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Tay in Tights

Whether you are 12 or 25, male or female, you probably like Taylor Swift and if not, at least find her songs catchy. Whether you follow Taylor’s every move on Instagram and know everything about her cats or if the last Taylor song you have heard is “Teardrops on My Guitar”, you still know that Taylor is a fashion icon. Little girls strive to be the woman she is and young women pick up on her fashion trends. Here at MyTights, we absolutely love it when Taylor is spotted wearing tights! Here are some of our favourite Taylor in tights moments.

 

taylor swift colourTaylor is spotted here looking stunning in this colour block outfit. Taylor shows that coloured tights look fabulous and can make any outfit pop. From work to play, coloured tights are perfect for adding a bit of fun! Our favourite coloured tights are Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights. Coming in 22 colours, there is something for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun, flirty, and fresh! Polka dots are the perfect pattern for Taylor. All eyes are on Taylor as she keeps warm and looks elegant in the winter’s cold. This winter, get Taylor’s look with the perfect pair of polka dot tights. Our top pick for polka dot tights are Wolford Dolly Dots Tights. These tights will be the staple of your trendy winter wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taylor looks amazing and like she is ready to hit the town in her beautiful sheer knit tights. Sheer knit tights are perfect for a Christmas party or for a big night out. Charnos Heart Net Tights have more of a pattern than Taylor’s, but they are equally as adorable!

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Oh Kimye! Here’s where you went wrong…

kim-k-hold-ups-2Now we don’t know about you, but when it comes to being styled, Kanye West wouldn’t be anywhere near the top of our list. Like we needed any proof that letting your husband style you was a bad idea, Kimye this week took  it to a whole new level with their recently published photo portfolio titled Kanye, Juergen and Kim. It is reported that the Yeezus singer styled his wife for the (quite frankly bonkers) outdoor shoot – where Kim wears a nude bodysuit with black hold ups and extra tall black stilettos, sprawled over what appears to be a giant heep of dirt. Right…. Now, while we aren’t expecting anyone to run to the shops to mirror her look, Kanye might have been onto something with certain elements of her look.

 

 

Starting with her black hold ups (something we very much approve of), achieve a similar look to Kim with the Oroblu Bas Chic Up 15 Denier Hold Ups. These hold ups benefit from a chic 15 denier base, reinforced toe and give you a chic look, minus the  construction machinery, open fields, and a pile of dirt!bas-chic-hold-up spanx-tank-fullslip-main

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next is the nude bodysuit. Now we don’t want you walking out of the house with just the bodysuit on – maybe someone should have told Kanye that shapewear goes under our clothes! But as well as giving you fabulous shaping control, shaping suits can look chic when layered with pencil skirts and dresses. Go for the Spanx Trust Your Thinstincts Tank Full Slip in Nude to nail the look.

 

 

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Now it is time to fill in the missing pieces! Pair the bodysuit with a form fitting black pencil skirt and high heeled boots. Trade the star’s metallic gold brazier for a different accent item such as a gold clutch or necklace.

Now THAT’S where you went wrong, Kanye!

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Street Style

MyTights hit the streets at Oxford Circus this weekend to see what’s trending amongst the stylish shoppers. The trend right now is none other than classic black hosiery- a timeless look that’s taking a twist!

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So what’s on your legs this summer? These chic shoppers approached styling their black sheers in a smart casual black ensemble paired with loafers- how cute! It’s a great look for shopping or for the office. Want to steal their style?  Shop Jonathon Aston 40 Denier Opaque tights for this look!

 

 

 

 

 

StreetStyle-trainers2 StreetStyle-trainers1These ladies paired their sheers with shorts and trainers; what an edgy take on a classic hosiery staple.  It’s simple to put a pair of black sheers in the morning and instantly make your look more trendy. Pick up a pair of Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights in black and step up your style game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is one of our favourite looks – it follows the theme of a classic style, but is very contemporary. Black opaque tights with flats is one of the most chic looks you can model. We love the way her necklace and hair add a small pop of colour to her smart monochrome ensemble. It really goes to show how versatile black tights are in any outfit. Black opaques are a must-have, and we suggest Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights for this look!

