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Want to mask your blemishes? Cover up sheers are the answer!

Working at a hosiery company, we’ve become accustomed to images of flawless looking legs on an everyday basis. Never-ending, perfect skin tone and not so much as a blemish in sight? While this is the dream for many, in reality we know that many women feel insecure about their pins. But instead of lamenting your imperfections and covering up in jeans 24/7, why not enhance what you’ve got, instead? One option is to turn to body foundation, a popular choice amongst celebrities before a red carpet event. But not only is this expensive, it creates a lot of mess and quite frankly we don’t have time to slot this into our already impossible list of tasks! What’s more, we don’t know how practical it would be whilst waiting for the bus in the rain…

Here at MyTights, we’ve discovered a far easier and affordable way to mask our imperfections, and it’s as simple as pair of coverage tights. So, what are coverage tights, you might ask? The trick is to opt for hosiery that’s ever so slightly thicker than your average sheer, ranging somewhere between 20-40 denier. Choosing skin tone shades to give your pins a natural look, the slightly thicker weave helps to eradicate imperfections and create the impression of an even skin tone. And in typical MyTights fashion, we’ve rounded up a fantastic selection of cover up sheers to save you the hassle of rifling through hundreds of products. To make things even easier, we’ve separated the options into both light and darker coverage, so regardless of whether you hate your varicose veins, feel low about blotchy skin tone or want to mask your scars, you’re bound to find something to suit!

 

Light Coverage

Great for: Uneven skin tone, blotchy skin

 

If you require some light coverage, we recommend opting for tights in the region of a 20 denier, which offer just enough coverage to mask slight imperfections or blotchy skin. See our top picks below:

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Oroblu No Risk 20 Tights

Oroblu No Risk 20 Tights

Falke Matt Deluxe 20 Tights as the name would suggest, these Falke tights have a gorgeous matte finish, and feel super soft against your skin – it won’t be long before they become your ‘can’t live without tights!’ Oh, and they also come in a knee high if you tend to wear longer hemlines.

Oroblu No Risk 20 Tights – virtually indestructible thanks to their ladder resist yarns, these reliable tights not only offer peace of mind but a classic look, and have a sandal toe, so are great with open toed shoes.

Falke Sensation Seamless 20 Tights – ideal for fans of figure hugging outfits, these 20 denier tights are free from any seams, so as well as being comfortable, they won’t show through your clothes, either!

Trasparenze Strip Panty 20D Suspender Tights – a suspenders effect without the hassle, these 20 denier tights have an elegant slight sheen finish and will remain completely incognito from the outside world.

Pretty Polly Stand Easies Tights – these everyday saviours are a must, not only offering coverage with their 20 denier weight but coming with light support to combat tired legs.

Cette Brighton Tights – flatter your curves in these plus size tights from Belgian brand Cette, catering for sizes up to a UK34 and made from 10% Lycra for a smooth feel against the skin.

 

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Wolford Satin Touch Tights

Wolford Satin Touch Tights

Levante Brilliante Tightsthese 20 denier tights have a gorgeous glossy finish, making them perfect for evening events, and come with a reinforced toe – so will last, too!

Oroblu Magie 20 Tightssimilar to the Levante tights with their very shiny finish, these elegant sheers are great for giving your look instant glam, and also come in a plus size alternative.

Wolford Satin Touch Tights smooth, silky and glam, these shiny 20 denier tights are a must for luxury seekers, and come in a plethora of skin tone shades!

 

 

Greater Coverage

Great for: Darker marks, varicose veins

 

If you’re after a little extra coverage to cover imperfections that may be more noticeable, the trick is to choose semi-opaque styles, ranging between 30 and 40 denier. Opting for skin tone shades will still result in a natural look! See all of our semi-opaque hosiery here.

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Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tightssilky soft and gorgeous to the touch, these 30 denier tights come in four skin tone shades, and have a slight sheen finish to add a sprinkle of luxury to your everyday looks.

Wolford Perfectly 30 Tightsgain a flawless look with these Wolford classics, complete with slight sheen, sandal toe and semi-sheer appearance. A must for those who appreciate the finer things in life!

Cette Semi Sheer XX Firm Support 70 Tights made from a 70 denier yarn but with a 30 denier appearance, these Cette tights will not only mask blemishes and veins but come with a strong level of support to alleviate all aches and pains.

