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CHOOSING THE RIGHT PAIR OF BLACK TIGHTS

A pair of black tights… Sounds pretty simple, right?

WRONG…

 

Black tights have always been apparent in the fashion world, bringing versatility to those colder winter nights out as well as work wear, and the bonus is they go with any type of footwear.  The only problem is, there are so many to choose from – with SO many styles to choose from we can understand why you would get confused; but don‘t worry we’ve simplified the options for you to find a pair that suit you (and the weather)!

 

Sheer

With the choice of ‘barely black’ from the colour options, these sheers are a light (10) denier and are a customer favourite with an ultra glossy finish and flattering fit!

 

Semi-opaque

These flattering semi-opaques live up to the Wolford name, and are ideal for work with comfort and durability as a main aspect.

 

Opaque

These Wolford Velvet de Luxe 66 denier tights have a gorgeous smooth matte finish, and they are made from a velvety yarn for a soft and luxurious feel. These luxury tights are perfect for winter!

 

Support

These support tights are perfect for aching pins and sore ankles! Invista tried and tested, the Firm Energising Support Tights have a Factor 6 support for your thighs, a Factor 9 for your calves and a strong Factor 12 for around the ankles.

 

Fit shaping

Don’t quite have the time to hit the gym? These fit shaping tights not only flatten tummies and firm up hips, thighs and bums but their unique resistance band technology will help you burn extra calories too.

 

Cotton

Uninterrupted by a brief, the fabric remains the same thickness through for a gorgeous, even colour. Without any visible reinforcement, you have complete peace of mind that those flirty hemlines won’t expose anything.

 

Seam free

Perfect for wearing under close fitting or clingy dresses, these seamless tights ensure that there are no seams to show through your clothing.

 

Wool/thick

Made with a harmonious mix of merino wool and cotton, these will keep your warm no matter what the weather side is up to.

 

Cashmere

These thick cotton tights will keep you warm in the winter months, and the addition of cashmere and silk yarns, means they will feel gorgeous on your skin too!

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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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FISHNETS: DOS AND DON’TS

 

Tom Ford brought sexy back JT style this season with fishnet tights, so we thought we would share some of our wisdom with you so there are no excuses for any Avril circa 2002 fishnet faux pas…You’re welcome.

DO…

> Trust the designers- they know what they’re talking about. Tom Ford wasn’t the main man behind the Gucci turnaround in the late ‘90s for no reason; he knows how to style a woman. Have faith!

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> Have confidence in yourself, not just the designer. The most awkward thing to see is someone feeling uncomfortable. If you don’t feel yourself- don’t wear them!

> Less is more, remember? Why not wear fishnets underneath your trouser suit at the office with a pair of heels if you want to feel more confident but aren’t quite willing to show the whole leg.

> Try a pencil skirt with some leather boots, so your knee is the only bit of fishnet flesh on show.

> Dress yourself down in other areas:

>>For work & daytime: light lipstick, minimal make up, a pencil skirt and a blouse

>>For evenings- minimal make up – just because it’s dark doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to slap on the red lippy(!) – a tight midi skirt with a pair of boots and a light cropped jacket, or a plain coloured jersey dress.

> Wear sheer bare look tights underneath the fishnets if you want to keep warm this season. Try Falke Shelina Tights for this look, with several options to match your skin tone!

 

 

DON’T…

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> Deliberate in buying fishnets with holes in them. Unless you’re going to a fancy dress party. Even then I wouldn’t advise it.

> Wear stilettos or sky high heels- instead try a casual boot or a wedged boot.

> Do a Rihanna/Miley Cyrus and wear fishnet and NOTHING else. You won’t pull it off and you may be arrested.

> Overestimate your coolness, bright tights underneath green fishnets don’t work for everyone, so don’t assume you’re suddenly Taylor Momsen because you’ve purchased a pair of quirky tights. Black or nude is the safest choice of colour.

> Feel like you have to convert overnight- there are plenty of options if you want to be subtle but part of the fishnet craze this autumn.Try the Charnos Honey comb fishnets- with a matte finish; these tights hold a subtle honeycomb design that decorates legs whilst giving you a comfortable and warm feel- perfect all year round!

