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Taylor Swift: Our Hosiery Hero!

It’s no secret that the MyTights team have gone a little Taylor Swift crazy over the last few months. One look through this blog and you’ll be able to see just how much we adore her; she can’t put a foot wrong! Not only does she continually produce the catchiest of pop songs, she’s also a serious fashionista, in particular through her choice of legwear. Without doubt our biggest hosiery style crush, the best dressed legs in showbiz now come with a price, having been insured for a whopping £26 million pounds this week. To mark the occasion, we take a look back at some of her finest ensembles over the past few years and show you how you can copy her chic looks…

When Swifty did spots

Pamela Mann Sheer Spotty Tights

Pamela Mann Sheer Spotty Tights


Taylor showing us all how to wear dots!

Taylor showing us all how to wear dots!

Our eyes lit up when we saw these gorgeous spotty sheers from Taylor towards the end of 2014. Stepping out with a friend looking typically fresh and perfectly coiffed, Swift teamed her fashion tights with a pair of purple heels, simple black dress and gorgeous tweed overcoat. It goes without saying that we adored this look, so much so that we’ve been wearing polkadots ever since! Our favourites are the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights, with their choice of three colours and dainty dot design identical to Taylor’s herself!

Fierce in fishnets

Taylor and THOSE fishnets!

Taylor and THOSE fishnets!

Jonathan Aston Fishnet Tights

Jonathan Aston Fishnet Tights

Performing hit single Blank Space at the 2015 Brit Awards, the pop sensation teamed a fabulous tailored playsuit with heeled ankle boots and a pair of foxy fishnet tights. A far cry from her usual butter wouldn’t melt look, the classic fishnet design proved Swift can do sexy too! If you adored her look as much as us, the way to recreate it is with the Jonathan Aston Fishnet Tights. A classic pair of fishnets that will stand the test of time, these are the easiest way to add some sass into your wardrobe.

Brilliant burgundy!

Beautiful burgundy!

Beautiful burgundy!

Aristoc 80 Denier Tights

Aristoc 80 Denier Tights

We remember just how excited we were when we spotted Taylor in this adorable outfit last autumn. An electric blue tweed overcoat, mustard dress and gorgeous burgundy opaques – we were floored! Accessorising with a burgundy trilby and matching handbag, Taylor nailed the trend for block colours to a tee. The way to recreate this look? With the Aristoc 80D Opaque Tights! Available in a similar shade of burgundy to Swifty’s herself, these thick opaques are the perfect way to add some colour to your outfit. Follow Taylor’s lead and opt for a bright day dress and vibrant accessories.

Earning her style stripes

Earning her style stripes

Earning her style stripes

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights


Perhaps our favourite Taylor look to date, the 25 year old wowed us all when she stepped out after a shop of retail therapy this winter wearing this divine ensemble! A lace sweater, tartan shorts and fabulous striped sheers, she showed everyone how to work patterned tights. If this has tickled your fashion tastebuds, the way to copy her look is with the Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights. A near carbon copy of Taylor’s look, these are brilliant for updating your classics.

£26 million? Worth every penny!

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Tights to Get You Through the Winter

At last, the battle is over between warm weather and cold. The cold is here – and it is here to stay. With such a slow start to a colder autumn, we almost all forgot to stock up to prepare our legs for the upcoming winter months. Fear not, ladies, we have compiled the perfect guide of the tights you will need to keep your legs stylish and warm this winter.


1. The classic black opaques: These should have been a given. Every winter wardrobe needs to start off with the LBD of the tights world. These tights will go with virtually any outfit you wear. And, want to know a secret? They also can be layered under your trousers for those colder days as an added layer of protection! Why don’t you try out our Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights or any other black opaques?

2. The coloured opaques:You cannot be boring all winter and just wear black. Mix up your winter wardrobe easily by adding a splash with our coloured tights. Might we suggest the Falke Pure Matt 100D Tights? Coming in the perfect range of wintery colours, these mega-thick tights will ensure your legs are protected from the elements all season long!

