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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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Coachella Looks: Sheer + Geometrics a la Kylie Jenner!

 

Kylie Jenner with Tyga and Khloe Kardashian

Kylie Jenner with Tyga and Khloe Kardashian

Fashionista, socialite, and famous for her perfect pouty lips, Kylie Jenner has done it again with her recent Coachella outfit. In case you’re not familiar, Coachella is the go-to festival for the style and music elite, full of eye-catching outfits and the obligatory flower crowns.  Still just a mere 17-years old, Kylie Jenner showed up to the festival with her sister Khloe and rumoured boyfriend Tyga in an outfit that was far from understated. Grabbing all of the media attention, here sheer and figure-hugging leotard was layered over a black bra and high-waisted knickers. Paired with stylish black lace-up gladiator heels to complete the look, the leotard boasted a gorgeous geometric pattern, as well as seams which emphasized her curvy figure to a tee.

While wearing a full sheer body suit might be out of the question for an everyday trip to the shops, nailing the trend for geometrics and seams couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to pull off a bold style statement a la Kylie!

Sensational seams

Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings

Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings

In the 1960s, nylons worn by women were knitted flat then sewn together to create a long seam running up the back of the leg. Now, these tights are knitted in a circle, thus eliminating the need of a long seam. But fret not if you’re a fan, this classic vintage look is enjoying a fashion resurgence of late, so you can all try out the trend for yourself. Try the Wolford Flavia Tights that feature a sheer 15 denier look with a slender zig-zag backseam. These tights will create a subtle sexy finish to your outfit whether you’re wearing a LBD or a trendy dress. For a more classic backseam, try the Moulin Rouge High Heels Tights for with their elegant slender seam and tapered Cuban heel.

Trend-alert: Geometry isn’t for class anymore

Geometric lines and patterns are a huge trend right now for spring and summer. Fishnets, stripes, and bold prints are all the rage for fashion tights to construct a confident and sexy OOTD. If you want to emulate Kylie’s fashionable Coachella look, take a look at the Wolford Stella Tights and Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings, or how about the Wolford Juliette Tights? With a geometric design alternating from sheer to opaque, these styles are guaranteed to turn heads.

For the love of sheer

Levante Seamless Sheer Hold Up

Levante Seamless Sheer Hold Up

Sheer black tights are a staple in creating a subtle sexy and smoothing look. A black 15-denier nylon look adds allure and sophistication to your legs while leaving the perfect amount of skin to show off. If you’re looking to match Kylie’s sexy sheer look, go for the Wolford Individual 10 Tights with their exquisitely soft finish and host of luxury features. Or why not check out our sheer hold ups while you’re at it? The Levante Seamless Sheer Stay Up are the perfect choice.

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HOT CELEB TREND: FISHNETS

Kesha sparkles in fishnets

Kesha sparkles in fishnets

Time and time again, we count on our favourite trend setting celebs to keep us in the fashion loop. In case you’ve missed what our rock and roll idols have been wearing, we’re here to let you in- it’s fishnets! Whether part of an edgy look a la Demi Lovato, the colourful Katy Perry, or the glittering glow of Kesha, fishnets are in- and MyTights have just the styles to nail the trend fishnet hosiery with ease.

1: Classic Appeal

For the timelessly classic fishnets, try the Levante Fishnet Tights. These gorgeous Levante tights have a traditional fishnet design, offering a similar warmth to sheers and making your legs feel flawless all day long. Another plus is that these netted beauties have no visible reinforcement, meaning you can wear your open toe shows to your heart’s content.

2: Bright and Bold

Katy Perry bold in coloured Fishnets

Katy Perry bold in coloured fishnets

We all know that Katy Perry is a fashion icon unafraid to walk on the wild side. If you’re like Katy and dare to be different, we’ve got just the tights for you. The Pamela Mann Fishnet Tights will satisfy your crave for colour with every shade you could desire! At a price that leaves your purse happy, these fishnets are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. For other coloured fishnets, try the Trasparenze Rita Fishnet Tights.

