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Laura’s Choice: Plus Size

Shopping for tights on the high street can be a stressful task at the best of times (hence the birth of MyTights!), but it’s made worse by the fact that, even in 2015, the majority of stores seem to entirely overlook fuller figures. Motivated by our mission to find stylish hosiery for all, we’ve quite literally scoured the market to find the very best in plus size tights, hold ups and more, with styles accommodating hip sizes up to 60”. From everyday sheers through to tights that do more than meets the eye, you’ll find everything you need flatter your curves at MyTights.com…

 

Pretty Polly Curves Ladder Resist Tights

Pretty Polly Curves Ladder Resist Tights

The everyday heroes

Head turning they may not be, but where would we be without our everyday styles? Giving us a classic look without meaning we have to survive on bread and water until payday, anyone on the lookout for affordable sheers should head to the Pretty Polly Curves (XXTRA) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP). With three pairs of 15 denier tights for just £6.50 a packet, they not only offer some slight coverage in warmer weather but are made from ladder resist technology to prevent snags from developing into ladders. Should your fashion ethos be ‘glamour 24/7’, take a look at the Oroblu Magie 20 Plus Size Tights, which feature a gorgeous glossy finish for a sophisticated look that can extend into evening events if need be. If hold ups are more your cup of tea, the Levante Sheer Fantasy Stay Ups are a must, available in four shades and with luxe lace tops.

Of course, everyday hosiery isn’t all about sheers, and knowing how the British weather can switch from heatwave to washout in a matter of days, it makes sense to always have a few pairs of inexpensive opaques to hand. For dress sizes up to a UK 32, flatter your curves in the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Plus Size Tights, with a purse friendly price tag and 7 funky shades. When it comes to dressing for that ‘in-between’ weather, semi-opaque styles are the way to go, with the Charnos XeLence 50D Plus Size Tights my top choice. Specially designed for fuller figures, these opaques come in three colours and boast special anti-chafing panels to keep you feeling comfortable with every wear.

 

Pamela Mann Plus Size Fishnet Tights

Pamela Mann Plus Size Fishnet Tights

Never say no to fashion

Looking to get dressed up? A pair of fishnets is always a good idea, which brings us to the newest member of the MyTights warehouse – the Pamela Mann Plus Size Fishnet Tights. The fuller figured alternative to their regular fishnets, these tights are available in sizes ranging from 16-32 and in two classic shades. With their classic net design, they can also work to give your working wardrobe a little upgrade too, so they’re an incredibly versatile option. The mock suspenders trend has been an ever present ever since they burst on to the scene via Henry Holland a few years back, so grabbing a pair of the Pretty Polly Curves Suspender Tights makes perfect style sense, their 60/20 denier split and printed suspender straps. Also from the Curves range, make your mark on the spotty trend with the Dot Diamond Tights, with a scattering of diamonds across the entire leg and sizes up to an XXL.

 

A helping hand 

Long gone are the days where hosiery was just about keeping you warm, nowadays all of the brands are designing styles with hidden traits that most superheroes would be envious of. The success of the Aristoc Bodytoners range speaks for itself, so if you are looking for an extra helping hand to trim your figure without succumbing to a diet of spinach, head to the Opaque Toner Tights, which employ a top secret medium strength control top that works on your tum, bum and thighs.

Whether you spend 40 hours a week battling with a spreadsheet or find yourself on your feet for lengthy periods, it’s inevitable that your legs will start to feel tired and jaded. Combating lethargic legs and looking great to boot, the Levante Relax Firm Support Tights not only have a hidden control top but use graduated compression to boost circulation. There’s far less sensible (and headache inducing) ways to spend £12!

 

Falke Seidenglatt 15D Tights

Falke Seidenglatt 15D Tights

Touch of luxury

A touch of luxury never hurt anybody, and with hosiery it’s often the case that you get what you pay for. So if you are seeking a little refinement for your legs, I love the Falke Seidenglatt 15D Tights, which come in no less than shades. Suitable for hips of up to 56”, they boast a shiny finish that’s great for evening do’s and an adjustable waistband that can sit as high or low as feels right for you. Finishing off my plus size selection are the Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights, which, in true Wolford fashion feel velvety soft to the touch, and come with a 66 denier weight that’s fab for ridding your winter blues.

 

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Summer Shapewear!

