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Sock pics exchanged for online gambling points

Sock pics exchanged for online gambling points
Gamblers are being urged to take a picture of a very unusual piece of clothing for a new competition being launched by 888 Ladies Bingo.

The online company is offering 1,000 loyalty points in exchange for pictures of people's socks, in a "crazy" new legwear promotion.

Some gamblers will find they are offered even more for their snaps of tights and toe-warmers, with a maximum of 8,888 loyalty points available for the best images - equivalent to £8.88 for free.

The website's blog notes: "Sounds wacky, but it's completely true, so if you are an 888 Ladies Bingo player getting those cameras out and getting sock snap happy might be a good idea."

Legwear has been big news recently, with Cheryl Cole's choice of tights for the performance of her new single Messy Little Raindrops on the X Factor last weekend prompting a rush of adoring fans to shops to find a matching pair of their own.

Such was the extent of demand for the singer's legwear that some stockists sold out.

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Rihanna celebrates X Factor performance looking chic in tights

Rihanna celebrates X Factor performance looking chic in tights
Following her X Factor performance, Rihanna looked stylish as she ventured out in London on Sunday night.

Teaming an off-the-shoulder white jumper with sheer black tights and white heels, Rihanna demonstrated the versatility of the classic legwear.

The quirky singer accessorised with gold earrings, oversized sunglasses and a long gold chain and was wearing a fur hooded coat to keep warm and hide from the paparazzi.

She was in London to promote new single Only Girl in the World and had just entertained with a fun production on the X Factor's results show, featuring an all-out food fight among her dancers.

For her performance, the red-haired pop-star chose an edgy take on a classic prom dress, accompanied by brown fishnet nights, biker boots and flowers in her hair.

Rihanna is the latest in the line of celebrities to opt for sheer black tights. with reality star Kim Kardashian and the fashion-forward Whitney Port stepping out in the legwear last week.

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Stars wear tights to dramatic effect this Halloween

Stars wear tights to dramatic effect this Halloween
A-listers such as Tori Spelling, Kim Kardashian and Nikki Hilton donned a variety of leg wear this weekend as part of their Halloween costumes.

Americans are well known for their over-the-top celebrations of the spooky October holiday and apparently their celebrities are just as eager to dive into the dressing up box.

JWoww from MTV's hit reality show Jersey Shore dressed as a school girl in a tartan kilt and this season's hit trend - black knee socks, while Tori Spelling was seen wearing electric blue tights as part of her peacock costume.

Kim Kardashian and Nikki Hilton opted for plain black tights to complete their respective Red Riding Hood and Minnie Mouse costumes and Ice T's wife Coco Austin went for transparent white stockings and an orange wig as part of her 'sexy nurse' look.

Heidi Klum and husband Seal stood out as superheroes at Heidi's 11th Halloween party. The supermodel clearly put effort into her look which incorporated red stilts and sparkly purple body paint while a particularly shiny Seal went as The Silver Surfer.

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Christina Ricci: two dresses, one pair of tights

Christina Ricci: two dresses, one pair of tights
Christina Ricci stunned at two events in two different dresses on Monday night, showing that you can wear sheer black tights with just about anything.

The actress looked sleek and sophisticated in her first outfit at the ACE awards in New York where she accepted the Style Evolution Award. She paired sheer black tights with a strapless print dress paired with YSL pumps for the exclusive event.

Christina then made a second appearance in New York, this time at the Library Lions Benefit at the New York Public Library, oozing red-carpet glam in a Marchesta pinwheel skirt under a fitted black blazer and stacked pumps - once again completing the ensemble with sheer black tights.

These two completely different looks show how versatile black leg wear can be as the tights worked well with both outfits, keeping the star warm in the cold New York winter weather.

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Socks collection for US marines

Socks collection for US marines
Pupils in a Shelby County, Alabama schools have been asked to take an unusual approach to supporting military personnel on active duty overseas.

