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Fashion Faux Pas: Kim loves Spanx!

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Love her or loathe her, there’s no denying that Kim Kardashian attracts more column inches than the average celebrity. This week was no different, although this time it wasn’t little North West or an outrageous outfit stealing her limelight. Spotted in New York wearing a figure hugging lace top and centre split skirt as she made her way to sign copies of her new (slightly pretentious) selfie-filled book, Selfish, Kim made no secret of how she maintains her curvy hourglass figure. And the verdict? Spanx! Peeking out of her skirt, Kim was wearing Spanx shaping shorts to smooth away her lumps and bumps. We don’t blame her; after all she is a recent mother, but it was satisfying to know that even Kim, with a bum as famous as the Kardashian star herself, isn’t free of everyday problems we face with our own body. Fashion faux pas aide, here are our favourite shaping shorts so you can have your own Kim-licious derriere!

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Chic Silhouette

For just the right amount of slimming and shaping, try the Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short. These offer a high control and smooth panels that flatten your tummy and lift your bum for a 360 degree shaping support! Even better, these shaping shorts are laser cut  on the thigh which means you won’t get any nasty VPL while still being able to wear you flirty minis and cocktail dresses! If you want a little more tummy shaping magic, opt for the Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh shorts instead!

A little extra bum boost

Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with Kim’s lovely behind, but if you crave the extra booty boost, look no further than the Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts, with optional “butt-lets” that you can insert into rear pockets to make your bum look fuller! For the post-workout bum look without even hitting the gym, try the Ambra Killer Figure Bum Lifting Shorts as well. And at only £16.00 a pop, these are practically a steal!

Spanx Slimplicity Open Bus Mid Thigh Bodysuit

Spanx Slimplicity Open Bus Mid Thigh Bodysuit

360° Magic

If all-round shaping magic is what you desire, try the Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Mid Thigh Bodysuit! This body suit is designed with an open bust that begins shaping and slimming from just under the bust and doesn’t end until the mid-thigh. And with the signature trusty Spanx design, these are also laser cut for a seamless slimming silhouette. The ShaToBu Get Fit High Waist Mid Thigh Shaper should also be on your radar; with resistance band technology to tone your muscles and burn calories during wear… without even lifting a finger. Err, where do we sign up?!

Check out our entire range of shaping shorts before you leave!

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Style Picks: Leggings for the mature woman

Trasparenze Dorella Leggings

Trasparenze Dorella Leggings

Leggings will always hold a special place in our hearts; they’re comfortable, warm, and versatile with every weather. But with so many different styles on offer, from neon pink through to the funkiest of patterns, you might wonder if this fashion staple is better suited to younger women? But fret not, ladies, for leggings can be enjoyed by all. If you can look past the busier of prints and patterns, MyTights have an incredible array of leggings suitable for every age, size or style. Need your very own style guru? Here’s our round-up of leggings for the more mature woman…

 

Back to the basics

Every woman needs a pair of black leggings in her wardrobe – they’re practically irreplaceable. Warm in the winter and cool in the summer, they can work with virtually any outfit, making them the ultimate must-have. Simply pair them with a long tunic to cover your rear and a comfortable pair of flats and you have a go-to outfit that you can turn to on an everyday basis. For a particularly great pair, Italian brand Trasparenze have given us the Dorella Leggings. 100% opaque, of the highest quality and available in a plethora of colours as well as black, we don’t know how we’d navigate our style without them. Or if you’re on a budget, check out the Pamela Mann 3D Footless Tights for just £4.99 a pair. Need some shaping magic? Opt for the Spanx Ready-to-Wow Structured Leggings, with all the hallmarks of the acclaimed shapewear brand but with the appearance of traditional leggings.

Patterns 

Oroblu Sherry Leggings

Oroblu Sherry Leggings

That’s right, ladies – patterns. Patterns are a brilliant way to update your look on a budget. To nail the patterns trend, opt for muted prints and classic designs like lace and net. The Oroblu Sherry Leggings are a fabulous choice, with their 30 denier tulle base and array of elegant florals. With the option between black and navy blue, these leggings are eye-catching, chic, and will work from day to night. What could be better?

