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The perfect suspender belt!

Sultry and oh so stylish, suspender belts are the perfect way to inject a little old Hollywood glamour into your day. What?s more, the retro style can be worn secretly all day long underneath outfits, leaving you with a flirty spring in your step. J?adore! A lingerie drawer essential that peaked in popularity during the late 1950s, vintage enthusiasts What Katie Did have made it their mission to get the suspender belt firmly back into your daily routine.

But what makes the perfect suspender belt?

Forever here to advise us on all things retro inspired, founder Katie has compiled together a short video to help us make the right decision when choosing our belt. Broken down into three golden rules, be sure to keep them at the back of your mind when browsing their complete range that?s available on MyTights now…

First thing?s first, when it comes to choosing the fit of your belt, remember that it must fit on the waist. Along with creating a waspish waist that will keep others guessing, all good suspender belts will sit gently on the waist, as your hips will keep the belt in place and will prevent any sliding. You?ll soon find that highstreet versions won?t sit as neatly against the waist, but Katie advises us that this can be quickly fixed by going down a size or even adding a few stitches to ?take it in?. If customisation isn?t your cup of tea, fear not. The Maitresse Suspender Belt from What Katie Did fits perfectly against your waist and glides across hips for a snug yet secure fit.

Keen fans of the What Katie Did collection will quickly realise that all the belts (and even the girdle) come with six stocking straps, instead of the traditional four. Traditionally in the 40s and 50s, these straps used to be longer in length, leaving less distance between the bottom of the belt and the tops of the stockings. This limits the movement of the stockings when you walk, working to keep designs straight and your hosiery firmly in place. Over time, these straps have become shorter as the width of belts narrow. Aware that peace of mind is a must if you?re going to commit to the suspender style, Katie and her team of designers have done away with the traditional number of straps instead adding an additional two. Farewell twisted seams! As mentioned earlier, all What Katie Did garments feature these extra straps, so to get the full benefit, add the Maitresse Narrow Suspender Belt to your collection.

It?s the little details that count ladies! Showing us that the devil is in the detail, fabulous Katie explained that all clips need to be metal if you want your stockings to stay straight and in place. But before you throw out all existing suspender belts, take note! Some clips may very well be metal, but any metal clips coated in powder or nylon may have a different appearance. With highstreet versions, some clips may feature sliders which work to grip stockings. However, all clips from What Katie Did use special ?teeth? (don?t worry, these are barely noticable!) to grip the fabric and keep everything in place. To witness this up close, treat your lingerie drawer to the Harlow Suspender Belt and team with the Falke Seidenglatt 15 Stockings to perfect that sultry siren look.

Shop the entire What Katie Did collection here?and watch the video for yourself below!


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Laura’s choice – thigh’s the limit

As pretty as they are practical, it’s no wonder why stockings and hold ups have been a household favourite throughout the decades. Synonymous with old fashioned glamour and recognisable symbols of seduction, both styles have dressed legs for as long as our grandmothers can remember. Taking centre stage after the invention of nifty nylon, women were rarely seen without a pair on. Originally created for ‘the women who don’t want to wear trousers’, it  seems that the thigh high hosiery has now made it into the drawers of most, establishing themselves as a chic and everyday alternative to sheers & opaques.

Wolford Individual 10 Stockings

From patterned to plain, high drama to barely there, there’s a pair of stockings or hold ups for just about every occasion. Admittedly I tend to rely on tights for my journey to and from work on my bike (however I have mastered the tricky combination of heels and cycling!), but that’s not to say I haven’t picked up a few hints & tips along the way.

Not just for Valentine’s Day, stockings have fast become a work wear staple, offering complete freedom of movement despite that  hectic schedule. A rare memento of a glamorous time gone by, it is often said that stockings are the easiest way to inject a little playful fun into an otherwise understated outfit. Of course decision making is hindered by the fact that suspender belts now come in every colour imaginable, but when it comes to stockings, the classic vs contemporary divide makes life a little easier. If you consider Kate Middleton and Angelina Jolie your style saviours (sweeping Jolie’s blood pendant phase under the rug), then it’s clear that you’re an enthusiast of all things elegant. Well versed in everything that’s sophisticated, Wolford have perfected the classic stocking style, keeping aesthetics simple and fabrics luxurious. A shining example of everyday hosiery done well, the Individual 10 Stockings are just crying out to be worn underneath pencil skirts and shift dresses. Made in two versatile shades, these are guaranteed to last you throughout the year, adding a touch of effortless chic with every step.

