Literature is no longer bound by the confines of heavy, hardcover books. Books can be read on computers, smartphones, tablets and now, for the first time ever, on your own legs!

…wait, what?

Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Books cannot be magically projected onto your legs for um, easy (?) reading, but you can now find your favorite literary quotes on ultra-fashionable stockings courtesy of TightsShop. Two things I love coming together: literature and warm, colorful tights! The makers of the tights are an Israeli married couple; a photographer and a graphic designer who started their DIY empire by first printing their designs on baby clothes and eventually evolving into printing on tights.

Check out a few of my favorite pairs:


1. Dracula

I’m absolutely kicking myself for not discovering these sooner. If I had known about TightsShop, you can be sure that I would have purchased these Dracula tights in time for Halloween. But let’s face it: I like to incorporate a little Halloween into my everyday life, so there’s no reason to wait until next year to order these bad boys.

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Source: TightsShop

2. Annabel Lee

I love me some Edgar Allen Poe, and this pair features quotes from Annabel Lee. But can we also take a moment to just admire the stunning candy red color of these tights? I never thought I’d say anything associated with Poe would brighten something up, but these tights will absolutely add a little pizzazz to whatever outfit you pair them with!

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3. Winnie the Pooh

Wearing an article of clothing adorned with Winnie the Pooh on it no longer has to only be for kids. These tights merge childlike whimsy with sophistication and style.

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Source: TightsShop

4. Phenomenal Woman

If you’re looking for an item of clothing to wear with confidence, look no further than these stockings sporting Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman on them. With lines like,

“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me,”

You’ll exude bravado when you walk into any room. Wear ’em with pride, girl.

Source: TightsShop
Source: TightsShop

5. Harry Potter

Let’s be real: who doesn’t want a pair of Harry Potter tights? And they’re footless. And check out this delightful mustard yellow color that’s totally in fashion right now.

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Source: TightsShop

6. Mermaid

Sure, these might not have any literary quotes on thembut I’m in love with these mermaid tights nonetheless.

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Source: TightsShop

I think I know what I’m buying for myself as an early Christmas gift. What makes these stockings even more awesome are that they are available from sizes S – XL and are fully customizableyou can choose any color you like for whichever pair you choose. And, as you can see, their color options are to die for. As an added bonus, they also occasionally accept custom quotes and designs for their tights! I want to ask them to print the entire Penelope chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses on a pair, but my legs aren’t nearly long enough!

Which pairs of these literary tights are your favorites?

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h/t Mashable