Denim

Denim leggings, or ‘jeggings,’ are a great alternative to skinny jeans as they provide a denim-look without adding any bulk on your legs. Not only offering a timeless look, the Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings have taken advantage of double layer shaping to eradicate your body insecurities, all the while appearing like regular skinny jeans. We adore! They might be slightly pricey, but this is the kind of investment you’ll never regret…Check our entire leggings collection before you leave!

 

Spanx Super Skinny Denim Leggings
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Baby Bump Hosiery: Our Picks!

Hilaria Baldwin & Fearne Cotton

Hilaria Baldwin & Fearne Cotton

Being pregnant isn’t always much fun. As well as the aches, the pains and sleepless nights, it also means you may no longer be able to fit into your favourite hosiery. But, as a number of expecting celebs have been showing us recently, being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. With MyTights dedicated to sourcing hosiery to suit every size and shape (bumps included), we have a fabulous selection of maternity hosiery for you to choose from. Showing us how it’s done, Radio 1 presenter, Fearne Cotton, and Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria have both been spotted in maternity opaques in the past week. Gracefully covering her baby bump, Fearne was wearing a long plaid frock paired and sensible flats flats, whilst Hilaria was spotted with her husband and daughter wearing a black coat, black leggings, and boots – finished off with a bright scarf for a pop of colour. It’s obvious that these two ladies are blossoming beautifully – not just in their pregnancy but with their style choices to boot.

Trasparenze Perdue 70D Maternity Tights

Trasparenze Perdue 70D Maternity Tights

MyTights knows that finding maternity clothes that don’t make you look frumpy is difficult, but the Trasparenze Perdue 70D Maternity Tights buck the trend. At 70 denier, these opaque tights are perfect to wear if you’re carrying across the colder months. With the current unpredictable weather, these tights are a go-to pair to wear to work or simply for just a stroll around town. We know that comfort is the top priority when looking for maternity clothes so this style is made with a flat seam and stretchy Lycra fiber that grows with your bump. Even better, the reinforced toe and heel means that these will last you your entire maternity period…and maybe your next! Trasparenze 20D Maternity TightsSince the warmer summer months are looming (fingers crossed), why not stock up on a few sheer maternity tights as well? At only £11.00, the Trasparenze 20D Maternity Tights are a steal. Like the 70D style, these are designed to accommodate your growing tummy and support your bump without harming your little sprog. These are also made with a reinforced heel and toe to add extra durability so you’ll never have to worry laddered tights because let’s face it, you have enough on your plate already! With a slight sheen and the choice of two colours, these are the perfect way to an elegant expectant look!

Spanx Power Mama

Spanx Power Mama

Spanx have always been one of our favourite brands, but never more so than when we laid eyes on the Spanx Power Mama Tights. Shapewear tights with a specially adapted support panel for your bump, these are especially designed for mums to be, providing support and comfort for your growing bump, all the while shaping and trimming your own trouble zones. Completely safe and with laser cut edges to eliminate any VPL, these are a great to ease sore backs and gain the style plaudits in the process.

 

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Laura’s Choice: Nubian Skin!

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights - Berry

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Tights – Berry

Whenever a new brand launches at MyTights.com, we’re always excited to see how popular the range will be from a customer perspective, but never more so than with our latest addition – Nubian Skin. A first for the hosiery world, founder Ade Hassan and her team have produced four beautiful skin tone shades designed specifically for darker complexions.  While a ‘no-hosiery’ look has always been on our radar, the focus has largely been on paler skin, so it’s high time somebody took action to ensure a bare leg look is available to all. We recently caught up with Ade to find out what drove her to launch the brand, and get an idea for the philosophy behind the business.

 

“Nubian Skin was essentially born out of my own frustration.  I always wanted hosiery and lingerie that would match my skin-tone, and after years of not being able to have a “go-to” brand to find them, I decided to start my own.”