While the winter months are all about hibernating and seeking solace in a hot water bottle, social calendars in the summer are jam packed. Whether attending weddings, garden parties or catching the rays in a beer garden, summer is a time to let your hair down and have some good old fashioned fun. And with all those social occasions pencilled into your diary, you’ll no doubt have been eyeing up that dress you simply HAVE to have, not to mention those heels that will probably result in a twisted ankle come midnight! But have you considered finishing off your look with some shapewear? Don’t be daunted by the ‘S’ word; it’s now discreet, comfortable and incredibly effective. With something to slot beneath any choice of outfit, the collection of summer shapewear at MyTights will ensure that no matter the occasion, your figure will always look amazing!

 

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Shaping Shorts

Target zone: tummy, rear, hips

Pros: Perfect for wearing with figure-hugging party dresses

Covering both your rear and the common problem zone at the top of the thigh (depending on height), shapewear shorts are a great option for the summer where dresses tend to be slightly less forgiving. Top of the bill are the Spanx Shape My Day Girl Shorts, stemming from the brand new Shape My Day range. Utilising the latest innovations in the world of ‘slimming and trimming’, these medium control shorts are altogether sleeker, more affordable and comfortable than styles past. Perfect for taming your tummy and lifting your rear, they’re perfect for wearing beneath party dresses, and come with a seamless waistband to remain incognito no matter how figure hugging your outfit.! Or if you want to enjoy the same shaping magic but with a feminine twist, check out the Pretty Polly Lace Shaper Short, with a chic floral lace design and purse-friendly price tag!

 

Mid Thigh Shapers

Target zone: thighs, tummy, waist, hips

Pros: Great for teaming with longer length dresses

Mid thigh shapers differ from shaping shorts in that they extend slightly further down your leg, finishing halfway between your knee and waist. While this means that the shortest of hemlines should be avoided, it’s worth it for all that extra shaping magic! The good news is that we have something to suit everyone, not least with the Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh. Using medium control to tame your lumps and bumps, this shaper reaches just beneath the braline, making it particularly valuable for anyone conscious about their stomach. Prefer something that focuses on your rear? The Ambra Killer Figure Bum Lifting Shorts could be just the ticket. Doing exactly what it says on the tin (okay, packet), these mid thigh shorts use clever pockets of fabric to lift your derrierre, whilst smoothing your hips, thighs tum AND waist. Giving you a bottom that J-Lo would covet, anything that means I can skip spinning class in the morning is a winner in my eyes!

 

 

Trinny & Susannah All In One Body Smoother

Trinny & Susannah All In One Body Smoother

Open Bust Shapers

Target zone: focusing on your tummy, up to the braline

Pros: You can wear your own bra for all the support you need!

Shapewear is all well and good, but it can be tricky for anyone with a bigger bust. If this sounds all too familiar, the answer to your woes lies in open bust shapers. Giving you the same shaping effect but designed to be worn with your own bra, these shapers also give you the opportunity to wear any type of neckline, so they’re perfect for those of you who like lower neck dresses. In my opinion, the best on the market come from (surprise, surprise) Spanx, opting for the Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Cami if you require medium control, or the Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Mid Thigh Bodysuit for something a little firmer. Retail gurus Trinny and Susannah also stock a great option with their All in One Body Smoother, which, as the name would suggest, targets all of the most common problem zones in utter secrecy.

 

Spanx In Power Line Super Shaping Sheers

Spanx In Power Line Super Shaping Sheers

Shaping Tights

Target zone: tummy, hips, thighs

Pros: Convenience!

Anyone who’s worn shapewear in the past will know that it can be a drag having to wear hosiery over the top of your shapewear. Not only can it be uncomfortable, it just makes our already lengthy getting ready process even longer! But don’t fret, as you can enjoy the smoothing prowess of shapewear with an attached hosiery leg. For fans of sheers, opt for the Spanx In Power Line Shaping Sheers, which have a 15 denier pair of tights attached to shaping shorts. They also come in a footless variation should you be a devotee to sandals or open-toed shoes. Got a little’un on the way? In typical Spanx fashion, they’ve even branched into the maternity market with the Mama Spanx Maternity Tights. With a comfort panel that sits beneath your bump, these 20 denier tights are chic, completely safe and make your expectant months that little bit more bearable (especially in the summer heatwaves!). No section of shaping tights is complete without the bestselling Aristoc Bodytoners Range. With five fabulous products designed to target different problem zones, this range is ever popular and most importantly, will keep your bank manager on side!

