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Nicole Kidman: Favourite fashion trend of all time? Black Tights…

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

 

She’s the latest cover star for Vogue and is known worldwide for a gorgeously timeless style. So when it comes to talking about fashion, we believe pretty much every word that comes from Nicole Kidman’s mouth. Questioned by Vogue about what she considers her favourite fashion trend of all times, we were waiting with open ears – but the girl who has everything didn’t reply with diamonds, she didn’t even reply with designer names. Instead, the Australian actress divulged that her can’t live without item are nothing less than a pair of everyday black tights! Which got us thinking, if a fashion icon such as Nicole is hooked on her trusty black tights, it’s about time we rounded up our favourites.

Well, if it’s good enough for Nicole…

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

Everyday opaques: Every woman needs that pair of black opaques they can turn to no matter the occasion. And thanks to fashion favourites Pamela Mann and their 50 Denier Tights, it needn’t break the bank. For just £4.95 a pair, these affordable tights boast a slight sheen finish and are made with 3D elastane for a perfect fit.

Everyday sheers: Blighty weather is unpredictable at the best of times, so it goes without saying that a pair of black sheers is just as important as opaques. Great for wearing during the warmer weather, we love the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights, with a glossy finish that will take you from day to night.

Something in between: Semi-opaque styles are perfect for that tricky in between weather when your wardrobe doesn’t know whether to stay in winter mode or peel back the layers into winter. Our favourites are the Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights, which come in 7 shades and are virtually indestructible thanks to their reinforced toe and quality Italian design.

Helping you out: We all look for an excuse not to go the gym, and we’ve got just the ticket with the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 50D Shaper Tights. Looking just like an ordinary pair of opaques, they come with a hidden medium strength control panel to tame your problem zones in secrecy.

Nicole, we think you might be our new hosiery BFF!

 

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Hosiery Capsule: The Office Edition

Dressing for the office is amongst the trickiest sartorial tasks you’ll ever have to face. While some workplaces insist on professional attire with longer hemlines and tailoring, others are much more relaxed and opt for a more smart casual vibe. Which begs the question:  what makes for the perfect office look? We’ve found the answer to the age old conundrum, and it likes in none other than hosiery. As sad as it may be, surveys have suggested that 70% of people believe how you dress in the workplace affects your career prospects, which is why we’ve rounded up a collection of office hosiery must haves. From the obligatory sheers through to confidence boosting shapewear, MyTights.com have your office wear covered.

1. Nude hosiery: perfect for the summer

No matter how warm the weather becomes, we recommend opting for a sheer tight to perfect your professional look. It is vital for to invest in a variety of nude sheers – an everyday staple for the working woman. We suggest a range between 5 and 15 denier, which covers you for both summer scorchers and chillier spring days.

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2. Black Hosiery Staples

Everyone woman needs at least two pairs of black hosiery in their office collection. We recommend that one of your two should be opaque and the other sheer, to account for all weather conditions (as we know what the British weather is like!)  This is an absolute must- no ifs, ands, or buts about it!

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3. Fishnet Fancies

It is easy to go wrong with fishnets in the office, however when done correctly –  you’re upping your office game. The trick is to stick to classic styles, layering over sheers if you require a little coverage.

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4. Shapewear saviour

When you look great, you feel great. FACT. A fantastic way to boost your confidence in the workplace is with shapewear. Discreet enough to remain hidden beneath your work dresses, you’ll be the envy of your colleagues.

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5. High Heel Heroes

High heels hate us as much as we hate them. Footliners are the best way to protect your feet from blistering.

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6. Mixing it up: Prints

Last but not least, dressing the office doesn’t have to be all about sheers and opaques. Patterned tights are a great way of injecting some personality into your look and making you stand out from the crowd. The trick is to opt for muted prints, such as classic polkadots so as to remain professional. It’s also a fab way of making your outfit a little dressier should yuo be invited for impromptu after work drinks.

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Don’t go another day in the office humdrum- it’s time to make a splash and really show corporate what you got- ideas and intellect, confidence and courage, fashion sense and fabulous tights provided by MyTights. x

 

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NEW: Fishnet Socks from Pamela Mann!

