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Ladder Resist Tights in the eyes of… Conor Maynard?

Conor MaynardHere at MyTights HQ, we’re big fans of Radio 1 and in particular, Nick Grimshaw’s morning show. While we’re always chuckling away at his quirky take on the latest news and going-ons, yesterdays show caught our attention more than most. In potentially a radio first, an interview with pop sensation Conor Maynard lead to a discussion about none other than ladder resist tights! A slightly odd conversation admittedly; Conor was given ten seconds to reel off as much information as ladder resist tights as he could, and it’s fair to say his knowledge was lacking a little. While he gave it his best go, we’re here to clear things up and tell you everything you need to know about the fantastic world of run resist hosiery!

We all know the feeling of rushing around to get dressed in the morning, pulling on a pair of tights only to catch them on your jewellery or nails. For us, ladders are a cardinal hosiery sin, so we’re always on the hunt for a solution to this age old problem. Luckily, ladder resist tights are becoming more and more popular nowadays, with more and more brands taking advantage of the newest hosiery innovations. Made using breakthrough run resist yarns, ladder resist tights prevent a small hole from developing into ladders and snags. You might think that this means the tights might compromise on style, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, modern technology means ladder resist tights can be as sheer as a 5 denier, and enjoy the same silky soft feel as regular sheers.

Giving you greater value for money and ensuring your morning routine goes off without a glitch, here are out top 5 picks.

  1. Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

    Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

     If it’s a budget friendly option you’re after, it has to be the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights. Ensuring those hosiery nightmares don’t blight your day, these 10 denier tights use run resist yarns to create a feminine, everyday look. Oh, and most importantly, they’re just £4.95 a pair…


2. Bare leg looks are as popular as ever, and with the warmer weather approaching, you’ll want to enjoy that ‘no hosiery’ without having to worry about the delicate nature of your tights. The Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights are the perfect choice, made using revolutionary LYCRA® Fusion fibres for wonderful robustness.

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

3. As the name would suggest, the Oroblu No Risk Tights are quite literally indestructible. Available in four shades and standing the test of time, these 20 denier sheers make ladders a distant memory.

4. The control top version of the aforementioned Charnos tights, the Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights mean you can enjoy the same resilience and everyday look, but with a hidden control top to smooth over your problem areas. What a package!

5. For fuller figures, the Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights offer incredible value for money. Not only will they prevent any ladders or snags from ruining your look, this 3 pack of 15 denier tights are just £6.50, Framing your curves to perfection!


Ladders schmadders! Browse our full range of ladder resist tights before you head off!

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Never-ending pins? No problem!

Charnos Run Resist Tights

Charnos Run Resist Tights

We often get queries from customers who have always struggled to find tights to fit their leggy frame. If you are lucky enough to have never-ending pins, the good news is that there are a host of options for you when it comes to hosiery. MyTights believe that beauty comes in all sizes, and so in our bid to stock tights for every body shape and type, we’ve scoured the leading brands to find tights that can accommodate an extra tall frame. Designed for woman up to the heady heights of 6’2, our range of extra tall tights means that a fashionable legwear look is only ever a click away. Here are our top picks!

Sheer Tights: Perfect for the warmer weather, sheer tights give your legs a little coverage and warmth, yet create a natural look that style queen Kate Middleton loves. A great choice for taller frames are the Charnos Run Resist Tights, which as well as creating classic everyday look, have been made with specialist yarns to prevent any ladders or snags from forming. And all for £4.75 a pair – talk about value!


Levante Fishnet Tights

Levante Fishnet Tights

Opaque Tights: Classic opaques are a necessity for every woman. Warm, stylish and the most versatile legwear around, there really isn’t an occasion where they won’t work. For a great pair, we recommend the fantastic Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, with their 70 denier weight and shiny finish that adds a little shine to any look.

Fashion Tights: it’s not all about the functionality! Mix up your wardrobe with the Levante Fishnet Tights, with their classic net design and matte finish. As great for jazzing up an evening dress as they are for the office, they can be enjoyed by women up to a height of 6’1.

Extra Benefits:  Treat yourself to some tights that work a little harder than the norm; our favourites are the Levante Relax Firm Support Tights, not only giving you an elegant sheer look, but also working to tame your lumps and bumps AND spell an end to jaded and achey legs. They deserve a medal!

Check out our complete range of extra tall tights before you leave!

