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New Year’s Eve 2014: Be The Cream Of The Fashion Crop

Ah, New Year’s Eve. That’s come around mightily quickly hasn’t it? I’m sure many of you are currently in a state of panic amongst your friends, desperately trying to find the perfect venue and outfit for your big night out. Making December 31st just that little bit less stressful, the MyTights team thought it would be a great idea to round up some of our top legwear picks for the big day. Prepare yourself for glitz, glamour and some seriously on-trend styles…

A brilliant place to start, in our opinion, is with this season’s hottest trend – the backseam. Elegant and sexy, this retro style is perfect for creating the illusion of lovely long legs and giving your outfit a glamorous edge. One of our favourites for New Year’s Eve is the Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights. Set against an elegant black backdrop with slight sheen finish, turn round and you’ll reveal a striking metallic backseam that’s ideal for a swanky party! Should you prefer a look that’s a little more understated, cast your eyes over the Wolford Flavia Tights, a new addition to the fabulous Wolford collection and coming with a slender zigzag backseam and chic Cuban heel. All you need is an LBD and you’re ready to party!

Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights

Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights

If backseams aren’t for you, why not embrace the occasion and opt for some embellishment? Perfect for adding an instant injection of pizzazz to your wardrobe, the pick of the crop are the Trasparenze Vlinder Tights, with a stunning glitter fleck that runs throughout the sheer leg. Too much for you? How about the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights. Sparkly enough to create an impact but subtle enough to maintain an elegant look, these 40 denier black tights have a metallic polkadot design for incredible wow factor.

 

Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights

Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights

Lace is one of those styles that just never goes out of date. Opulent and super feminine, we love the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights, which had a floral lace design for a real style statement. Team with a strapless cocktail dress and killer heels for maximum impact.

Excited yet? Ensure you check out all of our party tights before you leave!

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Laura’s Choice: Picture Perfect Party Tights

It’s that time of year where tuxedos and party dresses don’t look out of place on a Tuesday evening on the tube; it can be only be the party season! And the parties really do come thick and fast in the next few weeks, be it a work gathering, Christmas drinks with the girls, not forgetting the biggest night of them all – New Years Eve. With a social calendar that busy, most of us don’t have the time (or budget) to buy a brand new outfit for each event. But fret not – hosiery is a fantastic and inexpensive way of  revamping and adding a new dimension to a wardrobe classic. With this in mind, I thought it would be a great idea if I rounded up a selection of my favourite party tights for your upcoming soirees!

Purse-friendly

I think there’s a misconception that creating a statement legwear look has to cost a fortune, but this really isn’t the case. A top recommendation of mine for achieving stand-out style on a budget is the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights. Available in an incredible 21 shades, it’s near on impossible not to find a pair to complement your outfit. What’s more, with  their flattering matte finish and sheer to waist brief, they offer a great deal of versatility for your party wardrobe, looking fabulous regardless of whether you favour a flirty mini or a fitted knee-length number. My favourites are the dark teal and rust – perfect with a classic LBD! Should you want legwear to give your look a racy twist, you really can’t go wrong with the Jonathan Aston Fishnet Tights. Fishnet tights are a fantastic way of adding a sexy element to an outfit, whilst still retaining an elegant edge, and these ones   have a timeless chic design that will work seamlessly with cocktail dresses. Why not also add a vibrant pair of heels for a pop of colour? Even better, they’re just £6 a pair, leaving you with change for a glass of vino or two.

Legwear for your work party

It’s often tricky to find the right mix between looking great and maintaining professionalism for work events. You want to feel confident and channel an on-trend look, but at the same time you want to dress appropriately for the context – it can be a nightmare! For me, the Oroblu Delices Tights are the perfect combination between chic and professional, featuring an overlapping diamond design and sheer panels that work together to create a visual effect that’s nothing short of stunning.  The key with these is to let your legwear do all of the talking, so opt for a pair of simple heeled sandals and an A-line dress and you’re set! Or if your work party is a little more glitzy, look in the direction of the Trasparenze Deejay Tights, which have an all-over glittery fleck against an opaque black backdrop. Guaranteed to satisfy your inner magpie, you’re also able to choose between gold and silver glitter to match your accessories to a tee. Following on with the sparkly theme (why not?), another option is the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights, with an array of symmetrical glittery dots and 40 denier matte finish. Allowing you to channel two of this season’s hottest trends – polkadots and embellishment, in one outfit, the shine with these is actually rather subtle, so they’re also a great versatile choice for dinners and drinks with the girls.