 

Armery

Target zone: your arms (unsurprisingly!)

Pros: Great for wearing with sleeveless dresses

Armery? What’s that we hear you say? Perfect if you’ve fallen for a sleeveless dress but don’t want to show off your arms, cover up with the Mary Portas & Charnos Ruched Cuff Armery. Sculpting your arms and banishing the dreaded ‘bingo wing effect’, these chic shapers are ideal for weddings and formal events. Whether you’re the Mother of The Bride or heading to the races, this 140 denier shaper is a must have for boosting your confidence this season.

Let’s just hope the weather behaves! Be sure to check out our whole shapewear collection before you leave!

Until next time…

 

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Joan Collins & Jerry Hall: Sheer Tights!

Jerry Hall + Joan Collins

Jerry Hall + Joan Collins

 

Try as they might, but the stars of today have a long way to go to replicate the timeless styles of older generations. Case in point: this fabulous photo of Joan Collins and Jerry Hall that emerged this week, posing together at the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final – that’s polo to us normal folk! Radiating Hollywood glamour and looking as youthful as ever, Jerry wore a tailored tweed suit, whilst Joan (who is 82 can you believe?!) opted for a pastel peach suit and extravagant hat. Their outfits did have one thing in common however – beautiful sheer tights! Choosing skin tone shades for a natural look and providing their pins with just a hint of coverage, the pair showed just how fabulous sheer tights are for summer events. From weddings to garden parties, here are a few of our favourite sheer sensations:

 

Wolford Sheer 15 Tights

Wolford Sheer 15 Tights

Wolford Sheer 15 Tights

From supremos of luxury Wolford, these 15 denier tights are available in four shades, and offer a natural look with their matte finish. What’s more, they have a sandal toe, keeping all you open-toes shoes a reason to celebrate!

Oroblu Magie 20 Tights

Offering your pins a polished look that’s perfect for special occasions, these 20 denier sheers have a very shiny finish that you’ll love and even better, come in 5 chic shades. Also available as a plus size version for fuller figured beauties!

Falke Matt Deluxe 20 Tights

As matte as the name would suggest, these 20 denier tights from Falke are packed full of quality features, will stand the test of time and make for the perfect capsule investment. Oh, and they’re available for sizes up to an XL!

 

Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights

Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights

Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights

Calling all colour chameleons, these 15 denier tights are perfect for brightening up your look, with 16 shades ranging from the classic to the wacky. Oh, and at just £4.10 a pair, why not stock up to have a splash of colour for every outfit?

Pretty Polly Stand Easies Tights

Summer events often means a lot of standing around mingling. Keeping your legs feeling refreshed no matter what, these Pretty Polly tights feature inbuilt light support to boost your circulation and leave you with a spring in your step – without compromising an inch on style!

Sheer tights: a wardrobe staple. Why not browse our entire selection?!

 

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Laura’s Choice: Bare Leg Look!

Okay, so the sun might be hidden beneath some rather contentious looking clouds, but it’s definitely making an appearance. For the first time this year, it actually feels like summer. For most, this probably mean jugs of Pimms and underestimating your ability to burn, but at MyTights HQ it means something very different indeed: bare leg look hosiery, of course! Quite literally the way to every girl’s heart, bare leg look styles are a seriously stylish proposition of late. In fact, it was rumoured that Kate Middleton herself was wearing a pair on the steps of the Lindo Wing as she revealed Princess Charlotte to the world, although we hope for her sake they were hold ups rather than tights! Want to know more? Here’s why we love bare leg hosiery so much:

 

- They blend blemishes and imperfections, leaving your pins looking beautifully smooth and you feeling extra confident!
- No need to dig out the tanning mitt; they give legs a sunkissed glow and moisturised finish.
- For peep toe devotees, leg hosiery means you can wear strappy sandals and open toed footwear to your heart’s content.
- They provide some ever-so-slight coverage on chillier summer days (always a possibility!)

 

Can’t see the wood from the trees? Here’s our guide to bare leg look styles and how you can select the perfect pair for you.

