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Laura’s Choice: Bare Leg Look!

Okay, so the sun might be hidden beneath some rather contentious looking clouds, but it’s definitely making an appearance. For the first time this year, it actually feels like summer. For most, this probably mean jugs of Pimms and underestimating your ability to burn, but at MyTights HQ it means something very different indeed: bare leg look hosiery, of course! Quite literally the way to every girl’s heart, bare leg look styles are a seriously stylish proposition of late. In fact, it was rumoured that Kate Middleton herself was wearing a pair on the steps of the Lindo Wing as she revealed Princess Charlotte to the world, although we hope for her sake they were hold ups rather than tights! Want to know more? Here’s why we love bare leg hosiery so much:


- They blend blemishes and imperfections, leaving your pins looking beautifully smooth and you feeling extra confident!
- No need to dig out the tanning mitt; they give legs a sunkissed glow and moisturised finish.
- For peep toe devotees, leg hosiery means you can wear strappy sandals and open toed footwear to your heart’s content.
- They provide some ever-so-slight coverage on chillier summer days (always a possibility!)


Can’t see the wood from the trees? Here’s our guide to bare leg look styles and how you can select the perfect pair for you.

Falke Shelina Tights

Falke Shelina Tights

Best for: an unbeatably natural look

When you’re on the lookout to add some bare leg styles to your drawer, it goes without saying that you’ll want to achieve the most natural finish possible. Cue the Falke Shelina Tights, otherwise known as my ‘can’t live without summer essentials’. I wear them all season long, and there really is nothing better on the market for giving your legs the flawless finish we all crave. 8 denier in appearance but deceptively strong (they use a 12 denier weave), they come in a plethora of skin tone shades, all of which have been specially adapted by dermatologists for the most natural look around. Who would argue with science? Another one of my favourites are the Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights, which utilise a bi-component Sideria yarn, meaning your tights will appear finer than their actual denier. Like the Shelina’s, they also come in a range of skin tone shades and also benefit from being just £6 a pair. No section of natural looking hosiery would be complete without the Charnos Simply Bare range. Available as a pair of 7 denier tights, a toeless equivalent and a pair of hold ups to boot, this 7 denier range gives a look that the Duchess of Cambridge herself would covet, without being a flash in the pan thanks to a 15 denier durability.

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

Best for: Darker Skin Tones

If there’s one thing that’s been neglected for far too long, it’s bare leg look styles for darker skin tones. Until this year, that is, when we became the very first online retailer to stock the Nubian Skin range. Fresh from media success including a mention by none other than Oprah Winfrey, Ade Hassan and her team have produced four true to skin shades designed specifically for women of colour. Available as a pair of 10 denier tights and hold ups, the range will provide your legs with a fabulously airbrushed look that you’ll adore. Or if you prefer to stick to the brands you know and love, you should also take a look at the Falke Shelina Tights in Noisette and Coffee, or the Oroblu Geo 8 Tights in Mandel, Dore and Bambi.

Best for: withstanding wear and tear

Summer can be expensive business. No longer do we stay confined to the house snuggling up by the radiator, it’s time to explore, socialise and be the jetsetter you’ve always dreamed of. So it makes sense to save some money where we can. One great way of doing that is to invest in bare leg hosiery that goes the extra mile, such as the Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights for instance. Giving the same flawless look but with LYCRA® Fusion fibres to prevent any snags or catches from developing into ladders, these are a must for any frugal hosiery fans. On a similar note, another great choice are the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Hold Ups. Beautiful on the outside but tough on the inside, these 10 denier tights come in two skin tone shades and leave ladders as a thing of the past.

Best for: swanky events

From weddings to formal parties, if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a glitzy event, you’ll want your legs looking their best. When I feel like wearing something that’s a little luxurious, I never look past the range from Wolford, especially the newest member of their clan, the Transparency Tights. Packed full of quality craftsmanship and as natural as the name would suggest, at £12 a pair they’re also very reasonable for a pair of Wolford tights. Or if 10 denier is that little bit too thick for you, I’ve always been a fan of the Individual 5 Tights, which prove that paying that little bit extra can be beneficial in the long run!

Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights

Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights

Best for: sandals and peep toe enthusiasts

If you spent an hour last night painstakingly perfecting your pedicure, showing them off in a pair of toeless tights is a must. Toeless styles are ideal for giving you the same natural look but allowing you the possibility to wear your beloved strappy sandals and open toe shoes in the process. Available in five shades, my favourites are the Falke Shelina Toeless Tights, which now feature a handy toe loop to keep the tights in place no matter what. If you’re more inclined to wear a pair of hold ups, the same toeless style can be enjoyed in the hold up equivalent, too! Toeless styles are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, and all of our favourite bare leg ranges have taken note, so I’d also advise to check out the Pretty Polly Naturals 8D Open Toe Tights, Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights and Trasparenze Tropea Toeless Tights before you leave.

Of course, it’s not always easier to know which colour will be the best match for you when buying hosiery online, so if you do have any questions or enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer services team who will be more than happy to assist.

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Wedding Season!

Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter

Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter

The wedding season is upon us! You’ve found THE dress, the best man has coiffed his speech to perfection, and your table decorations are everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Now all you need is some beautiful hosiery to match! Whether you’re the blushing bride, the hungover groom or the reluctant bridesmaid, MyTights.com have a fantastic selection of wedding hosiery to hand. From silk socks for guys through to the obligatory wedding day garter, we have just the thing to leave your legs looking their best on the special day. Now just to make sure you get to the church on time!




The Bride

Let’s face it, the bride is the centre of attention on every wedding day. With all eyes on your walk down the aisle, it’s vital that every inch of your look is perfect, including your hosiery! Looking for a classic bare leg look? The Wolford Transparency 10 Tights could be just the ticket. Appearing like you’ve braved bare legs, these 10 denier tights boast a beautifully natural finish and all the luxury features that Wolford are renowned for. And what’s more, with their lightweight finish, you won’t overheat no matter how long the train on your dress!

Or if you want something a little more romantic as you say your vows, check out the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Hold Ups, with a sumptuous lace effect and vintage backseam. For those of you who embrace all of the age-old traditions with gusto, the Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter is a must. Staying in place no matter how many pictures you pose for, the lace and ribbon effect makes for a fabulous finishing touch to your gown.

The Bridal Party

Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts

Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts

Upstaging the bride may be the ultimate wedding day sin, but that doesn’t mean the bridal party can’t look their best. For a rear that even bridesmaid extraordinaire Pippa Middleton would be proud of, how about trying out the Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts, which come with optional ‘butt-lets’ that slot into pockets and give your derriere a lift! For mothers of the bride, it has to be the Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights. Offering a ‘no hosiery’ look but with failsafe LYCRA® Fusion technology, your legs will not only look flawless, but remain free from ladders from the ceremony to the after-party. If your dress is on the plain side, what better way to take your style up a notch than with the elegant Oroblu Adelle Tights? Covered in an array of dainty dots, these patterned gems are not only on trend but have a sheer to waist brief, meaning any length of hemline can work.

For the guests 

Whether it’s a distant cousin or a work colleague, looking fabulous for a wedding is a must! The great thing about being a guest rather than playing a part in a wedding is that you can really experiment with different kind of hosiery to accessorize your dress. One such way to do that is with seams, and, getting into the wedding spirit, we love the Pamela Mann Love Seam Tights. These 15 denier sheers have a slender backseam culminating in the word ‘LOVE’ etched on each ankle – how romantic! Or how about opting for a pair of fishnet tights? For something a little different to the norm, make a beeline for the Charnos Honeycomb Net Tights with a fine mesh fabric resembling honeycomb itself. Another perk of being a guest is that you needn’t worry about showing yourself up on the dance floor. Heels aren’t always forgiving, so make sure your feet stay refreshed with a pair of the Levante Shoe Monkeys Foot Cushions, taking the pressure away from your feet.