3: Fishnets with a Twist

Just when we thought fishnets were as fashionable as it gets, Oroblu proves us wrong. With elegant tricot style seams running up the outer leg, the Oroblu April Tights will leave you looking all too chic. For more fishnets with a twist, try the Aristoc Mock Suspender Fishnet Tights with a gorgeous lace trim around the thigh.

4: Subtly Sexy

For all of you trying to ease your way into the fashion of fishnets, micronets are a perfect match for you. With the Jonathan Aston Micronet Tights you can subtly bring the sex appeal of fishnets into your wardrobe. With tiny openings, you can keep the chill away while still catching the breeze on a summer day.

 

Charnos Hold Up Fishnets

Charnos Hold Up Fishnets

5: Hold Up

This one’s for you hold up fanatics- the Charnos Fishnet Hold Ups are just what you’ve been looking for. These hold ups offer a hint of charming frill in the top lace trim. With a clever silicon grip, mixed with small mesh fishnet, you’ll be comfortable on even the longest of days.

No matter the look you’re going for- edgy, classy, subtle, or wild- fishnets are the perfect way to add style to your outfit. With these top 5 styles, you’ll feel like you belong on stage with Kesha herself! If you didn’t get enough of these fashion forward fishnets, make sure to take a look at our full our range of fishnets, to get the look.

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Laura’s Choice: Hold Ups!

Aristoc Ultra Shine Hold Ups

Aristoc Ultra Shine Hold Ups

It dawned on me this week that we often neglect a particular hosiery style when it comes to rounding up our top picks. Not because we don’t love them, but mainly because they’re better suited to the warmer weather, and let’s face it, we don’t often get the chance to enjoy a true summer climate. As I type this however, we’re enjoying our warmest week of the year, and with the sun making an appearance almost daily now, it seems the perfect time to pull together some of our favourite hold ups! Giving a similar look to tights but being significantly less restrictive, hold ups are an extremely popular option, and it’s easy to see why. Practicalities aside, they’re also brilliant at adding some sophisticated sex appeal to your look without giving too much away. So whether you’re hooked on hold ups or want to try them for the first time, MyTights.com is your number one destination…

Everyday Elegance

Just because hold ups are associated with a sultry look doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them on an everyday basis. If you’re a fan of high shine hosiery, it simply has to be the Aristoc Ultra Shine Hold Ups, part of the bestselling Ultra Shine range and proving the perfect affordable (and glamorous!) option for regular wear. Or if understatement is your middle name, you’ll want to find a matte option, our favourites being the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Hold Ups, perfect for the office and made with run-resist yarns to safeguard against those pesky snags from forming. Feel the cold? We stock opaque hold ups too! A great choice would be the Charnos 60 Denier Hold Ups, not too thick to make them redundant for this time of year and available in both black and navy blue. One in each colour?

Pushing The Boat Out…

Treating yourself is important, and it’s no secret that building a collection of luxury basics is one of my top hosiery tips. If its quality hold ups you’re after, the same old names crop up, namely Wolford, the pick of the pack being the Wolford Fatal 15 Seamless Stay Ups. Made without seams for unrivalled comfort and eliminating the chance of VPL, you’ll be wearing these for years to come. Another brand famed for their quality is German label Falke, and their hold ups are no exception. Be sure to check out the Falke Matt Deluxe 20 Hold Ups, standing out from the crowd with an exceptionally soft finish and 7.5cm lace tops to rack up the style points.

Trasparenze Argo Hold Ups

Trasparenze Argo Hold Ups

Fashion, fashion, fashion

Staying on trend is important, so you’ll be pleased to hear that our hold ups selection stretches further than just classic sheers. Making florals sexy, the Trasparenze Argo Hold Ups should be at the top of your list, with a mix of intricate floral motifs and pretty polkadots against a micronet base. To try your hand at a more traditional fishnet, my recommendation would be the Levante Fishnet Hold Ups, offering all the allure of fishnet tights but in hold up form. Last but not least, the Oroblu Arlene Hold Ups are a new addition to the MyTights collection, and one that I think will be particularly popular in the coming months, with their ornate florals stretching across a 20 denier leg. Ideal for summer dresses!

