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Alexa Chung braves Glasto mud in black opaques!

Alexa-Chung

Alexa Chung

Its festival season and you can always count on Alexa Chung to know exactly what to wear to pull off the perfect boho look, mud included! This weekend was no different, being spotted at Glastonbury with her pals in a pair of black opaque tights, along with a double denim ensemble and olive green parka. Paired with the obligatory black Hunter boots, the TV presenter turned model looked fab and showed us all that it’s possible to look great after 5 days cramped in a tent! The best part about this look is you don’t need to be Alexa Chung or attend a festival to wear it. Simple, functional yet brimming with appeal, here’s how you can recreate her look at MyTights.com.

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Pamela Mann 50 Denier OpaqueTights in Black

Black opaque tights have a knack of working with just about anything in your wardrobe. While Chung paired hers with denim shorts, they’ll also work with summery tea dresses, pencil dresses for the office or LBD’s for evening events. Luckily for you MyTights has a wide selection of black tights for you to choose from, so you too can rock an Alexa Chung-inspired look this summer!

Can’t decide? Don’t worry; MyTights have already picked out the best products for you. The Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights are a must-have for any wardrobe, and most importantly won’t break the bank at just £4.95 a pair. However, for such a wardrobe staple, you may want to splurge; in that case, Wolford Pure 50 Seamless Tights are the way to go, with their host of quality features and slick seamless design. Or for a great middle ground, how about the Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights, with their semi opaque appearance that’s ideal for slightly sunnier festivals.

These are just a couple of the black opaques on offer at MyTights, but be sure to check out our entire selection before you leave!

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Who wore it best: Black Opaques…

One’s an-all singing, all-dancing star of Glee and the other will forever be known as Rachel from Friends, but Dianna Agron and Jennifer Aniston seem to have one thing in common – their love of opaque tights! While summer did make a brief appearance in the last couple of weeks, we’re currently in the midst of a rainy midweek, meaning you have unfinished business with those trusty opaques. Having both been papped in the wardrobe staple this week, we took it upon ourselves to test their style credentials and put them head to head in the ultimate battle. Black opaque tights – who wore them best?

Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron

 

Beginning with the lovely Dianna, most well known for her role as Quinn from Glee, she’s now trying her hand on stage, and has recently landed a top role in London’s famed West End, Good for you! Promoting her new role in a play about late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Agron appeared on The Paul O’ Grady Show in a fabulous ensemble. Layering a high neck black sweater and thick black opaques beneath a sparkly skater dress, she completed her preppy look with a pair of black Chelsea boots. Oh, how we adore this look! It’s cute, it’s stylish and it shows us all how versatile black opaques can be, it’s going to take some beating. Over to you Rachel…we mean Jennifer!

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

 

 Sporting an off-duty look after watching a Broadway show, the Friends star was another opting to wrap up warm. Wearing a roll neck jumper dress with knee high boots and her favourite black opaques, we think Jen looked great. We do however think that Dianna’s look had that little extra oomph, so this round goes to Agron!

Feeling inspired? Check out our whole range of black opaques before you head off! Or if you prefer something a little more lightweight for this time of year, peruse our semi-opaque range, too!

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Laura’s Choice: Street Style

It’s official: the whole world is wearing hosiery! From high-profile celebrities through to normal folk on the street, I’ve noticed a huge surge in the number of people accessorising their outfits with tights, leggings and socks in recent months. And if the recent catwalk shows are anything to go by, the hosiery takeover doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon. In fact, they were so popular on the runway that every single model at Diane von Furstenberg’s New York show wore a pair of gorgeous spotty sheers. If that isn’t evidence enough, then I don’t know what is! It’s no secret that the people of London are a seriously stylish bunch, so we took the opportunity to mark the hosiery domination, taking to the streets this week to see what the Great British public have been wearing on their legs. And you certainly didn’t disappoint. Here’s our round up of our favourite street style looks and how you can recreate them at the drop of a hat…

 

Taking it back to basics: the classic opaque

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Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights

Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights

Bold patterns and prints are all well and good, but if your outfit itself is rather busy, only a pair of classic opaques will do. We spotted this lovely lady at Victoria Rail Station, accessorising a stripy cropped tee, denim skirt and black boots with her trusty black opaque tights. Showing us all just how versatile your basics can be, you can recreate the look with the Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights, which are a great middle ground between everyday value and quality manufacture. Just £9 a pair but with enough quality to warrant a much higher price tag in my opinion, they’re also made in a 30D version for when the sun has his hat on. Or if you’re in the market for something a little more high-end, my favourite opaques are the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, with a gorgeous glossy finish and choice of 4 colours. Highly recommended!

Fashionista? Say it with patterned leggings

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If you’re the kind of person who likes to stand out and grab the style crown with both hands, patterned leggings should be your port of call. Ideal for jazzing up an otherwise basic outfit, they’re comfortable, flattering and most importantly, enjoying a real fashion moment of late. Feeling inspired? So were this fashion-forward twosome. Beginning with the geometric pair below, our eyes were immediately drawn to her quirky monochrome legwear, which she teamed with a distressed leather jacket and statement tee. If you’re a fan of this effortlessly stylish look, mirror her ensemble in the Oroblu Butterfly Leggings, with their unusual butterfly print and mix of eye-catching colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From one great pair of leggings to another, any budding rock chicks should take note of the vampy ensemble above. Pairing an oversized black tee with burgundy boots, our favourite part of her look was without doubt her shiny paint splattered leggings.  What do you think? If you’re as taken by her legwear as us, copy the trend with the Pamela Mann Leather Look Leggings, with their maximum impact mock leather finish befitting of Kate Moss herself. Or to add a splash of colour to an all black outfit, the Trasparenze Graphium Leggings are just the ticket, boasting a pretty paisley print and choice of two colour combinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Mann Leather Look Leggings

Pamela Mann Leather Look Leggings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bored of your sheers? Nets are the answer

The title for #1 legwear look that we came across on our travels has to go to the gorgeous net tights sported by the lovely lady below. I’ve always been a huge fan of net tights, a) because they’re so incredibly versatile (I layer mine over sheers to make them work all year round) and b) because they’re just so much more interesting than plain styles. Teaming her floral patterned nets with a summery dress and lace up boots, this look was the perfect way to welcome in all the glorious sunshine we’ve been enjoying of late. Luckily, we have just the pair on hand to recreate this style in the form of the Oroblu Elaine Tights, made from a fine tulle base and being covered in elegant floral motifs that ascend up the leg. Or for something a little quirkier, treat yourself to the Jonathan Aston Oxygen Tights, with an unusual net design reminiscent of the art-deco period.

 

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Oroblu Elaine Tights

London, you did the MyTights team proud!

Until next time…

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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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What MyTights Wore March 2015

One of the many perks of working for MyTights is to get to try out all the styles on offer! Check out what we’ve been wearing thiw week…

 

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Operations manager Nikki is a big fan of the Aristoc 80D Opaque Tights. Here, she wears the burgundy with a simple black skirt, ankle boots and distressed denim short for a gorgeous smart/casual style.

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MyTights founder Laura loves the Trasparenze Rita Tights. Available in a wealth of colours, these classic fishnets are perfect for layering over sheers for some added wamrth. Wearing a black pair with a lovely navy blue dress, black cardigan and black stilettos, Laura shows everyone how to nail a sophisticated office style.

 

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Nikki again – this time trying out the shimmery Jonathan Aston High Shine Tights! Teaming her glossy tights with a teal long sleeved-tee, sleevless black cardigan and comfy trainers, we love how the tights add a polished edge to her casual garments.

Feel inspired yet? Be sure to check out what we’re wearing next month…

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Laura’s Choice – 20% off Birthday Promo!

