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Laura’s Choice – Black Sheer Tights

Calvin Klein 30d High Waisted Shaper TightsWearing thin tights in the winter might seem like ‘sheer’ lunacy, but during the previous season the sales of sheer tights (and luxury sheers in particular) rocketed, spurred on no doubt by the current trend for black sheer tights.  Seen on everyone who’s anyone, from Miranda Kerr to Alexa Chung, I’ve decided it was high time I bring you my pick of the best sheer black tights MyTights.com has to offer…

 

Ultra Sheer (5-9 denier)

Ultra sheer tights are the thinnest tights that are available, giving you just a touch of coverage and making them ideal for warmer weather. With a slight sheen finish, the Trasparenze Capri Tights will provide your lovely legs with a flawless complexion whilst allowing them to stay cool and fresh thanks to their low denier. These are also a great option for those on a budget, thanks to the purse friendly price – but if you’re after a more luxurious option, the Wolford Individual 5 Tights are perfect for getting a hosiery drawer to rival Ms. Middleton’s.  Renowned for their quality, including double-covered elastane in every row for increased durability as well as a perfect fit, these are quite simply incredibly strong for a 5 denier tight – bravo Wolford!

 

Sheer (10-20 denier)

If you are looking for classic black sheer tights then 10-20 denier tights are perfect for you. The Pretty Polly Nylons Tights is a beloved product and strong seller coming from the brand with a 95 year history.  Made in 10 denier, these sheer tights are marvellous for showing off those legs at special events thanks to their gorgeous shiny finish and variety of different shades. A long time favourite of our customers, it doesn’t get more classic than the 10 denier Falke Fond de Poudre Tights.  One of the original products from the luxury brand, these sensational sheers combine unexpected durability with an exceptionally flawless “powdered” finish that will make your legs look – and feel – simply divine.

 

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Semi-Opaque (30 denier)

Semi-opaque 30 denier tights are fantastic for those tricky mid-season temperatures, when legs require a bit of coverage but not too much, since this midweight denier givs you a glimpse of leg while banishing blemishes. One of my favourites are the utterly wonderful Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights, which have a slight sheen finish and glide onto your leg effortlessly. If smoothing your silhouette is what you desire, then the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights are superb since along with a 30 denier and matte finish, these semi-opaque tights also provide light control with an extended waist for even more shaping magic (and a feminine V Line brief). Last but certainly not least, the Levante Relax Medium Support Tights provide the clever combination of light control and medium support in a 30 denier.

 

Very Shiny vs. Matte Finish

I must say that I find glossy tights extremely glamorous and perfect for ensuring that you stand out from the crowd, and the ever popular Aristoc Ultra Shine Tights in 10 denier are perfect for nights out thanks to their sheer toe and shiny finish for high gloss glamour in an instant. If you’re looking for a thicker denier, perhaps for an all day wedding, I would certainly suggest the Levante Brillante Tights with their 20 denier appearance and comfort waistband you can dance the evening away in style and in comfort.   However a matte finish remains a favourite for some and I must admit that when at work I do prefer matte tights like the Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights in a sheer 20 denier, featuring an extremely soft feel as well as superior coverage. These luxurious sheer tights show yet again that Falke are experts at giving those legs a gorgeous look and feel.

 

Charnos Run Resist Sheer TightsFuller Figures

If you’re looking for sheers to accommodate your curves, then look no further, as MyTights stock a great range of plus size styles, too.  The aforementioned gorgeous Pretty Polly Nylons tights have a fuller figure version, the Pretty Polly Curves Nylons Tights, which fit up to a 60 inch waist providing you with superior levels of comfort and an enhanced fit.

 

Soon-to-be yummy mummies have not been forgotten, either –  the Trasparenze 20 Denier Maternity Tights have been designed especially for you, with their wide gentle waistband and stretchy material that expands to accommodate your growing bump. For a little more support from your pregnancy tights, then the Mama Spanx Maternity Tights in 20 denier boast a special support panel designed to go under the belly.

 

Ladder Resistant

As you can well imagine, if there is one thing that I just cannot stand it is ladders, so thankfully Charnos have come to the rescue with the 10 denier Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights. Their innovative yarn technology means that their stitches are bonded together, so that they’re protected from turning into bigger holes and runs. Hot on their heels, and boasting Lycra Fusion technology that keeps them safe from laddering, the Aristoc Ultimate 10D Matt Tights have a classic matte finish and are woven in a 10 denier, while their sheer toe sets these apart as being suitable for wearing with sandals or peep toes – so they’re brilliant for taking on holiday! Ultra fine in a 5 denier, the Levante Resistenza Tights’ special yarn is resistant to runs and these super sheers are available in a multitude of sizes especially for leggy ladies.

