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Israeli soldiers given boost with odour-free socks

Israeli soldiers given boost with odour-free socks
The Israeli army is being kitted out with the latest technology to combat one of the organisation's biggest issues: foot problems, according to a range of reports.

Odour-free socks are bring given to every soldier serving on the front line as the hot temperatures are causing many sweating peds, resulting in discomfort leading to conditions such as athlete's foot and other ailments that can be avoided with improved hygiene.

Brigadier-General Nissim Peretz, commander of Israeli military logistics, said of the decision to provide socks: "It may sound ridiculous, but this is a very important issue that causes many problems during training."

Many ice hockey players in the US-based National Hockey League are currently considering changing their socks too, with Kevlar-enhanced hosiery now available to protect their feet from errant skate boot blades and other such dangers.

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Nicola Roberts steps out in strange socks

Nicola Roberts steps out in strange socks
Nicola Roberts, known by many as the pale red-haired beauty from Girls Aloud, has stepped out in the public eye wearing one of her strangest items of clothing yet: sheer pop socks.

The singer, who has attracted many people to her presence by her approach to the cameras - often embracing any number of extremes in colour, style and contrast - wore an elegant dress covered with a black biker jacket.

However, the Daily Mail were quick to jump on her back over her choice of legwear, with the socks stopping just below the knee with a thick black border.

Admittedly, the socks were not the nicest to show off Nicola's legs, which looked whiter and less smooth than usual when compared to the rest of her outfit.

Nicola used to be a major fan of sun beds and fake tanning, although she is heading a BBC3 documentary, The Truth About Tanning, to highlight the dangers of going to such lengths to look good.

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Smaller prints portray 'smaller frame'

Smaller prints portray 'smaller frame'
Women wanting to look as sassy and sexy as possible in their legwear of choice have been urged to get themselves some printed ones, whether they're leggings, tights or stockings.

That's because those who wear certain styles can get a remarkable amount in return for their adoption of patterns and florals, with the latter being particularly beneficial.

Eliza Scarborough of the Daily Mail said: "Large prints give the impression of a greater surface area, so avoid if you are of a more generous physique and stick to smaller patterns. The smaller the print, the smaller the frame appears to the untrained eye."

She added that if legwear is to be the main focus of this, always stick to just having those as the one printed garment of choice and keep the rest of the outfit plain, allowing individuals to feel as free to go as gaudy and bold as they like but reining it in with block colours.

Last week, the Associated Press revealed that socks mean a lot more to certain people than others, with a number of stars lined up to compete in the Vancouver-based Winter Olympics admitting to having favoured undergarments going into the competition.

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Knee-high socks... for furniture?

Knee-high socks... for furniture?
There are plenty of items which are described as horrors, yet one nomination seems like it will receive across-the-board applause for its hardline stance against one development in the world of hosiery.

That's because Charles & Marie, a company from the US, has decided to fashion knee-high socks into leg warmers for chairs, in turn inventing the "chair personality socks", according to Lisa Petty of NBC Dallas Fort-Worth, who declared the news with a level of cynicism.

For around £13, people can invest in a set of four stylish cosies which are able to transform regular boring seats into a clever conversation piece.

Ms Petty said: "'Oh, my,' your guests will exclaim, 'They look just like those borderline-creepy girls on the American Apparel billboards!'"

One person who was accused of wearing unfashionable socks recently was Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud, who the Daily Mail accused of wearing unforgivable sheer black socks.

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Hosiery is 'economic marker of dress success'

Hosiery is 'economic marker of dress success'
Despite the hatred for leggings for a number of years, they bounced back onto the scene and have held on ever since, taking a special place in many people's hearts and proving that legwear is more than just a basic fashion, one writer believes.

Sun Ran, writing for Alibaba.com, revealed that it is due to the overall love for legwear at the moment: a trend that just keeps on giving, with several major commentators noting an increase in sales and popularity for the industry.

Sally Kay, president and chief executive officer of the Hosiery Association in the US, was undoubtedly very happy with the news.

She explained: "Traditionally, lipstick sales were indicative of tough economic times because women bought different colours to update their looks cost-effectively, but now they are choosing legwear."

Many stars have jumped on the hosiery design bandwagon in recent years, including Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie.