Falke Shelina Tights

Falke Shelina Tights

Best for: an unbeatably natural look

When you’re on the lookout to add some bare leg styles to your drawer, it goes without saying that you’ll want to achieve the most natural finish possible. Cue the Falke Shelina Tights, otherwise known as my ‘can’t live without summer essentials’. I wear them all season long, and there really is nothing better on the market for giving your legs the flawless finish we all crave. 8 denier in appearance but deceptively strong (they use a 12 denier weave), they come in a plethora of skin tone shades, all of which have been specially adapted by dermatologists for the most natural look around. Who would argue with science? Another one of my favourites are the Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights, which utilise a bi-component Sideria yarn, meaning your tights will appear finer than their actual denier. Like the Shelina’s, they also come in a range of skin tone shades and also benefit from being just £6 a pair. No section of natural looking hosiery would be complete without the Charnos Simply Bare range. Available as a pair of 7 denier tights, a toeless equivalent and a pair of hold ups to boot, this 7 denier range gives a look that the Duchess of Cambridge herself would covet, without being a flash in the pan thanks to a 15 denier durability.

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights

Best for: Darker Skin Tones

If there’s one thing that’s been neglected for far too long, it’s bare leg look styles for darker skin tones. Until this year, that is, when we became the very first online retailer to stock the Nubian Skin range. Fresh from media success including a mention by none other than Oprah Winfrey, Ade Hassan and her team have produced four true to skin shades designed specifically for women of colour. Available as a pair of 10 denier tights and hold ups, the range will provide your legs with a fabulously airbrushed look that you’ll adore. Or if you prefer to stick to the brands you know and love, you should also take a look at the Falke Shelina Tights in Noisette and Coffee, or the Oroblu Geo 8 Tights in Mandel, Dore and Bambi.

Best for: withstanding wear and tear

Summer can be expensive business. No longer do we stay confined to the house snuggling up by the radiator, it’s time to explore, socialise and be the jetsetter you’ve always dreamed of. So it makes sense to save some money where we can. One great way of doing that is to invest in bare leg hosiery that goes the extra mile, such as the Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights for instance. Giving the same flawless look but with LYCRA® Fusion fibres to prevent any snags or catches from developing into ladders, these are a must for any frugal hosiery fans. On a similar note, another great choice are the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Hold Ups. Beautiful on the outside but tough on the inside, these 10 denier tights come in two skin tone shades and leave ladders as a thing of the past.

Best for: swanky events

From weddings to formal parties, if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a glitzy event, you’ll want your legs looking their best. When I feel like wearing something that’s a little luxurious, I never look past the range from Wolford, especially the newest member of their clan, the Transparency Tights. Packed full of quality craftsmanship and as natural as the name would suggest, at £12 a pair they’re also very reasonable for a pair of Wolford tights. Or if 10 denier is that little bit too thick for you, I’ve always been a fan of the Individual 5 Tights, which prove that paying that little bit extra can be beneficial in the long run!

Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights

Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights

Best for: sandals and peep toe enthusiasts

If you spent an hour last night painstakingly perfecting your pedicure, showing them off in a pair of toeless tights is a must. Toeless styles are ideal for giving you the same natural look but allowing you the possibility to wear your beloved strappy sandals and open toe shoes in the process. Available in five shades, my favourites are the Falke Shelina Toeless Tights, which now feature a handy toe loop to keep the tights in place no matter what. If you’re more inclined to wear a pair of hold ups, the same toeless style can be enjoyed in the hold up equivalent, too! Toeless styles are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, and all of our favourite bare leg ranges have taken note, so I’d also advise to check out the Pretty Polly Naturals 8D Open Toe Tights, Charnos Simply Bare 7D No Toes Tights and Trasparenze Tropea Toeless Tights before you leave.

Of course, it’s not always easier to know which colour will be the best match for you when buying hosiery online, so if you do have any questions or enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer services team who will be more than happy to assist.

Until next time…

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Flatter your Curves: Plus Size Tights

Pamela Mann 50D Plus Size Tights

Pamela Mann 50D Plus Size Tights

If there’s one thing that grates on us more than anything else, its high street stores neglecting fuller figured women. At MyTights, we firmly believe that any woman, no matter their size, shape or ethnicity, is entitled to look great and have an abundance of choice when it comes to refreshing their wardrobe. After all, curves are beautiful! Whilst you might struggle to find plus size tights in high street chains, you’ll encounter no such problem at MyTights, who have sourced a fantastic selection of fuller figured tights from all of the leading hosiery brands! Designed to accommodate dress sizes of up to a UK 32, there really is something for everyone in our collection, be it a staple pair of black opaques for everyday or a fashion-forward pair of patterned tights for a special occasion. Beautifully dressed legs await…

