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Semi-opaque Tights: Who Wore It Best?

The trusty black opaque has reigned supreme for years, and with good reason. Chic, versatile and great for locking in the warmth, it’s no surprise that they tend to be the go-to option for most women across the country. But, in recent seasons, we’ve noticed a somewhat changing trend. While black opaques are undoubtedly still popular, it seems that the tide may have turned, and wearers of hosiery are instead opting for more elegant semi-opaque or sheer styles. Anyone who follows fashion will know that you can always count on celebrities to be at the forefront of any breaking trend, and never more than so than this week, with no less than three fashionistas stepping out in an elegant semi-opaque leg. Anne Hathaway, Cara Delevingne and Nicole Kidman were all papped in the hosiery staple, albeit channelling very different looks. Which begs the question – semi opaque tights: who wore it best?

Anne and her gorgeous look!

Anne and her gorgeous look!

Starting off with MyTights favourite Anne, the Hollywood actress opted for black semi-opaque tights for her interview on the Today show, wearing her chic legwear with a monochrome patterned mini-dress. We think Anne looked fabulous (let’s face it, she always does!); her elegant legwear provided the perfect base for her busy dress, coming together to form a style that would work from day to play with ease. What do you think of her look?

Next up in the ring we have model of the moment Cara Delevingne, who went for all out-glamour in a flapper style mini-dress. Finishing off her fringed look with suede black heels, tailored blazer and simple black semi-opaques, the 22 year old looked stunning. Her chic ensemble proved that you don’t always need statement legwear to stand out, and we may be biased, but we loved the elegant finishing touch her tights added to her evening look. In fact, we’re going to say it… she may have just pipped Anne Hathaway to the post!

Cara's Fabulous Flapper Look!

Cara’s Fabulous Flapper Look!

But it’s not over yet; as yet another Hollywood starlet also went for a semi-opaque style this week, the contender in question this time being Nicole Kidman. Wrapping up warm and landing at LAX Airport, the 47 year old wore a gorgeous polkadot dress, black pashmina scarf, completing her winter style with black semi-opaques and chic leather brogues. Yet another super-elegant look, proving just how versatile semi-opaque tights are…

So, who wins? After much deliberation, we’ve come to our decision. While we love all three looks in their own individual way, it has to be Cara Delevingne!

Do you agree – why not have your say below?

 

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Alexa Chung Grabbing The Leg Limelight Yet Again!

Another day, another fabulous outfit from model and all-round socialite Alexa Chung. It seems that rarely a month goes by without the 31 year old featuring in our blog in some way or another, which has lead us to the extremely important executive decision. It’s official; Alexa Chung has the best dressed legs in the business! You heard it here first people.

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Stepping out with fellow fashionista Daisy Lowe at a high-end jeans launch, this week saw Alexa wearing a fashion-forward denim dress, finishing off her quirky look with a pair of heeled boots, and the pièce de résistance (in our eyes at least), a pair of sheer embellished tights. While we may be slightly biased, being a hosiery company and all, we can’t take our eyes off Alexa’s gorgeous legwear. It really is amazing how a single pair of tights can make an otherwise fairly casual ensemble look THAT glamorous. And good news if you’re a fan; while her dress may not be a viable option to us normal folk, you too can channel an ‘Alexa-esque’ look with the brilliant range of glitter and high shine tights on offer at MyTights!

Trasparenze Vlinder Tights

Trasparenze Vlinder Tights

For a style replica, you shouldn’t look past the Vlinder Tights from Italian brand Trasparenze. Albeit slightly more subtle than Alexa’s herself, these sheer tights feature an all over glittery fleck, catching the light as you walk and giving you a truly glamorous look. A denim dress may not be in your repertoire, but they’ll look equally as chic with a classic cocktail dress and heeled ankle boots.

Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights

Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights

Another brilliant option are the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights. This time set against a 40 denier leg for a bit of added coverage, these matte tights have an array of symmetrically placed glittery dots for true understated glamour. Ideal for a night on the town or equally for a dinner date, these are an excellent place to start if you’re a beginner to all this high shine stuff.

 If hold ups are more your thing, you too can channel a sparkly legwear look with the Charnos 75 Ava Hold Ups. A play on the popular backseam trend, these 20 denier hold ups have a unique embellished seam made up of individual floral motifs and finished off with 8cm lace tops. Or for a more traditional backseam, opt for the Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights, with their super slender and sultry backseam and black sheer leg. Available with both a gold and silver seam to complement your shoes and jewellery!

See you next week, Alexa!