Another year older and another fabulous year in the world of hosiery! It’s my birthday this week, and while I’ll certainly enjoy a glass of red wine or two to toast the occasion, our new promo means it won’t only be me who has reason to celebrate. That’s right, to mark my birthday, we’ll be offering 20% off my favourite 20 hosiery styles! Ranging from classic essentials through to the latest fashion additions, all you need to do to get your hands on the brilliant discount is enter the promo code BDAY20 on the basket page – but beware, there’s no time to hang around, with the offer ending at midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 3rd March! You’re probably wondering why these styles in particular have made the shortlist, right? Now, I’m not going to list all 20 styles in the mix, but if you are intrigued to know what makes these stand out from the crowd, I suggest you stay tuned…

BASICS – the foundation to a thousand looks!

Laura rocking her Wolford Satin de Luxe!

Laura rocking her Wolford Satin de Luxe!

They may not be as eye-catching as some of the patterned legwear on the list, but where would we be without our basics? The key to unlocking an abundance of stylish looks, I believe that every woman should own a collection of quality pieces which form the core of our wardrobe. Speaking of which, the Wolford Satin De Luxe simply have to get a mention. I’ve always been a fan of tights with a high gloss, and these opaque tights fit the bill perfectly, not only keeping me warm on evenings out but coming with a very shiny finish and backseam capable of adding a certain je ne sais quoi to any look. A must if you’re a social butterfly! If something a little more conservative is your usual point of call, it has to be the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights. Thick, wearable and as soft as kittens, these 80 denier tights come in nearly every colour under the sun (7, to be exact), all of which work to keep your legs effortlessly cosy thanks to an innovative soft plush technique that actively traps in the heat. Of course, they also come with the horde of quality features that Falke as a brand are famed for! From one luxury brand to another, the second Wolford product that’s made the cut are the Wolford Satin 50 Opaque Tights. Similar to the Satin De Luxe but with a more demure slight sheen finish, these 50 denier tights are in my eyes, the perfect opaque. Whether for a day in the office or after work drinks, the astonishingly smooth finish and choice of four hues make these everything you could possibly need from a pair of everyday tights– what could be better?

 

COLOUR – all you need to brighten your days!

Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights - Turquoise Blue!

Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights – Turquoise Blue!

I’ve got a bit of a confession to make. I might have founded a hosiery company, but like many women, I’ve often been guilty in the past of sticking to classic black tights. That is, of course, until I started to experiment with colour, and it’s safe to say I’ve never looked back, so much so that I’ve often been described as having the wackiest dressed legs in the capital! Of all the styles that have ever graced the MyTights warehouse, one of my all time favourites are the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights. I’m not ashamed to admit I own a pair of each of the four available colours, and why wouldn’t I? Incredibly thick, luxurious and having that shiny glow I adore, these 70 denier tights deliver both fashion and function, and what’s more, are virtually indestructible. Shopping on a budget? You can enjoy colour too, 20 of them to be exact…and it’s all thanks to the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights. The very best way to update your look and have change left over from a ten pound note, these 80 denier tights are perfect for jazzing up your basic pieces. If you like these but prefer something with a little more longevity, turn your attention to the Jonathan Aston Finesse Tights, with all the appeal of bright colours but made with 65% cotton for a skin-friendly feel and everyday luxury.

FASHION – it’s time to experiment!

We love the Jonathan Aston Magma Tights!

We love the Jonathan Aston Magma Tights!

I’m a big fan of how fashion tights can make something you’ve had languishing in your wardrobe for years look unrecognisable. Anyone who knows me will know I love my fishnet tights. Ideal for when the weather is too warm for sheers but you still want to decorate your legs, I’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for the charms of the Trasparenze Rita Tights, Made with a larger net than average, these fishnets are rare in that they come in 7 colours. A fashion statement in their own right, I also love to layer mine over sheers and coloured opaques to add a little customisation to my look. Brand new for SS15, the Jonathan Aston Magma Tights immediately caught my eye, so much so that I’ve already nabbed a pair for myself. Fun and quirky, there sheer tights come complete with a graphic inspired print to make any wardrobe piece look as good as new. It’s early days, but my prediction is that the MyTights office will be seeing a lot more of these over the course of the next few months. From the fun to the exquisite, the next addition to my top 25 is the Wolford Josephina Tights, and it will only take a single glance to see why! Yet another case of Wolford doing something that little bit different, these sheer tights come with a sumptuous quilted panel on the outside leg for a unique take on the seam trend.

