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Embrace Your Opaques: Why Bare Legs in Winter Are a No

Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights

Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights

After months of cutting back on the carbs and ensuring our pins are hair-free and beautifully moisturised, winter is finally here. At last – time to lean back, reach for the biscuit tin and embrace our opaque tights, right? Well, if the recent legwear choices of high-profile celebrities are anything to go by, wrong. It would seem that winter warming opaques and wool tights are out, in favour of natural bare legs, with The Daily Mail reporting that the likes of Victoria Beckham and Suki Waterhouse at the forefront of this, quite frankly, ludicrous trend. The MyTights team have been shaking their heads in disbelief ever since hearing rumours of this fad. Sure, bare legs are fine for A-list celebrities with a chauffeur on standby and the money to spend on daily trips to the beauty salon. But what about us normal folk who crave warm legs on our commute to the office? And why wouldn’t we want to take advantage of the wonderfully chic winter legwear on offer? To convince you all that wrapping up warm is the way to go, we’ve compiled a list of the most stylish thick and winter tights around!

  1. Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights – at their best teamed with denim shorts and a cable knit jumper, these stylish matte tights are available in a range of hot colours and have a 55% wool composition, for the toastiest pins around. So on-trend that Cara Delevigne was recently seen on the front cover of Harper’s Bazaar in a similar pair! Well, if I must…
  2. Oroblu Miracle Tights – cute plaid print meets winter warmer with these 80 denier fashion tights from Oroblu. Ideal for jumping on board to the heritage trend, opt for these if you’re looking for cosy and stand out hosiery to take you from day to play.
  3. Wolford Zip Tights adding new dimensions to the meaning of fashion statement, these Wolford tights are a revamp of the classic Wolford De Luxe 66, given a maximum impact makeover thanks to a stunning zip embellishment that runs from the ankle to mid thigh!

    Wolford Zip Tights

    Wolford Zip Tights

 

4. Falke Pure Shine 80 Tights elegant and glam, these high shine tights from Falke are great for achieving a stand out legwear look, while     ensuring you stay warm and cosy thanks to an 80 denier finish.

How’s that for fashion, huh?

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INTERVIEW WEAR- WHY TIGHTS ARE A MUST!

There’s nothing worse than turning up for an interview and you’ve missed the attire ‘memo’. You may as well have turned up naked, and that reoccurring dream that haunted you since you were a child has just materialized. But of course, help is at hand here at MyTights.com! Here’s some guidance on how to ace that interview, and as we are judged within the first 7 seconds of meeting someone, the appearance is a pretty good place to start…

 

94% of interviewers have a negative impression on a candidate if they show up bare-legged*

Unfortunately we aren’t all blessed with naturally slender or blemish free legs, (or hot weather all year round!), and so this may not apply to many-  if Miranda Kerr and Beyoncé still invest in sheers then there’s no reason why we shouldn’t!

 

The ‘debate’…

Years ago the debate on whether women should or shouldn’t wear tights to the workplace was unheard of, and pantyhose were a woman’s best friend. Many women still live by this, and this is something candidates need to consider! Your potential employers are probably not your age so wearing tights is a must for them, and as a potential newbie you don’t want to give any of the senior team a reason to dislike you! After you’ve been hired, you can then get a feel for the company to then decided whether going bare-legged can be accepted.

 

Company culture

You may be asked to dress in business casual and if so then fretting whether you should or shouldn’t wear tights won’t be an issue. BUT don’t assume that all businesses dress this way; make sure to ask and get a full brief policy description.

 

“For women, the more skin you show, the less influence you have.”

 

 

 

So, now we’ve discovered that tights are a BIG deal in an interview (who knew?!) now all you have to do is CHOOSE a pair…

Colours are limited, as although coloured and patterned tights are ‘in’, wearing the newest AW14 trend to an interview for a financial position in a bank may not be appreciated; so for ultimate safety stick to Nude or Black tights.

 

 

 

Opaques

These 50 denier suede matt opaque tights are an essential to the winter wardrobe this season, super soft and smooth against your legs they can be worn with any fabric skirt and perfect for an interview!

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Nude sheers-

These sheers have been around since 1937 (with a few tweaks to keep them up to date with hosiery innovation, of course), so we are pretty certain that they are a good catch. These 10 denier tights are cherished for their ultra-glossy finish, and with high durability and wear you can’t go wrong!