Taking it back to basics: opaques

If there’s one thing every woman should own, it’s a hosiery capsule; no wardrobe is complete without the basics! For a great pair of plus size opaques, the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Plus Size Tights are a must. For dress sizes up of to a UK 32, these 50 denier tights are perfect for any occasion, providing your legs with excellent coverage and available in 7 on-trend shades. Made with a back panel in the body for a better fit for your curves, they also benefit from a 3.5cm comfort waistband. Or for something a little more long-lasting, check out the Charnos Xelence 50D Plus Size Tights, which feel gorgeously soft against your skin and come with a flattering matte finish.

Charnos Xelence 15D Plus Size Tights

Charnos Xelence 15D Plus Size Tights

The sun is shining: time for sheers

With the arrival of summer, you won’t want to be overheating in opaques on balmy evenings, which is why stocking up on sheer tights should be top of your to-do list. Another member of the Xelence range, the Charnos Xelence 15D Plus Size Tights are perfect for flattering fuller figures, and come with anti-chafing panels at the top of the thighs to keep you feeling on top form all day. Or if it’s value for money you’re after, the Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP) boast a special panel for comfort, reinforcement in all the tight places and come in at just £6.50 a pack – for three pairs. Yes, really!

 

 

Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Plus Size Tights

Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Plus Size Tights

Fashionista? Tell the world

While the basics are a necessity, that doesn’t mean you should forget about your inner fashonistas. If it’s patterns that make you weak at the knees, trying out the hot trend for polkadots is a must, and what better way than with the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Plus Size Tights. Covered in dainty dots, they’re perfect for dressing up your curves and collecting the style points this season. Or how about suspender tights?  Ensuring that curvy ladies can get their hands on a sensational suspender style, grab a pair of the Pretty Polly Curves Suspender Tights.

Whatever your size, MyTights.com have it covered! Check out our entire range of plus size tights before you head off!

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Celebrities LOVE hosiery: Get The Look!

Just like waiting for a bus, we’ve been waiting days to spot another fabulous celebrity hosiery look, and then three come along at once! From other sides of the globe and all choosing to wear hosiery in their own individual way, we bring you a round-up of celebrity looks, and how YOU can recreate them at the drop of a hat.

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

Oroblu Lysette Overknees

Oroblu Lysette Overknees

Beginning with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, the 24 year old isn’t always known for her fashion choices, but that all changed this week when we laid eyes on these images, shot for a 100th birthday special of iconic underwear label Bonds. While we may not opt for an outfit quite so risqué, we fell hook, line and sinker for her grey over the knee socks. Boasting a classic ribbed design and with extra-wide black tops for a chic contrast, we think they look great with her heeled biker boots. What do you think? If you love her look as much as us, treat yourself to the Oroblu Lysette Over Knees, with the same ribbed finish and wide band. Or if you want to copy her look down to the colour, check out the Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks in Asfalto!

 

Charlotte Crosby

Charlotte Crosby

Pamela Mann Sweeties Leggings

From an internationally acclaimed rapper to everyones favourite George Shore hellraiser, we spotted Celebrity Big Brother winner Charlotte Crosby on the streets of London in a funky pair of patterned leggings. We love fashion leggings at MyTights – there really is nothing better for brightening up your basic pieces. Charlotte clearly agrees, teaming her marvel inspired leggings with an oversized jumper and white trainers. To get your hands on a similarly fun look, check out the Pamela Mann Fleur de Lis Leggings, covered in the fleur de lis prints for a regal feel. Or take things back to your childhood with the Pamela Mann Sweeties Leggings, covered in an assortment of retro sweets that you can enjoy without having to worry about your figure.

 

Tallulah Willis

Tallulah Willis

 

Jonathan Aston Luminosity Socks

Jonathan Aston Luminosity Socks

Last but not least, we simply had to comment on this adorable look from Tallulah Willis. Having been raised by Demi Moore, the 21 year old was always going to know a thing or two about looking good, and this ensemble more than caught our eye. Bridging the gap between a dressed down vibe and statement appeal, she tucked a denim shirt with a suede skater skirt, finishing the look with sheer black tights and sparkly ankle socks. A stellar performance if we say so herself, recreate the look with the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights and the Jonathan Aston Luminosity Socks, a combination that’s bound to make you a style star. Or if ankle socks aren’t for you, layer the Pretty Polly Sparkle Rib Over The Knee Socks over your sheers for a similar shimmer.

