Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Fancy Tights - 1966

In 1966, skirt lengths were on the rise. The hosiery industry responded with fun and fancy tights in lots of open weaves, wild colors, and lush laces. I can remember my first pair of fun tights in bright neon yellow that mom bought for me in 1968. I wore them with a mini dress and patent shoes that were half white/half yellow. I loved those shoes.

Above, a Ballantyne cashmere turtleneck sweater is worn with Beautiful Bryans white lace tights. Ice cube bracelet by Vendome.

You'll see the ad for these Lady Exeter knee socks below. Here, they're worn over black tights.

Van Raalte shows "How to cope with knee-high, thigh-high, high-fashioned skirts."

"Who needs a pretty face with legs like Lady Exeter". The chantilly lace at left were ofered as tights or knee highs in black, brown, white, plum, blue, and honey. The shimmery solid geometric tights at right came in silver, brass, honey, brown, and cream.

Danskin benefited from the fashion trend by promoting their ballet tights as "not just for dancing".

And just for fun, an all-in-one stocking shoe by Nina Ricci for Herbert Levine. Silver mesh stockings are attached to pink soles with ice-cube plastic heels. ♥♥♥

12 comments:

Sandy's Fancy Pants Antiques and Collectibles said...

Funny how we so remember particular pieces of clothing. I have been searching for years for the shiny glittery pair of pink stockings I had way back when.
Those shoe stocking are beyond wild.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Ooohh, glittery pink stockings! They must have been fab!

puddin said...

They will probably make a comeback before we know it!!

Sal said...

Hah! Love the knee-socks-over-tights look. I'd never have thought to do that.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Sal I thought you would. I'll expect to see that look on your blog soon!

Lauren Maurer said...

So fun! I love these!

Brad said...

My mother purchased for me my first pair of bright hose. I had a grey dress with a white lace jabot and cuffs which I loved. She thought it was dull and purchased lime green lace panty hose to go with. I was so disappointed. But the panty hose were cool.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Sounds like your mom had a great eye for fashion, Brad. And I'll bet she passed that legacy on to you!

Monique said...

Awesome! I was there too... I remember my first pair of white lacy 'knit' panty hose followed by a pair of orange lacy 'knit' socks. Delightful!

Gladys said...

Oh I had a pair of bright yellow tights I wore with my green plaid jumper and yellow turtle neck. I thought I was the height of fashion.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Monique, orange! You could have worn them with a neon pink dress and been tres chic.

Gladys, you were the height of fashion!

Stash said...

Having been young (in my 20's)in the 60's, I remember the stockings well. Especially the lacy looking ones. It was wonderful to be young and female in the 60's. Fashion, hair styles, make up etc. All fun!!! And pretty. jmho

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