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MyTights: Your One Stop Christmas Shop


Lights glisten in the city streets, Christmas trees fill shops, and the sound of Christmas carols can be heard just about anywhere. Christmas is officially here! It is time to start thinking about stocking fillers, gifts for your loved ones, and the perfect holiday outfit. MyTights is your one stop holiday shop. Here are our top five favourite items from our Christmas Shop!

  1. Pretty Polly Snowflake Gift Box

    Pretty Polly Snowflake Gift Box

    Pretty Polly Snowflakes Tights are perfect for Christmas fun and can even be worn throughout the winter, once Christmas is over. These black tights with festive, glitter snowflakes that vary in size make it the perfect pair of tights to be worn with heels or boots. Give these tights a try and be the talk of the party!

  2. Country Kids Sparkly Footless Tights will
    Children's Footless Tights

    Children’s Footless Tights

    make your daughter shine at every holiday event! Coming in silver, black, and gold the possibilities are endless for little fashionistas. These are tights that she’ll love wearing and you will be happy to buy at an affordable price of £9.95. These tights are a must for every sparkle loving little girl this holiday season.

  3.  Pretty Polly Santa Socks are perfect for 10157-pretty-polly-santa-sockslazy, winter days or days just before       Christmas spent cooking and preparing for the festivities.  These socks are also perfect stuffing fillers and are sure to put a smile on the face of whoever is the lucky recipient. These socks are stylish, cute, comfy, and the perfect way to celebrate Christmas!
  4. Men can’t be forgotten about this Christmas! Happy Socks Men’s Christmas Gift Box is the perfect gift for the most important men in your
    Men's Happy Socks

    Men’s Happy Socks

    life. The box features three pairs of patterned, festive socks. Help get your favourite men in the holiday spirit this season with Happy Socks

  5. Pamela Mann Fairisle Printed Tights are a must have this holiday season. With bands of adorable reindeers and snowflakes, these fairisle-printed-tights_2opaque tights are a wonderful addition to a stylish winter wardrobe. Festive and cosy, these tights are sure to be a favourite this season.


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Q&A Session with Hosiery For Men!

We caught up with popular male hosiery blog ‘Hosiery For Men’ to get his thoughts on the world of male hosiery!

Why did you start wearing tights?

I first wore tights when I was asked to wear them for a school Shakespeare production when I was 14. I recall that they were opaque and dark green. I was amazed at how comfortable they were and unlike any clothing that I had worn previously.

I did feel that this was probably I should keep to myself at that stage, as I grew up at a time when if any boys were ‘different’ in any way at school they might be bullied..

But from that time on I became interested in wearing them more. I didn’t get that many opportunities when I was younger, but later on I started to buy pairs from myself. I experimented with different brands and styles (sheer, opaque, support etc) until I found what I liked.

It did feel somewhat lonely at first as in those days there were not many men wearing tights openly or admitting that they liked wearing them. Of course men wearing tights were visible in obvious places like theatre and dance, but not as a practical, every day item of clothing.

I think the breakthrough for me was in the early 1990s, when the upmarket tights brand Wolford made and marketed a style of black opaque tights for men. They called them ‘waist socks’, rather than tights (probably for marketing reasons). They got quite a lot of media coverage at the time and I actually remember going to the Wolford flagship store in Bond Street and trying to buy them but they didn’t yet have them in stock. I wish I had gone back as those tights are a very rare collector’s item now!

But with the internet, I have found that there were very large numbers of guys that were wearing tights and almost all the leading tights retailers, such as My Tights, were starting to cater for them.


Did it affect your confidence when you first started to wear them out?

Well, at first I was quite wary of sharing this preference with anyone, for fear of stigma etc. But actually those demons are just in one’s own head really. I have always worn them under trousers, and wear occasionally with shorts. Although I know there are some men who are very open about wearing them with shorts and this is also a look that many leading fashion designers have been developing.

I used to be worried that someone would notice, so used to always wear socks over them, Now I don’t bother if anybody notices whether I am wearing opaque tights or sheers.

I feel very confident wearing them now and in cold weather the feeling is wonderful. They seem to have this ability to warm the whole body.


What issues do you have when choosing tights for yourself, such as sizing, fit etc?

I have learned a great deal from buying different brands and styles, and also from testing the samples that I am sent for the Hosiery For Men blog that I write. Good quality sizing information is essential for men buying tights for themselves. We tend to be taller and of course have a different anatomy, particularly in certain areas! In general I look for tights that are available in a wider range of sizes and avoid one-size sizing as that almost always doesn’t work out well. I look for sizing that caters for 5’10″ and taller. Another key factor is whether the brief/panty has good depth – low-rise waists are not good for most men. They need tights that can comfortably stretch above the waist. Not all women’s brands do that. Plus size ranges often have good potential.

I particularly look for quality fabric and tights that are going to wear well and not ladder very easily, probably because we expect more wear from them, and we may not always handle them as carefully as women.

I also look at the Lycra/Elastane content in the fabric as that is a key factor in getting a good fit.


