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Laura’s Choice: Hosiery Care!

Somehow, today marks the very first day of July! But unlike other British summers where we find ourselves huddling under umbrellas and desperately clinging to the radiators, we’re enjoying something of a mini-heatwave, with temperatures this week expected to top an uncomfortable 35ºC. While the bravest amongst us may see the sun as an excuse to go bare legged, many of us (myself included) will turn to sheers and ultra-sheer tights and hold ups to keep us cool while still giving our legs a little coverage. But with sheer hosiery comes the added risk of ladders and snags cropping up and ruining your favourite pair of tights. But fret not hosiery enthusiasts, for MyTights are on hand with our collection of hosiery care. From washing essentials through to ingenious storage, our collection gives your legwear all the TLC it deserves.



A tidy hosiery drawer, a tidy mind!

For me organisation is key, and that extends to my hosiery drawer! There’s quite simply nothing worse than needing that pair of spotty sheers that will perfect your outfit to a tee, only to find they’ve gone missing in a terrifyingly tangled web of tights. If your hosiery drawer resembles Piccadilly Circus, I can’t recommend the fantastic Stoxbox highly enough. Arriving on your doorstep in a value for money 4 pack, this genius box is a brilliant way for presenting patterned hosiery; all you need to do is insert the box into the leg of your tights and wrap the remainder into the hollow section at the back, and voila! Perfect for storing everything from spots to florals to geometrics, this clever creation saves you the hassle of scrambling around your room at 6am, and comes in an attractive curved design to boot.

Wolford Washbag

Wolford Washbag

Washing Machine Heroes

When you think of famous double acts, who springs to mind? Laurel and Hardy? Ant and Dec? Now, I may be a hosiery nut, but for me, it’s the Wolford Washbag and Wolford Wash! Ensuring that your hosiery comes out of the machine clean, fresh and most importantly intact, this duo is perfect for safeguarding expensive tights from damage during a spin cycle. Beginning with the Wolford Washbag (new and improved, FYI), who hasn’t had the problem of taking tights out of the wash to find they’ve snagged on zips or embellishments? Well not anymore ladies! Available in a small and large variety depending on how extensive your collection, this clever mesh bag keeps your favourite tights looking pristine no matter what. Carrying on the VIP treatment, the Wolford Wash is a specially developed mild detergent that keeps your hosiery smelling like a bed of roses. Suitable for both hand and machine wash, it’s gentle enough to care for even the most fragile of tights and even leaves your hosiery feeling softer against your skin. Suddenly laundry day doesn’t seem like so much of a drag…

Wolford Hosiery Gloves

Wolford Hosiery Gloves

Hosiery: handle with care!

Tights are becoming more and durable by the day, as brands discover new techniques to resist against ladders and snags. But despite their efforts, the sheerest of hosiery is still prone to becoming damaged during day to day life. A common way of catching tights is taking them on and off, whether catching on nails, watches or the diamond on your finger. In typical Wolford fashion, I introduce to you the fabulous Hosiery Gloves. With an elegant shiny finish and off white shade, simply slip on a pair of these lovely gloves before taking your tights on and off, and enjoy beautiful hosiery for time to come. An elegant solution to an age old problem: of course they come from Wolford!

A top tip before I leave you to carry on with your shopping. If you happen to catch your tights, don’t throw them in the bin in frustration, simple add a dab of nail varnish to the catch to prevent them from laddering further!


Until next time…

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NEW StoxBox… and my other essential accessories

stoxbox-mainWith the arrival of the fabulous Stoxbox this week at MyTights, I’ve been thinking about my favourite hosiery accessories…

The aforementioned Stoxbox is the brainchild of creator Danielle Ashcroft, who, having bought a pair of fashion tights only to discover she already owned the exact same pair, came up with the idea of a clever little box to make hosiery storage simple.  All you do is insert the round edged wonder into the leg of your tights and twist all the excess into the hole at the back of the hollow cube.    I am already a huge fan, and since swiping the samples sent to us months ago, have been badgering the rest of the team about when they were due to arrive!  If you’re the type of woman who, like me, likes to label her shoeboxes with polaroids, you’ll love your new, streamlined hosiery drawer.  And with all the extra space you’ve created, why not fill it up with some of my other essential hosiery accessories?

An absolute must-have if you want to keep your hosiery in tip top condition, a washbag will prevent your tights from tangling in the wash AND protect them from snagging on zips and clasps.  Try the budget busting Charnos washbag, with a mesh design to let the suds work their

magic and a zip closure to make sure your hosiery stays put.  Or for a little treat go for the luxury version: the Wolford Wash Bag is larger, plus it features a satin ribbon hook and sweet rosebud  detail.  Most hosiery will


withstand a machine wash at 30°, particularly if you’re also using a hosiery bag.  But if you’ve got something extra fragile or you are just in the habit of handwashing your smalls, the Wolford Wash will treat your hosiery to some TLC (it can also be used in your machine).  Specially designed to be gentle to your garments, this mild detergent will wash away the day’s hard grind in a flash.

If you’re anything like me, you want your hosiery to last and last, particularly if you’ve splashed out on a luxury option- which is why the Wolford Hosiery Gloves, with their soft, satiny feel, are the perfect bodyguard for your favourite legwear.  Yes, they might make you look like a mime artist, but they’ll also protect your hosiery from sharp rings and rough nails – a trade I’ll take over snagged tights any day of the week!

And from looking after your tights to taking care of your feet, that’s not all you should stock up on for your hosiery drawer.  No woman, however glamorous, is immune to the pain that a day in tricky heels can cause, which is why I highly recommend the Levante Shoe Monkeys Foot Cushions, which not only prevent slipping but will add a little soothing pillow for the ball of your foot.  If you’re thinking that blisters are more of a nuisance, the Levante Shoe Monkeys Heel Cushion does the same job but for the back of your foot, preventing chafing


and sparing you the agony of having to “break in” those new heels for 2 weeks before you actually want to wear them.

Speaking of new shoes, have you ever teamed a pair with your gorgeous new tights, only to realise to your dismay that the tights are so super soft that every time you take a step your foot whooshes out, leaving your shoe several paces behind on the pavement?  Well, good news, Cinderella – the Levante Shoe Monkeys Strap Strips will stop your feet slipping AND prevent against rubbing – plus you can trim them down to size with scissors, so they work just as well for strappy sandals as they do for glass slippers.

So whether it’s smart storage, tights TLC or heel healing your heart desires, stock up on my favourite essentials – and get ready to revel in your beautiful new hosiery drawer!



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