And from the demure to the daring….If you adore a more risqué style and are no stranger to experimenting with your hosiery, then it seems that the Jive Seamed Stockings from Pamela Mann are for you. Packed full of flirty retro charm and a flattering backseam, the sheer stockings are the ultimate finishing touches for that tea dress, with enough colour options to your wardrobe happy. For the adventurous, the postbox red is perfect for clocking up second glances, aching to be teamed with polka dots and peep toes.Oroblu Bas Chic Up 15 Hold Ups

For those that are not a fan of fiddly belts and straps, the solution lies with hold ups. Not worlds apart from stockings, hold ups still climb thigh high but instead of detachable straps, grippy bands of silicone are neatly tucked away inside the tops. Avid readers of Laura’s Choice will not be surprised to learn that the Falke Shelina Hold Ups come out on top when it comes to my favoured hold ups. As the younger sister of the popular (and my favourite) Shelina Tights, the hold ups certainly do not disappoint. Created from the same elastic free fabric and delivering the same barely there look, the lightweight hold ups are a must have for those wanting to fake that sun kissed look. With no need for your passport, you can cheat your way to that Monte Carlo glow in seconds. And with five dermatologically tested shades to choose from, no legs shall be left behind! Just as good and available in a colour for every day of the week, the Oroblu Bas Chic Up 15 Hold Ups are perfect for both work and play. With seven different shades to treat your legs to, getting dressed in the morning has never been so simple. Made from a lightweight 15 denier, you’ll discover that just about every occasion and social engagement has been covered. Looking to stock up on autumnal colours now? Go for the warm brown or flattering navy. Want to fake an even and blemish free skin tone? Experiment with the nude tones available to discover the perfect match.

Preparing for your wedding this summer? Avoid forgetting your bridal hosiery and make sure that the Athena Bridal Hold Ups from Trasparenze are your ‘something new’. Great for adding an extra special finishing touch to your dress, the hold ups boast a pretty lace top for even more feminine charm. With a pure white or creamy nude shade to choose from, that walk down the aisle will never look so fab!

So whether it’s a special occasion in your social diary or you’re craving a gorgeous alternative to those tired sheers, be sure to venture into all things thigh high for an instant leg pick me up.

Until next time ladies…



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Friday Night Tights

sparkle-pattern-tightsThere’s nothing quite like a new outfit for  Friday night out, and whether you’re looking for a whole new look or just a cheap update to something you already own, make sure you don’t overlook your tightsThis week we’ve been lusting over Aristoc tights – the British brand is sometimes overlooked in favour of the better known Pretty Polly, but they have a great range of basics and capsule fashion collection that will have your Friday night look sorted in a trice, whatever you’re planning…

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How Not To Wear Stockings, By Madonna

Macy's "Material  Girl"  Collection LaunchMadonna’s appearance at the Billboard Awards on Sunday taught us one thing: however rich, famous and successful you might be, there are some looks you can’t work.  The pop icon might have won the award for Top Touring Artist for her hugely successful MDNA tour, but if there was one thing she was never going to win an award for, it was her outfit.

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Stocking up?

We love stockings!These days stockings are often overlooked in favour of the far more practical tights or hassle free hold ups, but if you’re one of the many who have switched from stockings or even never tried them, you could be missing a trick.  The ultimate way to inject some vintage glamour into your hosiery drawer, every woman should own a pair as part of her staple wardrobe.

Not only do they look amazing and make you feel sexy and sophisticated, wearing them with a suspender belt is a great option if you love the look of hold ups but are worried about them rolling or falling down.  And if stockings are inextricably linked in your mind with thick, ugly hosiery that looks far too obvious and is scratchy on your skin, think again – stockings have gone through exactly the same regeneration process as tights, so now you can get styles that are super comfy and look fabulous.

Sexy sheer stockings are perfect if you want a bare leg look for the office – try the Oroblu Secret 15 Stockings, which have a pretty lace top and come in a variety of shades so you can get one perfect for your skintone.  Or else opt for a shiny stocking like the perennially popular Pretty Polly Nylons Stockings which have a mega shiny finish that will give you the glossiest pins in town!

For a hot date your LBD is crying out for classic back seam stockings which have a gorgeous retro feel – plus seams are wonderfully flattering as they make your pins appear longer AND slimmer!  We love the Jonathan Aston Seam and Heel Lycra Stockings, which come in black or nude and have a purse friendly price, too.  Opaque stockings are the way forward when the weather turns colder and you need to start covering up a little more.  The Trasparenze Sandra 70D Stockings come in 4 classic shades and have a matte finish that goes with everything you own.  The 70 denier construction mean these will get you through frosty mornings with ease – plus they feel incredibly soft on your skin.

