Are Stockings Still in Style?

You probably find yourself standing in front of your closet, asking if you should get rid of your old fashion pieces, like your knitted scarf, suspenders, or your old pair of tights. Gone are the days of mixing and matching pieces to create wild and colorful outfits. It’s 2018, and minimalist fashion is in. But this doesn’t mean farewell for you and your tights, because one thing that never goes out of style--chic and comfortable hosiery.

Dina Scherer of Modnitsa Styling says “Stockings never truly go out of style, they are a classic staple in any elegant woman's wardrobe; many workplaces require you to cover your legs for proprietary reasons, and nude stockings do the trick nicely. I think every year we see new players on the market, reinventing this essential wardrobe accessory.”

Today, hosiery isn’t just worn by corporate professionals, flight attendants, and sales clerks in their workplaces; women take hosiery fashion to the urban streets, on a day out alone or with friends. They rock sheer tights on date nights and hip leggings on big parties and concerts. We see them under mini skirts, dresses, and shorts, with denim, velvet, and leather combinations. We witness how amazing they look when paired with high heels, knee-high boots, and even ballet flats! Hosiery can be mixed and matched with any style, in any fashion era, and they would still make every look classier and more elegant.  

There’s a wide range of leggings and stockings, from ankle-length, thigh high stockings, to full length tights. They also come in different colors, patterns, thickness, and texture. Fishnet tights, patterned, and colorful stockings making big comebacks every few years or so, and in 2018, we’ve seen these fashion items hit the runway. Famous celebrities and influencers are also seen wearing these styles frequently, when they go out, attend parties and events, or even when they just post it on Instagram as their #ootd.

But there are hosiery styles that constantly top as fashion trends--sheer and dark stockings. This especially applies in today’s minimalist fashion world, where people choose to play around neutral colored fashion items. Most wardrobes contain only black, white, and a few shades of gray and tan, as combinations of these hues create simple but sophisticated looks for both men and women.

If you’ve constantly been asking and worrying about stockings being outdated, sheer hosiery of nude, bronze, and black are going to be your best friends. Wear them for work, attending special occasions, while traveling, or even when you just want to have a casual stroll around the city. Oohlalaa Hosiery offers exactly these three shades--Bronte Bronze for a lighter nude, Bondi Tan, their best-selling shade of metallic copper, and After Dark, the perfect hue of black. Without a doubt, your wardrobe will be screaming ooh-la-laa with the combination of these sheer shades and the rest of your minimalist fashion pieces.

Mary Winkenwerder of Ultimate Report shares that "Wearing stockings is much more than experiencing hosiery outside of the cultural norm. It is a fashionable lifestyle choice. Women have been wearing stockings for generations dating back to the baroque period. Women who wear them know about their versatility. A good pair of stockings will add volumes to a woman's feminine mystique. There are ladies everywhere who have yet to incorporate stockings into their life comfortably. To answer the question, stockings never went out of style."

They’re stylish, they’re comfortable, they can be both modern and vintage, they can be a blast of colorful and quirky and a fuse of smart and fancy. Hosiery items can be anything you want and need them to be. By recreating high fashion looks and reinventing how tights fit in the fashion world, you keep them in style.