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Laura’s Choice: SS14 Trends

I love watching new looks emerge on the catwalk, but what’s even better is seeing how they translate on the high street – and of course how they’re reflected in the world of hosiery!  With the official arrival of spring last week, I’ve decided it was high time I shared with you some of my favourite trends for SS14, along with some inspiration on how to wear them… tienga-patterned-tights

Trend: Geometric Patterns

Seen at: House of Holland, Peter Pilotto

If you want to get away with patterns at the office, go for a small, all over design, like the Pretty Polly Layered Honeycomb Tights.  Team these with a pencil skirt and knee high boots and you’ll reveal just a flash of pattern as you walk – the ultimate grown up way to work the trend.  For the younger and bolder, a short A-Line skirt and plain cropped jumper will show off bold designs like the bondage style Pamela Mann Gridlock Sheer Tights, or create a fashion forward clash effect by donning the tribal-inspired Jonathan Aston Tienga Tights with a skater dress in a contrasting pattern.

Trend: Embellishments

Seen at: Mui Mui, Prada, Marc Jacobs

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Embellishments are back again, following on from last year’s Great Gatsby craze when everyone went mad for a little bling.  The best bit is embellished tights are so easy to wear, whether you choose to dress them up or down.  Try teaming something subtle like the Pamela Mann 120D Studded Tights with your regular office skirt and classic blouse, or for all out glamour go for something extra glitzy like the Trasparenze Party Tights, which are adorned with a trail of sparkly butterflies up the leg.  Mirror the sparkle with a statement necklace and voila!  A party ready look in an instant.

Trend: Florals

Seen at: House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem

Florals are a spring staple, so you can stick with tradition and wear the Wolford Mimi Tights with summery pastel shades – the sweet floral side seam will instantly put spring in your step.  Or for an edgier way to wear them, oriental inspired styles like the Pamela Mann Flocked Rose Tights and the Jonathan Aston Rosy Tights will work really well with casual attire and a lashing of leather.

Trend: Lace

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Seen at: Stella McCartney, Burberry Prorsum, Chanel, Marc Jacobs

Lace for spring is a revelation for me – I’d always thought of it as very much a winter staple, but who am I to argue with Chanel?  For a really up to the moment look team the Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights with a jersey midi skirt, slouchy t-shirt, anklet booties and a long statement necklace… but I’ll be sticking to my tried-and-tested shift dress and Wolford Nahla Tights combination!

Trend: Sheer

Seen at: Christian Dior, PPQ, Maxmara

Sheer black tights are the hit of the season, with fashionistas from Alexa Chung to Miranda Kerr flying the flag for the shadowy sheers.  The best thing about them? They go with EVERYTHING, from floral sundresses to lace bodycons, and even city shorts and blazer pairings. A sheer 10-20 denier style is the ideal way to work the look – try my much loved Oroblu Sensuel Tights, which feel super soft to the touch and come in a huge range of colours if you’d rather branch out from black.  Or for a little more coverage, go for a 30 denier pair like the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights (which have an in built control, top, too – perfect for form fitting dresses).

Until next week…

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Spring/Summer 2014 Trends

MoschinoSeptember is a busy month for fashionistas who have their eyes glued to the runways of Fashion Week. From New York to London to Milan to Paris, the world?s top designers have brought out their Spring/Summer 2014 collections for us to see. After poring through the collections, I picked out some of my favourite hosiery and sock trends and similar products that we have here at MyTights!

Chanel is a personal favourite of mine; I?ve always loved their shows. This year they displayed a colourful artistic theme, all inspired by an antique German paint chart. Each model wore either black or white mid calf socks. A similar style would be the Falke Family All Round socks, which come in both black and white, to tone down any colourful outfits you might be sporting this coming Spring.

Comme des Garcons pushed boundaries at their show with a rebellious punk theme. Black, white and candy pink tights were all incorporated into the outfits, but the candy pink were really the statement-makers in my opinion. Pamela Mann 50 Denier tights come in the simpler black and white, and the pink too if you?re feeling daring!