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Laura’s Choice: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mums – where would we be without them? No matter what we’ve put them through over the years, they’ve always been there. Be it toddler tantrums, our first day at school, picking us up from parties when we’ve had one too many or simply being on hand to offer us a shoulder to cry on, we really have put them through the mill. While we should show them just how much they mean to us on a daily basis, Mother’s Day is that one day a year when they deserve the extra special treatment. But this year, instead of opting for the traditional (and slightly boring) combination of flowers and chocolate, how about treating them to some gorgeous new hosiery? Something they’ll appreciate for seasons to come, we think it makes for the perfect gift. Not sure where to start? The MyTights team have been busily compiling our list of brilliant Mother’s Day presents to suit every need. Just call us your very own gift gurus…

Brrrrrilliant winter warmers

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

The calendar might state its March, but it sure doesn’t feel like it! While January and February are out of the way, the winter weather is still rearing its ugly head, with forecasters predicting temperatures this month will be well below the average. So why not give your lovely mum’s some snug hosiery to keep them going until spring FINALLY breaks through? The best on the market are without doubt the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights. We were excited about these as soon as we heard through the grapevine that they were being developed last year, and they did anything but disappoint. Taking advantage of the latest soft plush techniques, these 80 denier tights are designed to conserve every last bit of heat… it’s fair to say I was hooked as soon as I pulled them on! Great for giving your legs instant warming relief on those chilly mornings, they also come in 7 colours if your mum fancies herself as a bit of a fashionista.

If you like the idea of treating her to some cosiness but your budget doesn’t quite stretch to these, a fantastic alternative are the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights. Mega thick opaque tights with a top secret brushed fleece lining, the best thing about these is that they’re packed full of thermal qualities while appearing just a standard pair of thick opaques. And at just £9.95 a pair, you’ll have some spare pennies to treat her to a Mother’s Day meal! Control top tights are an excellent way to get your mum feeling her best and give her an extra dose of body confidence. Part of the bestselling Bodytoners range, the Aristoc Bodytoners Opaque Toner Tights appear just like a standard pair of 60 denier tights, albeit with a velvety soft finish that moisturises your legs during wear. Working on the most common problem zones, her social life is bound to go through the roof now she has these in her repertoire!


Super socks!

As the old saying goes, you can never have enough socks! In the past, it may have been the case that your mums might bemoan receiving a pair of socks as a gift… but she obviously hadn’t seen the selection at MyTights.com! Aside from their obvious practical uses, socks are the perfect way to add that last splash of style to your look. Brand new for SS15, the Trasparenze Fluture Socks are bound to be right up her street. Sheer ankle socks scattered with a dainty rose print, she’ll love how these transform her basic dresses and skirts, and even better, they won’t break your bank either.

Jonathan Aston Perfect Pellerine Socks

Jonathan Aston Perfect Pellerine Socks

If she’s never seen without a bit of sparkle, treat her to the Jonathan Aston Perfect Pellerine Socks. Made in an attractive pellerine design and in two colours, these fashion socks have a chic metallic thread running throughout… much more than just a standard pair of socks! With spring on the horizon, it won’t be too long before your mum starts to give her ballet pumps and court shoes an outing, which is why the timing of the Trasparenze Spindasis Footlets couldn’t have been better. Another new addition, these foot liners have all the basic properties of a reliable footlet, the only difference being this particular pair have enough style to be an outfit accessory in their own right. How, you might ask? Well they happen to be made with a sumptuous floral net that will decorate your feet to perfection.

From the summery to the cosy, no list of Mother’s Day gifts would be complete without the Falke Cuddle Pads. Arriving on your doorstep in its attractive gift box, these slipper socks are as cuddly as the name would suggest, being made from a wool and cotton blend and coming with an anti-slip sole to make them wooden floor proof!

One eye on the summer?

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Okay, so it might be a little too cold at the moment to envisage packing away our opaques for another year, but there’s nothing wrong with looking ahead to the summer. Make sure your mum is fully prepared to nail a summery style with the Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights. The closest thing to a bare leg look without bare legs themselves, Aristoc have utilised LYCRA® Fusion technology to ensure all the appeal of a natural look and the robustness of a thicker denier weight! In fact, these are so effective, you might just have a hard time convincing your friends that you’re wearing tights at all!

We often get requests around this time of year from women who are looking for tights that give their legs some coverage, but without the bulk or appearance of opaques. Ideal for covering up uneven skin tone or unsightly veins, the Wolford Neon 40 Tights are a real life hosiery hero. What’s special about these is that, despite their 40 denier construction, they actually have the appearance of 20 denier sheers. Providing your legs with a natural glow and covering up all your imperfections, they really do make for an amazing gift, regardless of whether you opt for classic black or one of the other 8 colours on offer.