Bare legs never go out of fashion…

Falke Shelina Hold Ups

Falke Shelina Hold Ups

Call it the Kate Middleton effect if you will, but the days of natural looking hosiery being considered frumpy are truly in the past. Perfecting the appearance of your skin and covering up any blemishes or uneven skin tone, a pair of bare leg look hold ups are a must. The best on the market, in my opinion are the Falke Shelina Hold Ups. Also available in a toeless version, these gorgeous hold ups have an 8 denier appearance and come in a variety of skintone shades. Find the correct shade for you and nobody need know you’re wearing hosiery at all! For something slightly more affordable, British brand Charnos have also branched into the bare leg market with their Charnos Simply Bare 7D Hold Ups. At just £6 a pair and coming with a lightweight 7 denier appearance, there’s no easier way to fake a holiday tan and enjoy a flawless complexion.

Feeling inspired? Hold ups really can work for everyone! Tights are great, but as the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, so why not try something new this spring?

Our full range of hold ups can be found here.

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Never-ending pins? No problem!

Charnos Run Resist Tights

Charnos Run Resist Tights

We often get queries from customers who have always struggled to find tights to fit their leggy frame. If you are lucky enough to have never-ending pins, the good news is that there are a host of options for you when it comes to hosiery. MyTights believe that beauty comes in all sizes, and so in our bid to stock tights for every body shape and type, we’ve scoured the leading brands to find tights that can accommodate an extra tall frame. Designed for woman up to the heady heights of 6’2, our range of extra tall tights means that a fashionable legwear look is only ever a click away. Here are our top picks!

Sheer Tights: Perfect for the warmer weather, sheer tights give your legs a little coverage and warmth, yet create a natural look that style queen Kate Middleton loves. A great choice for taller frames are the Charnos Run Resist Tights, which as well as creating classic everyday look, have been made with specialist yarns to prevent any ladders or snags from forming. And all for £4.75 a pair – talk about value!

 

Levante Fishnet Tights

Levante Fishnet Tights

Opaque Tights: Classic opaques are a necessity for every woman. Warm, stylish and the most versatile legwear around, there really isn’t an occasion where they won’t work. For a great pair, we recommend the fantastic Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, with their 70 denier weight and shiny finish that adds a little shine to any look.

Fashion Tights: it’s not all about the functionality! Mix up your wardrobe with the Levante Fishnet Tights, with their classic net design and matte finish. As great for jazzing up an evening dress as they are for the office, they can be enjoyed by women up to a height of 6’1.

Extra Benefits:  Treat yourself to some tights that work a little harder than the norm; our favourites are the Levante Relax Firm Support Tights, not only giving you an elegant sheer look, but also working to tame your lumps and bumps AND spell an end to jaded and achey legs. They deserve a medal!

Check out our complete range of extra tall tights before you leave!

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Laura’s Choice: Between Season Style

British weather permitting, we seem to be over the worst of winter. It might still be a little damp and drizzly, but at least the blue skies have started to make an appearance. Although the mere sight of the sun being out makes most of us want to reach for our sheers, the reality is it’s not yet warm enough to embrace summer in full – the weather is firmly stuck in limbo land! But good news, your wardrobe doesn’t have to follow suit. How? With our top ‘between season style’ picks of course! From semi-opaque tights through to stylish nets, the collection of trans-seasonal fashion at MyTights.com will leave you looking and feeling your best before we can officially welcome in the spring.

To nail a ‘between season style’, semi-opaque tights should be your port of call. Sitting between 30 and 40 deniers, semi-opaque tights still allow you to show off some skin but with a smidge more warmth than sheers.. As well as being incredibly functional at this time of year, they’re also very much on trend. Don’t believe me? Just look the countless celebrities who have worn semi-opaque tights of late.