Schools in Alabaster have been asked to collect together white tube socks to send off to soldiers as presents, reports the Shelby County Reporter.

Alabaster resident and member of Blue Star Mothers Joyce Bulford explained her reasons for instigating the bizarre legwear collection request.

She told the newspaper: "Our president (of the Blue Star Mothers of Alabama) has a son who is in Iraq now, and she said the soldiers' number one request was for white tube socks.

"Some of the schools have been working since October 1st, and they just finished collecting them last week."

Sock-loving soldiers lucky enough to catch a glimpse of any newspapers this Halloween would undoubtedly have been impressed with the get-ups sported by a range of celebrities.

Tori Spelling, Kim Kardashian and Nicky Hilton were among those pictured who had added interesting legwear to their costumes for Halloween this weekend.

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Taylor Momsen wears ripped tights for gothic effect

Taylor Momsen wears ripped tights for gothic effect
Hollywood wild-child Taylor Momsen was spotted out shopping in LAs Melrose Avenue sporting her trademark gothic get-up and oversized sunglasses.

Making an effort to look cool and dishevelled, the blonde Pretty Reckless singer was wearing an Iron Maiden band-tee with tiny black shorts, ripped tights and oversized sunglasses.

The actress was out with her Pretty Reckless bandmates looking distinctly unlike her preppy Gossip Girl schoolgirl character Jenny Humphrey.

Her rock 'n' roll outfit comes after she stepped out in a gothic look that the Daily Mail described as "truly monstrous". This involved a long taupe dress, black boots and a large black hat.

Taylor Momsen worked as a child actress, starring in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Spy Kids 2. Rising to A-list fame with her part in Gossip Girl, she is now known for her rocky style, outspokenness in interviews and her rock band Pretty Reckless.
 
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Boy wants a million socks for soldiers

Boy wants a million socks for soldiers
An eight-year-old boy from Texas was sat reading a WWII book in a doctor's surgery when he had an inspiring idea.

"I was reading this book about soldiers who didn't have clean socks and their feet would get infected," said Tanner Adams, a third grader from Lufkin. "I thought I should do something about it."

This was how Tanner's socks for soldiers campaign began.

The schoolboy intends to collect a million pairs of socks to send off and has set up a Facebook page called "Socks for Soldiers, Lufkin TX".

His mother Torri told the Lufkin Daily News: "This is all him. It's definitely not out of character for him to do something like this. His dad and I decided that if this is that important to him, then we need to make it happen. So we're working on it."

Socks seem to be becoming a big part of the war effort with pupils at Schools in Alabaster being asked to collect white tube socks to send off to soldiers as presents.

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Kourtney Kardashian wears black tights to store opening

Kourtney Kardashian wears black tights to store opening
The Kardashian sisters rocked up the opening of the New York branch of their store head-to-toe in black.

Kourtney, 31, paired black tights with a black chic coat and leopard-print heels for the opening of DASH while her sisters opted to go without leg wear.

Khloe, 26, went for a short black dress with long sleeves, black heels and hooped earrings while Kim, 30, showed off her curves in a black Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet dress with black peep-toe heels.

"Can't believe we have officially opened up another Dash!" Kim tweeted after the event.

The opening was not uneventful, with reports of tension between Khloe and Scott Disick, Kourtney's partner, surfacing.

The pair were often seen bickering on reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians and according to reports, problems arose at the event due to the sisters' inseparability.

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Socks collection for US marines

Socks collection for US marines
Pupils in a Shelby County, Alabama schools have been asked to take an unusual approach to supporting military personnel on active duty overseas.

Schools in Alabaster have been asked to collect together white tube socks to send off to soldiers as presents, reports the Shelby County Reporter.

Alabaster resident and member of Blue Star Mothers Joyce Bulford explained her reasons for instigating the bizarre legwear collection request.

She told the newspaper: "Our president (of the Blue Star Mothers of Alabama) has a son who is in Iraq now, and she said the soldiers' number one request was for white tube socks.