 

 

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Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tightswidely considered to be the ultimate in camouflaging tights, these Wolford tights have the durability of a 40 denier yet the appearance of a 20, and have a shimmering finish that’s suitable for even the most glam of events!

Falke Pure Shine 40 Tights as shiny as the name would suggest, these luxurious tights not only create the impression of an even skin tone, but come with moisture absorbent technology to keep you feeling lovely and refreshed.

 

 

Ladies, it’s time to put your insecurities to the side and make the most of what you have. In the age of airbrushing, it’s easy to forget that the perfect legs we’re subject to on glossy magazines and catwalk shows are in fact a facade! Crave flawless looking legs? It’s easy with our coverage tights…

  

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Ask The Expert: Your hosiery questions answered!

Spending the working week surrounded by tights, I’ve amassed a fair chunk of knowledge over the years about all the different realms of the hosiery world, whether on the production side of things, technical terms, or even how to instantly spot different types of toe (yes, really!) With the colder autumn months looming, we thought it would be a great idea to put together a one stop guide that will hopefully answer the most common questions the MyTights team are asked. Haven’t found the answer to the question you’ve always wanted to know? Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer services team who will be happy to assist!

 

1. What is denier?

All tights are discussed in terms of denier, but what actually is it? Well, put simply, denier is the technical term used to describe how thick hosiery is. Referring to the weight of the yarn from which the hosiery is woven, 1 denier means that 9,000 metres of yarn weights 1 gram. Generally speaking, the lower the denier, the sheerer the appearance of the tights are. Likewise, the higher the denier, the more opaque the hosiery will be!

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2. What’s the difference between sheer and opaque hosiery?

You might have noticed that hosiery is classified as being either sheer and opaque, the difference lying in the weight of the yarn used. Sheer hosiery (usually between 10-20 denier) is finer in appearance, and thin enough for your skin to show through. Opaque hosiery on the other hand is thicker in appearance, much warmer and altogether more durable. We define opaque hosiery as being above 40 denier, with tights lying between 30-40 denier considered to be semi-opaque

 

3. What is a matte finish?

The most versatile of hosiery tends to have a matte finish. This is characterised by tights that have a completely flat look without any reflection, generally knitted from multifilament yarns which don’t reflect light. What’s more, matte hosiery won’t draw any attention to your legs, so can be worn for just about any event, regardless of whether it’s a trip to the shops or a formal event. How’s that for versatility?

 

Falke Shelina Tights - one of our favourite bare leg styles!

Falke Shelina Tights – one of our favourite bare leg styles!

4. What are the benefits of bare leg look hosiery?

You might think that wearing tights in exactly the same shade of your legs is futile, but wearing bare leg look hosiery has a host of hidden benefits. Like make up for your legs, skin tone styles give your pins a flawless finish, help in achieving an even colour and moisturised finish, and can even help you cheat your way to a sunkissed glow! What’s more, they offer some slight coverage should it be a chillier summer day, without taking away from a natural look.

 

 

 

 

5. Are footless tights the same as leggings?

Similar in appearance, the main difference between footless tights and leggings lies in the thickness. Although both are free from any material at the foot, leggings tend to be much warmer, and thick enough to be worn without the need for longer hemlines. Footless tights on the other hand tend to be less opaque, and would usually require a dress or tunic to cover up.

 

6. What’s the difference between hold ups and stay ups?

You may have seen both ‘hold ups’ and ‘stay ups’ used to describe the same style of hosiery, that is hosiery that offers a similar look to stockings, but with sticky pads rather than the inconvenience of a suspender belt. So, what is the difference? The answer is – there isn’t one! Both terms are used to describe the exact same thing – tomay-to, tomar-to!

 

7. Can I fix a snag in my tights before it becomes a ladder?

We’ve all been there – getting dressed in the morning to find our brand new tights have already snagged, it’s enough to put anyone in a bad mood! But to stop it developing into a ladder, a top yet very simple tip is to add a dab of clear nail varnish to the area. Or if you’re especially keen to prevent ladders from forming, check out our range of run resist hosiery, instead!

 

Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights: A fab fashion style!

Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights: A fab fashion style!