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New Year Fash-olutions: Our top ten

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Stoxbox

It’s that time of year again. New Year, new you! 2015 is going to be different. This year, you’re going to banish the carbs, work up a sweat at the gym 5 times a week and quit the booze, right?

We envy you if you manage to stick to your January promises, but let’s be honest, it’s not always easy. So why not save yourself the guilt come early February and make some New Year resolutions that you can stick to? In our eyes, the perfect way to bring in 2015 in style is to revamp your hosiery collection. With this in mind, the MyTights team have been busily compiling a selection of our own fash-olutions (get it?)

Here are our top ten…

1) Don’t stress, invest: We’ve all got that token pair of tights in our drawer that we bought on a whim – an impulse buy that you convinced yourself you’d wear once a week, but in reality, have never been taken out of the packet. So this year, spend some time in creating a capsule collection of quality basics that you will actually wear – we’re talking black opaques and luxury sheers!

 

2) Organisation is key: nobody wants to be rummaging through their bedside table at 6am, desperately trying to find THAT pair of tights that will finish off your outfit perfectly. So take action; throw out anything you haven’t worn in the last year and organise your fashion tights with the brilliant Stoxbox. A neat and tidy hosiery drawer awaits…

3) Be braver: fashion is there to be experimented with, so instead of wishing you could pull off a pair of suspender tights that you’ve seen in a celebrity magazine, go out and try it! You never know, you might find a new hosiery BFF. Ankle socks are a great place to start!

4) Discover your perfect skintone shade: it may take a little bit of trial and error to find exactly what you’re after, but finding your perfect skin tone shade is a must. Not only will it save you time and money, it’ll give you no end of confidence and allow you to pull off a bare leg look with panache! Need a little help? Check out our in-depth skintone guide.

Skintone Guide

Skintone Guide

5) Turn your back on black: colour, colour, colour! Black opaques are a necessary component of every staple collection, but it’s entirely possible to achieve a similarly chic and classic look with a pair of coloured tights. We’re not saying opt for bright yellow straight away, but why not try out muted tones like navy, burgundy and dark grey?

6) Find the ideal shapewear for problem areas: shapewear can be daunting at first – what will work for you? Is it worth the money? The MyTights shapewear guide is there to help, offering you all the advice you need to find something suitable for your problem zones. The hassle-free way to a streamlined silhouette!

7) Throw out your odd socks: most of us have done it at some point, haven’t we? Whether intentional or not, odd socks are a fashion faux pas. Start off the year with a clean slate – grab a bin bag, throw your rejects away and replace them with our fabulous range of quality socks. Something for every style!

8) Know the key trends: a capsule collection is a great idea, but it’s always nice to a mix it up a bit with a patterned pair of fashion tights! To ensure your legwear is current and on-trend, take it upon yourself to follow the catwalks at London Fashion Week to find the most up to date styles. We’ll no doubt be blogging about it as it happens, too, so watch this space!

Levante Relax Medium Support Tights

Levante Relax Medium Support Tights

9) Suffer no more: if you spend a long time on your feet at work, it’s not unusual for your legs to feel tired and jaded come the end of the day. In 2015, tell yourself that enough is enough – give your pins the attention they deserve with a pair of our excellent support tights. No longer limited to frumpy and unflattering tights, our range of support tights are sourced from an array of industry leading brands… so it’s entirely possible to channel a chic legwear look AND have a spring in your step in the process.

10) Put yourself first!: Last but not least…treat yourself. Feeling confident is hugely important, and a brilliant way to boost your mood in the miserable winter months. After all, if you look great, you feel great. So this year, if you’ve spotted a pair of tights that you can’t stop thinking about, don’t worry about the price…splash out and put yourself first!

Happy New Year!

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Oh Miley! How To Recreate Mileys Unorthodox Legwear Look

Queen of controversy, global pop sensation Miley Cyrus sure knows how to get people talking, doesn’t she? And it appears that any publicity is good publicity, as recent week have seen the Wrecking Ball singer taking the internet by storm with her new advert for Italian hosiery brand Golden Lady. Wearing next-to-nothing, the 21 year old danced to her new single Get It Right alongside a giant stuffed teddy bear (we don’t understand the link, either!), looking as if she was having a fabulous time in her pink sheer tights. However, as fans of Miley have come to expect, it’s never that straightforward, with the star then proceeding to rip the teddy bear into shreds, before a series of legwear changes and more, quite frankly odd, frolicking. Despite the strange concept, our eyes were of course drawn to her tights, and plenty of tights there were, with candy pink sheers, black sheers, and bright red opaques all taking centre stage!5th dec miley light pink

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If you want to recreate Miley’s legwear look, a great starting point are the Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights. As well as being available in vibrant fuschia, these 15 denier tights also come in 18 other shades – every colour of the rainbow! Or for a softer pink, the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights have a candy pink option, which is great when you want something a little more understated, yet retaining a flirty edge.