 

If you’re not quite sure what you’re after, take a look at our entire range of fabulous black sheer tights. Also do make sure to look at our What My Tights Wore blogs for more ideas of how to style those sheers!

 

Until next time…

 

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Laura’s Choice – Workwear

aristoc-ultra-shine-tightsIt?s back to work again. Even those of us who love our jobs will miss those lie-ins and free time. However, the one thing that can perk up even the dreariest of commutes is new hosiery. Working nine to five (and then some!) is not as daunting when you are in a great pair of tights.

Stunning Sheers
How could you possibly be miserable with flawless, gleaming legs? You are bound to boast the glossiest legs in the office in Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights, so prepare yourself for jealous glances! Woven in a fine 10 denier, they provide enviable coverage in a number of different shades. These glamorously glossy sheer tights are also available as hold ups.

For a subtler look, perk up your morning routine by slipping into a pair of silky smooth Oroblu Sensual 13 Tights. The sublime feel of these tights will give you a buzz even before you?ve reached for that frothy cappuccino! Furthermore, the sheer number of shades means that there is a pair for every dress you own. They come in a plus size version, too ? ladies with curves rejoice! Or if you?ve got never ending legs, look no further than Le Bourget Voilance Satine 15 denier tights. Stand tall in these gorgeous sheers thanks to their generous selection of sizes.

Busy girls have busy schedules ? and our range caters for all occasions. Has your calendar just reminded you of that glamorous black tie work event? The dress is sorted, now all you require is a pair of natural looking tights to give you flawless coverage. German brand Falke?s Shelina Tights come in a range of shades that have been developed with a team of dermatologists, ensuring that your bare leg style looks as natural as possible. Their 8 denier appearance (though it might as well be 0 denier, they look so invisible once on) is boosted by 12 denier strength, providing these sheers with superior resistance to snags. No one will ever believe you?re wearing tights ? they?ll just envy your ?naturally? flawless skin.

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Outstanding Opaques
If you?re in need of something a little warmer in the colder weather, gorgeous work wear staples need not be expensive. Take the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights, for example. Made in a sublimely thick 80 Denier, these opaque tights will keep you delectably warm. Variety is the spice of life, and with 19 shades to choose from you will enjoy no end of choice. Give a classic dark purple peplum dress a novel twist with a Damson pair of coloured opaques for an on-trend colour block. look.

When the weather outside takes a turn for the arctic do not put off that commute, rather slip on a pair of Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Tights. Recommended by the Guardian no less, these tights are so toasty thanks to their impressive thickness and wonderfully soft by virtue of their fleecy lining. No wonder they?re constantly at the top of our bestseller list! http://www.mytights.com/gb/pretty-polly-200d-fleecy-opaque-tights.html If you?re after glamorous opaques that embrace your curves then Cette Dublin Plus Size 60 Denier Tights are just the ticket. Having been designed especially for voluptuous goddesses, these tights will fit you like a dream, whatever your shape or size.

Now, no matter how many snagging hazards may dwell at your desk, the Andrea Bucci Lycra Fusion Opaque Tights triumph over adversity every time. At the forefront of hosiery innovations, these tights include special Lycra Fusion technology meaning that even if they get a hole these tights will not ladder. Even Velcro holds no fear for these tough tights. Give yourself a payday treat with Wolford Mat Opaque 80 Tights, they feel just wonderful and last forever. Now busy ladies on the go can stop fretting over unsightly snags for good.

Semi-Opaques
oroblu-jillian-patterned-tightsSpeaking of busy ladies, we know finding time to fit the gym into your life can be nigh on impossible ? however, you can magic away any pesky muffin tops with the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit French 30D High Waisted Tights. Their light shaping control ribbed panels trim waists, slim thighs and lift up derri?res.

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For ladies who like the finer things in life, what better way is there to pamper yourself than investing in a pair of luxury tights? The Wolford Neon 40 Tights have a sublimely glossy appearance and are thick enough to give great coverage for blemishes and veins ? think personal air brush! Virtually indestructible, they are quickly becoming a firm favourite with our beloved customers. I often wear my Coca brown pair with a plaid skirt and cream cable knit jumper.