8. What makes fashion tights ‘fashion tights’?

Any regular visitors to the site will know that we separate some of our hosiery into a fashion category. This is generally the case when tights feature something that is considered to be a trend, be it a floral pattern, spots, diamonds, or even something as traditional as a backseams. Fashion styles will ensure you stand out from the style pack, and differ from plain opaques and sheers, which are considered to be more everyday wear.

 

9. Which hosiery brands will last me the longest?

At MyTights, we hand select our products to ensure that they all offer value for money, but there are some brands that tend to go the extra mile in terms of durability. As with all walks of life, you get what you pay for when it comes to hosiery, but my top tips for brands to invest in when you’re building a hosiery capsule are Wolford, Falke and Oroblu. That’s not to say that the brands in the more affordable end of the price bracket should be overlooked however, and I would also advise to take a look at our ladder resist styles, which are made with specialist yarns to prevent ladders from forming.

 

10. How often should I wash my tights?

We recommend to wash your hosiery after every wear, to keep it a) looking its best, and b) staying fresh. In an ideal world, washing hosiery by hand is the best solution to keeping it looking pristine, but alternatively, popping your tights in a hosiery bag and using a cool wash is an equally good method!

 

11. How should I dry my tights?

One of the worst things you can do to your hosiery is to leave it to dry near direct heat, such as a radiator. STOP IN YOUR TRACKS! Drying in extreme temperatures will damage the weave, and will likely leave your tights ready for the fashion scrapheap. The best way to dry tights is on the line, or on a drying rack placed away from any direct heat. Oh, and never iron, either!

 

12. Which denier weights are appropriate for which season?

We all know how quickly the weather can change from heatwave to washout, but generally speaking, different weights of hosiery will be more of use in specific seasons. In the winter, stick to thermal tights or opaque tights, occasionally wearing semi opaque hosiery should it be a milder day. The spring and autumn months are often subject to change, but typically you’d wear semi-opaque or sheer styles. In the summer, opt for sheer or for something extra natural – ultra sheer styles.

 

Aristoc Bodytoners Low Leg Toner Tights, one of our bestselling control top tights

Aristoc Bodytoners Low Leg Toner Tights, one of our bestselling control top tights

13. Control tights vs. Support Tights – what’s the difference?

Control top tights and support tights are similar in that they both have hidden talents, and offer a lot more than meets the eye. The fundamental difference is that control top tights help to smooth over your figure using hidden shaping zones, whereas support tights alleviate tired legs by boosting circulation, thanks to a system called graduated compression. This works by applying pressure at your ankles, which gradually travels up the leg, getting lighter as it does so. Both equally as brilliant, however!

 

 

 

14. What’s the best type of toe to wear with different footwear?

If you’re a fan of chunkier footwear styles such as winter boots and trainers, I would recommend opting for a reinforced toe, which has a thicker weave to prevent any holes from forming in the often fragile toe area. Next up on the spectrum are sandal toes, which have barely visible reinforcement, where the weave is slightly stronger across the toe, but perfect for wearing with open toed shoes.

In the summer, sheer toes are invaluable, and are common in ultra sheer tights. Sheer toes should be worn with open toed footwear as strappy sandals, as can open toed styles, which you should choose if you want a super natural look, but still want to benefit from the even skin tone offered by sheers.

 

15. What’s the difference between gusset types?

Tights can not only differ in terms of denier and toe, but in the type of gusset they use too. Tights with a cotton gusset are designed to improve comfort, fit and hygiene, and can be recognised by a white circular patch in the section where the legs join. Similar to a cotton gusset, traditional gussets also help to improve comfort and fit, but won’t aid hygiene, as they aren’t made from breathable cotton.

Not all tights will have a gusset however, with some opting to have the same fabric on the crotch as in the rest of the leg. Finally, some styles may also have an open gusset, in which there is no fabric whatsoever on the crotch, and these are great for keeping cool and refreshed in the warmer weather.

 

 

 

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Father’s Day – The MyTights Way!

Falke Airport Men's Short Socks

Falke Airport Men’s Short Socks

Where would we be without our Dad’s? Whether they’re picking us up from parties or bailing us out when we’ve spent all of our wages in the week after payday, it’s time we gave something back. And what better opportunity than on Sunday June 21st – Father’s Day! However, we all know men are notoriously hard to buy for, and we’ve often been left scratching our heads when it comes to finding the perfect gifts for our Dad’s in the past. Luckily, MyTights.com have complied a handy gift guide, with everything from funky socks through to Spanx For Men to smooth over their silhouettes. Scoring you top son or daughter points, here are our top picks:

The everyday socks

Available in a plethora of colours and made to the highest quality, the Falke Airport Short Men’s Socks are made with an impressive 60% wool for a cosy and comfortable wear every time. Perfect for the office and formal events, they come in a range of sized depending on his shoe size.

