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Embrace Your Opaques: Why Bare Legs in Winter Are a No

Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights

Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights

After months of cutting back on the carbs and ensuring our pins are hair-free and beautifully moisturised, winter is finally here. At last – time to lean back, reach for the biscuit tin and embrace our opaque tights, right? Well, if the recent legwear choices of high-profile celebrities are anything to go by, wrong. It would seem that winter warming opaques and wool tights are out, in favour of natural bare legs, with The Daily Mail reporting that the likes of Victoria Beckham and Suki Waterhouse at the forefront of this, quite frankly, ludicrous trend. The MyTights team have been shaking their heads in disbelief ever since hearing rumours of this fad. Sure, bare legs are fine for A-list celebrities with a chauffeur on standby and the money to spend on daily trips to the beauty salon. But what about us normal folk who crave warm legs on our commute to the office? And why wouldn’t we want to take advantage of the wonderfully chic winter legwear on offer? To convince you all that wrapping up warm is the way to go, we’ve compiled a list of the most stylish thick and winter tights around!

  1. Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights – at their best teamed with denim shorts and a cable knit jumper, these stylish matte tights are available in a range of hot colours and have a 55% wool composition, for the toastiest pins around. So on-trend that Cara Delevigne was recently seen on the front cover of Harper’s Bazaar in a similar pair! Well, if I must…
  2. Oroblu Miracle Tights – cute plaid print meets winter warmer with these 80 denier fashion tights from Oroblu. Ideal for jumping on board to the heritage trend, opt for these if you’re looking for cosy and stand out hosiery to take you from day to play.
  3. Wolford Zip Tights adding new dimensions to the meaning of fashion statement, these Wolford tights are a revamp of the classic Wolford De Luxe 66, given a maximum impact makeover thanks to a stunning zip embellishment that runs from the ankle to mid thigh!

    Wolford Zip Tights

    Wolford Zip Tights

 

4. Falke Pure Shine 80 Tights elegant and glam, these high shine tights from Falke are great for achieving a stand out legwear look, while     ensuring you stay warm and cosy thanks to an 80 denier finish.

How’s that for fashion, huh?

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Wrap Up Warm à la Taylor Swift: Our Favourite Opaque Tights

With the launch of her hotly-anticipated new album 1989, and current single Shake It Off firmly stuck in our heads, it’s fair to say singing sensation Taylor Swift is the popstar of the moment right now. Not just capable of producing perfectly coiffed pop songs, Taylor is also something of a style icon, continually stepping out in chic ensembles and leaving us all with a hefty dose of wardrobe envy. This week, she was seen rehearsing for a performance on Good Morning America, wearing a tweed coat, suede ankle boots and super-stylish black mega-opaque tights. With chilly November now upon us, the MyTights team have also been pulling on our opaque tights to give our pins a little bit of added warmth on the early morning commute. With all of the choice available on MyTights, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with a guide a getting opaques right, and giving you some advice about finding the right pair for each occasion, wardrobe or budget.

On a budget

Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights

Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights

Looking for trusty opaques to wear on an everyday basis, but want to remain on good terms with your bank manager? The Pretty Polly 40D Opaque Tights are a fantastic choice, giving your legs even coverage and warmth for just £2 a pair. Equally as great value are the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights and the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights, both of which are available in a multitude of colours, ranging from classic black to daffodil yellow!  Affordable style – how about that?!

Luxury seekers

Ideal for those of you wanting to treat yourself this winter, the Falke Cotton Touch Tights have been made with a sumptuous cotton rich mix for a super cosy and soft feel – we guarantee you won’t want to take these off! Another luxurious option are the Wolford Fatal 50 Seamless Tights, made without seams for a high-end look – perfect underneath clingy outfits.

Wonderfully warm

Blended with cashmere, the Aristoc Cashmere Blend 100D Tights are ideal if you’re looking for classic styling and ultimate warmth. Those who like to experiment with style will also love the Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights, which are available in an excellent variety of on-trend hues! Snug and stylish, these are the perfect antidote to January blues.

