Christmas is a time for novelty tights.
Oh yes it is, sorry! I’m a big fan of seamed stockings for most of the year, with the occasional visit to the opaque tight drawer when the world freezes over, but when Christmas rolls around I just can’t resist novelty patterns.
A few years ago it was Red or Dead Snowflake Tights, and then it was Pamela Mann novelty prints with Christmas trees. Both of which got a Christmas party outing last year. This year I have my eye on some Fairisle prints.
Fairisle is satisfyingly festive, without being overly “novelty”, which means I can wear them in the daytime and satisfy my urge to theme my outfits without people pointing and laughing anymore than they already do.
I have hunted down my favourite selection of fairisle festive leg coverings, and now all I have to do is decide which ones to buy?
Red or Dead Ingie Tights – £12.49
Perfect fairisle print, but it looks like most of it is above the knee, so best for fans of shorter frocks maybe?
Pamela Mann Fairisle Love Heart Tights – £9.49
I love the print, but is such a light shade a good idea on someone with legs that are more sturdy oak than willowy?
The cheapest, and possibly my favourite. Trust me, that’s not something that happens very often. I like the black and white, black is a better colour on my legs I’m sure, and the print stands out nicely as well.
Red or Dead Erica Tights – £14.49
These ones are a close second. But they would be as they are the most expensive. I like the fairisle type design in a flattering line up the side of the leg. I prefer the brown though, and they only appear to have black and blue left on the website.
Which is your favourite?