Spectacular, spectacular! I adore it when exciting new ranges arrive here at MyTights HQ, and the latest is no exception. Inspired by the glamour and elegance of the original Moulin Rouge, hosiery experts Pamela Mann have joined force with the dance hall, creating a fabulous range of gorgeous new tights. From backseams to polka dots and even Swarovski crystals, it’s safe to say that this is the range your hosiery drawer has been waiting for.
Created in Italy and modelled by actual dancers (hence the enviable leg silhouette in all images), these are the perfect marriage of great quality and classic designs. Staying true to the decadent and elaborate reputation of the Parisian dance hall, each addition to the collection has been designed to deliver a touch of showgirl glamour whilst remaining demure enough for everyday wear. With ten designs and ten opportunities to add a little flirty fun to ensembles, too much choice will quickly become your only problem on a Monday morning!
Seams, spots or sparkles? Whichever your preference, you’ll swiftly discover your favourites amongst the collection, with more than one option to appease your hosiery drawer. If you’re an advocate of the retro revival, then the High Heels Tights from Moulin Rouge will tick all boxes. Finished with a Cuban heel that peeks over the tops of your shoes and a delicate backseam that elongates legs, these will look perfect paired with a tea dress and on trend courts. What’s more, with five shades to opt for, including a flashy metallic and a demure nude backseam, we’ve given you a reason to reinvent your wardrobe before the new season (read: permission for a shopping spree). For those seeking something a little different but who refuse to surrender seam intentions, the Heart Seam Tights are ideal. Doing exactly what they say on the tin, pretty hearts travel down the back of your legs, delivering plenty of charm as they do. And quirky brides-to-be should take note! Whilst these are available in a versatile black, these also come in a pearly white, covering that ‘something new’ on your list.
However, my personal highlight of the collection has to be the vast amount of spots & dots on offer. From miniature plumetis (a fine spot design named after a style of French stitching) to the bolder and bigger dots decorating the Palloni Tights, it becomes apparent that the collection has been given a hefty dose of the trend du jour. For a flattering and fresher alternative to your everyday sheers, the Plumetis Dot Tights in Navy are highly wearable, going well underneath shift dresses, circle skirts and those city shorts. Hotly tipped to become the next big shade, navy is a softer take on the uniform black that seems to dominate work spaces, leaving you with on trend pins and one step ahead of the fash pack.
For those who truly believe that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, may I point you in the direction of opaques complete with Swarovski embellishment. Yes, that’s right, no longer content with furnishing the inside of your jewellery box, the glittering household name has now turned to our tights. Most certainly inspired by the glitz & glam that’s to be found inside the Moulin Rouge, you’ll find your black opaques decorated with tributes to the dance hall. With either a miniature windmill (yes, a windmill!) or the Moulin Rouge name itself to opt from, the Swarovski Embellished Tights are one way to secure your place in the leg limelight. Carefully hand glued on with painstaking precision, the crystal detail will complement that evening dress, or jazz up that tired pencil skirt. Simply add heels and a ruby red lip to complete the look, clocking up that ‘je ne sais quoi’ in the process.
So whether you’re searching for a little oh la la or the perfect pair of tights to kick start your hosiery collection for the season, I can guarantee you’ll find your answer in the Moulin Rouge collection. The fight for first dibs at MyTights HQ begins now…
Until next time!