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INTERVIEW WEAR- WHY TIGHTS ARE A MUST!

There’s nothing worse than turning up for an interview and you’ve missed the attire ‘memo’. You may as well have turned up naked, and that reoccurring dream that haunted you since you were a child has just materialized. But of course, help is at hand here at MyTights.com! Here’s some guidance on how to ace that interview, and as we are judged within the first 7 seconds of meeting someone, the appearance is a pretty good place to start…

 

94% of interviewers have a negative impression on a candidate if they show up bare-legged*

Unfortunately we aren’t all blessed with naturally slender or blemish free legs, (or hot weather all year round!), and so this may not apply to many-  if Miranda Kerr and Beyoncé still invest in sheers then there’s no reason why we shouldn’t!

 

The ‘debate’…

Years ago the debate on whether women should or shouldn’t wear tights to the workplace was unheard of, and pantyhose were a woman’s best friend. Many women still live by this, and this is something candidates need to consider! Your potential employers are probably not your age so wearing tights is a must for them, and as a potential newbie you don’t want to give any of the senior team a reason to dislike you! After you’ve been hired, you can then get a feel for the company to then decided whether going bare-legged can be accepted.

 

Company culture

You may be asked to dress in business casual and if so then fretting whether you should or shouldn’t wear tights won’t be an issue. BUT don’t assume that all businesses dress this way; make sure to ask and get a full brief policy description.

 

“For women, the more skin you show, the less influence you have.”

 

 

 

So, now we’ve discovered that tights are a BIG deal in an interview (who knew?!) now all you have to do is CHOOSE a pair…

Colours are limited, as although coloured and patterned tights are ‘in’, wearing the newest AW14 trend to an interview for a financial position in a bank may not be appreciated; so for ultimate safety stick to Nude or Black tights.

 

 

 

Opaques

These 50 denier suede matt opaque tights are an essential to the winter wardrobe this season, super soft and smooth against your legs they can be worn with any fabric skirt and perfect for an interview!

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These sheers have been around since 1937 (with a few tweaks to keep them up to date with hosiery innovation, of course), so we are pretty certain that they are a good catch. These 10 denier tights are cherished for their ultra-glossy finish, and with high durability and wear you can’t go wrong!

 

Black

With a broad selection of dark colours to choose from, these glossy Wolfords will have any interviewer wishing they’ve got a pair!

 

 

 

 

 

 


*based on a survey for new interviewees

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MARIO TESTINO FOR WOLFORD

Mario Testino – one of the most influential and leading photographers of our time, and even if you aren’t too familiar with the name you would’ve seen his portraits on front pages of high end magazines including Vogue and Vanity Fair (he was the man behind the camera when shooting what was said to be Princess Diana’s last major portrait session in 1997, 12 weeks before her death). So, who better to strengthen the emotional presence of the luxury  Wolford brand than Testino himself?!

The brand have turned up the heat this July with a sneak peek revealed of their new campaign, featuring model Caroline Winberg oozing sex appeal in stylish but provocative black and white photographs. The way Testino collaborates the product and the personality within these pictures creates an original and motivating theme for the refocus of Wolford.

So if one of the world’s most famous fashion photographers (whose persistence in shooting Gisele is credited to be an elevation to her high status today) is shooting exclusive hosiery and bodysuits which reflect the modern woman- why wouldn’t you want to join in and give yourself some instant glamour in the sensual hosiery?!

Here’s the exclusive selection Testino was papping this season and our recommendations on where to wear them in AW14…

 

For those cooler autumn nights…

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For fighting the freeze…

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For ‘all in a day’s work’…

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

We love patterned tights! There, we said it. Patterns make it really easy to add depth to your outfit with their intricate patterns and designs.  We’ve selected a few of our favourites at the moment and here is how we wear them…

Diamond print is bold and classic, and the Charnos Diamond Stripe Tights pattern is quite visible.  For this reason, it is important to maintain uniformity with your clothing so as to not overwhelm the outfit. A single colour skirt or shorts will add the coverage you need without distracting from the diamond pattern.  Keep your shoes simple to maintain the focus on your legs.

These Pretty Polly Chevron Cable Tights add more coverage so we like to save them for foggy and rainy days.  Pair them with a white lacy dress or an eyelet skirt to keep some summer flair in your outfit.  If you want to add colour to your outfit, a colourful, lightweight scarf or bright jewellery will do the trick without confusing the ensemble.

While the Charnos Diamond Net Tights are not artwork tights, they have a  fine design that reminds me of an artist’s careful hand.  However, this pattern is what makes it so versatile for the winter and summer months.  Try pairing a pastel coloured dress with them and simple flats for a spring outfit on a cooler day.  For a bolder look, a bright coral t-shirt dress would be perfect for a summer night out.

