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Faux Pas Alert! Kim K in See-Through Leggings

Kim Kardashian (see-through)


When it comes to listing our top hosiery faux pas, see-through leggings always manage to find their way towards the top of the list. Not always known for her excellent fashion choices, this week it was Kim Kardashian who fell foul of the style no-no, wearing a particularly unforgiving pair of transparent leggings during a Paris workout. Sure, the glare of the camera flash undoubtedly made her leggings appear sheerer than they actually were, but you’d think if you were a member of the world-famous Kardashian clan, that this would enter your mind before facing the prying eyes of the press! Whether a PR stunt or not, her choice of outfit left very little to the imagination, and certainly doesn’t rank amongst her finest sartorial choices. To make sure you never commit such a heinous fashion crime, we’ve rounded up our collection of gorgeous leggings for every occasion.

Best for: Everyday wear

Anyone who’s worn leggings will know just how versatile they can be. Whether with dresses, tunics or longline tees, it pays to always have a quality pair to hand, and we’ve got just the thing with the Trasparenze Honeymoon Leggings.  Made in a matte finish and available in three classic colours, they’re also completely opaque, so there’s no chance of ‘doing a Kim.’

Best for: Patterns & Prints

Oroblu Bouquet Leggings

Oroblu Bouquet Leggings

Especially for the fashionistas, printed leggings are a must-have for the spring/summer seasons. From florals to geometrics, they’re everywhere at the moment, but our favourite pair has to be the Oroblu Bouquet Leggings. We were taken by these as soon as we spotted them arrive a few weeks back, and it’s clear to see why with their elegant floral print and generous stretch.

Best for: High Shine

Hands down one of the biggest trends at the moment, no leggings feature would be complete without high shine. They may not exactly be purse-friendly, but we’re of the opinion that sometimes it’s worth splashing the cash for something extra special, and that’s exactly what you get with the Wolford Estella Leggings. With a gorgeous leather look finish and quilted seam on the knee, wowing your friends is a given!

Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings

Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings

Best for: Extra Benefits

Nowadays, leggings can do more than just look great, and it’s possible for a simple pair of leggings to trim your figure and tone your problem zones! Who’d have thought it? We couldn’t decide on a favourite for this section, so we compromised with a tie between two brilliant styles, the first of which are the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings. Brand new to MyTights, these vampy leggings will streamline your tummy, thighs and hips, all the while giving you a rock chick look with their high shine finish. Or for the appearance of classic denim, a pair of the Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings are a must. Appearing like denim jeans but with the stretch of a legging, your figure will appear perfectly contoured 24/7.

Best for: Colour

Completing our fabulous five are the Trasparenze Dorella Footless Leggings. Dark colours are all well and good, but when the sun’s out, we love to experiment with jazzy shades to brighten our look. With ten colours on offer, these 70 denier leggings offer 100% coverage are perfect for updating your spring look. Our favourites are the vibrant shades of Ottanio and Bordo!

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Laura’s Leggings: The Ultimate Guide to All Things Footless

falke-cotton-touch-footless_1Whilst leggings will never occupy the same space in my heart devoted to tights, I can’t help but notice they are selling like hot cakes of late, which is why I have thrown in my two-penneth on the subject and come up with a round-up of the best footless tights and leggings, whatever the occasion…

Classic styles will take you from day to night with ease and go with pretty much everything you own. So when the wind is howling and the rain is lashing against the windows, reach for the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Thermal Opaque Footless Tights, which boast a sumptuously thick 200 denier design and a fleecy lining to keep you extra warm and comfortable.  However, if it’s multi-coloured legs you crave, the Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights are available in over 15 shades at an exceedingly purse friendly price! They also come in a plus size version, but if you find the Pamela Mann 50D Plus Size Footless tights a little too light, you could also take a look at the Cette London Plus Size Leggings for a comfortable fit for curves in a 60 denier.

For extra comfort the Falke Cotton Touch Footless Leggings contain high levels of cotton, keeping them breathable and cosy. Super soft, these luxurious leggings will keep your legs warm on even the bitterest winter mornings and provide a great fit. But if you’re the type of girl who wants it all, you will adore the Spanx Look at Me Cotton Leggings, which contain an impressive 64% cotton that is extra thick for superior coverage – plus, with the tried and tested technology that has made Spanx a global name, these leggings will trim any tummy and shape that bum.


