Would YOU splash £750 on a pair of tights?

Would YOU splurge £750 on a pair of tights? Luxury fashion houses Gucci, Fendi and Prada unveil new designer hosiery ranges – and Chanel’s £330 C-logo hose is proving the most popular

  • Designer tights are proving to be a popular autumn fashion trend this season
  • Chanel is selling £315 semi-sheer black tights stitched with its double-C logo
  • Gucci’s nude luxe hosiery features pairs adorned with crystals and cost £750
  • £360 Prada pair spun from stretch-silk and come in blue, green, purple or black

Luxury fashion houses are looking to bolster their pandemic profits with new ranges of stylish designer hosiery.   

While many would do little to ward off the winter chill, the offerings from Gucci, Fendi and Chanel certainly make a statement – though they come with eye-watering price tags.

Embellished with the French label’s double-C logo stitched in velvet, Chanel’s £315 semi-sheer black tights are proving the most coveted among fashionistas.

Only available to purchase at boutiques, the hosiery was first modelled by Gigi Hadid, HyunJi Shin and Mona Tougaard on the runway at Paris Fashion Week back in March.

Embellished with the French label’s double-C logo stitched in velvet, Chanel’s £315 semi-sheer black tights are proving the most coveted among fashionistas. Only available to purchase at boutiques, the hosiery was first modelled by Gigi Hadid, HyunJi Shin and Mona Tougaard (pictured) on the runway at Paris Fashion Week back in March

Camille Charrière donned a pair to Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2021 show in Paris, teaming them with black high-waisted hot pants and a cropped cardigan

This week French It-girl Camille Charrière donned a pair to Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2021 show in Paris, teaming them with black high-waisted hot pants and a cropped cardigan. 

Last month French actress Céline Sallette wore head-to-toe monogrammed Chanel – including the tights – at the Deauville American Film Awards.

Danish influencer Pernille Teisbæk also gave the Chanel tights her seal of approval, sharing a snap of the logo-embellished hosiery with her 920,000 followers with the caption: ‘If I was going out.’ 

The trend is clearly catching on, with retail analyst Lyst reporting searches for designer tights are up 61 per cent since September. 


Last month French actress Céline Sallette wore head-to-toe monogrammed Chanel – including the tights – at the Deauville American Film Awards

Lyst reported searches for designer tights are up 61 per cent since September. Pictured: Gucci’s black sheer stretch-knit tights, priced at £750

If you’re prone to ladders it may be best to avoid Gucci’s nude tights embellished with crystals – which will set you back an eye-watering £750, the same price as its leather Marmont crossbody handbag.

The brand also offers a sheer stretch-knit pair with an elasticated waist in black, again priced at £750. 

Fendi is also selling a pair of motif black elastane/spandex fishnet tights embroidered with the F logo and featuring a semi-transparent construction, for a mere £220. 

Prada offers a greater range of colours – blue (pictured), green, purple or black – with its ribbed tights spun from stretch-silk with a semi-sheer finish at the house’s atelier in Italy.=


Fendi is also selling a pair of motif black elastane/spandex fishnet tights embroidered with the F logo and featuring a semi-transparent construction (right), for a mere £220. Pictured left: the Prada pair in black

The ‘cheapest’ of the bunch is a pair from luxury fashion house Balenciaga. Its black stretch nylon jersey tights featuring a tonal logo flocked throughout cost £195

Prada offers a greater range of colours – blue, green, purple or black – with its ribbed tights spun from stretch-silk with a semi-sheer finish at the house’s atelier in Italy.

They’re stocked by Net-A-Porter, which recommends teaming the statement hosiery with ‘muted skirts and dresses’ to add a ‘pop of colour’. 

The ‘cheapest’ of the bunch is a pair from luxury fashion house Balenciaga. Its black stretch nylon jersey tights featuring a tonal logo flocked throughout cost £195. The brand name is also printed in white at the waistband.

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