> Think that wearing a low cut top; a mini skirt and fishnets is in fashion, it’s not. Keep it classy.

 

 

 

Why not try…

Levante fishnet tights

These pair of classic fishnets by Levante are a seasonal must-have, available in different shades and with no gusset; they are perfect to wear day and night and for any occasion.

Pamela Mann Fishnet seamed tights

 These Pamela Mann Fishnets are perfect for elongating those pins whilst giving off a flirty but flattering look. Perfect for going out or evening wear.

 

Straight from the catwalk…

One of our favourite designers Tom Ford shows us how it’s done with a coordinated office suit and a pair of simple black boots.

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

We love patterned tights! There, we said it. Patterns make it really easy to add depth to your outfit with their intricate patterns and designs.  We’ve selected a few of our favourites at the moment and here is how we wear them…

Diamond print is bold and classic, and the Charnos Diamond Stripe Tights pattern is quite visible.  For this reason, it is important to maintain uniformity with your clothing so as to not overwhelm the outfit. A single colour skirt or shorts will add the coverage you need without distracting from the diamond pattern.  Keep your shoes simple to maintain the focus on your legs.

These Pretty Polly Chevron Cable Tights add more coverage so we like to save them for foggy and rainy days.  Pair them with a white lacy dress or an eyelet skirt to keep some summer flair in your outfit.  If you want to add colour to your outfit, a colourful, lightweight scarf or bright jewellery will do the trick without confusing the ensemble.

While the Charnos Diamond Net Tights are not artwork tights, they have a  fine design that reminds me of an artist’s careful hand.  However, this pattern is what makes it so versatile for the winter and summer months.  Try pairing a pastel coloured dress with them and simple flats for a spring outfit on a cooler day.  For a bolder look, a bright coral t-shirt dress would be perfect for a summer night out.

However you choose to wear your diamond and chevron patterned leg-wear, be sure to leave a comment telling us how you did!

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Paisley print problems… Sorted!

There is nothing I enjoy more than finding a new, wacky print to add to my ever-growing collection but I often find myself struggling on how to style them. Luckily for you, after much trial and improvement on how to work this look flawlessly I am now here to spread the news. You too will be able to achieve a day to night wardrobe sensation (you’re welcome).

At the moment I am particularly taken with the Pamela Mann Paisley Net Tights because with the correct outfit they can be worn in the office or out on the town. What more could you want?!

Although these tights are black don’t be fooled into thinking that black can only be worn in the evenings. Get your office look in line by teaming these with a pastel skater skirt (we are loving turquoise/blue/teal this season) and a black button down blouse. Splashes of colour keep the tights day time appropriate but also classy enough to wear to your next meeting. Keep your footwear simple with some black pumps that don’t distract from the pattern, see our Polyvore account for more great ideas!!

To take these tights into the night it is important that you keep the rest of your outfit pattern and print free to avoid clashing or overdoing it. Less is definitely more on this occasion! We decided that these paisley lace tights look absolutely gorgeous teamed with a black panelled skater dress and black heels to accentuate those gorgeous legs. The flowing hemlines of a skater dress will ensure there is enough femininity to this jet black montage. We recommend keeping your makeup fairly natural as the paisley print is enough of a statement and the all black outfit should be kept clean and simple.

Last but certainly not least is how to style these for a casual day time look, somewhere between office appropriate and evening wear. I think these paisley tights look really stylish with a gray skater skirt and a crop top with a simple coloured jacket. This look is casual and due to the colours all being simple/pastels/ nothing too outrageous or bright, it still has the spotlight on the paisley tights.

I hope this has helped you take one pair of tights to new heights and lots of different looks! Comment below on how you would wear these paisley print tights.

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Artwork Tights

Any kind of legwear that is not all one colour can be difficult to style.  However, artwork tights definitely take the cake.  These are fun but daring, and you have to own them to make them work.  I’ve always been one to stick well within my fashion comfort zone but this trend is too fun to pass up. Here are a few prints we have been loving to style.