If after all these choices, you’re wondering what is the difference between leggings and footless tights? Well, the simple answer is thickness! Leggings tend to be thicker than footless tights and this means that you can wear them under a shorter top.

I adore products that prove that there is no need to sacrifice comfort for elegance. Perfect for the workplace or an elegant evening look, the Trasparenze Lituania Leggings provide both in spades thanks to their matte finish and range of classic colours. When you are dressing up for one of those extra special occasions, the Trasparenze Push Up Leggings are an excellent choice. This magical pair lifts and enhances your derrière, leaving you looking stunning in that slim fitting dress.

If you are after an all-encompassing coverage for bums, tums and thighs and want to make sure that your silhouette stays seamless, then the Spanx Ready-to-Wow Structured Leggings are divine. Providing stronger control, you can wear these deluxe leggings as trousers thanks to their super thick design – with all the in-built benefits of Spanx. The thick generous waistband and medium level of control means that they will feel comfortable to wear all day, and no centre seam ensures that no unsightly lines ruin your outfit.

jonathanaston-polar-mainPrefer your legwear to make more of a statement? Fashion followers take heed, the Pamela Mann Leather Look Leggings are ideal for providing that leather look that is tipped to be on-trend in SS14. These leggings are very Olivia Newton-John, however, we recommend matching these lovely leggings with a fluffy white jumper instead of a full leather jumpsuit à la Olivia!

If snakeskin is the one that you want, the Trasparenze Mystery Leggings feature a subtle snakeskin effect. To complete the whole animal kingdom (and if you’re feeling particularly brave) we also have Pamela Mann Leopard Footless Tights, in a bold monochrome design. After something to help you stand out from the crowd on a Friday night? Our Wet Look Leggings by Pamela Mann are for you. Sublime and shiny these leggings would match perfectly with black high patent heels for a glamorous, head turning look. A glittery alternative for disco worthy legs are the Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Footless Tights – perfect for fans of all things that glimmer and shine.

I find Spanx’s range of leggings absolutely sublime for the gym, and the Spanx Active Bottoms Shaping Compression Close Fit Pant allows me to keep fit in style. Their medium control ensures keeps us feeling comfortable and svelte during exercise, providing plenty of flexibility – after all that is pretty important on the treadmill! The moisture wicking technology makes sure that you stay comfortable and hygienic while you work out, and the icing on the cake (or granola bar) is the curved seam for a flattering shape.
sparkly-footless-tightsFor a similar look and feel but with shorter length, I would suggest the Spanx Active Bottoms Shaping Compression Knee Pant – a little more palatable for when the sun finally makes an appearance.

Last but definitely not least, the Country Kids Capri Tights are suitable for kids from 3-11. They contain high levels of exquisite Pima cotton for both comfort and quality and are available in a range of colours including pretty pastels. Or if your little princess is more of a disco diva, obsessed by all things that glimmer, the Country Kids Sparkly Footless Tights will most definitely impress even her discerning eye.

So whether you love leggings for sport or for fashion, for the office or just for the kids, there is definitely something here for everyone – even myself!

Until next week…

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Our Top Picks: August

Each month we pick our top three products, and tell you why.? This week, the new autumn fashion lines have been giving us plenty of style inspiration, and we?ve been also been mulling over the best of back to school basics?

Pex-70d-childrens-tights1)?? Pex 70D Opaque Children?s Tights

Why?? It?s that time of year again, as mums everywhere spend the last week of summer preparing the kids for the new school year.? We know as well as anyone that uniform costs can rapidly stack up, which is where these everyday opaques from our range of children’s tights come in.? Great quality and available in 6 uniform friendly shades, they fit ages 5-13 and come in a handy 2 pair pack, so they?re unbelievable value for money, too.

Wear to: school

Style With: uniform during the week, and denim shorts and t-shirts at the weekend

How much? ?4.40 / ?5,50 / $7.25

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