Anne and her gorgeous look!

 Best for: Work

Marketing manager Hannah in her Calvin Kleins!

Marketing manager Hannah in her Calvin Kleins!

For the office, the general etiquette is to stick with classic styles, and that’s exactly what’s on offer with the Wolford Perfectly 30 Tights. The ultimate in elegance and quality, I think these are a fabulous investment for your workwear wardrobe. Sure, they’re slightly more expensive than some other brands, but the quality is second to none, and I guarantee they’ll last you not only for the spring but also for the autumn and seasons to come. From the luxury to the everyday, my next offering comes from British heavyweights Pretty Polly, namely the Pretty Polly 40D Silk Finish Tights. Two pairs of 40 denier tights, complete with reinforced toe and boxer brief, for just £5! You can’t argue with value like that, so what better excuse to mix up your office style with the bottle green or navy shades?

After a compromise between the two? Turn your attention to the Aristoc 30D Opaque Tights. Representing real value for money, these classic tights are sale for just £9 a pair. The value stems from the use of microfiber yarns, which give your legs that soft finish you crave, not to mention coming with a reinforced toe and matte finish to ensure they keep cropping up in your everyday wear. If you require a little shaping magic to leave you feeling your best in the workplace, it simply has to be the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights. What’s great about these is that they look and feel like any other pair of tights, yet come with light shaping control in the high-waisted panel to cinch in your waist and tone your wobbly bits to perfection. What could be better? Check out marketing manager Hannah in hers on the left!

Best for: Dinner and drinks

Be it a bite to eat with the girls or after work drinks, we all want to nail an elegant evening style. If it’s colour your wardrobes lacking, check out the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights. As well as leaving you with change leftover for the cab home, these 40 denier tights come in 17 funky colours, all of which will give your look a fun twist that’s perfect for the weekend! From metallic silver to deep violet, there’s no better way to jazz up your wardrobe at this time of year.Me in my Trasparenze Rita Fishnets in Black!

Prefer a more timless style? One of my favourites are the Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights. Perfect for trans-seasonal weather (in fact, I wear mine all year round), these 30 denier tights have a subtle gloss to them to dress up nearly any ensemble. What’s more, they’re virtually indestructible, so they come highly recommended!

Anyone who knows me will know I’m a big fan of fishnet tights. While wearing fishnets on their own at this time of year isn’t always wise, the trick is to opt for micronet styles, which are made from a finer net offering the same sort of warmth offered by sheers. The Levante Micronet Tights are brilliant at adding some instant sophistication to your look without giving too much away. Another trick I’ve learnt being surrounded by hosiery every day is to layer a pair of fishnet tights over some classic sheers. Not only adding a personal touch to your look but bringing with it plenty of warmth, I tend to experiment with the Trasparenze Rita Tights. Available in four colours, there really is a shade to complement any outfit you fancy wearing… look what I did with mine on the right!

Best for: Nights out

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

When you require your legwear to add some glamour to your look, my top pick are the Wolford Neon 40 Tights. Good news if you can’t wait for your summer style to come into fruition, these fabulous tights have the look of a 20 denier sheer, yet the durability of a thicker 40 denier. The best of both worlds and a shiny finish making them evening appropriate – worth every penny in my opinion! Choose between eight colours to match your look to a tee. If you always find yourself straying towards patterns, why not try out the Pretty Polly Backseam Opaques with Bow. Ideal for taking away the chill in their air with their 40 denier weight, the wow factor can be found at the back, with a contrasting backseam and satin bows stitched onto the leg at mid-calf height. Vintage style personified, they’re also only £10 a pair.

Here’s hoping the weather can only improve!