 New Years Eve 

December 31st is that one night a year where it’s a crime to be curled up in front of the television in your pyjamas. The biggest social night of the year warrants some fabulous tights, right? Right. So say hello to 2015 in style in the Pretty Polly Delightful Pretty Flirty Backseam Tights, which have a slender backseam and exquisite lace effect panty and heel for the ultimate in special occasion legwear.  Full of personality and sex appeal; go for all out glamour in a sequined mini and statement heels! Or if you love the retro look of backseams but crave even more glamour, I love the Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights, with their embellished backseam and chic Cuban heel. Even better, they won’t break the bank, so there’s no need to feel guilty! If these are up your street, you’ll also love the Trasparenze Melantis Tights, which are just made for glitzy evening events. Starting at the mid thigh, these sheer tights have a gorgeous metallic backseam, made up of an array of tiny diamantes and merging into a pretty floral effect at the ankle.  A real lesson in opulence! If seams aren’t your thing, I’d also like to point you in the direction of the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights, with an intricate floral lace design for a classic legwear look that screams elegance and sophistication. A real lesson in opulence!

Tights for the kids

It’s not only us adults who feel the pressure to look good at this time of year! Your little ones are also bound to have a packed social calendar, and let’s face it, Christmas school discos ARE a big deal at that age. To avoid any unwanted tantrums, opt for the Country Kids Movie Star Tights, with a lurex star pattern that your daughter will just love. They’re also extra durable, with a reinforced toe and boxer brief, so you can rest assured that they’ll last for next year’s event, too! If she takes after her mummy, she’ll also be a sucker for a bit of sparkle. With this in mind, the Pex Sparkle Children’s Tights may be just the ticket for parties and end of term shindigs, with their metallic thread and super-shiny finish!

If none of these are right for your outfit, be sure to check out our entire range of party tights and socks before you leave!

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Christmas Gift Guide

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… 12 pairs of sheers, 11 pairs of bedsocks, 10 thermal tights – I think you get the drift, it’s officially Christmas! While we can look all look forward to some time off work and a mince pie or five, the festive period does also mean the dreaded Christmas shopping rears its ugly head. It’s not always easy to know what to buy for your loved ones, and let’s face it, there’s nothing remotely enjoyable about wading through thousands of bargain-hunting shoppers on a freezing cold high street, is there? With this in mind, I’ve compiled my list of top gifts for the Christmas season. So whether you’re looking for inexpensive stocking fillers or something to really spoil your nearest and dearest, you’ll find some inspiration here…

Stocking fillers – budget-friendly

For gifts under £10 to fill up stockings or as an inexpensive treat for your Secret Santa, my absolute favourites are the Pretty Polly 200D Opaque Tights. Consistently amongst our bestsellers, these black opaque tights are lined with a cosy brushed fleece, ensuring your legs remain toasty in even the chilliest of weather, all the while helping you on your way to a classic legwear look that will work for almost any occasion. What’s more, at just £9.95 a pair, you’ll have change left over to get a pair for every lady in your life – girlfriends, mums, daughters, they’ll all love them! Perfect for the festivities, another great choice is the Pamela Mann Fairisle Printed Tights, complete with a Christmas inspired fairisle print for a chic alternative to winter-warming opaques. And with a new pair of fashion tights in their collection, your loved ones simply can’t go without the ingenious Stoxbox, solving that age old problem of rummaging through your hosiery drawer for a particular pair of patterned tights at 6:30am. All you need to do is insert the box into the leg of your tights and wrap the tights into the hollow back, leaving you with a efficiently presented hosiery drawer and time to have a cup of tea!