 

We can’t keep up – it’s a hosiery takeover. Keep checking back for more celebrity looks soon!

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Laura’s Choice – Footless and Fancy Free!

Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights

Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights

As much as a life without our opaques doesn’t bear thinking about, we can’t help but thinking that it’s high time that we switched to a more summery alternative. Footloose and fancy free, footless tights are the perfect solution. Meaning you can seek solace from the chilly mornings and show off your summer sandals at the same time, footless tights are brilliant for pulling off a relaxed daytime vibe, or adding some effortless cool to your party looks. Finer than leggings and available in every colour of the rainbow, we’re here to let you in on all of our footless style secrets to ensure your summer style goes off without a hitch…

The wallet warriors

At this time of year, most of us are busily saving for a last minute holiday in the sun, so it makes sense to save the pennies while we can. Proving that a fabulous footless style needn’t cost the earth, stocking up on the Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights is a must. Leaving you with change leftover from a fiver, these 50 denier lovelies are thick enough to cover your legs, without overheating should a summer heatwave take hold (unlikely, I know!) Wondering what the reference to 3D in the title means? Thanks to innovative elastic fibres, these footless tights have a generous stretch that will move alongside your legs, as well as adding a dash of durability and leading to a beautifully even appearance. Oh, and with 16 colours in the mix, all of your outfits can join in on the fun!

Especially for fuller figured beauties, flatter your curves in the Pamela Mann 50D Plus Size Footless Tights, again just £4.99 a pair and accommodating for dress sizes up to a UK 28-32. While we live in hope that this summer will bring some longed for warmth, they also come in an 80 denier version for the extra chilly days.

Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Footless Tights

Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Footless Tights

The secret saviours

Any of you who regularly read our blog will know we love hosiery with hidden benefits. After all, who doesn’t want as much from their money as possible? With the mercury rising, I have to point you in the direction of the Pretty Polly Coolsense Footless Tights. While you may fool the outside world into thinking these are any old pair of footless tights, they’re actually made from Nilit Breeze yarns. None the wiser? Considerably smoother and lighter than other footless styles, the innovative yarns mean that you’ll always stay at least 1◦c cooler than usual, keeping you feeling lovely refreshed – even after a mad dash for the bus! Or if the thought of tomorrow mornings spin class fills you with dread, iron out your lumps and bumps the easy way with the Spanx In Power Line Super Footless Shaper. Strong control shaping shorts with inbuilt 15 denier footless tights, your body insecurities aren’t going to hang around for much longer!

Country Kids Capri Tights

Country Kids Capri Tights

The fashion favourites

Basic styles are a key part of every wardrobe, but for events where only glamour will suffice, take a look at the Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Footless Tights. As seen on Fearne Cotton, these fabulous footless tights are covered in shimmering glitter. Packed full of wow factor and destined for parties, your inner disco diva can choose between silver and gold sparkle depending on your style preference.

Paying homage to the trend for patterns and prints, another of my top picks are the Trasparenze Graphium Leggings. Coming in at a 40 denier, these decorative leggings are covered in an ornamental paisley print to rack up the style points. Or if you’re forever falling under the charms of lace, opt for the Oroblu Sherry Leggings, new for SS15 and coming with a sumptuous floral lace effect against a tulle base.

Does coloured hosiery makes you go weak at the knees? Stocking up on the Trasparenze Dorella Footless Leggings is a must. Whether you wow in white or thrill in fuchsia pink, these 70 denier leggings are perfect for pairing with summer tunics and brightening your look. If you don’t want your daughter to be green with envy, treat her to the Country Kids Capri Tights, with 10 summery shades and sizes ranging from 3 years all the way up to 11.

Footless styles are chic, effortless and ready to kickstart your summer wardrobe. Now, if only locating my summery sandals was this easy…

Our full range of footless styles are worth a look!

 

 

 

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Laura’s Choice: Top 10 Sheers!