"Some of the schools have been working since October 1st, and they just finished collecting them last week."

Sock-loving soldiers lucky enough to catch a glimpse of any newspapers this Halloween would undoubtedly have been impressed with the get-ups sported by a range of celebrities.

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Miley Cyrus dons fishnet tights for MTV performance

Miley Cyrus dons fishnet tights for MTV performance
Pop sensation Miley Cyrus performed her hit track "Who Owns My Heart" at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) on Sunday (November 7th).

The Hannah Montana star paired a peach leotard with tan fishnet tights and black boots for the energetic performance in Madrid.

Seventeen-year-old Miley has attracted criticism in the past for her mature outfits and dance-moves, with many parents branding her a bad role model for their kids.

Miley received a nomination for Best Pop at the award show alongside Rihanna, Katy Perry, Usher but Lady Gaga was the eventual winner of the category.

The show was hosted by Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria who changed into a reported 13 ensembles throughout the show.

Lady Gaga took home the awards for Best Pop, Best Female and Best Song with young heart-throb Justin Bieber winning Best Male and Best Push Act.

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Taylor Momsen sports gothic stockings at MTV awards

Taylor Momsen sports gothic stockings at MTV awards
Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen appears to have been a week late with her Halloween costume, having shown up at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a truly gothic getup.

The actress preferred heavy duty eye make-up with suspenders and stockings, black dress and choker necklace to Christmas socks at last week's event.

To complete her less than sophisticated red carpet look, Momsen sported some straggly long blonde hair extensions that reached almost down to her hips.

However, to her credit, Taylor did complement the near-complete black ensemble with red high heels and blood-red lipstick.

In a post on Twitter, Momsen claimed that she had presented an award at the MTV event, before going on to play at an after party.

Momsen is due to return to the UK with her rock band The Pretty Reckless next month, as part of a mini tour to support their debut album release.

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Funky tights 'a key trend this season'

Funky tights 'a key trend this season'
Women will no doubt be in search of ways to keep their finger on the style pulse this winter, so thankfully one style expert has offered her recommendations.

Funky tights are a must-have item this season, noted Muireann Carey-Campbell, blogger and author of Bangs and a Bun.

She explained that accessories are as important as the item of clothing itself, so luxury tights can make a real difference to the look and feel of an outfit.

"I tend to keep my outfits fairly plain and dress it up with funky tights, key shoes and big earrings," the style guru revealed.

Ms Carey-Campbell said it is so easy to buy a cheap, plain item of clothing that can then be dressed up with bold coloured tights and other add-ons.

Harriet Walker, writing in the Independent, recently recommended that ankle boots are a staple item this season, as are comfortable high heels for all those Christmas parties.

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Tonight, fundraisers will sleep in cardboard boxes at Old Spitalfields market in London to raise money for the homeless

Tonight, fundraisers will sleep in cardboard boxes at Old Spitalfields market in London to raise money for the homeless
Tonight, around 450 of Londoners are set to brave the November cold and take part in a mass sponsored sleep out challenge for charity.

Sleepout at Old Spitalfields Market, sponsored by the SockShop's Heat Holder Thermal Socks, is an opportunity to better understand the plight of homeless people in the UK, while also raising money for a great cause.

Participants will sleep in cardboard boxes on the hard cold floor in order to get a little closer to the situation of those they are trying to help.

Each sleeper is asked to raise a minimum of £350 to take part in the event and organisers, youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, are hoping to raise a total of £250,000.

The event will be attended by celebrities such as Loose woman Denise Welch, Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox and comedian Patrick Monahan.

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Khloe Kardashian wears Cheryl-style Bondage tights

Khloe Kardashian wears Cheryl-style Bondage tights
Khloe Kardashian teamed eye-catching leg wear with a long-sleeved white blouse and black high-waisted skirt in New York on Tuesday (November 9th).

