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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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Fashion Blogger Styles: 3 Different Looks

Check out the latest looks from these fantastic bloggers…

 The lovely Laura wrote a brilliant review of the Falke Pure Matt 100 in her blog – So Far So Chic. And of course in true Falke style “they never rode down, snagged or sagged.” Laura shows off the tights’ sheer to waist brief design beautifully in her chic black micro dress, proving that even with flirty hemlines no reinforced material will appear to distract from your ensemble. Steal Laura’s look by combining inky black quilted boots, black opaque tights, a black long sleeved dress, some fabulous sunnies and a matching large leather bag. This elegant style is the perfect solution to that chilly winter/spring transition allowing you to stay warm and look gorgeous at the same time.

 

Seamed tights

Check out Mary’s pins in the Jonathan Aston Contrast Seam and Heel Tights that fit right at home in the We Heart Vintage blog with their flirty scarlet seam and Cuban heel detail. For retro legs that wow, follow Mary’s example and team these stunning seamed tights with a gorgeous red vintage dress and black leather jacket. Back seams and Cuban heels aren’t just synonymous with vintage style, they’ll also work to elongate those lovely legs, while the scarlet version provides a modern update on the classic style.

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Charlotte from Lurch Hound Loves was rocking the Jonathan Aston Lurex Anklets at LFW, matching these fabulous anklets with an on-trend tartan midi-dress and cropped top combo. Metallic is set to be big next season and socks were seen all over London Fashion Week  AW14 so make sure that you stock up now. Copy Charlotte’s clever combination of on-trend pieces by rocking a baby pink satchel along with a tartan outfit worn over a top with a high neck. With so many fashion boxes ticked, it’s no wonder that her look was picked up by Company Magazine, Elle, Vogue, Grazia, Glamour, and You Magazine.

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Team MyTights’ Capsule Collections

HannahCalvinKlein80DHighWaistOpaquesSuzannePrettyPollyVelvet120DI’ve always been a firm believer in the “capsule wardrobe”.  Whilst it can be tempting to impulse buy on the high street in a mad panic to find something new for a dinner date or party, investing in quality basics has always stood me in good stead, and over the years I have amassed a wonderful collection of investment buys that are utterly timeless.  As with most things, I have of course applied this to my hosiery drawer, and this week bring you my capsule hosiery collection, as well as the hosiery drawer essentials of the rest of the MyTights Team…

Opaque Tights

Classic opaque tights are a core staple of any woman’s wardrobe, and an absolute essential for me, given our temperamental British weather and fondness for bicycling in all weathers! My marketing expert Suzanne and I both love the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, which are gloriously soft and shiny and come in a range of shades (I have them all, of course).  Hannah from the marketing team loves Calvin Klein, and the Calvin Klein 80D High Waist Tights are her absolute favourites, as they contain a little secret streamlining. Meanwhile, customer service queen Nikki and warehouse wonder woman Krys both opted for the Jonathan Aston 40D tights, which come in, as Krys says,”every colour you could want” – and so are ideal for matching to everything you own.

Lauraoroblusensual30moccaSheer Tights

Sheer tights have always been a fundamental part of my collection, and thanks to the advancements made in hosiery technology (not to mention a certain Duchess), sales of sheers have soared in recent years. I truly believe that with quality products like the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights you really do get what you pay for. But that’s not to say you can’t get a great bargain- Hannah loves the Pretty Polly Naturals 8D Sandal Toe Tights, which are a steal at just £5! You can even get sheers with in-built extra powers, like PR girl Emma’s favourite Charnos Energising Support which also help to keep the skin moisturised and prevent cellulite.  And the Falke Shelina Tights are a market leader when it comes to practically invisible bare leg look tights (they come in a range of shades designed with the help of dermatologists), so it’s no wonder these were Nikki’s AND Suzanne’s top pick.

Fashion Tights

Fashion tights are set to be THE accessory of the season come autumn (just ask Vogue), so I recommend adding a pair to your essentials collection. A classic pattern, like the Mary Portas Spotty Shaper Tights that made Suzanne’s must have list, or my beloved favourite lace Wolford Nahla Tights, are classic fashion styles will work season after season. For something a little more daring, make like Emma and try the Pamela Mann Paris Skyline Suspender Tights, which have an intriguing mock suspender design featuring the iconic Paris skyline – perfect got adding a little je ne sais quoi to your look.

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Other Key Pieces

These three are the starting point for any capsule hosiery collection – what you add after that depends on your personal style. Krys and Nikki both opted for socks (the former for the bold, fun Happy Socks Women’s Gift Box, and the latter for the “ideal for netball” Charnos Trainer Socks). Hannah confessed a certain weakness for the Spanx Power Panties (“an absolute essential for under clingy dresses”), and I have to say I love the SPANX Active Leggings for making me feel stylish at the gym.

