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April, 2012

Classics get a make over by celebrity hosiery fans!

Visit this link brity-hosiery-fans/trasparenze-fiore-hold-ups/” rel=”attachment wp-att-6771″>We’ve seen a ton of celebs running around town in statement hosiery recently, and will so many styles of fashion hosiery out there is can be easy to lose your way.  The easiest way to work statement tights without going overboard is to reinvent the classics, as a handful of our favourite stars have been doing of late…

Vanessa Hudgens rocked a whole range of hippy-chic outfits at Coachella, but one of her best pfizer viagra canada was the cool monochrome scarf print dress she wore, which she accessorised with a rust coloured felt sunhat, patterned hold ups and loads of statement tribal-inspired jewellery.   Who knee that hold ups worked so well with casual looks too?!  It was a dream pairing – the rest of her laid back look stopped the hold ups from looking too dressy, while the hold ups were a sexy alternative to knee high socks, which are a festival staple.

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Rihanna was also out and about flashing her thighs in the last couple of weeks in what at first appeared to be classic black over the knee socks.  But on closer inspection the high shine socks had a vivid scarlet back seam that exactly matched the tips of her pointy court shoes.  Statement seamed hosiery is hot right now, and and, as Rihanna knows, red and black is a classic combination that will never look dated.

Get the Look: Jonathan Aston Contrast Seam and Heel Lycra Tights

Nicki Minaj continued the red and black theme on her recent trip to London and was also at it, reinventing the classic polka dot.  She left her hotel wearing some super cute giant spot tights with a shiny red bomber jacket and rather scary looking studded harness dress.  Team yours with a beige shift for the office or a scarlet prom style dress for parties!

Get the Look: Pamela Mann Oversized Spot Tights

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Your summer wardrobe – sorted!

We know it can be hard to think about summery clothes when the rain is pouring down outside and temperatures have accutane in alaska plummeted, but it’s time to get your wardrobe sorted for the summer, because before you know it bikinis and flip flops will start to be replaced by duffel coats and boots.
Hosiery might seem unnecessary when the sun is shining, but in fact there are a few essentials that every girl needs in her summer wardrobe…

Floral Tights
It doesn’t matter how hot it gets during the day, it tends to get a bit chilly at night and that’s when you could do with a cute pair of tights to slip on under your summer dresses. Floral tights are a summer statement and are also perfect for those summer days when it’s not quite as hot outside as you’d like!

Lace Tights
If you can’t bear to let go of your fashion hosiery even when it’s shorts weather outside, why not try lace t

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ights or fishnet tights? These will keep you cool but also give your legs some coverage as well as, of course, looking great.

Crotchless Tights & Hold Ups
Crotchless tights and hold ups are also great for keeping you cool and fresh in the summer, especially at work when you’re sitting down all day. Pretty Polly’s Pretty Cool Tights combine an open gusset with a smooth matte finish, so are perfect for everyday wear.  For special occasions, a sultry pair of luxury hold ups will make you feel incredible.

Bare Leg look Tights
Of course, the ultimate summer staple is a great pair of bare leg look tights. Perfect for when you want gorgeously flawless legs under your summery dresses, there’s a huge range to choose from – so head to our sheer tights advice page to start the hunt for your perfect pair.

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Ice Cream Shades

It might still be raining but the shops seem intent on keeping our spirits up if the beautiful ice cream shades that are starting to appear, are anything to go by. Here at My Tights we’ve embraced the mood too, from socks to hold ups, footless tights, stockings and tights, we have a whole range from vanilla through to pistachio, strawberry, raspberry and mint.

Transparenze Monique Ankle Socks come in a delicious range Levitra canadian pharmacy of colours and the sheer gauge and high cotton content will keep your feet comfortable in the highest of heels and cool, all at the same time. Transparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks add another selection of colours to the range and give a different outlook to an outfit. Candy Pink, Dark Aubergine and Golden Yellow are the most adventurous of ice cream colours – Heston Blumenthal, look out. Both of these styles have been featured in the Sunday Times Style magazine and the Ma

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il on Sunday’s You magazine so for inspiration look at back issues online.

The Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights (now available in new colours) and Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Coloured Tights are opaque enough to offer a solid blast of colour in shades of morello cherry, lime, mango and blueberry ice cream shades and will keep your legs warm until this rain finally wears off! Pamela Mann Multi-Top Hold Ups are also sending good cheer our way and their combination of chamomile legs and blackberry tops or blue ice legs and raspberry tops will add pizazz to any outfit, particularly if both tops and bottoms are on show! It’s not all about new flavours though and Falke Seidenglatt Hold Ups have taken the more subtle approach and their traditional shades of coffee, and chocolate are perfect for the more conservative wearer. Pretty Polly Nylons Tights will add an even more subtle ice cream tone to your legs in a range of rum and raisin, toffee and walnut shades that will give a barely there tone to your legs.