The reality TV star was spotted wearing a pair of bondage tights which look very similar to those worn by Cheryl Cole during her recent X Factor performance.

Khloe showed off the funky tights in New York, where she was acting as a judge on Wedding Central's Ultimate Wedding Showdown.

The bridal competition involves future brides fighting tooth and nail to win various prizes for their weddings while clad in wedding dresses.

Very similar legwear hit the headlines last month after it was worn by X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, during her performance of new single Promise This on the TV talent show.

The Geordie singer's performance caused the striking bondage tights to fly off the shelves, with women everywhere clearly desperate to look like their favourite celeb.

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London sleeps out to raise money for homeless

London sleeps out to raise money for homeless
Tonight, around 450 of Londoners are set to brave the November cold and take part in a mass sponsored sleep out challenge for charity.

Sleepout at Old Spitalfields Market, sponsored by the SockShop's Heat Holder Thermal Socks, is an opportunity to better understand the plight of homeless people in the UK, while also raising money for a great cause.

Participants will sleep in cardboard boxes on the hard cold floor in order to get a little closer to the situation of those they are trying to help.

Each sleeper is asked to raise a minimum of £350 to take part in the event and organisers, youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, are hoping to raise a total of £250,000.

The event will be attended by celebrities such as Loose woman Denise Welch, Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox and comedian Patrick Monahan.

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Celebs don tights for Potter premiere

Celebs don tights for Potter premiere
Celebs wrapped up against the cold in leg wear on Thursday (November 11th) in an attempt to keep warm at the premier of the seventh Harry Potter film.

Bonnie Wright, who plays Harry Potter's girlfriend Ginny Weasley in the film, looked lovely in an all black ensemble featuring a long-sleeved black dress and thin black tights, adding a touch of colour with bright red lips.

Cher Lloyd of X Factor fame also wore black tights which she contrasted with white heels and a white river island dress to the showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Meanwhile Emma Watson, who plays know-it-all witch Hermione Granger in the film, wore an eye-catching vintage black dress which incorporated lace and feathers and her new cropped hairstyle.

The film is the penultimate part of the Harry Potter series, which was adapted for the screen from the hit books written by JK Rowling.
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Miley Cyrus wears ripped tights following family drama

Miley Cyrus wears ripped tights following family drama
Pop singer Miley Cyrus has been spotted out in New York following news of her parents' divorce.

The Hanna Montana star looked a bit rock n roll as she stepped out wearing a biker t-shirt, denim shorts, tight leather jacket and ripped black tights.

She accessorised with tribal jewellery, black ankle boots and the bindi she has been seen wearing for the past week or so.

This follows a week of family drama for the singer after her father, 'achy breaky heart' singer Billy Ray Cyrus, became angry after being questioned about his marriage on a radio show.

After radio host Woody Johnson tentatively raised the question of Cyrus' marriage, the country singer raged: "Oh man. You know what bud? Woody Johnson. Woody Johnson. God bless America, God bless our troops. Woody Johnson, look at you."

He then cut the interview short and stormed out of the studio.

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Fraudster's socks sell for $1,700

Fraudster's socks sell for $1,700
The auctioning of disgraced Bernard Madoff's possessions went ahead on Saturday, November 13th, hitting headlines around the world.

Boxes of the infamous fraudster's socks and underwear were sold for a considerable $1,700 (£1,058) to commercial real-estate agent Steve Chow.

Mr Chow told the New York Post: "The first thing was I wanted to get some things that I like.

"But if my purchase can help the cause, then that's a bonus."

He also admitted to the newspaper that the 247 pairs of socks might be more than he can use, saying: "I may not be able to wear all the socks. I'll give them away as a gift."

Lavish possessions owned by the American swindler that are being auctioned off include everything from bed linen, artwork and cookware to socks, shampoo and his extensive collection of shoes.

Over $2 million (£1.25 million) was made at the New York auction, with proceeds going to benefit the victims of Madoff's $65 billion (£40.5 billion) pyramid scheme.