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Robben's tights are 'wrong colour' for football team

Robben's tights are 'wrong colour' for football team
Arjen Robben, the winger for Bayern Munich who formerly had a spell at Chelsea and Real Madrid, looks like he'll have to play without his seemingly lucky thermal tights, or at least change the colour of them.

That's because the team's sporting director Christian Nerlinger revealed to the Associated Press that the German football federation (DFB) is not at all impressed that Robben is playing in grey-coloured hosiery; after all, red is the colour of Bayern Munich's shorts.

Mr Nerlinger explained that DFB rules require the longer outfit to be the same colour as the shorts and that he will soon be supplied with red tights.

It's probably for good reason too: Robben has bagged two goals in three games when wearing the warming legwear.

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Report criticises newsreader's split dress, long legwear

Report criticises newsreader's split dress, long legwear
A newscaster has caused a rather big stir following her appearance on a major cornerstone of BBC late night programme, pairing a pair of plain dark tights with a skirt - and one which had a particularly large split in it.

Kirsty Wark, who covers a few evenings a week on Newsnight in place of Jeremy Paxman, was singled out by the Daily Mail for perhaps lowering standards by wearing an outfit which revealed a little bit of her leg as she spoke to experts about the internet.

However, the somewhat questionable stance of the newspaper was made clear, though it at least took into account how hosiery helped her: "Fortunately, she had tights underneath the racy number, but it was still very close to her rear and possibly a little unsuitable for a serious news programme."

Kirsty is not averse to controversy, however, forcing the BBC to once make an apology to Scottish first minister Alex Salmond, over her purported "rude and dismissive" tone on one episode of Newsnight.

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Meggings are 'awful creation'

Meggings are 'awful creation'
A lot of fashion styles can only be worn by a relatively small demographic, but one hosiery style in particular is practically unforgivable across the board, one style writer believes.

Jackie Kochell of the Indiana Daily Student explained that the only thing worse, in her eyes, than the famous-yet-barely-stylish trend of leggings is their equivalent for men: meggings.

Despite Russell Brand and Adam Lambert generally pulling the look off, she asserted that not only were they awful enough as it is, but designers were making them even more deplorable with textured fabrics and prints.

"I haven't seen too many megging-clad men on campus, but I'm sure they're out there," Ms Kochell continued. "Wear them if you want, guys, but come up with a better name than a hybrid of 'man-leggings,' because they even give leggings a bad name."

Another portmanteau for hosiery - mantyhose - is also becoming popular, largely meaning the same thing though often encompassing tights for blokes as well.

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Jeggings 'add to skinny jean trend'

Jeggings 'add to skinny jean trend'
People looking into the possibility of making themselves look slimmer and sexier in the coming months may want to look further afield than certain types of jeans, according to one expert.

The fashion division of the Canwest News Service said that for those who love sleek-looking skinny jeans but can't stand "leg-sucking compression" or the small openings at the ankles or rigid denim pinching into the skin, jeggings could be a "worthy alternative".

J Brand creative director Susie Crippen said: "The skinny silhouette is so prevalent in fashion right now. The big sweaters, high boots and skinny jeans are all a part of the silhouette of the season."

Dispensing advice on how to make the look work, she added that individuals ought to make sure a shirt comes down to the mid-thigh, though if they feel squat in this look, they should adopt heels or ankle boots.

While jeggings are popular, meggings - male leggings, no less - are a horrible thing, according to Jackie Kochell of the Indiana Daily Student, who said that leggings were bad enough as it was.

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Ambulance service set to ban 'unprofessional' fun socks

Ambulance service set to ban 'unprofessional' fun socks
Fun socks worn by paramedics working for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) have been banned by NHS bosses who think they are unprofessional.

The novelty cottonsocks, which are so often a fun birthday or Christmas present for unsuspecting fathers, uncles and aunts, have been targeted alongside wrist watches and visible body piercings in new dress code policy.

But the idea of restricting when and where people can don their fun socks does not sit well with many paramedics.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, branch secretary of the NWAS Unison Branch Craig Wilde made a plea for common sense.

He told the newspaper: "Obviously if you are wearing a uniform where your socks are visible then I can see the point.

"But we wear uniforms with trousers and boots so you wouldn't be able to see our socks."

Meanwhile, in a recent article for Alibaba.com, president of the Hosiery Association in the US Sally Kay suggested that there has been an upturn in legwear sales recently, which is doubling as an unusual indicator of fashion trends.

