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Laura’s Choice: My Hosiery Drawer Staples

Having founded a hosiery company, one of the most common questions I’m asked is which tights I couldn’t live without. Whilst a thorough list of all the styles I’ve worn and liked over the years would probably equate to the length of a Dickensian novel, I’ve rounded up a collection of essentials that I turn to on a near weekly basis. Chosen for their quality, versatility and classic style, consider these my ‘desert island hosiery picks!’

 

Falke Shelina Tights

Falke Shelina Tights

Bare Leg Looks

Weather permitting, at this time of year, I try to wear bare leg hosiery as often as possible. What I love about ultra sheer hosiery is that it looks as if I’m not wearing anything on my legs at all, yet helps to even out skin tone and create a moisturised finish. Anyone who frequently visits the blog will know that my absolute favourites are the Falke Shelina Tights, thanks to their flawless 8 denier appearance and 12 denier strength. Made in 7 skin tone shades as well as classic black, I promise you that owning a pair of these will be your finest fashion choice to date. If you love to dig out strappy shoes during the summer months, they also come in a toeless variation, complete with handy toe loop to keep the style in place.

 

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Sheers

If I’m in the mood to wear something a little more noticeable on my legs but still want to stay cool, another one of my favourites are the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights. Available in an array of colours, these 13 denier tights have a silky soft finish and slight sheen that’s perfect for wearing to elegant events. If I want to add some extra luxury to my legs, the best on the market for that are the Falke Fond de Poudre Tights. Boasting a slight sheen finish and enough shades to give you an abundance of choice, they feel uber soft against your legs and have a sandal toe, so can be worn with any footwear you wish. Or if you’re on a budget, another fab choice are the Aristoc Ultra Shine Tights, which are particularly great for swankier occasions, with an extra glossy finish that adds a little panache to your look for just £6 a pair.

The next style in my hosiery capsule are hard to group, as they look like sheer tights, but are actually opaque! Before you think I’m going mad, allow me to introduce you to the Wolford Neon 40 Tights. Typically Wolford in that they really do go the extra mile and are virtually indestructible, these glossy 40 denier tights have the durability and warmth of an opaque, but appear like 20 denier sheers! Perfect for masking imperfections and working to almost camouflage your legs, these are incredibly popular and come in a host of different shades.

Fishnets

Fishnet tights are particularly on trend at the moment, and despite their open net design, can be worn all year round with some careful styling My favourites are the Trasparenze Rita Tights, which have a larger than average net for a twist on the classic style. Perfect everywhere from the workplace to the bar, they‘re available in 7 colours, ranging from the classic black through to the slightly wackier shades of  Mattone (burnt orange) and Lampone (fuchsia pink). A top tip for wearing fishnets all year round is to layer over another pair of tights: sheers for a natural look or a pair of colourful tights if you’re feeling experimental. For a brilliant selection of coloured tights, take a look at the Jonathan Aston 40D Tights, with 21 vibrant shades and a price tag that nobody could be disappointed with!

Patterns

I tend to wear less loud patterns now than I used to, but when I do, I like to opt for classic prints that have a habit of staying in fashion every season. Investing in a quality pair of fashion tights is a must, as they’re simply brilliant for updating plainer outfits. For me, the most classic print of all is polka dots, which is why I love the Adelle Tights from Italian label Oroblu. Featuring a plethora of small spots that run throughout and uninterrupted by a brief, they’re fab in that they’re understated enough to wear to the office, yet dressy enough should some impromptu after work socialising be on the cards.

 

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

Opaques

While opaques may be the last thing of your mind in the middle of the summer (even during this damp patch), having a few pairs of quality opaques to hand is an absolute must. During the autumn and winter months, one of my favourite styles are the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, with a warming 70 denier weight, beautifully shiny finish and kind of durability you’d expect from a quality brand. For dressing up, you should also take a look at the Wolford Satin de Luxe Tights, with their ultra shiny finish and subtle backseam.

Should we be unlucky enough to find ourselves in a seriously cold snap, no need to hibernate – simply grab a pair of the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights instead. Giving legs reassuring warmth the second you pull them on, these thermal tights utilise a soft plush technique that conserves heat and keeps the cold out! The other fleecy option I love are the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Tights, which feature a cosy fleeced lining and were once described by The Guardian as ‘the best thing to happen to winter since hot chocolate.’ Praise indeed!

 

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Plus Size

Shopping for tights on the high street can be a stressful task at the best of times (hence the birth of MyTights!), but it’s made worse by the fact that, even in 2015, the majority of stores seem to entirely overlook fuller figures. Motivated by our mission to find stylish hosiery for all, we’ve quite literally scoured the market to find the very best in plus size tights, hold ups and more, with styles accommodating hip sizes up to 60”. From everyday sheers through to tights that do more than meets the eye, you’ll find everything you need flatter your curves at MyTights.com…

 

Pretty Polly Curves Ladder Resist Tights

Pretty Polly Curves Ladder Resist Tights

The everyday heroes

Head turning they may not be, but where would we be without our everyday styles? Giving us a classic look without meaning we have to survive on bread and water until payday, anyone on the lookout for affordable sheers should head to the Pretty Polly Curves (XXTRA) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP). With three pairs of 15 denier tights for just £6.50 a packet, they not only offer some slight coverage in warmer weather but are made from ladder resist technology to prevent snags from developing into ladders. Should your fashion ethos be ‘glamour 24/7’, take a look at the Oroblu Magie 20 Plus Size Tights, which feature a gorgeous glossy finish for a sophisticated look that can extend into evening events if need be. If hold ups are more your cup of tea, the Levante Sheer Fantasy Stay Ups are a must, available in four shades and with luxe lace tops.