Pamela Mann Fishnet Ankle Socks

Pamela Mann Fishnet Ankle Socks

Here at MyTights, it’s no secret that we’ve always been huge fans of fishnets. In our opinion, there really is no better way to stamp your own personality on an outfit. Not only are they a fabulous alternative to sheers, they also come in all shapes and sizes, so regardless of whether you choose understated micronet for the office or a wider net for a night out, fishnet can be tailored to any occasion. If you’ve fallen foul to fishnet fever (us too!), but only want to add a hint to your look, you’ll adore the two latest additions to our range. Providing the perfect solution to bare ankles in the summer months, make some room in your sock drawer for the brand new fishnet anklets from Pamela Mann.

Purse friendly and ideal for making last season’s outfits look current again, fans of classic net will love the Pamela Mann Fishnet Ankle Socks. Held in place with a thick opaque band that won’t leave your ankles looking battered and bruised, these anklets are a great way to style summer dresses and ballet flats in the day. But if rock chick fashion is always on your mind, dress up for the evening with a simple skater dress and matching heels.

Pamela Mann Large Net Ankle Socks

Pamela Mann Large Net Ankle Socks

If you love net but prefer something a little different from the norm, the second style to arrive this week were the Pamela Mann Large Net Ankle Socks. As the name would suggest, these anklets have a much wider net than traditionally seen, showing off a hint more skin and ensuring all eyes are firmly on your feet.

You can find our entire collection of fishnet socks here!

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Father’s Day – The MyTights Way!

Falke Airport Men's Short Socks

Falke Airport Men’s Short Socks

Where would we be without our Dad’s? Whether they’re picking us up from parties or bailing us out when we’ve spent all of our wages in the week after payday, it’s time we gave something back. And what better opportunity than on Sunday June 21st – Father’s Day! However, we all know men are notoriously hard to buy for, and we’ve often been left scratching our heads when it comes to finding the perfect gifts for our Dad’s in the past. Luckily, MyTights.com have complied a handy gift guide, with everything from funky socks through to Spanx For Men to smooth over their silhouettes. Scoring you top son or daughter points, here are our top picks:

The everyday socks

Available in a plethora of colours and made to the highest quality, the Falke Airport Short Men’s Socks are made with an impressive 60% wool for a cosy and comfortable wear every time. Perfect for the office and formal events, they come in a range of sized depending on his shoe size.

Happy Socks Paisley Men's Boxers

Happy Socks Paisley Men’s Boxers

The underwear drawer refresh

If his underwear drawer was last updated in the Noughties, give it a fashion-forward makeover with a pair of the Happy Socks Paisley Men’s Boxers with a colourful paisley print and classic boxer shape. Or if he prefers something a little more snug, they also come in briefs form!

The hidden shapewear

It’s unlikely he’ll never have worn shapewear in the past, which is why treating him to the Spanx For Men range is a must! Appearing like ordinary clothes and smoothing over his lumps and bumps, they’re made from breathable fabrics and allow for maximum movement no matter how many times he tries them out.

The summer shoe saviours

Ideal for wearing beneath trainers and low cut footwear, the Charnos Men’s Cotton Footsies (2PP) are made with 100%, come with anti-moisture properties and are just £4 for a 2 pack, leaving you change leftover to treat him to a celebratory pint or two!

Happy Socks Men's Socks Gift Box

Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box

The ultimate sock selection

Men can never have enough socks; after all they wear them everyday! If his sock drawer is full of plainer styles, give it the perfect update with the Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box, containing four pairs of combed cotton socks in a multitude of funky patterns. And thanks to the attractive gift box, you won’t have to battle with the wrapping paper, either!

Not seen the perfect gift yet? Be sure to cast your eyes over our entire Father’s Day collection!

 

 

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Trasparenze Cinzia Knee Highs, as worn by Jade from Little Mix!

