Mary, Queen of Tights

Retail guru Mary Portas is back on our screens once more with her new joint venture with Gordon Ramsey, Hotel GB. The dynamic duo have teamed up with other celebrities, including Gok Wan and Kim Woodburn, to run a hotel with a group of unemployed trainees.

So what does the face of retail wear when on a mission to change Britain? Why, her own range of hosiery, of course! Quite apart from being both a wonderful piece of promotion for her range designed with hosiery brand Charnos, we can see why: her tights are gorgeous.

How refreshing to see a celebrity designer who actually practises what she preaches and wears her own range!

And as she’s worn the Scroll shaper tights in every show so far this week, we think it’s safe to assume she’s not simply wearing them to sell more pairs – she genuinely likes these tights.

We like them too – in fact, we love all of the Mary Portas range – but our favourite style is definitely the spotty shaper tights, the sister style of Mary’s Scroll design. A delicate spot pattern means you look chic and elegant, while the strong boxer brief design means your hips,thighs and tummy are smoothed while your bottom is given a subtle lift. What more could you possibly need from a pair of tights?


As well as the Scroll and polka dot designs, you can go for the plain Sheer 10 design for a really classic look. There’s no doubting it, Mary knows exactly what we want and has delivered it big time! Shop the entire Mary Portas & Charnos collection for the shaper styles and much more, including colour pop opaques, luscious lace and the sell out Armery styles.


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