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September, 2010

Your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe: Part 1

Have you started buying your Autumn/Winter wardrobe yet? Need some advice on what the trends are and how to wear them? Not sure how to wear your hosiery?  Here at MyTights we want to make it easier for you to keep on trend with your hosiery, so for the next few days we’ll be walking you through the key A/W trends: Dressing-Up Box, Minimalist, The Great Outdoors, Mad Men Women, Animal Magnetism, Fur, Man Shoes and Camel.

Dressing-Up Box:

September arrives and the stores become a blur of browns, grey and black but this year designers shocked us with dazzling bold and bright colours. This trend has been dubbed as ‘Dressing-Up Box’ – it’s all about chaotically layering, creativity and flamboyancy. Jean Paul Gaultier, Rodarte and Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label are great examples. They used oranges, pinks and reds and preferred thin ankle cotton socks – in most instances they doubled them up or chose a combination of socks and ribbed tights – all with strappy heels. This is a hard trend to work, but you can achieve it with carefully picked pieces and simple layering with thin fabrics. Adding coloured tights will instantly add life to your outfit and make it uber-chic. For inspiration check Jonathan Aston or Pamela Mann opaque coloured tights.

Minimalism:

This style was championed by Celine, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Villi,  and Bottega Veneta. Minimalist is easy to replicate, you just need to select pieces that are austere in design and say ‘elegant chic.’ This is the polar opposite of ‘Dressing-Up Box,’ it’s understated but luxurious. Designers showcased strict cuts and minimal accessories. So where does hosiery come in? Max Aria had various shades of grey opaque tights to accompany his designs. Celine opted for simple but elegant black semi-opaque tights with a crisp white shirt and brown A-line skirt. Add femininity to your minimalist outfit by wearing pointed court shoes with a slight heel. Stella McCartney decided nude was best, we recommend investing in some good quality bare leg look tights by Falke or Pretty Polly.

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Check back tomorrow for more winter-wardrobe advice!

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Get The Look: As Seen on Alexandra Burke

After hearing that Alexandra reached number one in the charts yesterday we watched her video for Start Without You where we noticed the various raunchy lacy black outfits she is wearing, including Henry Holland’s Lace Bodysuit for Pretty Polly that is available at MyTights! See Alexandra wearing the lace bodysuit here!

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Alexandra has joined the endless list of celebrities to wear lace bodysuits. The most infamous wearer of lace bodysuits is undoubtedly Lady Gaga, who has worn a series of them. Alexandra has opted to go for a less dramatic approach compared to the theatrical path of Gaga by sticking to elegant black lace and simple accessorising. Alexandra’s styling is reminiscent of the likes of Amanda Seyfried, Leighton Meester, Kylie Minogue, Lea Michelle and model Natalia Vodianova’s chic take on the bodysuit.

The all-in-one bodysuit is a fantastic evening out outfit, however it can seem a daunting piece to wear but it doesn’t need to be. As Alexandra has proved, you do not need to be super thin to pull this look off, curves look amazing in the lace detail bodysuit. Mirroring other celebrities who have worn the revealing bodysuit have all opted to wear simple black lingerie underneath that gives great support. The key to getting Henry Holland’s lace bodysuit right is the underwear you choose to wear – you want to avoid looking trashy and aim to look sassy but fabulous. For those of you who are not so keen on showing so much of your body but want to grab yourself a bodysuit, do not fear. Wear an effortless black bra or bandage bra like Alexandra underneath and wear shorts or skirt to cover your bottom. If you are feeling brave, wear high-waisted briefs such as Spanx Higher Power Brief or Aristoc Bodytoners Retro Control Brief that has beautiful retro panelling with a glamorous shiny finish. These briefs will give great coverage and support and with the ‘All Woman’ trend being a hit this season they are great replicas of the 1960s era lingerie.  So be brave and dare to bare like Alexandra and take a look at the Henry Holland’s Lace Bodysuit!