First up, we have the Pamela Mann Comic Strip Tights.  The bright comic book strip print is perfect for Halloween. I’m kidding, kind of.  These tights are laid back and can be paired a simple black skirt to ensure that the focus will be on your  legs.  They are perfect for casual Friday at work or an afternoon strolling around the city.

If your style is out of this world, you might want to try the Pamela Mann Galactic Sky Printed Tights.  Galaxy prints have been very in this past year and they are easy to wear with a long black tunic and plain Vans or Converse.  To dress up the look, wedge lace up booties will add just enough glam without looking out of place.

Rock and Roll is always in style, and we have got the perfect pair to for to show off your love for it.  Pamela Mann’s Skull & Roses Tights are the perfect combination of girly flair and tough rocker chick.  Pair them with black leather shorts for a fun night out and keep the party rocking.

For more artwork tights, be sure to check out MyTights.com. We have you covered… to infinity and beyond.

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World Cup Legwear!

Have you heard? The World Cup began last week in Brazil, and even though we would rather be on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, we’ll just have to make do and show off our English pride from the homeland.  In addition to any face paint you may feel the need to apply, make sure to show your support with a selection of legwear we have chosen to complete your football ensemble.

If you’re feeling especially supportive of the hosting country, try the Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights in Bosco.  Your forest green legs will let everyone know you’re ready for kick-off and the dark colour is easy to style.  If you want a lighter weight tight, try Pamela Mann’s 50 Denier Tights in Forest Green.  For the brighter side of things, try them in Mustard and pair with a light coloured dress.

If you want a look that mirrors those of the men on the field, try our Trasparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks in Olivia. These knee high socks will add a fun and youthful look to your outfit and keep in spirit with the World Cup.  Wear them with flats or heeled booties and you’re ready to take on your day, football style.

If you’re feeling more English than Brazilian, we’ve got you covered.  The Falke Cotton Touch Short Socks in Cherry Red will bring just enough to spirit and colour to your outfit to show you’re a fan yet still be fashion forward. For a bolder look, try Pamela Mann’s 80 Denier Tights in Flo Red and show your support of the England National Team.

Whether you’re truly interested in the sport or just the fashion inspired by it, be sure to check out MyTights.com and score big.

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Father’s Day!

So it’s that time of the year again, when father’s day signs and cards start to pop up all over the place as a constant reminder of the upcoming celebration.  Fear not, because whether your father is a suited and booted, slick, no-nonsense businessman or a total joker, every man needs socks . That is a fact of life.

Men generally tend to be pretty useless at replacing broken/worn down clothing so replacing his socks this Father’s day would be hugely appreciated, I have no doubts.

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We have something for everyone, from crazy colourful Happy Socks Men’s Hawaii Socks  to the luxurious Falke Silk Men’s Socks, so whether your father is more likely to be spotted glued to his seat in an office or out and about with mates, there is something for everyone!

Maybe your Dad is bored of wearing dull suits, living a colourless life? Well then these Happy Socks Men’s Big Dot Socks could be the subtle punch of colour he needs to get him to walk with pride.

Seeing as Father’s day is all about showing appreciation for our Fathers (who would have guessed!?), fetch the old man a cup of tea and allow him to put his feet up with these super comfy Falke Cuddle Pads Slipper Socks.  These are made from a blend of cotton and wool- he’ll feel like he’s walki


There is always the more traditional
option… these Falke Airport Short Men’s Socks come in a range of colours that you can’t go wrong with, and although the name could be misleading these comfy classics aren’t just for the airport.  Ideal for any guy on the go!!ng on air. And they come in a nice gift style box, making them the perfect present idea.

Fitness fanatic father? Then these Charnos Men’s Cotton Footsies ankle socks are a sporting essential, perfect for any active man.

I hope this has helped; there is no need to get frantic about Father’s day, so head to http://www.mytights.com/gb/ to find him something he will love!!

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Festival Fashion 2014

pamela-mann-floral-tattoo-tightsWith festival season fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about the newest festival trends (who are we kidding; it’s been on our mind for ages). Whatever the weather, tights or knee high socks are a festival essential!

