Socks are 'central to self-expression'

Published: 20th October 2009

Socks are 'central to self-expression'
Socks were once the way for a woman to keep her legs warm under a pair of boots or a skirt, yet now they're taking on the mantle of the centrepiece of many outfits, according to one style expert.

Carola Long of the Independent explained that hosiery is now the key accessory for anyone to have, with catwalks across the world latching onto this theme.

However, Ms Long emphasised that it's one of the looks that can truly go wrong, adding that a "handy rule of thumb" is to go with fine heels for fine tights and a chunky heel for thicker tights.

She added that lace, flower prints, fluorescent colours, fishnets and animal print are "challenging at best, a travesty at worst".

Lace tights were recently adopted by Britney Spears in the video for her newest, and possibly most risque, single entitled 3.

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