 

One thing’s for sure: Londoners really know how to dress and MyTights can help you get the look! We love this street trend and finding new ways to style it, so post your #ootd and tag @MyTights and your outfit could appear on the blog!

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Joan Collins & Jerry Hall: Sheer Tights!

Jerry Hall + Joan Collins

Jerry Hall + Joan Collins

 

Try as they might, but the stars of today have a long way to go to replicate the timeless styles of older generations. Case in point: this fabulous photo of Joan Collins and Jerry Hall that emerged this week, posing together at the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final – that’s polo to us normal folk! Radiating Hollywood glamour and looking as youthful as ever, Jerry wore a tailored tweed suit, whilst Joan (who is 82 can you believe?!) opted for a pastel peach suit and extravagant hat. Their outfits did have one thing in common however – beautiful sheer tights! Choosing skin tone shades for a natural look and providing their pins with just a hint of coverage, the pair showed just how fabulous sheer tights are for summer events. From weddings to garden parties, here are a few of our favourite sheer sensations:

 

Wolford Sheer 15 Tights

Wolford Sheer 15 Tights

Wolford Sheer 15 Tights

From supremos of luxury Wolford, these 15 denier tights are available in four shades, and offer a natural look with their matte finish. What’s more, they have a sandal toe, keeping all you open-toes shoes a reason to celebrate!

Oroblu Magie 20 Tights

Offering your pins a polished look that’s perfect for special occasions, these 20 denier sheers have a very shiny finish that you’ll love and even better, come in 5 chic shades. Also available as a plus size version for fuller figured beauties!

Falke Matt Deluxe 20 Tights

As matte as the name would suggest, these 20 denier tights from Falke are packed full of quality features, will stand the test of time and make for the perfect capsule investment. Oh, and they’re available for sizes up to an XL!

 

Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights

Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights

Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights

Calling all colour chameleons, these 15 denier tights are perfect for brightening up your look, with 16 shades ranging from the classic to the wacky. Oh, and at just £4.10 a pair, why not stock up to have a splash of colour for every outfit?

Pretty Polly Stand Easies Tights

Summer events often means a lot of standing around mingling. Keeping your legs feeling refreshed no matter what, these Pretty Polly tights feature inbuilt light support to boost your circulation and leave you with a spring in your step – without compromising an inch on style!

Sheer tights: a wardrobe staple. Why not browse our entire selection?!

 

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The Apprentice runner-up strikes back!

You may remember last autumn that MyTights founder Laura became a small screen star for the day, appearing as a member of the panel for The Apprentice final. The would be business venture in question? Tights, of course, with finalist Bianca Miller proposing a range of sheer tights that catered to every skin tone. Whilst we were thrilled that Laura was asked to assert her hosiery know-how to help Lord Sugar make his final decision, Bianca narrowly missed out on the prize, which instead went to Mark Wright with his (far less interesting) digital marketing platform.

Impressed by how composed Bianca was in her all-important presentation, we knew that wouldn’t be the last we saw of the entrepreneur and her aptly named ‘’True Skin’’ range, and it appears we were right. This week, it was announced that, undeterred by Lord Sugar’s rejection, Bianca is attempting to gain the capital needed to kickstart her venture through crowd funding. It was also revealed that Lord Sugar hasn’t given up hope of trying his luck in the hosiery market altogether, with Bianca claiming that there has been ‘email correspondence’ between the two.

Originally conceived as a high-end product, Bianca clearly took the advice offered to her by the panel of experts seriously. Launching in October, the brand will now be aimed at a high street market, with prices starting at as little as £8.99 a pair. Promising sheer tights for every spectrum on the skin tone range, we suggest you watch this space, and we wouldn’t be too surprised to see Bianca’s name cropping up again here in the near future…

If you can’t wait that long, we already have a range of fabulous ultra-sheer and bare leg look tights to match your skin tone, including our newest brand Nubian Skin, with four distinct shades aimed specifically at darker complexions!