Whilst the world of Nubian Skin may be a new proposition for you, the brand itself has already achieved international acclaim for its lingerie range. Appearing across a host of high-profile publications (The Daily Mail and The Independent to name but a few), the media interest and quality of the range culminated in Ade being named as January 2015’s ‘Singular Woman’ by none other than Oprah Winfrey herself. If that’s not praise, then I don’t know what is!

‘I am incredibly pleased with how it has been received and the quality of the range.  There is so much more I’d like to do, but it’s definitely been a great start.’

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Hold Ups - Cinnamon

Nubian Skin Matt 10 Denier Hold Ups – Cinnamon

Created on the ethos of ‘Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour’, the hosiery collection consists of a pair of 10 denier tights and a hold up equivalent. Not like any ordinary sheers however, Nubian Skin have worked their fingers to the bone to produce hosiery that’s incredibly natural and flattering. Giving your skin a flawless look, the matte finish offers an airbrush style effect for your legs that’s so effective that the outside world will assume you’ve braved bare legs! Even better, the sheer toe means you can wear the range with sandals and open toe shoes, without having to worry about any reinforcement material being visible. All of that makes for a real summer essential in my eyes.

 As with other bare leg hosiery, it’s important to consult our colour guides to get a greater idea of which shade is the closest match for your skin. However, we know that it’s not always easy to get a true representation of colour just by staring at your computer screen, so please don’t hesitate to contact our customer services team should you require a little extra information. Here’s a round-up of the four shades on offer, and some advice from Ade about choosing the perfect colour.

“Well, a very wise hosiery buyer once told me, that if you have a swatch with a run in it, hold it up against your skin, if it’s hardly visible, you know that it’s a good match.”

Café au Lait: The lightest of the four shades, this colour is described as being more parts cream than coffee.

Caramel: A medium-light shade that’s slightly darker than the Café au Lait, opt for this colour if you have a sweet, golden hue to your skin… as irresistible as caramel itself!

Cinnamon: The second darkest of the shades, cinnamon is described as being a medium-dark colour.

Berry: Slightly darker than Cinnamon, Berry is the darkest of the Nubian Skin shades.

 

Ade Hassan

Ade Hassan

 Not content with covering all bases when it comes to colour, the collection is also available in an array of sizes, meaning that a bare leg look can be achieved by all. While the glorious weather we’ve been enjoying of late seems to have taken a backward step this week, that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start preparing for your summer wardrobe. So go on, ditch your black sheers and embrace a different kind of nude!

Why not check out our full Q&A session with Ade before you head off?

 

Until next time…

 

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Patterned Tights Beneath Ripped Jeans? It Might Just Work…

Oroblu Elaine Tights

Oroblu Elaine Tights

Here at MyTights, we love nothing more than saving a bit of cash when it comes to fashion. Always keen to hear of new ways to update our look without spending so much that we’re forced to live off bread and water until payday comes around, we were thrilled when we came across these top tips from influential fashion blogger Lily Melrose. Shared with the readers of the Daily Mail, the talented blogger revealed her 15 favourite style hacks for making the best of what you have and making your 2014 pieces suitable for 2015.

Amongst a number of gems, one such idea left us feeling particularly inspired. Recognising the hot trend for ripped jeans, Lily suggested cutting a rip in your trusty jeans just above the knee cap for a distressed and laid back look. Not content with leaving it there however, for extra style points, the blogger recommended layering a pair of funky patterned tights underneath! We like her thinking. In fact, we’re so taken with the idea, we’ve been busily compiling a list of potential tights to perfect the look before we get home and reach for the fabric scissors. Want to get in on the action? Take a look at our favourite patterns for nailing this trend…

Pamela Mann Sheer Faces Tights

Pamela Mann Sheer Faces Tights

If it’s a vintage boho-inspired look you’re after, it simply has to be florals. We imagine the trend looking best in bright colours, so with this in mind we recommend trying out the Oroblu Elaine Tights in Avio, a dusty blue/purple shade. You might have noticed that one of the big trends for this season is spots, so why not try out wearing dots beneath your jeans? Our top pick are the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights, or the more adventurous amongst you might like to try out the wacky larger dots of the Wolford Leonie Tights. For a particularly novel take on the trend, how about opting for the Pamela Mann Sheer Faces Tights, with their smiley (and not so smiley!) faces on the knees?