Until next time…

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Workwear Style: Get It Right

Aristoc 80D Opaque Tights in black

Aristoc 80D Opaque Tights in black

Here at MyTights.com, we consider ourselves to be a fairly fashion-forward bunch. Always keeping one eye on the catwalks, we make an effort to stay on trend, and this extends to our office wear too. Or so we thought, anyway…

A recent study by recruitment giants Reed quizzed 1,500 UK employees about fashion in the workplace, and it highlighted that perhaps the UK workforce aren’t quite as fashion-conscious as they’d like to believe. While 93% of us believed that the way we dressed could have a positive impact on our careers (we agree), it seems that not all of us adhere to the so-called workplace fashion etiquette.

Unsurprisingly, the most popular fashion faux pas in the office related to uncleanliness, with unwashed and unironed clothes at the top of the bill. Yuck! We know – you live busy lives and there’s not always time in the morning to create an A-list look, but it wouldn’t hurt to run an iron over your dress from time to time!

Something that did surprise us however is that a ‘fashion-ceiling’ exists. What’s this, you may ask? Apparently, we all come to a point in our careers where the way we look no longer has an impact on our success in the workplace. The idea behind this is that once we’ve climbed the career ladder and hold a managerial position; the way we present ourselves shouldn’t matter, driven by examples such as Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook who’s never seen without a pair of baggy jeans and a hoody. Hmm! We may be biased, running a fashion company and all, but we hold the opinion that presenting yourself positively can never be a bad thing… why wouldn’t you want to look your best?With this in mind, and with one third of us admitting that we don’t plan our workplace outfits at all, we thought it would be a good idea to make nailing an

Shaping support with the Calvin Klein 30D High Waisted Shaper Tights

Shaping support with the Calvin Klein 30D High Waisted Shaper Tights

office style a breeze. Strut your way into the office in style, here are our top five hosiery picks…

1) Aristoc 80D Opaque Tights – great for those January morning where getting out of bed feels like a mountain to climb, these chic 80 denier tights will give your legs instant warming relief as soon as you pull them on. Fantastic value for money, the obvious choice is the black, but don’t be afraid to experiment with navy or charcoal if you’re something of a fashionista.

2) Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights – if you’re after something a little lighter, these 50 denier tights may be just the ticket. Soft against the skin and durable enough to stand the test of time, these are the perfect everyday tight, and what’s more, come in three office-appropriate colours!

3) Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights – we spend most of our lives in the office, so wouldn’t it be great if your workplace wardrobe could help shape your silhouette, too? The good news is that that’s wholly possible with these 30 denier tights, with their light shaping control to tame your tummy, hips and thighs!

Wolford Individual 5 Tights - so sheer nobody need know!

Wolford Individual 5 Tights – so sheer nobody need know!

4) Falke Matt Deluxe 20 Tights – giving your office attire a spot of luxury, these 20 denier sheers are perfect for warm spring and summer days. Giving your legs some coverage and a little protection from the early morning chill, expect a flawless finish and all day comfort.

5) Wolford Individual 5 Tights – available in black as well as three skintone shades, these 5 denier tights will fool your colleagues into thinking you’ve braved bare legs. Incredibly natural and giving your legs a beautiful finish, these are ideal for when the sun comes out to play. 

 

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Milan Fashion Week: From Classics To Eye-Catching Patterns

Anyone with a penchant for fashion will know that this time of year means one thing… the fashion weeks! The MyTights team has had their eagle eyes on any legwear making the cut on the catwalk – here’s our round up of Milan!

Fishnets

Funky fishnets made a big appearance at the Giamba show this week, and we’re loving it! Floral dresses, fishnets, and tall black boots took over the show. This look may be a bit much for your day to day wardrobe, but fishnets are a fun way to spice up any outfit. We have an abundance of fishnets to add to your hosiery drawer this season, from tights to stockings to ankle socks. And if you’re feeling extra daring, you can layer a pair of our fishnets over a pair of coloured or printed tights.

