Monthly Archives: September 2010

Get the celebrity look…

Some clever celebs have been wearing fantastic hosiery recently! So we’ve trawled through all the celeb hosiery lovers, decided who is wearing them best and then come up with some alternatives for you to replicate their style! So read on to find out what is hot…

First off is serial hosiery wearer: Fearne Cotton. Fearne loves a bit of animal print and she rocked a leopard print dress with a pair of black stripy patterned tights and flat ankle boots. In another outfit that showed her kooky style she wore bright red opaque tights that packed a punch against her simple black outfit and red ruby lips. Jonathan Aston and Pamela Mann have similar pairs.

Rihanna was photographed whilst filming her music video in a multi-print ensemble that hits ‘The Dressing-Up Box’ trend perfectly. She wore fishnet shorts underneath colourful hotpants and these Jonathan Aston fishnet shorts will help you recreate the look. Rihanna also rocked a pair of Henry Holland Bandana Tights on her latest tour!

Pixie Lott who famously wore the Henry Holland Chain Suspenders at V-festival also loves her over-the-knee socks, and has been spotted wearing them with a number of outfits! In a 1960s style short, long sleeved navy shift dress, she relied on her socks to keep her warm (pictured).  Trasparenze have lots of colours to choose from.

Serena, Serena, Serena!! If you are obsessed with Gossip Girl you will know where that line comes from. Both “Serena” and actress Blake Lively have received accolades for their amazing and enviable wardrobe. Pictures taken from the set show Blake wearing tights and she is rocking these black ribbed tights. Try Falke Soft Merino wool ribbed tights to recreate the look.

Another actress who has earnt her fashion stripes with her fashionable boho chic and designer credentials is Sienna Miller. Sienna wore a 1970s Chloé inspired outfit that showed she loves the camel and fur trend! Sienna chose elegant black opaque tights, finishing her outfit beautifully. Try Pretty Polly’s 100 Denier nylon tights or Pamela Mann 80 denier tights.

Lastly, Kelly Osbourne, who was pictured wearing Henry Holland’s Bandana OTK Tights at Glastonbury, chose a more elegant look when performing with The Pussy Cat Dolls. She wore an ultra sexy outfit paired with fishnet spotted tights - Gerbe’s Plumetis Polka Dot Tights (that were featured in Vogue!) are a great alternative.

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Get The ‘Material Girl’ Look

Last night saw the launch party of the Material Girl Collection, a mother and daughter collaboration between Madonna and Lourdes. They were joined by Taylor Momsen who has been appointed as the face of the brand. The collection is aimed for teenagers with an attitude, which Taylor Momsen (of Gossip Girl fame) has plenty of!

Taylor can normally be counted on to wear hosiery but this time it was the mother-daughter duo who ruled hosiery supreme. Lourdes attempted the layered look by pairing black sheer tights with thick vertical stripes running up the leg with a pair of thick, grey socks and ankle boots. Lourdes rocked the attitude fuelled outfit with a leather jacket and customised her tights by ripping them extensively. If you approve of this look and want to make it your own, these Pamela Mann Vertical Sheer Stripe Tights are your first port of call. The stripe patterned tights not only come in Classic Black, for Lourdes rock chick look, but also in Purple and Hot Pink. Opting for the Hot Pink shade will give your outfit a more high-colour, neon, punky look and with bright and bold colours an Autumn/Winter trend in ‘Dressing-Up Box’ chic and London Fashion Week designers loving neon colours for Spring/Summer11 you will be months ahead of the fashion pack in these pattern coloured tights!

Madonna wisely chose to keep her outfit understated, allowing her ambitious daughter to be the stylish one. The Queen of Pop wore black fishnet tights with an elegant black dress and heels. Her accessorizing gets a fashion thumbs up due to the layering of necklaces, waist-cinching belt and black fishnets. Here at MyTights we have over twenty fishnet tights, hold ups and stockings on offer and we are confident you will find what you are looking for! We recommend for all of you that are tummy conscious try these Spanx Control Top Fishnets that will tackle those problem areas; for a cheaper fix try Levante Fishnet Tights or alternatively for a fine net choose Falke Net Tights that will keep your fishnets elegantly discreet.

