Postcard from Paris: Dore Dore Stockings
One trend that I repeatedly saw in pairs was stockings. Shocker! the French have always been a been manufacturer of hose, but they are also famed from throwing stocking to the side and wearing bare legs.
Many younger girls wore stocking with their cut-off jean shorts and flat sneakers- i.e. Converse. Twenty and thirty somethings wear dark stockings with their boots and ballet flats. Generally the color of the stocking matched the color of the boot.
I must admit, as warm as it was, stocking classed up short cutoff denim and mini-dresses. I almost never saw any outfit more than one or two inches above the knee that was not accompanied by a stocking, unless it was a young child. I recently wore a dress to work and felt almost naked after seeing a week’s worth of mini-dresses accompanied by stockings.
One smartly dressed individual that I came across was a young woman in her late twenties wearing a polo, red V-neck pullover and navy blue short shorts. She wore sheer stockings with a slight shimmer, a la Pippa, and 70’s style sandals. The best place to get hose in France, Dore Dore, since 1819.