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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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Who wore it best: Black Opaques…

One’s an-all singing, all-dancing star of Glee and the other will forever be known as Rachel from Friends, but Dianna Agron and Jennifer Aniston seem to have one thing in common – their love of opaque tights! While summer did make a brief appearance in the last couple of weeks, we’re currently in the midst of a rainy midweek, meaning you have unfinished business with those trusty opaques. Having both been papped in the wardrobe staple this week, we took it upon ourselves to test their style credentials and put them head to head in the ultimate battle. Black opaque tights – who wore them best?

Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron

 

Beginning with the lovely Dianna, most well known for her role as Quinn from Glee, she’s now trying her hand on stage, and has recently landed a top role in London’s famed West End, Good for you! Promoting her new role in a play about late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Agron appeared on The Paul O’ Grady Show in a fabulous ensemble. Layering a high neck black sweater and thick black opaques beneath a sparkly skater dress, she completed her preppy look with a pair of black Chelsea boots. Oh, how we adore this look! It’s cute, it’s stylish and it shows us all how versatile black opaques can be, it’s going to take some beating. Over to you Rachel…we mean Jennifer!

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

 

 Sporting an off-duty look after watching a Broadway show, the Friends star was another opting to wrap up warm. Wearing a roll neck jumper dress with knee high boots and her favourite black opaques, we think Jen looked great. We do however think that Dianna’s look had that little extra oomph, so this round goes to Agron!

Feeling inspired? Check out our whole range of black opaques before you head off! Or if you prefer something a little more lightweight for this time of year, peruse our semi-opaque range, too!

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Fancy going for a run?

Spanx Active Bottoms Shaping Compression Close Fit Pant

Spanx Active Bottoms Shaping Compression Close Fit Pant

In case you didn’t know, this weekend saw the much anticipated  London Marathon come to the capital, and despite an abundance of hilarious costumes, with runners dressed up like Mona Lisa and Spiderman to name but a few, the event is known primarily for its fundraising for charity and promotion of overall health and fitness. This year’s event highlights were Paula Radcliffe’s final competitive race, Romeo Beckham’s first, and from a sartorial perspective… leggings!

Whether you cheered the runners on in person or watched from the comfort of your sofa, we expect you’re feeling slightly inspired to finally pick up your running shoes that’ve been collecting dust in the back of your wardrobe! How about trying our active wear essentials like Spanx Active Bottoms Shaping Compression Knee Pant? These pants reach just below the knee for a comfortable compression that tame any lumps! If you plan on hitting the streets for a run rather than seeking the refuge of your gym, wear the Spanx Active Bottoms Shaping Compression Close Fit Pant for some warmth and the same shaping magic. To line your trainers, be sure to also check out our collection of trainer socks – from plain to patterned!

Wolford Lisbon String Body

Wolford Lisbon String Body

Feeling a little courageous? Ready to finally try out that yoga or dance class? Get a running start with the Wolford Lisbon String Body that touts a sleek scoop neck! Pair them with some opaque Trasparenze Dorella Footless Leggings or Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights for a wonderfully graceful silhouette. After all, just because you’re working out shouldn’t mean you’re not stylish in the process!

Spanx Spoil Me Cotton High Waisted Panties

Spanx Spoil Me Cotton High Waisted Panties

We know it’s hard to get in your 10,000 steps everyday, so how about smoothing away any trouble spots with some shapewear panties? Our favourites are the Spanx Spoil Me Cotton High Waisted Panties. Made with 80% cotton and a medium control shapewear, you’ll feel confident and comfortable all day. Our motto is you you can’t face it, FAKE IT!

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Chic and figure-hugging – it can only be Wolford bodies!

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

We all know and love Wolford’s large selection of hosiery, but did you know they also make the most fabulous bodies? In fact, a host of celebrities have been popping up all over sporting the styles, and it’s easy to see why. With the weather warming up, these products are perfect for creating a simple and polished look, whether layering beneath close fitting outfits or as an outfit accessory in their own right. Although these bodies don’t come cheap, we’re of the opinion that they’re worth every penny. A timeless (not to mention versatile) addition to your wardrobe, they’ll stand the test of time and are unmistakably Wolford.

Daisy Lowe

Daisy Lowe

Kim Kardashian has always been a fan of figure hugging fashion, so it came as no surprise to us to see her in the Wolford Colorado String Body. Not only comfortable but versatile too, you can dress this up with a pencil skirt and heels or dress it down with jeans and a leather jacket depending on the event. The lack of seams also ensures a wonderfully smooth silhouette, just like Kim K herself.

Another celebrity trying out the trend is supermodel Daisy Lowe, who layered a simple black body beneath an eye catching sheer lace skirt. In our eyes, you can never go wrong with an all-black ensemble, so recreating this look is a must. Luckily, we have just the thing with the Wolford Berlin Body, finishing off the look with the Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights.

