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Street Style – May ’14

We’ve all been there, thinking: “wow I love those patterned tights! But what could I wear them with?” It’s a common conundrum, being surrounded by so much choice, so it always helps to have the assistance of certain style gurus on hand. These two looks will give you plenty of inspiration for your hosiery wardrobe.


The first of our lovely fashionistas is Gisela, while visiting New York, she took a stroll in her Pretty Polly & Patternity Bricking It Tights in 80/20 denier – what better way is there to stand out in this fashion forward city? To copy this look team these tights with denim shorts, a sleeveless NYC top, a scarlet satchel and ankle boots.



If you’re a huge fan of the Big Apple then why not also check out the New York Skyline Tights from Pamela Mann in 50/20 denier. These fashion tights put a fun twist on that mock suspender style by including motifs of famous New York landmarks on the tops.



Now take a look at the fabulous competition winner Jane Postlethwaite in her animal print tights and matching burgundy ensemble complete with gold shoes. Burgundy, gold and tan all compliment each other beautifully while the animal print tights go seamlessly with her patterned scarf for a matchy-matchy style. For a similar look, combine the Jonathan Aston Wild Tights in 20 denier along with a patterned oxblood red and metallic skirt, plain shirt and burgundy scarf. Alternatively go for the Trasparenze Adventure Tights in 100 denier with their chic panel design featuring half black opaques and half animal print for a flattering take on this fierce style.

We hope that you have found inspiration for new ensembles to go along with your patterned tights!




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It?s official ? Pretty Polly are cool!

They made the suspender tights a reality and Brit cool designer Henry Holland is best chums with them, so it?s hardly a surprise to learn that Pretty Polly have made an appearance on the CoolBrands list for 2013/2014. Notoriously hard to get onto, the list from CoolBrands reads as a ?who?s who? of the consumer world, ranging from edgy start ups to established fashion brands. Flying the flag for British hosiery, Pretty Polly has been praised for their ?playful and accessible? brand values ? and we couldn?t agree more.

From the flirty packaging to the charming designs, Pretty Polly tights are forever leading trends instead of following, making sure you have the best dressed legs out there. Whether you?re a fan of their classic Nylons range (and chances are that the older generations in your family love them just as much) or you?re a big fan of their fashion range, there?s a pair of Pretty Polly tights for every hosiery drawer. What?s more, with constant collaborations with the latest designers and creative talent like the brand new Joanne Hynes or Patternity collections, eye catching hosiery is always guaranteed.Pretty Polly

But gushing aside, we?ve rounded up our favourite products that the superbrand has to offer right now. Disclaimer: you may want everything on there…

1)????? Pretty Polly & Joanne Hynes Heart tromp L?oeil Tights ? Impossibly sweet with equal servings of flirty, the opaques come complete with romantic heart motifs and a quirky cut out design. A must if your workwear needs cheering up, the chic tights are perfect for the party season too. Just one of the three styles that Pretty Polly and designer Joanne Hynes have created this season!

2)????? Pretty Polly & Patternity Bricking It Tights ? The result of another collaboration, it seems that the fashion world can?t get enough of this particular pair, with everyone clambering to try out the latest ?it? pair of tights. From pattern enthusiasts Patternity (the clue is in the name!) and Pretty Polly, both opaque and sheer panels make up the striking brick design. Easier to style than some may think, make sure to keep accessories minimal and your colour palette simple.

3)????? Pretty Polly Nylons Back Seams ? A classic but chic choice, the 10 denier gloss tights feature a retro inspired back seam that works to elongate your pins. Created with the modern fit of today but with the glamour of yesteryear, these are great for making a statement day & night.

4)????? Pretty Polly Shape It Up Suspender Shaper Tights ? The fabulous suspender tights – but not as you know them! Created to help tame any unwanted lumps or bumps, the 80 denier tights have a control brief that delivers a medium shaping strength. With those around you none the wiser, you?re left to flaunt that fabulous mock suspender style.

5)????? Pretty Polly 50D Lustre Opaque Tights ? Oh so silky and fabulous, the 50D Lustre Opaque Tights from Pretty Polly are perfect for everyday wear. Made from the finest yarns and with a 50 denier appearance, these arrive as the brand give their opaques range a fab makeover, making sure that no matter the budget or event, you?ll find your dream pair.

Pretty Polly, official CoolBrand of 2013, we salute you!


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Pretty in Pattern: A Patternity Special!

Admittedly a tongue teaser, but excessive alliteration aside, we?ve fallen hook, line and sinker for the newest collaboration from Pretty Polly. To begin with, they gave us Henry Holland and the ultra sassy suspender tights that have never left our wardrobes, but now intent with expanding their fashion horizons, the British superbrand have joined forces with the ultra-cool creative brand Patternity. Determined to make the world a better place with one pattern at a time, pattern obsessed Patternity (the clue is in the name really) have lent their print expertise to a small collection of tights, combining fabulous design with gorgeous quality.

Kicking off the trio of patterned delights is the ?Bricking It Tights?. Bold and beautiful, these are the definition of statement tights.? Equal parts chic and achingly cool, the opaque tights feature a quirky brickwork pattern that runs throughout, with sheer panels revealing a glimpse of leg below. Perhaps a shock for the pattern phobic amongst us, believe us when we say they?re oh so simple to style. The trick is to keep the rest of your ensemble (accessories included!) understated, letting your legs take centre stage. For outfit inspiration, look to Anna Murray who is one of the brains behind Patternity, as she styled her Bricking It Tights with leather shorts, a slouchy blazer and on trend fedora hat.Patternity

Brickwork not your thing? Break the mould and give your everyday tights a run for their money with the graphic Tower Block Tights. With a distinct tribal vibe, these feature a ?stacked? geometric vertical pattern, perfect for lengthening legs and getting every head turning. For the pattern weary, we recommend teaming with a simple skater skirt and tee, allowing your hemline to control how much print your reveal. The more adventurous out there can introduce a little clashing pattern through nifty accessories, making collecting fashion kudos as easy as ABC.

Completing the trio are the Shape Shifter Tights, which take look-at-me legs to a whole new level. On trend and treading the line between fashion and art, the graphic tights are anything but understated. By using flattering nude panels in between the bold shapes, you?re able to fake that flawless skin tone without having to lift a finger. What?s more, these are chic enough to wear to the office and bar, set to become the new talking point around the water fountain. Hooray!

So whether you?re new to the world of pattern or a veteran of print, treat to your wardrobe to one (or all three) and soak up that cool kudos.

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