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Celebrity Style: Over the Knee Socks!

Celebrity Looks

Celebrity Looks

Although this week may suggest otherwise, the month of May means that summer is well and truly on its way. At last, we hear you say. But before you shed off the winter layers in a frenzy, it’s not quite warm enough to opt for bare legs. This would lead most people to opt for sheers or semi-opaques, but the MyTights team have noticed another trend sweeping the nation of late – over the knee socks! Giving the perfect compromise between keeping you snug and a fashion-forward look, it’s not just us ordinary folk who have been swept up in the trend, with a host of celebrities also jumping aboard. Spotted on the streets, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall was last week papped in a flirty yellow plaid skirt and black over-the-knee socks for a  casual ensemble that we adored. Meanwhile across the pond, Megan Fox was spotted during filming for her new film donning a sexy blue plaid skirt and completing her look with yep, you guessed it; over the knee socks. Want your own piece of the action? Here’s how…

Trasparenze Deejay Over Knee Socks

Trasparenze Deejay Over Knee Socks

Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks

If you’re seeking something to keep you extra snug on the chillier spring days, search no further. These woolly socks are warm, thick and incredibly soft, and even better, boast a  trendy ribbed finish to add some texture to your look. Not only stylish, the classic design can be dressed up or down depending on what you’re up to.  Jumper dresses in the day or skater skirts come the evening, there’s no end to their versatility. Oh, and at just £8 a pair, they make for the perfect fashion staple. Collect them all in 8 available colours to complement any ensemble.

Trasparenze Deejay Over Knee Socks

At first glance these might seem like your run of the mill over-the-knee socks…but look again and you’ll see that these opaque socks are doused in an array of glittery flecks! Perfect for day or night, these pretty socks are guaranteed to turn heads and secure you the leg limelight. Accessorize a LBD or dress up your shorts and tee ensemble for a stand out look for any occasion.

Oroblu Janis Over Knees

Oroblu Janis Over Knees

Pamela Mann Multistripe Over The Knee Socks

Stripes are never out of season! For a playful look, turn to these lovely socks in a multi-coloured stripe design. The bright colours and horizontal stripes create a preppy style that gives new meaning to ‘earning your style stripes. Not only are these socks fashion-forward, Pamela Mann have added a reinforced toe to mean you never have to go without. We knew we loved you for a reason, Pamela Mann!

Oroblu Janis Over Knees

Move over schoolgirls, over the knee socks are sexy now. Made with a 70 denier knit fabric and a sheer front panel printed with a lace-up design, these Oroblu socks ooze sex appeal. Perfect for an alternative fashion outfit or adding a touch of daring style to your ensemble, these fashion gems won’t let you down.

Why not take a look at all of our over the knee socks before you head off?

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Fashion Faux Pas: Kim loves Spanx!

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Love her or loathe her, there’s no denying that Kim Kardashian attracts more column inches than the average celebrity. This week was no different, although this time it wasn’t little North West or an outrageous outfit stealing her limelight. Spotted in New York wearing a figure hugging lace top and centre split skirt as she made her way to sign copies of her new (slightly pretentious) selfie-filled book, Selfish, Kim made no secret of how she maintains her curvy hourglass figure. And the verdict? Spanx! Peeking out of her skirt, Kim was wearing Spanx shaping shorts to smooth away her lumps and bumps. We don’t blame her; after all she is a recent mother, but it was satisfying to know that even Kim, with a bum as famous as the Kardashian star herself, isn’t free of everyday problems we face with our own body. Fashion faux pas aide, here are our favourite shaping shorts so you can have your own Kim-licious derriere!

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Chic Silhouette

For just the right amount of slimming and shaping, try the Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short. These offer a high control and smooth panels that flatten your tummy and lift your bum for a 360 degree shaping support! Even better, these shaping shorts are laser cut  on the thigh which means you won’t get any nasty VPL while still being able to wear you flirty minis and cocktail dresses! If you want a little more tummy shaping magic, opt for the Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh shorts instead!

