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New Year Fash-olutions: Our top ten

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It’s that time of year again. New Year, new you! 2015 is going to be different. This year, you’re going to banish the carbs, work up a sweat at the gym 5 times a week and quit the booze, right?

We envy you if you manage to stick to your January promises, but let’s be honest, it’s not always easy. So why not save yourself the guilt come early February and make some New Year resolutions that you can stick to? In our eyes, the perfect way to bring in 2015 in style is to revamp your hosiery collection. With this in mind, the MyTights team have been busily compiling a selection of our own fash-olutions (get it?)

Here are our top ten…

1) Don’t stress, invest: We’ve all got that token pair of tights in our drawer that we bought on a whim – an impulse buy that you convinced yourself you’d wear once a week, but in reality, have never been taken out of the packet. So this year, spend some time in creating a capsule collection of quality basics that you will actually wear – we’re talking black opaques and luxury sheers!

 

2) Organisation is key: nobody wants to be rummaging through their bedside table at 6am, desperately trying to find THAT pair of tights that will finish off your outfit perfectly. So take action; throw out anything you haven’t worn in the last year and organise your fashion tights with the brilliant Stoxbox. A neat and tidy hosiery drawer awaits…

3) Be braver: fashion is there to be experimented with, so instead of wishing you could pull off a pair of suspender tights that you’ve seen in a celebrity magazine, go out and try it! You never know, you might find a new hosiery BFF. Ankle socks are a great place to start!

4) Discover your perfect skintone shade: it may take a little bit of trial and error to find exactly what you’re after, but finding your perfect skin tone shade is a must. Not only will it save you time and money, it’ll give you no end of confidence and allow you to pull off a bare leg look with panache! Need a little help? Check out our in-depth skintone guide.

Skintone Guide

Skintone Guide

5) Turn your back on black: colour, colour, colour! Black opaques are a necessary component of every staple collection, but it’s entirely possible to achieve a similarly chic and classic look with a pair of coloured tights. We’re not saying opt for bright yellow straight away, but why not try out muted tones like navy, burgundy and dark grey?

6) Find the ideal shapewear for problem areas: shapewear can be daunting at first – what will work for you? Is it worth the money? The MyTights shapewear guide is there to help, offering you all the advice you need to find something suitable for your problem zones. The hassle-free way to a streamlined silhouette!

7) Throw out your odd socks: most of us have done it at some point, haven’t we? Whether intentional or not, odd socks are a fashion faux pas. Start off the year with a clean slate – grab a bin bag, throw your rejects away and replace them with our fabulous range of quality socks. Something for every style!

8) Know the key trends: a capsule collection is a great idea, but it’s always nice to a mix it up a bit with a patterned pair of fashion tights! To ensure your legwear is current and on-trend, take it upon yourself to follow the catwalks at London Fashion Week to find the most up to date styles. We’ll no doubt be blogging about it as it happens, too, so watch this space!

Levante Relax Medium Support Tights

Levante Relax Medium Support Tights

9) Suffer no more: if you spend a long time on your feet at work, it’s not unusual for your legs to feel tired and jaded come the end of the day. In 2015, tell yourself that enough is enough – give your pins the attention they deserve with a pair of our excellent support tights. No longer limited to frumpy and unflattering tights, our range of support tights are sourced from an array of industry leading brands… so it’s entirely possible to channel a chic legwear look AND have a spring in your step in the process.

10) Put yourself first!: Last but not least…treat yourself. Feeling confident is hugely important, and a brilliant way to boost your mood in the miserable winter months. After all, if you look great, you feel great. So this year, if you’ve spotted a pair of tights that you can’t stop thinking about, don’t worry about the price…splash out and put yourself first!

Happy New Year!

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MyTights In The Guardian: The Rise of Sheer Tights

 

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

Whilst we may still be shivering into our onesies and hot water bottles, the turn of the New Year means that it’s time to start considering our spring/summer wardrobes. And in the world of hosiery that means one thing… sheer tights! Here at MyTights, we love the elegant look that sheers can offer, giving your pins a subtle look and some coverage when you’re not feeling brave enough to expose a bare leg! And we’re not alone, with the likes of Kate Middleton, Alexa Chung and Rihanna all being advocates of the movement. Well, if it’s good enough for them…

Last week, The Guardian even featured the trend on their fashion blog, calling on the expertise of none other than MyTights founder, Laura Godsal, who revealed that sales of sheers are up by 13% this winter already. She added that ‘Whereas sheers and semi-sheers in recent years have been unfashionable, now you walk down the street and see women of all ages wearing them, with black being the hot favourite.’ With this in mind, we thought it would be a great idea to compile a selection of our favourite sheer tights, so all our lovely customers can find a look that’s perfect for them!