More than a quarter of the proceeds came from Ruth Madoff's 10.5-carat diamond engagement ring which sold for $550,000 (£340,000).
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Socks sent overseas to help less fortunate children

Socks sent overseas to help less fortunate children
People from the all over the world are donating shoeboxes full of everyday items as part of the operation Christmas Child program.

Christmas socks, toys, sweets, tooth brushes, pencils and other essential objects are being sent off around the world to brighten the winters of the less fortunate.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to fill and wrap a box full of goodies and take it to their nearest drop off point- which can be found on the website of Samaritan Purse - who run the scheme.

Last year, more than 1.2 million shoeboxes full of goodies were sent from the UK along with 200,000 from Ireland were sent to children living in difficult circumstances overseas.

Those wishing to donate a shoebox have until Thursday November 18th to do so before the gift is processed by volunteers and sent to its destination.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the special shoebox project.

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Rihanna wears tights but forgets skirt for surprise Times Square show

Rihanna wears tights but forgets skirt for surprise Times Square show
Pop sensation Rihanna surprised lucky New Yorkers on Monday November 15th by rocking Times Square with a special performance for MTV show The Seven.

The singer climbed onto a pop-up stage in the middle of the square wearing a black corset-top, a bright cropped jacket and black tights with what appeared to be underpant-style hotpants in grey and yellow.

Rihanna also sported newly straightened long red hair and high black boots for the performance, which featured songs from her new album.

The edgy pop star performed her number one single What's my name? before leaving the stage.

This performance follows the Only Girl in the world singer's appearance on the X Factor, which featured an all-out food fight among her dancers.

She then stepped out in London sporting a quirky off-the-shoulder white jumper with sheer black tights and white heels.

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Taekwondo fighter 'disqualified over socks'

Taekwondo fighter 'disqualified over socks'
A Taiwanese Taekwondo fighter was disqualified from the Asian games after it was found she was hiding extra sensors in her socks.

Yang Shu-Chun was ousted before a quarter-final match against Vietnamese representative Vu Thi Hau.

Along with her coach, the athlete was further reprimanded for refusing to leave the contest area where they were protesting against the disqualification.

Although athletes are allowed to wear authorised socks which have sensors built in, 2008 Olympic medallist was found to have an extra sensor taped to each of her heels.

Extra sensors could reportedly help fighters score extra points under a new electronic scoring system.

The AFP reports that the secretary general of the World Taekwondo Federation Yang Jin-Suk was shocked by the incident.

"When somebody tries to take advantage by manipulating equipment to gain more points, it is unfair," he said.

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Tights 'essential for winter shorts'

Tights 'essential for winter shorts'
Older women in good shape can carry of this winter's trend as long as they follow a few simple rules, according to an expert.

Teri Agins, fashion reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has said that slim older women with long, shapely long legs should be able to pull off the winter trend - as long as they team the shorts with a pair of tights.

Tights have seen as serious renaissance this season, making them the perfect gifts for Christmas.

She also advises that older women should go for ankle or knee-high boots for a flattering look.

Longer, Bermuda style shorts are the most forgiving as they are not too tight, she says.

Women should dress down the shorts, the fashion expert adds, steering clear of anything "too sexy" such as low cut tops or stiletto heels.

This comes after Miley Cyrus was spotted in New York wearing denim shorts with ripped black tights, a biker t-shirt and a tight leather jacket.

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Rihanna shocks wearing tights and not much else, again

Rihanna shocks wearing tights and not much else, again
Edgy pop singer Rihanna is becoming known for her risque sense of style just as much as her music these days, showing off a series of barley-there outfits that have shocked and delighted fashion-lovers around the world.

She exhibited the latest ensemble in a line of striking outfits on Good Morning America where she appeared wearing tiny black lace shorts, fishnet tights, a white polka dot bra and patterned fitted jacket.