SHEER – summer is on the way!

Trying out all the gorgeous sheer tights that have made their way into MyTights HQ, I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years persuading my friends that I AM actually wearing tights. One of my favourite styles are the Wolford Sheer 15 Tights, amongst the best out there for cheating your way to a bare legged look. Made in a flattering matte finish and with two skintone shades on offer, they have a  smooth silky texture that feels utterly exquisite against the leg. If you prefer something even more lightweight, another option are the Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you; these really are only 5 denier! Well, in appearance at least, as these tights have been made with Sideria yarn, sourced from Japan and giving these silky soft tights the robustness of a higher denier. A real gem to have in your hosiery drawer!

As wonderful as these styles are, I’ve barely touched the surface, with no less than 9 other top picks included in the promotion. It may not be your birthday, but I just couldn’t help but share some of the birthday cheer to all of our lovely customers. I’m off to cut the cake, but you should shop the whole selection here…

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Build your capsule collection!

Anybody who regularly reads our blog will know that the weekly Laura’s Choice is usually based around something topical, offering you some advice and style tips for an upcoming calendar event. However, this week we’ve opted for a slight change of tact. With January now behind us and February seeming to be speeding past within the blink of an eye, we’ll soon be encroaching on that awkward time of year – not quite winter, but not yet enjoying that glorious spring sunshine. What to wear on our legs?! To bridge the difficult weather, not only at this time of year, but all year round, I thought it would be a great idea to round up my selection of hosiery that no woman should be without. Come rain or shine, my top picks will ensure you have a pair of tights for every occasion… call it a hosiery capsule if you will!

Tights to brave the winter weather

Falke Pure Shine 80 Tights

Falke Pure Shine 80 Tights

Starting off with the basics, the trusty opaque may not stand out in the crowd or win any awards for their innovative design, but they are, and will remain, a staple part of any female wardrobe. For a particularly great pair, head to Wolford and the Velvet de Luxe 66 Tights. Velvety soft, long-lasting and the choice of for colours, these are a superb choice if you’re after some legwear that will take you across the day, being incredibly versatile thanks to the matte finish. If sparkly things are forever catching your eye, the Falke Pure Shine 80 Tights are your port of call, lending themselves to a glamorous look with their high shine finish, yet having all the qualities of standard thick opaques. Opaque tights are fantastic for when there’s a chill in the air, but should the weather outlook be extra bleak (we’re talking snow and frost!), a pair of thermal tights are a must. One of our bestsellers, and for good reason, are the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights; these work wonders at keeping the cold at bay with their snug as a bug fleecy lining. Just £9.95 a pair, too! Or if you’ve fallen under the charms of German brand Falke, they also offer a thermal option with the Falke Warm Deluxe, utilising a soft plush technique and satisfying your colour cravings with 7 variations.

Moving into spring: semi opaques and sheers

Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights

Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights

When the weather heats up a little but the summer is still a way off,  semi-opaque tights start to come into their own. Reverting again to the wonders of Wolford, the Wolford Neon 40 Tights always stand out for me. Virtually indestructible despite only having 40 denier strength, what’s brilliant about these is that they actually appear as if they’re a 20 denier – so you get excellent coverage and durability as well as an elegant sheer leg. If like me, black tights aren’t always your first choice, they also come in 8 other shades, so complementing any look becomes simple. For a classic pair of everyday sheers, Italian brand Oroblu put all their hosiery prowess to good use with the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights. The slight sheen finish makes them suitable for both the office and for impromptu after-work drinks; I particularly love the darker skintones during the winter. If you’ve fallen foul of fishnet fever (who hasn’t), a top tip of mine would be to also layer these under fishnets for some added warmth.