I hope the team’s top picks have provided you with a little inspiration for your own capsule collection – after all, it only takes one great buy to get you started!

Until next week…

 

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Laura’s Choice: London Fashion Week AW14 Round Up

I just adore London Fashion week. The anticipation of seeing the new collections from my favourite designers, the buzz of the beautifully dressed milling around Somerset house, and the general air of glitz and glamour that lights up London for a few days.  Of course I always look first to the models’ never ending legs, and thankfully the AW14 shows didn’t disappoint- there was an abundance of hosiery on display…

The Trend: Patterned Tights

Seen at: Vivienne Westwood, Meadham Kirchhoff, Daks

Vogue warned us it was coming, Carole Middleton leapt to the fore of the fash pack in hers, and now the catwalks have verified it: patterned tights are a bona fide trend for AW14.  And it seems that whatever your style, you can find a pair to suit – Vivienne Westwood teamed her bold triangular tribal patterned tights with 80s power suits and lashings of leather, while Meadham Kirchhoff went for a subtler fairisle style pattern, teamed with blazers and side parted hair for a schoolgirl-esque look, and Daks upped the ante on their heritage style with stand out tartan tights.

Get the Look: Pamela Mann Triangle Suspender Tights, Wolford Lynne Tights, Pamela Mann Fairisle Tights

Vivienne Westwood show, Autumn Winter 2014, London Fashion Week, Britain - 16 Feb 2014

The Trend: Black Opaque Tights

Seen at: Giles, Vita Gottlieb

Perhaps surprisingly due to the prominence of black sheers we’ve seen this season, opaques seemed to be the name of the game at LFW (aside from Alice Temperley, who layered black sheer tights under everything.  Kardashian clan member Kendall Jenner strutted down the Giles catwalk in a pair, with the whole Giles catwalk packed full of thick black tights teamed with ultra practical brogues and woollen beanies in a chic monochrome palette.  Vita Gottlieb went for a more striking look, with structured silhouettes taking pride of place on the runway, finished with heels and opaquer-than-opaque jet black tights.

Get the Look: Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights, Trasparenze Cortina 100D Tights

The Trend: Neutral Socks

Seen at:  Rokasanda Illincic, Topshop, Bora Aksu, Christopher Raeburn, Antipodium

Socks were everywhere for yet another season at LFW – for me, Antipodium were one of the winners, teaming grey ankle socks with t-bar shoes and a Romanesque palette of burnt orange, bronze and steely grey.  Away from the Roman holiday, I also loved the look at Bora Aksu, where grey/black ankle socks were teamed with feminine silhouettes in vibrant hues.

There were plenty of variations on the theme – Christopher Raeburn went for anthracite knee high socks to complement his military theme, while Topshop opted for thick knee high pushed down to the ankle, legwarmer style, in muted beige tones with midi dresses and fur coats.  By and large it looks as though the trend for bright and pastel ankle socks won’t continue past spring into the autumn, though Alice Temperley again swam against the current and incorporated a colour pop blue pair into her show.

Get the Look: Trasparenze Monique Socks, Falke Family Short Socks

Daks show, Autumn Winter 2014, London Fashion Week, Britain - 14 Feb 2014
The Trend: Coloured Tights

Seen at: Michael Van Der Ham, Orla Kiely, Daks

Speaking of colour, there was no lack of it at Fashion Week, with Michael Van Der Helm putting all others to shame with his array of 60s style looks, all finished with bright coloured tights in orange, while and yellow and plenty of organza detailing.  I also loved Daks’ burgundy tights set in an autumnal palette with plenty of heritage overtones (though the bearskins are just a step too far for me).

Orla Kiely’s show was a tongue in cheek reference to the notoriously dreadful weather in her native Ireland – models carried umbrellas and teamed raincoats with coloured tights in white, white and brown. It’s easy to see why Kate Middleton’s such a fan of the designer’s work!

Get the Look: Pamela Mann 50D Coloured Tights, Falke Pure Matt 100D Tights

Michael van der Ham show, Autumn Winter 2014, London Fashion Week, Britain - 17 Feb 2014
The Trend: Hold Ups

Seen at: Tom Ford, Temperley

Statement fishnet stockings were seen at the Tom Ford show – covered at the front with skin tight pencil skirts which were slashed up the back to reveal the tops.
I also spotted hold ups layered under sheer floor length gowns at Alice Temperley, who had taken her collection in a whole new bohemian direction.

Get the look: Levante Fishnet Hold Ups, Falke Peacock Lunelle Hold Ups

We’ll be selecting our A/W fashion collections soon, so I’ll be using all my LFW inspiration to help me narrow down the vast selection.  And of course I can’t wait to see how the highstreet interprets these trends – and incorporate them into my own wardrobe!

Until next week…

 

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