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Laura’s Choice: My Top Opaques To Get You Through The Winter Months

Can you believe that it was only a couple of weeks ago that we were enjoying a resurgence of wonderful summer sunshine? Almost overnight, it seems as though we’ve said our last goodbyes to blue skies and mild temperatures, and hello to frost, early morning chill and battling with our umbrellas in the wind. And if the latest weather projections are anything to go by, it’s only going to get colder! Instead of mourning my summer sheers, I’ve decided to truly embrace the winter weather, and round up my favorite opaque tights to get you through the next few months with panache. Having adorned the legs of the likes of Taylor Swift in recent weeks, opaque tights are a chic and on-trend option, and with so much on offer at MyTights, I thought it would be a good idea to impart some of my wisdom and help you to find the perfect pair for you!

Essentials

Vibrant colours and interesting patterns are all well and good, but when the time calls for everyday opaques to wear to the office, it’s important to be able to get your hands on quality hosiery at an affordable price. The first port of call for me is the updated Aristoc range; the pick of the bunch being the Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights. With all the quality features of a more expensive product, these 50 denier tights are perfect if you’re looking for black tights that are a) comfortable and b) excellent value for money. For something particularly purse-friendly, I’d also like to point you in the direction of the Pretty Polly 60D Silk Finish Tights. At just £5 for a value two pack, these versatile tights give your pins even coverage and are super-soft to the touch. What’s more, with a slight sheen finish, they’ll also work seamlessly for post-work drinks! Money well spent. A great plus-size alternative is the Cette Dublin Tights, which will give your pins a timeless look and solid colour, while beautifully framing your lovely curves – something of a wardrobe staple.

Warmth Factor

Sometimes, there’s simply nothing better than pulling on a cosy pair of thermal tights, is there? Making chilly January mornings a whole lot more manageable, I love the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights, which have a super snug brushed fleece lining – the warmest tights around! With a flattering matte finish, they’re also great in that they won’t break the bank. Another fantastic option is the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights, which are brilliant at providing a wonderful warming effect , but without the bulk of traditional thermal tights. Choose from 7 chic colours, ranging from classic black all the way through to deep burgundy and stylish marine.

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Colour Pop

Coloured hosiery is ideal for giving tired outfits a new lease of life, and even better, at an affordable cost! Here at MyTights, we stock a number of coloured opaques. For all out impact, the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights come in no less than 20 vibrant colours, ideal for regularly updating your look  at minimum expense. So whether you want to channel a 60’s legwear look in daffodil yellow, or jump on board the current trend for rich autumnal colours, there really is something for everyone! If none of these colours take your fancy, I’d also recommend perusing the 20 colour options available in the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights, which are perennially popular here at MyTights HQ. Or if you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, look no further than the Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights. These are always a popular choice amongst our customers, and it’s hardly surprising, with a lovely velvety texture and high-end appearance. A real must-have, opt for the petrol and grape if you really want to stand out from the crowd and jazz up a wardrobe favourite.

Shaping

Calvin Klein are brilliant at producing top quality and attractive opaque tights, brimming full of shaping magic. Considerably less restrictive than other control top tights on the market, the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 80D Shaper Tights provide gentle shaping support to streamline your shape, which is great if you have a sweet tooth and loathe the gym! Also available in a 50D if you want something a little more lightweight for the milder winter days.

A spot of luxury

With the trials and tribulations of modern day life, it really is important to look after yourself from time to time, and this extends to your legwear, too. My absolute favourites are the Falke Seidenglatt 70, which, in my opinion, really do offer a little bit of everything. Luxuriously soft, these versatile tights are great for keeping your legs snug and cosy, thanks to a thick 70 denier finish that genuinely does keep out the chill. I also love how seamlessly they can take you from day to night thanks to their glamorous glossy finish. Perfect for those of you with a busy social schedule, I love to wear mine with a patterned work dress! Or for days where the temperature is just a tiny bit higher, another recommendation of mine is the Wolford Velvet de Luxe 66 Tights. The epitome of elegance, these matte tights have a sumptuous velvet finish, keeping your legs content, stylish and warm until spring breaks.