Gifts for her

Now, I don’t usually get so excited about a new product, but I’m a huge fan of the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights, so much so that I’ve ordered a pair for all of my girlfriends! Chic, versatile and snug as a bug, these 80 denier tights are made with soft plush loops, conserving heat and proving the ideal antidote to January temperatures.  All the warmth of thermal tights with none of the bulk, they’re also available in 7 on-trend colours, so there really is a pair to suit every personality and style. If you’re in the market for something luxurious to truly spoil the ladies in your life, you simply can’t go wrong with anything from Wolford. The pick of the bunch for me are the Wolford Velvet de Luxe 66, which have an opulent velvety texture and a superior fit; the kind of tights you just have to try to appreciate how special they really are. Or if she’s partial to a little bit of sparkle, treat her to the Trasparenze Vlinder Tights, which have a subtle glittery fleck that’s great for jazzing up a wardrobe classic. Thinking ahead, they’re also perfect for New Year’s Eve parties!

Ideal for mums, and making getting out of bed even more difficult, the Falke Bedsocks are made from ethically sourced Angora for a sumptuously soft feel and an instant warming effect. Similarly snug, the Pantharella Tabitha Anklet has been designed with hand linked seams and using top quality cashmere for incredibly toasty feet. Even better, you’re also able to choose from 8 stylish colours, all of which benefit from a chic ribbed design, so it really is the perfect marriage between style and functionality. Carrying on with the winter warming theme, and brilliant for lounging around the house watching Christmas movies, the Falke Cuddle Pads make for a fantastic gift, with their virgin wool blend, anti-slip sole and stylish presentation box complete with mock bow detail. Everybody loves a comforting slipper sock, don’t they?

If you’re really in a conundrum as to what to buy somebody, play it safe and opt for one of our wonderful Happy Socks gift boxes. A guaranteed hit, they also arrive in a beautiful presentation box, saving you the job of wrapping and adding to the wacky theme! My personal favourite is the Happy Socks Women’s Socks Gift Box, featuring four pairs of fantastically fun and comfortable mid-calf socks and a multitude of on-trend patterns. It’s also great value for money at just £20, so it’s the ideal way to put you in the good books without breaking the bank!

Gifts for him

Good news if you’re a fan of the Happy Socks Women’s Socks Gift Box – it’s also available for men, and men can never have enough socks, right?! Speaking of socks, you won’t find any brimming with as much quality as the Falke Airport Short Men’s Sock, made from 60% wool for a classic legwear look. They’re also available in ten colours – why not buy a few so they have a pair for every occasion? Or for something a little different, the Happy Socks Men’s Boxers and Socks Gift Box features both a pair of polkadot combed cotton socks and matching boxer shorts should you want to treat him to something a little more versatile.

There we have it – Christmas shopping made easy.  All without leaving the comfort of your front room.

If you’re still stuck for idea, be sure to check out our entire range of Christmas gifts before you leave.

Until next time…

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New Ways to Wear Your Tights

Are you someone who wears the same 7 skirt/dress and tights combinations through the winter because of your limited scope of outfits that keep you warm? We at MyTights love finding innovative ways to wear our favourite tights, especially when it inspires us to change up our bland, everyday winter wardrobes. Through much internet browsing (and Pinterest hunting) I have compiled the perfect list of ways to change up your boring opaques-skirt combination and try some daring new outfit ideas.

  1. Lace/Patterned Tights + Ripped Jeans > This look has been all over the ‘Pinterest-sphere’ as a new, updated way to wear ripped jeans without looking like a slob. To achieve this look, simply wear your favourite pair of lace tights or patterned tights under your ripped jeans. Some of my favourite tights to pair with this look are the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights, Trasparenze Sitar Tights, and Jonathan Aston Katusha Tights.
  2. Tights + Shorts > Dig up your shorts out of the bottom of your closets, ladies! Many Bloggers and Celebs alike have been using this trend to keep their summer wardrobe lasting through the cold winter months. Denim or printed, any shorts may be used for this trend. Plus, literally any pair of tights you may have lying around can be used. Pair some opaque tights with your printed shorts to channel your inner fashionista, or go for the causal denim shorts look with any pair of tights you desire.
  3. Tights as Pants > Okay, okay I know this is a hard NO in the moral fashion world… but hear me out. I’m not asking you to go literal with this trend and have your bottom fully exposed à la Rihanna or Lady Gaga. Pair a large, oversized t-shirt or flannel (that covers your bottom, of course!) with a thick pair of opaque tights. This look is both comfortable and when accessorized correctly, looks fabulous as well. Looking fabulous AND comfortable is never as easy thing to achieve… so try this look out! I promise the general public will not judge your ‘tights as pants’ choice.
  4. Over The Knee Socks > Please tell me I am not the only person obsessed with this look! Thigh high socks are back in trend, and they’re here to hopefully stay. Pair these socks with anything you’d usually wear tights with – dresses, shorts. skirts- and you will understand the obsession. This look may not keep you as warm as tights do (disclaimer), but the little bit of exposed skin is very much worth the updated look. Plus! If you get cold, layer a pair of sheer tights underneath your socks for that little bit of added warmth… it looks just as wonderful.