Team your favourite flavour with contrasting clothes and the lift that gentle layers of colour will have on your spirits and your wardrobe will get you through the April showers and dreamy of sunnier climates.

Until next week….

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Rihanna: Hooked on Hosiery

Last week, Rihanna tweeted a picture of herself wearing the amazing Pretty Polly Pretty Braced Suspender Tights, which she wore out to dinner in LA.  The latest in a long, long line of amazing hosiery the star has been spotted in recently, the tights are selling fast.  Whether you love this latest look or prefer some of her other tights-tastic outfits, you can steal her style for as little as a few pounds!

She’s already been spotted teaming sexy black stockings with a red suspender belt, and the Pretty Polly Pretty Braced Suspender Tights are the perfect way to get the bold and sexy red and black look in a way that’s comfortable and practical for daytime, too.  Featuring a realistic red suspender design which looks fab peeking cialis usa women out under shorts or a daring thigh split, they have reig

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nited the craze for suspender tights.  Rihanna teamed hers with a fresh white dress and posted the picture that sparked a frenzy of social media commentary, with the majority picking up on the two visible ladders in the tights.  But hey – when you look this good, why would you let a little ladder or two stop you?

The singer can’t get enough of hosiery at the moment – she’s already been snapped in classic suspender tights, fishnet socks and luxury Wolford opaques. It seems like Rihanna knows that tights are a great way to update your look, or to give it that perfect finishing touch.  The bondage tights that Rihanna wore recently almost instantly sold out – so get your hands on the Pretty Polly Braced Suspender Tights today – this latest hosiery sensation won’t be around forever!

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Who wore it best: Madonna vs. Ashley Greene

Gym-honed and wrinkle free she may be, but Madonna has received criticism for flouncing around on stage in teeny tiny hotpants and fishnet tights. The singer, 53, has embarked on her MDNA tour wearing outfits that are reminiscent of her heyday in the 80s – though some have (somewhat unkindly) pointed out that as she was (at most) only 32 then, perhaps she should be considering a more age appropriate outfit.

Across town, youth had it say in the shape of Ashley Greene who was snapped on the set of her new show, Americana, in New York. Teaming a pretty patterned yellow dress with buy viagra while overseas a hoody, slouchy boots and black fishnet tights, she showed how to rock fishnets in laid back daytime style.

Fishnets are having a moment right now and, as Ashley and Madonna prove, there

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are no rules when it comes to how you wear them. Try coloured fishnets for a fresh, summery vibe – they look great with white cotton dresses when the sun is shining. Or try nude fishnets, which have a legion of celebrity fans including Rihanna and the Saturdays, who wore fishnet tights supplied by Mytights.com on their amazing tour.

Classic black fishnet stockings will never go out of style – if you’re worried that wearing them with hotpants and armwarmers (à la Madonna) might not look quite so good when you’re shopping in the supermarket as they do when you performing on stage in front of thousands of people, try wearing them with longer line knee length skirts and boots so you just get a glimpse of net as you walk.

What do you think of Madonna’s look? Should she be leaving it to the younger generation like Ashley, or is she simply showing off her hard worked for figure?

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It’s All Quite Basic Really….

We all have our staples don’t we? That little black dress, the white shirt and the well fitting jeans, the great boots and the killer heels. Well, if you’ve sorted your wardrobe out, now would be a good time to get started on your hosiery drawer.  Everyone needs a selection of good basics as these can form the foundations of your wardrobe and take something great into the realms of fantastic.

Sheer Tights

The most basic of basics should be your sheer tights. Don’t choose any old brand, find one that has a range of colours that match your skin tone to give you that barely there look. Aristoc Ultimate 10D (ladder resistant) are the cost effective but effective option in a range of colours to suit most skin tones. Falke Shelina which are a personal favourite of mine have the most fabulous bare leg finish and have a great spectrum of skin tone shades.

Opaque Tights

In this climate where would we be without our opaques. For high quality opaque tights look at Falke Pure Matt 100 and Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66. The coldest weather needs the warmest wool tights and Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights and Falke Soft Merino Ribbed Tights both combine warmth, texture and luxury feel to give maximum coverage. Don’t just stick to plain black though, some of the deep blues and purples, greens and metallic that were launched last Autumn will serve you well through this year too.

Coloured Tights

Coloured tights are a good way of taking something ordinary and making it extraordinary. Just look at the likes of Alexa Chung and Ferne Cotton who are masters at making opaques work for them. Jonathan Aston 40D and Pamela Mann 50D offer two of the biggest colour ranges around spanning 54 different shades from electric brights to strong pastels and soft primary colours all with a long lasting, non fade texture.