What styles and brands do you like?

I prefer the better quality and slightly more expensive brands. Basically when it comes to buying hosiery, you do get what you pay for. My preferences include Falke, Wolford, Aristoc and Cette. You pay a bit more for some of these brands but it’s worth it for the quality and how much wear you get from the tights.

Falke, in particular, are really superb. Every product they bring out seems to have been carefully designed and developed. The range of sizing is excellent and the XL sizes always fit me perfectly. They use premium yarns and their tights always make your legs feel amazing. I love their Pure Matt 100 tights in really cold weather. The Pure Matt 50 tights are also great when it is cool. The Falke Cotton Touch tights are another favourite of mine, as they are so comfortable and the fabric breathes well. The Falke Pure Matt 20 tights are a great premium sheer tight and seem to last for ever if you look after them.

Falke used to make men’s tights also. They know that their products are popular with men across Europe but I am convinced that they now design their ranges to be unisex.


Why are tights a good idea for guys as well as women? What advantages do they have for men?

Well tights were invented by men so they have never really not been a good idea for us. Firstly they are practical for keeping your legs warm and healthy. Secondly they can provide support for the legs and circulation for men who work outside or who work standing up for long periods. Tights are very beneficial for men with leg cramps or circulation problems. Finally, they simply feel great. I can’t see why only women should be able to enjoy the benefits of wearing tights.


How do you like to style your tights?

I like opaque tights more than anything in dark colours such as black, brown and blue. I don’t really have a style as such as I wear them under trousers and jeans. But I do try and match the shade with the shoes or boots, and trousers I am wearing. I quite like argyle, ribbed and diamond styles as well. Thick black opaque tights look just like socks unless they have a shine to them.

I also like sheer and semi-sheer tights when it’s not very cold. They feel great under trousers, especially if they have a slight sheen to them.


What have been your experiences when buying tights for yourself?

My experiences, to be honest, have only been positive. A couple of times, sales assistants have assumed that I was buying the tights for someone else until I told them they were for me! Occasionally that has been met with surprise, but usually people have been really professional and helpful. I think that is because it is less unusual than people might think. One of the best experiences I had was in Harrods in London, who have an extensive range of Falke hosiery. The assistant talked me through the range and based her recommendations on her expertise and experience. That was the first time I tried the Falke Pure Matt 100 tights.

Of course, it is easy to but tights online now. My Tights, for example, has a huge range of brands and styles to choose from. This makes it so much easier to choose what you need. The selection is much more extensive than any high street store can offer.

To me it’s been such a positive development that there is such a great selection of tights available online now. There always seem to be new styles and brands to try. From a quality perspective, tights now are the best they have ever been. With modern technology and great fabrics, it is much easier for men to find great quality tights with good fit. My advice is to go for quality brands and you won’t be disappointed.

Shop our tights for men before you leave!


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The Million Dollar Question?



I don’t know about you but once the cold weather rolls around I am often asking myself as well as friends, when is it acceptable to start wearing black tights?  My fear is that once the black tights come out, the warm weather is finished. And it seems we’re not the only ones who ask ourselves the same question, with a recent article in The Guardian discussing the million dollar question at length. In fact, the topic of wearing black tights is so contested that it brings realms of class, money and age in to the mix!  It claims that many women choose to go barelegged because it resembles a youthful look; a  luxury that illustrates you have the funds to provide warm, private transportation.  But come on: bare leg tights in the height of January? It’s time to start embracing black opaques for what they are: a) fashion staples and b) WARM! Want to try some out? Take a look at the top 5 black opaques at MyTights!

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

  1. The Falke Warm Deluxe Tights are a great option for a chilly day.  These thermal tights are made using 400 needles, designed to conserve heat, and offer great value for your money.
  2. Smooth over your body insecurities in an instant with the Aristoc Bodytoners Opaque Toner Tights, using a medium level control top.
  3. Looking for tights for the upcoming holidays? The Pretty Polly 100D Velvet Opaque Tights are a true treat for the legs.
  4. The Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights  are a reasonable price, high quality product for every day wear.  They’re the ideal accompaniment to your work wardrobe!
  5. Looking for something to keep you snuggly and warm on a cold day? The Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights are opaque with ultra-thick fleece lining guaranteed to keep you cosy!


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Falke Leg Aesthetics: A Guide

Falke Shaping Panty 15D Tights

Falke Shaping Panty 15D Tights

Between slogging away at your desk, the school run, or spending what feels like an eternity standing on the tube, there’s rarely any time to look after number one. Cue the amazing Leg Aesthetics range from German brand Falke, all of which are designed to make day to day life that little bit easier. The range is split into three different collections: Shaping, made with clever control tops to iron out lumps and bumps; Vitalizer, employing medium strength compression to eradicate tired pins; and Energizer, again helping to combat lethargic legs but offering a stronger compression factor. But as with other ‘techy tights’, it can be difficult to know what all the jargon means, so I thought it would be useful to round up the ranges and make it crystal clear what each collection can offer you.


