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How to… wear WOW Tights

Wondering how to wear statement tights without looking silly? Or bored of wearing trousers all the time now the weather has (finally) turned wintery? MyTights.com were featured in a handy how-to guide in the press this week, so we thought we’d share their top 5 ways to work statement tights…

1) Colour blocking
With the 60s revival still going strong, colour blocking is going to be around for a while longer yet, and what easier way than to buy a simple pair of coloured tights? A simple, cheap and cheerful addition to your wardrobe, they start from a teeny tiny £4.10, so you really can afford to match them to everything in your wardrobe!

2) Embellished
Spots are hot at the moment, but try a twist on the trend with the Charnos 75 Brigit

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te Tights (the actual tights in the feature, supplied by MyTights.com) which feature glittering Swarovski crystals up the back of the leg for a sparkling addition to a glamourous black dress.

3) Texture
Different textures can work really well as long as you don’t go OTT. Try leg lengthening ribbed tights with cotton skirts or silky shirts.

4) Stars
The stars trend last year was begun by designers like Christopher Kane, and planetary movement have dictated they’re set to last well in to 2010. Snap up a pair of the Henry Holland Superstar Tights, available with either classic black or spangly multi-coloured stars.

5) Elaborate Girly
Lace tights and girly designs like bows and floral motifs are the order of the day. Use them to glam up your party frock, or add a sweet edge to a tough biker look.

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Grazia tells you how to get SJP's style…

Where Sarah Jessica Parker leads, the rest will follow. So expect everyone to be wearing statement hosiery in the new year, following SJP stepping out in bright aqua tights last week in New York. Even Grazia magazine’s high end loving fashion editors have given the look their stamp of approval, and suggested various (in their words) “snazzy, party-worthy, Christmas-dinner-talking-point tights” to try.

Colour Pop
Grazia recommends working colour pop tights in purple, blue and red – we also advise trying bottle greens, which are much easier to pull off than you’d ever think. Check out the entire selection of coloured tights, or to get SJPs look, try the Jonathan Aston 40D Tights in Hyacinth or Velvet Green.

Prints
Animal print tights seem to be back season after season, so

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this is a safe bet to keep you looking current for ages, and will go with loads in your wardrobe. Or try cute heart print tights- so on trend this spring. We know most of your budgets won’t stretch to Grazia’s recommended Yves Saint Laurent version, but you can get your hands on a cute style for much cheaper, plus we’ve got lots of different styles so you can choose your favourite (or get them all to last you right through until Valentine’s day!)

Cosy
Fairisle tights and Tartan tights designs are also the perfect way to work fashion tights when it’s simply too cold for patterned sheers. Try the Pretty Polly Fairisle Backseam Tights for a twist on the look, or the Pamela Mann Fairisle Tights for a more classic take on the trend.

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Wear Statement Tights… Because More Magazine Says So.

More! magazine has declared it and we’re not one to argue: Statement Tights are THE new trend to be seen in. Easier than anyone imagines and the cheapest outfit update money can buy, there are tons of ways to work statement tights, More! shows you their top three and we’re here to tell you how to do it…

Pretty Detailing

These statement tights are all about exquisite lace and intricate floral designs. For a twist on the classic design, try a coloured fishnet.

Like the ones in the picture? Check out… Mary Portas and Charnos Baroque Floral Tights in Rich Red and Pamela Mann Flocked Rose Tights.

Fetish

The ever popular bondage tights, first put on the map by style queen Cheryl Cole, were an instant sell out and now it looks as though they’ve come back for another round, just in time to fit in with all the leather you’ve bought for the current fetish trend. For a tamer take on the look, try animal print designs… there are tons of different ones to choose from. From the classic leopard print to funky zebra styles, take a look at the entire animal print tights collection.

Like the ones in the picture? Check out… Pamela Mann Straparound Tights and Jonathan Aston Animal Tights.

90s Rave

By which we of course mean as BRIGHT and LOUD as you can make them! Fluoro colours are perfect, but if you want something subtler try a purple or green to ease you in. Take a look at the whole range of coloured tights but especially keep your eyes peeled for the 40D Jonathan Aston and 80D Pamela Mann versions, which both come in such a variety of colours you will be spoilt for choice.

Like the ones in the picture? Check out… Pretty Polly 60D Lustre Opaques in Ink and the Trasparenze Miami Tights.


~*~ Hot Tip: If these styles aren’t outrageous enough for your quirky fashion sense, check out the Celeste Stein designs – they will blow your mind! ~*~

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