Elegant Fashion

I know it’s the age of austerity and we should all be pulling our belt in, but what if your dress doesn’t have one? The fastest way to make the clothes that we have work a bit harder is an amazing pair of elegant patterned or fishnet tights. There have been some really fun and elegant designs launched over the last six months and amongst our favourites are Pretty Polly Secret Slimmer Lace Tights which combine fashion with function. Levante’s Micronet Tights along with Pamela Mann’s Sheer Dotty and Jive Seamed Tights will also bring some delicate design to your lovely legs, all for under £10 per pair. All of these will add a grown up note to your outfit and bring back a bit of glamour to dressing for an evening out.

Control Top

Don’t forget your foundations though and if you need a little bit of support here and there, control top tights like Aristoc Bodytoners and Spanx In Power Line will help to keep everything in place. Both tights are so very wearable and so comfortable (I sometimes forget I have shapewear on) and come in a range of subtle skin tones and black.

Footless & Open Toe Tights

Finally, for when the weather does finally warm up again, don’t forget to add some footless and open toe tights to your drawer of basics. Footless tights are enjoying a huge renaissance and will start the withdrawal process from tights to bare legs. The new textures on brands like Transparenze Dorella are easy to wear under the lightest or warmest of fabrics. And my last tip for this week – if you haven’t tried open toe tights, then do. I like to keep that smooth blemish free look to my legs all year round and so I don’t reveal all in the summer. Instead I pair my favourite sandals with a  great brand of open toe tights such buy generic viagra online as Falke Shelina Toeless or Transparenze Tropea. They are practically invisible under sandals when correctly positioned and will give you extra support and comfort even on the warmest days.

So, clear some space and get online. Make this the month that you give yourself a staple wardrobe of hosiery that will see you through every season.

Until next week…..

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Katy Perry: Glam vs. Gothic

Katy Perry just can’t get enough of statement tights recently. The singer showed off two very different sides as she dressed up for a radio interview before transforming into a glam rocker to party at a festival.

She was spotted on leaving the Radio 1 studios last month sporting a rather more demure look than we’re used to. The pop princess, who showed off her post-Russell purple hair at Coachella last week, gave her old blue style one last outing in a classy ensemble of a silky cream dress with a trench style beige coat and spotty tights. She finished the look with the Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats that have been seen on everyone from Beyoncé to Alexa Chung recently.

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Not ready for Pastels just yet?

Has reading our feature on all of the celebs wearing coloured tights thrown you into a panic?  Don't worry, we have plenty of fashion options Cialis viagria levitra for you if you're not quite ready for the bright and bold tones of summer.

Everyone knows spring is the time to whip off those layers and start wearing your pastel basics and bright coloured tights, but if you just can’t face it yet why not try something a little subtler to give your wardrobe a chic boost?  Here are our top three looks for getting a new season look without looking completely underdressed…

1)      Subtle Colours

Swap your black opaques for a subtle colour palette that will lift your look without being too garish.  Try brown tights with beiges and animal print, or grey and navy pairings for understated chic that works for day or evening… coloured opaques and wool tights will make sure you stay weather-appropriate without compromising on style.

2)      Chic Prints

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ny fashionista worth her salt knows that this season prints are big and bold – but let’s face it, wearing Hawaiian prints at the moment isn’t going to be your best ever look.  Stick to the ladylike prints of last season for the time being, with spotty tights the classic go-to design that will never truly go out of fashion.  They’re the hosiery equivalent of the trench coat – go-with-anything apparel that bridges the awkward gap between seasons and always looks on-trend.

3)      Cold-weather Florals

Florals are always the first sign of summer arriving, but at the moment your gorgeous flowery outfits are sitting at the back of your wardrobe.  The solution?  Try floral lace tights or opaque floral tights.  You could even try wearing them under your summer shorts or sundresses for a nod to the new season without fallen victim to the plummeting temperatures.

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The Ultimate Shapewear Guide

It can be daunting how many shapewear options are available – so to help out we have pulled together a summary of the options available…

Underwear

Shaping underwear products come in 5 basic shapes each with its own particular advantages:

1)      The full bodysuit – perfect for when you want to look lump and bump free from top to tail.

2)      Shorts or briefs to bra line – sitting just below the bra line, this shape is best for when you are wearing an outfit that accentuates and hugs your waist as it will give you a smooth line.

3)      Shorts or briefs to waist – perfect if your clothing is looser on top and at the waist or only hugs across the bottom and hips.  Also a good solution under trousers.

4)      Slips – great for smoothing out your body under dresses and especially good to hold you in under very light or sheer skirts and dresses.

5)      Hosiery – Shapewear with tights built in.  When you need to wear tights these are the best solution

Outerwear

Spanx are currently leading the field in clothes with secret shaping properties.  These revolutionary shapewear products that you wear outside your clothes currently come in two styles:

1)      Leggings – Great for the gym or wearing with t-shirts and dresses for a footless look which will secretly make your bottom and legs look more toned.