The Groom


Falke Tiago Men's Short Socks

Falke Tiago Men’s Short Socks

Because it’s not all about the bride! Believe it or not, the groom plays a fairly big part in the day too, so it’s important they look suitably dapper. For a classic wedding day look, grab a pair of the Falke Tiago Men’s Short Socks, made with 98% cotton for a beautifully soft finish and keeping your feet cool all day long. Or if you’re the kind of guy who likes to experiment with fashion, the Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box should be your port of call. With four funky socks (spots, stripes and everything in between), the hardest part will be choosing which pair to sport on the big day.

With wedding pictures set to take pride of place on your mantelpiece, you’ll want to look as trim as possible. With that in mind, invest in the Spanx For Men range. Flattening your stomach, firming the chest and even improving your posture, simply layer beneath your suit and you’re good to go.


Have a fantastic day!

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Ladder Resist Tights in the eyes of… Conor Maynard?

Conor MaynardHere at MyTights HQ, we’re big fans of Radio 1 and in particular, Nick Grimshaw’s morning show. While we’re always chuckling away at his quirky take on the latest news and going-ons, yesterdays show caught our attention more than most. In potentially a radio first, an interview with pop sensation Conor Maynard lead to a discussion about none other than ladder resist tights! A slightly odd conversation admittedly; Conor was given ten seconds to reel off as much information as ladder resist tights as he could, and it’s fair to say his knowledge was lacking a little. While he gave it his best go, we’re here to clear things up and tell you everything you need to know about the fantastic world of run resist hosiery!

We all know the feeling of rushing around to get dressed in the morning, pulling on a pair of tights only to catch them on your jewellery or nails. For us, ladders are a cardinal hosiery sin, so we’re always on the hunt for a solution to this age old problem. Luckily, ladder resist tights are becoming more and more popular nowadays, with more and more brands taking advantage of the newest hosiery innovations. Made using breakthrough run resist yarns, ladder resist tights prevent a small hole from developing into ladders and snags. You might think that this means the tights might compromise on style, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, modern technology means ladder resist tights can be as sheer as a 5 denier, and enjoy the same silky soft feel as regular sheers.

Giving you greater value for money and ensuring your morning routine goes off without a glitch, here are out top 5 picks.

  1. Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

    Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

     If it’s a budget friendly option you’re after, it has to be the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights. Ensuring those hosiery nightmares don’t blight your day, these 10 denier tights use run resist yarns to create a feminine, everyday look. Oh, and most importantly, they’re just £4.95 a pair…


2. Bare leg looks are as popular as ever, and with the warmer weather approaching, you’ll want to enjoy that ‘no hosiery’ without having to worry about the delicate nature of your tights. The Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights are the perfect choice, made using revolutionary LYCRA® Fusion fibres for wonderful robustness.

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

3. As the name would suggest, the Oroblu No Risk Tights are quite literally indestructible. Available in four shades and standing the test of time, these 20 denier sheers make ladders a distant memory.

4. The control top version of the aforementioned Charnos tights, the Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights mean you can enjoy the same resilience and everyday look, but with a hidden control top to smooth over your problem areas. What a package!

5. For fuller figures, the Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights offer incredible value for money. Not only will they prevent any ladders or snags from ruining your look, this 3 pack of 15 denier tights are just £6.50, Framing your curves to perfection!


Ladders schmadders! Browse our full range of ladder resist tights before you head off!

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Laura Loves: Ladder Resist Tights

Ladder Resist Tights!Forget all the Stairway to Heaven jokes – there’s a reason it’s bad luck to walk under a ladder.  Ladders ruin lives.  Well ok, maybe not lives exactly, but spotting a run in my brand-new-from-the-packet-sheers is enough to take the spring from my step, that’s for sure.

