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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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What MyTights Wore – 22nd November

With hot chocolates and radiators fast becoming our best friends here at MyTights HQ, it only makes sense to up the ante when it comes to our hosiery efforts. We’ve already started stocking up on our winter warmers, but that doesn’t mean we have to scrimp on style! Just take a look for yourself…


Nothing says chic quite like a pair of black tights and we love how Hannah has styled hers with a leather skirt and sweet pumps.


Quirky and cool, Brit designer Henry Holland has certainly left his stamp on the ?Gingham OTK Tights. Dress yours down like Nix with converse and asymmetric hem, or style up with a pencil skirt and court shoes.


Super soft and cosy, the Pretty Polly Supersoft Opaque Tights are a must for the season ahead. Perfect for wearing to the office and then underneath that LBD, these also arrive with a purse friendly price tag!


A true treat for legs and a party season favourite, Wolford tights feel as fabulous as they look. Whilst you can’t get Laura’s tights, the Victorienne Tights or Valencienne Stay Ups from the brand feature a pretty lace detail too.

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Top Opaques for the season ahead!

Its official ? the drizzle & damp is here to stay! As I pack up the last of my summer wardrobe, I?ve come to terms with the fact that my relationship with sunshine is to be a long distance one, so rather than hibernating, I?ve rounded up the must have opaques for the season ahead. Ranging from the luxurious to the every day essentials, you?re bound to find a pair that will keep your hosiery drawer happy…

Top Opaques!

Colour Pop

If you consider black your go-to shade most mornings but crave a little lift to break up your look, then coloured opaques are a must. To prepare your wardrobe, treat pins to the versatile Finesse Tights?from Jonathan Aston. New in and created from a cotton rich fabric, the opaques have a 50 denier appearance that will work for both the office & bar, ensuring they?ll become an everyday favourite. Available in six gorgeous shades (along with a classic black and rusty autumn tone), these are fast becoming a top office pick here at MyTights HQ. . If you consider yourself a connoisseur of all things rainbow hued, then the 80 Denier Tights from Pamela Mann are a must. Available in more shades than there are days in the week, the vibrant opaques are great for breathing soul back into that shift dress or playsuit. Best of all, the tights come at a purse friendly price that won?t break the budget!

Everyday Essentials

Extravagant colour palettes aside, they are times when only black tights will suffice. Perfect for locking in warmth when temperatures drop, the humble style is now available in more variants than ever before. Ranging from the purse friendly to the supersoft, I?ve taken a shine to the revamped opaques range from Pretty Polly. Elegant and easy on the purse strings, the 40D Silk Finish Tights from Pretty Polly come with a silky smooth finish and arrive in a handy two pack for twice the fun! Come rain or shine, these will fast become part of your daily routine.

Classic control

For those after a little nip and tuck, control opaques will secretly sculpt and define your figure.? Chic and full of shaping magic, the 80D Shaper Tights from Calvin Klein are a must if you crave that a streamlined silhouette. New to the MyTights family and proving popular,the 80 denier opaques use a light shaping control to slim & trim in seconds. Available in a high waisted style too, these will take you from the boardroom to the bar with ease.

Luxurious & Lovely

Hectic schedules often mean that pampering goes to the bottom of the list. The easiest way to keep legs content, luxurious opaques are a must. With an appreciation for the finer things in life, Austrian brand Wolford took to creating a pair of tights that not only feel gorgeous, but look super chic too. A favourite of mine during cooler weather, the Velvet de Luxe 66 Tights from the brand deliver a smooth and matte elegance, with a velvet like touch. Long lasting too, these will see you through several seasons, refusing to disappoint thanks to their long lasting quality. Similarly, the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights?deliver just as much luxury, thanks to the glossy sheen and silky appeal. Available in a range of shades, (ranging from the classic to the more autumnal trend hues), there?s a pair for every collection. I practically live in these, collecting every shade that?s been available since we stocked them. And it?s not just me that adore them as these were given top marks in a recent Daily Mail review!

Mega thick & fabulous

Perfect if you?ve already begun to feel the chill, the Trasparenze Cortina 100 Tights take care of all your wintery needs. Experts at keeping the chill out, the super thick opaques are a true treat for pins. With a 100 denier appearance, these also leave behind a bold leg silhouette.Top Opaques!

Tights with Talents

Doing their best to rid the world of runs & ladders, the Andrea Bucci Lycra Fusion Tights are the hardest working opaques out there. Made with the hardworking and resilient LYCRA? FUSION??fibre, those nasty snags will never develop into anything more. Phew!

If you?re struggling to find opaques that will flatter your curves, then the Cette Dublin Plus Size Tights are the solution. Super soft, the 60 denier tights have been specifically designed for gorgeous fuller figures, along with flat lying seams and a breathable cotton gusset. Available in five shades, there?s a pair for every occasion!