2)      T-shirts and tops – Spanx have recently developed a new range shaping tops which you can wear as outerwear.   Great to wear on their own or under other tops for smooth lines.

3) Arm Shapers – Developed by retail guru Mary Portas for Charnos, these innovative “sleeves” will firm your upper arms and make them look slimmer.  They are unique and exclusive to Charnos and are designed to be slipped on under or over your clothing to cover and firm that notorious problem area.

You’ll find some slight variations on these shapes as you browse, but these are the characteristics of most shapewear products.  In general, brief bottoms are best for shorter hemlines and shorts bottoms are excellent under dresses and skirts where you want to avoid any possibility of a visible panty line.  Once you have decided on the best shape, you’ll need to decide which family of products is best for you.

SPANX

Probably the most well known of the shapewear brands, and a celebrity favourite for red carpet events! Spanx is also available in the widest variety of strengths and styles to help you find the perfect shaping solution, no matter what the occasion or outfit.

Spanx Slim Cognito – The strongest level of control from Spanx with targeted compression zones

Spanx Slimplicity – Strong control with a single layer of light control fabric

Spanx In Power Line – Medium control that is perfect for everyday wear, also available as tights

Spanx Undie-tectable – Light to medium control, so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing them

Spanx Look at Me Leggings – These look just like ordinary leggings, but will shape your bum and firm your legs

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MIRACLESUIT

This family owned brand specialise in extra firm control cut and sew shapers, which means they deliver really targeted control to focus on your problem areas and contour your body.

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NAOMI & NICOLE

From the makers of Miraclesuit, Naomi & Nicole specialise in lightweight smoothing styles which are comfortable enough for every day wear. The ‘Amazing Light’ collection  smooth the figure (rather than offering strong control) and feature adjustable waistbands which you can wear high or low depending on your body shape. The ‘Rear Lifting’ shapers not only control your tummy, but feature a clever band which lifts your bottom for a perkier look.

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TRINNY & SUSANNAH

After years of trying out shapewear, our favourite celebrity stylists, Trinny & Susannah bring us their own range of magic knickers.

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SHATOBU

Revolutionary shapewear brand which not only shape your figure, but use resistance bands to help you tone your muscles and burn more calories!

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Once you have seen (and felt) the results you’ll want to wear your shapewear all the time! Lots of our customers do wear them every day but I still appreciate there are plenty of you who save your figure fixers for special occasions.  Either way, thinking about the shapes, necklines and hemlines you wear most often will mean you have a shapewear solution stashed away for any occasion.

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Brighten up with colour

Well, what an Easter it’s been. Here we all were a fortnight ago unpacking our summer clothes from the depths of the wardrobe yet as soon as a Bank Holiday is in sight, it’s coats on and umbrellas out. With the kind of weather we’ve had there has to be something to brighten up our days and we think coloured tights will give you the kick you need to remind you that Summer isn’t too far away – allegedly.
A whole host of celebs seem to have cottoned on to the same idea, if you’ll excuse the pun. Lovely ladies that have embraced coloured tights include Liv Tyler and Sarah Jessica Parker whose royal blue and turquoise legs made news Stateside on a night out whilst closer to home Claudia Shiffer has been seen running around Notting Hill in deep purple, Kylie Minogue has been out and about in Belgravia in bright pink, as has Bridemaids star Kristen Wig while Fearne Cotton, one of our biggest UK style icons has switched from pillarbox red to bright white and even gold.

Wearing a bright or strong colour is all about finding the one that suits you and your personality. Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights offers one o

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f the biggest bright colour ranges around from cool blue to electric orange. They have a reinforced toe seam and a boy short top for ultimate comfort. Falke Seidenglatt 70 Denier Tights is the brand of choice if you want strong but subtle colour. Their range includes marine, a deep navy blue and paraffin, a rich teal. Pamela Mann Lurex Tights channels the current love affair with silver/white and their range also includes gold, both in a 30 denier finish. Pretty Polly 60 Denier Opaque Tights has the most brilliant of bright pinks while Mary Portas Almost Opaque 40 Denier Tights has a more subtle toned but no less strong pink. Mary’s lovely range also includes shades such as sultry sage, a lovely spring green and top teal, a deep powder blue. If you do want to blow away those rain clouds in style though, Emilio Cavallini is the brand to target. They have some of the brightest colours around this Spring. Emilio Cavallini All Over White Pinwheels Tights have shocking colours with a subtle design, as do Emilio Cavallini White Abstract Flowers Tights and Emilio Cavallini Semi Sheer Seamed Tights whose bright orange will mimic the sun when there’s no sun to be seen.

So, jazz up your wardrobe and your day. Make a statement and spread a little colour into this dull old world. Until next week…..

Laura

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