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Baby Bump Hosiery: Our Picks!

Hilaria Baldwin & Fearne Cotton

Hilaria Baldwin & Fearne Cotton

Being pregnant isn’t always much fun. As well as the aches, the pains and sleepless nights, it also means you may no longer be able to fit into your favourite hosiery. But, as a number of expecting celebs have been showing us recently, being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. With MyTights dedicated to sourcing hosiery to suit every size and shape (bumps included), we have a fabulous selection of maternity hosiery for you to choose from. Showing us how it’s done, Radio 1 presenter, Fearne Cotton, and Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria have both been spotted in maternity opaques in the past week. Gracefully covering her baby bump, Fearne was wearing a long plaid frock paired and sensible flats flats, whilst Hilaria was spotted with her husband and daughter wearing a black coat, black leggings, and boots – finished off with a bright scarf for a pop of colour. It’s obvious that these two ladies are blossoming beautifully – not just in their pregnancy but with their style choices to boot.

Trasparenze Perdue 70D Maternity Tights

Trasparenze Perdue 70D Maternity Tights

MyTights knows that finding maternity clothes that don’t make you look frumpy is difficult, but the Trasparenze Perdue 70D Maternity Tights buck the trend. At 70 denier, these opaque tights are perfect to wear if you’re carrying across the colder months. With the current unpredictable weather, these tights are a go-to pair to wear to work or simply for just a stroll around town. We know that comfort is the top priority when looking for maternity clothes so this style is made with a flat seam and stretchy Lycra fiber that grows with your bump. Even better, the reinforced toe and heel means that these will last you your entire maternity period…and maybe your next! Trasparenze 20D Maternity TightsSince the warmer summer months are looming (fingers crossed), why not stock up on a few sheer maternity tights as well? At only £11.00, the Trasparenze 20D Maternity Tights are a steal. Like the 70D style, these are designed to accommodate your growing tummy and support your bump without harming your little sprog. These are also made with a reinforced heel and toe to add extra durability so you’ll never have to worry laddered tights because let’s face it, you have enough on your plate already! With a slight sheen and the choice of two colours, these are the perfect way to an elegant expectant look!

Spanx Power Mama

Spanx Power Mama

Spanx have always been one of our favourite brands, but never more so than when we laid eyes on the Spanx Power Mama Tights. Shapewear tights with a specially adapted support panel for your bump, these are especially designed for mums to be, providing support and comfort for your growing bump, all the while shaping and trimming your own trouble zones. Completely safe and with laser cut edges to eliminate any VPL, these are a great to ease sore backs and gain the style plaudits in the process.


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Father’s Day!

So it’s that time of the year again, when father’s day signs and cards start to pop up all over the place as a constant reminder of the upcoming celebration.  Fear not, because whether your father is a suited and booted, slick, no-nonsense businessman or a total joker, every man needs socks . That is a fact of life.

Men generally tend to be pretty useless at replacing broken/worn down clothing so replacing his socks this Father’s day would be hugely appreciated, I have no doubts.


We have something for everyone, from crazy colourful Happy Socks Men’s Hawaii Socks  to the luxurious Falke Silk Men’s Socks, so whether your father is more likely to be spotted glued to his seat in an office or out and about with mates, there is something for everyone!

Maybe your Dad is bored of wearing dull suits, living a colourless life? Well then these Happy Socks Men’s Big Dot Socks could be the subtle punch of colour he needs to get him to walk with pride.

Seeing as Father’s day is all about showing appreciation for our Fathers (who would have guessed!?), fetch the old man a cup of tea and allow him to put his feet up with these super comfy Falke Cuddle Pads Slipper Socks.  These are made from a blend of cotton and wool- he’ll feel like he’s walki

There is always the more traditional
option… these Falke Airport Short Men’s Socks come in a range of colours that you can’t go wrong with, and although the name could be misleading these comfy classics aren’t just for the airport.  Ideal for any guy on the go!!ng on air. And they come in a nice gift style box, making them the perfect present idea.