While it’s undoubtedly sad that the warmer weather is behind us for another year, being able to wear chic opaques really does soften the blow, don’t you think? Wrap up warm, ladies!

Until next time…

 

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FASHION WEEK: Tights Highlights from SS15

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.

 

New York

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.

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London

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.

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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!?

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Milan

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.

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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.

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Paris

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.

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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!

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Coloured Tights For All Ages

The Beckham family out and about, New York, America - 09 Feb 2014Once 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.

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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.

 

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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!   Emma_signature

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Juliette Lewis Snapped Wearing Red Opaque Tights

Red Opaque TightsIt 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.

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What MyTights Wore – 17.04.14

We’re all excited about the upcoming Easter weekend. In the run-up to the holiday, we’ve been enjoying lots of different types of hosiery this week as well as socks!

 

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Nude fishnet tights provide a subtle yet fun look that’s suitable for every office. Laura styles her pair with a tweed jacket, jade green polo neck and matching leaf green skirt.

 

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Nix’s Jonathan Aston Iris socks match perfectly with her turquoise and white ensemble. These fashion forward socks feature two important SS14 trends: glitter and pastel pink.

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Emma breaks up a navy and light grey office outfit with the addition of blue opaque tights. Blue opaques are great for ladies who are dipping their toes into the world of coloured tights.

 

We’re hoping for some even warmer weather soon so that we can wear some sheer tights! Here at MyTights.com we hope that you all have a lovely Easter break.

 

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Mother-Daughter Looks

Like mother, like daughter. When it comes to fashion, most girls can’t help but have their wardrobe inspired by their mothers! This is especially true amongst famous families—and who can blame them? The Obamas, Middletons, Beckhams and even the Ciccones (Madonna) have daughters that follow similar trends in their hosiery and you can even mimic their looks with your own mum!mother-daughter-look-obamas-polaroid

The Obama girls are often overshadowed by the man of the (white) house, but that doesn’t stop them from looking fabulous. Michelle always keeps it chic and classy with a beautiful ensemble usually paired with plain opaques, but she recently started following the spring and summer trend with glossy sheers. They make her legs look moisturized and fit, without overpowering her look. Her daughters have a similar chic style with plain opaques, but show their youth with the popular colour blocking technique. The girls also matched each other in complimentary colors, how cute! You can get the Obama family’s looks with the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights for mum and the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights for the daughters!mother-daughter-look-middletons-polaroid

Kate Middleton and her mother Carole also have corresponding classy styles; however they have recently started to differ in their hosiery. Kate is maintaining her royal appearance with her famous bare or almost-bare look while her mother has been adding a twist to her wardrobe with her elegant patterned tights. They both look stunning, and you can too with the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights for Kate’s classic look and the Charnos Diamond Net Tights for Carole’s chic legs.mother-daughter-beckham-polaroid

Victoria Beckham’s fashion choices are always making headlines and little Harper is well on her way to follow in mummy’s footsteps. Both babes were spotted in wool tights—mummy in black and Harper in white. The contrasting duo will continue to make fabulous hosiery choices, and you can match the Beckhams and your baby girl with the Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights and the Country Kids Warmer Tights.

mother-daughter-look-madonna-polaroidMadonna and daughter Lourdes have been turning heads for their edgy hosiery selections. Madonna has been getting attention for her eccentric fashion choices for some time and still uses her fishnets for a 80s throwback vibe. Lourdes is a rookie compared to her mum when it comes to making headlines in fashion, but she does so with ease by clashing a tartan skirt and stripy tights. Getting these looks has never been easier with the Charnos Fishnet Tights for a Madonna inspired legs and the Pamela Mann Stripe Over Knee Suspender Tights for Lourdes’ edgy ensemble.