 

Black

With a broad selection of dark colours to choose from, these glossy Wolfords will have any interviewer wishing they’ve got a pair!

 

 

 

 

 

 


*based on a survey for new interviewees

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Street Style – May ’14

We’ve all been there, thinking: “wow I love those patterned tights! But what could I wear them with?” It’s a common conundrum, being surrounded by so much choice, so it always helps to have the assistance of certain style gurus on hand. These two looks will give you plenty of inspiration for your hosiery wardrobe.

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The first of our lovely fashionistas is Gisela, while visiting New York, she took a stroll in her Pretty Polly & Patternity Bricking It Tights in 80/20 denier – what better way is there to stand out in this fashion forward city? To copy this look team these tights with denim shorts, a sleeveless NYC top, a scarlet satchel and ankle boots.

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If you’re a huge fan of the Big Apple then why not also check out the New York Skyline Tights from Pamela Mann in 50/20 denier. These fashion tights put a fun twist on that mock suspender style by including motifs of famous New York landmarks on the tops.

 

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Now take a look at the fabulous competition winner Jane Postlethwaite in her animal print tights and matching burgundy ensemble complete with gold shoes. Burgundy, gold and tan all compliment each other beautifully while the animal print tights go seamlessly with her patterned scarf for a matchy-matchy style. For a similar look, combine the Jonathan Aston Wild Tights in 20 denier along with a patterned oxblood red and metallic skirt, plain shirt and burgundy scarf. Alternatively go for the Trasparenze Adventure Tights in 100 denier with their chic panel design featuring half black opaques and half animal print for a flattering take on this fierce style.

We hope that you have found inspiration for new ensembles to go along with your patterned tights!

 

 

 

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What MyTights Wore 23.05.14

Plenty of semi-opaque and opaque tights this week as the weather took a turn for the worse! If you’re looking to keep warm in the windy weather then here are some ideas for how to style those all-important ensembles.
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Looking lovely in monochrome, Hannah styles her Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights with a black and white dress and black ballerina pumps.

 

Chantel+Emma Black Opaque Tights

Chantel and Emma both style their jumpers, red skirts and boots with opaque tights, Chantel opts for the Aristoc 80 Denier Microfibre Tights and Emma wears the Falke Pure Matt 50D Opaque Tights. A bright red skirt is best paired with black opaque tights so you can avoid colour clashes.

 

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Wearing the Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights with a plaid skirt,white top and black leather boots, Laura nails office chic. To steal this style team a tartan kilt with knee high boots, a white silk blouse and luxury black opaque tights.

Love Team MyTights’ style?  Take a peek next week to discover even more ideas on how to style those tights.

 

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What MyTights Wore 02.05.14

The advent of warmer weather means one thing in the MyTights office – sheer tights! Patterned or plain, sheer styles are perfect for the trans-seasonal weather.  Come rain or shine, they’ll always provide gorgeous coverage…

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Laura teams her floral patterned sheer tights with a short red dress, black jacket and black knee high boots. Floral tights add a touch of elegance to your outfit and they’re office-friendly to boot!

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Style your polka dot tights with a knee length skirt, camel scarf, flat shoes and long-sleeved top à la Nix for classic yet sublime style.

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Not a sun worshipper? You can still give your legs a healthy tan in sheer tights than a one shade darker than your natural skin tone. Wearing a pencil skirt, ballerina pumps and red silk top Emma rocks those sheer tights.

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What MyTights Wore – 17.04.14

We’re all excited about the upcoming Easter weekend. In the run-up to the holiday, we’ve been enjoying lots of different types of hosiery this week as well as socks!

 

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Nude fishnet tights provide a subtle yet fun look that’s suitable for every office. Laura styles her pair with a tweed jacket, jade green polo neck and matching leaf green skirt.

 

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Nix’s Jonathan Aston Iris socks match perfectly with her turquoise and white ensemble. These fashion forward socks feature two important SS14 trends: glitter and pastel pink.

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Emma breaks up a navy and light grey office outfit with the addition of blue opaque tights. Blue opaques are great for ladies who are dipping their toes into the world of coloured tights.

 

We’re hoping for some even warmer weather soon so that we can wear some sheer tights! Here at MyTights.com we hope that you all have a lovely Easter break.

 

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What MyTights Wore – 11.04.14

Spring has finally sprung and the only thing prettier than the blossoming trees outside is the sheer range of fabulous hosiery inside the MyTights office.

