Someone asked me recently for my top ten pairs of tights – I suppose that is not so unusual in my line of work – but it actually turned out to be a surprisingly tricky exercise. Having personally selected each of the products on the MyTights.com website, each with its own style or special qualities I found it seriously tricky to get down to just ten. We really do pride ourselves on bringing you the best very products and brands. We try and test and put a lot of work into to finding them. In short, nothing goes on the site unless we think it is great! But, after a lot of thought and deliberation, I’ve whittled my favourites list down to ten and so, I thought I’d share it with you too.
1. Falke Shelina tights
In at number one has to be the Falke Shelina Tights. I live in these tights in the summer. They give the most incredible bare leg look and even, when I have worn them with strappy sandals, friends say ‘Laura, I can’t believe you are wearing any tights’. Of course it is my job to enlighten them. You don’t have to. Just let everyone believe those sensational pins are entirely natural!
One of the best things about the Shelina range is that they come in lots of shades and, as they are so sheer, I tend to go for something a bit darker than my natural pasty white so I look healthier but still have a ‘bare leg look’. They are also quite durable – I wear them bicycling round London and I manage to get quite a few wears out of them. They are also available as toeless, hold ups, ankle highs and knee high styles. A perennial best seller that I cannot recommend highly enough.
2. Falke Fond de Poudre Tights
I tend to prefer shiny tights so I don’t wear these matt tights very often. However, I do still remember when I opened these up for very the first time just before I launched MyTights.com. They are so soft and fine, it was a real Eureka moment for me. I thought “Yes! This is what I have been looking for!” They give a very attractive, slightly powdered looking finish on the leg. A really gorgeous product for girls who prefer a natural look with a matt finish.
3. Wolford Satin de Luxe
Super shiny, mega thick tights with a seam up the back. These are tights are just pure luxury and they feel über silky. You just won’t be able to stop stroking them!
4. Pantherella Cashmere Socks
Ok they aren’t tights but Pantherella’s cashmere socks are still worth a mention. They are just pure heaven to wear. I haven’t specified a particular product as I love them all. Soft, soft cashmere in beautiful styles and colours. Just remember not to put them in the washing machine!
5. Henry Holland Superstar tights
The Henry Holland Superstar Black Tights are so funky but they can still look stylish and elegant. I love these are they are so easy to wear but still add a little cutting edge to your outfit. They also feel great to touch and are relatively durable.
6. Henry Holland Super Suspender
The Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights have to be on the list simply because they have been so influential. Every now you find a fashion product that is so popular it could almost be considered a basic wardrobe staple. Suspender tights are one of those products. With the Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights at the top of every fashionable girl’s wishlist, and with a host of celebrity fans, these tights have sparked a huge trend. Suspender tights are still one of our best selling products and most of our brands have brought out their own versions.
7. Aristoc Ultra Shine
As I mentioned earlier, I am a big fan of shiny tights. On days when I am looking for classic sheer tights the Aristoc Ultra Shine is what I will go for. They are good quality but still very affordable which makes them great for every day and work wear.
8. Wolford Nola Tights
I think these are very elegant and easy to wear fashion tights which elongate your legs nicely. They have been spotted on pop star Jessie J who teamed them with super short skirt. For the less adventurous, they look great with knee length and above the knee skirts for day to evening outfits. As you would expect from Wolford, they are also top quality and long lasting.
9. Trasparenze Vivyan Tights
I love a lace flower pattern. I’ve just ordered all the new fashion for this autumn winter and there are plenty of lace and flower designs on their way. I can’t wait for them to come in! In the meantime, my pick of the current crop of lace tights is the Trasparenze Vivyan Tights. They are cut and sew and therefore have a lovely seam at the back.
10. Miss Oroblu Darling Tights
Miss Oroblu’s Darling Tights are big office favourites. The floral pattern has fresh summery look and the addition of a mock hold up detail is both cute and sexy. I think these are really funky. I love them and I wear them all the time!
So that’s my list, what about yours? We always love to hear feedback about the products on our site – or suggestions of products you would like us to stock. One way to do that is through our feedback service, Feefo, and we’ll send you an email after you’ve made your order asking for your comments. But you can also review our products on the website, post your comments on our Facebook page or even drop us an email.
Founder of MyTights.com