We can tell you are all feeling optimistic about summer when our bare leg look sheer tights start flying off the shelves. Over the last couple of weeks ultra sheer tights have clambered their way to the top of the MyTights.com bestsellers list. Particularly at this time of year, when you want to show a little leg but lack of exposure to the sun means your legs are still a little pasty, bare leg tights can be a saviour. They’ll add a little colour to your legs as well as evening out your skin tone to make sure your legs look flawless and healthy. A lot of our customers find the brand and colour that suits them and they stick with them for years but, if you haven’t yet found your perfect bare leg look, here is an overview of some our bestselling bare leg products and why we think customers come back to them time and time again.
Falke’s Shelina Tights are perennial MyTights summer best sellers and, in my mind they are the best bare leg look tights around. You needn’t just take my word for it – last summer Grazia voted them they ultimate bare leg tights. I love these for the subtle shimmer which looks so natural on the leg – I wear these all the time and people just can’t believe that I am wearing tights. They look very fine but they are actually 12 denier so you will find them more durable than many bare leg tights. Falke also makes the Shelina range in an unrivalled number of colours so you can match them to your skin tone which enhances the natural look. They are made from a bi-component yarn, are incredibly cool in the summer and still offer a really good fit. These are firm favourites with me and an essential in my summer wardrobe and, because they are so enduringly popular, Falke have created a whole Shelina range which includes toeless tights and hold ups, hipster tights as well as the standard tights and hold ups.
Another really popular range is the Pretty Polly Naturals Range. The range has recently been updated and I wrote about the features of the new Pretty Polly Naturals range in some more detail a couple of weeks ago. I won’t repeat myself here but if you are interested in reading about this range in more detail you can check out my previous blog here. However I will say that, at half the price of the Shelina Tights, these Pretty Polly Naturals 8D Tights offer really good value for money. Unlike the Shelina, most of the products in the range have a matt finish but they still give really good coverage and colour and look very natural. I would recommend these to anyone as great every day tights. If you live in sandals in the summer the 8 denier open toe tights from this range rival more expensive versions.
Finally, I have to give a mention of Wolford’s Luxe 9 Tights. These tights have a very loyal following and it is rumoured that they have been worn by Beyonce Knowles, Sarah Jessica Parker and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. It’s sometimes difficult to tell though as they look so bare! Like the Shelina, they are made from a bi-component yarn. The slight sheen also gives a flattering just moisturised look and when matched to the colour of your skin they look incredibly natural.
There isn’t much in it but for me the Falke Shelina just pip the Wolford Luxe 9 to the post with their broad range of colours, their range of styles for every outfit and their great price. The Wolford Luxe 9 Tights are an excellent choice but at £14 a pair I can understand how they might be a little too expensive for many to consider for everyday use. The look of the Pretty Polly Naturals certainly holds its own against luxury brands like Wolford and Falke and I’d highly recommend keeping a supply of these in your tights drawer for every day and in your desk drawer for emergencies.
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