Moschino, celebrating their 30th anniversary, made sure their show was a real party. A common piece in their collection was the super trendy micronet tights. Although they fit perfectly with the heavier, punk ?bad girl? outfits, they also added a dark twist to the more feminine floral looks. The black Jonathan Aston Micronet tights are perfect if you want to give the edgy Moschino look a try!

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All these styles can be pretty flexible for any occasion, so take a look at these trendy pieces and make them your own!

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Fashion Week Round Up: Eyebrows, Hidden Cameras and Hosiery!

A month of fabulous fashion and gorgeous shows comes to an end today, and what a month it’s been…

First thing’s first, I don’t think catwalk fashion has ever been as accessible as it has this year. As more and more designers embrace the opportunity to streamline their live catwalks online, Topshop Unique took things one step further by sending their models down the runway with a camera!

Model mania snatched a few headlines too, as Cara Delevigne and those infamous eyebrows kept photographers snap happy

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inside and outside shows, whilst catwalk veteran Kate Moss took centre stage at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris.But eyebrows and hidden cameras aside, what really caught my attention was of course, the hosiery on show. From cosmopolitan New York to sundrenched Milan, designers everywhere relied on leg wear to add the finishing touches to their AW13 collection, and we’ve rounded up the cream of the crop to help you get a head start!

Thigh’s the Limit

I’m pretty sure one of the Ten Fashion commandments reads ‘If Chanel says it’s okay, it’s okay’. Unveiling their new AW13 collection at Paris Fashion Week, fashion guru Lagerfeld showed us that leather and flirty hemlines do mix – thanks to a little help from some handy sheers and clever socks. Fashioning thick over the knee socks from the fashion house’s signature tweed fabric, the extreme look of the leather was instantly softened, with sheers providing pins with coverage from the inevitable winter chill. It seems Missoni shares the same sentiment too, as thighs were celebrated with some rather gorgeous mock hold up tights. Made from the same loose knit that launched the label into the limelight and teamed with yet more over knee boots, I suddenly find myself perceiving Puss In Boots in a very different light. To show off your pins and your beloved boots, make like Chanel and layer your sheers with some thick socks. I love the Jonathan Aston Long Wool Mix Boot Socks for this. With two season appropriate shades, you can pull yours right up for more coverage or scrunch them down to show off a glimpse of your sheers. Love the layered look but want the style fuss-free? Introduce the Pretty Polly OTK Modal Secret Socks Tights into your wardrobe. Truly the cheats way to layering, these tights combine sheers and socks all in one, which means getting

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ready in the morning is a complete breeze.

Oh So Sheer!

This is perhaps one for those tricky transitional months, whilst there’s still a smattering of green left on trees and you’re still getting away with that lightweight jacket. Taking the lead, PPQ showcased their colourful new collection in London, relying on black sheers to bring ladylike glamour to the table. Provided exclusively by us, the sheer tights had a slight shine to their appearance, adding that luxurious polished touch. From control top to extra tall, there is a pair for all legs. To get the exact PPQ style, go for the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights. Ideal for those boardroom-to-bar days, these are the ultimate weekday staple. If you crave a little more control, add the Charnos Killer Figure Hourglass Control Tights to your basket, to streamline your figure in secret! Shh!

Colour Wheel

Offering a much needed respite from the sea of sombre blacks & greys that made an appearance on catwalks, colour blocking came into full swing during New York Fashion Week. I love injecting a colour pop into outfits with my tights, and it seems that Kate Spade feels the same way. In keeping with the sugary sweet designs (quite literally – with doughnuts making an appearance on jumpers!), hosiery was kept playful and cheeky, with plenty of patterns and rosy hues.  Plenty of appreciation was shown for bubblegum pink and quite rightly too. Both feminine and fun, a pair of pink opaques will instantly lift any outfit – the Pamela Mann 3D 50 Opaque Tights in Flo Pink are great for this, as are the Jonathan Aston 40D Coloured Opaques in Fuchsia.