Ms Kay suggested that legwear is being selected over lipstick to update a look in a cheap and cost-effective way, emerging from the global economic downturn.

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Disney clothing line raises eyebrows with parents

Disney clothing line raises eyebrows with parents
Lace stockings are generally considered to be an accessory which is not associated with children, or even younger teenagers, without raising a few eyebrows.

Yet Disney seems to have done exactly that, releasing the newest range of clothing: the Emily Grace Collection, named after young starlet Emily Grace Reaves, who has a role in the hit show Hannah Montana alongside Miley Cyrus.

The girl, who plays lead character Hannah's little sister Noah, promoted the "versatile styles that can be worn with sweet ballerina slippers, casual sneakers or paired with lace stockings and boots for more of a rock and roll look."

Perez Hilton, the blogger to the stars, was particularly unimpressed with the offerings, describing them as nothing short of the apocalypse.

Others have said that clothing styles like this one should not be given to girls of the target age, instead leaving them for adolescents to experiment with in later years.

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First holiday can ruin relationship 'via socks and sandals'

First holiday can ruin relationship 'via socks and sandals'
Most people look forward to their first holiday with their loved one, when they get the chance to get away from everyone and spend some quality one-on-one time with each other.

Yet many relationships will end within the first vacation, either during or after the time spent in the wonderful location, according to a recent article in the Independent.

It cited a study carried out by sunshine.co.uk which found that a whopping one-quarter of romances will flag during or shortly after the break together, and for a remarkable amount of reasons: with socks perhaps being one of them.

Yes, that's right, the socks and sandals curse can haunt many fashion-backward individuals, as can the enforced time in each other's company and any roving eyes or misplaced flirting.

Sometimes, fashion can cause outrage: earlier this month, fun socks worn by paramedics working for the North West Ambulance Service were banned by NHS bosses who classed them as unprofessional.

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Stockings and suspenders make women 'hard to resist'

Legs were the order of the day for blokes who listed their most irresistible traits of women in a recent poll carried out by experts in the combining of dairy products and corn.

Butterkist held the survey to find out what it was that really made people tick when they saw the opposite sex, with long legs, the girl-next-door look and stockings and suspenders coming in the top 20 for men.

Women, however, went from things such as broad shoulders and cheekiness to strong forearms and a love of his family.

Speaking on behalf of the popcorn makers, the representative said that the company wanted to understand what it is that makes someone "irresistible" to those of the opposite sex as opposed to simply attractive.

Many mental and physical traits were exampled and simple ones alongside that.

The expert said: "What we can all take from the survey results is that people should seize the moment if they are lucky enough to find someone irresistible as it doesn't happen very often."

Butterkist continues to be the UK's best-selling popcorn producer and is based in Pontefract, Yorkshire.

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One sports kit 'must include fishnet tights'

An emerging sport in New Zealand has proved that women's contact sports are alive and well in the country and requires nothing short of roller skates, elbow pads and fishnet stockings.

The sport of roller derby is getting much bigger in the island nation, with the all-female warriors in tights forming several clubs around the country, including the Mountain City Rollers, the Taraniki Daily News revealed.

It detailed how the team was founded six months ago by Sarah-Kate Thompson - known as Monster Mama on the track - as well as Andrea Bryan (the Medicator), Kathryn Griffin (El Alamein) and Kylie Williams-Woods (Something Wicked).

There are now around 40 people on the team - enough to have two full teams for the sport.

Roller derbies involve formation roller skating around an oval track and points are scored as certain players lap members of the opposing team while teammates - called jammers - try to stop them.

The sport of roller derby featured in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut Whip It, which featured actresses including herself, Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell.

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Socks used in 'therapeutic get-together'

The stress of life can get on top of everyone, but for one person, all it takes is a little bit of ingenuity and two or three socks to really get relaxed.

Sarah Ingram, a woman from Kings Heath in Birmingham, had her ideas shared on AboutMyArea, with the stitching specialist starting regular classes at Kings Heath community centre to share her love of making puppets from unused footwear.

Ms Ingram explained that after one difficult day in particular, she saw a stuffed toy made from socks and decided to make one herself with basic sewing skills, though her engagement with the activity was soon "exciting" that her problems simply "melted away".