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Get the Look: Cheryl Cole and Wolford Bondage Tights

After what has been a tumultuous year for the Girls Aloud singer and X-Factor judge, Cheryl Cole is back to form and preparing to drop her second album into the charts this November with the first single already having its first airplay. The single called Promise This was first played on Radio 1 last week and now her music video has gone viral. The video was directed by the talented Sophie Muller who has previously worked with Pop and Indie sensations Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Kings Of Leon.

Cheryl’s debut song from her next album has a faster beat to what we have come to expect from the singer but it’s delightfully poppy at the same time. We won’t be surprised to see her do a live performance of her single on The X-Factor soon!

In the fast paced video Cheryl Cole wears various ensembles, including a transformation from an all black outfit styled with an austere blazer and Wolford’s Bondage Tights (see the Cheryl  picture) into a delicate ballerina. The glam-goth style outfit is a surprising winner for the star. With tightly swept-up hair and dark, moody make-up the Wolford Bondage Tights is a perfect addition to her outfit.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to phenomenal demand this limited edition product has now sold out nationwide. However we do have some great alternatives, including Wolford’s SS11 version – the Wolford Hero Tights and Pamela Mann’s Straparound Tights. View Cheryl Cole Bondage Style Tights.

If you are a Cheryl fan and love her style or you simply love Wolford’s tights we still have some of these tights in stock! So you will need to grab them fast as they are selling out quickly! You don’t need to be a celebrity to wear these fantastic wrap-round bandage “mock hold ups” tights either. Emulate Cheryl and dare to bare by styling the Wolford Bondage Tights with high-waisted pants by Spanx or Aristoc Bodytoners and a smart, structured blazer or alternatively use them to toughen up your casual daywear for an instantly stylish look.

Check out more sexy and beautiful hosiery from Wolford – one of the world’s most elite hosiery brands stocked at MyTights.

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As Seen In….

The weekend newspapers have cottoned onto the fact that while the Fashion World is being enthralled by all things summery this month at various fashion shows, the rest of us are preparing for autumn and winter. The likes of The Sunday Times Style Magazine, The Sunday Mirror’s Celebs on Sunday Magazine and The Sunday Telegraph all featured this weekend. The Sunday Mirror pointed its reader’s to MyTights for a ‘sneaky slimming trick’ and recommended the control-top tights we stock due to their ability to smooth out your shape and they’re ‘perfect to wear under this season’s shift dress.’

The Sunday Times Style Magazine had a huge issue this weekend documenting all the trends and where to buy this season’s clothes. One trend reported was Knitwear, for this trend they styled their model with ribbed tights by Falke and cable-knit socks for a layered look. For Romantic they featured Jonathan Aston’s Sweet Roses Lace tights in white with kitten heels for a dainty and girly look. Another model wore Aston’s Lace socks and for a pin-up Fifties take on the Romantic trend go for polka-dot sheer tights as modelled in The Sunday Style Magazine.

In The Sunday Times ‘Hello Kitty’ photo shoot they focused on grown-up glamour where we were featured once again. Red socks by Jonathan Aston were teamed with lady-like kitten heels.  Aston’s yellow ankle socks were elegantly matched with Miu Miu’s eccentric bow court shoes to finish an eclectic outfit that clearly took inspiration from the ‘Dressing-Up box’ trend. Finally, Trasparenze’s pale blue ankle socks were added to give a Dior Couture dress a unique spin with wonderfully clashing leopard print kitten heels.

In a bid to support London Fashion Week The Sunday Telegraph’s stylist was inspired by graphic prints designed by London Fashion Week’s most hotly tipped designers. They styled their models in House of Holland, Louise Gray and Richard Nicoll. Jonathan Aston’s nude nylon tights with a purple seam featured with Peter Pilotto’s eye-catching graphic print dress.