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Trasparenze Autumn/Winter Collection

We’ve just added the new Autumn/Winter collection from Italian fashion hosiery brand Trasparenze onto the website and here at MyTights we have been itching to show off the new range to you! The hosiery buffs have once again delivered achingly gorgeous and luxuriously detailed tights, holds ups and mock hold ups that none of us can resist.

Trasparenze’s hosiery is bang on trend for this Autumn/Winter, making you as fashionable as possible from head to toe this season. The Italian brand has followed key trends from Autumn/Winter Catwalk shows, one of which is the continually popular animal print trend. Trasparenze have brought the animal magnetism love affair to hosiery by bringing us their elegant Trasparenze Rusalka Tights. These leopard print tights are ideal for all those who want to follow the trend but don’t want to be head to toe in leopard print.

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For all those getting in touch with the Great Outdoors this Autumn/Winter you’ll be craving for the perfect pair of tights to match those heritage fabrics championed on the catwalk such as tweeds, corduroy, plaid and mohair in autumnal shades. Trasparenze rightly picked up on the key trend and have provided two ranges of sutumnal coloured tights especially for you. The Trasparenze Eido and Trasparenze Kuma are both 80 denier and available in several autumnal hues such as Vinaccia (dark red wine) and Bosco (dark Khaki green) – which also work fantastically with the Military/Utility trend sweeping Autumn/Winter.

Now, it is time to discuss the extremely HOT hold ups and mock hold ups from Trasparenze. The designs got us in a bit of a stir in the office, so all of you who love your hosiery a bit cheeky and flirtatious; your first stop HAS to be with Trasparenze. The brand has managed to achieve what many others cannot – flirty and playful hosiery with elegance. Top favourite is Trasparenze Joko mock hold up tights, the cute but sassy bow and ribbon detail on the back make a unique twist on the traditional seam and the V-line brief detail is just adorable!

Check out the full range and get accessorised in pure Italian elegance.

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Eliza Doolittle reveals MyTights is her fashion address book secret!

Sunday Times (S Magazine) – 29/08/2010

Eliza Doolittle, famous for hit singles such as Skinny Genes and Pack Up, revealed her fashion address book secret to The Sunday Express’ S magazine – and her best kept secret is MyTights.com! It should come to no surprise that the brilliantly poppy singer-songwriter is a huge fan of all things funky, fun and bright when it comes to fashion and that includes her choice of tights. Eliza’s chosen autumn/winter wear is a jumper teamed with ‘funky tights’ and pointed to mytights.com for all her hosiery needs, “MyTights.com stocks the most amazing tights. I get all mine from there.”

Eliza is clearly on the ball when it comes to fashion and her favourite item for this Autumn/Winter is this season’s cute and sassy shorts. With the news that Autumn is on its way, wearing one of this season’s hot buys will leave your legs cold! We advise you to invest in one of fashion’s other must-buys: thick tights, knitted tights or on warmer days – chunky/knitted socks, all of which were paraded down the Autumn/Winter10 catwalk shows earlier this year. Eliza mentioned she loves to wear a ‘chunky heel’ which goes perfectly with the season’s sock passion and teaming them with this season’s shorts will instantly thrust you in the midst of the fashion pack.

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The article boasted Eliza’s ‘huge and vibrant range of tights’ most of which originating from MyTights.com indicating that the Granny Chic sweeping the fashion industry with thick tights, knee high and chunky socks this season is not the only trend we are offering to all you fashion fiends. Another huge trend is colour, which all you bold colour lovers will rejoice to hear that we are no longer stuck in a dull palette for the winter months! Hurrah! Choose from funky colour tights or thin colour socks to brighten up a seemingly wintery office outfit to give your style a little more flair. Eliza clearly knows where to find the best fashion tights for this coming season, so check out our latest offerings to make sure you are bang on trend this Autumn.

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