So throw out your usual rotation of winter outfits and change things up with these new, and different outfit ideas.

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Oh Miley! How To Recreate Mileys Unorthodox Legwear Look

Queen of controversy, global pop sensation Miley Cyrus sure knows how to get people talking, doesn’t she? And it appears that any publicity is good publicity, as recent week have seen the Wrecking Ball singer taking the internet by storm with her new advert for Italian hosiery brand Golden Lady. Wearing next-to-nothing, the 21 year old danced to her new single Get It Right alongside a giant stuffed teddy bear (we don’t understand the link, either!), looking as if she was having a fabulous time in her pink sheer tights. However, as fans of Miley have come to expect, it’s never that straightforward, with the star then proceeding to rip the teddy bear into shreds, before a series of legwear changes and more, quite frankly odd, frolicking. Despite the strange concept, our eyes were of course drawn to her tights, and plenty of tights there were, with candy pink sheers, black sheers, and bright red opaques all taking centre stage!

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If you want to recreate Miley’s legwear look, a great starting point are the Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights. As well as being available in vibrant fuschia, these 15 denier tights also come in 18 other shades – every colour of the rainbow! Or for a softer pink, the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights have a candy pink option, which is great when you want something a little more understated, yet retaining a flirty edge.

A real capsule piece, every woman should own a pair of classic black sheers. Timeless and elegant, they’re a permanent fixture on the catwalk, and a firm favourite amongst numerous of our style crushes, namely Kate Middleton! While Miley’s look admittedly isn’t as polished as Kate’s, there’s no denying her black sheers looked great. To channel this look without breaking the bank, we love the Pretty Polly Nylons, with their 10 denier leg and super shiny finish – perfect for a glamorous evening look! Or if you want something a little more luxurious, opt for refined quality of the Wolford Individual 10 Tights – the epitome of elegance.

Last but not least, we loved Miley’s red opaque look. Coloured hosiery is a great way to jazz up a tired wardrobe favourite, and good news – MyTights has a fantastic selection of red tights to choose from. The pick of the bunch are the Falke Cotton Touch Tights, which are lined with cotton for super-snug pins. Or for something a little more affordable, head to everyday favourites Pamela Mann!

Hats off to you Miley!

 

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Seduced By Stripes: Taylor Swift Does It Again

Another week, another blog about the legwear choices of global pop sensation Taylor Swift. This is becoming a bit of a habit, isn’t it? We know, we know… she no doubt has an array of stylists tending to her every move, but we’ve rarely come across a celebrity who manages to get it right as often as Taylor. This week, she was papped leaving the Cath Kidston store in Covent Garden in a lace roll neck jumper, tartan skirt and the pièce de résistance (for us at least), a pair of stripy sheer tights. The MyTights team have been cooing over her legwear ever since the photos hit the press earlier this week, and for good reason. Stripy tights are a fabulous way to update a tired outfit, and even better, if you opt for vertical stripes, they have a real leg lengthening quality, creating the illusion of never-ending pins.