"I wanted to share this sewing therapy with others and I've since run workshops with all sorts of people who found it fun, relaxing and sociable," Ms Ingram concluded.

The most famous kind of sock puppet is perhaps the Sock Monkey made with official Rockford Red Heel socks, originating in Fox River Mills.

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Socks 'deserve saving' when loved, says hosiery lover

Sometimes you have to stand up and accept that clothing can be too good to let go, according to one man who has decided that he simply isn't ready to get rid of of footwear that has kept him constantly comfortable.

Peter Collins of the South Wales Echo explained that his favourite pair of woollen socks have kept him happy and relaxed for months on end and yet one morning, he pulled them on to find a hole, sabotaging the relaxation he once got from them.

And despite the dictations of "modern consumerism", buying another pair was not fair to his loyal legwear servants, so he simply fixed his old ones.

He continued: "Time was when a man would value his socks, treat them as friends, things of beauty which were to be treasured and not tossed away when a little hole appeared."

According to singlesocks.com, people ought to use any odd legwear for a number of applications, including dog bedding in a basket or as a jewellery protector.

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Argyle patterned socks are 'wonderful investment'

Argyle patterned socks are 'wonderful investment'
Everyone loves to have that little something to separate themselves from the pack, yet one lover of clothing has found it hard to deny where his love lies.

Eddie Worrilow, a fashion-forward Delaware resident, works as a marketing lead at JP Morgan Chase and prides himself on his legwear, explaining to Delaware Style Files how even the most shocking of designs always manages to work in his job with the leading financial firm.

Commenting on what he thought distinguished him from his peers, he said: "My socks. I love my socks. People actually stop by my cube sometimes in the morning just to see what the sock of the day is.

"There's some pretty good websites where you can buy literally in bulk a bunch of cool, argyle-patterned socks."

Mr Worrilow went on to say that a watch can often complement the overall look, adding fun to the wardrobe.

Diamond patterned argyle socks are derived from tartan in Scotland and are regularly associated with golf.

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Brosnan speaks of humiliation in bright blue tights

Brosnan speaks of humiliation in bright blue tights
Pierce Brosnan - who is perhaps best known as the James Bond actor in GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies - has spoken of his latest jaw-dropping role as half-horse god Chiron the Centaur in the new action-adventure film Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.

Dressed to impress, the star was not concerned about how he would look after special effects were added, but cursed the fact he had to wear bright blue tights to fulfil his role.

Brosnan explained that he was attracted to the part by director Chris Columbus and believed he would look particularly buff, turning from a paraplegic Professor Brunner into Chiron when the film enters the other world.

He explained: "So, of course I said 'yes' and then we came to the moment of glory and I've got good leather straps here and there and buckles and knives and a sword, but then I had to get into tights so they could put the horse's a**e on me."

Among the other actors in the film is Steve Coogan - who plays lord of the underworld Hades - and Rosario Dawson, who stars as Persephone.

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Film and music stars sport fun socks for charity

Film and music stars sport fun socks for charity
Hollywood superstar Gerard Butler is one of a host of big names to have agreed to be snapped sporting some rather funky footwear for charity.

The Scot, who has made the headlines for his reported romance with Jennifer Aniston, as well as for his leading roles over the past few months, is donning the red and white socks in a bid to promote this year's BBC Sports Relief weekend.

Also joining the Scot in sporting the socks in the run-up to the national fundraising drive are JLS singers Marvin, Jonathan, Ortise and Aston.

The limited-edition socks have gone on public sale, with all the money raised to go towards helping people across the UK, as well as those living in some of the world's poorest countries.

As well as the socks, this year's weekend will also see tens of thousands of people raise money for the charity by taking part in the Sports Relief Mile.

This comes as paramedics working for the North West Ambulance Service have been warned against wearing fun socks for work as they are deemed by their bosses to be 'unprofessional'.

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Fashion catwalks are showing hosiery to be 'top choice'

Fashion catwalks are showing hosiery to be 'top choice'
Clothing for the legs has become part of society and attraction in general, with one writer explaining that the allure of such offerings stems from popular culture in the 1980s.

Justine Picardie of the Daily Telegraph asserted that Alexa Chung's insistence on showcasing grey tights on the catwalk at this month's Chanel spring 2010 couture show stems back to the fashion of the decade before last.