The Umbrella singer also showed off her newly straightened red hair on the early morning show, on which she appeared to promote her new album, Loud.

Cover art for this new album - which pictures the singer topless - has proved controversial with some asking whether she has gone too far.

This comes after Rihanna put on a surprise Times Square concert for MTV's The Seven, wearing just a black corset top, cropped jacket and black tights with bizarre underpant-style hotpants in grey and yellow.

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Nicki Minaj turns heads with bright tights and socks

Nicki Minaj turns heads with bright tights and socks
Rapper Nicki Minaj has been turning heads again with her peculiar dress sense as she looks to promote her new album.

The 26-year-old paid a visit to the Late Show with David Letterman wearing a fluorescent green leotard, along with electric blue tights and vivid multi-coloured tye-dye socks.

According to the Daily Mail, the star is quickly gaining a reputation for her outrageous outfits, which have naturally drawn comparisons with fellow shock-fashion exponent Lady Gaga.

Minaj has also frequently been the subject of intense speculation about one of her major assets - many have suggested she has had buttock implants - but the rapper is not concerned.

"People will pick anything to talk about, and that happens to be the thing at the moment. I love being a conversation piece," the newspaper reports her as saying.

Minaj is to appear in the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops show on Decmber the 5th, in support of the armed forces.

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Stylish Blake Lively wears Christmassy red tights

Stylish Blake Lively wears Christmassy red tights
Blake Lively chose a mismatched outfit for an unveiling of the Swarovski Star that will sit atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York this year.

The actress, who refuses to use a stylist, wore a silver and turquoise embellished jacket, black mini dress and tan boots with Christmassy red tights.

Recently voted Best Dress by US Vogue, the Gossip Girl actress kept hair and makeup to a minimum in order to make the most of this up-market boho ensemble.

According to the Epoch Times, Lively said: "I'm so excited to be here unveiling the star today. Growing up my whole life I would always come to New York for Christmas."

The stylish actress is currently working on the fourth season of hit US drama Gossip Girl and is also starring in upcoming film The Green Lantern.

This comes after Khloe Kardashian donned bondage tights with a long-sleeved white blouse and black high-waisted skirt to judge a bridal competition in New York.

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Socks to warm-a-soul this Christmas

Socks to warm-a-soul this Christmas
A not-for-profit society in Canada is asking for donations of foot wear filled with Christmas goodies to go to disadvantaged children and families, according to reports.

The Warm-a-Soul scheme in Greater Victoria provides thick socks filled with everyday items which are donated to needy families around Christmas time, says vicnews.com.

With a heavy emphasis on brightening the Christmases of children, many generous people could choose to fill Christmas socks with toys, books and sweets.

Kelcy Snyckers, society spokesperson, told vicnews.com: "The kids and families downtown, especially those on the street and in the shelter, don’t get any Christmas gifts at all. This is the only gift they get.

"I think if everyone would just add a little bit back in some small way it would make a huge difference to children, men and women."

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Stars sport fishnet tights at AMAs

Stars sport fishnet tights at AMAs
Christina Aguilera took to the stage at the American Music Awards for a performance of her new single (Express) Burlesque looking very much the part.

Teaming fishnet tights with a black basque and high black lace up boots, the singer performed with a group of dancers also sporting the legwear.

The performance and set were designed to echo those of a burlesque club, while the pop star stunned spectators with her stunning vocals.

Rhianna also performed at the awards in fishnet tights with a black and white bra, black hotpants and multi coloured sarong.

The rising trend for fishnet tights makes the legwear a great gift for Christmas for wives or girlfriends, along with ladies Christmas socks.

Katy Perry joined the two singers at the American music awards, performing in a low cut red cat suit reflective of the star's eccentric style.

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Kids pack 'sock lunches'

Kids pack 'sock lunches'
Children in Texas are packing lunches for those less fortunate, as the role foot wear plays in charity work continues to grow.