 

 

It’s never been easier to be as stylish as these mother-daughter icons and it can all be found at MyTights.com!

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Review: Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights

Reviewer Emma  40-den-tights
Product Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights
Range N/A
Colour Aubergine
Size One size (I’m a size 10 in trousers)
Price £6.00
Colour Comments (if applicable) N/A
Appearance comments I love the shiny look of these tights. The Aubergine shade is very subtle, suitable for any office.
Appearance Score 9/10
Feel comments These tights feel so smooth to the touch. When you put them on they feel very strong. The reinforced brief and toe also give reassurance.
Feel out of ten 10/10
Fit comments They honestly fit perfectly, there’s no clumping around the legs, like you can sometimes get when the tights are too long. Equally, the brief is under no strain which can happen when the tights are too small.
Fit out of ten 9/10
Value for Money Comments These tights provide great value for money. They look great and feel very durable.
Value for Money out of ten 10/10
So, Does it Work?  N/A
General comments Slight sheen semi-opaques in a subtle yet interesting shade.
Any Tips or Care Instructions? It’s best to wash these tights in a hosiery bag. This protects the tights from any embellishments on your clothes and also they won’t tangle up with your other clothes. If you don’t have a hosiery bag then washing them by hand with a soap and warm water is fine.
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Laura’s Choice: London Fashion Week AW14 Round Up

I just adore London Fashion week. The anticipation of seeing the new collections from my favourite designers, the buzz of the beautifully dressed milling around Somerset house, and the general air of glitz and glamour that lights up London for a few days.  Of course I always look first to the models’ never ending legs, and thankfully the AW14 shows didn’t disappoint- there was an abundance of hosiery on display…

The Trend: Patterned Tights

Seen at: Vivienne Westwood, Meadham Kirchhoff, Daks

Vogue warned us it was coming, Carole Middleton leapt to the fore of the fash pack in hers, and now the catwalks have verified it: patterned tights are a bona fide trend for AW14.  And it seems that whatever your style, you can find a pair to suit – Vivienne Westwood teamed her bold triangular tribal patterned tights with 80s power suits and lashings of leather, while Meadham Kirchhoff went for a subtler fairisle style pattern, teamed with blazers and side parted hair for a schoolgirl-esque look, and Daks upped the ante on their heritage style with stand out tartan tights.

Get the Look: Pamela Mann Triangle Suspender Tights, Wolford Lynne Tights, Pamela Mann Fairisle Tights

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The Trend: Black Opaque Tights

Seen at: Giles, Vita Gottlieb

Perhaps surprisingly due to the prominence of black sheers we’ve seen this season, opaques seemed to be the name of the game at LFW (aside from Alice Temperley, who layered black sheer tights under everything.  Kardashian clan member Kendall Jenner strutted down the Giles catwalk in a pair, with the whole Giles catwalk packed full of thick black tights teamed with ultra practical brogues and woollen beanies in a chic monochrome palette.  Vita Gottlieb went for a more striking look, with structured silhouettes taking pride of place on the runway, finished with heels and opaquer-than-opaque jet black tights.

Get the Look: Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights, Trasparenze Cortina 100D Tights

The Trend: Neutral Socks

Seen at:  Rokasanda Illincic, Topshop, Bora Aksu, Christopher Raeburn, Antipodium

Socks were everywhere for yet another season at LFW – for me, Antipodium were one of the winners, teaming grey ankle socks with t-bar shoes and a Romanesque palette of burnt orange, bronze and steely grey.  Away from the Roman holiday, I also loved the look at Bora Aksu, where grey/black ankle socks were teamed with feminine silhouettes in vibrant hues.