Giving your figure a defined shape and smoothing out problem zones, the Shaping range benefits from invisible shaping effect tops, discreetly flattening the stomach whilst ironing out your hips. Working alongside the shaping top, you’ll also find a shaping effect panty that targets the bottom and thighs. You’d be forgiven for thinking that a shaping effect might be uncomfortable and give you that dreaded ‘squeezing’ feeling, but fret not, for Falke have ensured all-day comfort thanks to innovative materials that caress the leg without constricting it. If you’re a fan of sheer tights, check out the Falke Shaping Panty 15D Tights, opting for the 20D alternative if you’re after something a little thicker. Or if you’re ready to wrap up warm and embrace the winter, the Shaping Panty 50D Tights are for you, keeping you snug without being thick enough to leave you melting once you reach the safety of the office!


Next up is the Vitalizer range, which is brilliant if you often find yourself cursing your aching legs come the end of the day. This collection uses a medium strength pressure distribution, so is a great place to start if you have relatively little experience in wearing support tights. The magic works by applying gentle pressure to the legs, which in turn sends blood pumping around your arteries and veins to prevent legs from feeling heavy and tired. Leaving your legs full of vitality, they’re perfect for anyone who regularly embarks on long haul journeys, as well as anyone who spends long periods of time stationary or on your feet. Oh, and they’ve also thrown in a shaping effect for good measure! If it’s sheer tights you prefer, the Vitalizer 20D Tights should be your port of call. For something a little more cosy, take a look at the 40D alternative. But don’t worry about missing out if you’re not a fan of wearing tights altogether, the Vitalizer 20D Knee Highs offer the same benefits and can be worn beneath work trousers or jeans!


Falke Leg Energizer 50D Knee Highs


If you’re accustomed to wearing support hosiery and require a stronger control factor, this is where the Energizer range comes into its own. With an added impact of arteries and veins, the range will actively energize and stimulate your legs, increasing your mobility and benefitting from a shaping effect for slender looking legs. Again, Falke have catered for every preference, with two pairs of tights, one in a 30D and the other in a 50D depending on the weather, as well as two pairs of knee high socks (predictably also in a 30D and 50D).

Chic, functional and leaving your legs looking great from the inside out – what are you waiting for?

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The perfect tights formula?

Is it too cold for sheers? Or will I be chilly come the evening? Maybe I should pack a spare pair of opaques in my bag just in case? Sound familiar? Knowing what to wear on your legs depending on the weather is the age old fashion dilemma, but one Nottingham based scientist thinks he’s cracked it when it comes to choosing the perfect pair.

Dr James Hind, a researcher at Nottingham Trent University has devised a (quite frankly confusing) formula as to the most suitable thickness to wear in differing weather conditions. Stemming from his time wearing tights as part of a Robin Hood production, the scientist undertook a study monitoring wind speed and temperature to provide the following equation…



Hmm, we’re sure what Dr Hind is saying makes perfect sense to him, but it doesn’t account for the fact that British weather can switch between all four seasons in any given day! We do agree with some of his sentiments though, namely that thick opaque tights are perfect for the winter months… although wasn’t that obvious anyway?

Want to put his calculations to the test? Shop our whole range of tights before you head off >

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September – time for semi-opaques!

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Started to pack away your sheers? We don’t know about you, but we’ve noticed the temperatures have almost dropped overnight as we make the transition to autumn. While this does mean the end of bare legs, sandals and sun hats, there is one perk to the change in the season – and that’s semi opaque tights! Thick enough to protect your legs from that early morning chill but thin enough to mean you won’t be a flustered mess by the time you reach the office, semi opaques are the perfect choice for this tricky is it summer/is it autumn period! What’s more, they look great too, so it’s a win-win. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite semi opaque tights to wear across the autumn period.

One perk of semi-opaque deniers is that they’re great for covering over blemishes or skin imperfections. If this sounds like something for you, the very best on the market are the Wolford Neon 40 Tights, which will appear like a 20 denier, but have the coverage and durability of a 40! What’s more, they have a lovely shiny finish to give your looks a dash of glamour. Or if you prefer something a little more understated, the Austrian brand have a matte semi opaque too, in the Wolford Perfectly 30 Tights – ideal for the office!

Aristoc 30D Opaque Tights

Aristoc 30D Opaque Tights

If you’re on the budget, turn your attention to the Pretty Polly 40D Silk Finish Tights, which come two per pack and have an elegant slight sheen that’s perfect for wearing day or night. And at just £5 a pack, they’ll leave change leftover for a Friday night drink! For something in the mid price points, our favourites are the Sensuel 30 Tights from Oroblu. Not only are they available in a host of shades, but they’re virtually indestructible, so will last across the season. In a similar vein, be sure to also check out the 30D Opaque Tights from Aristoc, which feel far more luxurious than their price tag would suggest!

Take a look at all our semi opaque tights before you head off…

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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:



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.




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.



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.





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!










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, 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, have it covered! Check out our entire range of plus size tights before you head off!

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