You don’t have to stick to just patterns either. A pair of coloured tights will look equally as funky, so how about trying one of the brighter shades in the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights? The velvet green and violet would be perfect!

Do you have any other great tips when it comes to wearing tights? We’d love to hear them!

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Oroblu SS15: The Best Of!

Oroblu Bouquet Leggings

Oroblu Bouquet Leggings

Each and every one of the brands we stock at MyTights.com are unique in their own way, so we’re always intrigued to see how our brands translate the catwalk trends into their new collections. One brand that never let us down is Oroblu, and it just so happens that we recently received a long-awaited delivery of their SS15 collection!

As we’re sure you eagle-eyed hosiery fans have noticed, the new range launched on the website across the last couple of days, and you’re in for a real treat. Oroblu are brilliant at taking a classic style and putting their own spin on it, creating fashion-forward hosiery that’s always a cut above the rest, which is instantly clear from the new range. And with leggings, socks, hold ups and tights in the mix, every single one of our lovely customers can enjoy some sophisticated Italian styling this summer. Here are our top picks:

1) Oroblu Bouquet Leggings  - as fashions come and go, some have a real knack of staying around. One such fashion is floral, and these leggings offer them in abundance. Ascending up the leg, the mix of pretty petals and leaves are great for adding some femininity and glamour into an otherwise casual look. Ideal for jazzing up your longline tees or equally forming part of your party look, we have a feeling we’ll be wearing these A LOT across the coming months.

Oroblu April Tights

Oroblu April Tights

2) Oroblu April Tightsfishnets are undergoing something of a style revolution of late – they just seem to be everywhere! No complaints from us, but for a particularly fashionable pair, these classic net tights are joined by a gorgeous side seam with an unusual tricot effect. MyTights founder Laura is a big fan!

3) Oroblu Luna Footprotectors these gorgeous foot liners epitomise Oroblu to a tee. Taking something as standard as a footprotector and making it into a high-end fashion accessory, the mix of net, floral lace and scallop edge make these a must-have in our eyes.

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Oroblu Candice Long Pants

4) Oroblu Addison Tights a trick we always stick to is layering some sheers beneath fishnet tights to stay current and on-trend without compromising on warmth. Killing two birds with one stone, these brilliant fashion tights have an interlinking diamond pattern against an elegant sheer base, creating the illusion of nets and giving us all a new essential.

5) Oroblu Candice Long Pants finishing with something a little different, these fitted pants give the look of cropped trousers, but with the stretch and comfort as leggings. Sounds like the perfect marriage in our eyes!

Want to see more? We bet you do! Check out the entire SS15 Oroblu collection here.

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Laura’s Choice: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mums – where would we be without them? No matter what we’ve put them through over the years, they’ve always been there. Be it toddler tantrums, our first day at school, picking us up from parties when we’ve had one too many or simply being on hand to offer us a shoulder to cry on, we really have put them through the mill. While we should show them just how much they mean to us on a daily basis, Mother’s Day is that one day a year when they deserve the extra special treatment. But this year, instead of opting for the traditional (and slightly boring) combination of flowers and chocolate, how about treating them to some gorgeous new hosiery? Something they’ll appreciate for seasons to come, we think it makes for the perfect gift. Not sure where to start? The MyTights team have been busily compiling our list of brilliant Mother’s Day presents to suit every need. Just call us your very own gift gurus…

Brrrrrilliant winter warmers

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

The calendar might state its March, but it sure doesn’t feel like it! While January and February are out of the way, the winter weather is still rearing its ugly head, with forecasters predicting temperatures this month will be well below the average. So why not give your lovely mum’s some snug hosiery to keep them going until spring FINALLY breaks through? The best on the market are without doubt the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights. We were excited about these as soon as we heard through the grapevine that they were being developed last year, and they did anything but disappoint. Taking advantage of the latest soft plush techniques, these 80 denier tights are designed to conserve every last bit of heat… it’s fair to say I was hooked as soon as I pulled them on! Great for giving your legs instant warming relief on those chilly mornings, they also come in 7 colours if your mum fancies herself as a bit of a fashionista.