5th dec miley redA real capsule piece, every woman should own a pair of classic black sheers. Timeless and elegant, they’re a permanent fixture on the catwalk, and a firm favourite amongst numerous of our style crushes, namely Kate Middleton! While Miley’s look admittedly isn’t as polished as Kate’s, there’s no denying her black sheers looked great. To channel this look without breaking the bank, we love the Pretty Polly Nylons, with their 10 denier leg and super shiny finish – perfect for a glamorous evening look! Or if you want something a little more luxurious, opt for refined quality of the Wolford Individual 10 Tights – the epitome of elegance.

Last but not least, we loved Miley’s red opaque look. Coloured hosiery is a great way to jazz up a tired wardrobe favourite, and good news – MyTights has a fantastic selection of red tights to choose from. The pick of the bunch are the Falke Cotton Touch Tights, which are lined with cotton for super-snug pins. Or for something a little more affordable, head to everyday favourites Pamela Mann!

Hats off to you Miley!

 

 

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Tights In The Freezer? We’re Not Convinced…

This week, doing our usual rounds of the Internet for hosiery related news, a MyTights team member stumbled across a blog that promised an end to the age old problem and constant source of frustration for women across the globe – laddered tights! That caught your attention, didn’t it? Ours too.

The blog confidently claimed that dampening your tights with water, squeezing out the excess and then FREEZING your tights before their first wear will ensure added durability and long-lasting value. Whilst we’re always open to new and innovative ideas to make our money go a little bit further, we can’t help but feel that this particular method is somewhat flawed. I mean, if this really did work, then why haven’t we heard about it sooner? And is it really necessary to go to such extreme (and cold!) lengths to keep our hosiery in good condition? We’re putting it out there, we’re not convinced. Maybe we’re biased, but why would we spend our evenings putting out tights in the freezer, when we can just take advantage of our wonderful range of hosiery care, instead!

Designed to keep your hosiery in tip-top condition and ensure you get to enjoy a stylish legwear look for seasons to come…

  • Wolford Hosiery Gloves – Perfect for protecting your tights against sharp jewellery or false nails as you’re taking them on and off, these ingenious gloves from luxury Austrian brand Wolford are available in three stylish colours. After Wolford Hoisery Glovesall, why shouldn’t you look chic even during the most mundane of activities?
  • Wolford Wash Bag –To avoid damage caused by bra straps, zips and embellishments in the washing machine, this chic wash bag will ensure your tights remain free from snags, tangles and fluff! Always wanting to offer extra style points, the bag also comes with a stylish rib design and appliqué rose detail. They really do think of everything!
  • Stoxbox – a favourite amongst the MyTights team (and for good reason), this clever creation will ensure you never waste any time rummaging through your drawer to find the tights you have in mind. Ideal for presenting your patterned hosiery, simply insert the Stoxbox into the leg of the tights, wrap the rest of the tights into the hollow background and voila! An extra five minutes in bed…

Beats putting them in your freezer, right? Be sure to also check out our range of brilliant ladder resist tights before you leave, too!

 

 

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MARIO TESTINO FOR WOLFORD

Mario Testino – one of the most influential and leading photographers of our time, and even if you aren’t too familiar with the name you would’ve seen his portraits on front pages of high end magazines including Vogue and Vanity Fair (he was the man behind the camera when shooting what was said to be Princess Diana’s last major portrait session in 1997, 12 weeks before her death). So, who better to strengthen the emotional presence of the luxury  Wolford brand than Testino himself?!

The brand have turned up the heat this July with a sneak peek revealed of their new campaign, featuring model Caroline Winberg oozing sex appeal in stylish but provocative black and white photographs. The way Testino collaborates the product and the personality within these pictures creates an original and motivating theme for the refocus of Wolford.

So if one of the world’s most famous fashion photographers (whose persistence in shooting Gisele is credited to be an elevation to her high status today) is shooting exclusive hosiery and bodysuits which reflect the modern woman- why wouldn’t you want to join in and give yourself some instant glamour in the sensual hosiery?!