There were plenty of variations on the theme – Christopher Raeburn went for anthracite knee high socks to complement his military theme, while Topshop opted for thick knee high pushed down to the ankle, legwarmer style, in muted beige tones with midi dresses and fur coats.  By and large it looks as though the trend for bright and pastel ankle socks won’t continue past spring into the autumn, though Alice Temperley again swam against the current and incorporated a colour pop blue pair into her show.

Get the Look: Trasparenze Monique Socks, Falke Family Short Socks

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The Trend: Coloured Tights

Seen at: Michael Van Der Ham, Orla Kiely, Daks

Speaking of colour, there was no lack of it at Fashion Week, with Michael Van Der Helm putting all others to shame with his array of 60s style looks, all finished with bright coloured tights in orange, while and yellow and plenty of organza detailing.  I also loved Daks’ burgundy tights set in an autumnal palette with plenty of heritage overtones (though the bearskins are just a step too far for me).

Orla Kiely’s show was a tongue in cheek reference to the notoriously dreadful weather in her native Ireland – models carried umbrellas and teamed raincoats with coloured tights in white, white and brown. It’s easy to see why Kate Middleton’s such a fan of the designer’s work!

Get the Look: Pamela Mann 50D Coloured Tights, Falke Pure Matt 100D Tights

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The Trend: Hold Ups

Seen at: Tom Ford, Temperley

Statement fishnet stockings were seen at the Tom Ford show – covered at the front with skin tight pencil skirts which were slashed up the back to reveal the tops.
I also spotted hold ups layered under sheer floor length gowns at Alice Temperley, who had taken her collection in a whole new bohemian direction.

Get the look: Levante Fishnet Hold Ups, Falke Peacock Lunelle Hold Ups

We’ll be selecting our A/W fashion collections soon, so I’ll be using all my LFW inspiration to help me narrow down the vast selection.  And of course I can’t wait to see how the highstreet interprets these trends – and incorporate them into my own wardrobe!

Until next week…

 

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What MyTights Wore – 24.01.14

Storms, floods, hales and gales – none of these prevented the lovely ladies at MyTights HQ from flaunting that heavenly hosiery…

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Not sure how to wear pretty patterned tights in winter? Why not take Emma’s example and match them with high boots and brown skirt, showing a subtle hint of leg. The embellished light grey top and fashion tights bring in those chic points.

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Nikki teams a bright blue top, black jeans and brown boots with a funky pair of Happy Socks and brown boots.

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Laura embraces that horizontal stripe style with a matching jumper and skirt combination. Classic knee high boots compliment perfectly the Charnos Scroll Net Tights showing that you can be warm and fashion-forward, too!

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What MyTights Wore – 10th January

Outside storms may be brewing, but here at MyTights HQ we still love wearing stylish hosiery. Chilly temperatures provide the perfect excuse to slip on those opaques, step into a pair of cable knit tights, parade some patterned tights, or show off a bit of layering.

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Nix stylishly breaks up her chic black outfit with a pair of Trasparenze Trailer Tights in Vaniglia Melange (Vanilla Mixture). Cable knits have been seen in many Fashion brand’s SS14 collections so Nix’s tights are both stunning and on trend!

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Suzanne teams her sumptuous Pretty Polly Velvet 120D Opaque Tights with an elegant black top with lace detail and a denim skirt. Warm and cosy, these tights work hard to keep you warm all day.

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For hosiery that’s stacked with style choose these Pretty Polly & Patternity Bricking It Tights. ?Laura combines these fabulous tights with a red shift dress, black boots and jacket for an elegant yet fun look.

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Hannah teams her beloved Charnos Killer Figure Opaque Control Tights with a gorgeous navy polka dot dress and grey cardigan. ?We love how Hannah matches her short dress with knee high black boots, showing off some lovely leg while still keeping warm.

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What do you do when a pair of tights won’t quite provide enough warmth? You follow our example and indulge in some layering of course! Emma here layers exquisite lacy net tights over?over Jonathan Aston 40D?Opaque Tights in Aubergine.

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