Happy Socks Paisley Men's Boxers

Happy Socks Paisley Men’s Boxers

The underwear drawer refresh

If his underwear drawer was last updated in the Noughties, give it a fashion-forward makeover with a pair of the Happy Socks Paisley Men’s Boxers with a colourful paisley print and classic boxer shape. Or if he prefers something a little more snug, they also come in briefs form!

The hidden shapewear

It’s unlikely he’ll never have worn shapewear in the past, which is why treating him to the Spanx For Men range is a must! Appearing like ordinary clothes and smoothing over his lumps and bumps, they’re made from breathable fabrics and allow for maximum movement no matter how many times he tries them out.

The summer shoe saviours

Ideal for wearing beneath trainers and low cut footwear, the Charnos Men’s Cotton Footsies (2PP) are made with 100%, come with anti-moisture properties and are just £4 for a 2 pack, leaving you change leftover to treat him to a celebratory pint or two!

Happy Socks Men's Socks Gift Box

Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box

The ultimate sock selection

Men can never have enough socks; after all they wear them everyday! If his sock drawer is full of plainer styles, give it the perfect update with the Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box, containing four pairs of combed cotton socks in a multitude of funky patterns. And thanks to the attractive gift box, you won’t have to battle with the wrapping paper, either!

Not seen the perfect gift yet? Be sure to cast your eyes over our entire Father’s Day collection!

 

 

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Flatter your Curves: Plus Size Tights

Pamela Mann 50D Plus Size Tights

Pamela Mann 50D Plus Size Tights

If there’s one thing that grates on us more than anything else, its high street stores neglecting fuller figured women. At MyTights, we firmly believe that any woman, no matter their size, shape or ethnicity, is entitled to look great and have an abundance of choice when it comes to refreshing their wardrobe. After all, curves are beautiful! Whilst you might struggle to find plus size tights in high street chains, you’ll encounter no such problem at MyTights, who have sourced a fantastic selection of fuller figured tights from all of the leading hosiery brands! Designed to accommodate dress sizes of up to a UK 32, there really is something for everyone in our collection, be it a staple pair of black opaques for everyday or a fashion-forward pair of patterned tights for a special occasion. Beautifully dressed legs await…

Taking it back to basics: opaques

If there’s one thing every woman should own, it’s a hosiery capsule; no wardrobe is complete without the basics! For a great pair of plus size opaques, the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Plus Size Tights are a must. For dress sizes up of to a UK 32, these 50 denier tights are perfect for any occasion, providing your legs with excellent coverage and available in 7 on-trend shades. Made with a back panel in the body for a better fit for your curves, they also benefit from a 3.5cm comfort waistband. Or for something a little more long-lasting, check out the Charnos Xelence 50D Plus Size Tights, which feel gorgeously soft against your skin and come with a flattering matte finish.

Charnos Xelence 15D Plus Size Tights

Charnos Xelence 15D Plus Size Tights

The sun is shining: time for sheers

With the arrival of summer, you won’t want to be overheating in opaques on balmy evenings, which is why stocking up on sheer tights should be top of your to-do list. Another member of the Xelence range, the Charnos Xelence 15D Plus Size Tights are perfect for flattering fuller figures, and come with anti-chafing panels at the top of the thighs to keep you feeling on top form all day. Or if it’s value for money you’re after, the Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP) boast a special panel for comfort, reinforcement in all the tight places and come in at just £6.50 a pack – for three pairs. Yes, really!

 

 

Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Plus Size Tights

Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Plus Size Tights

Fashionista? Tell the world

While the basics are a necessity, that doesn’t mean you should forget about your inner fashonistas. If it’s patterns that make you weak at the knees, trying out the hot trend for polkadots is a must, and what better way than with the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Plus Size Tights. Covered in dainty dots, they’re perfect for dressing up your curves and collecting the style points this season. Or how about suspender tights?  Ensuring that curvy ladies can get their hands on a sensational suspender style, grab a pair of the Pretty Polly Curves Suspender Tights.