Take a look at our website for more hosiery ideas for your winter wardrobe!

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London Fashion Week Review

The Fashion Month began in New York where designers began to reveal the trends for next season. Now Fashion week has descended to London, and the fashionista’s are desperate to see what the likes of Sass & Bide, PPQ, House of Holland, Julien Macdonald, Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson, Mulberry, Erdem, Nicole Farhi, Christopher Kane and Burberry Prorsum have in store for us. Now that we are on Day 5 of London Fashion Week we can begin to unravel the trends that will be taking centre stage next summer and keep you ahead of the pack with our inside knowledge!

Seventies style

We’re moving away from the Fifties inspired trend this autumn to a Seventies vibe next spring which dominated the catwalk shows of Mulberry and Basso & Brooke. They dressed their models in high waisted wide-leg and flared trousers with white sheer shirts – a common trend at most of the catwalk shows.

Colour trends

The colours that have been paraded down the catwalk make a varied palette for your spring/summer wardrobe with summery hues such as romantic rose pinks, pure white, cream, blushed peach, lemon, pale blues, lilac, greens and yellows to heavier, bolder colours like burnt orange, cobalt, reds and black with smattering’s of khaki, silver and greys. This varied palette will mean that no matter what skin tone you may have you will be spoilt for choice!

Prints: Animal and Floral

Prints and patterns are still a key trend for next season with Animal print patterns being championed but on a much smaller and discreet scale with leopard, tiger and snake skin making an appearance. House of Holland had Palm leaf prints that had an extremely calming effect on his dresses – a polar opposite to Basso & Brooke’s opulent pairing of juxtaposing floral and calligraphy patterns used simultaneously in their garments.

The key shapes

We’ll still be wearing high waisted skirts, shorts and trousers next spring in various styles, with peg shaped and harem/parachute trousers a favourite.  Skirts will be in skater and pleated styles both in thigh skimming and mid-calf to ankle lengths meaning no matter what your legs look like there will be a skirt to suit you.

Must-have fabrics

Designer’s dressed their models in chiffons, silks, thin knits, and denim with Vivienne Westwood adding thicker fabrics like tweed into the mix. The All Woman trend this Autumn/Winter has been updated to a Feminine Romanticism with the use of chiffons and silks with ruffles, petal textures and sheer fabrics making perfect additions to ankle skimming and mid-calf length maxi dresses.

This season’s layering trend has also been continued with Richard Nicoll, Julien Macdonald and Acne layering outfits in similar colours with white on white and red on red in sheer fabrics.


Hosiery wise we have noticed that ankle socks with brogues or sandals are still on trend as Daks and Louise Gray have shown. Charles Anastase used sheer green and black tights to complement his dishevelled chic style.

We we can start planning for those spring and summer months of sunshine and heat in some glorious clothes!

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Your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe: Part 4

Last and not least is our take on the Mannish Shoe and Camel trends. Both style’s will be seen everywhere and one of the easiest to replicate.

Manish Shoe:

This winter you’re either going to be wearing pointed court heels, the manly shoe or boots. The best way to wear women’s hosiery with the Mannish Shoe is to team it with ankle socks that are slightly slouchy and thin. Great colours to pick for your man-like loafers are grey, burnt orange and black. The Mannish Shoe compliments Camel and The Great Outdoors trends brilliantly. They look particularly chic with a bare leg or bare look tights with ankle socks; shorts, skirts and even 70s style dresses to give it a unique feminine twist. The Mannish Shoe also works well with Autumn/Winter staple – skinny jeans in black, indigo and khaki. To add femininity to your Man Shoe buy a patent pair in dark aubergine or red hues.


Camel is a major trend this season; catwalk heavy-weights such as Chloé and Aquascutum had numerous designs in Camel and you will find it in everything – coats, capes, tops, shorts, skirts and trousers. The wonderful thing about Camel is that it suits all skin tones as it won’t wash out your skin colour. A pussy-bow silk camel long sleeved blouse and high-waisted trousers will make a chic office outfit but to make sure you are looking just as fashionable as the fashion crowd, ditch the trousers occasionally and keep your legs nude, wear a silk blouse with leather camel/brown shorts. Try wearing thin cotton ankle socks with this autumn trend in greys and browns. Teaming the Mannish Shoe with Camel is an excellent combination and will complete a high fashion look.