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Layered fishnets at Giamba

 

Levante Fishnet Tights

Levante Fishnet Tights

   

To nail the look, head to Italian brand Levante and the Levante Fishnet Tights, with their classic net design and choice of two colours. Want to add a splash of colour into your look? Customise by layering over a pair of Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights for a quirky twist.

Sheer

Sheer tights have always been a classic staple in every woman’s closet, and Milan Fashion Week was no exception. We loved the way Vivetta paired simple sheer black tights with a bright coloured dress and booties. Our wide variety of sheer tights makes it easy to make this look your own. For a classic pair, opt for the Pretty Polly Nylon Tights, with their chic 10 denier weight and gorgeous glossy finish.

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Sheer Tights at Vivetta

 Mario Dice showed us a fabulous twist on the classic skin coloured tights, injecting some personality into the look with an edgy geometric pattern. Paired with a black leather romper and bright red statement jacket, the designer opted for the Wolford Stella tights. Love these? Good news- we have the exact tights!

 

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Wolford Stella Tights

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Footless Tights

The Missoni show was filled with footless tights in all colours and patterns, paired with dresses and ankle strap heels. Footless tights are great for both casual daywear and dressing up for nights out. With the warmer weather approaching, footless tights are a perfect pair with sandals or heels. Our Pamela Mann 3d Footless Tights come in 17 different colours, ideal for any occasion!

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Footless Tights at Missoni

 

 Patterns

Au Jour Le Jour went for extremely bold looks this week with patterned tights for every look. Pushing the limits with patterns and colours, these tights really made a statement. Okay, so we know these looks are a little wild and unrealistic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some colour into your daily wardrobe.  Pamela Mann gives us a fun, easily wearable take on this colourful look with the Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights, complete with a regal baroque pattern and a choice of three stylish shades. Don’t be afraid of a little pattern!

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Bold patterns as seen at Au Jour Le Jour

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Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great week it was! Stay tuned for more of our fashion spots in weeks to come…

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Laura’s Choice: Support Tights

Whether you spend long hours on your feet at work or remain largely inactive sat at your desk, it’s not uncommon for our legs to become jaded, tired, and generally uncomfortable. Many of us often suffer in silence, choosing to ignore our aches and pains and in the process neglect our long-suffering pins. But think about it this way – if you had a migraine, you’d reach for the Ibuprofen. Just as you’d get some antibiotics for a nasty cough. So, why should our legs be any different? Support tights are a fantastic way to alleviate your sore limbs, using a clever little technique called graduated compression. This works by applying pressure to the ankle region, gradually getting lighter as it travels up the leg to push blood towards your heart for an all-round healthier circulation. Not bad for a pair of tights, right? Even better, it’s now entirely possible to channel a fabulous legwear look and have a real spring in your step, with the excellent variety of options on offer at MyTights!

First things first, you should know that support tights come in a range of different factors. In simple terms, these denote the strength of compression used, which range from 6 to 21, although it is worth noting that anything above factor 15 does require a medical prescription. These are displayed in brackets next to all of the products on our support tights page, as well as the level of support (Light to XX Firm). If you’ve never used support tights before, a general rule of thumb is to start with the lightest support, swapping for stronger if these aren’t doing the trick. Now, with the technical stuff out of the way, I can get back to giving you some of my top picks…

Great for…on a budget

Pretty Polly Stand Easies Tights

Pretty Polly Stand Easies Tights

If you want to look after your purse as well as your legs, a great option are the Pretty Polly Stand Easies Tights. As the name would suggest, these light support tights will give your legs the gentle boost they need, all the while giving you a classic pair of 20 denier tights for everyday use. With three natural skin tone shades, they also come with the advantage of being available in sizes ranging up to XXL. All of that for £5…who can argue with that? If you like these but prefer a slightly sheerer leg, the Pretty Polly 15D Light Support Tights are just the ticket, made with a 15 denier leg, the choice of Nude and Barely Black and a budget busting price of just £3.25 a pair. Perfect for the office, a brilliant option for fans of semi-opaque legwear would be the Levante Relax Medium Support Tights. Typical of Italian brand Levante, these 30 denier tights are excellent value for money and come with a real air of quality. What’s more, the medium support level is ideal if the lightest support options aren’t quite enough, while the choice of 7 shades means you can stock up to have the perfect pair for each occasion.