Whatever your size, MyTights.com have it covered! Check out our entire range of plus size tights before you head off!

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Ladder Resist Tights in the eyes of… Conor Maynard?

Conor MaynardHere at MyTights HQ, we’re big fans of Radio 1 and in particular, Nick Grimshaw’s morning show. While we’re always chuckling away at his quirky take on the latest news and going-ons, yesterdays show caught our attention more than most. In potentially a radio first, an interview with pop sensation Conor Maynard lead to a discussion about none other than ladder resist tights! A slightly odd conversation admittedly; Conor was given ten seconds to reel off as much information as ladder resist tights as he could, and it’s fair to say his knowledge was lacking a little. While he gave it his best go, we’re here to clear things up and tell you everything you need to know about the fantastic world of run resist hosiery!

We all know the feeling of rushing around to get dressed in the morning, pulling on a pair of tights only to catch them on your jewellery or nails. For us, ladders are a cardinal hosiery sin, so we’re always on the hunt for a solution to this age old problem. Luckily, ladder resist tights are becoming more and more popular nowadays, with more and more brands taking advantage of the newest hosiery innovations. Made using breakthrough run resist yarns, ladder resist tights prevent a small hole from developing into ladders and snags. You might think that this means the tights might compromise on style, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, modern technology means ladder resist tights can be as sheer as a 5 denier, and enjoy the same silky soft feel as regular sheers.

Giving you greater value for money and ensuring your morning routine goes off without a glitch, here are out top 5 picks.

  1. Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

    Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

     If it’s a budget friendly option you’re after, it has to be the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights. Ensuring those hosiery nightmares don’t blight your day, these 10 denier tights use run resist yarns to create a feminine, everyday look. Oh, and most importantly, they’re just £4.95 a pair…

 

2. Bare leg looks are as popular as ever, and with the warmer weather approaching, you’ll want to enjoy that ‘no hosiery’ without having to worry about the delicate nature of your tights. The Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights are the perfect choice, made using revolutionary LYCRA® Fusion fibres for wonderful robustness.

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

3. As the name would suggest, the Oroblu No Risk Tights are quite literally indestructible. Available in four shades and standing the test of time, these 20 denier sheers make ladders a distant memory.

4. The control top version of the aforementioned Charnos tights, the Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights mean you can enjoy the same resilience and everyday look, but with a hidden control top to smooth over your problem areas. What a package!

5. For fuller figures, the Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights offer incredible value for money. Not only will they prevent any ladders or snags from ruining your look, this 3 pack of 15 denier tights are just £6.50, Framing your curves to perfection!

 

Ladders schmadders! Browse our full range of ladder resist tights before you head off!

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MyTights.com meet Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan!

As a team of hosiery enthusiasts, the MyTights.com team pride ourselves on being the very first to the scene when a new brand shakes up the hosiery market. Fresh from it’s launch on our website last week, we were delighted that the founder of Nubian Skin, Ade Hassan, took some time out of her busy schedule to chat to us this week for an exclusive Q&A session. In case you aren’t familiar yet, Nubian Skin are a revolutionary skin tone brand, creating four beautiful shades designed specifically for darker complexions. Let’s see what Ade had to say…

Ade Hassan

 

Q: What inspired you to set up Nubian Skin?

Nubian Skin was essentially born out of my own frustration.  I always wanted hosiery and lingerie that would match my skin-tone, and  after years of not being able to have a “go-to” brand to find them, I decided to start my own.

 

Q: Are you pleased with the outcome of your range?

I am incredibly pleased with how it has been received and the quality of the range.  There is so much more I’d like to do, but it’s definitely been a great start.

 

Q: What is your business philosophy?

“Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour”.  I think it’s so important for women to be able to express themselves the way they want, and fashion is a key part of doing that.  So, for me, it’s incredibly important that women of colour get to have a “bare-leg” look with tights, or not have to worry about finding a skin-tone bra to go under a sheer top.

 

Q: What are your future plans for the brand?

Well in the near term, we definitely want to expand our sizing, because that is some feedback we’ve received from customers, so we’ve taken that on board.  After that, it’s to grow sensibly and offer more products that our customers would like to see.

 

Q: What’s your hot tip for finding your perfect shade?