Of course, everyday hosiery isn’t all about sheers, and knowing how the British weather can switch from heatwave to washout in a matter of days, it makes sense to always have a few pairs of inexpensive opaques to hand. For dress sizes up to a UK 32, flatter your curves in the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Plus Size Tights, with a purse friendly price tag and 7 funky shades. When it comes to dressing for that ‘in-between’ weather, semi-opaque styles are the way to go, with the Charnos XeLence 50D Plus Size Tights my top choice. Specially designed for fuller figures, these opaques come in three colours and boast special anti-chafing panels to keep you feeling comfortable with every wear.

 

Pamela Mann Plus Size Fishnet Tights

Pamela Mann Plus Size Fishnet Tights

Never say no to fashion

Looking to get dressed up? A pair of fishnets is always a good idea, which brings us to the newest member of the MyTights warehouse – the Pamela Mann Plus Size Fishnet Tights. The fuller figured alternative to their regular fishnets, these tights are available in sizes ranging from 16-32 and in two classic shades. With their classic net design, they can also work to give your working wardrobe a little upgrade too, so they’re an incredibly versatile option. The mock suspenders trend has been an ever present ever since they burst on to the scene via Henry Holland a few years back, so grabbing a pair of the Pretty Polly Curves Suspender Tights makes perfect style sense, their 60/20 denier split and printed suspender straps. Also from the Curves range, make your mark on the spotty trend with the Dot Diamond Tights, with a scattering of diamonds across the entire leg and sizes up to an XXL.

 

A helping hand 

Long gone are the days where hosiery was just about keeping you warm, nowadays all of the brands are designing styles with hidden traits that most superheroes would be envious of. The success of the Aristoc Bodytoners range speaks for itself, so if you are looking for an extra helping hand to trim your figure without succumbing to a diet of spinach, head to the Opaque Toner Tights, which employ a top secret medium strength control top that works on your tum, bum and thighs.

Whether you spend 40 hours a week battling with a spreadsheet or find yourself on your feet for lengthy periods, it’s inevitable that your legs will start to feel tired and jaded. Combating lethargic legs and looking great to boot, the Levante Relax Firm Support Tights not only have a hidden control top but use graduated compression to boost circulation. There’s far less sensible (and headache inducing) ways to spend £12!

 

Falke Seidenglatt 15D Tights

Falke Seidenglatt 15D Tights

Touch of luxury

A touch of luxury never hurt anybody, and with hosiery it’s often the case that you get what you pay for. So if you are seeking a little refinement for your legs, I love the Falke Seidenglatt 15D Tights, which come in no less than shades. Suitable for hips of up to 56”, they boast a shiny finish that’s great for evening do’s and an adjustable waistband that can sit as high or low as feels right for you. Finishing off my plus size selection are the Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights, which, in true Wolford fashion feel velvety soft to the touch, and come with a 66 denier weight that’s fab for ridding your winter blues.

 

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Laura’s Choice: Hosiery Care!

Somehow, today marks the very first day of July! But unlike other British summers where we find ourselves huddling under umbrellas and desperately clinging to the radiators, we’re enjoying something of a mini-heatwave, with temperatures this week expected to top an uncomfortable 35ºC. While the bravest amongst us may see the sun as an excuse to go bare legged, many of us (myself included) will turn to sheers and ultra-sheer tights and hold ups to keep us cool while still giving our legs a little coverage. But with sheer hosiery comes the added risk of ladders and snags cropping up and ruining your favourite pair of tights. But fret not hosiery enthusiasts, for MyTights are on hand with our collection of hosiery care. From washing essentials through to ingenious storage, our collection gives your legwear all the TLC it deserves.

Stoxbox

Stoxbox

A tidy hosiery drawer, a tidy mind!

For me organisation is key, and that extends to my hosiery drawer! There’s quite simply nothing worse than needing that pair of spotty sheers that will perfect your outfit to a tee, only to find they’ve gone missing in a terrifyingly tangled web of tights. If your hosiery drawer resembles Piccadilly Circus, I can’t recommend the fantastic Stoxbox highly enough. Arriving on your doorstep in a value for money 4 pack, this genius box is a brilliant way for presenting patterned hosiery; all you need to do is insert the box into the leg of your tights and wrap the remainder into the hollow section at the back, and voila! Perfect for storing everything from spots to florals to geometrics, this clever creation saves you the hassle of scrambling around your room at 6am, and comes in an attractive curved design to boot.