If you like the idea of treating her to some cosiness but your budget doesn’t quite stretch to these, a fantastic alternative are the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights. Mega thick opaque tights with a top secret brushed fleece lining, the best thing about these is that they’re packed full of thermal qualities while appearing just a standard pair of thick opaques. And at just £9.95 a pair, you’ll have some spare pennies to treat her to a Mother’s Day meal! Control top tights are an excellent way to get your mum feeling her best and give her an extra dose of body confidence. Part of the bestselling Bodytoners range, the Aristoc Bodytoners Opaque Toner Tights appear just like a standard pair of 60 denier tights, albeit with a velvety soft finish that moisturises your legs during wear. Working on the most common problem zones, her social life is bound to go through the roof now she has these in her repertoire!

 

Super socks!

As the old saying goes, you can never have enough socks! In the past, it may have been the case that your mums might bemoan receiving a pair of socks as a gift… but she obviously hadn’t seen the selection at MyTights.com! Aside from their obvious practical uses, socks are the perfect way to add that last splash of style to your look. Brand new for SS15, the Trasparenze Fluture Socks are bound to be right up her street. Sheer ankle socks scattered with a dainty rose print, she’ll love how these transform her basic dresses and skirts, and even better, they won’t break your bank either.

Jonathan Aston Perfect Pellerine Socks

Jonathan Aston Perfect Pellerine Socks

If she’s never seen without a bit of sparkle, treat her to the Jonathan Aston Perfect Pellerine Socks. Made in an attractive pellerine design and in two colours, these fashion socks have a chic metallic thread running throughout… much more than just a standard pair of socks! With spring on the horizon, it won’t be too long before your mum starts to give her ballet pumps and court shoes an outing, which is why the timing of the Trasparenze Spindasis Footlets couldn’t have been better. Another new addition, these foot liners have all the basic properties of a reliable footlet, the only difference being this particular pair have enough style to be an outfit accessory in their own right. How, you might ask? Well they happen to be made with a sumptuous floral net that will decorate your feet to perfection.

From the summery to the cosy, no list of Mother’s Day gifts would be complete without the Falke Cuddle Pads. Arriving on your doorstep in its attractive gift box, these slipper socks are as cuddly as the name would suggest, being made from a wool and cotton blend and coming with an anti-slip sole to make them wooden floor proof!

One eye on the summer?

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Okay, so it might be a little too cold at the moment to envisage packing away our opaques for another year, but there’s nothing wrong with looking ahead to the summer. Make sure your mum is fully prepared to nail a summery style with the Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights. The closest thing to a bare leg look without bare legs themselves, Aristoc have utilised LYCRA® Fusion technology to ensure all the appeal of a natural look and the robustness of a thicker denier weight! In fact, these are so effective, you might just have a hard time convincing your friends that you’re wearing tights at all!

We often get requests around this time of year from women who are looking for tights that give their legs some coverage, but without the bulk or appearance of opaques. Ideal for covering up uneven skin tone or unsightly veins, the Wolford Neon 40 Tights are a real life hosiery hero. What’s special about these is that, despite their 40 denier construction, they actually have the appearance of 20 denier sheers. Providing your legs with a natural glow and covering up all your imperfections, they really do make for an amazing gift, regardless of whether you opt for classic black or one of the other 8 colours on offer.