However you choose to wear your diamond and chevron patterned leg-wear, be sure to leave a comment telling us how you did!

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Paisley print problems… Sorted!

There is nothing I enjoy more than finding a new, wacky print to add to my ever-growing collection but I often find myself struggling on how to style them. Luckily for you, after much trial and improvement on how to work this look flawlessly I am now here to spread the news. You too will be able to achieve a day to night wardrobe sensation (you’re welcome).

At the moment I am particularly taken with the Pamela Mann Paisley Net Tights because with the correct outfit they can be worn in the office or out on the town. What more could you want?!

Although these tights are black don’t be fooled into thinking that black can only be worn in the evenings. Get your office look in line by teaming these with a pastel skater skirt (we are loving turquoise/blue/teal this season) and a black button down blouse. Splashes of colour keep the tights day time appropriate but also classy enough to wear to your next meeting. Keep your footwear simple with some black pumps that don’t distract from the pattern, see our Polyvore account for more great ideas!!

To take these tights into the night it is important that you keep the rest of your outfit pattern and print free to avoid clashing or overdoing it. Less is definitely more on this occasion! We decided that these paisley lace tights look absolutely gorgeous teamed with a black panelled skater dress and black heels to accentuate those gorgeous legs. The flowing hemlines of a skater dress will ensure there is enough femininity to this jet black montage. We recommend keeping your makeup fairly natural as the paisley print is enough of a statement and the all black outfit should be kept clean and simple.

Last but certainly not least is how to style these for a casual day time look, somewhere between office appropriate and evening wear. I think these paisley tights look really stylish with a gray skater skirt and a crop top with a simple coloured jacket. This look is casual and due to the colours all being simple/pastels/ nothing too outrageous or bright, it still has the spotlight on the paisley tights.

I hope this has helped you take one pair of tights to new heights and lots of different looks! Comment below on how you would wear these paisley print tights.

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Artwork Tights

Any kind of legwear that is not all one colour can be difficult to style.  However, artwork tights definitely take the cake.  These are fun but daring, and you have to own them to make them work.  I’ve always been one to stick well within my fashion comfort zone but this trend is too fun to pass up. Here are a few prints we have been loving to style.

First up, we have the Pamela Mann Comic Strip Tights.  The bright comic book strip print is perfect for Halloween. I’m kidding, kind of.  These tights are laid back and can be paired a simple black skirt to ensure that the focus will be on your  legs.  They are perfect for casual Friday at work or an afternoon strolling around the city.

If your style is out of this world, you might want to try the Pamela Mann Galactic Sky Printed Tights.  Galaxy prints have been very in this past year and they are easy to wear with a long black tunic and plain Vans or Converse.  To dress up the look, wedge lace up booties will add just enough glam without looking out of place.

Rock and Roll is always in style, and we have got the perfect pair to for to show off your love for it.  Pamela Mann’s Skull & Roses Tights are the perfect combination of girly flair and tough rocker chick.  Pair them with black leather shorts for a fun night out and keep the party rocking.

For more artwork tights, be sure to check out MyTights.com. We have you covered… to infinity and beyond.

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Rock your Interview, in Style

When you are going to an interview, the last thing you want to do is lose yourself in a boring outfit. The purpose of an interview is for the employer to get a glimpse of who YOU are and your ensemble is the perfect way to show them that! We can’t think of a better way to look professional and stylish than with a trendy pair of tights! MyTights has loads of options for every type of style that will help you feel confident and nail that interview.oroblu-jillian-patterned-tights

Preppy

If you have a preppy style, then you are already know how to dress a bit more conservatively, which is perfect for interviews! You can use your classy style to your advantage by wearing a pencil skirt with a blazer or even a modest cut dress. However, don’t forget to add the finishing touches with the Wolford Rice Dot Tights to add a bit of texture to your simple look, a neutral or even lightly coloured pair of Jonathan Aston 40d Opaque Tights for a finished look, or you can also really impress the interviewer with the Oroblu Jillian Tights.

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Edgy

With an edgy style, you are adventurous and stand out with your wardrobe, however, make sure that you still look professional. The best way to do this would be by wearing a blazer or even a pencil skirt and adding a fun pair of tights. The Pretty Polly Layered Honeycomb Tights add a unique touch to your ensemble and would even look great with a patterned chiffon shirt underneath a blazer for a contrasting patterned look. Also the Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights and Jonathan Aston Tienga Tights are very unique and guarantee that you will stand out, but remember to pair with them with professional attire.