The kids, at the First Presbyterian Pre-School in El Paso have packed 525 lunches complete with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apples, meal toys and socks, reports the El Paso Times.

These unusual lunchboxes will go to the Centro Comunitario Del Espiritu Santo in Mexico which serves meals to over 200 children each day.

Frank Alarcon, who is involved with the centre, told the newspaper that since violence has risen in Juarez, some churches and volunteers are reluctant to take items to the centre now.

"The kids come in here and they don't have proper clothing or shoes, and yet they don't complain. But they need so much, so this help from the preschool is always a help," he noted.

Meanwhile, other charities are running schemes for the needy in the run up to Christmas, including Samaritan's Purse which is asking for donations of shoeboxes full of essential items to be sent to those in need of help in the developing world.

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Jessica Simpson looks classy in lacy black tights

Jessica Simpson looks classy in lacy black tights
Jessica Simpson has denied that she is pregnant following her surprise engagement to Eric Johnson.

The stunning singer looked sophisticated in a black swing coat and lacy black tights in New York with Johnson.

She managed to change her outfit three times in just one day after leaving her hotel in a glam faux-fur cropped jacket, black pencil skirt and peep toe heels.

Simpson stuck with all black for her third outfit too, changing into a black jacket and slim fitting trousers with heels.

The star was in New York promoting her new festive album Happy Christmas in which she covers popular Christmas songs.

Ladies Christmas socks and tights will make great stocking fillers this festive season, with knee high socks and patterned tights being a big fashion hit this year.

Style icon Cheryl Cole set tight sales soaring last month after performing on the X Factor in striking legwear.

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Ke$ha in 3D glasses and leopard print tights shocker

Ke$ha in 3D glasses and leopard print tights shocker
American pop singer Ke$ha showed off a bizarre ensemble to the waiting paparazzi as she left the Jimmy Kimmel Live studio earlier this week.

The controversial celebrity sported a mismatched outfit, which has been described as "frightening" in the press.

Pairing bold leopard print tights with sequinned hot pants, a black t-shirt and studded leather jacket, the singer accessorised with biker boots and giant 3D glasses - naturally.

She also carried a black sharpie which she had presumably used to draw the dollar signs scrawled on both her hands.

The pop star, famous for her trashy look and hard-partying lifestyle, performed live on the talk show and stopped to sign autographs and chat to fans afterwards.

Ke$ha, 22, broke a sales record earlier this year with her catchy debut single Tik Tok selling 610,000 copies in one week - making it the biggest selling single week of a song by a female artist.

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Wear ankle socks with skirts, advises an expert

Wear ankle socks with skirts, advises an expert
Stylelist has dished out some advice on how to work foot wear with skirts this season, for an on-trend geek chic look.

Celebrity stylist Elle Werlin tells Stylelist that fans of the look should go for ballet pumps and socks with skirts for a high fashion geeky hipster feel.

On the other hand, those wanting to tap into this seasons 50s vibe should pair an A-line skirt with ankle socks and a small heel.

She also recommends socks with sandals or boots for a youthful look.

The stylist tells the website that fashion is now all about self expression rather than steadfast rules.

"Scarves are no longer taboo in the summer, socks are no longer taboo in sandals, tights are no longer taboo in sandals. Basically, every romantic look on the runway had anklets. It's fun."

With socks being the hit trend of the season, they make great gifts for wives and girlfriends this Christmas.

Men can get in on the act too: women looking for a stocking filler for their other half could buy men's Christmas socks.

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Artist seeks lost socks for project

Artist seeks lost socks for project
An artist in Seattle has pledged to give lonely foot wear a good home, as part of a project she is working on.

Susan Lenz is seeking unmatched footwear, from ski socks to bed socks, that have lost their mates in order to stitch together a unique quilt, the Seattle Times reports.

"Rules don't apply to the contemporary nature of art quilting" she told the newspaper.

"You can make an art quilt with paper, your seat cushions from your car. The idea is to express something just like any other medium of art."