Fashion forward

Oroblu Miracle Tights

Oroblu Miracle Tights

For an extra special event, the MyTights team love the Falke Pure Shine 80, with come with a maximum impact high shine finish, ideal for channelling your inner glamazon and achieving a stand out legwear look. Those with a penchant for pattern will also love the Oroblu Miracle Tights, which come with a cute plaid pattern and 80 denier finish. A favourite of MyTights founder Laura!

Before you go, ensure you have a look at all of our opaque tights!

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HOSIERY BREAKING NEWS! Sophie Ellis Bextor Unveiled as New Face of Pretty Polly

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.

 

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INTERVIEW WEAR- WHY TIGHTS ARE A MUST!

There’s nothing worse than turning up for an interview and you’ve missed the attire ‘memo’. You may as well have turned up naked, and that reoccurring dream that haunted you since you were a child has just materialized. But of course, help is at hand here at MyTights.com! Here’s some guidance on how to ace that interview, and as we are judged within the first 7 seconds of meeting someone, the appearance is a pretty good place to start…

 

94% of interviewers have a negative impression on a candidate if they show up bare-legged*

Unfortunately we aren’t all blessed with naturally slender or blemish free legs, (or hot weather all year round!), and so this may not apply to many-  if Miranda Kerr and Beyoncé still invest in sheers then there’s no reason why we shouldn’t!

 

The ‘debate’…

Years ago the debate on whether women should or shouldn’t wear tights to the workplace was unheard of, and pantyhose were a woman’s best friend. Many women still live by this, and this is something candidates need to consider! Your potential employers are probably not your age so wearing tights is a must for them, and as a potential newbie you don’t want to give any of the senior team a reason to dislike you! After you’ve been hired, you can then get a feel for the company to then decided whether going bare-legged can be accepted.

 

Company culture

You may be asked to dress in business casual and if so then fretting whether you should or shouldn’t wear tights won’t be an issue. BUT don’t assume that all businesses dress this way; make sure to ask and get a full brief policy description.

 

“For women, the more skin you show, the less influence you have.”

 

 

 

So, now we’ve discovered that tights are a BIG deal in an interview (who knew?!) now all you have to do is CHOOSE a pair…

Colours are limited, as although coloured and patterned tights are ‘in’, wearing the newest AW14 trend to an interview for a financial position in a bank may not be appreciated; so for ultimate safety stick to Nude or Black tights.

 

 

 

Opaques

These 50 denier suede matt opaque tights are an essential to the winter wardrobe this season, super soft and smooth against your legs they can be worn with any fabric skirt and perfect for an interview!

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These sheers have been around since 1937 (with a few tweaks to keep them up to date with hosiery innovation, of course), so we are pretty certain that they are a good catch. These 10 denier tights are cherished for their ultra-glossy finish, and with high durability and wear you can’t go wrong!

 

Black

With a broad selection of dark colours to choose from, these glossy Wolfords will have any interviewer wishing they’ve got a pair!

 

 

 

 

 

 


*based on a survey for new interviewees

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World Cup Legwear!

Have you heard? The World Cup began last week in Brazil, and even though we would rather be on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, we’ll just have to make do and show off our English pride from the homeland.  In addition to any face paint you may feel the need to apply, make sure to show your support with a selection of legwear we have chosen to complete your football ensemble.

If you’re feeling especially supportive of the hosting country, try the Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights in Bosco.  Your forest green legs will let everyone know you’re ready for kick-off and the dark colour is easy to style.  If you want a lighter weight tight, try Pamela Mann’s 50 Denier Tights in Forest Green.  For the brighter side of things, try them in Mustard and pair with a light coloured dress.

If you want a look that mirrors those of the men on the field, try our Trasparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks in Olivia. These knee high socks will add a fun and youthful look to your outfit and keep in spirit with the World Cup.  Wear them with flats or heeled booties and you’re ready to take on your day, football style.

If you’re feeling more English than Brazilian, we’ve got you covered.  The Falke Cotton Touch Short Socks in Cherry Red will bring just enough to spirit and colour to your outfit to show you’re a fan yet still be fashion forward. For a bolder look, try Pamela Mann’s 80 Denier Tights in Flo Red and show your support of the England National Team.