We stock a fantastic selection of stripy hosiery at MyTights.com, sourced from a variety of bestselling brands and something for every style and budget. Here are our top picks…

  1. Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights – a style replica of Swifty herself, these 40 denier tights from British brand Charnos have a vertical stripe design and mesh structure for an elegant and lightweight legwear look. All you need is an LBD and you’re good to go…
  2. Oroblu Miss Tights – something for the fashionistas, these 15 denier tights have a flocked stripe design consisting of a multitude of polkadots, before merging into a racy mock hold up design. Sure to get the temperatures rising, choose between blue and black to perfectly complement your wardrobe!
  3. Pamela Mann Twicker Tights – fans of alternative fashion will adore these eye-catching opaque tights, featuring horizontal stripes for a stand out legwear look and a pop of colour, Available in no less than 5 vibrant shades!
  4. Jonathan Aston Illusion Socks – giving your skirts and dresses a super-cute style hit, these monochrome socks from Jonathan Astons feature a chevron style design and contrast tops. Perfect for channelling a chic daytime look.
  5. Pretty Polly Versatile Panelled Mesh Frontseam Tights – a contemporary twist on the sophisticated backseam… the frontseam! New in from Pretty Polly, these emsh tights are ideal for adding interest to a bland outfit. Perfect for a few cocktails!

So now everyone can channel a look that even Taylor would be proud of?

Not doing it for you? Check out our entire range of striped hosiery!

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Pretty in Polkadots: How You Can Recreate Anne Hathaways Legwear Look

Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway seems to have an endless supply of unfeasibly chic outfits in her repertoire, doesn’t she? The nicest lady in Hollywood, and all round style icon, this week stepped out in a fabulously chic outfit, on a rare break from her week of non-stop press for latest film Interstellar. Teaming her V-neck blouse with statement jewellery and a velvet mini, the real star of the show was undoubtedly her legwear; an elegant pair of sheer polkadot tights, which have been causing quite the stir in MyTights HQ.

Polkadot tights are a super-cute and playful alternative to standard hosiery when you want to add some interest to an otherwise plain outfit.  A key fixture on the catwalks in recent years, polkadot tights can work seamlessly from day to play, and have adorned the legs of countless celebrities in recent years. Not wanting to name drop, you’ll be in the sartorial company of the likes of Alexa Chung, Cheryl Fernandes-Versini and Diane Kruger. Not bad, huh? The good news is that there really is something for everyone, so regardless of your style, occasion or budget, you’re bound to find the perfect pair for you!

If you want to add some personality to your work wardrobe, the Oroblu Adelle Tights are a great choice, with their pretty polkadots and reinforced toe, making them the ideal legwear for everyday use. For the colder weather, look no further than the Wolford Alyssia Tights, which feature an array of tiny holes to show off a subtle glimpse of skin. What’s more, with their 40 denier finish, they’ll also ensure your legs are protected from the winter chill!

Ideal for a lunch with the girls, we love the Wolford Rice Dot Tights, with their multitude of raised dots and textured appearance. Giving your pins a high-end look, team with a cute day dress and heeled ankle boots for maximum impact. Or if you’re looking for spotty hosiery for a day’s retail therapy, look no further than the Pretty Polly Spot Opaque Tights. A real winter warmer with their 100 denier finish, these grey tights have a black polkadot pattern running throughout – opt for black denim shorts and a chunky knit and voila…a perfect polkadot look for the winter!

Polkadots can form part of your evening ensemble too. For something super glam, we recommend the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights, which are covered in tiny embellished spots for a stand out look – crying out to be worn to a special occasion!

Delightfully dotty fashion for all! Check out our entire range of polkadot inspired hosiery before you go!

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Laura’s Choice: Christmas Made Easy With Happy Socks

The one month klaxon has passed – we can officially get excited about the festive season! As exciting as it may be, the run up to Christmas can be a stressful experience, can’t it? Having to wade through masses of bargain hunters in shopping centre’s while enduring countless renditions of ‘Rocking Around The Christmas Tree’ isn’t exactly my idea of a relaxing Sunday afternoon. To make this year’s shopping a slightly more enjoyable experience, I thought it would be a fab idea to introduce you to our new Happy Socks range! For those of you who aren’t familiar, Happy Socks are a quality Swedish brand, famed for their wacky design and fashion-forward styling. In my book, that makes for a perfect Christmas gift, and good news, as this year they’ve launched a selection of fantastic new products for men, women and children – Happy Socks for all!