Wolford Washbag

Wolford Washbag

Washing Machine Heroes

When you think of famous double acts, who springs to mind? Laurel and Hardy? Ant and Dec? Now, I may be a hosiery nut, but for me, it’s the Wolford Washbag and Wolford Wash! Ensuring that your hosiery comes out of the machine clean, fresh and most importantly intact, this duo is perfect for safeguarding expensive tights from damage during a spin cycle. Beginning with the Wolford Washbag (new and improved, FYI), who hasn’t had the problem of taking tights out of the wash to find they’ve snagged on zips or embellishments? Well not anymore ladies! Available in a small and large variety depending on how extensive your collection, this clever mesh bag keeps your favourite tights looking pristine no matter what. Carrying on the VIP treatment, the Wolford Wash is a specially developed mild detergent that keeps your hosiery smelling like a bed of roses. Suitable for both hand and machine wash, it’s gentle enough to care for even the most fragile of tights and even leaves your hosiery feeling softer against your skin. Suddenly laundry day doesn’t seem like so much of a drag…

Wolford Hosiery Gloves

Wolford Hosiery Gloves

Hosiery: handle with care!

Tights are becoming more and durable by the day, as brands discover new techniques to resist against ladders and snags. But despite their efforts, the sheerest of hosiery is still prone to becoming damaged during day to day life. A common way of catching tights is taking them on and off, whether catching on nails, watches or the diamond on your finger. In typical Wolford fashion, I introduce to you the fabulous Hosiery Gloves. With an elegant shiny finish and off white shade, simply slip on a pair of these lovely gloves before taking your tights on and off, and enjoy beautiful hosiery for time to come. An elegant solution to an age old problem: of course they come from Wolford!

A top tip before I leave you to carry on with your shopping. If you happen to catch your tights, don’t throw them in the bin in frustration, simple add a dab of nail varnish to the catch to prevent them from laddering further!

 

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Body Perfecting Hosiery!

Life: it has a habit of getting in the way, doesn’t it? Whether spending all hours at your desk or tackling the never-ending pile of ironing, there’s just never enough hours in the day for some well-earned me time. But forget fad diets and ‘miracle creams’ that do the exact opposite of what they say on tin, a brilliant way to perfect your look is with trusty hosiery! At MyTights, we believe that your legs are there to be looked after, which is why we’ve sourced the very best in body perfecting hosiery on the market. From tights that combat the curse of cellulite through to hosiery that smoothes over figures without lifting a finger, we’ve got the shortcut to body confidence covered.

 

Charnos Energising Support Tights

Charnos Energising Support Tights

Skin Perfecting Saviours

We know you already look fabulous, but if you crave a helping hand to perfect your pre-holiday skin, look no further than the Charnos Energising Support Range. Quite simply the hardest working hosiery on the market, this innovative collection not only looks great, but comes with a host of hidden features that would leave even Superwoman feeling inferior. Each of the products has been coated with a luxurious mix of Vitamin E, Sea Kelp and Shea Butter that actively moisturise your skin as you go about your daily routine. Not content with cutting your beauty regime in half, the range also helps to combat cellulite (yes, really!) through the use of compression that stimulates blood flow and prevents your legs from feeling lethargic. Who would argue with that?!

For medium support, check out the Charnos Energising Support Tights, opting for the Energising Support Knee Highs if it’s your lower legs that need pampering. Or if you require a little extra support, treat legs to the Firm Energising Support Tights.

 

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wave goodbye to imperfections: Coverage Tights

Working at a hosiery company, we’ve become accustomed to images of models with impossibly long legs and perfect skin, but we know that this isn’t a true reflection of the average woman. But instead of lamenting your imperfections, learn to love what you’ve got with our range of coverage tights! Similar to wearing make-up on your legs (just without the mess), coverage tights help to even out skin tone and mask blemishes such as scars or varicose veins.

The trick to finding coverage tights is to opt for sheers that are slightly thicker than the average (20-30 denier, ideally),  which are still sheer enough to achieve a summery look without looking like you’ve dressed for mid Feb. Top of the bill, for me, are the Wolford Neon 40 Tights. Don’t be fooled by the name; although these tights have the durability of a 40 denier, they appear like 20 denier tights, camouflaging your flaws and coming with a suitably glam glossy finish. For something a little more affordable, Italian brand Oroblu also have a great option with their Sensuel 30 Tights. Available in 7 shades and with a slight sheen for day to night versatility, these tights are virtually indestructible and will feel utterly lovely against your skin. Or for the same peace of mind but with a little extra luxury, make a beeline for the Falke Sensation Seamless 20 Tights, which come free from any seams, so you can wear figure hugging dresses to your heart’s content.

 

Aristoc Bodytoners Low Leg Toner Tights

Aristoc Bodytoners Low Leg Toner Tights

Control Top

Amongst everything else we have on our to-do list, it’s not always easy to find the time (or motivation) to exercise. If you’ve found your gym pass gathering dust, control top tights may be the perfect solution. Defining your silhouette and remaining completely hidden from outside view, control top tights appear just like any other fashion-forward hosiery, but come with secret panels to smooth over the most common problem zones. It’s an absolute must for me to point you in the direction of the Aristoc Bodytoners Range, comprising 5 pairs of tights that target different areas of your body. From the Tummy Tuck Tights for your midriff to the Low Leg Toner Tights for your tum, bum and thighs, this range of sheers is affordable, effective and should be your first port of call! For stronger control, the same name always crops up: Spanx! It’s not all about shaping suits and the like at Spanx HQ, either, as they actually also produce shaping tights. The Spanx In Power Line Super Shaping Sheers combine strong control shorts with inbuilt sheer tights – one secret we’re very happy to keep. Or for smoothing control with the quality of Wolford, head to the Wolford Individual 10 Control Top Tights, offering a high-end look that will stand the test of time. After something a little more purse-friendly? The Charnos Killer Figure Hourglass Control Tights are just the ticket with their medium control, slight sheen finish and reinforced toe.