Whether you’re truly interested in the sport or just the fashion inspired by it, be sure to check out MyTights.com and score big.

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What MyTights Wore 23.05.14

Plenty of semi-opaque and opaque tights this week as the weather took a turn for the worse! If you’re looking to keep warm in the windy weather then here are some ideas for how to style those all-important ensembles.
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Looking lovely in monochrome, Hannah styles her Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights with a black and white dress and black ballerina pumps.

 

Chantel+Emma Black Opaque Tights

Chantel and Emma both style their jumpers, red skirts and boots with opaque tights, Chantel opts for the Aristoc 80 Denier Microfibre Tights and Emma wears the Falke Pure Matt 50D Opaque Tights. A bright red skirt is best paired with black opaque tights so you can avoid colour clashes.

 

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Wearing the Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights with a plaid skirt,white top and black leather boots, Laura nails office chic. To steal this style team a tartan kilt with knee high boots, a white silk blouse and luxury black opaque tights.

Love Team MyTights’ style?  Take a peek next week to discover even more ideas on how to style those tights.

 

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Taylor Swift vs. Victoria Beckham – Who Wore It Best?

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Both pop stars with a strong sense of style, one renowned for spreading “Girl Power” across the globe and the other for her many love songs based on real-life romances. Now the question that is on everyone’s lips is: which warbler has the best sense of style when it comes to wearing those charcoal opaque tights?

It takes courage to style opaque tights with strappy sandals, evoking images of the dreaded ‘socks and sandals’ style reserved for fashion victims, but La Beckham manages to make it work, much like Suki Waterhouse and her white opaque tights. Victoria gains fashion points in terms of her fashionable pleated skirt and stripe of shocking pink.

Back to black, Taylor Swift’s ensemble is also mainly classic noir except for the inclusion of those all important ash grey tights. Dressed in zipped up in a black tailored leather jacket, with matching skater skirt, leather ankle boots, umbrella and bag, Miss Swift shone in the rain.

Surely the best thing about both looks is that each is so easy to emulate being that they feature such staple pieces, so whichever one you prefer, stealing that style is a breeze – just use whatever you’ve already got in your wardrobe! The two outfits also demonstrate how to break up a solid black outfit in style. In terms of charcoal opaque tights, the world is your oyster, as there are practically 50 different shades of grey (sorry we couldn’t resist!).

Invest in a pair of the Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights in Anthracite (dark grey to non-colour aficionados) for opaque tights in 66 denier with a luxurious feel, matte finish, and applied plating technique ensuring that they will last and last. If your budget doesn’t match Victoria Beckham’s then take a look at the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights for a purse-friendly pair of opaque tights available in slate, a charcoal grey. Click on the link to take a peek at all our grey opaque tights.

As for the winner, we have to plump for Posh Spice this time. We love how she rocked those on-trend pleats and took a risk in terms of the open toed sandal shoe choice.  Victory for Victoria!

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Mother-Daughter Looks

Like mother, like daughter. When it comes to fashion, most girls can’t help but have their wardrobe inspired by their mothers! This is especially true amongst famous families—and who can blame them? The Obamas, Middletons, Beckhams and even the Ciccones (Madonna) have daughters that follow similar trends in their hosiery and you can even mimic their looks with your own mum!mother-daughter-look-obamas-polaroid

The Obama girls are often overshadowed by the man of the (white) house, but that doesn’t stop them from looking fabulous. Michelle always keeps it chic and classy with a beautiful ensemble usually paired with plain opaques, but she recently started following the spring and summer trend with glossy sheers. They make her legs look moisturized and fit, without overpowering her look. Her daughters have a similar chic style with plain opaques, but show their youth with the popular colour blocking technique. The girls also matched each other in complimentary colors, how cute! You can get the Obama family’s looks with the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights for mum and the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights for the daughters!mother-daughter-look-middletons-polaroid