Classic Fashion
If your office lets you get away with something a little different, draw those faces away from their computer screens and indulge in Oroblu Jillian Tights. I adore fashion tights, it?s always refreshing to wear something different and yet subtle enough for the office. Their geometric pattern oozes style and sophistication, and I find that their 30 denier provides the right level of thickness all year round. I enjoy standing out from the crowd in my glorious demi-circle patterned tights and brown shift dress.?I also love the Charnos Honeycomb tights, which feature an exquisite design buzzing with tiny ovals.

For something a little more striking, the Wolford Nahla Tights are a modern twist on an old favourite- a classic net design now combined with intricately detailed lacey floral motifs. From your work space to that great cocktail place you will lose count of the compliments these tights (and of course your legs!) generate.

lebourget-essential-15-stockingsA bit much for your conservative office? Go for a classic like polka dots instead ? the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights are covered in dainty dots, meaning we can toil with spreadsheets in style!

Stockings/Hold Ups
Whether it?s comfort or style you?re after, some of you just prefer the old time glamour of stockings and hold ups. Keep both cool and chic in your stuffy cubicle with the aid of Le Bourget Essential 15 Stockings, which feature an intricately designed 12cm wide lace top packed with swathes of swirls and flowers. adorn these feminine lace tops. Misplaced that suspender belt? Jonathan Aston Seam and Heel hold ups provide the perfect solution ? their charming back seam evokes old Hollywood glamour, and makes your legs appear endless! I tend to match these hold ups and stockings with a mid-length dark emerald dress and pointed black heels.

For Under Trousers
If you?ve a penchant for a pant-suit, there are alternative hosiery options that can still transform your working day. No woman should have to suffer to look good ? the Charnos Court Shoes Padded Ball Footsies mean you won?t have to, as they have been made with a special cushion that protects the ball of your feet ? so now you can enjoy your lunch break stroll in style and comfort. Not a fan of heels? Chances are you won?t escape the winter unscathed, either. Well, Levante Ultra Sheer Knee Highs have come to the rescue ? a secret layer of warmth for your feet on the coldest winter days, and at ?5 for two pairs you can keep one in your handbag for fashion emergencies. Their subtle sheer finish will provide the perfect accompaniment to that treasured footwear. Plus wearing knee highs will protect both foot and shoe from odours and wear and tear.

I hope that I have given you some inspiration for banishing those winter blues. If you ever need any hosiery inspiration, feel free to ring us for some advice, we love discussing tights ? almost as much as wearing them!

Until next time?

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Kate in Opaques: Savvy Styling or Fashion Faux Pas?

kate-middleton-opaques-under-dress-editOur beloved K-Middy can do no wrong, it seems, when it comes to fashion.? Through her carefully selected on-trend-yet-classic wardrobe, she has expertly toed the line between Royal protocol and her own (excellent) taste, leaving us with a serious case of wardrobe envy.

Much was made a couple of years ago about her devotion to the nude sheer, with some corners of the fashion world turning their noses up and decrying them as an 80s throwback we should have long since left behind.? But with sales of luxury sheer tights up 43% so far this year, we think some of those critics might now be eating their words.? But what do you make of the Duchess? latest fashion ?controversy??

At the screening of Sir David Attenborough?s Natural History Museam Alive 3D last Thursday, Kate wore a stunning, floor skimming Temperley dress, ticking all the necessary boxes (on trend lace/cool Brit designer/flattering but reserved cut).? But as she lifted her skirt to step up onto the pavement, she unwittingly also lifted the lid on her warming secret ? black opaque tights layered under her floor length gown.

Now, we?re all for trying where possible to combine fashion with comfort (except for when it comes to onesies), but we?re wondering if maybe a thicker sheer might have been the answer? Twenty or even thirty denier semi opaque tights in a skin tone shade would have provided the necessary protection from the chill but also would have remained incognito if a glimpse of ankle or shin were to be unveiled.? But then she?s the darling of the fashion world for a reason ? for all the rules and protocol, she can wear what she likes and 99% of fashionistas everywhere will happily follow suit.

We say, if you are going to go there, why not go the whole hog?? Layer your long party frocks over a pair of Pretty Polly?s Fleecy Tights and you?ll have a toasty warm layer no one will ever know about ? unless of course they happen to catch a glimpse, in which case you can just tell them you?re working The Kate.

 

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