Does your mum pride herself on her style choices? If the answer is yes, it goes without saying that she’ll want to keep up with the latest trends. You’d have to have been living under a rock to not have noticed the abundance of spots making their mark on the fashion world in recent months, so popular that they were the star of the show at Diane von Furstenberg’s latest New York Fashion Week collection. For a great pair, head to Pamela Mann and the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights, with their classic 20 denier leg and sweet spot print running throughout.

So, there we have it. Putting a smile on her face this year couldn’t be easier!

Until next time…

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Lauras Choice: Control Top Tights

individual-10-soft-control-top caramel

Wolford Individual 10 Control Top Tights

Let’s face it – however much we strive to go to the gym and stock up on our salads, it’s not always easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially now the nights are drawing in. With the temptation to indulge in a hefty slice of cake ever present, wouldn’t it be great if our hosiery could give us a helping hand in achieving the streamlined silhouette we all dream of?  Control top tights are a great choice for those of you who crave gentle shaping support and a helping hand, while not wanting to opt for the highest levels of strengthening control, and most importantly, give up on our sweet treats! Not just content with taming our muffin tops, control top tights can also work to trim our thighs, smooth over our hips and lift our derrieres. Sounds good, right? Even better, there’s now a great deal of choice in which to choose from, and it’s entirely possible to own a pair of control top tights for every occasion, outfit or weather condition. To give you a push in the right direction, I have compiled my top picks, so everyone can find the perfect pair for them!

1.  Luxury

 Those of you who appreciate the finer things in life will love the Wolford Individual 10 Control Top Tights, ideal for giving your pins a flawless smooth finish and high-end legwear look. I particularly love the luxuriously soft feel against your leg! Similarly, the Falke Active Shaping Support 20 Tights will also leave your legs looking wonderfully chic, and at the same time will work to slim your figure. These also come with the added advantage of improving blood circulation, so as well as looking great, you’ll have a real spring in your step, too. Two birds with one stone!

2.  On a budget

 With all the choice on offer at MyTights, control top tights really needn’t cost a fortune! A top recommendation for bargain hunters are the Charnos Killer Figure Sheer Control Tights. Scoring top marks for versatility, these 15 denier tights work to lift your rear, flatten your tummy and tone your thighs. They also come with a slight sheen finish, which creates the illusion of a more expensive product! Another great value product that our customers love are the Aristoc Ultra Shine Control Top Tights. Typically Aristoc, these ooze quality, and come with a glamorous glossy finish, so they’re a fantastic, purse-friendly choice if you want to suck in your lumps and bumps for a formal occasion.

Aristoc Ultra Shine Control Top Tights

Aristoc Ultra Shine Control Top Tights


3.  Everyday Opaques

 Despite the strides that hosiery companies have made, control top opaques still aren’t particularly plentiful. However, always wanting to fulfil our customers’ needs, MyTights have sourced the very best on the market, and good news – there really is something for every budget. One of our bestsellers, the Aristoc Bodytoners Opaque Toner Tights are absolutely perfect for the office, with their 40 denier composition and flattering matte finish. Even better, they won’t break the bank! Or if you’re looking for something slightly more luxurious, the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 50D Shaper Tights may be just the ticket, with a sumptuously soft microfibre yarn. Those who are particularly insecure about their midriff region should also have a look at the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 80D High Waisted Shaper Tights, which use shaping control in the waist panels (ending just beneath the bra line) to diminish any sign of a muffin top, so feel free to banish that wretched sports bag!

4. Fashion-forward

No need to sacrifice your style credentials for a streamlined figure, either! Pretty Polly in particular are brilliant at churning out control top tights capable of making a real style statement.  To channel the geometric trend, I love the Pretty Polly Diamond Bodyshaper Tights, which are ideal for adding interest to an otherwise plain outfit – the matte finish means these would also work for the workplace. Equally as chic are the Pretty Polly Shape It Up Suspender Tights, which are a real marriage between functionality and style with their mock-stockings design. Great for achieving a sultry legwear look, these also come with a medium level of control, so they’re a fab all rounder.

Pretty Polly Shape It Up Suspender Tights

Pretty Polly Shape It Up Suspender Tights

 5.  Bum-lifting

While control top tights are super-effective at flattening your figure, this can occasionally have an adverse effect – flattening your derriere!  To avoid this, some hosiery brands have created control top tights that actually work to create a pert and perfectly rounded rear. At one end of the price point, the Pretty Polly Shape It Up My Rear Rocks Shaper Tights have placed ingenious pockets on the bottom of the control brief, which create the illusion of a lifted bum, while appearing just like traditional sheer tights to the outside world. What a winner! Or for all out booty-boosting power, look no further than the Spanx Bootyful Tight End Tights. These use zoned compression, which tightens and releases in all the right places to create an uplifted booty, while still giving your legs a chic look with a classic 70 denier finish. Kim Kardashian who?!