Well, a very wise hosiery buyer once told me, that if you have a swatch with a run in it, hold it up against your skin, if it’s hardly visible, you know that it’s a good match.  On our website, we’ve got a handy skin-tone guide, which helps match your skin-tone to different popular foundations.

 

Q: Where do you see the brand in 10 years time?

We have big plans, but I’ll have to swear you to secrecy to reveal!

 

Thanks very much, Ade! We imagine you’re more than a little bit intrigued to try the products for yourself now, so make sure you browse the Nubian skin collection before you leave.

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Introducing…Nubian Skin

nubian group

 

Self-confessed hosiery addict? If this sounds like you, you may have heard on the grapevine about the latest hosiery brand that’s been taking the market by storm. Fresh from the phenomenal media coverage of their lingerie collection in recent months, this week saw the launch of Nubian Skin to MyTights.com. And guess what… we’re the first online retailer to get our hands on it. Of course we are!

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

The brainchild of economics graduate and all round entrepreneur Ade Hassan, the collection is based around the ethos of embracing ‘a different kind of nude’. For all too long, bare leg hosiery has been aimed primarily at women with paler skin, while the needs of women with darker skin tones have been largely ignored. Frustrated by the lack of options for a ‘better than bare leg look’ in the summer months, Ade and her team decided to take action, working around the clock to create four distinct skin tone shades, specifically aimed at women of colour. The collection is based around the belief that women of all ethnicities should be able to feel sexy and confident whilst wearing hosiery. Comprising a pair of 10 denier tights and matching hold ups, both styles offer a flawless matte finish and that sought after no-hosiery look. We love!

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Hold Ups

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Hold Ups

 

We’re delighted to welcome the brand to the world of MyTights, and are excited to see what Ade and her team have up their sleeves next. Oh, and in case you were interested, we’ll be running an exclusive Q&A session with Ade later this week, so watch this space!

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Over Knee Socks: Ashley Roberts Shows Us How

Ashley Roberts

Spring; you’ve got to love it. Not only does the weather get brighter, it also means we can try out some alternatives to those thick opaque tights we lived in all winter. This year we’ve noticed a trend that the team at MyTights are pretty excited about… over the knee socks! Offering similar warmth and coverage to tights but allowing you to show off some skin, they’re the perfect option for nailing a flirty spring style. It’s not only us who are fans, either, with the recent catwalk shows featured a plethora of over the knee socks. It wasn’t just the lesser known designers either, with none other than Tommy Hilfiger himself using the look as part of his American Soccer themed show in New York.

As always, the celebrity pack are always the first to jump on to the trend, with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung and Diane Kruger all showing off their pins in a pair of late. This week, however, it was the turn of former Pussycat Girl Ashley Roberts, who stepped out Stateside in a cute 90s-esque look. Teaming a halterneck mini dress, with over the knee boots and studded boots, we loved the way her socks adding a playful twist to an otherwise grungy look. Are you a fan of her look? If you are, we have an abundance of similar styles on offer. Here’s our top 5:

Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks

Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks

Best for warmth Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks

The weather is spring is unpredictable to say the least, so to make sure you’re fully prepared for the chilly days, these snug over knee socks from Trasparenze combine a 60% wool content with a stylish ribbed finish and array of pretty colours.

Best for qualityWolford Velvet Over Knees

Our motto for creating a capsule collection is ‘invest, invest, invest’. For something that will stand the test of time and be on hand for springs to come, it’s got to be the Wolford Velvet Over Knees, with their luxurious velvet yarn and 50 denier base that’s perfect for this time of year.

Best for partiesPretty Polly Sparkle Rib Over the Knee Socks

Over knee socks aren’t just reserved for the day! They also make for a flirty accessory to your party dresses. This season, add a new dimension to your trusty LBD in these sparkly socks from Pretty Polly. Covered in a subtle gold glittery effect, they’ll catch the light and crown you best dressed at the party!

Oroblu Lysette Over Knees

Oroblu Lysette Over Knees

Best for everyday wearPamela Mann Over Knee Socks

For a pair that you can rely on every day, the Pamela Mann Over Knee Socks are a must. Keeping you warm and with a soft velvety feel, they’ll become your go-to item. Oh, and they’re super purse-friendly too – you can’t argue with that.

Best for ribbedOroblu Lysette Over Knees

New for SS15, Oroblu have put their own spin on a classic style with these gorgeous over knee socks. Available in three shades, the stylish ribbed finish is perfect for adding texture to your look, while the chunky tops add a preppy touch.