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that hosiery is seriously on trend at the moment. In fact, it’s so popular that rarely a day goes by where we’re not approached by the press for samples, whether for cover shoots, editorials or music videos. A while back, we were contacted by a stylist for Little Mix who was charged with shooting their video for much anticipated new single Black Magic. Always happy to help, we sent over a number of samples, and were thrilled to find out that one of our products was to be used in the video!

 

Little Mix (zoom in)

Little Mix

 

Trasparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks

Trasparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks

Posted on their official VEVO page this morning, the video sees the foursome try their hand at acting, beginning as geeky schoolgirls before being transformed into fashion-forward vixens, and it’s all thanks to, you guessed it… black magic! Music and wizardry aside, what stood out for us most were their fashion choices, in particular Jade, who was wearing the very pair of Trasparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks we sent across all those months back. Opting for a sparkly red jumper, monochrome mini skirt and black heels, we may be biased, but we thought her flirty knee highs made for the perfect outfit accessory.

And it couldn’t be easier to mirror her look! Available in white à la Jade as well as 18 other shades, the Cinzia Knee Highs are ideal for this time of year, looking great whether teamed with 60’s style miniskirts, skater dresses or denim shorts. Most importantly, they come in at just £5.25 a pair – the most affordable celebrity style to date!

We have a feeling we’re going to be hearing an awful lot of this song in months to come…

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Summer Staples: The MyTights way!

Jonathan Aston Instinctive Tights

Jonathan Aston Instinctive Tights

 While the weather might be feeling a little Jekyll and Hyde of late, with next week comes the beginning of June, which means one thing – its summer! Finally, it’s time to relegate your opaques to the back of the drawer, stock up on the suncream and bask in the rays of summer heatwaves (we hope!) The key to owning a summer wardrobe to be proud of lies in stocking up on staple items that will ensure you always have something suitable for the occasion. Whether for sun-soaked holidays, garden parties or the obligatory Saturday afternoon BBQ, MyTights are on hand to ensure your summer style goes off without a hitch!

 

 

Staple: Floral

Where: Garden parties, BBQs, nights out

Often considered to be the epitome of a summer style, floral prints are as big as ever this season, but MyTights being MyTights, we have everything you could possibly need. For a classic floral print, check out the Oroblu Elaine Tights, with a lace-like floral effect running across a tulle base. Or for something a little more quirky, you’ll adore the Jonathan Aston Instinctive Tights, with a striking side seam made up of brightly coloured floral motifs.

Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights

Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights

Nude Fishnets

Where: Nights out, the office

Listen up: no summer wardrobe is complete without pair of nude fishnet tights! Whether worn with sweet summer dresses or even in the workplace, nude fishnets are perfect for adding some interest to an otherwise bland outfit and keeping you feeling refreshed. The Levante Fishnet Tights in Naturel are perfect, opting for the Jonathan Aston Micronet Tights if you prefer a smaller net.

Staple: Pastels

Where: Weekend lunches, picnics

What would summer be without pastel hues? From chic lemon through to pretty pink, pastel colours are everywhere this season, so it makes sense to stock up. For a plethora of pastel hues, check out the Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights, or the Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks.

Staple: Ankle Socks

Where: Picnics, nights out, trips to the seaside

When it comes to adding a finishing touch to your ballet pumps, we choose ankle socks every time. Perfect with skater skirts and tea dresses, ankle highs add that final flourish to your look, without breaking the bank. For colour, look at the Trasparenze Marta Ankle Highs, or if you prefer something patterned, the Charnos Spot Ankle Highs are a must.

Staple: Patterned Footless

Where: Garden Parties, nights out

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Oroblu Butterfly Leggings

Footless styles are ideal for the summer, especially as they allow you to wear all of your beloved strappy sandals and flats! Pattern is the way to go this season, and for a great pair check out the Oroblu Butterfly Leggings with their gorgeous mix of colours and butterfly motifs. Or for something a little more understated, take a look at the Oroblu Sherry Leggings, with their muted floral lace effect.

 

Summer style made easy!