Speaking of fishnets, I truly believe that no collection is ever complete without a pair of two. Forever en vogue and much more versatile than you’d think, they’re a great way to inject some sophistication into your look without giving too much away. While micronets and whalenets are both chic, opt for a mid size net if you’re trying to build a capsule collection. If i were pushed to name my favourites, it would have to be the Trasparenze Rita Tights, thanks in large to the fabulous array of colour combinations (from classic black to bold orange). I love to layer these over sheer tights to add some fun to my look.

Cheat your way to perfect pins: a bare leg look

When the weather starts to warm up but you haven’t got the confidence to go hosiery-free, bare leg tights are for you. The ultimate bare leg look, in my opinion, can be achieved with the Falke Shelina Tights. Coming in an 8 denier appearance with 12 denier strength, these appear so sheer that even ladders and snags will go unnoticed! Appearing completely natural, they’re available in classic black as well as an impressive 7 skin shades. Feel a little overwhelmed? Our skin colour guide is on hand to help.  Moving down the sheer spectrum now, for something ultra-sheer, the Aristoc Ultimate range combine the elegance of a bare leg look with a Lycra fusion content – making ladders old news. Resulting in brilliant robustness, a superior fit and fabulous feel, opt for the 10D if you’re a fan of matte, and the 5D for some glamorous shine.

Fashion, fashion, fashion…

Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights

Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights

All that’s left to do is introduce you to some of my favourite fashion tights. The colour chameleons amongst us won’t be able to hide their delight once they see the Jonathan Aston 40D Tights. A matte finish, 18 (really!) gorgeous hues and the choice of wearing any length of hemline in your repertoire, they’re also just £6 a pair. If your penchant lies more with patterns, target a select few trends that are popular at the moment to complete the capsule – for me, the biggest trend at the moment is spots! Dainty and versatile, the Oroblu Adelle Tights are my go-to when my outfit requires the sweet appeal of polkadots, with a 20 denier appearance and flock of small dots for a butter-wouldn’t-melt look.

Until next time…

 

 

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Thick Black Opaques: A Style Battle!

Emma Willis looking characteristically fab! Generally as far as winters go, this one hasn’t been too bad. Sure, we’ve rarely been able to leave the house without at least a few layers, but we’ve admittedly done pretty well. That is, until this week of course! Thousands of us across the country have been hit with a dreaded cold snap, bringing with it a blanket of snow and forcing hundreds of schools to shut down for the day. While celebrities usually have a knack of being able to wear sheer tights or bare legs all year round, it seems that the current cold weather has proved too much for two of MyTights style favourites. Both Fearne Cotton and Emma Willis this week opted to wrap up warm, stepping out in a pair of thick black opaque tights, albeit channelling rather different looks. But the question that’s on all of our lips; who wore it best?Fearne Cotton at BBC Radio 1 Studios, London, Britain - 23 Jan 2015

Celebrity Big Brother presenter and all round golden girl Emma Willis braved this week’s live eviction in a stunning floral PVC jacket, high neck burgundy mini and chic suede heels, finishing off her quirky look with a pair of thick black opaques. While we don’t think Emma’s jacket is wearable for us normal folk, we can’t help but admire her gorgeous ensemble, and we particularly loved her choice of burgundy dress, which nailed the trend for block colours perfectly. Opting for a pair of black heels also gave her bottom half a uniformed appearance, showing off her slim legs brilliantly. We salute you Emma! Moving on now to Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton, who wore her black opaques as part of a more relaxed daytime look. Protecting herself from the elements in a glamorous leopard print coat, the TV personality wore a somewhat unusual (although stylish) mix of a pastel knitted jumper and matching dress in a floaty chiffon fabric. Finishing around the mid-calf, her dress allowed for a hint of her thick black opaques to shine though. Typical of Fearnes style, her outfit was certainly original, but we can’t help think it had a little too much going on to pip Emma to the post.

This round goes to the lovely Mrs Willis!

