Each month we pick our top three products, and tell you why. This month, we’re embracing our hosiery drawer as the alternative to hours at the gym and misery inducing diets, with some seriously flattering figure fixes…
Why? The new range of Calvin Klein Control only hit our shelves last month, but already it’s become a firm favourite. With winter on its way we’ll be opting for the cosy opaque styles before long, but for now we’re besotted with these semi-opaque Calvin Klein 30D high waisted tights. With a silky smooth feel on the leg, uber-flattering matte finish and medium control high waisted design, tummies are flattened, waists sculpted and thighs smoothed – these are the hardest working tights in our hosiery drawer.
Style With: High heeled ankle boots and a bodycon midi dress (with such a sleek silhouette you’ll be more than able to pull it off). Finish with an oversized tote for an optical illusion effect that will make you look even tinier in comparison.
Wear to: work on dress down Friday – you’ll shock the office with your hot new body!
How much? £16.00 / €19,50 / $26.00
2) Trasparenze Designer Tights
Why? After a brief lull when everyone turned their back on fashion hosiery and clamoured for classics, fashion is back with a splash. It’s all about luxe designs and showstopping glamour, which is what’s made us select the Trasparenze Designer tights to make the hot list this month. From the front these look like your regular opaques – but when you turn to leave all eyes will be on the wide, velvet back seam that runs up the back of the leg and tricks the eye into thinking your legs are much longer than they really are. With a gorgeous velvet bow ankle detail, your ankles with look narrower, too – this is miracle working fashion at its best!
Style With: Sharp tailoring and clean lines – try a monochrome ensemble of black cocktail shorts, boxy tux jacket and high neck lace blouse in white or cream. Pull your hair away from your face and finish with a bold red lip.
Wear to: clubs to dance the night away with the girls – this look is the perfect blend of sexy, stylish and comfortable!
How much? £41.00 / €50,50 / $66.50
Why? Vintage style is still big news, with everyone looking to add a touch of retro glamour to their hair, home and wardrobes. Make sure your lingerie drawer isn’t left out – the Glamour Girdle from faux vintage lingerie specialists What Katie Did will give you a gorgeous hourglass silhouette and has been designed with maximum attention to detail, for an authentic vintage look.
Style With: Wearing stockings will make you automatically turn to vintage style for the rest of your look. Luxe stockings like the Falke Seidenglatt
which have an extra deep lace top will make you feel elegant and ladylike, and polka dots will complete the retro vibe. Or to bring your stockings into the 21st century, stick to your LBD and tease hair into a mini beehive for a subtle nod to bygone eras.
Wear to: Wearing stockings on a grey and rainy Tuesday will bring a little glamour to everyday life, but if you prefer to save them for something special, they’ll add charm galore to an evening ensemble on an anniversary dinner date.
How much? £47.25 / €58.00 / $76.50