Great for…added benefits

Falke Active Shaping Support 20 Tights

Falke Active Shaping Support 20 Tights

What would you say if I told you you could look chic, feel revitalised AND tame your problem areas all at the same time? Well, the reality is that you can, with the Aristoc Bodytoners Tummy Tuck Tights! Made with a medium support level (factor 8), these 15 denier tights have an incognito control panel that works to flatten your midriff and energise your legs. Given an added style hit with an elegant slight sheen finish, trials showed that 9 out of 10 wearers saw a marked improvement in both their aching legs and silhouette. Statistics never lie! Carrying on with the formidable trio is the Falke Active Shaping Support 20 Tights, perfect for your tiresome legs with their X Firm support level. Slightly more expensive, but, in my opinion worth every penny, you’ll gain a stylish pair of 20 denier matte tights from a luxury German brand  that feel truly exquisite against your leg. Not just focusing on your tummy this time, you’ll also achieve a silhouette to be proud of, with a top secret control panty that works on your hips and derrierre as well as your stomach. The hardest working tights in the business! If your waist is your problem zone, you simply can’t go without the Aristoc Bodytoners High Leg Toner Tights. Again boosting your circulation with their medium support level, these 15 denier tights have a knitted control panel and high cut leg to really get to work on shaping your waist and tummy region. Killing two birds with one stone – sounds good to me!

Great for…specialist brand

Elbero Sheer Magic 20D Support Tights

Elbeo Sheer Magic 20D Support Tights

No guide of support tights would be complete without Elbeo, a traditional support brand that are wonderful at producing affordable, everyday legwear in a range of different support factors. With tights, stockings and knee high socks in the mix, there really is a great deal to choose from, so you’re bound to find something to suit yours or your loved ones needs perfectly. If this is your first time using support tights, a great place to start are with the Elbeo Mirage 15D Light Support Tights. With a light support (factor 6), these sheer tights are lovely and comfortable, boasting a boxer brief for some added durability and the option of 8 timeless colours. If it’s a medium support you need, look no further than the Elbeo Sheer Magic 20D Medium Support Tights. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, these 20 denier tights really are magic, with factor 8 support level no less than 9 lovely colours to peruse. Also available in a 20 denier stocking and a two pack of 15 denier knee high socks if you’re a fan! They also cater for those of you requiring firm or X-Firm support, with the Elbeo Caresse Firm Support Tights, and the Elbeo Supreme Support 30D Tights.

So there we have it – fatigued legs are a thing of the past! It’s high time you gave your pins the attention they deserve, don’t you think? Be sure to check out our entire range of support tights before you leave!

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Top Workwear Picks

Happy New Year to all our lovely customers! I’m sure many of you have begrudgingly returned back to work in the last few days, leaving behind your relaxing afternoons full of mince pies and mulled wine and swapping them for early starts, packed trains and January blues. This time of year can be depressing, so why not give yourself a little boost with our fabulous range of legwear for the office? Guaranteed to leave you feeling confident and super stylish, there’s something for every style, preference and budget. January doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?

The Purse Friendly

Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights

Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights

Workwear. Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to find. After all, it needs to be a) professional, b) durable and perhaps most importantly, c) affordable. If this Christmas has been an expensive one, fret not, we have an excellent selection of everyday tights (at everyday budgets!) that are perfect for the office. Starting off at the lowest price point, you simply can’t go wrong with Pretty Polly. The best value for money, in my opinion, is the Pretty Polly 40D Silk Finish Tights. At just £5, you’ll receive two pairs of functional opaque tights, giving your legs warmth and even coverage and coming with an elegant slight sheen finish.  What’s more, as well as the obligatory black, they’re also available in bottle green and navy should you be the type who likes to experiment with colour. Speaking of colour, another recommendation is the Jonathan Aston 40 Denier Opaque Tights, available in 17 chic colours and having a flattering matte finish. While the more outlandish shades (we’re talking daffodil yellow) might not be quite suitable for the workplace, how about trying out the muted burgundy and  storm for something a little different? Also available in a 15D version for the milder days. If you are somebody who feels the cold, the Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights are a fantastic choice, made with snug Meryl microfibre yarns that protect against the winter chill.