The ladies in your life

Everything you need to revamp your sock drawer, the Happy Socks Women’s Socks Gift Box contains four pairs of wonderful patterned socks, and with polkadots, stripes, argyle print and geometrics in the mix, it really can’t fail to make an impact and leave your loved ones with a huge smile on their face! Ideal for treating your wives or girlfriends, another great option is the Happy Socks Women’s Brief and Socks Gift Box; especially perfect if the lucky lady has a penchant for polkadots. My fashion motto at the moment is ‘if all else fails, opt for polkadots’, so if they’re anything like me, they’ll adore this set, with both items featuring a multitude of brightly coloured spots upon a black background. Seriously on- trend, both of these sets are also presented in an attractive gift box, scoring you extra points and saving you the monotonous task of wrapping!  If you’re on the lookout for affordable stocking fillers, Happy Socks have a huge array of products that would suit, the pick of the bunch for me being the Happy Socks Women’s Paisley Socks, with their intricate paisley print and vibrant colours.

Gifts for men made easy

Notoriously difficult to buy for, the men in your life can also benefit from the Happy Socks treatment! Starting with the budget busting, I love the Happy Socks Men’s Stripe Socks, which have a classic stripe design and contrasting heels, toes and bands. Available in five colour combinations, my personal favourite is the red, white and blue – perfect for channeling a nautical legwear look! If these are up your street, they’re also available as part of the brilliant Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box, alongside three other wacky designs, encompassing polkadots, stripes and super-bright colour blocks. If your husband’s/boyfriends underwear drawer is in need of an overhaul, look no further than the Happy Socks Watermelon Men’s Brief, with a fitted silhouette and watermelon-esque design that’s anything but dull. Or kill two birds with one stone and treat him to the Happy Socks Men’s Briefs and Socks Gift Box, featuring both a boxer brief and pair of combed cotton socks in a, you guessed it… polkadot design! Also available as a boxer short if your man is that way inclined.

The little ones

Upping the cute factor, Happy Socks have also launched a range of quality socks and tights, perfect for filling up your little angels stocking for the big day. After all, Christmas is all about the children, isn’t it? Made with 80% combed cotton for a lovely, soft feel and winter-warming effect, the range is durable, stylish and bursting with fun. Your daughter will love the Happy Socks Baby Stripe Tights, with their colourful stripy design and super-comfortable waistband. Knowing full well that children can be (putting it mildly) clumsy, they’ve also added a reinforced toe for some much-needed durability. If your kids are wildlife crazy, the Happy Socks Baby & Kids Animal Socks are the perfect festive gift, coming in a value for money two pack. Suitable for boys and girls alike, one pair features a tiger print and the other a leopard print, so your little ones will be spoilt for choice. Equally adorable, the Happy Socks Baby & Kids Argyle & Stripe Socks are available in an array of sizes, so children ranging from newborn to 4 years old can enjoy the stylish prints – a pack for every one of the brood, perhaps?

So there we have it, Christmas made easy, without so much as a queue or shopping centre in sight. All that’s left to do is pop open the Baileys and put on a classic Christmas film!

Love the concept but not found quite what you’re looking for? Check out our entire range of Happy Socks products, instead! Guaranteed to make you smile.

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Tights In The Freezer? We’re Not Convinced…

This week, doing our usual rounds of the Internet for hosiery related news, a MyTights team member stumbled across a blog that promised an end to the age old problem and constant source of frustration for women across the globe – laddered tights! That caught your attention, didn’t it? Ours too.

The blog confidently claimed that dampening your tights with water, squeezing out the excess and then FREEZING your tights before their first wear will ensure added durability and long-lasting value. Whilst we’re always open to new and innovative ideas to make our money go a little bit further, we can’t help but feel that this particular method is somewhat flawed. I mean, if this really did work, then why haven’t we heard about it sooner? And is it really necessary to go to such extreme (and cold!) lengths to keep our hosiery in good condition? We’re putting it out there, we’re not convinced. Maybe we’re biased, but why would we spend our evenings putting out tights in the freezer, when we can just take advantage of our wonderful range of hosiery care, instead!  

