Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Weekly Dose of...Proper Peeping

Last week Michelle touched on a subject very dear to me, shoes. I love the peep toe trend. It is a wonderful, classic look that can make just about any foot sexy. It's great to see feminine fashions that make us daydream about how fabulous we are.

A question I have asked myself (and you may have as well)... Is it acceptable to wear stockings with peep toe shoes? Sources say, yes. Style Bakery says to keep it simple. There are a couple guidelines. Sheer and opaque hose are both acceptable. If you are wearing a sheer stocking, sandal foot is a must. As we move into the cooler months, take advantage of this trend to hide your not-so-tan legs and any other imperfections that may take away from the star of your ensemble...your amazing peep toe shoes.

For myself, I am still working to embrace this trend reversal. I may need more positive fashion re-programming as memories of my grandmother's neighbor haunt me. She would wear open toe shoes and sandals with reinforced toe hose that would gather around her ankles. (she was probably holding on to a fashion guideline of her younger years when it was appropriate to always wear hose with a skirt or dress). As a child I instinctively knew this was wrong and I still have flashbacks, even if it is on a model in fabulous shoes.


Chic and Charming said...

Oooh, I love that picture. Peeptoes and fishnets or seemed stockings just seems so classically sexy to me.

Vanessa said...

Go look on ebay right now for any peep toes by Marc Jacobs. You won't be sorry. You can find them half price and they are the most amazing shoes. Ever. I have two pairs. Go now. Just a PSA... I'm a giver.