Christian Dior's mouthwatering maroon-on-black Comic Strip nylons (1, $68) feature passionately playful cotton pompoms. With a cocktail dress they'll catch eyes -- if they make it out of the bedroom (Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333, and others).
Fishnets rule, from the stylists' current fave with giant one-inch webbing (6, $15), through turquoise half-inch models (5, $15) to magenta micromesh stay-ups (7, $20, all from Holt Renfrew's house
label). Punk fishnets never had
it so good.
Texture is the big story, and Phantom Silks' Leg Art line makes it affordable. The elegant black-on-black Window Pane pantyhose (4) can be found at the Bay (176 Yonge, 416-861-9111, and others) for $9.50, while the lurex stay-ups (2) go for $14 at boutiques like Bloor Street Hosiery (50 Bloor West, 416-972-6522). For even better prices, check out Phantom's outlet stores, where seconds go for rock-bottom prices. The Black Creek Mall location (605 Rogers, 416-652-6256), just metres from the factory, has the best selection.
Matt opaques are just too flattering to ever drop off the legwear map. This season, make a strong statement with Philippe Matignon's Noblesse 50 line (3), shown in Aragosta orange ($25, Accessity, 136 Cumberland, 416-972-1855).