Whatever your body insecurities, you’ll find the answer at MyTights!

Until next time…

 

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Laura’s Choice: Summer Shapewear!

While the winter months are all about hibernating and seeking solace in a hot water bottle, social calendars in the summer are jam packed. Whether attending weddings, garden parties or catching the rays in a beer garden, summer is a time to let your hair down and have some good old fashioned fun. And with all those social occasions pencilled into your diary, you’ll no doubt have been eyeing up that dress you simply HAVE to have, not to mention those heels that will probably result in a twisted ankle come midnight! But have you considered finishing off your look with some shapewear? Don’t be daunted by the ‘S’ word; it’s now discreet, comfortable and incredibly effective. With something to slot beneath any choice of outfit, the collection of summer shapewear at MyTights will ensure that no matter the occasion, your figure will always look amazing!

 

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Shaping Shorts

Target zone: tummy, rear, hips

Pros: Perfect for wearing with figure-hugging party dresses

Covering both your rear and the common problem zone at the top of the thigh (depending on height), shapewear shorts are a great option for the summer where dresses tend to be slightly less forgiving. Top of the bill are the Spanx Shape My Day Girl Shorts, stemming from the brand new Shape My Day range. Utilising the latest innovations in the world of ‘slimming and trimming’, these medium control shorts are altogether sleeker, more affordable and comfortable than styles past. Perfect for taming your tummy and lifting your rear, they’re perfect for wearing beneath party dresses, and come with a seamless waistband to remain incognito no matter how figure hugging your outfit.! Or if you want to enjoy the same shaping magic but with a feminine twist, check out the Pretty Polly Lace Shaper Short, with a chic floral lace design and purse-friendly price tag!

 

Mid Thigh Shapers

Target zone: thighs, tummy, waist, hips

Pros: Great for teaming with longer length dresses

Mid thigh shapers differ from shaping shorts in that they extend slightly further down your leg, finishing halfway between your knee and waist. While this means that the shortest of hemlines should be avoided, it’s worth it for all that extra shaping magic! The good news is that we have something to suit everyone, not least with the Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh. Using medium control to tame your lumps and bumps, this shaper reaches just beneath the braline, making it particularly valuable for anyone conscious about their stomach. Prefer something that focuses on your rear? The Ambra Killer Figure Bum Lifting Shorts could be just the ticket. Doing exactly what it says on the tin (okay, packet), these mid thigh shorts use clever pockets of fabric to lift your derrierre, whilst smoothing your hips, thighs tum AND waist. Giving you a bottom that J-Lo would covet, anything that means I can skip spinning class in the morning is a winner in my eyes!

 

 

Trinny & Susannah All In One Body Smoother

Trinny & Susannah All In One Body Smoother

Open Bust Shapers

Target zone: focusing on your tummy, up to the braline

Pros: You can wear your own bra for all the support you need!

Shapewear is all well and good, but it can be tricky for anyone with a bigger bust. If this sounds all too familiar, the answer to your woes lies in open bust shapers. Giving you the same shaping effect but designed to be worn with your own bra, these shapers also give you the opportunity to wear any type of neckline, so they’re perfect for those of you who like lower neck dresses. In my opinion, the best on the market come from (surprise, surprise) Spanx, opting for the Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Cami if you require medium control, or the Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Mid Thigh Bodysuit for something a little firmer. Retail gurus Trinny and Susannah also stock a great option with their All in One Body Smoother, which, as the name would suggest, targets all of the most common problem zones in utter secrecy.

 

Spanx In Power Line Super Shaping Sheers

Spanx In Power Line Super Shaping Sheers

Shaping Tights

Target zone: tummy, hips, thighs

Pros: Convenience!

Anyone who’s worn shapewear in the past will know that it can be a drag having to wear hosiery over the top of your shapewear. Not only can it be uncomfortable, it just makes our already lengthy getting ready process even longer! But don’t fret, as you can enjoy the smoothing prowess of shapewear with an attached hosiery leg. For fans of sheers, opt for the Spanx In Power Line Shaping Sheers, which have a 15 denier pair of tights attached to shaping shorts. They also come in a footless variation should you be a devotee to sandals or open-toed shoes. Got a little’un on the way? In typical Spanx fashion, they’ve even branched into the maternity market with the Mama Spanx Maternity Tights. With a comfort panel that sits beneath your bump, these 20 denier tights are chic, completely safe and make your expectant months that little bit more bearable (especially in the summer heatwaves!). No section of shaping tights is complete without the bestselling Aristoc Bodytoners Range. With five fabulous products designed to target different problem zones, this range is ever popular and most importantly, will keep your bank manager on side!