Here’s the exclusive selection Testino was papping this season and our recommendations on where to wear them in AW14…

 

For those cooler autumn nights…

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For fighting the freeze…

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For ‘all in a day’s work’…

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Merry Christmas from MyTights

All of us here at MyTights would like to wish all of our wonderful customers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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MyTights Dazzles at Underlines Star Awards 2013

Last night a groomed, preened, and generally spruced up MyTights headed to the Underlines Star Awards 2013 – an industy event hosted by Underlines lingerie trade magazine, held this year at the super swish Cumberland hotel in London.  The night celebrates the best in the world of lingerie, hosiery and swimwear, and in the words of Underlines’ Managing Editor, the awards “were created in 2007 to recognise and reward entrepreneurial skill, innovation and experience in these specialised sectors. Particularly aimed at independent stores, the event highlights the resilience, competence and flair of retailers across the UK and Ireland.”

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With top names like Figleaves, House of Fraser and Fenwicks all nominated for awards, and with 264 retailers and 24 brands represented, there’s no denying the competition was fierce.  But we should have known that when it comes to what makes MyTights really special (Team MyTights and our customers) we are the best in our field, and so it proved. From 380 nominations in total, MyTights was one of 11 winners – for Best Specialist Etailer – and runner up in the hosiery retailer of the year award, too (we weren’t too disappointed, though, as we lost out to Fenwicks, whose hosiery buyer Sue knows everything there is to know about tights).

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A super snazzy trophy was duly handed over by Paul Ross (brother of Jonathan, in case you were wondering) – the cherry on top of a fantastic evening which started with a champagne reception, continued with a fabulous four course meal and finished with wine, music and dancing. Needless to say, an amazing night was had by all (we heard a whisper that founder Laura didn’t get home until 2am)!

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We are so proud to have won recognition from those who really know their stuff in the industy, and want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Underlines, to Invista for having us as their guests, and to Team MyTights for their dedication, talent and sheer hard graft. And of course to you, our customers. Without your passion for hosiery, honest feedback and unwavering loyalty none of this would be possible.

Oh, and in case you were wondering – Suzanne is wearing the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights in Black/Gold, and Laura the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights in Marine.

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Iran: A New Viewpoint

MyTights founder Laura is one well travelled lady ? the stamps in her passport range from New York to Barbados and even Oman! ?Her latest expedition took her to Iran, where any preconceived ideas about the country and its people were soon turned on their head.? ?Everyone was so friendly and approachable?, she says.? ?And the country itself is simply fascinating ? such a rich history?.

And it goes without saying, an eye fine tuned over 13 years to spot tights at a hundred yards doesn?t let up just because you?re on holiday.? Armed with hundreds of photos of her time in Iran, the MyTights founder brought back copious evidence of eye catching legs in the Middle East.? With plenty of statement legwear on show, she even spotted a mullah (religious leader) apparently checking out the tights on display!

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And as for the women, they were worlds apart from the dark, chador-enshrined stereotypes we too often see in the media.? In fact Laura, who went the entire two weeks teaming slacks or jeans with her Falke socks, claimed she felt like a frump compared to most of the Iranian women she encountered.? ?Women are often seen out and about, headscarves pulled high off their face, which is sporting immaculate make up – and the latest trend is for brightly coloured, tights?footless tights?and leggings under tunics?, she explains. ?Markets and shops were bursting with colour and modern design – though you do have to adhere to a stricter dress code in more formal circumstances or in religious locations (check out Laura rocking a patterned Chador below!), and there is a big distinction made between what is appropriate in the outside world and what goes on behind closed doors. ?But it seems that by and large, Iranian women like to have fun with their fashion just as much as your average girl from the Western world.? After all, no matter what your religion, race or culture, fashion is a language we all have in common?

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The verdict?? Laura says: ?the best holiday I?ve ever had?.? We say: Iran, you are our new style inspiration.

 

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What MyTights Wore – 18th October

Looking like the rain is here to stay, we’ve decided to defeat the grim weather the only way we know how – fabulous hosiery. For those seeking a quick fix to the constant drizzle, just take a look at what MyTights HQ had to offer…

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Laura

Notorious for it’s luxurious feel and high quality, Wolford is the perfect treat for any hosiery collection. Founder Laura styles her Ekaterina Tights with a cerise shift dress and patent heels.

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Showing us all that fishnet tights can still work when temperatures drop, Laura has teamed hers with a secret layer underneath – the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights in Moka if you must know!

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Polka dots are still BIG news this season, so make like Nix and style your Henry Holland Reverse Polka Dot Tights with knee high boots and a simple jersey dress.

Laura

Subtle and sophisticated, Laura loves wearing her Oroblu Jillian Tights with charming courts and a weather appropriate cardigan!

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