This week our Throwback Thursday is dedicated to the fashion icon that is Twiggy! The 60’s was all about expressing yourself in terms of fashion, and this extended to your legwear. It was out with the dated knee length numbers and in with miniskirts, vibrant colours and testing the boundaries of style. Twiggy was renowned for her colourful tights and wearing extravagant patterns, and with 60’s style coming back in an abundance this season, we thought we’d round up our favourite coloured tights for you to nail the trend, and show you just how easy they are to wear. While a more conservative colour palette may be best for the office, after hours is your time to embrace a more playful persona. From weekend lunches to nights out with the girls, here’s our one stop guide to getting coloured tights right!
Coloured tights can be worn in a number of ways depending on your style preference. If you prefer a more uniformed look, Twiggy was known to pair her tights with a matching colour ensemble. But to stand out from the crowd, she also loved to wear coloured tights with a contrasting colour for a real statement look. Here are our top 5 coloured picks: Pamela Mann Opaques in (1) Flo Orange (2)Flo Yellow and (3)Flo Green (4)Velvet Green Jonathon Aston Opaques and (5) Berry Jonathon Aston Sheers!
Check out our 1960’s Style board for more inspiration!
The month of endless Fashion Week(s) have come and gone. From New York to Paris, designers from all over showcased their newest designs for Spring/Summer 2015. While we have just gotten into autumn, it is NEVER too early to start thinking about the upcoming trends for this spring. We here at MyTights have all the upcoming tights trends here for you so you can start stocking up early.
Footless Black Tights seemed to be a popular accessory at the Polo Ralph Lauren Show. While these specific tights are paired with pretty white lace dresses and black accessories, these tights can be styled in virtually any way- from dressed up to dressed down.
The Fashion World exploded when Tom Ford gave us lots of legs styled with Black Hold Ups all over his runway in London. Styled with LBD’s, black hold ups are yet another versatile accessory that can easily be brought from day to night with a simple change in hemline.
Still not sure about socks with heels? David Longshaw showed us in London that this trend will be very alive this upcoming spring by pairing pretty socks with heels on all of his models. This trend is perfect for early spring/late fall when you want to still wear your strappy sandals without having your toes get too cold. Protection and style, what more could you ask for!?
Giamba donned all her models in white spotty tights on her runway in Milan. While we do not have white spots in stock (they have been dully noted though), black will work just as well with this trend. Take Giamba’s advice and do not be afraid to mix the spots with more spots or floral patterns.
Dolce and Gabbana shared lots of hosiery trends on their runway. My personal favorite was floraly, lacy knee high socks. These socks can be very versatile and compliments almost any outfit. Pair with strappy sandals to wear when the weather isn’t quite warm enough.
Jean Paul Gaultier said au revoir to his ‘ready to wear’ career by pulling off the most outrageously fun fashion show of Paris Fashion Week- I was extremely jealous of this ‘beauty pageant’. Many of his models were clothed in coloured tights. Pair with anything from denim shorts to a LBD as these tights are very versatile.
Last, but definitely not least: Louis Vuitton also stepped onto the tights bandwagon this year by dressing his models in lace tights. Do not be afraid to pair these tights with a pattered dress like Louis Vuitton did, it looks wonderfully fun!
Once thought of as the preserve of the young, now the celebs are leading the way showing us how to embrace coloured tights at any age.
For the Kids
Children can wear bright colours with ease, for example Obama’s daughters wore coloured tights in aubergine and violet along with similarly coloured coats. To dress your girls in this matchy matchy style go for the Country Kids Warmer Cotton Tights available in both plum and purple shades, these 82% cotton tights are an excellent way to spoil your little ones. Or if you adore classic opaque white tights, fashioned here by the pint-sized fashionista Harper Beckham, then team the Pex Cotton Rich Children’s Tights along with some sweet ballet shoes.