Until next week…


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Top Five Control Tights

SuperHighShapingSheersControl Top tights are just like other tights – but with a sneaky little secret. They look like your average sheers, but have shapewear technology built into the tops, helping you look your best no matter what you wear them with! It’s a great product for lovers of shapewear and an effortless way to smooth your shape. Celebrities adore them, with even royalty like Princess Beatrice being spotted in them! The popularity of control tights has really exploded from this, resulting in a huge selection to choose from, and we know that so much choice can sometimes prove confusing. ?But don’t worry, we’ve picked out some of the best control tights on MyTights.com for you!

Best Sheers

Spanx is one of the most recognized names in shapewear, so it’s little wonder that their control tights have made our list. Spanx In Power Line Super High Shaping Sheers?are on the higher spectrum of control, so you can really count on them to keep you looking super svelte. The high waist and ultra flat seams will make sure that these lovely tights will be completely undetectable.

Best Opaques

If you’re looking for comfort and a little warmth during these chilly fall months, look no further than the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 80 Denier Shaper Tights. These offer a lighter control that promises not to restrict, and come in a few colours to play around with. These tights are super soft and made to lie flat against the body so you can wear them with even the tightest dress. Strong enough for everyday wear, but perfect for looking fabulous on a night out!

Best Funky Fashion

Want to look trendy AND slim? Then give the Pretty Polly Shape It Up Suspender Tights a try. The medium control will make sure to do everything you need these control tights to do – flattening your tummy, smoothing hips, you name it! These incredibly fashionable tights will keep you in tune with the ever-popular suspender tights trend, and will make sure that you look as great as you feel.

Best Elegant Fashion

Aristoc took control tights to another level – they added leg support to help circulation in the Aristoc Bodytoners Fashion Toner Tights. Featuring medium strength control and support and a touch of silk, you’ll be feeling wonderful in these tights no matter how long your day was! Let’s not forget the lovely diamond pattern design that can easily be taken from the office to the party, too.

Best Body Perfector

This next pair of tights really is the complete package. The Charnos Killer Figure Emana Control Tights do more than just keep you looking slim. So technologically advanced I find it hard to believe it isn’t just magic, these tights are proven to reduce cellulite, increase skin elasticity, and improve collagen. Using very special yarns to help blood flow in the legs, Charnos has really outdone itself in creating these one-of-a-kind control tights!

Check out MyTights.com for even more control tights and get ready to say bye-bye to lumps and bumps!

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MyTights in the Daily Mail: It’s not just us that loves them!

We’ll have to admit, this week has been jam packed with hosiery praise from the press and we can’t wipe the smiles off our

faces! One particular display of affection for tights has got us blushing, as we receive top marks from Daily Mail journalist, Marianne Powers.

Putting her pins through their paces, 35 pairs of tights were washed and worn in an attempt to separate the fabulous from the not-so-fabulous in the leg wear stakes. Naturally, some of our best sellers & most loved made it onto the list, coming up trumps in both fashion and function. To say we’re proud is an understatement, as some of the high scores left us as giddy as mum at a parent’s evening!

No pattern or denier was left out – from sheer to opaque, fancy to control, all of our favourite hosiery heroes were present. And to show off these top rated tights, we’ve made it oh so simple for you to get your hands on them, so help us celebrate the winners and treat your legs in the process!

Wolford Individual Ten Tights – 9/10

Some may spend a life time searching for the perfect pair of sheers, but we have just the ones to call off all searches ladies! The Wolford tights have been picked up on their luxurious feel and “super comfortable fit” – and we couldn’t agree more.

Charnos Killer Figure Control Tights – 9/10

Yet another fab score, these opaque control tights will lift bums & tone tums thanks to a clever shaping brief. The Daily Mail loved how durable these were, and despite an accidental snag from a ring, they remained ladder free throughout the day. Hooray!

Charnos Two Tone Floral Opaque Tights – 9/10

Securing us a hat trick for the score out of ten, these gorgeous patterned tights were congratulated on their good quality and “sturdy” feel. What’s more, they lived up to the wash & wear test with a no-fuss washing machine experience. Made in three shades, there’s a colour to complement any ensemble they’re faced with.

Wolford Botanica Tights – 10/10

Full marks! Taking us to

prime position on the hosiery leader board, our Wolford net tights proved that looking good doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort. “Ridiculously comfortable”, the fine net tights were saluted for remaining subtle and sexy, with a generous fit to boot. Passing the wash & wear test with flying colours, these take centre stage in our trophy cabinet.

For the complete Class of 2013, shop the capsule collection now and see for yourself why the Daily Mail loves them so!

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