We think you look great, Ashley! Be sure to check out our entire range of over knee socks.

 

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Plus Size Fashion: Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

Well, Meghan Trainor said it herself… she’s bringing booty back. So if you’re all about that bass, taking a look at our range of Plus Size Hosiery is a must! At MyTights, we cater to every size and shape so you’ll always leave feeling satisfied. To find just the tights you’re looking for, we’ve taken the liberty to put together a top 5 of all our favourite curvaceous styles.

Pretty Polly Curves Nylon Tights

Pretty Polly Curves Nylon Tights

 Number 1: Subtly Sheer

With spring rolling in, what better way to celebrate than to put away the wool, and break out the sheers. The Pretty Polly Curves Nylon Tights have a nice light 10 denier and offer a glossy look with a fit that will hug your curves with perfection. For more from this bestselling brand, see the whole Pretty Polly Curve Collection.

Number 2: The Semi-Opaque Look

The Charnos Xelence 30D Plus Size Tights are just the combination of comfort and coverage. These tights were made to fit you every inch of the way with a soft touchable feel. Even better, the unique pinch free waistband will have you feeling like these tights were custom made just for your body.

Cette Dublin Plus Size Tights

Cette Dublin Plus Size Tights

Number 3:Classic Opaques

If it’s a thicker pair of tights you need, try the Cette Dublin Plus Size Tights for a soft and luxurious satin finish. With a durable 60 denier, you will find these tights to be an undeniable staple of your wardrobe. With a large array of colours and sizes ranging through 4XL, you can’t go wrong.

Number 4: Burst of Colour

Need a burst of colour? You can count on the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Plus Size Tights every step of the way. With their amazing value, add a few colours and make your wardrobe springtime ready.

Le Borget Essential 15 Stockings

Le Borget Essential 15 Stockings

Number 5: Bold with Patterns

Last, but certainly not least, try the glamorous Le Bourget Essential 15 Stockings for a pinch of pattern and a lot of class. These sheer stockings are straight out of Paris, designed with a delicate scalloped trim, and with luxurious lace tops. Who said plus size fashion was all abut function?

From  your wardrobe staples to your luxury hosiery, MyTights is here to make sure your curves get just the attention they deserve. If these five picks weren’t exactly what you were looking for, check out the entire Fuller Figure Collection for a variety that will be  sure to please. And remember, “Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.” Thanks for helping us bring back curves Meghan Trainor!

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Never-ending pins? No problem!

Charnos Run Resist Tights

Charnos Run Resist Tights

We often get queries from customers who have always struggled to find tights to fit their leggy frame. If you are lucky enough to have never-ending pins, the good news is that there are a host of options for you when it comes to hosiery. MyTights believe that beauty comes in all sizes, and so in our bid to stock tights for every body shape and type, we’ve scoured the leading brands to find tights that can accommodate an extra tall frame. Designed for woman up to the heady heights of 6’2, our range of extra tall tights means that a fashionable legwear look is only ever a click away. Here are our top picks!

Sheer Tights: Perfect for the warmer weather, sheer tights give your legs a little coverage and warmth, yet create a natural look that style queen Kate Middleton loves. A great choice for taller frames are the Charnos Run Resist Tights, which as well as creating classic everyday look, have been made with specialist yarns to prevent any ladders or snags from forming. And all for £4.75 a pair – talk about value!

 

Levante Fishnet Tights

Levante Fishnet Tights

Opaque Tights: Classic opaques are a necessity for every woman. Warm, stylish and the most versatile legwear around, there really isn’t an occasion where they won’t work. For a great pair, we recommend the fantastic Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, with their 70 denier weight and shiny finish that adds a little shine to any look.

Fashion Tights: it’s not all about the functionality! Mix up your wardrobe with the Levante Fishnet Tights, with their classic net design and matte finish. As great for jazzing up an evening dress as they are for the office, they can be enjoyed by women up to a height of 6’1.

Extra Benefits:  Treat yourself to some tights that work a little harder than the norm; our favourites are the Levante Relax Firm Support Tights, not only giving you an elegant sheer look, but also working to tame your lumps and bumps AND spell an end to jaded and achey legs. They deserve a medal!

Check out our complete range of extra tall tights before you leave!

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