If you’re looking for hosiery that’s a cut above the rest in terms of durability, our range of ladder resist styles are a collection of hosiery endowed with anti-run technology that will mean you can bid farewell to ladders for good…

The Pretty Polly 10D Matt Ladder Resist Tights are a good option for those on a tight budget.  Made by household name Pretty Polly, you can guarantee quality.  A classic 10 denier sheer with a versatile matte finish, these have been bolstered by special yarn technology, where stitches are bonded together in the manufacturing process, meaning they are much more resilient and that if you do manage to snag them, it won’t develop into an unsightly ladder.  A boxer brief and sandal toe add even more durability to the design – and all for under a fiver!  If you can stretch to a bit more, the Levante Resistenza Tights are a customer favourite, and it’s easy to see why.  Classic Italian style, soft to the touch and in an ultra sheer 5 denier, these give a sensational look on the leg – what’s not to like?

If you’re the type of girl that like to be prepared, day in, day out, then the Charnos Run Resist Collection means you can choose ladder proof styles on a daily basis.  With tights, hold ups, stockings and control top tights all at purse friendly prices, the Run Resist range is for those of you that want no frills, no fuss, good quality basics.  The Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights are particularly good for when you’re wearing form fitting dresses, as they’ll cinch in your middle and leave you with a clean silhouette free from lumps and bumps.

curves-xxtra-ladder-resistAre you after a little more luxury?  The Aristoc Ultimate collection is simply divine and a firm favourite of mine since its launch.  Made using revolutionary LYCRA® Fusion fibres, not only do they stop ladders from forming, they also give an outstanding look on the leg and are much softer to the touch than some other ladder resist styles on the market.  With tights in 5 and 10 denier, hold up and shiny tights too, these are a real treat if you want something deluxe for a special occasion.  I simply love the Aristoc Ultimate Satin 20 Tights, our only style with a glam shiny finish – perfect for parties!

If you’re looking for something seriously heavy duty, the Oroblu No Risk Tights are here to answer all your prayers.  At 20 denier, they’re much thicker than the other ladder resist sheer styles on the market, which means you won’t get as natural a look on the leg – but to compensate it might mean that you get a little more coverage than usual – perfect if you have any blemishes or veins that make you self conscious.  Ladies with curves need not fear either, as there’s something for everyone at MyTights.com.  The Pretty Polly Curves Ladder Resist Tights (formerly from the Xxtra collection) fit up to a 60” waist, and come in a 3 pair pack, making them unbelievable value – no wonder they’re one of our bestselling products!

It’s not only run resistant tights we stock, either.  Take a look at our entire ladder resist hosiery collection for much more, including stockings and hold ups!

Until next week…


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Sheers with Superpowers!

In this day and age, it?s perfectly acceptable to want more from everyday life. From mobile phone apps that plan out holidays to kitchen gadgets that can whip up a three course meal before you?ve had time to set the dinner table. The same can be said for tights, given that our hosiery collection needs to do a lot more than look pretty (which coincidentally all of them do). Taking the hassle out of our hectic day, I?ve rounded up some sheers with fabulous superpowers. You have been warned though ladies, you may want the entire super-gang?Anti Cellulite Tights!

First things first ? anti-cellulite tights that help wage a war against lumps & bumps. It?s common knowledge that only a certain few can escape the clutches of cellulite, with the orange peel making an appearance at some point in our lives. Showing us all that it needn?t be an issue, British brand Charnos have gone about creating the perfect pair of sheers to help fight back. Made from a lightweight 15 denier, the Medium Energising Support Tights are a must have for all sheer enthusiasts. Along with delivering a graduated compression system to keep our legs perky and energised (see more about this in last week?s Laura?s Choice), the tights treat pins to a luxurious combination of Vitamin E, Sea Kelp and Shea Butter.By improving the skin tone, you?re left with younger looking legs, all without having to seek a detox boot camp. A true superpower if you ask me!Toeless Tights!