Maybe you fancy teaming some cute shorts with wellies and a pair of simple Charnos Black Tights which are also ladder resistant  *sigh of relief*. Or perhaps you’re more of a skirt and patterned tights kind of girl? These Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights could be the ones for you . Festivals may not be the most glamorous occasions, but that isn’t an excuse to give up looking fabulous and these Pamela Mann Floral Tattoo Tights are the perfect way to bring back a touch of luxury at even the muddiest, grubbiest festivals!

We are all well aware that British weather is incredibly temperamental; we sit and pray for sunshine throughout the festival period often to have our hopes dashed as we stand drenched in a field, up to our knees in mud. With optimism in our hearts it will be too hot for tights and knee high socks are the perfect alternative! A new, super cute option of Hello Kitty Welly Socks are perfect for avoiding those oh so painful welly blisters that we have pretty much all experienced at some point.

Maybe we will be unlucky with the weather and have our sunny aspirations crushed by a big fat rain cloud, in this case every girl will need a pair of Pamela Mann Leather Look Leggings teamed with a crop top (and a rain jacket most likely!) This look has made a huge comeback with celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Taylor Momsen showing ladies all over the globe how to wear it. Everyone can rock it. Other legging options that are also festival perfection are these Transparenze City Leggings which would look great with a baggy T-shirt for that ‘chilled chic’ look everyone aspires to gain at a festival.

Finally, for those who are going to brave the weather and wear something more leg-baring than wellies a glittery pair of Jonathan Aston Lurex Ankle Socks could be just what you need to put a spring in your step.

We will keep our fingers and toes crossed for good weather…

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Rock your Interview, in Style

When you are going to an interview, the last thing you want to do is lose yourself in a boring outfit. The purpose of an interview is for the employer to get a glimpse of who YOU are and your ensemble is the perfect way to show them that! We can’t think of a better way to look professional and stylish than with a trendy pair of tights! MyTights has loads of options for every type of style that will help you feel confident and nail that interview.oroblu-jillian-patterned-tights

Preppy

If you have a preppy style, then you are already know how to dress a bit more conservatively, which is perfect for interviews! You can use your classy style to your advantage by wearing a pencil skirt with a blazer or even a modest cut dress. However, don’t forget to add the finishing touches with the Wolford Rice Dot Tights to add a bit of texture to your simple look, a neutral or even lightly coloured pair of Jonathan Aston 40d Opaque Tights for a finished look, or you can also really impress the interviewer with the Oroblu Jillian Tights.

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Edgy

With an edgy style, you are adventurous and stand out with your wardrobe, however, make sure that you still look professional. The best way to do this would be by wearing a blazer or even a pencil skirt and adding a fun pair of tights. The Pretty Polly Layered Honeycomb Tights add a unique touch to your ensemble and would even look great with a patterned chiffon shirt underneath a blazer for a contrasting patterned look. Also the Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights and Jonathan Aston Tienga Tights are very unique and guarantee that you will stand out, but remember to pair with them with professional attire.

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Glam

Every glam girl loves to accessorize and a pair of alluring tights are the perfect accessory for an interview. You already know how to make an accessory look fabulous, but remember it’s an interview so don’t go overboard. The Jonathon Aston Mimi tights and the Pamela Mann Linked Leaf Lace Tights are the perfect combination of funky and classy. The Jonathan Aston Stardust Tights are also a great option because they will add the perfect amount of sparkle to your interview and would complement a sparkly statement necklace!

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Femininity is your specialty, so adding a pair of tights to your wardrobe probably isn’t a new concept. However, you can enhance your style by adding a simple floral element to your interview with the Wolford Mimi Tights or a lace floral texture with the Jonathan Aston Rosy Tights. Also, no girly girl can resist a pair of black polka dot tights, and the Moulin Rouge Dot Tights are just that and look great with just about anything.

No matter your style, MyTights has loads of tights that will help you make a first impression that says “hire me” at your interview—but don’t forget to prepare for the questions too!

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