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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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Laura’s Choice: My Top Opaques To Get You Through The Winter Months

Can you believe that it was only a couple of weeks ago that we were enjoying a resurgence of wonderful summer sunshine? Almost overnight, it seems as though we’ve said our last goodbyes to blue skies and mild temperatures, and hello to frost, early morning chill and battling with our umbrellas in the wind. And if the latest weather projections are anything to go by, it’s only going to get colder! Instead of mourning my summer sheers, I’ve decided to truly embrace the winter weather, and round up my favorite opaque tights to get you through the next few months with panache. Having adorned the legs of the likes of Taylor Swift in recent weeks, opaque tights are a chic and on-trend option, and with so much on offer at MyTights, I thought it would be a good idea to impart some of my wisdom and help you to find the perfect pair for you!

Essentials

Vibrant colours and interesting patterns are all well and good, but when the time calls for everyday opaques to wear to the office, it’s important to be able to get your hands on quality hosiery at an affordable price. The first port of call for me is the updated Aristoc range; the pick of the bunch being the Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights. With all the quality features of a more expensive product, these 50 denier tights are perfect if you’re looking for black tights that are a) comfortable and b) excellent value for money. For something particularly purse-friendly, I’d also like to point you in the direction of the Pretty Polly 60D Silk Finish Tights. At just £5 for a value two pack, these versatile tights give your pins even coverage and are super-soft to the touch. What’s more, with a slight sheen finish, they’ll also work seamlessly for post-work drinks! Money well spent. A great plus-size alternative is the Cette Dublin Tights, which will give your pins a timeless look and solid colour, while beautifully framing your lovely curves – something of a wardrobe staple.

Warmth Factor

Sometimes, there’s simply nothing better than pulling on a cosy pair of thermal tights, is there? Making chilly January mornings a whole lot more manageable, I love the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights, which have a super snug brushed fleece lining – the warmest tights around! With a flattering matte finish, they’re also great in that they won’t break the bank. Another fantastic option is the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights, which are brilliant at providing a wonderful warming effect , but without the bulk of traditional thermal tights. Choose from 7 chic colours, ranging from classic black all the way through to deep burgundy and stylish marine.

Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights

Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights

Colour Pop

Coloured hosiery is ideal for giving tired outfits a new lease of life, and even better, at an affordable cost! Here at MyTights, we stock a number of coloured opaques. For all out impact, the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights come in no less than 20 vibrant colours, ideal for regularly updating your look  at minimum expense. So whether you want to channel a 60’s legwear look in daffodil yellow, or jump on board the current trend for rich autumnal colours, there really is something for everyone! If none of these colours take your fancy, I’d also recommend perusing the 20 colour options available in the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights, which are perennially popular here at MyTights HQ. Or if you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, look no further than the Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights. These are always a popular choice amongst our customers, and it’s hardly surprising, with a lovely velvety texture and high-end appearance. A real must-have, opt for the petrol and grape if you really want to stand out from the crowd and jazz up a wardrobe favourite.

Shaping

Calvin Klein are brilliant at producing top quality and attractive opaque tights, brimming full of shaping magic. Considerably less restrictive than other control top tights on the market, the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 80D Shaper Tights provide gentle shaping support to streamline your shape, which is great if you have a sweet tooth and loathe the gym! Also available in a 50D if you want something a little more lightweight for the milder winter days.

A spot of luxury

With the trials and tribulations of modern day life, it really is important to look after yourself from time to time, and this extends to your legwear, too. My absolute favourites are the Falke Seidenglatt 70, which, in my opinion, really do offer a little bit of everything. Luxuriously soft, these versatile tights are great for keeping your legs snug and cosy, thanks to a thick 70 denier finish that genuinely does keep out the chill. I also love how seamlessly they can take you from day to night thanks to their glamorous glossy finish. Perfect for those of you with a busy social schedule, I love to wear mine with a patterned work dress! Or for days where the temperature is just a tiny bit higher, another recommendation of mine is the Wolford Velvet de Luxe 66 Tights. The epitome of elegance, these matte tights have a sumptuous velvet finish, keeping your legs content, stylish and warm until spring breaks.

While it’s undoubtedly sad that the warmer weather is behind us for another year, being able to wear chic opaques really does soften the blow, don’t you think? Wrap up warm, ladies!

Until next time…

 

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