Kate Middleton and her mother Carole also have corresponding classy styles; however they have recently started to differ in their hosiery. Kate is maintaining her royal appearance with her famous bare or almost-bare look while her mother has been adding a twist to her wardrobe with her elegant patterned tights. They both look stunning, and you can too with the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights for Kate’s classic look and the Charnos Diamond Net Tights for Carole’s chic legs.mother-daughter-beckham-polaroid

Victoria Beckham’s fashion choices are always making headlines and little Harper is well on her way to follow in mummy’s footsteps. Both babes were spotted in wool tights—mummy in black and Harper in white. The contrasting duo will continue to make fabulous hosiery choices, and you can match the Beckhams and your baby girl with the Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights and the Country Kids Warmer Tights.

mother-daughter-look-madonna-polaroidMadonna and daughter Lourdes have been turning heads for their edgy hosiery selections. Madonna has been getting attention for her eccentric fashion choices for some time and still uses her fishnets for a 80s throwback vibe. Lourdes is a rookie compared to her mum when it comes to making headlines in fashion, but she does so with ease by clashing a tartan skirt and stripy tights. Getting these looks has never been easier with the Charnos Fishnet Tights for a Madonna inspired legs and the Pamela Mann Stripe Over Knee Suspender Tights for Lourdes’ edgy ensemble.

 

 

It’s never been easier to be as stylish as these mother-daughter icons and it can all be found at MyTights.com!

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Review: Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights

Reviewer Emma  40-den-tights
Product Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights
Range N/A
Colour Aubergine
Size One size (I’m a size 10 in trousers)
Price £6.00
Colour Comments (if applicable) N/A
Appearance comments I love the shiny look of these tights. The Aubergine shade is very subtle, suitable for any office.
Appearance Score 9/10
Feel comments These tights feel so smooth to the touch. When you put them on they feel very strong. The reinforced brief and toe also give reassurance.
Feel out of ten 10/10
Fit comments They honestly fit perfectly, there’s no clumping around the legs, like you can sometimes get when the tights are too long. Equally, the brief is under no strain which can happen when the tights are too small.
Fit out of ten 9/10
Value for Money Comments These tights provide great value for money. They look great and feel very durable.
Value for Money out of ten 10/10
So, Does it Work?  N/A
General comments Slight sheen semi-opaques in a subtle yet interesting shade.
Any Tips or Care Instructions? It’s best to wash these tights in a hosiery bag. This protects the tights from any embellishments on your clothes and also they won’t tangle up with your other clothes. If you don’t have a hosiery bag then washing them by hand with a soap and warm water is fine.
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Suki Waterhouse Loves White Tights

Celebrities at Harrods and Karl Lagerfeld Parfums VIP dinner, London, Britain - 13 Mar 2014Rocking those white opaque tights, the gorgeous model Suki Waterhouse has been spotted out and about with her bestie Cara Delevingne. Scoring full points in terms of style, there is no better way to celebrate spring than to put on your prettiest palest pastels and white opaques. Snapped at Karl Largerfield’s party, Suki Waterhouse teamed a sublime short pink dress with matching belt and subtle makeup while Cara Delevigne wore a monochrome suit.

Also seen at the London Fashion Week AW14, opaque tights/socks and sandals may bring to mind lobster-faced Brits on the beach, but Suki shows us how to make this controversial style work with her platform peep toe sandals. It’s official: fashionistas are loving the opaque tights and sandals look, so will you be joining in?

From socks and sandals to school uniform, Suki Waterhouse disproves any fashion critics who believe that white tights are for children. By crushing two fashion myths at the same time, Suki demonstrates with ease how we can embrace that pastel trend with panache.

To steal that hosiery style go for the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights in classic white, these purse-friendly opaque tights are ideal for emulating this on-trend look. Voluptuous lovelies can shine in the leg limelight with the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Tights available in white.

Alternatively if you fancy giving those pins some well deserved pampering we recommend opting for wool tights for a toasty warm way to show off your pastel ensembles (well it is spring in Britain after all). The Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights are available in ‘Bianco Lana (Cream)’ and feature a sheer to waist brief, perfect for wearing those Suki-style mini-dresses.

Show off your chic streak today and match one of the recommended opaque white tights above with a pale duck egg blue mini-dress and sherbet lemon open toe platform sandals.

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