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Bad Blood, Great Style

Taylor Swift - Wolford Stella Tights

Taylor in her Stella Tights

She’s only gone and done it again! Of course, we’re referring to Taylor Swift, or as we like to call her, ‘the best dressed legs in showbiz’, who this week premiered the new video for her latest single Bad Blood. Not only music to our ears but for our eyes too, the video was packed full of A-list faces, visual effects and most importantly, Wolford hosiery! The luxury Austrian brand clearly holds a special place in Taylor’s heart, choosing not one but two styles from their fabulous collection. In typical MyTights fashion, we have everything you need to recreate the look, stocking both of the styles worn in the video. So while you might not have her millions in the bank, her musical talent or celebrity friends, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the same legwear look as Swifty herself…

 

Wolford Stella Tights

Wolford Stella Tights

 

Geometric prints are everywhere at the moment, but if you needed any more excuses to try out the trend, follow Taylor’s lead and opt for the Wolford Stella Tights. These 20 denier sheers have a striking graphic side seam that runs up the leg and culminates in a chic sewn in band at stay up height. While Taylor glams hers up with a black mini, there’s no reason why they can’t be dressed down for the daytime, too. All you need is a pair of denim shorts and white long sleeved tee and you have a look that any pop princess would be proud of!

 

Taylor Swift - Wolford Individual 10 Stockings

And in the Individual 10 Stockings!

 

Not to be outdone, Taylor can also be spotted in the Wolford Individual 10 Stockings, which she paired with heeled boots and a skirt with a risqué front split. Packed full of the luxury features that Wolford customers are accustomed to, these silky soft stockings come with 6.5cm plain tops that gently hug your thighs without even a hint of pinching. Perfect with just about anything in your wardrobe and for any occasion, if they’re good enough for Taylor…

Wolford Individual 10 Stockings

Wolford Individual 10 Stockings

 

We don’t think it’ll be too long before Taylor’s hosiery is making the headlines again, so watch this space…

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Bye Dave! Tina Fey flashes Spanx

Tina Fey has never been one to blend into the crowd, has she? The Mean Girls actress certainly isn’t afraid to get people talking, and that’s exactly what she did this week when appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman. Declaring her love for the popular chat show host, the actress quite literally gave him the dress off her back, unzipping her blue dress to commemorate his last ever episode in the hotseat. Revealing a hilarious bodice with ‘Bye Dave’ emblazoned across the front, her Spanx shaping suit was visible for all to see!

Tina Fey

Tina Fey

We love it when celebrities are open about wearing Spanx; after all, who doesn’t need a little shaping support from time to time? It’s reassuring to know that even high-profile celebrities like Fey turn to Spanx when they need a little help getting into a dress, and with the wedding season in full swing, we thought we’d round up our favourite shape to ensure you look fabulous in your new summer dresses.

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body

If you crave some all over shaping support à la Fey, opt for the Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body. A new addition to the Spanx range, this super slimming bodysuit uses seamless zones for the most discreet and comfortable fit yet, banishing your wobbly bits and coming without any material at the bust, meaning you can wear your own bra. If it’s just your tummy that needs a little taming, have a look at the Spanx Higher Power – New & Slimproved. The name speaks for itself, with these strong control panties using amped up tummy panels to flatten your midriff in secrecy.

Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts

Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts

 

 

Is your derriere in need of a boost? We love the Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts, which come with optional ‘buttlets’ to slot into your rear to give you a rear that even Kim Kardashian would envy. If your hips are your problem zone, take a look at the Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short, again utilizing seamless sections to ensure long-lasting comfort. Smoothing over your tummy and hip area, these shaping shorts also come with a 360° seamless waistband for a light as a feather feel.

Whatever your insecurity, Spanx has something to suit. Tina Fey, we salute you!

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Prince George the style icon & Children’s Hosiery at MyTights

Prince George and Will

Prince George and Will

 After weeks of speculation about her due date and the media spending days camped outside the Lindo Wing, this Saturday finally saw Kate Middleton give birth to the new Royal Baby. In case you didn’t know (what have you been doing with your life?!), the Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered a beautiful baby girl, which we now know will be referred to as Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Congrats Will and Kate!