 

The budget friendly – you simply can’t go wrong with the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights, amongst our bestsellers and coming with a glamorous shiny finish and choice of shades. Or opt for the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights if a matte look is more your thing…

Levante Class Control Tights

Levante Class Control Tights

A touch of luxury – with a chic 20 denier finish but robust 40 denier strength, the Wolford Neon 40 Tights are a real splash of quality for your hosiery drawer. If you’re after something extra special, look no further than the Falke Sensation Seamless 20 Tights, made without seams for a truly exquisite look and unrivalled comfort!

Match your skin tone perfectly – Available in 9 classic skin shades, the Falke Shelina Tights have an 8 denier appearance and slight sheen finish – a must-have for your hosiery capsule collection!

A helping hand – working to flatten your tummy, tame your thighs and lift your derriere, the Spanx In Power Line Super High Shaping Sheers come with an attached pair of classic sheer tights! Not bad, huh? Or for something a little more affordable, stock up on the Levante Class Control Tights – a real wardrobe staple! Want to read more about the rise in sheers?

Click here to see the full article, as featured in The Guardian!

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MyTights does The Apprentice!

If you were one of the millions that watched The Apprentice final last night, you’ll know that Bianca Miller narrowly lost out to fellow competitor Mark Wright (no, not that one). But while we loved watching her presentation, we were keeping our eyes peeled for just one thing: MyTights founder Laura, who was asked to be on the panel of experts helping Lord Sugar make his final decision!

We were all thrilled when Laura was asked a few months ago – having been in the industry for almost 15 years, she was the natural choice to give her opinion about Bianca’s startup – a brand of sheer tights catering to any skintone.  So off she went to the Bloomsbury ballroom, where she was seated next to Lord Sugar, to watch Bianca’s pitch.  Personally, we thought she was onto a winner, with a slick, well considered presentation – and we were in good company, as the panel of industry gurus agreed.  Laura was impressed with the way Bianca handled questions from the audience (including herself…), and following on from the pitch she and several other attendees spoke with Lord Sugar to share their input.

Although we were gutted that Bianca lost out in the end, we still LOVE her idea for a range of bare leg look tights to match any skintone on the spectrum – and we’re still 100% Team Bianca!  We just know this isn’t the last we’ve seen of her or her business, “True Skin”.

In the meantime, fear not.  We’ve got a range of ultra sheer tights that really do match any skintone (including you, Bianca!)  Take a look at our lovingly crafted skintone guide to find your perfect match…

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Oh Miley! How To Recreate Mileys Unorthodox Legwear Look

Queen of controversy, global pop sensation Miley Cyrus sure knows how to get people talking, doesn’t she? And it appears that any publicity is good publicity, as recent week have seen the Wrecking Ball singer taking the internet by storm with her new advert for Italian hosiery brand Golden Lady. Wearing next-to-nothing, the 21 year old danced to her new single Get It Right alongside a giant stuffed teddy bear (we don’t understand the link, either!), looking as if she was having a fabulous time in her pink sheer tights. However, as fans of Miley have come to expect, it’s never that straightforward, with the star then proceeding to rip the teddy bear into shreds, before a series of legwear changes and more, quite frankly odd, frolicking. Despite the strange concept, our eyes were of course drawn to her tights, and plenty of tights there were, with candy pink sheers, black sheers, and bright red opaques all taking centre stage!5th dec miley light pink

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If you want to recreate Miley’s legwear look, a great starting point are the Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights. As well as being available in vibrant fuschia, these 15 denier tights also come in 18 other shades – every colour of the rainbow! Or for a softer pink, the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights have a candy pink option, which is great when you want something a little more understated, yet retaining a flirty edge.

5th dec miley redA real capsule piece, every woman should own a pair of classic black sheers. Timeless and elegant, they’re a permanent fixture on the catwalk, and a firm favourite amongst numerous of our style crushes, namely Kate Middleton! While Miley’s look admittedly isn’t as polished as Kate’s, there’s no denying her black sheers looked great. To channel this look without breaking the bank, we love the Pretty Polly Nylons, with their 10 denier leg and super shiny finish – perfect for a glamorous evening look! Or if you want something a little more luxurious, opt for refined quality of the Wolford Individual 10 Tights – the epitome of elegance.