3. The party tights: This winter you’ll be sure to go to your fair share of seasonal events. Don’t let your legs go bare or boring with the dress you purchased (or found in your closet last minute)! Glittery Tights would be the perfect accessory to make your legs stand out from the crowd. We suggest that if you want to go all-out sparkle, to check out these Pamela Mann Lurex Micronet Tights.

4. The Mega-Warm Tights: There will be those days this winter when just the thought of leaving your house will make your teeth chatter. Conquer those extra-cold days with a pair of extra-thick opaques. These Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Tights will do that job just perfectly. With their mega-thick, fleece-lined design; these tights are hailed by many as the “only stylish way to get through the winter”.

5. The Cable Knit Tights: Want to mimic the cosiness of your favourite jumper on your legs? This is what cable knit tights are essentially for! Pair these with a simple t-shirt dress for an adorably warm outfit that with the right accessories, can also be worn to the office. For a classic jumper texture, check out these Trasparenze Trailer tights.


If you follow our advice, you will ensure that you are not left out in the cold this winter… and your legs will thank you! Don’t worry, warm weather will come back to us faster than you know. What is the one pair of tights that you cannot live without in the winter?

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From the Office to the Dancefoor – Tights That Will Look Great All Day Long

Here at MyTights.com, we know the importance of hosiery that will work from day to night. There is simply nothing worse than being invited for after work drinks in a swanky bar and realising you’re wearing your dullest black opaques. At the same time, rocking up to an important boardroom meeting in your wet look, embellished pair of fashion tights probably wouldn’t go down too well with your superiors. One option is to carry a spare pair in your bag, but let’s be honest; none of us want to be hopping into a pair of tights in a public toilet, do we? With you social butterflies in mind, our hosiery experts at MyTights.com have compiled the ultimate in day to night hosiery. That’s right, your fashion faux pas’ will be a thing of the past – these tights are perfect for any occasion imaginable!


Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights

Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights

1. Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights These opaques from quality German brand Falke really are the best of both worlds. Luxuriously soft and cosy owing to their thick 70 denier finish, these tights will ensure your pins are protected from the elements on your early morning commute. What’s more, they also come with a shiny finish that will ensure a glam look should you be invited for an impromptu dinner date. Made without a visible brief, you can wear any length of hemline you wish, so if you do fancy slipping into something a little shorter for your evening event, you can do so with confidence. With versatility like that, it’s no surprise that these are one of our bestsellers!

2. Wolford Alyssia Tights if you’re the type of person who likes to make a fashion statement, look no further than these opaque fashion tights from deluxe hosiery brand Wolford.  Made up of equally spaced tiny holes, these allow you to show a subtle hint of leg that’s perfect for injecting a flirty edge to your outfit whilst still remaining entirely office-appropriate, so these are a great finishing touch to a polished office look! Voila.

3. Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights – one for the warmer days, these elegant sheer tights from British brand Aristoc are pretty much the bread and butter of a hosiery drawer. Timelessly classic, they come with a shiny finish that will reflect the light beautifully and give your pins a stunning even coverage. What’s especially great about these is their versatility – equally stylish with a LBD and pair of statement heels as they are with a pencil skirt, blouse and court shoes, these are the ideal sheers to carry you through from day to night!

Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights

Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights

4. Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights – picture the scene: you get asked on a hot date after work, run into the bathroom to freshen up, look down and find an almighty snag in your tights! Well, with these ingenious tights from Charnos, mishaps like that will be a thing of the past, owing to cutting edge ladder resist technology which means unsightly ladders and snags are prevented. Complete peace of mind throughout the day! These tights also come with a control top feature, so as well as your pins looking great, your tum and bum will be shaped – the hardest working tights around!

 5. Aristoc 120 Denier Cotton Sheen Tights – a real winter warmer, these luxurious opaques from Aristoc have the rare combination of practicality and chic appeal. With their elegant sheen finish and even appearance, these will be beautifully flattering from day to play!  Even better, the 120 denier finish will ensure your pins are toasty and comfortable no matter where you are.


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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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Pretty Polly Fleecy Tights on the Alan Titchmarsh Show!


We don?t often get the chance to watch daytime TV, but when we heard that MyTights were going to be featured on none other than The Alan Titchmarsh Show, we simply had to tune in!