Of course if you love the look but really can’t bear to fumble around with a suspender belt, Charnos have made your life easy with the new addition to their boudoir collection – the All In One Suspender Stockings.  Featuring stockings already attached to a suspender belt that you simply need to clip on around your waist, you really haven’t got any excuses now!  Whether you go for sheer or opaque, fashion or plain, the humble stocking will add a dash of vintage charm to your look – so start stocking up now for a bit of wow factor for your wardrobe.




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Stockings: Through The Years

Rihanna rocks hers with just a t-shirt. Beyonce shows hers off on stage. Paris Hilton adores wearing mock versions of them. It seems no other style has come further in the hosiery world than stockings. Once used as a method to protect your modesty during the 19th century, stockings are now the finishing touch to any ensemble.

Craving a vintage backseam? A fan of fishnet stockings? Throughout the years, designers have played with new patterns and fabrics to bring you the latest trend to hit the catwalks and dominate the high streets. But where did it all begin?

Well, as it so happens, both men and women took a fancy to stockings before the introduction of trousers in the 18th century. After that, the demand was driven by females alone, as the Victorian era dictated that to flash a bit of ankle bordered on obscene! With the emphasis on functionality rather than fashion, stockings were to be hidden away under dresses and skirts, tucked into corners of the wardrobe.  

It was only after World War 1 that stockings became a little less about modesty and little more about style, as designers began to play with new shades and tones. By the 1920’s, the nations obsession with ankles had deteriorated and with this stockings developed a new found role – to decorate legs! With women encouraged to show off their pins, hosiery brands were forced to find newer and more exciting products to feed the ever expanding hunger – and this is exactly how nylon stockings came to fruition.

Invented in the UK but created across the pond in the USA, the stockings were given their name from the two locations – NY and LONdon (don’t say we never

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teach you anything!). After going on sale in 1940, the nation managed to get their hands on over 64 million pairs within the year. And that’s a lot of nylon! With the arrival of the ultra stretchy Lycra in 1959, stockings took on a new lease of life, providing stretch and durability like never before. Our favourite Pretty Polly Nylons Tights were a direct result of this, and they continue to combine classic glamour with a gorgeous fit. Available in 9 different shades, there’s an option for every outfit and occasion, with a back seam version too for all those vintage enthusiasts.

Of course, the obsession with mini-skirts and risqué hemlines soon impacted the demand for stockings in the 60s, as tights began to take over in the hosiery race. Thankfully, it appears that this hasn’t dampened our desire for stockings at all, as the nation still relies on the style to deliver allure and comfort time after time. And for those who crave a little more


coverage? Try out the fab mock suspender tights, for a faux stocking design that delivers the warmth of sheers. Hooray!

So whether you’re after a more demure style or full on flirty fun, shop our stocking collection now to find the perfect pair!

Hungry for more hosiery history? Learn more from this fab article on the Lady blog.


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V-Day Special: Sultry or Sweet?

Its official ladies, the countdown to the special day has begun, with just over a week until all things romantic invade offices, restaurants & bars. The

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day in question of course, is Valentine’s Day. Whether you choose to believe that a small cherub with a nifty bow & arrow kick started it or not, it’s still here and celebrated. And for us, it’s the perfect excuse to invest in some new hosiery…

There’s something for everyone, as you decide whether to go for super sweet…or sultry. As ever, we’re here to make your decision easier, so we’ve whittled down the best of both worlds for you. Enjoy!


Sultry – Conjuring up images of 40’s pin ups and Hollywood starlets, nothing says sultry quite like a pair of stockings. Perfect for adding that retro touch to any V-Day ensemble, these Oroblu Secret 15 Stockings should be on every cupid-themed shopping list. It seems that OK! Magazine agrees with us on this too, as they’ve added a silky nightdress to the gorgeous stockings, with stunning results!

Sweet – Now whilst the allure of stockings is immediately obvious, we understand that it might be a bit full on for that understated date to the cinema. This

doesn’t rule them out completely though, as stockings are adored by ladies all round for the comfort and freedom that they offer. Remaining hidden away under hemlines, there’s nothing like the sexy confidence that a pair of secret stockings can create. To keep your look playful, step into a pair of the Pamela Mann Jive Seamed Stockings. With a cute seam detail, opt for the Natural colour way to keep things subtle yet glam.