A little extra bum boost

Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with Kim’s lovely behind, but if you crave the extra booty boost, look no further than the Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts, with optional “butt-lets” that you can insert into rear pockets to make your bum look fuller! For the post-workout bum look without even hitting the gym, try the Ambra Killer Figure Bum Lifting Shorts as well. And at only £16.00 a pop, these are practically a steal!

Spanx Slimplicity Open Bus Mid Thigh Bodysuit

Spanx Slimplicity Open Bus Mid Thigh Bodysuit

360° Magic

If all-round shaping magic is what you desire, try the Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Mid Thigh Bodysuit! This body suit is designed with an open bust that begins shaping and slimming from just under the bust and doesn’t end until the mid-thigh. And with the signature trusty Spanx design, these are also laser cut for a seamless slimming silhouette. The ShaToBu Get Fit High Waist Mid Thigh Shaper should also be on your radar; with resistance band technology to tone your muscles and burn calories during wear… without even lifting a finger. Err, where do we sign up?!

Check out our entire range of shaping shorts before you leave!

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Style Picks: Leggings for the mature woman

Trasparenze Dorella Leggings

Trasparenze Dorella Leggings

Leggings will always hold a special place in our hearts; they’re comfortable, warm, and versatile with every weather. But with so many different styles on offer, from neon pink through to the funkiest of patterns, you might wonder if this fashion staple is better suited to younger women? But fret not, ladies, for leggings can be enjoyed by all. If you can look past the busier of prints and patterns, MyTights have an incredible array of leggings suitable for every age, size or style. Need your very own style guru? Here’s our round-up of leggings for the more mature woman…

 

Back to the basics

Every woman needs a pair of black leggings in her wardrobe – they’re practically irreplaceable. Warm in the winter and cool in the summer, they can work with virtually any outfit, making them the ultimate must-have. Simply pair them with a long tunic to cover your rear and a comfortable pair of flats and you have a go-to outfit that you can turn to on an everyday basis. For a particularly great pair, Italian brand Trasparenze have given us the Dorella Leggings. 100% opaque, of the highest quality and available in a plethora of colours as well as black, we don’t know how we’d navigate our style without them. Or if you’re on a budget, check out the Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights for just £4.99 a pair. Need some shaping magic? Opt for the Spanx Ready-to-Wow Structured Leggings, with all the hallmarks of the acclaimed shapewear brand but with the appearance of traditional leggings.

Patterns 

Oroblu Sherry Leggings

Oroblu Sherry Leggings

That’s right, ladies – patterns. Patterns are a brilliant way to update your look on a budget. To nail the patterns trend, opt for muted prints and classic designs like lace and net. The Oroblu Sherry Leggings are a fabulous choice, with their 30 denier tulle base and array of elegant florals. With the option between black and navy blue, these leggings are eye-catching, chic, and will work from day to night. What could be better?

Denim

Denim leggings, or ‘jeggings,’ are a great alternative to skinny jeans as they provide a denim-look without adding any bulk on your legs. Not only offering a timeless look, the Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings have taken advantage of double layer shaping to eradicate your body insecurities, all the while appearing like regular skinny jeans. We adore! They might be slightly pricey, but this is the kind of investment you’ll never regret…Check our entire leggings collection before you leave!

 

Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings
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Coachella Looks: Sheer + Geometrics a la Kylie Jenner!

 

Kylie Jenner with Tyga and Khloe Kardashian

Kylie Jenner with Tyga and Khloe Kardashian

Fashionista, socialite, and famous for her perfect pouty lips, Kylie Jenner has done it again with her recent Coachella outfit. In case you’re not familiar, Coachella is the go-to festival for the style and music elite, full of eye-catching outfits and the obligatory flower crowns.  Still just a mere 17-years old, Kylie Jenner showed up to the festival with her sister Khloe and rumoured boyfriend Tyga in an outfit that was far from understated. Grabbing all of the media attention, here sheer and figure-hugging leotard was layered over a black bra and high-waisted knickers. Paired with stylish black lace-up gladiator heels to complete the look, the leotard boasted a gorgeous geometric pattern, as well as seams which emphasized her curvy figure to a tee.