Miley CyrusNot always known for her chic sartorial choices, Miley Cyrus has also been known to sport a Wolford body. Albeit on a photoshoot, the Wrecking Ball singer styled the Wolford Jamaika String Body with some patchwork denim and heels for a casual yet trendy look. Okay, so we might not wear the jeans ourselves, but the body is seriously stylish. For us, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black high waisted denim shorts and heeled boots.

 Intrigued? Check out our entire selection of Wolford bodies before you leave!

 

 

 
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Ladder Resist Tights in the eyes of… Conor Maynard?

Conor MaynardHere at MyTights HQ, we’re big fans of Radio 1 and in particular, Nick Grimshaw’s morning show. While we’re always chuckling away at his quirky take on the latest news and going-ons, yesterdays show caught our attention more than most. In potentially a radio first, an interview with pop sensation Conor Maynard lead to a discussion about none other than ladder resist tights! A slightly odd conversation admittedly; Conor was given ten seconds to reel off as much information as ladder resist tights as he could, and it’s fair to say his knowledge was lacking a little. While he gave it his best go, we’re here to clear things up and tell you everything you need to know about the fantastic world of run resist hosiery!

We all know the feeling of rushing around to get dressed in the morning, pulling on a pair of tights only to catch them on your jewellery or nails. For us, ladders are a cardinal hosiery sin, so we’re always on the hunt for a solution to this age old problem. Luckily, ladder resist tights are becoming more and more popular nowadays, with more and more brands taking advantage of the newest hosiery innovations. Made using breakthrough run resist yarns, ladder resist tights prevent a small hole from developing into ladders and snags. You might think that this means the tights might compromise on style, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, modern technology means ladder resist tights can be as sheer as a 5 denier, and enjoy the same silky soft feel as regular sheers.

Giving you greater value for money and ensuring your morning routine goes off without a glitch, here are out top 5 picks.

  1. Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

    Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

     If it’s a budget friendly option you’re after, it has to be the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights. Ensuring those hosiery nightmares don’t blight your day, these 10 denier tights use run resist yarns to create a feminine, everyday look. Oh, and most importantly, they’re just £4.95 a pair…

 

2. Bare leg looks are as popular as ever, and with the warmer weather approaching, you’ll want to enjoy that ‘no hosiery’ without having to worry about the delicate nature of your tights. The Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights are the perfect choice, made using revolutionary LYCRA® Fusion fibres for wonderful robustness.

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

3. As the name would suggest, the Oroblu No Risk Tights are quite literally indestructible. Available in four shades and standing the test of time, these 20 denier sheers make ladders a distant memory.

4. The control top version of the aforementioned Charnos tights, the Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights mean you can enjoy the same resilience and everyday look, but with a hidden control top to smooth over your problem areas. What a package!

5. For fuller figures, the Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights offer incredible value for money. Not only will they prevent any ladders or snags from ruining your look, this 3 pack of 15 denier tights are just £6.50, Framing your curves to perfection!

 

Ladders schmadders! Browse our full range of ladder resist tights before you head off!

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MyTights.com meet Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan!

As a team of hosiery enthusiasts, the MyTights.com team pride ourselves on being the very first to the scene when a new brand shakes up the hosiery market. Fresh from it’s launch on our website last week, we were delighted that the founder of Nubian Skin, Ade Hassan, took some time out of her busy schedule to chat to us this week for an exclusive Q&A session. In case you aren’t familiar yet, Nubian Skin are a revolutionary skin tone brand, creating four beautiful shades designed specifically for darker complexions. Let’s see what Ade had to say…

Ade Hassan

 

Q: What inspired you to set up Nubian Skin?

Nubian Skin was essentially born out of my own frustration.  I always wanted hosiery and lingerie that would match my skin-tone, and  after years of not being able to have a “go-to” brand to find them, I decided to start my own.

 

Q: Are you pleased with the outcome of your range?

I am incredibly pleased with how it has been received and the quality of the range.  There is so much more I’d like to do, but it’s definitely been a great start.

 

Q: What is your business philosophy?

“Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour”.  I think it’s so important for women to be able to express themselves the way they want, and fashion is a key part of doing that.  So, for me, it’s incredibly important that women of colour get to have a “bare-leg” look with tights, or not have to worry about finding a skin-tone bra to go under a sheer top.

 

Q: What are your future plans for the brand?

Well in the near term, we definitely want to expand our sizing, because that is some feedback we’ve received from customers, so we’ve taken that on board.  After that, it’s to grow sensibly and offer more products that our customers would like to see.

 

Q: What’s your hot tip for finding your perfect shade?

Well, a very wise hosiery buyer once told me, that if you have a swatch with a run in it, hold it up against your skin, if it’s hardly visible, you know that it’s a good match.  On our website, we’ve got a handy skin-tone guide, which helps match your skin-tone to different popular foundations.