Completing their already adorable family, one of the highlights of the weekend was Will taking their first-born George to see his new little sister. With the ever cute George waving to the cameras, we thought his outfit was super-sweet, in particular his ribbed socks. While you may not be a member of the Royal Family, there’s no reason why your little angels can’t enjoy a similarly stylish look with our selection of children’s hosiery! From unisex socks through to patterned tights for girls, our range is fit for George and Charlotte themselves. Check out our top 5…

 

Happy Socks Baby & Kids  Spot & Multi Socks
Happy Socks Baby & Kids Spot & Multi Socks

Happy Socks Baby & Kids Spot & Multi Socks: from the funky Swedish brand, this adorable multipack of unisex socks is an extravaganza of patterns and prints, with one pair boasting polkadots and the other a classic nautical stripe. Even better, the combed cotton content will keep your little sprog feeling warm and snug all day long. N’aww!

Country Kids Ankle Socks: your daughter will love these gorgeous ankle socks, available in three colours and coming with a sweet frill at the top. Perfect for birthday parties and days out, they also come with a reinforced toe to keep them looking pristine!

Falke Kids Catspads: kids are always on the move, so you’ll want to buy them a pair of socks to stop them slipping as they run around the house. Falke have come up trumps with these stylish socks, with a merino wool inner and anti skid soles to give parents some added peace of mind.

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Country Kids Warmer Cotton Children’s Tights

Pex Sparkle Children’s Tights: what little girl doesn’t love sparkle? Keeping her the envy of the playground, these cotton rich tights are covered in a gorgeous glittery effect that she’ll love. Available from ages 3-9, she’ll insist on wearing these to every social event.

Country Kids Warmer Cotton Children’s Tights: an essential for every little girl, these cotton tights will keep her legs snug and stylish, available in every colour of the rainbow and not breaking the bank, either?

The best dressed children in town! Why not take a minute to check out all of our children’s hosiery?

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Festival Fashion: Our Top Picks

Ankle Socks

Ankle Socks

Boho bangles and flower crowns… it could only mean one thing… it’s festival season! We all know if there’s ever a time to overload on accessories, it’s now. In fact, to really capture the bohemian festival look, accessories are a must, and what better way than with hosiery?

Should the sun have his hat on, we definitely know that less is more. For this reason, ankle socks can add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit and nail the ever popular layered look. Try a classic solid pair of Trasparenze Marta 70D Ankle Highs to peak out the tops of your ballet pumps and combat boots. Matched with a patterned pair of high-waisted shorts, you’ll stay cool and refreshed and look gorgeous to boot. We especially love the brighter shades for getting us in the festival spirit.

Kendal Jenner shows us that festivals are all about

Kendal Jenner in printed flairs
Kendal Jenner in printed flares

 being bold with patterns. Though we’re aware that most of us can’t pull off high-waisted flares, we do know how to pull off prints. The Oroblu Butterfly Leggings for instance offer a mix of blue and cream colours with butterfly motifs. Making a statement while listening to your favourite bands – sounds like a pretty good day to us!

 

Two piece outfits have been all the rage of late and lucky for us, they’re perfect festival attire. To dress this look up the MyTights way, pair with cosy over the knee socks and slip on plimsoles. The Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks come in a wide range of colours to complement your co-ord to perfection.

Charnos 75 Ava Hold Ups

Charnos 75 Ava Hold Ups

The most important ingredient to a festival you ask? That’s right, glitter. Whether you sparkle with rhinestone jewels or get painted in gold henna, glitter is a must. To add more to your outfit, check out our glitter and shine range. Try the semi opaque Charnos 75 Ava Hold Ups for a hint of metallic glow that lines the back of each leg in floral print. Teamed with decorative body paint, there’ll be no stopping you from strealing the festival fashion crown.

You might be sleeping in a tent and odds are you haven’t showered for three days, but hosiery is always on hand to keep you looking fabulous!

Have a fantastic time, ladies.

 

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