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Laura’s Choice: SS14 Trends

I love watching new looks emerge on the catwalk, but what’s even better is seeing how they translate on the high street – and of course how they’re reflected in the world of hosiery!  With the official arrival of spring last week, I’ve decided it was high time I shared with you some of my favourite trends for SS14, along with some inspiration on how to wear them… tienga-patterned-tights

Trend: Geometric Patterns

Seen at: House of Holland, Peter Pilotto

If you want to get away with patterns at the office, go for a small, all over design, like the Pretty Polly Layered Honeycomb Tights.  Team these with a pencil skirt and knee high boots and you’ll reveal just a flash of pattern as you walk – the ultimate grown up way to work the trend.  For the younger and bolder, a short A-Line skirt and plain cropped jumper will show off bold designs like the bondage style Pamela Mann Gridlock Sheer Tights, or create a fashion forward clash effect by donning the tribal-inspired Jonathan Aston Tienga Tights with a skater dress in a contrasting pattern.

Trend: Embellishments

Seen at: Mui Mui, Prada, Marc Jacobs

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Embellishments are back again, following on from last year’s Great Gatsby craze when everyone went mad for a little bling.  The best bit is embellished tights are so easy to wear, whether you choose to dress them up or down.  Try teaming something subtle like the Pamela Mann 120D Studded Tights with your regular office skirt and classic blouse, or for all out glamour go for something extra glitzy like the Trasparenze Party Tights, which are adorned with a trail of sparkly butterflies up the leg.  Mirror the sparkle with a statement necklace and voila!  A party ready look in an instant.

Trend: Florals

Seen at: House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem

Florals are a spring staple, so you can stick with tradition and wear the Wolford Mimi Tights with summery pastel shades – the sweet floral side seam will instantly put spring in your step.  Or for an edgier way to wear them, oriental inspired styles like the Pamela Mann Flocked Rose Tights and the Jonathan Aston Rosy Tights will work really well with casual attire and a lashing of leather.

Trend: Lace

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Seen at: Stella McCartney, Burberry Prorsum, Chanel, Marc Jacobs

Lace for spring is a revelation for me – I’d always thought of it as very much a winter staple, but who am I to argue with Chanel?  For a really up to the moment look team the Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights with a jersey midi skirt, slouchy t-shirt, anklet booties and a long statement necklace… but I’ll be sticking to my tried-and-tested shift dress and Wolford Nahla Tights combination!

Trend: Sheer

Seen at: Christian Dior, PPQ, Maxmara

Sheer black tights are the hit of the season, with fashionistas from Alexa Chung to Miranda Kerr flying the flag for the shadowy sheers.  The best thing about them? They go with EVERYTHING, from floral sundresses to lace bodycons, and even city shorts and blazer pairings. A sheer 10-20 denier style is the ideal way to work the look – try my much loved Oroblu Sensuel Tights, which feel super soft to the touch and come in a huge range of colours if you’d rather branch out from black.  Or for a little more coverage, go for a 30 denier pair like the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights (which have an in built control, top, too – perfect for form fitting dresses).

Until next week…

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Carly Rae Jepsen in House of Holland

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Shop NowYet another famous face seems to have fallen for the much feted Henry Holland tights collection…

We spotted Canadian cutie Carly Rae Jepsen performing this week in Paris, sporting none other than a pair of the super cool House of Holland Reverse Polka Dot Mock Hold Ups Tights.  Lending an edgy feel to her look, the Call Me Maybe singer teamed hers with denim shorts and a grungy jacket – a far cry from the usual super

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sweet, girly styles we are used to seeing her in.

These spotty suspender tights are a great way to get the look of over the knee socks without the hassle of pulling them up every 6 steps – plus they’ll give your legs a little extra coverage while the temperatures remain low (we’re pretty sure summer is NEVER going to arrive).  In fact, Brit designer Henry Holland has definitely taken the British weather into consideration with his most recent collection, opting to reverse his bestselling designs into a sheer pattern on opaque hosiery – and for that, Mr. Holland, our legs are sincerely grateful.

Get an edgy, casual look like Carly or else dress them up for evening with a simple, timeless combination of LBD, suede wedges, leather jacket and a slick of postbox red lippie.  And if you like these, be sure to check out the rest of the Henry Holland collection, including the classic suspender tights (as worn by Paris Hilton, Jessie J, Caggie Dunlop, Rihanna and countless others).

Yeah, we’ll call you maybe, Carly.  For fashion advice and styling tips…

 

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London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2012: House of Holland

Henry Holland had me worried for a moment when he declared “We’re growing up!” at his Autumn Winter 2012 catwalk show this week.  “Please, not too much!” I thought.

The House of Holland catwalk show at London Fashion Week is always a MyTights.com favourite.  As well as his outstanding ready to wear collections, Holland also shows his range of hosiery which he designs exclusively for Pretty Polly.  Even for us, the catwalk show is the very first glimpse of the House of Holland range that we will be stocking next season.  It never disappoints.

As it turned out there was no need to fret, Henry Holland’s version of “grown up” still has that irreverent streak that made him one of fashion’s biggest success stories.  Sure there was plenty of neat tailoring but combined with outsized prints and youthful cherry reds, candy pinks, cobalt blues and sunny yellows.  Dog tooth print was a common theme at the show and we are already coveting the hounds tooth check tights in electric blue and yellow.  The oversized dog tooth check

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, with all of its associations with old fashioned glamour, certainly looks the part alongside the Holland’s tailoring but they are given a more youthful feel with a dash of eye catching yellow at the mid thigh.  I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on a pair and styling them with a 60s style shift dress and a pair of chunky platform heels.  I also like the idea of wearing them at work with a midi skirt during the day and then showing off the yellow flash with a shorter skirt in the evening – classic boardroom to bar looks.

More grown up certainly but defiantly not all the way, this is just a taste of the new hosiery range from House of Holland for Pretty Polly.  We’ve seen pictures of the new collection and there are lots more exciting and cutting edge designs to come for Autumn Winter 2012.  We’ll be clamouring to get our hands on the new styles as soon as they are available but for now we’ll all have to be content with lusting over the catwalk images.  Is it wrong to be looking forward to next winter so fervently?

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