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September – time for semi-opaques!

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Started to pack away your sheers? We don’t know about you, but we’ve noticed the temperatures have almost dropped overnight as we make the transition to autumn. While this does mean the end of bare legs, sandals and sun hats, there is one perk to the change in the season – and that’s semi opaque tights! Thick enough to protect your legs from that early morning chill but thin enough to mean you won’t be a flustered mess by the time you reach the office, semi opaques are the perfect choice for this tricky is it summer/is it autumn period! What’s more, they look great too, so it’s a win-win. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite semi opaque tights to wear across the autumn period.

One perk of semi-opaque deniers is that they’re great for covering over blemishes or skin imperfections. If this sounds like something for you, the very best on the market are the Wolford Neon 40 Tights, which will appear like a 20 denier, but have the coverage and durability of a 40! What’s more, they have a lovely shiny finish to give your looks a dash of glamour. Or if you prefer something a little more understated, the Austrian brand have a matte semi opaque too, in the Wolford Perfectly 30 Tights – ideal for the office!

Aristoc 30D Opaque Tights

Aristoc 30D Opaque Tights

If you’re on the budget, turn your attention to the Pretty Polly 40D Silk Finish Tights, which come two per pack and have an elegant slight sheen that’s perfect for wearing day or night. And at just £5 a pack, they’ll leave change leftover for a Friday night drink! For something in the mid price points, our favourites are the Sensuel 30 Tights from Oroblu. Not only are they available in a host of shades, but they’re virtually indestructible, so will last across the season. In a similar vein, be sure to also check out the 30D Opaque Tights from Aristoc, which feel far more luxurious than their price tag would suggest!

Take a look at all our semi opaque tights before you head off…

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Bella Thorne in Knee Highs!

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

 

One of Hollywood’s rising stars, Bella Thorne seems to have more than a talent for acting in her repertoire – she also knows a thing or two about style, too! Stepping out in Los Angeles this week, the 17 year old Scream actress rocked a nautical inspired stripy T-shirt dress with trilby, chic brogues and black knee high socks. Looking every inch the polished celeb, the knee high socks added a sweet twist to her look and are perfect for this time of year. Naturally, we’ve been busy searching our collection so you can all recreate the look – here’s our top 5!

 

Trasparenze Cinzia Knee Highs

Trasparenze Cinzia Knee Highs

 

  1. Trasparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks – affordable, chic and in a 70 denier to keep you warm when the autumn comes around, these knee highs are available not only in black but 18 other colours to boot, every colour of the rainbow!
  2. Levante Fishnet Knee Highs – after something a little different? The Levante socks have a classic net design, revealing some skin and giving your outfits a rock chick twist.
  3. Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Knee Highs – for luxury seekers, these 50 denier socks feel gorgeously soft against the skin, and have a slight sheen finish so are perfect for the transition between day and night occasions.
  4. Jonathan Aston 15 Denier Knee Highs – if you’re not ready to give up on summer yet, treat yourself to these 15 denier knee highs, available in a plethora of colours and coming in at just £2.60 a pair. Bargain!
  5. Pretty Polly Heatsense Knee Highs – last but not least, wrap up warm in these Pretty Polly gems, using advanced yarn technology to keep the cold firmly OUT.

Or why not browse our entire selection of knee highs instead?

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Laura’s Choice: My Hosiery Drawer Staples

Having founded a hosiery company, one of the most common questions I’m asked is which tights I couldn’t live without. Whilst a thorough list of all the styles I’ve worn and liked over the years would probably equate to the length of a Dickensian novel, I’ve rounded up a collection of essentials that I turn to on a near weekly basis. Chosen for their quality, versatility and classic style, consider these my ‘desert island hosiery picks!’

 

Falke Shelina Tights

Falke Shelina Tights

Bare Leg Looks

Weather permitting, at this time of year, I try to wear bare leg hosiery as often as possible. What I love about ultra sheer hosiery is that it looks as if I’m not wearing anything on my legs at all, yet helps to even out skin tone and create a moisturised finish. Anyone who frequently visits the blog will know that my absolute favourites are the Falke Shelina Tights, thanks to their flawless 8 denier appearance and 12 denier strength. Made in 7 skin tone shades as well as classic black, I promise you that owning a pair of these will be your finest fashion choice to date. If you love to dig out strappy shoes during the summer months, they also come in a toeless variation, complete with handy toe loop to keep the style in place.

 

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Sheers

If I’m in the mood to wear something a little more noticeable on my legs but still want to stay cool, another one of my favourites are the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights. Available in an array of colours, these 13 denier tights have a silky soft finish and slight sheen that’s perfect for wearing to elegant events. If I want to add some extra luxury to my legs, the best on the market for that are the Falke Fond de Poudre Tights. Boasting a slight sheen finish and enough shades to give you an abundance of choice, they feel uber soft against your legs and have a sandal toe, so can be worn with any footwear you wish. Or if you’re on a budget, another fab choice are the Aristoc Ultra Shine Tights, which are particularly great for swankier occasions, with an extra glossy finish that adds a little panache to your look for just £6 a pair.

The next style in my hosiery capsule are hard to group, as they look like sheer tights, but are actually opaque! Before you think I’m going mad, allow me to introduce you to the Wolford Neon 40 Tights. Typically Wolford in that they really do go the extra mile and are virtually indestructible, these glossy 40 denier tights have the durability and warmth of an opaque, but appear like 20 denier sheers! Perfect for masking imperfections and working to almost camouflage your legs, these are incredibly popular and come in a host of different shades.

Fishnets

Fishnet tights are particularly on trend at the moment, and despite their open net design, can be worn all year round with some careful styling My favourites are the Trasparenze Rita Tights, which have a larger than average net for a twist on the classic style. Perfect everywhere from the workplace to the bar, they‘re available in 7 colours, ranging from the classic black through to the slightly wackier shades of  Mattone (burnt orange) and Lampone (fuchsia pink). A top tip for wearing fishnets all year round is to layer over another pair of tights: sheers for a natural look or a pair of colourful tights if you’re feeling experimental. For a brilliant selection of coloured tights, take a look at the Jonathan Aston 40D Tights, with 21 vibrant shades and a price tag that nobody could be disappointed with!

Patterns

I tend to wear less loud patterns now than I used to, but when I do, I like to opt for classic prints that have a habit of staying in fashion every season. Investing in a quality pair of fashion tights is a must, as they’re simply brilliant for updating plainer outfits. For me, the most classic print of all is polka dots, which is why I love the Adelle Tights from Italian label Oroblu. Featuring a plethora of small spots that run throughout and uninterrupted by a brief, they’re fab in that they’re understated enough to wear to the office, yet dressy enough should some impromptu after work socialising be on the cards.

 

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

Opaques

While opaques may be the last thing of your mind in the middle of the summer (even during this damp patch), having a few pairs of quality opaques to hand is an absolute must. During the autumn and winter months, one of my favourite styles are the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, with a warming 70 denier weight, beautifully shiny finish and kind of durability you’d expect from a quality brand. For dressing up, you should also take a look at the Wolford Satin de Luxe Tights, with their ultra shiny finish and subtle backseam.

Should we be unlucky enough to find ourselves in a seriously cold snap, no need to hibernate – simply grab a pair of the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights instead. Giving legs reassuring warmth the second you pull them on, these thermal tights utilise a soft plush technique that conserves heat and keeps the cold out! The other fleecy option I love are the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Tights, which feature a cosy fleeced lining and were once described by The Guardian as ‘the best thing to happen to winter since hot chocolate.’ Praise indeed!

 

Until next time…

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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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