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. ♥♥♥