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Literary Tights Display Classic Texts on Your Legs

Michele Debczak
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Image credit: TightsShop
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Image credit: TightsShop / Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Image credit: TightsShop
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The words of Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Dickinson are immortalized in their classic novels and poems, and now, book lovers can take them off the page and turn them into fashion statements. These bold tights, featured over at My Modern Met Selects, incorporate passages and illustrations from history’s most beloved texts into their designs.

The artist behind the Jerusalem-based Etsy store TightsShop got into apparel by printing designs on baby clothes, and has since moved on to pantyhose and tights. A few of the items in their inventory include texts from Romeo and Juliet, Winnie the Pooh, "Annabel Lee," The Secret Garden, and Anne of Green Gables. Other designs feature no words at all, only illustrations from books like The Little Prince, Where the Wild Things Are, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Printed tights range in price from $21 to $29 and are available in a variety of sizes. If you don’t see something you like, the shop also offers custom-printed tights for $34—all challenges are welcome.

Edgar Allan Poe, “Fairy-Land”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Sylvia Plath, “Mad Girl’s Love Song”

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

T.S. Eliot, “The Naming of Cats”

[h/t My Modern Met Selects]All images courtesy of TightShop.

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