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights - Berry

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights – Berry

When you think of summer, what springs to mind? A jug of Pimms?  Warm evenings? How about trips to the seaside? At MyTights, the arrival of the summer weather means one thing and one thing only; sheer tights! Typically 20 denier or less, sheer tights are perfect for when you don’t want to expose a bare leg but the temperature is too high to wear thicker opaque hosiery. From nude to black and in a variety of finishes, MyTights.com have an incredible array of sheer tights to get you through the summer months in style. Need a helping hand? In no particular order, here are our top 10 sensational sheers…

1. Beginning with the newest addition to the MyTights team, I simply have to mention the Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights. If you haven’t heard about these yet, that’s set to end soon! Specifically designed for darker skin tones (and the first of its kind), these 10 denier sheers have a beautifully natural finish and the choice of 4 shades, meaning each and every one of our customers can enjoy a bare leg look.

2. On a similar note, no round-up of summer hosiery would be complete without, in my eyes, the ultimate in the world of bare leg look tights. Consistently one of our bestsellers, the Falke Shelina Tights offer the appearance of an 8 denier tight, but with the robustness of a 12 denier. Boasting a slight sheen to create a flawless finish, take your pick from no less than 8 shades, all of which have been created with the help of dermatologists.

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

3. If a day without a pair of peep toe shoes is too much to bear, the Shelina range has spread its wings to create the Falke Shelina Toeless Tights, completely open at the toe and even coming with a handy toe loop to keep the style in place. Best book that pedicure!

4. Want tights that offer a little more? Opt for the Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights, with all the elegance of sheers you know and love but with top secret superhero properties. Streamlining over your lumps and bumps with their inbuilt medium control top, these 10 denier gems are also made from run resist yarns to keep snags at bay. Ladders? What ladders!

5. For some everyday high gloss glamour, it has to be the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights. Perennially popular, these sheers have a shiny finish that oozes luxury, and a sandal toe to mean you enjoy peace of mind without having to limit yourself in terms of footwear. Oh, and all that for just £6 a pair – it’s a win, win situation!

6. One of my ‘go-to’ hosiery choices, I’ve always been a huge fan of the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights. Not only are they virtually indestructible, these 13 denier tights have a flattering slight sheen and even better, are available in 9 beautiful shades. As somebody who’s tried hundreds if not thousands of tights in my time, believe me when I say stocking up on these is a must.

7. When you feel the need to treat your legs to something a little special, my top pick are the Wolford Individual 10 Tights. Admittedly, they may be more expensive than some of the other options in this round-up, but the quality speaks for itself. Exquisitely soft to the touch and bound to last you not only this summer but summers to come, they come with a flattering matte finish meaning you can wear them 24/7.

Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights

Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights

8. For something ultra-sheer, why not take a look at the Pretty Polly Naturals 5D Sideria Tights? As the name would suggest, these elegant sheers have a 5 denier (yes, 5!) appearance for a flawless ‘no hosiery look’, all the while benefitting from the durability of a 15 denier thanks to the wonders of Sideria yarns from Japan.

9. Forever feeling the effects of a busy day? You’re not alone, and while you may be under the impression that support tights are frumpy by nature, the Charnos Energising Support Tights are bound to change your opinion. Gorgeous matte sheers with a medium support level, they’ll not only soothe your aching legs but improve the appearance of your skin tone thanks to a luxurious mix of Vitamin E, Sea Kelp and Shea Butter!

10. Last but not least, what’s life without a splash of colour? The Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights combine a classic 15 denier look with the choice of 21 shades. From black, to white, all the way through to funky fuchsia, these affordable sheers will brighten up your wardrobe in seconds. What’s not to love?

Not seen the eprfect pair for you? Browse all of our sheer styles?

Until next time…

 

 

 

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Ladder Resist Tights in the eyes of… Conor Maynard?

Conor MaynardHere at MyTights HQ, we’re big fans of Radio 1 and in particular, Nick Grimshaw’s morning show. While we’re always chuckling away at his quirky take on the latest news and going-ons, yesterdays show caught our attention more than most. In potentially a radio first, an interview with pop sensation Conor Maynard lead to a discussion about none other than ladder resist tights! A slightly odd conversation admittedly; Conor was given ten seconds to reel off as much information as ladder resist tights as he could, and it’s fair to say his knowledge was lacking a little. While he gave it his best go, we’re here to clear things up and tell you everything you need to know about the fantastic world of run resist hosiery!