And finally, if you?re forever waging a war on the dreaded orange peel, let the Killer Figure Emana Control Tights from Charnos help the cause. Cellulite busting, the 40 denier opaques have been proven to improve signs by a whopping 11%.? Using the clever Emana technology, the special yarn works to get your blood flowing and boost circulation for youthful looking legs.? Hooray!

And with that, I?m off to add even more to my collection.

Until next time ladies?

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Kate loves opaques too!

Entrepreneur, yummy mummy and self confessed Queen of Cool, there are endless reasons why Kate Moss will forever remain our favourite model. Ever since the 5’7 beauty emerged on the scene in the late 90s, the British public (well, a large amount of them anyway), have flocked to replicate her chic & cutting edge ensembles.

Moss and her Opaques!

Just shy of 40, the mum of one showed us that she’s still got it during fashion week, debuting an impressive array of outfits. But when it came to after hour events, Moss flaunted a rather classic style of hosiery – her trusty black opaques.

No doubt her endless legs helped contribute to the show stopping looks but thanks to a little help from her choice of leg wear, Kate Moss grabbed headlines on more than one occasion. From her fancy dress appearance at the anOther magazine party (and no, there wasn’t an ill flattering costume in sight) to a Longchamps launch party, the supermodel relied on her black opaques to deliver a bold leg silhouette and elegant coverage. And here at MyTights HQ, we want to join in.

Luxurious and lovely, the Wolford Neon 40 Tights are fast becoming an office favourite, delivering a super soft feel and glossy finish. Leaving legs feeling pampered and looking polished, these are ideal for both work & play, including any fancy dress parties…

For a purse friendly alternative that still feels just as gorgeous, treat legs to the 80D Silk Finish Tights from Pretty Polly. Having recently revamped their opaques range, the British superbrand have made sure that regardless of budget or occasion, you’ll still be able to discover your perfect pair. Just the pair for those wanting a great quality pair of tights that they can wear every day, the 80 denier opaques have a gorgeously smooth finish, along with a silky sheen that Moss herself appears to prefer.

And for those always on the go, take solace in the fact that some rather clever designers have managed to work ladder resistant technology into a pair of fabulous 80 denier opaques. From Andrea Bucci, the Lycra Fusion fibre Opaque tights come prepared to deal with hectic schedules and clumsiness. By using bi-component technology, ?the outer layers of the fibre are allowed to fuse together, leaving the fabric super strong. In turn, you can be sure that a snag will never transform into anything more. Phew!!

So now we have our perfect pair of black opaques, we?re just waiting on those party invites to come through. Kate, we hope you?re reading!

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You Heard It Here First – Brown is the new Black!

It’s official ladies, our fail -safe shade of choice has been knocked off its prime position in the colour chart – with a Royal approval to boot! We know, we know, what on earth could replace black? Well, with one glance at Kate, Pippa & Zara at the Cheltenham Races, it seems that brown is very much back on the colour radar, and we couldn’t adore it more.

Kinder on skin tones and a much softer alternative to bold blacks , chocolately hues are perfect for adding a warm touch to any ensemble,

particularly when sunshine is fast becoming a myth! With not one but three Royal ladies (!) embracing the trend, it’s only a matter time before we all attempt it ourselves. Forever here to help with your hosiery needs, we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch when it comes to the cocoa colour…

Sister of the moment and tabloid sweetheart, Pippa Middleton, was seen working her brown tights at the races, teaming it with a canary yellow coat & suede knee high boots. Now, whilst the flo-yellow shade may not be everyone’s cup of tea, we simply loved her cosy opaques. Perfect for protecting pins from that chill in the air, thick chocolate tights look as delicious as they sound! A fan of Pippa’s look? Go for the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights in Chocolate. With a price that won’t hurt your purse, these look fab when worn under knee high boots and a flirty hemline. If the temperature is far too unfriendly for you, step up the warmth factor in the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights, for the same shade but a slightly thicker opaque.

And for those pattern fanatics? Whilst the rest of the world may be waiting for the latest addition to the Royal family, we’ve got our eyes firmly on the Princess’ choice of hosiery! Showing her appreciation for all things chocolate, Kate Middleton treated her pins to a pair of faux net tights. Pairing hers with a peachy pea coat and boots, we think she looked the picture of elegance. Add interest to your winter coat in these gorgeous Oroblu Loreline Tights. With a touch of Art Deco to them, your legs are sure to be the talking point.

If you want something for when the sun does decide to come out and play, sheer tights are just the ticket. The good news ladies, is that your favourite sheers come in the gorgeous brown shade too! Previously overlooked for their black & nude counterparts, this time round it’s all about the cocoa. With four gorgeous tones to choose from, we love the Levante Class Tights. From an espresso Mocca to a golden Hazlenut, there’s an option for any ensemble this spring. Be sure to inject a little colour into your outfit to keep things cheery, avoiding the temptation to match accessories.

Still not convinced to put down your black tights? Never fear! Although the Royals have failed to win you over, we still have a gorgeous range of black hosiery to keep those wardrobes happy…


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