Next on my list are toeless tights. Perhaps not the most obvious choice when it comes to sheers with super powers, but the toe-free creations have certainly saved me from wardrobe malfunctions on more than one occasion. Ideal for peep toe enthusiasts and those who adore their weekly pedicure, toeless tights make it possible for you to show off both, completed with a clever toe loop or band. From Falke, the Shelina Toeless Tights are just what the hosiery doctor ordered. The sister product of the bestselling Shelina Tights, these will give you the most natural bare leg look on the market thanks to their ultra-sheer appearance and fab range of skin tone shades. With a neat & discreet toe band to finish off the sheer leg, you?re free to debut those open toed shoes without having to go hosiery free for the day. Three cheers for versatility!

Of course, no melting pot of superhero powers is complete without invisibility ? the power to go undetected. Earning their superhero stripes are seamless tights, making sure that regardless of how form fitting that LBD is, no-one need know about your decision to wear hosiery. As the name suggests, these sheers are completely seam free, eliminating the risk of any tell-tale lines. For a luxurious treat, invest in the Fatal 15 Seamless Tights from Wolford that deliver the ultimate seam free style. Created from a fine 15 denier, the transparent tights are seamless from the waist down (with an exception for the seam where the leg of the hosiery is attached to the wide, flat waistband).?Delightfully smooth against legs, the versatile sheers can be worn at the waist or the hip, making these an excellent choice for mums to be. Likewise, the Falke Sensation Seamless 20 Tights also provide the same seam free joy, with five shades to take your pick from (including three gorgeous skin tone shades).Ladder Resist Tights!

And last but by no means least, sheers that aid you in your daily battle against those pesky ladders. A true hosiery nightmare if ever I did see one, ladder resist tights are the easiest way to transform your day, as you?ll never be left with an unsightly ladder ruining your look. From Aristoc, the Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights are a hosiery drawer essential, combining an ultra fine 5 denier fabric with the revolutionary LYCRA? Fusion fibres. All thanks this special yarn technology, stitches are bonded together to stop those snags transforming into bigger holes and runs. With no need to pack that SOS bottle of nail varnish (we?ve all done it!), these are sheers that will never let you down.?For even more anti-ladder power, find solace in the Run Resist Sheer Tights from Charnos. Created with the similar textile technology, these will also make sure that small snags will never be anything more.

Super hero sheers, I salute you!

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Emma Stone Scores a Hat Trick in New York

Mary-Portas-sheer-shaperActress Emma Stone pulled off a commendable performance when she was snapped on the set of her upcoming movie, Birdman, nailing three trends at once.  Teaming a khaki canvas jacket with denim cut offs over battered looking black sheers (complete with hole and VERY visible ladder), the result was a grungy look a far cry from her usual pulled together, chic style. It

shouldn’t have worked, yet somehow it did.

Khaki and denim shorts are staples season after season – but black sheer tights are also back this season, with loads of celebs shunning their thicker opaques for the sexy style, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Miranda Kerr.  But unless you’re going to attempt the grungy look as modelled by Emma, we suggest you’re a bit more careful with your sheers to avoid runs and snags.

It’s a sad fact of life that with sheer hosiery comes the risk of ladders, but there ARE ways to prevent damage.  Most snags occur when you’re yanking your sheers up or taking them off at the end of the day, as this is when they’re pulled around the most.  Care for your sheers by wearing hosiery gloves when putting them on or taking them off, or at the very least make sure your nails are filed with no jagged edges.  Choosing a style with a boxer brief design is safer than a sheer to waist, as there is reinforcement around the part you pull up or down.

Alternatively you could opt for ladder resist tights.  Although they don’t guarantee you won’t end up with a snag, they are generally more durable than your average sheer and any holes you do get won’t turn into an unsightly ladder, thanks to the clever yarn technology used.  No more embarrassing runs in your tights, and no more clear nail varnish stowed in your handbag in case of emergencies!

When washing your hosiery, ladder resist or not, make sure you use a hosiery bag which will protect your sheers from damage, and wash on a cool wash.  Don’t dry on radiators or in the tumble drier, as the heart will damage the elastane fibres in the hosiery.

We can’t promise your beloved sheers will last forever, but if you follow these steps they’ll be around for a lot longer, seeing you through anything your day has to throw at you… Emma Stone, take note!



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