Laura’s Choice: Valentine’s Gift & Style Guide…

Love is in the air at, and with February 14th fast approaching, I thought it was time to share my favourite products from our extensive Valentine’s hosiery collection with you.  Whether you’re looking for perfect gift for a loved one or seeking something special to wear on the day, I’m confident we’ve got everything you could possible need…

pamela-mann-be-my-valentine-tightsValentine’s Fashion

Even the most cynical among you won’t fail to find your inner romantic with some of our bolder Valentine’s fashion ideas.  The Pamela Mann Large Heart Opaque Tights are a smile inducing style for the more daring among you – covered in bright red hearts, these black opaques will look great paired with a scarlet wrap dress and heels.  If you love the idea of hearts but prefer something a little more understated, The Pamela Mann Sheer Hearts Tights are covered in tiny black hearts which look more like polka dots from a distance (so they’re even office appropriate!)

If your workplace allows something a little more unconventional, why not show your office crush how you feel in the Pamela Mann Be My Valentine Tights?  These stunning sheers feature the words “Be My Valentine” in calligraphic script at the ankle of each leg, extending up the back of the calf before transforming into a sultry back seam.  And whether you’re shy of saying how you feel out loud or want to declare your love from the rooftops, the Moulin Rouge Je T’aime Tights are just the ticket.  Much like the Be My Valentine tights, these feature the words “Je T’aime” at the ankle, again extending into a leg-lengthening seam up the back of the leg.  Well, if you’re going to say those three little words, why not do it in the language of love?

sweet-roses-lace-tights Seams & Lace

If you like your seams to make a little less of a statement, I highly recommend the Pretty Polly Nylons Tights.  Part of the perennially popular Pretty Polly Nylons collection, these have a high shine finish perfect for adding the glam factor to your look, and a chic, classic back seam – no fuss, no frills, and a budget friendly £6.00.  If you’re a fan of the elegant seamed look but want to treat a loved one (or yourself!) to a little luxury, the Falke High Heel Seamed Tights bring beautiful design and superior quality to the back seam style.

Lace is another way to add an indulgent edge to your Valentine’s day look.  The utterly gorgeous Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights combine luscious lace with a sultry seam in a vintage-inspired cut and sew design, meaning you get the best of both worlds.  I personally adore my Wolford Nahla Tights, which blend a floral motif and net design for a really intricate look – I love teaming mine with a berry pink dress and statement necklace.

Stockings & Supenders

Though I’m not often spotted in stockings and hold ups due to my inclination to cycle at top speed around London, it’s undeniable that they’re a Valentine’s Day staple.  One of our most


popular stockings styles, the Cette Berlin Stockings are about as chic as they come, and feature a sexy back seam and traditional Cuban heel design to boot.  After a plainer option?  The Aristoc Sensuous 10D Stockings are a classic sheer stocking with a beautiful lace top.  Of course, fishnets are the way to go if you want something that’s both a classic and fashion forward – try the Levante Fishnet Stockings, and rein in the raunchy by teaming these black fishnet stockings with a really simple black dress and pointy court shoes.

Don’t forget to top these off with a little something from our range of suspender belts.  Stockings and suspender sets are also perfect if you’re shopping for a gift – the Jonathan Aston Seduction Set contains back seam stockings with a matching black suspender belt, or the sensational Oroblu Amelie Kit contains plain opaque stockings and a sweet polka do design suspender belt.

And if you are going to be on the go, my top tip is to avoid wrap dresses, as they’re liable to give away a little more than you’d perhaps like of your choice of hosiery!

Boudoir-Lace-Suspender-TightsHold Ups & Strip Panty

If you just can’t handle the faff of suspender belts and fiddly straps in your already hectic lifestyle, take the stress away with hold ups and strip panty styles.  The Wolford Eyla Stay Ups and Le Bouget Essential 15 Hold Ups are both ideal for Valentine’s as they both have discreet red detailing at the tops (which are modern and minimalist on the former, and luxuriously lacy on the latter).  Strip panty tights are even more convenient, as they mix the look and feel of stockings with the practicality of tights.  The Trasparenze Strip Panty 20D Suspender Tights are our bestselling style, but I also love the Charnos Boudoir Lace Suspender Tights for a little extra special detailing.

So whether it’s something sexy for a Valentine’s date, some fun fashion to liven up the day or a gorgeous gift for someone special, I hope I’ve given you ample inspiration to make this Valentine’s Day your best (dressed) one yet.

Until next week…


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