 

Armery

Target zone: your arms (unsurprisingly!)

Pros: Great for wearing with sleeveless dresses

Armery? What’s that we hear you say? Perfect if you’ve fallen for a sleeveless dress but don’t want to show off your arms, cover up with the Mary Portas & Charnos Ruched Cuff Armery. Sculpting your arms and banishing the dreaded ‘bingo wing effect’, these chic shapers are ideal for weddings and formal events. Whether you’re the Mother of The Bride or heading to the races, this 140 denier shaper is a must have for boosting your confidence this season.

Let’s just hope the weather behaves! Be sure to check out our whole shapewear collection before you leave!

Until next time…

 

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Laura’s Choice: Bare Leg Look!

Okay, so the sun might be hidden beneath some rather contentious looking clouds, but it’s definitely making an appearance. For the first time this year, it actually feels like summer. For most, this probably mean jugs of Pimms and underestimating your ability to burn, but at MyTights HQ it means something very different indeed: bare leg look hosiery, of course! Quite literally the way to every girl’s heart, bare leg look styles are a seriously stylish proposition of late. In fact, it was rumoured that Kate Middleton herself was wearing a pair on the steps of the Lindo Wing as she revealed Princess Charlotte to the world, although we hope for her sake they were hold ups rather than tights! Want to know more? Here’s why we love bare leg hosiery so much:

 

- They blend blemishes and imperfections, leaving your pins looking beautifully smooth and you feeling extra confident!
- No need to dig out the tanning mitt; they give legs a sunkissed glow and moisturised finish.
- For peep toe devotees, leg hosiery means you can wear strappy sandals and open toed footwear to your heart’s content.
- They provide some ever-so-slight coverage on chillier summer days (always a possibility!)

 

Can’t see the wood from the trees? Here’s our guide to bare leg look styles and how you can select the perfect pair for you.

Falke Shelina Tights

Falke Shelina Tights

Best for: an unbeatably natural look

When you’re on the lookout to add some bare leg styles to your drawer, it goes without saying that you’ll want to achieve the most natural finish possible. Cue the Falke Shelina Tights, otherwise known as my ‘can’t live without summer essentials’. I wear them all season long, and there really is nothing better on the market for giving your legs the flawless finish we all crave. 8 denier in appearance but deceptively strong (they use a 12 denier weave), they come in a plethora of skin tone shades, all of which have been specially adapted by dermatologists for the most natural look around. Who would argue with science? Another one of my favourites are the Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights, which utilise a bi-component Sideria yarn, meaning your tights will appear finer than their actual denier. Like the Shelina’s, they also come in a range of skin tone shades and also benefit from being just £6 a pair. No section of natural looking hosiery would be complete without the Charnos Simply Bare range. Available as a pair of 7 denier tights, a toeless equivalent and a pair of hold ups to boot, this 7 denier range gives a look that the Duchess of Cambridge herself would covet, without being a flash in the pan thanks to a 15 denier durability.

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

Best for: Darker Skin Tones

If there’s one thing that’s been neglected for far too long, it’s bare leg look styles for darker skin tones. Until this year, that is, when we became the very first online retailer to stock the Nubian Skin range. Fresh from media success including a mention by none other than Oprah Winfrey, Ade Hassan and her team have produced four true to skin shades designed specifically for women of colour. Available as a pair of 10 denier tights and hold ups, the range will provide your legs with a fabulously airbrushed look that you’ll adore. Or if you prefer to stick to the brands you know and love, you should also take a look at the Falke Shelina Tights in Noisette and Coffee, or the Oroblu Geo 8 Tights in Mandel, Dore and Bambi.

Best for: withstanding wear and tear

Summer can be expensive business. No longer do we stay confined to the house snuggling up by the radiator, it’s time to explore, socialise and be the jetsetter you’ve always dreamed of. So it makes sense to save some money where we can. One great way of doing that is to invest in bare leg hosiery that goes the extra mile, such as the Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights for instance. Giving the same flawless look but with LYCRA® Fusion fibres to prevent any snags or catches from developing into ladders, these are a must for any frugal hosiery fans. On a similar note, another great choice are the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Hold Ups. Beautiful on the outside but tough on the inside, these 10 denier tights come in two skin tone shades and leave ladders as a thing of the past.

Best for: swanky events

From weddings to formal parties, if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a glitzy event, you’ll want your legs looking their best. When I feel like wearing something that’s a little luxurious, I never look past the range from Wolford, especially the newest member of their clan, the Transparency Tights. Packed full of quality craftsmanship and as natural as the name would suggest, at £12 a pair they’re also very reasonable for a pair of Wolford tights. Or if 10 denier is that little bit too thick for you, I’ve always been a fan of the Individual 5 Tights, which prove that paying that little bit extra can be beneficial in the long run!

Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights

Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights

Best for: sandals and peep toe enthusiasts

If you spent an hour last night painstakingly perfecting your pedicure, showing them off in a pair of toeless tights is a must. Toeless styles are ideal for giving you the same natural look but allowing you the possibility to wear your beloved strappy sandals and open toe shoes in the process. Available in five shades, my favourites are the Falke Shelina Toeless Tights, which now feature a handy toe loop to keep the tights in place no matter what. If you’re more inclined to wear a pair of hold ups, the same toeless style can be enjoyed in the hold up equivalent, too! Toeless styles are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, and all of our favourite bare leg ranges have taken note, so I’d also advise to check out the Pretty Polly Naturals 8D Open Toe Tights, Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights and Trasparenze Tropea Toeless Tights before you leave.

Of course, it’s not always easier to know which colour will be the best match for you when buying hosiery online, so if you do have any questions or enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer services team who will be more than happy to assist.

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: MyTights Socks Style File

MT Socks Style File!

MT Socks Style File!

 

Here at MyTights HQ, we’re lucky enough to get the first glimpse of all the latest hosiery styles, fresh from the production line of the leading brands in the legwear market. But with this week seeing the arrival of June, our attention has turned away from thicker opaques and onto hosiery that’s more appropriate for the warmer temperatures, namely socks!  A far cry from being an unwanted gift from a great great aunt twice removed (or something like that), socks are emerging as a real fashion staple. Affordable, great for every season and capable of updating your whole look in a matter of seconds, the MyTights.com team thought we’d let you in on our style secrets, and show you how we’ve been decorating our feet in recent weeks!

Trasparenze Dora Wool Over Knee Socks

Trasparenze Dora Wool Over Knee Socks

Beginning with Customer Service & Operations Manager Nikki, who teamed a pair of grey knee high socks with black leather boots, and a dark grey dress. This is a fabulous example of how to wear knee high socks in a professional setting. Allowing you to reveal some skin while keeping the lower half of your legs happy, take a look at the Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks in Asfalto, rolled down for a similar look. Made with an impressive 65% cotton for a soft feel without overheating, these deliver everything you could possibly want in a knee high. Or if you’re feeling brave enough to branch out from the safety of black, white and grey, make a beeline for the Trasparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks, available in not one, not two, but 19 shades, from the basics all the way through to eye-catching hues of yellow and orange.

Jonathan Aston Pretty Petal Socks

Jonathan Aston Pretty Petal Socks

 

 

Next up we have Marketing Assistant Chantel who, armed with the knowledge that ankle socks are as popular as ever this season, opted for a fun summery ensemble. Pairing a floral pencil skirt with red Converses, for us the pièce de résistance are her frilly ankle socks, which are perfect for adding a girly touch to any look! For a similar style, opt for the Jonathan Aston Pretty Petal Sock, with an embossed floral design, attractive lilac hue and most importantly, scallop effect tops for a sweet style fix. Prefer something with a little more pattern? Be sure to check out the Jonathan Aston He Loves Me Socks, which are covered in a handwritten scroll, spelling out the famous ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ dilemma!

Now, something for the men! You might not know that MyTights.com stock a fantastic selection of men’s socks as well as women, as demonstrated by both Warehouse Assistant Jack (left) and Content Assistant Jack (right). Opting for the quirky collection from popular Swedish brand Happy Socks, Jack mark one chose to wear Happy Socks Men’s Dot Socks with casual trainers, skinny jeans and a sweater, while Jack mark two shows that patterned socks can add a splash of fun to office wear, wearing his Happy Socks Men’s Big Dot Socks with smart trousers and a pair of black brogues. If you’re keen to snap up the entire Happy Socks collection, what better way to save some cash than treating yourself to the Happy Socks Men’s Sock Gift Box, containing four pairs of combed cotton patterned socks for just £25?!

Charnos 2PP Flower and Diamond Sock

Charnos 2PP Flower and Diamond Sock

Last but not least we have Graphic Designer Jade, again choosing to add some colour to her look with some geometric socks. Wearing her patterned gems with white jeans and camel desert boots, socks like this are ideal for adding an instant style hit to everyday wear. If you’re a fan, check out the Charnos range, in particular the Charnos 2pp Flower and Diamond Socks. With one pair boasting an edgy diamond print and the other a sweet floral motif, these are perfect for keeping your feet feeling refreshed no matter the weather. Your sock drawer has never looked so fashion-forward!

Whether you swear by ankle socks or can’t bear the thought of a day without knee highs, MyTights.com have it covered. You can find our entire sock selection here.

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Wedding Season!

Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter

Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter

The wedding season is upon us! You’ve found THE dress, the best man has coiffed his speech to perfection, and your table decorations are everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Now all you need is some beautiful hosiery to match! Whether you’re the blushing bride, the hungover groom or the reluctant bridesmaid, MyTights.com have a fantastic selection of wedding hosiery to hand. From silk socks for guys through to the obligatory wedding day garter, we have just the thing to leave your legs looking their best on the special day. Now just to make sure you get to the church on time!

 

 

 

The Bride

Let’s face it, the bride is the centre of attention on every wedding day. With all eyes on your walk down the aisle, it’s vital that every inch of your look is perfect, including your hosiery! Looking for a classic bare leg look? The Wolford Transparency 10 Tights could be just the ticket. Appearing like you’ve braved bare legs, these 10 denier tights boast a beautifully natural finish and all the luxury features that Wolford are renowned for. And what’s more, with their lightweight finish, you won’t overheat no matter how long the train on your dress!