 

Q: Where do you see the brand in 10 years time?

We have big plans, but I’ll have to swear you to secrecy to reveal!

 

Thanks very much, Ade! We imagine you’re more than a little bit intrigued to try the products for yourself now, so make sure you browse the Nubian skin collection before you leave.

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Introducing…Nubian Skin

nubian group

 

Self-confessed hosiery addict? If this sounds like you, you may have heard on the grapevine about the latest hosiery brand that’s been taking the market by storm. Fresh from the phenomenal media coverage of their lingerie collection in recent months, this week saw the launch of Nubian Skin to MyTights.com. And guess what… we’re the first online retailer to get our hands on it. Of course we are!

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

The brainchild of economics graduate and all round entrepreneur Ade Hassan, the collection is based around the ethos of embracing ‘a different kind of nude’. For all too long, bare leg hosiery has been aimed primarily at women with paler skin, while the needs of women with darker skin tones have been largely ignored. Frustrated by the lack of options for a ‘better than bare leg look’ in the summer months, Ade and her team decided to take action, working around the clock to create four distinct skin tone shades, specifically aimed at women of colour. The collection is based around the belief that women of all ethnicities should be able to feel sexy and confident whilst wearing hosiery. Comprising a pair of 10 denier tights and matching hold ups, both styles offer a flawless matte finish and that sought after no-hosiery look. We love!

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Hold Ups

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Hold Ups

 

We’re delighted to welcome the brand to the world of MyTights, and are excited to see what Ade and her team have up their sleeves next. Oh, and in case you were interested, we’ll be running an exclusive Q&A session with Ade later this week, so watch this space!

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Faux Pas Alert! Kim K in See-Through Leggings

Kim Kardashian (see-through)

CRINGE!

When it comes to listing our top hosiery faux pas, see-through leggings always manage to find their way towards the top of the list. Not always known for her excellent fashion choices, this week it was Kim Kardashian who fell foul of the style no-no, wearing a particularly unforgiving pair of transparent leggings during a Paris workout. Sure, the glare of the camera flash undoubtedly made her leggings appear sheerer than they actually were, but you’d think if you were a member of the world-famous Kardashian clan, that this would enter your mind before facing the prying eyes of the press! Whether a PR stunt or not, her choice of outfit left very little to the imagination, and certainly doesn’t rank amongst her finest sartorial choices. To make sure you never commit such a heinous fashion crime, we’ve rounded up our collection of gorgeous leggings for every occasion.

Best for: Everyday wear

Anyone who’s worn leggings will know just how versatile they can be. Whether with dresses, tunics or longline tees, it pays to always have a quality pair to hand, and we’ve got just the thing with the Trasparenze Honeymoon Leggings.  Made in a matte finish and available in three classic colours, they’re also completely opaque, so there’s no chance of ‘doing a Kim.’

Best for: Patterns & Prints

Oroblu Bouquet Leggings

Oroblu Bouquet Leggings

Especially for the fashionistas, printed leggings are a must-have for the spring/summer seasons. From florals to geometrics, they’re everywhere at the moment, but our favourite pair has to be the Oroblu Bouquet Leggings. We were taken by these as soon as we spotted them arrive a few weeks back, and it’s clear to see why with their elegant floral print and generous stretch.

Best for: High Shine

Hands down one of the biggest trends at the moment, no leggings feature would be complete without high shine. They may not exactly be purse-friendly, but we’re of the opinion that sometimes it’s worth splashing the cash for something extra special, and that’s exactly what you get with the Wolford Estella Leggings. With a gorgeous leather look finish and quilted seam on the knee, wowing your friends is a given!

Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings

Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings

Best for: Extra Benefits

Nowadays, leggings can do more than just look great, and it’s possible for a simple pair of leggings to trim your figure and tone your problem zones! Who’d have thought it? We couldn’t decide on a favourite for this section, so we compromised with a tie between two brilliant styles, the first of which are the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings. Brand new to MyTights, these vampy leggings will streamline your tummy, thighs and hips, all the while giving you a rock chick look with their high shine finish. Or for the appearance of classic denim, a pair of the Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings are a must. Appearing like denim jeans but with the stretch of a legging, your figure will appear perfectly contoured 24/7.

Best for: Colour

Completing our fabulous five are the Trasparenze Dorella Footless Leggings. Dark colours are all well and good, but when the sun’s out, we love to experiment with jazzy shades to brighten our look. With ten colours on offer, these 70 denier leggings offer 100% coverage are perfect for updating your spring look. Our favourites are the vibrant shades of Ottanio and Bordo!

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Try Out Stockings à la Madonna & Taylor Swift!

Madonna & Taylor in their fab stockings!

Madonna & Taylor in their fab stockings!

