Dotted stockings is a huge trend this fall. It adds a dose of 80's French chic to any ensemble and was featured in the Balenciaga Fall 2009 runway collection. I've been coming across many editorials that have used dotted stockings and credited a French hoisery company (which I haven't heard of) called Gerbe--surprised that Wolford and Fogal haven't been used.
Here's a link to the dotted style on Gerbe's website: http://www.gerbe.com/shopexd.asp?catalogid=54&nav=shop
Here's how the dotted tights looked on Balenciaga's runway with 80's-inspired ruched silk dresses:
I've been combing eBay for some vintage dresses like that, but I haven't had much luck! I love how the dresses were styled with black lace bandeaus. Any recommendations on where to find black lace bandeaus?
Grace Coddington, Creative Director at Vogue, used those dresses in a 1940's context in an editorial entitled "In the Mood," found in this month's issue:
Vogue - September 2009 - "In the Mood"