So that is it – your full guide to Autumn/Winter fashion trends is complete! If you have seen another trend that we haven’t discussed on the blog why don’t you tweet us or leave a comment! Happy shopping and don’t forget choosing the right women’s hosiery for an outfit can make or break it, so make sure you take a good look at our full range at MyTights!

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Reveals hottest trends for legs this Autumn

Reveal Magazine blogged the hottest trends for your legs recently and they were spot on with the revelation that legwear is having a moment!

Reveal suggests one of the trends you’ll want to be replicating from the Catwalk is Over-knee socks. Creams, browns and greys are best; avoid whites – unless you want to look like a school girl! Reveal recommended MyTights for stocking the perfect over-knee socks: Trasparenze Dora Wool socks, we also suggest Pamela Mann Ribbed socks and Jonathan Aston Long Wool Mix Boot Sock.

Next is Floral tights – this is always popular with fashion lovers. They perfectly perk up a dull winter outfit with their pretty and bright colourful patterns. Keep the rest of your outfit simple – unless you are doing the Dressing-Up Box trend, then anything goes! Take a look at the beautiful Celeste Stein Versache Tights, which also fit right in with the 70s revival fashion trend too.

Mock Suspender Tights are big news this winter and they’re best worn black like these super sexy Henry Holland Chain Suspender Tights (as seen on Pixie Lott!). Opting for suspender tights are easier to wear than stockings but still maintain the coquettish look of stockings and suspender belts without having to worry about unwanted bulges.

Animal print has been thrust upon us and we have plenty of styles in exotic leopard print. Leopard print tights are fantastic for those who want to achieve this look subtly. Try Trasparenze’s Rusalka and Wolford’s Leo Tights for deluxe versions. If you want a cheap fashion fix try Jonathan Aston’s Leopard Tulle tights or Animal Tights. Keep the rest of your look neutral to tone it down, or vamp it up with splashes of black and red.

Grey socks are no longer banished to our darkest memories of primary school now that the catwalks and celebrities like Mollie King from The Saturdays have sported them. She wore her grey socks with peep toe sandals and short a-line skirt. Wear grey socks high – team them with platform sandals, booties, heeled ankle boots, flat knee-high boots or the Man Shoe for a masculine and minimalist look. We recommend Jonathan Aston’s range.

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Your A/W Fashion Wardrobe: Part 3

We’re now into our third day of our special Autumn/Winter fashion trends advice. We hope you are finding them simple and useful in your quest to build the best winter wardrobe yet! We’re getting into everything Animalistic this season, from animal prints to fur trends. To get in on the act and get the look right without going into overload, read on!

Animal Magnetism:

This is a fantastic trend for accessories and we are obviously major fans of them. It’s paramount you get your accessories just right. You will notice the high street adorned in bags, belts and scarves in various animal prints, especially leopard print. But how about dipping your toes into some fabulously animal print patterned tights? We have the perfect pairs from Trasparenze and Wolford – any fashion lover looking to work the Animal Magnetism trend a bit differently will be grabbing these tights quickly. These leopard print tights will look amazing with nipped in high-waisted dresses and skirts, which will give an edge to the ‘Mad Men Women’ trend.  For a grungier look wear them with shorts, especially studded ones with booties or biker boots. If you’re wearing a leopard print dress wear black opaque tights or bare look tights and look to Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and Moshino for inspiration.


The Catwalk once again showed its love affair with all things furry for this autumn/winter. Furs or Faux-fur and shearling were adorned on bulky jackets, coats, aviator jackets and for an extra 70s inspired style, gilets. Now we are not going to suggest you should cover your legs in fur but the best way to dress your legs with this bulky fabric is to contrast the heaviness of the fur against nude legs. So grab yourself some bare look tights, like Falke for brown, grey and black furs; for white furs wear thick tights such as opaque black tights for a fabulously glamorous contrast.