Myleene Klass was the hostess with the mostest as she demonstrated to Alan and the rest of the team the best solutions for keeping out the winter chill. ?The first item? ?Our very own Pretty Polly Fleecy Tights – a personal favourite of mine and much loved by everyone at MyTights. ?These fleece lined mega thick 220D Opaque Tights were a sellout favourite last year, and with footless tights and knee highs available as well, you can keep stylishly warm every single day this winter. ?Bored of your boring black opaques? ?The new chocolate brown shade is just the ticket.? The Therrmal yarn technology used across the Pretty Polly Fleecy range means we?ve never been so toasty!

Stock up now – we predict another sellout!


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Best: Luxe Tights

WolfordVelvetDeLuxeThe fashion team at the Telegraph newspaper have pulled together their six point guide to the new season, and they got one thing right.? ?Don?t be Tights?, was the prominent first point on their seasonal guide.? And whilst we?re all for sartorial savings when we can pick them up, for some classic staples, it?s worth investing.? Case in point: the humble opaque tights.

Telegraph Stylist Sophie Warburton aired her grievances with legwear budget buys, complaining that ?cheap tights bobble after a few washes?.? Well, we know that actually some of our best value opaques are made with longevity in mind, but we get her point ? when it comes to quality in hosieryland, you do generally get what you pay for.? The yarns used to make tights from brands like Wolford, for example, are generally super smooth and tough enough to withstand the test of time.? Try the Velvet de Luxe 66 Tights, which are easy on the eye and soft on the skin, and will last season after season.

Another common gripe about budget opaques is the perpetual hosiery hazard: ladders.? This is where investing in some run resist technology can really pay off.? We just love the Andrea Bucci LYCRA?FUSION? fibre Opaque Ladder Resist Tights, which have a gorgeously expensive looking matte finish and innovative ladder resist technology so you can banish the fear of unsightly snags for good.

According to Sophie, cheaper options are also prone to giving you ?saggy knees and Nora Batty ankles?.? Not so with quality craftsmanship from brands like Falke, the German hosiery expert whose attention to detail is second to none.? The majority of their styles feature reduced stitching at the knees and ankles, which gives a superior fit on the leg and eliminates saggy tights trauma.? Another tip is to opt for styles that come with a gusset ? this will improve the overall fit as the tights are actually shaped around your figure.? And avoid one size styles like the plague ? for the perfect fit check the size guide on the style to tailor to your measurements.? The solution to these worries?? The Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, which have a luxe shiny finish, breathable cotton gusset and come in a myriad of colours and sizes so you can get a perfect fit AND match them to everything in your wardrobe!

Pay a bit extra and you also get the cream of the crop when it comes to hi-tech hosiery.?? The Pretty Polly Fleecy Tights have a sumptuous fleece lining that has to be felt to be believed (trust me, the entire MyTights office is madly in love with these).? Or why not ditch the dry body brushing – the bathroom is far too cold this time of year anyway – and instead slip on a pair of the cellulite busting (yes, really) Emana Tights from Charnos?

Still hankering after opaques on a budget?? We don?t discriminate against a frugal fashionista.? Check out our full range of opaque tights, starting from a teeny tiny, barely-dent-your-bank-balance ?2.? Hell, you can always protect them with a hosiery bag.



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Our Top Picks: September

pretty-polly-120d-velvet-opaque-tightsEach month we pick our top three products, and tell you why.? This week, we simply can?t choose between luxury basics, elegant fashion or so-hip-it-hurts style ? so we?ve opted for all three?

1)?? Pretty Polly 120D Velvet Opaque Tights

Why?? After what turned out to be a bit of a scorcher of a summer, we?re almost excited to be layering up again!? Pretty Polly have pre-empted our wardrobe requirements, with their range of any-style-any-occasion-any-budget opaque tights.? Our favourites are these 120D Velvet opaques, which are so soft and luxuriously thick, too.

Wear to: the park on those long winter walks ? they?ll keep your legs protected from the elements!

Style With: wellies, cord skirts & chunky knitted jumpers for the ultimate in cosy chic.