Designed to keep your hosiery in tip-top condition and ensure you get to enjoy a stylish legwear look for seasons to come… 

  • Wolford Hosiery Gloves – Perfect for protecting your tights against sharp jewellery or false nails as you’re taking them on and off, these ingenious gloves from luxury Austrian brand Wolford are available in three stylish colours. After all, why shouldn’t you look chic even during the most mundane of activities?
  • Wolford Wash Bag –To avoid damage caused by bra straps, zips and embellishments in the washing machine, this chic wash bag will ensure your tights remain free from snags, tangles and fluff! Always wanting to offer extra style points, the bag also comes with a stylish rib design and appliqué rose detail. They really do think of everything!
  • Stoxbox – a favourite amongst the MyTights team (and for good reason), this clever creation will ensure you never waste any time rummaging through your drawer to find the tights you have in mind. Ideal for presenting your patterned hosiery, simply insert the Stoxbox into the leg of the tights, wrap the rest of the tights into the hollow background and voila! An extra five minutes in bed…

Beats putting them in your freezer, right? Be sure to also check out our range of brilliant ladder resist tights before you leave, too!

 

 

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I’ve been fleeced! We roadtest all the fleecy styles and give our verdict…

I have a confession to make.  I know that, as someone that works at a tights company, I should be a firm advocate of bold colours and unusual designs – and I am.  On other people.  But in my hosiery drawer the shameful truth is revealed – I’m an addict of the plain black opaque.  I can’t help it: no matter how many times I dare to be different when it comes to legwear, I always end up back at the same place.  One of my colleagues recently referred to them as the “LBD of the hosiery world”, and I think they’ve got it spot on – it’s that timeless staple that goes with everything, always looks chic and never goes out of fashion.

Last year I was introduced to fleecy tights, and a whole new obsession was born.  Super thick, they give the unbeatable coverage I crave, with the extra magical warming properties.  Add into the equation a super soft lining that feels like you’re wrapped in a blanket all day long… what’s not to love?  Pretty Polly was the first product we stocked, and I relied on them to get me through last winter.  But now other brands have started to release their own versions, so I decided it was time to roadtest all the options and give you my professional opinion…

Pretty Polly Fleecy Tights

Yay: The originals and the thickest style of our collection.  These really do do what it says on the tin – I wore these to a fireworks display and (along with copious amount of mulled wine) they did the trick – I couldn’t even feel the wind or rain and my feet stayed toasty warm.

Nay: They’re super thick, which is great for warmth, but can look a bit chunky on your legs – you may want to avoid if you’re already a little self-conscious of your thighs and want to avoid any extra bulk.  The thickness also makes them the least elegant option, so they work better for day than evening.

My verdict: The perfect option for daytime wear, outdoor events, and snowy days.

Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights

Yay: Fleecy perfection without the bulk.  These 80 denier opaques use thermal properties to lock in the heat and have the same super soft lining as the other styles, but look like regular opaque tights on the leg, which makes them ideal for elegant evening wear.  They come in a range of gorgeous colours, too, if you’re that way inclined.

Nay: The price tag.  At £26, they’re not exactly purse friendly.  You do get what you pay for in terms of quality and longevity, but they might be a stretch for your pre payday bank balance.

My verdict: The luxury option – great for wearing in the evening.  If you can’t justify the price, why not put them on your Christmas list, instead?

Pamela Mann Fleecy Thermal Tights

Yay: Super warm and soft but not as thick as the Pretty Polly Tights, these are good if it’s not freezing cold or if you’re likely to end up in a heated office, because they’ll keep you cosy but still let your legs breathe a little.  Plus, they come with a purse friendly price tag.

Nay: Although the name says thermal, and they are incredibly warm, in actual fact these don’t technically have thermal properties.  So although they feel gorgeously soft, they won’t actually lock in extra heat like the other styles.

My verdict: Great if you want a finer fleecy but can’t quite stretch to the Falke version.

Pretty Polly Fleecy Footless

Yay: The footless version of the Pretty Polly Fleecy Tights (they come in knee highs too!), these have all the same great features – super thick, super soft and gorgeous to wear.  I’m not a huge fan of leggings, but I’ll be layering these under shorts when out running on frosty mornings.

Nay: I kind of don’t quite get why you wouldn’t want the fleecy loveliness to extend all the way to your toes, plus as with the tights, you may feel that they’re quite heavy on the leg.

My verdict: If you’re a lover of leggings, you’ll quickly fall for these – and they’re great for wearing with long jumpers or layering under trousers.

Psst! We also have a Charnos version due to hit shelves very soon – I’ll be back with my verdict on those as soon as they arrive, so watch this space…

 

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