Does your mum pride herself on her style choices? If the answer is yes, it goes without saying that she’ll want to keep up with the latest trends. You’d have to have been living under a rock to not have noticed the abundance of spots making their mark on the fashion world in recent months, so popular that they were the star of the show at Diane von Furstenberg’s latest New York Fashion Week collection. For a great pair, head to Pamela Mann and the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights, with their classic 20 denier leg and sweet spot print running throughout.

So, there we have it. Putting a smile on her face this year couldn’t be easier!

Until next time…

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Tights In The Freezer? We’re Not Convinced…

This week, doing our usual rounds of the Internet for hosiery related news, a MyTights team member stumbled across a blog that promised an end to the age old problem and constant source of frustration for women across the globe – laddered tights! That caught your attention, didn’t it? Ours too.

The blog confidently claimed that dampening your tights with water, squeezing out the excess and then FREEZING your tights before their first wear will ensure added durability and long-lasting value. Whilst we’re always open to new and innovative ideas to make our money go a little bit further, we can’t help but feel that this particular method is somewhat flawed. I mean, if this really did work, then why haven’t we heard about it sooner? And is it really necessary to go to such extreme (and cold!) lengths to keep our hosiery in good condition? We’re putting it out there, we’re not convinced. Maybe we’re biased, but why would we spend our evenings putting out tights in the freezer, when we can just take advantage of our wonderful range of hosiery care, instead!

Designed to keep your hosiery in tip-top condition and ensure you get to enjoy a stylish legwear look for seasons to come…

  • Wolford Hosiery Gloves – Perfect for protecting your tights against sharp jewellery or false nails as you’re taking them on and off, these ingenious gloves from luxury Austrian brand Wolford are available in three stylish colours. After Wolford Hoisery Glovesall, why shouldn’t you look chic even during the most mundane of activities?
  • Wolford Wash Bag –To avoid damage caused by bra straps, zips and embellishments in the washing machine, this chic wash bag will ensure your tights remain free from snags, tangles and fluff! Always wanting to offer extra style points, the bag also comes with a stylish rib design and appliqué rose detail. They really do think of everything!
  • Stoxbox – a favourite amongst the MyTights team (and for good reason), this clever creation will ensure you never waste any time rummaging through your drawer to find the tights you have in mind. Ideal for presenting your patterned hosiery, simply insert the Stoxbox into the leg of the tights, wrap the rest of the tights into the hollow background and voila! An extra five minutes in bed…

Beats putting them in your freezer, right? Be sure to also check out our range of brilliant ladder resist tights before you leave, too!

 

 

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I’ve been fleeced! We roadtest all the fleecy styles and give our verdict…

I have a confession to make.  I know that, as someone that works at a tights company, I should be a firm advocate of bold colours and unusual designs – and I am.  On other people.  But in my hosiery drawer the shameful truth is revealed – I’m an addict of the plain black opaque.  I can’t help it: no matter how many times I dare to be different when it comes to legwear, I always end up back at the same place.  One of my colleagues recently referred to them as the “LBD of the hosiery world”, and I think they’ve got it spot on – it’s that timeless staple that goes with everything, always looks chic and never goes out of fashion.

Last year I was introduced to fleecy tights, and a whole new obsession was born.  Super thick, they give the unbeatable coverage I crave, with the extra magical warming properties.  Add into the equation a super soft lining that feels like you’re wrapped in a blanket all day long… what’s not to love?  Pretty Polly was the first product we stocked, and I relied on them to get me through last winter.  But now other brands have started to release their own versions, so I decided it was time to roadtest all the options and give you my professional opinion…

Pretty Polly Fleecy Tights

Yay: The originals and the thickest style of our collection.  These really do do what it says on the tin – I wore these to a fireworks display and (along with copious amount of mulled wine) they did the trick – I couldn’t even feel the wind or rain and my feet stayed toasty warm.

Nay: They’re super thick, which is great for warmth, but can look a bit chunky on your legs – you may want to avoid if you’re already a little self-conscious of your thighs and want to avoid any extra bulk.  The thickness also makes them the least elegant option, so they work better for day than evening.

My verdict: The perfect option for daytime wear, outdoor events, and snowy days.

Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights

Yay: Fleecy perfection without the bulk.  These 80 denier opaques use thermal properties to lock in the heat and have the same super soft lining as the other styles, but look like regular opaque tights on the leg, which makes them ideal for elegant evening wear.  They come in a range of gorgeous colours, too, if you’re that way inclined.

Nay: The price tag.  At £26, they’re not exactly purse friendly.  You do get what you pay for in terms of quality and longevity, but they might be a stretch for your pre payday bank balance.

My verdict: The luxury option – great for wearing in the evening.  If you can’t justify the price, why not put them on your Christmas list, instead?

Pamela Mann Fleecy Thermal Tights

Yay: Super warm and soft but not as thick as the Pretty Polly Tights, these are good if it’s not freezing cold or if you’re likely to end up in a heated office, because they’ll keep you cosy but still let your legs breathe a little.  Plus, they come with a purse friendly price tag.

Nay: Although the name says thermal, and they are incredibly warm, in actual fact these don’t technically have thermal properties.  So although they feel gorgeously soft, they won’t actually lock in extra heat like the other styles.

My verdict: Great if you want a finer fleecy but can’t quite stretch to the Falke version.

Pretty Polly Fleecy Footless

Yay: The footless version of the Pretty Polly Fleecy Tights (they come in knee highs too!), these have all the same great features – super thick, super soft and gorgeous to wear.  I’m not a huge fan of leggings, but I’ll be layering these under shorts when out running on frosty mornings.

Nay: I kind of don’t quite get why you wouldn’t want the fleecy loveliness to extend all the way to your toes, plus as with the tights, you may feel that they’re quite heavy on the leg.

My verdict: If you’re a lover of leggings, you’ll quickly fall for these – and they’re great for wearing with long jumpers or layering under trousers.

Psst! We also have a Charnos version due to hit shelves very soon – I’ll be back with my verdict on those as soon as they arrive, so watch this space…

 

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Tights to Get You Through the Winter

At last, the battle is over between warm weather and cold. The cold is here – and it is here to stay. With such a slow start to a colder autumn, we almost all forgot to stock up to prepare our legs for the upcoming winter months. Fear not, ladies, we have compiled the perfect guide of the tights you will need to keep your legs stylish and warm this winter.

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1. The classic black opaques: These should have been a given. Every winter wardrobe needs to start off with the LBD of the tights world. These tights will go with virtually any outfit you wear. And, want to know a secret? They also can be layered under your trousers for those colder days as an added layer of protection! Why don’t you try out our Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights or any other black opaques?

2. The coloured opaques:You cannot be boring all winter and just wear black. Mix up your winter wardrobe easily by adding a splash with our coloured tights. Might we suggest the Falke Pure Matt 100D Tights? Coming in the perfect range of wintery colours, these mega-thick tights will ensure your legs are protected from the elements all season long!

3. The party tights: This winter you’ll be sure to go to your fair share of seasonal events. Don’t let your legs go bare or boring with the dress you purchased (or found in your closet last minute)! Glittery Tights would be the perfect accessory to make your legs stand out from the crowd. We suggest that if you want to go all-out sparkle, to check out these Pamela Mann Lurex Micronet Tights.

4. The Mega-Warm Tights: There will be those days this winter when just the thought of leaving your house will make your teeth chatter. Conquer those extra-cold days with a pair of extra-thick opaques. These Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Tights will do that job just perfectly. With their mega-thick, fleece-lined design; these tights are hailed by many as the “only stylish way to get through the winter”.

5. The Cable Knit Tights: Want to mimic the cosiness of your favourite jumper on your legs? This is what cable knit tights are essentially for! Pair these with a simple t-shirt dress for an adorably warm outfit that with the right accessories, can also be worn to the office. For a classic jumper texture, check out these Trasparenze Trailer tights.

 

If you follow our advice, you will ensure that you are not left out in the cold this winter… and your legs will thank you! Don’t worry, warm weather will come back to us faster than you know. What is the one pair of tights that you cannot live without in the winter?

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