Last but not least, we loved Miley’s red opaque look. Coloured hosiery is a great way to jazz up a tired wardrobe favourite, and good news – MyTights has a fantastic selection of red tights to choose from. The pick of the bunch are the Falke Cotton Touch Tights, which are lined with cotton for super-snug pins. Or for something a little more affordable, head to everyday favourites Pamela Mann!

Hats off to you Miley!

 

 

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Seduced By Stripes: Taylor Swift Does It Again

 taylor swiftAnother week, another blog about the legwear choices of global pop sensation Taylor Swift. This is becoming a bit of a habit, isn’t it? We know, we know… she no doubt has an array of stylists tending to her every move, but we’ve rarely come across a celebrity who manages to get it right as often as Taylor. This week, she was papped leaving the Cath Kidston store in Covent Garden in a lace roll neck jumper, tartan skirt and the pièce de résistance (for us at least), a pair of stripy sheer tights. The MyTights team have been cooing over her legwear ever since the photos hit the press earlier this week, and for good reason. Stripy tights are a fabulous way to update a tired outfit, and even better, if you opt for vertical stripes, they have a real leg lengthening quality, creating the illusion of never-ending pins.

We stock a fantastic selection of stripy hosiery at MyTights.com, sourced from a variety of bestselling brands and something for every style and budget. Here are our top picks…

  1. Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights – a style replica of Swifty herself, these 40 denier tights from British brand Charnos have a vertical stripe design and mesh structure for an elegant and lightweight legwear look. All you need is an LBD and you’re good to go…
  2. Oroblu Miss Tights – something for the fashionistas, these 15 denier tights have a flocked stripe design consisting of a multitude of polkadots, before merging into a racy mock hold up design. Sure to get the temperatures rising, choose between blue and black to perfectly complement your wardrobe!
  3. Pamela Mann Twicker Tights – fans of alternative fashion will adore these eye-catching opaque tights, featuring horizontal stripes for a stand out legwear look and a pop of colour, Available in no less than 5 vibrant shades!
  4. Jonathan Aston Illusion Socks – giving your skirts and dresses a super-cute style hit, these monochrome socks from Jonathan Astons feature a chevron style design and contrast tops. Perfect for channelling a chic daytime look.
  5. Pretty Polly Versatile Panelled Mesh Frontseam Tights – a contemporary twist on the sophisticated backseam… the frontseam! New in from Pretty Polly, these emsh tights are ideal for adding interest to a bland outfit. Perfect for a few cocktails!

So now everyone can channel a look that even Taylor would be proud of?

Not doing it for you? Check out our entire range of striped hosiery!

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FASHION WEEK: Tights Highlights from SS15

The month of endless Fashion Week(s) have come and gone. From New York to Paris,  designers from all over showcased their newest designs for Spring/Summer 2015. While we have just gotten into autumn, it is NEVER too early to start thinking about the upcoming trends for this spring. We here at MyTights have all the upcoming tights trends here for you so you can start stocking up early.

 

New York

Footless Black Tights seemed to be a popular accessory at the Polo Ralph Lauren Show. While these specific tights are paired with pretty white lace dresses and black accessories, these tights can be styled in virtually any way- from dressed up to dressed down.

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London

The Fashion World exploded when Tom Ford gave us lots of legs styled with Black Hold Ups all over his runway in London. Styled with LBD’s, black hold ups are yet another versatile accessory that can easily be brought from day to night with a simple change in hemline.

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Still not sure about socks with heels? David Longshaw showed us in London that this trend will be very alive this upcoming spring by pairing pretty socks with heels on all of his models. This trend is perfect for early spring/late fall when you want to still wear your strappy sandals without having your toes get too cold. Protection and style, what more could you ask for!?

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Milan

Giamba donned all her models in white spotty tights on her runway in Milan. While we do not have white spots in stock (they have been dully noted though), black will work just as well with this trend. Take Giamba’s advice and do not be afraid to mix the spots with more spots or floral patterns.

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Dolce and Gabbana shared lots of hosiery trends on their runway. My personal favorite was floraly, lacy knee high socks. These socks can be very versatile and compliments almost any outfit. Pair with strappy sandals to wear when the weather isn’t quite warm enough.

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Paris

Jean Paul Gaultier said au revoir to his ‘ready to wear’ career by pulling off the most outrageously fun fashion show of Paris Fashion Week- I was extremely jealous of this ‘beauty pageant’. Many of his models were clothed in coloured tights. Pair with anything from denim shorts to a LBD as these tights are very versatile.