Ms Picardie said: "I am of the generation of girls raised to believe that all boys liked black stockings and suspender belts, only to discover that several had been indelibly marked by seeing Jennifer Beals in Flashdance, and were therefore obsessed with leg-warmers."

She added that this broadening of woollen hosiery's "sexual allure" has carried over to now, with the 1980s aesthetic still proving popular among many people.

Tights that weren't too flattering for one star were the bright blue ones which Pierce Brosnan, playing Chiron the Centaur in the new Percy Jackson film, had to wear in order to allow CGI experts to give him a horse's rear end.

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New book puts red tube socks out of bounds

New book puts red tube socks out of bounds
Want to ensure you get through a relationship on basic fashion grounds? Then don't invest in any red footwear, according to a brand new book for men and women alike.

Grazia revealed that the recent release, Undateable, serves as "a field manual of fashion faux pas guaranteed to get you dumped before dessert" and has been compiled by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.

Among the major bans being enforced by the pair include novelty belt buckles, male bandanas known as "mandanas", Speedos and hosiery in the form of red tube socks.

It adds to the work put together by one-time lovers Marisa Pinson and Dave Horwitz, Grazia continued, with the pair claiming that other personal faults - picky eating and poor personal hygiene - are just as bad.

"[These traits] are usually indicative of a much larger problem. You rarely find a scintillating, fascinating, brilliant sexy person wearing Crocs," Mr Horwitz added.

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Kylie goes for Cylon look with strange leggings

Kylie goes for Cylon look with strange leggings
Kylie Minogue has been in and out of the recording studio in recent weeks, though one recent trip to the facility left her hit by a barrage of comments relating to her surprisingly poor choice of fashion.

That's because she ended up strutting her stuff wearing leggings with metal plates over the knees, as well as others on the lower thigh and upper shin, making her legwear a particularly strange addition to a wardrobe which is usually flawless.

Many fans of Battlestar Galactica - the original series - will perhaps compare the outfit to that of a Cylon.

The Daily Mail, however, compared the singer's legwear to that of a Stormtrooper from the Star Wars films, or to an extra from West End musical and Andrew Lloyd Webber favourite Starlight Express.

Despite this, Kylie turned out well for the Brits this week, wearing a stunning black net lace dress on the red carpet.

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Steve Jones and Claudia Winkleman to host dance-off for Sport Relief

Steve Jones and Claudia Winkleman to host dance-off for Sport Relief
Steve Jones, the heartthrob presenter formerly with T4 and Claudia Winkleman, who has presented such programmes as Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, have been spotted in tights and leg warmers for a new promo of a charity programme next month.

The pair will be teaming up to host this year's action-packed series to partner Sports Relief. Called Let's Dance, it will feature no less than three comedians: Katy Brand, Rufus Hound and Shappi Khorsandi.

Sporting legends Peter Shilton, Rodney Marsh, Dennis Taylor and Willie Thorne will join them, as will Jenny Eclair, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph and Susie Blake - all associated with TV's Grumpy Old Women.

People will undoubtedly be hoping that one pulls off a performance to rival Peep Show's Robert Webb, who won last year's outing with a surprisingly impressive Flashdance routine.

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Kate Moss proves that black opaque tights are still the in-thing

Kate Moss proves that black opaque tights are still the in-thing
Wondering if a pair of usual wardrobe staples are worth investing in? Worry no longer, because it looks like Kate Moss has just validated their popularity by donning some at a recent event.

The supermodel was seen at London Fashion Week sporting a pair of black opaque tights as she made her way to see the Hakaan autumn/winter collection for 2010.

Kate used leather in the form of high-heeled shoes and a black military-style hat to channel a level of cool usually associated with the fashion lover, topping it off with micro shorts and a black jacket to complete the mono-shade look.

It follows the star putting in a great performance at Fashion For Relief Haiti catwalk, where she took to the platform alongside Nicola Roberts, Geri Halliwell and Amanda Holden in aid of the ailing country.

That wasn't all; Kate's mate Sir Phillip Green - the Topshop mogul - snapped up her Alexander McQueen gown for £100,000, shortly after the death of the designer.

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Freezing tights and high spandex content 'makes hosiery last'

Freezing tights and high spandex content 'makes hosiery last'
Women wanting to save money on tights may want to follow the advice of one money saving expert.