Or if you want something a little more romantic as you say your vows, check out the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Hold Ups, with a sumptuous lace effect and vintage backseam. For those of you who embrace all of the age-old traditions with gusto, the Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter is a must. Staying in place no matter how many pictures you pose for, the lace and ribbon effect makes for a fabulous finishing touch to your gown.

The Bridal Party

Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts

Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts

Upstaging the bride may be the ultimate wedding day sin, but that doesn’t mean the bridal party can’t look their best. For a rear that even bridesmaid extraordinaire Pippa Middleton would be proud of, how about trying out the Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts, which come with optional ‘butt-lets’ that slot into pockets and give your derriere a lift! For mothers of the bride, it has to be the Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights. Offering a ‘no hosiery’ look but with failsafe LYCRA® Fusion technology, your legs will not only look flawless, but remain free from ladders from the ceremony to the after-party. If your dress is on the plain side, what better way to take your style up a notch than with the elegant Oroblu Adelle Tights? Covered in an array of dainty dots, these patterned gems are not only on trend but have a sheer to waist brief, meaning any length of hemline can work.

For the guests 

Whether it’s a distant cousin or a work colleague, looking fabulous for a wedding is a must! The great thing about being a guest rather than playing a part in a wedding is that you can really experiment with different kind of hosiery to accessorize your dress. One such way to do that is with seams, and, getting into the wedding spirit, we love the Pamela Mann Love Seam Tights. These 15 denier sheers have a slender backseam culminating in the word ‘LOVE’ etched on each ankle – how romantic! Or how about opting for a pair of fishnet tights? For something a little different to the norm, make a beeline for the Charnos Honeycomb Net Tights with a fine mesh fabric resembling honeycomb itself. Another perk of being a guest is that you needn’t worry about showing yourself up on the dance floor. Heels aren’t always forgiving, so make sure your feet stay refreshed with a pair of the Levante Shoe Monkeys Foot Cushions, taking the pressure away from your feet.

The Groom

 

Falke Tiago Men's Short Socks

Falke Tiago Men’s Short Socks

Because it’s not all about the bride! Believe it or not, the groom plays a fairly big part in the day too, so it’s important they look suitably dapper. For a classic wedding day look, grab a pair of the Falke Tiago Men’s Short Socks, made with 98% cotton for a beautifully soft finish and keeping your feet cool all day long. Or if you’re the kind of guy who likes to experiment with fashion, the Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box should be your port of call. With four funky socks (spots, stripes and everything in between), the hardest part will be choosing which pair to sport on the big day.

With wedding pictures set to take pride of place on your mantelpiece, you’ll want to look as trim as possible. With that in mind, invest in the Spanx For Men range. Flattening your stomach, firming the chest and even improving your posture, simply layer beneath your suit and you’re good to go.

 

Have a fantastic day!

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Laura’s Choice – Footless and Fancy Free!

Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights

Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights

As much as a life without our opaques doesn’t bear thinking about, we can’t help but thinking that it’s high time that we switched to a more summery alternative. Footloose and fancy free, footless tights are the perfect solution. Meaning you can seek solace from the chilly mornings and show off your summer sandals at the same time, footless tights are brilliant for pulling off a relaxed daytime vibe, or adding some effortless cool to your party looks. Finer than leggings and available in every colour of the rainbow, we’re here to let you in on all of our footless style secrets to ensure your summer style goes off without a hitch…

The wallet warriors

At this time of year, most of us are busily saving for a last minute holiday in the sun, so it makes sense to save the pennies while we can. Proving that a fabulous footless style needn’t cost the earth, stocking up on the Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights is a must. Leaving you with change leftover from a fiver, these 50 denier lovelies are thick enough to cover your legs, without overheating should a summer heatwave take hold (unlikely, I know!) Wondering what the reference to 3D in the title means? Thanks to innovative elastic fibres, these footless tights have a generous stretch that will move alongside your legs, as well as adding a dash of durability and leading to a beautifully even appearance. Oh, and with 16 colours in the mix, all of your outfits can join in on the fun!

Especially for fuller figured beauties, flatter your curves in the Pamela Mann 50D Plus Size Footless Tights, again just £4.99 a pair and accommodating for dress sizes up to a UK 28-32. While we live in hope that this summer will bring some longed for warmth, they also come in an 80 denier version for the extra chilly days.

Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Footless Tights

Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Footless Tights

The secret saviours

Any of you who regularly read our blog will know we love hosiery with hidden benefits. After all, who doesn’t want as much from their money as possible? With the mercury rising, I have to point you in the direction of the Pretty Polly Coolsense Footless Tights. While you may fool the outside world into thinking these are any old pair of footless tights, they’re actually made from Nilit Breeze yarns. None the wiser? Considerably smoother and lighter than other footless styles, the innovative yarns mean that you’ll always stay at least 1◦c cooler than usual, keeping you feeling lovely refreshed – even after a mad dash for the bus! Or if the thought of tomorrow mornings spin class fills you with dread, iron out your lumps and bumps the easy way with the Spanx In Power Line Super Footless Shaper. Strong control shaping shorts with inbuilt 15 denier footless tights, your body insecurities aren’t going to hang around for much longer!

