20 Thursday, 10 September 2009 London Lite FASHION SPY By Louise Roe SIXSUPER body-suits Lacylegs warmup autumns bigchill by rebecca boyce Ace in lace: singer Katy Perry pulls off the hot new look without going overboard B uck naked, trying on dresses in a side room of Giles Deacons Brick Lane studio, I suddenly felt I was being watched. My instinct was to grab a nearby shirt for modesty before turning around to check. I was right. Two guinea pigs and a rabbit were standing behind me, rustling in straw and peering through their cage. Were looking after them at the moment -- dont ask! laughed his assistant Jess through the wall. Aside from the knowledge that rodents are clearly next seasons hottest accessory, I left with a silk pyjama top covered Tightsgoglamthisseason G oosepimpled legs are a sure sign that september is here -- we arent quite ready to cover up com- pletely in thick opaques, but going bare-legged is just a little bit too chilly. so if leggings arent your thing but you need that extra coverage during these early autumn days, then follow the lead of Katy p e r r y a n d peaches Geldof, who have both been snapped recently wearing lacy legwear. lace tights were probably last cool when paired with puffball dresses during the eighties but, as the decade is still a huge influence for the autumn season, youll be bang on trend if you channel these vintage quirks into your look. A bold style to carry off, your lacy legwear comes in a range of prints and colours, so can be turned up or toned down according to your mood. Keep things classy and opt for state- ment lace tights with smart dresses and heels for a chic office look, or toughen things up by adding biker boots and pairing with a mini dress or oversized lumberjack shirt to strike the perfect balance between ladylike and dangerous. Top off your outfit with a biker jacket and youre all set for autumn. luckily, lacy tights are all over the high street and are a very economical way to update your new season wardrobe. our fave high street numbers are at H&M for 13, and the ratio of flesh to fabric is spot on -- showing off just the right amount of skin through their lacy loops. We also have our eyes on Topshops navy blue vintage-look tights (12), which have a slightly softer edge than gothic black and are in a cute floral print. For maximum choice that you can browse at your leisure, log onto mytights.com, where you will find lacy styles from Jonathan Aston and Pamela Mann from 7, also try tightsplease.co.uk and uktights.com for real specialist shopping. And for that super-sexy parisienne look, try Agent Provocateur, whose French lace hold-ups are on a naughty fishnet background with lace print in leg-lengthening panels -- and at 35 they certainly wont be breaking the bank. surely there has never been a more fashionable way to avoid those pesky autumn goosebumps? STREETSTYLE FLORAL 25, Topshop STRIPED 97, Henrik Vibskov at farfetch. com ANIMAL PRINT 12, New Look SOLID ONE- ShOuLDER 14, Miss Selfridge hEARTS 12.99, River Island LACE TRIM ANIMAL PRINT 10, Peacocks IN&OUTTONIGHT index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html