We all know the feeling of rushing around to get dressed in the morning, pulling on a pair of tights only to catch them on your jewellery or nails. For us, ladders are a cardinal hosiery sin, so we’re always on the hunt for a solution to this age old problem. Luckily, ladder resist tights are becoming more and more popular nowadays, with more and more brands taking advantage of the newest hosiery innovations. Made using breakthrough run resist yarns, ladder resist tights prevent a small hole from developing into ladders and snags. You might think that this means the tights might compromise on style, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, modern technology means ladder resist tights can be as sheer as a 5 denier, and enjoy the same silky soft feel as regular sheers.

Giving you greater value for money and ensuring your morning routine goes off without a glitch, here are out top 5 picks.

  1. Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

    Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights

     If it’s a budget friendly option you’re after, it has to be the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights. Ensuring those hosiery nightmares don’t blight your day, these 10 denier tights use run resist yarns to create a feminine, everyday look. Oh, and most importantly, they’re just £4.95 a pair…

 

2. Bare leg looks are as popular as ever, and with the warmer weather approaching, you’ll want to enjoy that ‘no hosiery’ without having to worry about the delicate nature of your tights. The Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights are the perfect choice, made using revolutionary LYCRA® Fusion fibres for wonderful robustness.

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights (3PP)

3. As the name would suggest, the Oroblu No Risk Tights are quite literally indestructible. Available in four shades and standing the test of time, these 20 denier sheers make ladders a distant memory.

4. The control top version of the aforementioned Charnos tights, the Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights mean you can enjoy the same resilience and everyday look, but with a hidden control top to smooth over your problem areas. What a package!

5. For fuller figures, the Pretty Polly Curves (Xxtra) Ladder Resist Tights offer incredible value for money. Not only will they prevent any ladders or snags from ruining your look, this 3 pack of 15 denier tights are just £6.50, Framing your curves to perfection!

 

Ladders schmadders! Browse our full range of ladder resist tights before you head off!

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Over Knee Socks: Ashley Roberts Shows Us How

Ashley Roberts

Spring; you’ve got to love it. Not only does the weather get brighter, it also means we can try out some alternatives to those thick opaque tights we lived in all winter. This year we’ve noticed a trend that the team at MyTights are pretty excited about… over the knee socks! Offering similar warmth and coverage to tights but allowing you to show off some skin, they’re the perfect option for nailing a flirty spring style. It’s not only us who are fans, either, with the recent catwalk shows featured a plethora of over the knee socks. It wasn’t just the lesser known designers either, with none other than Tommy Hilfiger himself using the look as part of his American Soccer themed show in New York.

As always, the celebrity pack are always the first to jump on to the trend, with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung and Diane Kruger all showing off their pins in a pair of late. This week, however, it was the turn of former Pussycat Girl Ashley Roberts, who stepped out Stateside in a cute 90s-esque look. Teaming a halterneck mini dress, with over the knee boots and studded boots, we loved the way her socks adding a playful twist to an otherwise grungy look. Are you a fan of her look? If you are, we have an abundance of similar styles on offer. Here’s our top 5:

Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks

Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks

Best for warmth Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks

The weather is spring is unpredictable to say the least, so to make sure you’re fully prepared for the chilly days, these snug over knee socks from Trasparenze combine a 60% wool content with a stylish ribbed finish and array of pretty colours.

Best for qualityWolford Velvet Over Knees

Our motto for creating a capsule collection is ‘invest, invest, invest’. For something that will stand the test of time and be on hand for springs to come, it’s got to be the Wolford Velvet Over Knees, with their luxurious velvet yarn and 50 denier base that’s perfect for this time of year.

Best for partiesPretty Polly Sparkle Rib Over the Knee Socks

Over knee socks aren’t just reserved for the day! They also make for a flirty accessory to your party dresses. This season, add a new dimension to your trusty LBD in these sparkly socks from Pretty Polly. Covered in a subtle gold glittery effect, they’ll catch the light and crown you best dressed at the party!

Oroblu Lysette Over Knees

Oroblu Lysette Over Knees

Best for everyday wearPamela Mann Over Knee Socks

For a pair that you can rely on every day, the Pamela Mann Over Knee Socks are a must. Keeping you warm and with a soft velvety feel, they’ll become your go-to item. Oh, and they’re super purse-friendly too – you can’t argue with that.

Best for ribbedOroblu Lysette Over Knees

New for SS15, Oroblu have put their own spin on a classic style with these gorgeous over knee socks. Available in three shades, the stylish ribbed finish is perfect for adding texture to your look, while the chunky tops add a preppy touch.

We think you look great, Ashley! Be sure to check out our entire range of over knee socks.

 

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