Monthly Archives: March 2010


Ever heard of the phrase ‘a dog looks like its owner’? Well now I can see where that came from! Everyone’s gone dotty for Dalmatian spots and the trend has been all over the catwalks. Stella McCartney even used her childhood pet; a Dalmatian named ‘Lucky’ as inspiration for her collection and projected images of the beloved canine all over the walls of her show whilst models strutted their stuff.

A brilliant way to reference this trend without going barking mad is through tights! Celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Alexa Chung, Diane Kruger and Peaches Geldof get it spot on with their dotty numbers and guess what, you can too with Gerbe Plumetis polka dot tights (pictured) at MyTights. Take a look at Cheryl’s spotty tights look here.

If you’re thinking this reminds you all too much of Cruella De Vil, don’t dismiss this trend just yet! Luella‘s S/S collection featured a cute Mini Mouse take on the trend with fat splodges rather than mini polka dots. See if you can bag your very own Mickey Mouse in Emilio Cavalini’s Capri Leggings at MyTights. Make sure you team with patent bow accessories in your hair to achieve the overall look!

To get the most out of this trend follow some of my Style Tips…

· Wear with florals or if you’re feeling fashion forward then clash it up with stripes.

· Wear them with shorts and pumps like Peaches or with a pretty little tea dress and artsy heels.

· Try them on a night out with a sporty mesh dress in a bold shade.

· Wear with contrasting socks over the top to add texture.

What do you wear yours with?

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When pops was traipsing around idly in last summer’s heat wave with his socks tucked neatly into his sandals we kept a few paces behind! Who would’ve guessed Dad was indulging in a future trend!

With the likes of Burberry, Parda, Dior, John Galliano, Hermes and Givenchy fading one of the golden rules of fashion into oblivion it is safe for us buddingfashionistas to break the mould and test this trend for ourselves.

Celbrity fans of this trend include Fearne Cotton, Leighton Meester, Chloe Sevigny and Lily Cole!

As with most trends, there are different ways you can choose to communicate this look. Hermes’ S/S collection took us to the tennis court and opted for monochrome with a striking contrast of black socks and strappy white sandals, whilst Burberry executed the look teaming scrunched down knee socks in pebble hues for a safari take on things. Luckily for us, MyTights have made it easy to emulate these catwalk designs right here, with prices starting from just £3 – leaving you plenty of change for shoes!

Jonathan Aston’s long wool mix socks successfully rival Prada’s, butif this look isn’t knocking your socks off (excuse the pun) then experiment with Jonathan Aston’s Tiffany Anklet (pictured). When teamed with adorable Mary Janes or ballet pumps they exude a sweet girly image, yet not cloyingly so. Pastel colours are proving big news for the current season and look adorable on our feet too. Trasperenze’s Monique Ankle socks come in a variety of ice-cream shades that are guaranteed to make your friends melt when they see them.

If you’re unsure how to perfect this trend then check out my style tips below…

  • Glam it up with socks in sheer fabrics and glitter/bow detailing.
  • Contrasting tones of socks and shoes give a youthful, arty look, whereas shoes & socks in the same colour provide you with long lines.
  • Keep the shoes well heeled and chunky for a modern look and to avoid appearing frumpy.
  • Think lace detailing and candy colours, NOT your old socks that you wear for aerobics!
  • Team ankle socks with oxford brogues for a take on the ‘Female Dandy’ or bright white knee highs with clogs for the ‘Milk Maid’ look that is so typical of Chanel this season.
  • Knee highs also look great with Mary Janes for an Alice in Wonderland inspired look (a look, which fashion innovators have become fanatical about)!

What do you think of the trend?

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Mother’s Day: Sunday 14th March

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, why not show your love by treating your Mum to a special gift that she will not only enjoy, but wear in style! Whether it be something special for work, a pair of elegant evening tights, or something cosy and relaxing to wear around the house, we have just what she needs!

Treat her to some luxury

Every Mum deserves a little luxury and what better way than treating her to some of our most luxurious hosiery options! Treat her to Wolford – the ultimate in luxury hosiery – exceptional quality, durability, beauty and fit. Check out their best-selling sheer tights – Satin Touch, or their best-selling opaque tights, the Velvet De Luxe 66, for that classy and elegant look all Mums desire.

Looking for something a bit softer, go for luxurious silk and try our Gerbe Silk Stockings. These delicate stockings deliver Gerbe’s trademark of softness and style, perfect for your hard working Mum! For a warmer feel, why not indulge her with cashmere or merino wool, with our favourite Falke Elegance Cashmere tights or Falke’s Soft Merino Wool Socks. These are just what the doctor ordered for those brisk colder days.

Spoil her with elegant fashion

Want to get something more fashion forward and trendy for your Mum? Check out Gerbe Plumetis polka dot tights, a popular and style that has seen in Vogue Magazine! Also try the Trasparenze Irus, a similar elegant polka dot style. Both these designs are funky and fun, keeping Mum feeling young and chic!

Not interested in patterned tights? Check out our Wolford Individual 10 Black Seam tights, whihc are luxuriously soft, with a glamorous backseam running all the way to the toes! Seamed tights are among the most up-to-date elegant fashions, and what better way to spoil mum than delivering her the latest! We have a wide range of subtle and elegant fashion hosiery, from brands including Falke, Trasparenze and Aristoc, ideal for the finishing touch to Mum’s outfit!

Say thank you by topping up her essentials

Every Mum needs a larger supply of her everyday essentials! This is the perfect chance to stock up on every mothers’ favorite basic styles! If it’s glossy sheers she loves go for Levante Class, or Pretty Polly Nylons Tights.

If she prefers a smooth matt finish, try the best-selling Aristoc Ultra Soft Tights – and for matt opaques treat her to Falke’s Pure Matt 50 Tights. Pick up some of these basics in a variety of shades or just basic black, to give your Mum a longer lasting supply of the hosiery she loves most!

Still looking for more? Don’t worry we have an entire list of gift ideas all perfect for Mums this Mother’s Day, which will definitely show your Mum how much you care!

Click here to view all our Mother’s Day gift ideas.

The MyTights team wishes everyone has a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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