In Your 20s-40s
Your 20s and 30s are the perfect time to indulge in a big of experimentation with bold colour clashes à la Dianna Agron from Glee. Coloured tights with a sheer toe like the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights are perfect for teaming with peep toes or indeed platform sandals like Miss Agron’s pair. It is easy to get into a rut of constantly wearing black opaque tights, however in your 40s it’s a great time to team that favourite LBD with some flattering shades like wine and navy. Steal Claudia Schiffer’s style (yes please!) by matching tan suede ankle boots along with a patterned shirt dress, over-sized bag and the ultra soft Aristoc 80 Denier Microfibre Tights in burgundy.
In Your 50s +
For an elegant way to add a splash of colour to your look, channel Twiggy and team royal purple opaque tights such as the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Opaque Tights in Flo Purple with a metallic gold dress and a black jacket with matching black leather pumps. With such a multitude of shades and brands on offer the options really are endless!
It definitely isn’t easy to stand out in a room full of A-listers, but Juliette Lewis managed it when she went for a full-on red style with red tights. On her way to the Petty Fest in the El Rey Theatre, LA, to perform with her (recently reunited) band Juliette And The Licks, Miss Lewis looked a vision in crimson.
While the other attendees choose to keep their looks more low-key, the Natural Born Killers star refused to fade to grey and instead teamed gold hooped earring with a red symmetrical patterned dress and red tights along with a navy coat and black skull-patterned bag. Awash with bright colour and contrasting patterns, this isn’t a look for everyone but Juliette Lewis managed to pull it off thanks to her simple makeup and hair style.
Looking to copy the singer/actress’ style? Pick a patterned dress with a red background and match with crimson boots and, of course, a fabulous pair of red opaque tights. To achieve that same flattering slight sheen finish, pick up a pair of the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights in the Flo Red shade. These coloured opaque tights feature a smart 3D elastane fibre that ensures an even coverage at a purse-friendly price. If you’re also on your way to an evening event and the weather is feeling chilly then we suggest opting for a higher denier such as the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights or the Pamela Mann 120 Denier Tights if you’re planning on tackling arctic conditions!
Fancy trying out a bright shade for the first time? If you want to give your ensemble a splash of scarlet without going matchy matchy we recommend wearing the Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights in 15 denier available in a red shade. Wear them with your favourite LBD and black stilettos for a striking update on a classic look.
It can be so tempting to stick to black tights day in, day out, but if you don’t change your buy zithromax hosiery from time to time you’ll be in severe danger of falling into a fashion rut. Plain coloured tights are the easiest way to perk up your hosiery drawer, but with an entire rainbow of colour to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Allow us to help you – we’ve broken it down so you can figure out exactly how to wear coloured hosiery, no matter where you’re headed…
You need something that blends in with your rest of your outfit for the office, but although you don’t want to stand out too much you can still add a hint of colour – just make sure you stick to darker, neutral shades. Brown Tights work really well with a classic camel shift dress, or you could team navy tights with grey city shorts and a crisp white shirt. Darker colours like these are also great if you’re self-conscious about your figure as they have a slimming effect – our top tip is to wear sheers if you’re wearing a pencil skirt, which will stop your calves from looking too bulky, but opaques if your hemline is high for a bit more coverage.
Lunch with the Girls
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eet up with friends. We think yellow tights give a cheery, summery look, even when the weather is miserable. Paloma Faith was spotted just last week in bright yellow tights, which she teamed with a cobalt blue blouse and shoes and a red scarf print skirt (you can stick to navy blue if you’re a little more reserved!) Or if that’s just too bold, go for blue tights and work this season’s underwater trend – as seen on the Chanel catwalk – with a grey dress and metallic silver accessories.
Making your coloured tights work for a hot date is incredibly easy – nothing screams sexy like a vibrant pair of red tights. Go for dark shades of scarlet or ruby, and match to your lips and nails for a vampish look that will turn his head. This is the cheaper way to get a hot new look, too, as you can give your favourite Little Black Dress a new lease of life for next to nothing (which also means you can afford those new shoes you’ve had your eye on!)
Tights can be your wardrobe’s new best friend – simply pick a pair and perk up all those old outfits you never thought you’d wear again. Whether you’re a novice looking to dip your toe into the coloured hosiery trend or a colour aficionado looking for your next hit, with a whole rainbow of colours to choose from you can’t go wrong!