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Last, but definitely not least: Louis Vuitton also stepped onto the tights bandwagon this year by dressing his models in lace tights. Do not be afraid to pair these tights with a pattered dress like Louis Vuitton did, it looks wonderfully fun!

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

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

 

Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights

Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights

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

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

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

Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights

Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights

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

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

 

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HOSIERY BREAKING NEWS! Sophie Ellis Bextor Unveiled as New Face of Pretty Polly

Here at MyTights HQ, we love it when a hosiery brand signs up a shiny new celebrity to be the face of their label. So you can imagine our glee when MyTights favourites Pretty Polly recently announced they have signed up pop starlet Sophie Ellis-Bextor (of Murder On The Dancefloor fame) to front their new autumn/winter collection. The 35 year old singer joins an illustrious list of celebrities who have previously fronted a campaign for the brand, including none other than the Sugababes, Jade Jagger, Jemma Kidd, Jamelia and Jessie J. Not content with showcasing her never-ending pins in shop windows across the country, the glamorous mother of three is also lending her fashion expertise to the brand with the launch of a series of her own styles. Pretty Polly released a statement commenting on the new collection, which was revealed to be titled Flirty, explaining that was heavily influenced by the ‘vintage and folkloric styling’ of their newest addition. We love Sophie’s quirky style at MyTights, so if this claim has any truth behind it, then we’re seriously excited for the new range!

The star is said to be thrilled at being approached by the brand, adding that ‘Tights have always been a staple part of my wardrobe both on stage and off – I love the way they can change or update an outfit.’ You don’t need to preach to the converted, Sophie!

I’m sure you’re all holding your breath until the new collection is launched, but until then why not have a look at the fantastic range of Pretty Polly hosiery we stock here at MyTights! Whether you’re after everyday opaque tights, classic sheer tights, or on-trend  fashion tights, you’ll find it here. Shop now.

 

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Perfect Tights for the Mother of the Bride

superhigh-shaping-sheersCongratulations! As the Mother of the Bride you are the second most important person on the most wonderful day of the Bride’s life, so you need to find the perfect hosiery for the occasion that perfectly suits your needs, leaving you to concentrate on supporting your daughter. Weddings are the perfect occasion to indulge in a pair of luxury ladies’ tights and we have selected our top three so you can enjoy the very special day in style.

For an Extra Strong Pair of Sheers

With all the necessary preparations and rushing about, the very last thing that you want to see is a ladder, so you’ll be glad to hear that the Oroblu No Risk 20 Tights certainly live up to their name. In the very unlikely event that these super strong sheer 20 denier tights do get a small hole, their superior technology ensures that it will not turn into a ladder and your day will go off without a hitch.

For a Sleek Silhouette

We all want to look our best when we know that we are going to be photographed, and so the perfect solution to giving you an enviable figure in next to no time is the Spanx In Power Line Super High Shaping Sheers, with their strong control especially designed to sculpt your shape into a gorgeous hourglass silhouette. With a 15 denier leg for added warmth and sublime coverage, these control top tights will add the finishing touch to that stunning outfit.

For Cold Days

Let’s face it, in Britain even the best laid plans for a sunny summer wedding can go a tad awry! Do not let the rain put a dampener on your day, instead wear the Falke Pure Shine 40 Tights.  Made in a semi-opaque 40 denier and available in a nude shade, these elegant sheer tights are sumptuously soft and have a luxurious feel that befits the day – plus they’ll keep the chill off your legs whilst giving sublime coverage and a gorgeous shine.

After all your hard work raising your daughter you deserve a treat, so we hope that we have helped you to find the perfect pair of sheer tights for that crucial day.

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What MyTights Wore 02.05.14

The advent of warmer weather means one thing in the MyTights office – sheer tights! Patterned or plain, sheer styles are perfect for the trans-seasonal weather.  Come rain or shine, they’ll always provide gorgeous coverage…

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Laura teams her floral patterned sheer tights with a short red dress, black jacket and black knee high boots. Floral tights add a touch of elegance to your outfit and they’re office-friendly to boot!

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Style your polka dot tights with a knee length skirt, camel scarf, flat shoes and long-sleeved top à la Nix for classic yet sublime style.

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Not a sun worshipper? You can still give your legs a healthy tan in sheer tights than a one shade darker than your natural skin tone. Wearing a pencil skirt, ballerina pumps and red silk top Emma rocks those sheer tights.

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