Fitness fanatic father? Then these Charnos Men’s Cotton Footsies ankle socks are a sporting essential, perfect for any active man.

I hope this has helped; there is no need to get frantic about Father’s day, so head to http://www.mytights.com/gb/ to find him something he will love!!



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MyTights Dazzles at Underlines Star Awards 2013

Last night a groomed, preened, and generally spruced up MyTights headed to the Underlines Star Awards 2013 – an industy event hosted by Underlines lingerie trade magazine, held this year at the super swish Cumberland hotel in London.  The night celebrates the best in the world of lingerie, hosiery and swimwear, and in the words of Underlines’ Managing Editor, the awards “were created in 2007 to recognise and reward entrepreneurial skill, innovation and experience in these specialised sectors. Particularly aimed at independent stores, the event highlights the resilience, competence and flair of retailers across the UK and Ireland.”

With top names like Figleaves, House of Fraser and Fenwicks all nominated for awards, and with 264 retailers and 24 brands represented, there’s no denying the competition was fierce.  But we should have known that when it comes to what makes MyTights really special (Team MyTights and our customers) we are the best in our field, and so it proved. From 380 nominations in total, MyTights was one of 11 winners – for Best Specialist Etailer – and runner up in the hosiery retailer of the year award, too (we weren’t too disappointed, though, as we lost out to Fenwicks, whose hosiery buyer Sue knows everything there is to know about tights).


A super snazzy trophy was duly handed over by Paul Ross (brother of Jonathan, in case you were wondering) – the cherry on top of a fantastic evening which started with a champagne reception, continued with a fabulous four course meal and finished with wine, music and dancing. Needless to say, an amazing night was had by all (we heard a whisper that founder Laura didn’t get home until 2am)!



We are so proud to have won recognition from those who really know their stuff in the industy, and want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Underlines, to Invista for having us as their guests, and to Team MyTights for their dedication, talent and sheer hard graft. And of course to you, our customers. Without your passion for hosiery, honest feedback and unwavering loyalty none of this would be possible.

Oh, and in case you were wondering – Suzanne is wearing the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights in Black/Gold, and Laura the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights in Marine.


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Just how is hosiery made? We find out the answer?

genniferSheers, opaques, hold ups and stockings – we all adore adding to our hosiery collection but how is our favourite legwear actually created?

With the intent to find the answers to your questions, we had a sneak peek into how Italian brand Trasparenze created their beautiful? collection, starting at the drawing board and ending up in your hosiery drawer.

To begin with, all Trasparenze hosiery starts life as a hand drawn sketch. Drawn and created by a team of designers, here is where the most imaginative products come to life, complete with endless Italian flair. Once these have been drafted, they’re passed onto a team of graphic designers whose job it is to translate these sketches into achievable patterns. Pencils and pens are abandoned at this step, with the team relying on intricate computer software.

After receiving the tick of approval, the design is sent straight into production as the process moves from the office to the factory floor. Long tubes of white hosiery fabric are created using specialist machines, and the toes & gusset are then added by hand. After shaping your tights, they then make their way to the steamer to be shrunk to size.

It’s then time to transform the tights with dye. All hosiery fabric begins life white, but should the design require colour, powder dye is weighed out and your tights treated with that shade. After a short spell in the dryers, your fabulous leg wear is half way through its journey.

Precision and attention to detail is vital at the next stage, as the tights are folded and hand packaged by experienced workers. Boxed up and stored, some of these packages make their way into showrooms, where Trasparenze shows potential buyers the entire new collection. Once this selection process has finished, those boxes of hosiery will end up in warehouses all over the world – and this is how you end up adding to your very own collection.

Merely a click away, who would have thought your hosiery had worked so hard and travelled so much?!

For an exclusive look inside the Trasparenze factory, watch the video below and discover the journey for yourself…

How tights are made

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