nude shades or anything that "screams summer" including cork, raffia or, at the very worst, flip-flops.

Contrast works well, however, with the Mail explaining that black tights can look good with anything from bright colours to pastels; despite this, very thick, high-denier tights are "too wintry" and should be avoided like the plague.

It concluded: "If you want to wear a black shoe, experiment with coloured tights - they can look brilliant with a peep-toe especially if the rest of your outfit is simple."

The prime minister's wife Sarah Brown was recently criticised and praised for her pairing of red open-toed cork-heeled wedges with navy blue opaque tights, though it was widely agreed that it was more of a negative look than positive.

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Monster Raving Loony Party demands socks in packs of three

Monster Raving Loony Party demands socks in packs of three
The Monster Raving Loony Party has again announced that it is fielding several candidates in this year's general election, with Leader Howlin 'Laud' Hope campaigning in Witney this week.

Working in the constituency where rivals include David Cameron, the fun-loving head of the party spoke to the BBC News website about policies, with socks taking a major focus of his campaign.

That's because Laud Hope wants all socks to be sold in packs of three in order to avoid pain when losing one, putting to bed a major legwear bugbear.

Also, superheroes would be unable to use their powers for evil, while the English symbol of three lions would be changed to three badgers.

School dinners would also be regularly checked for radioactivity, the Loch Ness Monster would be listed as an endangered species, and dedicated pogo stick lanes would be provided on routes to centres of work.

Screaming Lord Sutch established the party back in 1963.

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Dark tights 'wrong'; leggings and fishnets 'right'

Dark tights 'wrong'; leggings and fishnets 'right'
Dark clothing on the legs looks wrong in the summer, and with more sun on the way in the summer, people need to consider the different ways they are going to dress, it is said.

While evenings and colder summer days will still be all about tights, people should be more inclined to go out bare-legged, according to the Times. After all, as it 2010, "porcelain (aka pale) is supposed to be in".

Lisa Armstrong, the fashion expert for the newspaper, said that people ought to assimilate bare legs slowly and never dismiss leggings.

Commenting on the trend, she said: "After heated debate, the Times fashion desk has decided they're classics. Trousers cropped at the ankle are a first step or, if you're daring, a maxi skirt are two more options."

Flesh-coloured fishnets could also be an option, Ms Armstrong added.

Recently, Madonna and her daughter Lourdes stepped out on the red carpet and proved that the younger of the two was able to pull off the ripped tights look to perfection.

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Madonna's daughter proves style in tights

Madonna's daughter proves style in tights
Sometimes, it's simply undeniable that children take after their parents - though style is not usually the first port of call when it comes to directly comparable traits.

This is not the case with Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, however; in a leather jacket, patterned dress, huge black stomper boots and heavily laddered black tights, the younger of the pair managed to show that she is able to hit the red carpet in style.

Lourdes accompanied mumsie to the 2nd Annual Bent on Learning Benefit this week, joining the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow to back the good cause.

The pair are well known for their yoga escapades and are backing the event because its goal is to raise money in order to offer yoga to underprivileged children in inner-city schools across the US.

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Cheap tricks aplenty for stockings in the home

Cheap tricks aplenty for stockings in the home
Many people may be surprisingly wasteful with their clothing, considering one piece has just highlighted how many applications unused or beaten-up fabric could have in the home.

Mrs Fixit of DIY Life - very unlikely to be her real name - explained that taking a pair of hosiery with a ladder down the side and putting it to good use is very easy.

She said: "Cut one of the legs off and slip it over a regular paint roller on an extension handle. Then, use it to reach those high spots that are so tricky, like ceilings and high mouldings where cobwebs like to hide."

Additionally, if a paint roller can contour to the curves in the surface you are cleaning, the clingy texture of the nylons will be able to grab should you put it on and afterwards, the individual can simply peel the hosiery off of the roller.

Recently, the Monster Raving Loony Party proposed that socks by produced in packs of three, so if a sock is lost, there's still a perfectly good pair left.

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