Red tights are serving as this seasons accessory, trending and seamlessly enhancing both daring all-red outfits and providing a playful twist to more conventional one colour oversized blazers. Notably, red stockings took center stage on the autumn/winter 2023 runways, marking a crescendo in their fashion prominence.
The penchant for red tights began as early as 2016, influencing the styling choices of leading luxury fashion houses. Gucci, under its new creative director, showcased a range of looks featuring red fishnets, hinting at their potential as the coveted successors to the iconic GG tights but Balenciaga have persistently used them as a foil for their looks eventually morphing into their stocking boots.
Dolce & Gabbana and Mugler embraced sultry aesthetics by incorporating red stockings into bedroom-ready lingerie ensembles. In contrast, Chanel, Eudon Choi, and Bora Aksu demonstrated the versatility of red stockings by incorporating them into more modest, fully covered looks. Even beyond the traditional definition of stockings, Mona Tougaard's maroon leggings at Isabel Marant showcased the harmonious pairing of red and pink.
Tights in general, as a fashion accessory, possess the unique ability to transform any outfit if you are happy to draw attention to your legs then they can make a bold statement. In the current trend of quiet luxury and tailoring, red tights pack a fashion punch. You don’t have to break the bank and are a way to update your outfit without buying anything new in your wardrobe and make a statement this winter. So take the plunge and try them out. I have been known to sported them once or twice and I have included some inspo to get you thinking…