Trend Watch: Traffic-Stopping Red Tights are Hot, Hot, Hot!

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Ever since we saw Blair Waldorf wearing her red tights with pride (or sometimes stalking around in anger) in the first few episodes of Gossip Girl, we knew we had found a new legwear obsession. But could we really pull on stoplight-hued hosiery for everyday wear? As the fall runways at Phillip Lim, Chris Benz, and Built By Wendy suggest, yes! Chris Benz went for a full-on monochrome, show-stopping candy-apple look, while Built by Wendy mixed things up with a ruffled black frock. We're also loving model Anouck Lepere's take on the trend with a floral dress and lace-up sandals. And for those who want to try it out without being a walking traffic signal, Phillip Lim whipped up a dark maroon version that looked spot-on for his flapper rocker looks. Will you be pulling on some red tights this season?
Above, from left: Chris Benz, Anouck Lepere, Blair Waldorf, and Built by Wendy dipped their legs in red, Benz and Lepere photos via Style.com.