Any followers of fashion will know that sheers are everywhere this year, and this is a trend that doesn’t look set to stop anytime soon. I call it the Kate Middleton effect! Topping the list of affordable sheers are the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights. You’ll receive a durable and stylish pair of tights, with a glamorous shiny finish and day to night appeal, should you have an impromptu dinner date after work. They’re also continually one of our best sellers, so you can rest assured that you’re getting value for money!  Equally as great are the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights, made with an innovative fabric that prevents against the formation of ladders and snags. Even better, the matte finish and delicate appearance are just the ticket for perfecting that office look.

A workwear hosiery capsule

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

As the founder of a hosiery company, I’m continually being asked for advice about the best way to buy hosiery that won’t go out of fashion. The answer: invest in a capsule collection of quality and timeless products that will stand the test of time! The extra few pounds really are worth it, and will save you a lot of time (and money) in the long run. The Aristoc range of opaques are a great place to start, recently being revamped and offering, what I think, is excellent value for money. Tough and durable, the Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights are super soft to the touch and will work perfectly with just about any workwear combination. Moving up in denier for a moment, you can never look past the Falke Pure Matt 100 Tights. Eight stylish colours, supreme warmth and a flawless matte finish that’s perfect for the office; what more could you possibly want? If you prefer the look of sheers, I simply have to point you in the direction of the Wolford Neon 40 Tights. With a 40D denier strength that’s durable enough for everyday wear; these shiny tights have a chic 20 denier appearance for an elegant and professional look. Or if semi-opaque tights are your preference, the Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights have a great slight sheen finish and are super durable. What’s more, the 30 denier finish is lovely and professional – just perfect for that tricky in-between weather!

If you’re after a little helping hand to create a streamlined silhouette, a great choice are the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 50D Shaper Tights. A matte finish and boxer brief makes them a smart and durable choice for the office, at the same time allowing you to benefit from a medium shaping control that will tame your midriff, thighs and bottom! Or opt for the Wolford Individual 10 Control Top Tights if you prefer the look of sheer tights. Typically Wolford, there’s an exquisitelysoft finish and unrivalled comfort, as well as a discreet control top panty for some extra peace of mind.

 

Style and practicality

Depending on your job, you may feel the pressure to maintain a professional and sophisticated look. In the past, this has tended to mean plain black opaques or sheers, which let’s face it, can get a little dull, especially if you’re wearing them five days a week. If you are something of a fashionista, it’s entirely possible to create an office-suitable legwear look WITHOUT having to resort to your trusty black tights, and here’s how…

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

Fishnet tights are a fantastic way to add a little style to your work wardrobe, the pick of the pack, for me, being the Levante Micronet Tights. Ensuring you don’t give too much away, the micronet design is subtle yet sexy. Pull out a simple pencil dress and court shoes and you’re good to go! If you love the idea of micronet, but want something a little less restrictive in the warmer weather, they also come as a stay up…nobody has to know! Patterns aren’t completely off limits, either. The trick here is to keep the patterns simple and unfussy, which in my eyes calls for one thing – polkadots! The Oroblu Adelle Tights are a brilliant choice, with an array of symmetrical dots against a 20 denier backdrop. Keep the rest of your outfit fairly plain so as to let your legwear do all of the talking. Last but not least, why not add a little texture to your look with the Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights? Coming with vertical leg-lengthening stripes, they’re affordable, stylish and professional!

Until next time…

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