Monthly Archives: April 2012

Summer's Over Already…

As quintessentially British as it might seem, we just want to take a moment to talk about the weather.  We just can’t keep up at the moment – no sooner had we unpacked our shorts and flip flops last weekend, dug out the barbeque and start planning picnics than we had to dig out our coat and boots again.  Sadly, the cooler weather seems to be sticking around for a while and as the sunshine can be deceiving (if you go out in bare legs chances are you’ll look as though you’re wearing blue tights by the time you get to the office), it may not quite be time to give up on your thicker tights.

Cotton Tights are ideal for the type of weather we’re getting at the moment, as they give great coverage

and will keep your legs warm but are also comfy and breathable, so they’re perfect for wearing all day at work.

A host of celebrities have been seen recently in classic opaques, including Rihanna, Fearne Cotton and Katy Perry – so apparently they’re not boring… they’re fashion!  As much as we love fashion tights, plainer styles are great when you’re rocking a really eye-catching outfit and don’t want to draw attention away from that great dress/necklace/haircut.

A pair of black cotton tights is a wardrobe staple, but have you considered trying out new colours?  Our collection of cotton tights is available in a range of colours – grey always looks really chic when paired with navy dresses or skirts, or pep up basic black outfits with purple.

Of course, we can’t rely on the weatherman to tell us the truth 100% of the time – cialis professional no prescription so it might be worth keeping some sheer tights in your handbag, too – just in case.

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Naomi & Nicole Shapewear

This month we are really spoiling you in the shapewear department.  A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to our new range of Miraclesuit shapewear, this week I am delighted to announce the arrival Naomi and Nicole shapewear.   Naomi and Nicole is another best selling US brand that we simply had to bring to  They specialise in lightweight shaping and smoothing in styles that are effective and comfortable enough for every day wear and, because of their lightweight feel, I’m sure these are going to become summer favourites.

Owned by the same parent company as Miraclesuit, Naomi and Nicole Shapewear is also finished with the patented WONDERFUL EDGE™ silicone strips which grip your skin and discreetly keep the shapers in place now matter how much you move about.   That means no more tugging at your shapewear through the day – once you have these on they’ll stay put!

Naomi and Nicole shapewear is available in two basic styles – the Rear Lifting Boy Short which offers great tummy control and a boost for your bottom and Amazing Light which offers flawless smoothing for a perfect outline under your clothes so here is my guide to the styles in our newest shapewear collection.

Defy gravity and get your bottom back into shape with the Naomi and Nicole Rear Lifting Boy Shorts.  Available in both waist and high waist version, they have a brilliant band which sits under your bum to lift it to the perfect position.  Made from a powerful mesh fabric, these shapers are deceptively lightweight but don’t be fooled – they have strong tummy control which you will

be able to feel and see (for the shapewear connoisseurs amongst you, I’d say this is roughly the same as the control you get from the Spanx’s In Power Line Range).

A double layer of fabric gives strong control around the body while a single mesh layer offers lighter control for the bottom which firms without flattening.  The shapers are finished at the thigh with WONDERFUL EDGE™ so they won’t roll or ride up.  Because they feel so incredibly lightweight, these airy and comfortable Rear Lifting Boy Shorts are my top tip for summer shaping.

Ridges, bumps and rolls from poorly fitting knickers or from the waistband of your tights can be a problem even for really skinny girls.  Eliminate visible panty lines with Naomi and Nicole’s Amazing Light collection.  These silky smoothers have a waistband with an adjustable rise so you can place them on the body where they give the best smoothing effect.  Comfy enough to wear everyday instead of your normal pants, WONDERFUL EDGE™ keeps them in place at the top and at the bottom so there’s no tell tale adjusting of your shapewear.  We love the silky feel and shiny look of these smoothers – fabric just glides off them so there is no cling under your clothes.   You don’t have to be wearing tight clothing to for visible panty lines to show through and add pounds to your look.  Chose briefs, shorts or the half slip from the Amazing Light range to get a completely flawless look every day.

Naomi and Nicole shapewear combines fashion and function to give you the streamlined silhouette you want.  If you have become used to wearing heavier shapewear in the winter, the lightweight but powerful mesh of the Rear Lifting Boy Shorts makes a great alternative for the summer while the Amazing Light Smoothers are so comfortable and give such a great finish you’ll be tempted to replace your entire underwear collection!  You can see the full range of Naomi and Nicole shapewear in the shapewear section on our website.

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Get the Royal Seal of Approval…

Princess Beatrice has been spotted giving us a glimpse of her Spanx style shaper at a memorial service for the Queen Mother last week.  The Royal, who has slimmed down by a couple of dress sizes in the past few years now looks as though she is a svelte size 10 – which just goes to show that control tights and shapewear are ideal for giving you an extra confidence boost, no matter what your size.

If you’re naturally slim and just looking for smoothing for your silhouette under tighter clothing, control tights are perfect – try something like the Aristoc Bodytoners range which will give your bum, tummy and thigh subtle shaping.  The Pretty Polly Secret Slimmer range has some great fashion control tights, too, for those who want shaping but don’t want to compromise on style.

If you’re looking for something a little more heavy duty to give a gorgeous shape to those hourglass curves, take a look at the new Miraclesuit collection.  Featuring extra firm targeted control provided by their cut and sew technique, their sh

apers will pull you in where you need it most while highlighting your best assets!

Or for something that will slim you both instantly and long term, check out the ShaToBu shapewear.  Made using resistance band technology, this shapewear will also help you to burn up to 12% more calories as you go about your day to day life!

Of course for the classic shapewear design you can’t go wrong with SpanxThe range they offer is incredible – a huge variety of shapes for any outfit and Cialis levitra sales in different levels of control, too.  With all the choice available, shapewear and control tights can be confusing, so if you’re not sure which style to go for take a look at our shapewear advice pages.  You can be sure of one thing, though – you won’t be alone when you get a little helping hand.  Tons of celebrities, from Kristen Stewart to Sarah Jessica Parker, have confessed to (or been snapped) wearing shapewear.  And now Beatrice has given it the royal seal of approval, there’ll be no stopping us.

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