Meanwhile, across the pond in London, Jasper Conran made sure to fly the flag for colour, serving up an aesthetically pleasing colour palette of mustards, violets and pinks. If the idea of going head-to-toe in one shade scares you a little, leave your legs to do all the talking for you. For an outfit that will cut the mustard, team that trench coat with the Pamela Mann 3D 50 Denier Tights in, well, mustard. Keep the rest of your ensemble fairly neutral, adding a fedora hat for a chic city feel (helpful for hiding your hair from the rain too!). Partial to a bit of purple? From plum to grape, the options are endless. Treat your legs to a pair of the Andrea Bucci Lycra Fusion Opaques in Plum and secure your fashion brownie points pronto.

Pretty in Patterns

My hosiery drawer would not be complete without print & patterned tights, so I am more than thrilled that come this autumn that section of my drawer will be embraced by high streets & magazine pages. From the timeless back seam at Temperley London, to the infectiously cute heart print at Burberry, there’s no excuse not to treat your wardrobe to a pattern shopping spree. To earn your title as Polka Dot Princess, make like Kate Spade and invest in both small and oversized dots. For great value and versatility, you can’t beat the Pamela Mann Sheer Dots Tights. If you’re lusting after a little luxury, the Wolford Dolly Dots Tights are just the ticket. Can’t wait until next season? Fulfill your polka dot needs now with the super fun Trasparenze Bubbles Tights, complete with punchy neon pops for that fresh spring style.

 

…And breathe! Hopefully that will leave you enough food for thought when the time comes to update your wardrobe for a new season…only 191 days until the next one…

 

 

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Spring/Summer 2012: Everything you need to know about the Top Trends this season…

MyTights.com was lucky enough to attend an event last week where we heard a talk from Jessica Markwood, of fashion website osoyou.com, on the key trends for SS12.  We’ve pulled together a round-up of the key trends this season and how to wear them…

PRINTS: AS SEEN AT D&G

This spring it’s not just about the trend for florals that comes round each year (although hang on to your floral accessories to team with pastel basics).  But there are new, bolder prints around, such as abstract graphics and scarf print, as well as quirky tropical prints.

Get the Look: Jonathan Aston Cherries Tights (pictured)

1920S: AS SEEN AT MARCHESA

Hurah!  It’s time to dig out your drop waist dresses again, because the 1920s is back for another season.  For the ultra-hip, you might want to try the pajama look for a new take on the 1920s trend.  Or if you’re not quite there, 1920s staples like embellishment, fringing and super-luxe fabrics like chiffon and silk in neutral colours like pale gold and dusty pink will do the trick nicely, too.

Get the Look: Search our collection of glittery and embellished tights

SPORTS LUXE: AS SEEN AT ALEXANDER WANG

This trend can be quite tricky to pull off if you don’t really know what you’re doing, but once you get the idea it’s really easy.  Just think clean lines and lots of white with flashes of neon and sports fabrics, but don’t go overboard.  For example, perk up a beautifully cut white linen shift with Emilio Cavallini’s Neon Seamed Sheers – and get some high we

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dge trainers to make the look work for day and night.

Get the Look: Check out the entire Spring/Summer Emilio Cavallini range for eye popping designs in neon shades!

TRIBAL: AS SEEN AT MISSONI

Tribal comes back every summer and so it’s a great trend to invest in, rather than going for cheap basics.  Tribal inspired prints look great when layered with white cotton and tan leather – and old season maxi dresses/skirts, waistcoats and peasant blouses can all be dug out for another round in the fashion ring.

Get the Look: Emilio Cavallini Ethnic Patterned Tights

UNDERWATER: AS SEEN AT CHANEL

This surreal trend is perhaps the most exciting this season, partly thanks to Karl Lagerfeld’s amazing sea-scape at the Chanel SS 12 show.  With this trend, you can (finally!) rock sequins for daytime – blue and silver work best – and team them with pale pastel colours in sheer, chiffony fabrics.  And anything with pearls goes – as demonstrated by the Chanel models’ pearl belts, necklaces and hairpins.  Romantic spring styling at its best!

Get the Look: The Bebaroque Tigerlily 80 Denier Tights are sparkly and perfect in purple for creating an underwater vibe, or to modernise the pearl trend take a look at the Henry Holland Pearly Suspender Tights.  Failing that, anything in blue or silvery grey will complete your look to perfection!

AND COMING UP FOR AW 12…

- Surrealist Prints – Oriental Detailing – Purple – Metallics – Granny Chic –

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