Country Kids Capri Tights

Country Kids Capri Tights

The fashion favourites

Basic styles are a key part of every wardrobe, but for events where only glamour will suffice, take a look at the Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Footless Tights. As seen on Fearne Cotton, these fabulous footless tights are covered in shimmering glitter. Packed full of wow factor and destined for parties, your inner disco diva can choose between silver and gold sparkle depending on your style preference.

Paying homage to the trend for patterns and prints, another of my top picks are the Trasparenze Graphium Leggings. Coming in at a 40 denier, these decorative leggings are covered in an ornamental paisley print to rack up the style points. Or if you’re forever falling under the charms of lace, opt for the Oroblu Sherry Leggings, new for SS15 and coming with a sumptuous floral lace effect against a tulle base.

Does coloured hosiery makes you go weak at the knees? Stocking up on the Trasparenze Dorella Footless Leggings is a must. Whether you wow in white or thrill in fuchsia pink, these 70 denier leggings are perfect for pairing with summer tunics and brightening your look. If you don’t want your daughter to be green with envy, treat her to the Country Kids Capri Tights, with 10 summery shades and sizes ranging from 3 years all the way up to 11.

Footless styles are chic, effortless and ready to kickstart your summer wardrobe. Now, if only locating my summery sandals was this easy…

Our full range of footless styles are worth a look!

 

 

 

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Laura’s Choice: Top 10 Sheers!

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights - Berry

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights – Berry

When you think of summer, what springs to mind? A jug of Pimms?  Warm evenings? How about trips to the seaside? At MyTights, the arrival of the summer weather means one thing and one thing only; sheer tights! Typically 20 denier or less, sheer tights are perfect for when you don’t want to expose a bare leg but the temperature is too high to wear thicker opaque hosiery. From nude to black and in a variety of finishes, MyTights.com have an incredible array of sheer tights to get you through the summer months in style. Need a helping hand? In no particular order, here are our top 10 sensational sheers…

1. Beginning with the newest addition to the MyTights team, I simply have to mention the Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights. If you haven’t heard about these yet, that’s set to end soon! Specifically designed for darker skin tones (and the first of its kind), these 10 denier sheers have a beautifully natural finish and the choice of 4 shades, meaning each and every one of our customers can enjoy a bare leg look.

2. On a similar note, no round-up of summer hosiery would be complete without, in my eyes, the ultimate in the world of bare leg look tights. Consistently one of our bestsellers, the Falke Shelina Tights offer the appearance of an 8 denier tight, but with the robustness of a 12 denier. Boasting a slight sheen to create a flawless finish, take your pick from no less than 8 shades, all of which have been created with the help of dermatologists.

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

3. If a day without a pair of peep toe shoes is too much to bear, the Shelina range has spread its wings to create the Falke Shelina Toeless Tights, completely open at the toe and even coming with a handy toe loop to keep the style in place. Best book that pedicure!

4. Want tights that offer a little more? Opt for the Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights, with all the elegance of sheers you know and love but with top secret superhero properties. Streamlining over your lumps and bumps with their inbuilt medium control top, these 10 denier gems are also made from run resist yarns to keep snags at bay. Ladders? What ladders!

5. For some everyday high gloss glamour, it has to be the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights. Perennially popular, these sheers have a shiny finish that oozes luxury, and a sandal toe to mean you enjoy peace of mind without having to limit yourself in terms of footwear. Oh, and all that for just £6 a pair – it’s a win, win situation!

6. One of my ‘go-to’ hosiery choices, I’ve always been a huge fan of the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights. Not only are they virtually indestructible, these 13 denier tights have a flattering slight sheen and even better, are available in 9 beautiful shades. As somebody who’s tried hundreds if not thousands of tights in my time, believe me when I say stocking up on these is a must.

7. When you feel the need to treat your legs to something a little special, my top pick are the Wolford Individual 10 Tights. Admittedly, they may be more expensive than some of the other options in this round-up, but the quality speaks for itself. Exquisitely soft to the touch and bound to last you not only this summer but summers to come, they come with a flattering matte finish meaning you can wear them 24/7.

Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights

Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights

8. For something ultra-sheer, why not take a look at the Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights? As the name would suggest, these elegant sheers have a 5 denier (yes, 5!) appearance for a flawless ‘no hosiery look’, all the while benefitting from the durability of a 15 denier thanks to the wonders of Sideria yarns from Japan.

9. Forever feeling the effects of a busy day? You’re not alone, and while you may be under the impression that support tights are frumpy by nature, the Charnos Energising Support Tights are bound to change your opinion. Gorgeous matte sheers with a medium support level, they’ll not only soothe your aching legs but improve the appearance of your skin tone thanks to a luxurious mix of Vitamin E, Sea Kelp and Shea Butter!

10. Last but not least, what’s life without a splash of colour? The Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights combine a classic 15 denier look with the choice of 21 shades. From black, to white, all the way through to funky fuchsia, these affordable sheers will brighten up your wardrobe in seconds. What’s not to love?

Not seen the eprfect pair for you? Browse all of our sheer styles?

Until next time…

 

 

 

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