The finished project, which is entitled "Looking for a Mate", is expected to be about five feet square and will be revealed at Artista Vista in Columbia in April 2011.

Meanwhile, the Irish Times reports that artist Jonnet Middleton is turning 20 years' worth of funky tights and socks into an installation for Cork's annual ArtTrail event.

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Socks provided for needy in Vermont

Socks provided for needy in Vermont
Homeless people in the city of Burlington, Vermont have been given warming foot wear as part of a community effort, aptly named Soles4Souls.

The Committee on Temporary Shelter's annual programme found socks and boots for 80 people sleeping rough in the city, the Burlington Free Press reports.

Additionally, doctors were on hand to examine the feet of those who arrived for the donations to make sure they were in good condition for the winter ahead.

Jim Michelson, an orthopaedic surgeon, told the newspaper that although homeless people are not much more likely to suffer foot ailments, they rely on their ability to walk much more than other people.

Around 80 pairs of merino wool surplus military socks of the same kind worn by the Vermont National Guard were given out, while 187 pairs of Mason, Columbia, Vasque and Redwing boots found new homes.

It follows reports in the Mid Devon Star that Cadbury workers have been tackling homelessness by collecting socks and selling food to raise cash for the St Petrocks charity.

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Justin Bieber's rider requests white socks

Justin Bieber's rider requests white socks
Teen sensation Justin Bieber asks for healthy food and drinks and white clothing in his backstage rider, proving that he is as squeaky clean as his image suggests.

Rather than providing a demanding list of ridiculous requests, the singer wants an assortment of plain white t-shirts and "lo-rise" socks, according to thesmokinggun.com which published the list.

He also requests nuts, potato chips, herbal teas, vitamin water and deli, vegetable and fruit platters along with some sweets, asking that all food be covered with plastic.

In addition, the Baby singer asks for a Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler and Purell antibacterial soap.

This comes after news that the 16-year-old singer has a vocal coach constantly with him to help with his voice breaking and ensure he can still perform his hits live.

Despite this, reports say the star mimed a medley of his hits Somebody to Love and Baby on the X factor results show last night (November, 28th).

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Kardashians get catty

Kardashians get catty
The Kardashian sisters showed off their love of leopard print, each sporting an accessory with the design while out and about in New York.

Kourtney Kardashian went for leopard print tights and pumps, while Khloe chose shoes and Kim clutched a purse as they promoted their new Kardashian Konfidential book on daytime TV.

In addition to the startling tights and pumps, Kourtney wore a black swing coat to balance out the look.

Khloe also paired a black coat with the shoes, adding a vibrant purple bag to colourful effect.

Kim Kardashian, the third sister from the family of reality stars, also wore a black dress brought in at the waist with a chunky belt.

The Kardashian sisters are fans of funky legwear, with Khloe donning bondage style tights, a long-sleeved white blouse and black high-waisted skirt to judge a bridal competition in New York.

Edgy tights are a great option for gifts for Christmas with many celebrities choosing to spice up plain outfits with the legwear.

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Gaga wears thin tights in Poland

Gaga wears thin tights in Poland
Lady Gaga sported thin leg wear in freezing Poland temperatures as she disembarked a plane from New York.

The controversial singer braved the chilly temperatures in just a pair of tights, according to the Daily Mail, as she put fashion before practicalities.

Gaga had flown to Poland from New York where she spent Thanksgiving with her family, and tweeted "I'm so thankful for the blessing of my fans. My family + I are thankful for u".

She added that her family also set an extra place at their table for those lonely on Thanksgiving.

This comes after news that the generous celebrity has committed to signing off social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter until $1 million (£643,157) has been raised for the Keep a Child Alive Charity.

Other celebrities also taking part in the Digital Life Sacrifice campaign on World Aids Day include Justin Timberlake, Usher, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seascresh, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Serena Williams and Swizz Beatz.

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