How much? ?10.00 / ?12,50 / $16.00



2)?? Oroblu Hoara Tights

Why? We?ve been after something that makes a statement but which is office appropriate and eveningwear friendly ? and we think we?ve finally found it, in the shape of Oroblu?s new Hoara Tights.? These lacy lovelies feature a gorgeous floral motif and mock fishnet design, and come in classic black as well as fashion forward shades of wine and teal.

Wear to: Post work drinks ? these are a perfect office-bar style for that first mulled wine of the season

Style With: Styles this elegant deserve heels, even if it means negotiating treacherous pavements in bad weather (made ten times harder for each glass of the aforementioned mulled wine you succumb to).? A fit and flare skater dress and elegant mac will complete this elegant after-hours look.

How much? ?14.00 / ?17,00 / $22.50



3)?? Pamela Mann Jackson Plaid Tights

Why? Tartan seems to be everywhere we look at the moment, and as these Pamela Mann tights come in 4 colours, you can wear them all week long!? We know it takes a little effort to style ? but the fashion forward look and admiring glances from hipsters everywhere make it oh-so-worthwhile.

Wear to: Weekend roams around the city ? they look best styled with comfy shoes and will set you apart from the hordes of tourists as a bona fide fashionista.

Style With: Casual footwear, plain colours and a wax jacket will make your look more runway than bag lady.

How much? ?7.80 / ?9.25 / $12.49

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V-Day Special: Sultry or Sweet?

Its official ladies, the countdown to the special day has begun, with just over a week until all things romantic invade offices, restaurants & bars. The

day in question of course, is Valentine’s Day. Whether you choose to believe that a small cherub with a nifty bow & arrow kick started it or not, it’s still here and celebrated. And for us, it’s the perfect excuse to invest in some new hosiery…

There’s something for everyone, as you decide whether to go for super sweet…or sultry. As ever, we’re here to make your decision easier, so we’ve whittled down the best of both worlds for you. Enjoy!


Sultry – Conjuring up images of 40’s pin ups and Hollywood starlets, nothing says sultry quite like a pair of stockings. Perfect for adding that retro touch to any V-Day ensemble, these Oroblu Secret 15 Stockings should be on every cupid-themed shopping list. It seems that OK! Magazine agrees with us on this too, as they’ve added a silky nightdress to the gorgeous stockings, with stunning results!

Sweet – Now whilst the allure of stockings is immediately obvious, we understand that it might be a bit full on for that understated date to the cinema. This

doesn’t rule them out completely though, as stockings are adored by ladies all round for the comfort and freedom that they offer. Remaining hidden away under hemlines, there’s nothing like the sexy confidence that a pair of secret stockings can create. To keep your look playful, step into a pair of the Pamela Mann Jive Seamed Stockings. With a cute seam detail, opt for the Natural colour way to keep things subtle yet glam.


Sultry- If you’re after a compromise between sex appeal and the elements outside, we’ve found the answer in the Trasparenze Brazil Tights. Blue legs and non-stop shivering will never (thankfully) be en vogue, so pull on these 40 denier mock suspender tights to add an opulent, lacy touch to your outfit, whilst protecting your pins. We heart them!

Sweet – Cheeky by name and cheeky by nature, these Pretty Polly Cheeky Coloured Suspender & Knicker Tights are a must for any Valentine’s wardrobe. Butter wouldn’t melt as a colourful mock suspender design comes complete with bubblegum pink faux-knickers! Style with a flirty hemline to reveal the stripy tops and you’re guaranteed the leg limelight.


Sultry- French is certainly the language of love, so what could more fitting than these amorous Pamela Mann Je T’aime Back Seam Tights? Using the lingo, they spell out the word of the day, with a flattering seam detail to lengthen legs. We plan to team ours with that LBD and killer heels…

Sweet – This may be more to the taste of the cynics out there, as we’ve found a pattern that still screams charming, without a single love heart in sight. Featured in this week’s LOOK Magazine,it seems spotty tights are a happy medium, adding that something special to an outfit with their dainty dots. For all the polka dot princesses out there craving dotty tights, why not try the Pamela Mann Sheer Dots Tights, or for a bigger impact, the luxurious Bonny Dots Tights from Wolford?

So there you have it ladies, the choice is all yours. It only comes round once a year so make the most of it we say! Sultry or sweet – you decide…

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