Here at MyTights HQ, we love it when a hosiery brand signs up a shiny new celebrity to be the face of their label. So you can imagine our glee when MyTights favourites Pretty Polly recently announced they have signed up pop starlet Sophie Ellis-Bextor (of Murder On The Dancefloor fame) to front their new autumn/winter collection. The 35 year old singer joins an illustrious list of celebrities who have previously fronted a campaign for the brand, including none other than the Sugababes, Jade Jagger, Jemma Kidd, Jamelia and Jessie J. Not content with showcasing her never-ending pins in shop windows across the country, the glamorous mother of three is also lending her fashion expertise to the brand with the launch of a series of her own styles. Pretty Polly released a statement commenting on the new collection, which was revealed to be titled Flirty, explaining that was heavily influenced by the ‘vintage and folkloric styling’ of their newest addition. We love Sophie’s quirky style at MyTights, so if this claim has any truth behind it, then we’re seriously excited for the new range!
The star is said to be thrilled at being approached by the brand, adding that ‘Tights have always been a staple part of my wardrobe both on stage and off – I love the way they can change or update an outfit.’ You don’t need to preach to the converted, Sophie!
I’m sure you’re all holding your breath until the new collection is launched, but until then why not have a look at the fantastic range of Pretty Polly hosiery we stock here at MyTights! Whether you’re after everyday opaque tights, classic sheer tights, or on-trend fashion tights, you’ll find it here. Shop now.
Yes, you read that right ladies! It seems that our favourite celebs have taken a rather…different approach to their shapewear and have done away with all the speculation of who’s wearing what. Rather than leaving us guessing as to who is secretly relying on their Spanx to keep them slim & trim, two pop starlets have decided to display their affection for the shapewear in public, showing us that they’re loud and proud of their shaping saviours.
Proving that you don’t need trousers to look fabulous, Jessie J took to the Isle of MTV stage in nothing more than her Spanx and a scarf print blouse. Waist cinching and curve creating, her high waisted black underwear quickly became the talk of the town (sort of), as it seemed the Price Tag singer had transformed Spanx into the perfect on stage accessory. Given Jessie’s hosiery history and daring fashion sense, the voluntarily reveal of Spanx seems relatively predictable, but when it comes down to working the trend ourselves, we can’t help thinking that we might just leave the trend to Jessie and her endlessly long limbs!
For a figure like Jessie’s (that will look just as great underneath a little more clothing), we’ve searched high and low to bring you the best shaping solutions. Craving a waspish 50’s waist? Then let us point you in the direction of the Undie-Tectable High Waisted Panty from Spanx. With a medium strength control, these stretch to just below the bust line, flattening everything along the way. Eliminating those dreaded muffin tops and revealing an enviable hourglass shape, these will slip secretly underneath any and everything that your wardrobe has to offer. For a chic looking brief that has a touch of vintage glamour, treat your underwear drawer to the Amazing Light Adjustable Brief from Naomi & Nicole. A doppelganger for Jessie’s stage shapers, the flattering high waist comes courtesy of an adjustable waistband. Allowing you to position it wherever works best for your figure, these go best underneath foxy pencil skirts or elegant high waisted trousers.
And from one shapewear flasher to another, it appears that Jessie J isn’t the only singer celebrating her love for Spanx. Former Disney star Selena Gomez has recently turned her attention to music, putting on a show for fans in Boston. Along with showing off some impressive dance moves, it seems the Springbreakers actress had no qualms in revealing her nude shaping briefs too. Admittedly her high-slit dress didn’t help in conserving her modesty, but we’re still pleased to learn that even young Hollywood starlets need a little helping hand when it comes to looking that glamorous! If like Selena, you’re after underwear that can go incognito underneath all outfits, we recommend the Slim Cognito Seamless Control Panty from Spanx. Ideal for everyday wear, the briefs give all others in your drawer a run for their money, as they offer a super strong control and seamless shaping magic.
Won over by the trend? No, we didn’t think so! Whilst we won’t rush to expose our underwear drawer anytime soon, we can’t help but adore those who prove that shapewear has the potential to become the ultimate stage accessory…
Jessie J appeared to be taking a leaf out of fellow global superstar Rihanna’s book last night when she upped the raunch factor for her set at Wireless festival. In fact, the singer was the warm up for Rihanna and despite the rain belted out a standout set in her usual fearless style, covering all her hits including Domino and Price Tag.
We’ve long been fans of Jessie’s outrageous style and, having been the face of tights brand Pretty Polly, it should come as no surprise that she came out wearing the briefest of denim shorts and a white crop top (erm, has she seen the weather?!) over the bondage-style Pamela Mann straparound tights.
Bondage tights first exploded onto the scene after a version by Wolford was spotted on Cheryl Cole and became an instant sellout. Not for the fainthearted, they can add a touch of sexiness or punky cool to your look, but treat them with caution – teaming them with leather, too much black or too much flesh on show can be a recipe for disaster.
We like that Jessie’s kept it clean with crisp white and pale denim, and we LOVE her longer line hair which completely transforms her face. However, for everyday life we would maybe los the scarf she’s draped around her waist and opt for a longer
t-shirt or even a smarter collared shirt.
However you wear them, you’ll be surprised with how easy it is to get the celeb look – at under £15, these Pamela Mann straparound tights are worth every penny and will attract compliments everywhere you go. Not quite your thing? Try checking out the rest of the collection of Jessie J tights for some other quirky styles of fashion tights that might be just what you’re looking for.
I Wanna Get Back With My Ex 0″ height=”540″ />Long known to be a super-luxe brand worn by the likes of Rihanna, Cheryl Cole and Jessie J (and rumoured to be the brand of choice for the Duchess of Cambridge), the Wolford name is a hallmark of quality in the world of hosiery and Wolford tights are some of the best you can get.
At the moment MyTights.com is giving you the chance to WIN a pair of the super sexy Wolford Brilliant Tights! With a sultry lace up design that gives an over the knee boot effect, they have real ribbon criss-crossing at the back that you can tie in a bow at the ankle or thigh. These striking tights are worth a huge £120, and they could be yours in just a few clicks – head to our competition page to enter now.
If those aren’t quite your style, take a look at the entire Wolford collection, or check out our top three below…
Sheer tights are a summer staple and with Wolford, the saying “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be truer. Luxury sheers may seem like a lot of money but Wolford’s range, in particular the CBs #1 Source For Government Seized & Surplus Property
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Velvet de Luxe 66 tights are without a doubt one of the most popular Wolford products. A wear-with-anything matte finish, super smooth, strong and long lasting, it’s easy to see why these are so popular with our customers. They are available in chic shades like dark grey and navy blue, as well as classic black.
High quality fashion is just another strong on Wolford’s bow, and we love this season’s Ribbon Tights, which are cute and subtle enough that they won’t be a one-season wonder. Girly style at its best, they are made from sheer 20 denier hosiery and feature an opaque bow print that will perfectly set off your Peter Pan collars, playsuits and cropped cardies.
Tights have never been so luxurious to wear…
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