Sultry- If you’re after a compromise between sex appeal and the elements outside, we’ve found the answer in the Trasparenze Brazil Tights. Blue legs and non-stop shivering will never (thankfully) be en vogue, so pull on these 40 denier mock suspender tights to add an opulent, lacy touch to your outfit, whilst protecting your pins. We heart them!

Sweet – Cheeky by name and cheeky by nature, these Pretty Polly Cheeky Coloured Suspender & Knicker Tights are a must for any Valentine’s wardrobe. Butter wouldn’t melt as a colourful mock suspender design comes complete with bubblegum pink faux-knickers! Style with a flirty hemline to reveal the stripy tops and you’re guaranteed the leg limelight.


Sultry- French is certainly the language of love, so what could more fitting than these amorous Pamela Mann Je T’aime Back Seam Tights? Using the lingo, they spell out the word of the day, with a flattering seam detail to lengthen legs. We plan to team ours with that LBD and killer heels…

Sweet – This may be more to the taste of the cynics out there, as we’ve found a pattern that still screams charming, without a single love heart in sight. Featured in this week’s LOOK Magazine,it seems spotty tights are a happy medium, adding that something special to an outfit with their dainty dots. For all the polka dot princesses out there craving dotty tights, why not try the Pamela Mann Sheer Dots Tights, or for a bigger impact, the luxurious Bonny Dots Tights from Wolford?

So there you have it ladies, the choice is all yours. It only comes round once a year so make the most of it we say! Sultry or sweet – you decide…


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The new sexy…

Recently we’ve noticed something strange… our favourite celebs are shunning the try hard, ultra glam looks of previous seasons and rocking our favourite trends with chic, understated charm. This is the new sexy – so learn from the stars and balance your favourite statement trends with some casual styling.

Made in Chelsea’s Caggie Dunlop was spotted generic name for flagyl ages ago ahead of the pack, dressing down her suspender tights with denim cut offs and a baggy t-shirt. This was swiftly followed by Vanessa Hudgens, who teamed her patterned hold ups with a scarf print dress, floppy hat and wellies at Coachella a few weeks back, channelling hippy chic and working laid back sexy to perfection. Even better, this look is so easy to pull together at home – just team a pair of stockings or hold ups with your denim shorts and favourite slouchy jumper.

Those two aren’t the only ones at it, either. Caggie’s Made in Chelsea castmates (past and present) seem t

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o have picked up on the trend. First Chloe Green, daughter of Sir Philip Green, stepped out looking super hot in a black dress with black leather jacket and animal print tights. A dash of animal print is perfect for adding a sexy finishing touch to a plainer look – just make sure you keep it to one statement piece or it can look OTT.

Then just a few days ago Made in Chelsea’s Amber Atherton rocked up to the World Premiere of The Dictator showing of miles of legs, covered in spotty tights. Showing she knows her fashion rules, she balanced out having her legs on show by wearing a high necked t-shirt under a conservative cropped jacket, and stuck to monochrome.

This new look might take some restraint if you’re tempted to bare more than normal because of the weather, but we can guarantee it’ll be worth it when you’ve got the most sophisticated look in town!


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Tying the Knot: Dos & Don’ts

Wedding season is fast approaching and if you’re tying the knot this summer, chances are you’re entering the final stage of preparations for your big day. You’ve got the dress, booked the photographer and planned the hen do… but have you got your hosiery? have pulled together the best tips and tricks for your bridal hosiery on the big day…

DO try on your hosiery and underwear under your dress BEFORE the big day. It’s incredible how many women don’t do this until the last moment when they suddenly realise that their hosiery is too big/the wrong colour/visible under the dress. Order well in advance, and leave enough time to order again in case you want to cialas change your product.

DO prepare your body. It’s tempting to exfoliate and moisturise when you’re getting ready but be aware that if you’re wearing hold ups this is going to make it tricky for them to stay up. Take a look at our how to buy viagra online without prescription

d-ups?utm_source=seo-bridal&utm_medium=socialmedia”>hold ups advice page for all the tips and tricks we’ve learnt from years in the business.

DON’T forget the finishing touches. If you’re wearing stockings, take a look at the range of suspender belts, and don’t forget the garter – we love the Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter, which comes in Ivory with classic navy or girly pink trim.

DON’T worry about your budget. Getting great quality hosiery for your big day needn’t be expensive – we have a gorgeous range of bridal stockings, hold ups and tights from brands such as Aristoc and Le Bourget that won’t break the bank.

Whether you want something classic or fashion forward, have got a great selection of bridal hosiery to suit your every need.


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