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Your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe: Part 2

We’re back to give you more advice on your winter wardrobe and today we’re tackling The Great Outdoors and Mad Men Women! Once again, these two trends are extremely different to each other, giving you a brilliant variation for your wardrobe this season.

The Great Outdoors:

If you’re a fan of the Country Manor style then get yourself equipped with countryside colours and heritage fabrics. You’ll want to get kitted out in tweeds, corduroy, plaid, shearling and mohair. DKNY, Paul Smith, Topshop Unique, Missoni, Rag and Bone and Rodarte should be your first stop for inspiration. The best way to wear hosiery with this autumnal trend is styling blazers with leather elbow patches and shorts or a skirt with thick tights in creams/whites and browns, thick thigh high wool socks, black opaque tights for a smarter look for the office, ribbed tights and greys. Combine your thick hosiery with booties and ankle boots and wear socks high for smarter office look.

Mad Men Women:

Mad Men fever has reached the Fashion World and it’s this season’s most feminine and hottest trend. First things first, invest in some body shaping underwear such as Spanx! Get yourself a good quality all in one or high-waisted control brief and it will get you one step closer to the ‘All Woman’ style. Wear dresses and skirts that nip in at the waist and are mid-calf length. Take inspiration from Prada, Louis Vuitton, Loewe and Louisa Beccania who all featured full skirts and dresses. At Prada they teamed their full skirt dresses with over the knee thick wool socks, updating the 1960s glamour to high fashion but maintained elegance by wearing t-bar sandals. Botegga Veneta opted for black fishnet tights with its elegant dresses. Loewe focused on 1960s glamour and pin-up by adding sheer black tights with black dots and delicate Mary-Janes. Louisa Beccarina came up with something different, mauve/lilac ribbed sheer tights – sounds odd but the vertical ribbed design actually offsets the potential ‘frumpiness’ of the full skirt. Finish your look with simple pointed court shoes or t-bar sandals.

Check back tomorrow for more top trend tips!

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MyTights on Britain’s Next Top Model!

Britains’ Next Top Model (Episode 10) and Company Magazine (October Edition)

Have you all been watching the current series of Britain’s Next Top Model? Who is your favourite to win? We’ve been watching avidly and we are rooting for Alisha after watching Episode 10.

Last week’s episode saw the final five aspiring models take part in a photo shoot with the ever so handsome George Lamb. The girls were pictured posing scantily clad with the gorgeous Lamb for Company magazine in sexy lingerie, stockings, leather and heels. Our favourite pictures from the photo shoot have to be Tiffany’s and Alisha’s; the other three girls lacked emotion and appeared to have little connectivity with the camera and just looked uncomfortably vacant next to Lamb. It just so happens (really there wasn’t any bias to it!) that our two favourite girls were wearing hosiery stocked at MyTights!

Alisha looked fierce in her statuesque pose next to George Lamb. She looks absolutely formidable and managed to upstage Lamb’s fine looks. Alisha wore black fishnet stockings by Jonathan Aston in her winning picture and her pins look fantastic in them. The seductive and fierce expression and mannerism in her photo flawlessly matches the seductive nature of fishnet stockings. The complementing high-waisted brief she models with the stockings ensures her outfit is spot on.

Tiffany, on the other hand approached her photo shoot with sultry and romantic emotion. I love the way her head rests against George’s chest, it makes her look beautifully vulnerable but the stockings suggest she is not as vulnerable as her pose would suggest. Tiffany accessorises her outfit with black stockings by Gerbe at MyTights; this addition enhances the sultry look in the photo which is further aided by her heavy, smoky eye make-up.

In an odd twist to Episode 10 no one got sent home after the photo shoot. Instead they were all jetted off to Malaysia!  Do you think someone should

have been evicted? We cannot wait to see what their next challenge will entail.

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