It will probably come as no surprise that the MyTights team are all massive fans of the burlesque movement – well we do spend all day working with gorgeous tights and stockings! So we were all very excited to be treated to a sneak preview of Burlesque the Movie this week courtesy of Jonathan Aston.
Jonathan Aston is one of our best selling brands and also an official partner of Burlesque the Movie, having designed an exclusive range of Burlesque hosiery especially for the film. The film is set in a burlesque club that has seen better days. It is run by Cher’s character, Tess, who is experiencing financial difficulties and risks losing the club that has been her life. That is until small town girl Ali, played by Christina Aquilera, shows up and uses her considerable talents to help turn the club’s fortunes around. Both gritty and glamorous the film captures the essence of burlesque and celebrates all things a little bit naughty.
Just minutes into the film you can spot the distinctive Ringers over Knee socks which play a prominent part of the wardrobe for this film. They can be spotted on practically all the stunning girls in this film and – to get the really authentic Burlesque look – look their best when worn layered over sheers or fishnets. While this is one of the most eye catching looks from the film we also think it is totally wearable if you swap the fishnets for a pair of opaques and team with a plain black dress.
Of course no tribute to burlesque would be complete without some saucy fishnets. As you would expect, funky fishnets are a wardrobe staple in this film and of course Jonathan Aston has updated this old classic by adding a glittering gold back seam. Available as a hold up or a tight, these are actually some of the softest fishnets you can buy and the gold back seam is a perfect accessory for the run up to Christmas and New Year.
If you prefer to keep it classic but are still hoping some of Cher’s Burlesque glamour will rub off on you there are also lovely midinet tights and hold ups in the range. Like their fishnet cousins they are also brilliantly stretching – perfect if you are planning to do a little high kicking of your own.
With this new range, Jonathan Aston has championed old fashioned glamour and dressed some of the hottest legs in Hollywood. As Burlesque the Movie opens in cinemas across the country, the MyTights team is excited to be offering the very leg wear sported by stars Christina Aguilera and Cher. Burlesque is one of the hottest films of the year so shimmy on over and get your hands on the look.