 

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Nix looks fabulous wearing the gorgeous Trasparenze Dorella Footless Leggings with a short chevron patterned dress and large gold hoop earrings. Follow Nix’s example and wear your mini dresses with style by matching them with leggings.

 

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Floral tights are an elegant way to embrace fashion tights. Laura wears her floral patterned tights with a pleated long-sleeved dress, slim black belt, patent black heels and statement silver necklace.

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Embracing the horizontal stripe trend, Emma teams her stripy fashion tights with black ankle boots, skater skirt and horizontal striped jumper. Mock over the knee tights that combine opaque and sheer deniers are perfect for when the weather is not quite warm enough for low denier sheer tights.

Hopefully we will have even more gorgeous weather next week, whatever happens we’ll be wearing some fabulous tights!

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What My Tights Wore – 04.04.14

If you’re looking for a smashing array of patterned tights, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. This week MyTights HQ was awash with many different fashion hosiery, from polka dot to animal print there’s a style for everyone.

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Laura teams her elegant patterned tights with an orange wrap skirt and matching black shirt, jacket and thigh high boots combination. Yet again Laura shows how fashion tights can add interest to a work ensemble.

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Showing off her fantastic tan (jealous? us?), Nix rocks her polka dot fashion tights along with a dark blue top, black mini skirt, tan shoes and gorgeous statement blue necklace.

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Krys is looking lovely in leopard print with the Trasparenze Adventure Tights, we love how she matches her opaque patterned tights with her animal print scarf! Animal print tights are great for injecting some fun into your wardrobe and you cannot hope to be the pride of the fash pack without a pair.

 

 

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What MyTights Wore – 21.03.14

A (very) mini heatwave was upon us this week so it was time to show off those pins in some gorgeous fashion tights and patterned knee highs.

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Laura teamed her elegant yet fun black and red star patterned dress with a pair of divine polka dot tights from that classic Italian brand Oroblu. Copy Laura’s style and wear the Oroblu Adelle Tights with a mid-sleeved dress to give your office look a chic update.

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Nix rocks the new Pretty Polly Spot Knee Highs from the Pretty Polly Wave Spot Knee Highs 2PP, here she shows us how layering patterned knee highs along with coloured opaque tights provides you with effortless cool and just enough warmth to see you through the Spring/Winter transition.

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For a glamorous look that’s both elegant and different, follow Suzanne’s example and match some floral patterned tights along with your favourite work dress.  Here Suzanne wears these pretty fashion tights with some chic black boots and a burgundy dress.

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Fashion Blogger Styles: 3 Different Looks

Check out the latest looks from these fantastic bloggers…

 The lovely Laura wrote a brilliant review of the Falke Pure Matt 100 in her blog – So Far So Chic. And of course in true Falke style “they never rode down, snagged or sagged.” Laura shows off the tights’ sheer to waist brief design beautifully in her chic black micro dress, proving that even with flirty hemlines no reinforced material will appear to distract from your ensemble. Steal Laura’s look by combining inky black quilted boots, black opaque tights, a black long sleeved dress, some fabulous sunnies and a matching large leather bag. This elegant style is the perfect solution to that chilly winter/spring transition allowing you to stay warm and look gorgeous at the same time.

 

Seamed tights

Check out Mary’s pins in the Jonathan Aston Contrast Seam and Heel Tights that fit right at home in the We Heart Vintage blog with their flirty scarlet seam and Cuban heel detail. For retro legs that wow, follow Mary’s example and team these stunning seamed tights with a gorgeous red vintage dress and black leather jacket. Back seams and Cuban heels aren’t just synonymous with vintage style, they’ll also work to elongate those lovely legs, while the scarlet version provides a modern update on the classic style.

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Charlotte from Lurch Hound Loves was rocking the Jonathan Aston Lurex Anklets at LFW, matching these fabulous anklets with an on-trend tartan midi-dress and cropped top combo. Metallic is set to be big next season and socks were seen all over London Fashion Week  AW14 so make sure that you stock up now. Copy Charlotte’s clever combination of on-trend pieces by rocking a baby pink satchel along with a tartan outfit worn over a top with a high neck. With so many fashion boxes ticked, it’s no wonder that her look was picked up by Company Magazine, Elle, Vogue, Grazia, Glamour, and You Magazine.

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