Giving its advice to the masses, Coupon Sherpa, in a piece for the News Tribune, explained that by sticking tights or other hosiery in the freezer overnight upon purchase, people can save them for a little longer as it increases their longevity.

It continued: "In the morning, let them warm up and give them a good all-over spraying of aerosol hairspray. You only need do this when they are new and it helps your nylons resist snags and runs."

A higher spandex content can also make tights and leggings more comfortable and flexible, it was added, and extends the lifespan of hosiery as it will be more resistant to snags.

Kylie Minogue was recently criticised for her legwear, when the singer stepped out in tights that had metal plates over the knees and shins, making her look akin to a Cylon from the original series of Battlestar Galactica.

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Socks and high heels are 'great new trend'

Socks and high heels are 'great new trend'
Women wanting to accessorise their high heels with something altogether different have been offered a new guideline to follow if they really want to ramp up their look in the style stakes.

In a piece for the Omaha World-Herald, Josefina Loza explained that "heels + socks = hotness" and this mathematical formula has been followed by the likes of Anna Sui and Burberry at recent fashion shows.

Katherine Neary, an Omahan fashionista keen to share her love for hosiery, said: "Socks are a great accessory rather than a big necklace. It's so functional and you wear just about any outfit with them.
"It's the only way you can wear heels in the winter. You can't do anything too bulky because it won't fit your summer heel."

Ms Loza recommended that people go with long or short socks, nude or brightly coloured, so long as the patterns are "funky but mature".

Recently, Coupon Sherpa recommended in a piece for the News Tribune that people put tights or other hosiery in the freezer the night after purchase and that people can save them for a little longer as it increases legwear longevity.

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Fall 2010: 'Tights, tights, tights'

Fall 2010: 'Tights, tights, tights'
New York City's fashion week, which took place from February 11th to the 18th, showcased the 2010 fall and winter ready-to-wear collections from some of the world's premier designers.

And one writer has noticed that among collections including those from Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenburg and Rodarte, there were certainly a number of common themes.

Treena Nicole Fischer of the Daily Cardinal said that the ready-to-wear trends saw three colour schemes in particular: "black, neutral and bright-hued neutral".

Yet it was hosiery in particular that impressed the masses, however, with Miss Fischer adding: "The overall trend report next fall: go with a vibrant base tempered by soft textures in cool shades, experiment with layering different lengths and patterns, and tights, tights, tights."

Floral patterns and leather belts will also make a "sweet accent" in any season, she continued.

Women should accessorise their high heels with socks if they are to look their best this season, according to the Omaha World-Herald's Josefina Loza.

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Queen Vic's stockings to go under the hammer

Queen Vic's stockings to go under the hammer
A pair of Queen Victoria's finest undergarments are to go under the hammer at an auction next month in Edinburgh.

The black and white hand-stitched silk stockings, with crests, are valued at around £400 and are believed to date from 1874, when she was in her mid-50s.

It is widely understood that they are compliant with the monarch's favourite design during the 1870s.

"When I was shown the stockings by the current owner, I was immediately reminded of a scene in the film The Young Victoria, where Prince Albert knelt at Queen Victoria's feet and rolled her silk stockings up her legs."

He added that the hosiery contradicts the image of the Queen as an elderly lady dressed in black at all times.

Queen Victoria came to power, aged 18, in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901, and after 63 years in charge, remains the longest-serving British monarch.

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Daisy aims for heights of fashion; instead hits Lowes

Daisy aims for heights of fashion; instead hits Lowes
If you're going to buy anything nice for your legs in the near future ladies, be sure of one thing: that you don't try to copy the style of one Daisy Lowe.

That's because the 21-year-old model decided to shirk sensibility in the cold night air of Leicester Square by matching a black sheer dress with hold-up stockings and clearly visible purple satin underwear.

Despite the It Girl's usual charm and near-flawless performances on and around the catwalk, it was pretty clear that her legwear didn't add anything positive to her look - in fact, it likely undermined her desire to look wild, instead making her look a bit less classy.

The addition of barber shop pole-style high heels, in metallic silver and red, did little to complement the other colours or styles seen in her ensemble.

Odeon cinemas had boycotted the new Alice in Wonderland film over reports that its run at cinemas is being shortened in order for it to be launched on DVD in the summer, though it is now agreed that it will be shown at outlets belonging to the group.

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