While wearing a full sheer body suit might be out of the question for an everyday trip to the shops, nailing the trend for geometrics and seams couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to pull off a bold style statement a la Kylie!

Sensational seams

Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings

Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings

In the 1960s, nylons worn by women were knitted flat then sewn together to create a long seam running up the back of the leg. Now, these tights are knitted in a circle, thus eliminating the need of a long seam. But fret not if you’re a fan, this classic vintage look is enjoying a fashion resurgence of late, so you can all try out the trend for yourself. Try the Wolford Flavia Tights that feature a sheer 15 denier look with a slender zig-zag backseam. These tights will create a subtle sexy finish to your outfit whether you’re wearing a LBD or a trendy dress. For a more classic backseam, try the Moulin Rouge High Heels Tights for with their elegant slender seam and tapered Cuban heel.

Trend-alert: Geometry isn’t for class anymore

Geometric lines and patterns are a huge trend right now for spring and summer. Fishnets, stripes, and bold prints are all the rage for fashion tights to construct a confident and sexy OOTD. If you want to emulate Kylie’s fashionable Coachella look, take a look at the Wolford Stella Tights and Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings, or how about the Wolford Juliette Tights? With a geometric design alternating from sheer to opaque, these styles are guaranteed to turn heads.

For the love of sheer

Levante Seamless Sheer Hold Up

Levante Seamless Sheer Hold Up

Sheer black tights are a staple in creating a subtle sexy and smoothing look. A black 15-denier nylon look adds allure and sophistication to your legs while leaving the perfect amount of skin to show off. If you’re looking to match Kylie’s sexy sheer look, go for the Wolford Individual 10 Tights with their exquisitely soft finish and host of luxury features. Or why not check out our sheer hold ups while you’re at it? The Levante Seamless Sheer Stay Up are the perfect choice.

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Hosiery Care at it’s finest

Oh, spring, it seems like we’ve been waiting forever for you to grace us with your warmth… and now that it’s here, it’s time to tuck away the winter opaques and break out the sheers! As much as we love the almost bare leg look, it can be quite tricky to keep them in pristine condition free of runs and dreadful nicks. Always wanting to save you a few pennies, MyTights have sourced the very best in the market in Hosiery Care tips that will help you maintain your sheers all season long.

Wolford Hosiery Gloves

Wolford Hosiery Gloves

For all you on-the-go type of gals, we can relate. With no time to waste, rolling on tights can really put a dampener on our speedy routine out of the door.  The slightest jagged nail, or snag from your ring can leave you with your favourite pair of tights in the rubbish, and let’s face it, nobody needs that. With the Wolford Hosiery Gloves, you can put all of those pesky snags behind you and get you back to your speedy schedule. Simply pull on these attractive gloves whenever you handle your tights and keep those delicate sheers flawless.  With a guarantee like that, you’ll no doubt want to treat yourself to some new Sheer Tights, right?

Sotxbox

Sotxbox

Speaking of slowing down the morning routine, digging through an unorganized hosiery drawer can really be a speed bump- and all before coffee? Forget about it! Lucky for all you tights enthusiasts, MyTights has the perfect solution for your desperate attempts at an organization. Try out the Stoxbox, and breeze through your morning. This clever box allows you to find the tights you’ve been searching for at a glance. With separate slots for each pair of tights, all you have to do is slide over the cube and tuck the remnants in the hollow space behind. You’ll be wondering how you ever managed without!

This season, fearlessly wear your sheers and keep your morning speedy by implementing these two hosiery tips that every hosiery fanatic should have. Say goodbye to the frustrations of runs and disorganization and allow your mornings to fly by with ease.

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