 

Aristoc Sensuous 10D Lace Top Stockings

Aristoc Sensuous 10D Lace Top Stockings

We love nothing more than when two of our favourite music stars join forces; it always makes for a brilliant pop song. Eminem and Rihanna, Nelly & Kelly, the list goes on. Now it’s the turn of none other than Madonna and Taylor Swift to set the airwaves alight and produce a new song that we’ll undoubtedly have in our heads for months to come. Performing their much anticipated single Ghost Town at the iHeartMusic Radio Awards, it seems that it’s not just musical talent that the pair have in common, with both the undisputed queen of pop and current golden girl Swift performing in matching stockings!

In her first public performance since THAT fall at the Brit Awards and opting to play it safe and sit on a stool (wise move!), Madonna layered her black stockings over a pair of trademark fishnets, finishing off her vampy look with knee high leather boots and a rather odd corseted outfit. Taylor’s outfit, on the other hand, was a slightly more classic affair, wearing her lovely lace top stockings with a sleeveless black dress and knee high lace up boots. Two very different looks with one thing in common, the performance confirmed exactly what we knew – stockings are back. Are you loving their legwear? If you are, MyTights.com have a fantastic array of stockings on offer, be it winter-warming opaques or racy fishnets, so there’s no reason why you can’t replicate it should you wish…

If it’s a classic pair of sheer stockings a la Taylor you’re after, a great place to start is with the Aristoc Sensuous 10D Lace Top Stockings. Near on identical to Swifty, the lace top adds instant glamour to your wardrobe, while the slight sheen finish is great for perfecting a polished evening look. Whether you follow Taylor’s lead and opt for an LBD or play it casual in a pair of denim shorts and statement tee, these are a fabulous (not to mention affordable) choice. Looking for something that’s a little more everyday? No problem, simply turn your attention to the brilliant Charnos Elegance Ultra Sheer Stockings, a case of the name speaking for itself, with their classic plain top and understated sheen. Great for the office, they’ll only set you back £6.25 a pair.

While we’d suggest accessorising your stockings with something a little more demure than Madonna herself, there’s no denying that her layered fishnet tights added some wow factor to her look. To mirror this, how about treating yourself to the Jonathan Aston Fishnet Stockings? All the sultry appeal of stockings but with a classic fishnet base to get everyone talking, there’s no easier way to give your simple evening wear an edgy twist!

Fallen hook, line and sinker for sultry stockings? Make sure you cast your eyes over our full range!

 

 

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Oroblu SS15: The Best Of!

Oroblu Bouquet Leggings

Oroblu Bouquet Leggings

Each and every one of the brands we stock at MyTights.com are unique in their own way, so we’re always intrigued to see how our brands translate the catwalk trends into their new collections. One brand that never let us down is Oroblu, and it just so happens that we recently received a long-awaited delivery of their SS15 collection!

As we’re sure you eagle-eyed hosiery fans have noticed, the new range launched on the website across the last couple of days, and you’re in for a real treat. Oroblu are brilliant at taking a classic style and putting their own spin on it, creating fashion-forward hosiery that’s always a cut above the rest, which is instantly clear from the new range. And with leggings, socks, hold ups and tights in the mix, every single one of our lovely customers can enjoy some sophisticated Italian styling this summer. Here are our top picks:

1) Oroblu Bouquet Leggings  - as fashions come and go, some have a real knack of staying around. One such fashion is floral, and these leggings offer them in abundance. Ascending up the leg, the mix of pretty petals and leaves are great for adding some femininity and glamour into an otherwise casual look. Ideal for jazzing up your longline tees or equally forming part of your party look, we have a feeling we’ll be wearing these A LOT across the coming months.

Oroblu April Tights

Oroblu April Tights

2) Oroblu April Tightsfishnets are undergoing something of a style revolution of late – they just seem to be everywhere! No complaints from us, but for a particularly fashionable pair, these classic net tights are joined by a gorgeous side seam with an unusual tricot effect. MyTights founder Laura is a big fan!

3) Oroblu Luna Footprotectors these gorgeous foot liners epitomise Oroblu to a tee. Taking something as standard as a footprotector and making it into a high-end fashion accessory, the mix of net, floral lace and scallop edge make these a must-have in our eyes.

oroblu-candice-pants

Oroblu Candice Long Pants

4) Oroblu Addison Tights a trick we always stick to is layering some sheers beneath fishnet tights to stay current and on-trend without compromising on warmth. Killing two birds with one stone, these brilliant fashion tights have an interlinking diamond pattern against an elegant sheer base, creating the illusion of nets and giving us all a new essential.

5) Oroblu Candice Long Pants finishing with something a little different, these fitted pants give the look of cropped trousers, but with the stretch and comfort as leggings. Sounds like the perfect marriage in our eyes!

Want to see more? We bet you do! Check out the entire SS15 Oroblu collection here.

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