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Glam

Every glam girl loves to accessorize and a pair of alluring tights are the perfect accessory for an interview. You already know how to make an accessory look fabulous, but remember it’s an interview so don’t go overboard. The Jonathon Aston Mimi tights and the Pamela Mann Linked Leaf Lace Tights are the perfect combination of funky and classy. The Jonathan Aston Stardust Tights are also a great option because they will add the perfect amount of sparkle to your interview and would complement a sparkly statement necklace!

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Femininity is your specialty, so adding a pair of tights to your wardrobe probably isn’t a new concept. However, you can enhance your style by adding a simple floral element to your interview with the Wolford Mimi Tights or a lace floral texture with the Jonathan Aston Rosy Tights. Also, no girly girl can resist a pair of black polka dot tights, and the Moulin Rouge Dot Tights are just that and look great with just about anything.

No matter your style, MyTights has loads of tights that will help you make a first impression that says “hire me” at your interview—but don’t forget to prepare for the questions too!

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Laura’s Choice: SS14 Trends

I love watching new looks emerge on the catwalk, but what’s even better is seeing how they translate on the high street – and of course how they’re reflected in the world of hosiery!  With the official arrival of spring last week, I’ve decided it was high time I shared with you some of my favourite trends for SS14, along with some inspiration on how to wear them… tienga-patterned-tights

Trend: Geometric Patterns

Seen at: House of Holland, Peter Pilotto

If you want to get away with patterns at the office, go for a small, all over design, like the Pretty Polly Layered Honeycomb Tights.  Team these with a pencil skirt and knee high boots and you’ll reveal just a flash of pattern as you walk – the ultimate grown up way to work the trend.  For the younger and bolder, a short A-Line skirt and plain cropped jumper will show off bold designs like the bondage style Pamela Mann Gridlock Sheer Tights, or create a fashion forward clash effect by donning the tribal-inspired Jonathan Aston Tienga Tights with a skater dress in a contrasting pattern.

Trend: Embellishments

Seen at: Mui Mui, Prada, Marc Jacobs

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Embellishments are back again, following on from last year’s Great Gatsby craze when everyone went mad for a little bling.  The best bit is embellished tights are so easy to wear, whether you choose to dress them up or down.  Try teaming something subtle like the Pamela Mann 120D Studded Tights with your regular office skirt and classic blouse, or for all out glamour go for something extra glitzy like the Trasparenze Party Tights, which are adorned with a trail of sparkly butterflies up the leg.  Mirror the sparkle with a statement necklace and voila!  A party ready look in an instant.

Trend: Florals

Seen at: House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem

Florals are a spring staple, so you can stick with tradition and wear the Wolford Mimi Tights with summery pastel shades – the sweet floral side seam will instantly put spring in your step.  Or for an edgier way to wear them, oriental inspired styles like the Pamela Mann Flocked Rose Tights and the Jonathan Aston Rosy Tights will work really well with casual attire and a lashing of leather.

Trend: Lace

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Seen at: Stella McCartney, Burberry Prorsum, Chanel, Marc Jacobs

Lace for spring is a revelation for me – I’d always thought of it as very much a winter staple, but who am I to argue with Chanel?  For a really up to the moment look team the Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights with a jersey midi skirt, slouchy t-shirt, anklet booties and a long statement necklace… but I’ll be sticking to my tried-and-tested shift dress and Wolford Nahla Tights combination!

Trend: Sheer

Seen at: Christian Dior, PPQ, Maxmara

Sheer black tights are the hit of the season, with fashionistas from Alexa Chung to Miranda Kerr flying the flag for the shadowy sheers.  The best thing about them? They go with EVERYTHING, from floral sundresses to lace bodycons, and even city shorts and blazer pairings. A sheer 10-20 denier style is the ideal way to work the look – try my much loved Oroblu Sensuel Tights, which feel super soft to the touch and come in a huge range of colours if you’d rather branch out from black.  Or for a little more coverage, go for a 30 denier pair like the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights (which have an in built control, top, too – perfect for form fitting dresses).

Until next week…

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Guest Blog: The Fashion Marketing Guru

TRENDS THAT DO THE WALKING

As the seasons change, so do hosiery trends, and Michele Duncan, Marketing Manager at INVISTA, the company that owns the LYCRA® fibre brand, takes us through the company’s predicted legwear trends for 2014 / 2015…

Here at INVISTA we love spending time researching fashion trends around the globe and as a result we’ve compiled a range of styles we believe we will be just as popular on the high street as they will be on the catwalk.

Also, we’re proud that the presence of LYCRA® fibre means that our legwear products are fashionable and ultra-comfortable – leaving us ladies to enjoy the day in style!

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Beauty Lab

Using brave experiments to create contouring for constructive silhouettes, Beauty Lab is about concentrating on how to build a perfect body. Through the use of a minimalist palette to enhance silhouettes, this trend gives a hint of science by showing a touch of mathematics and robotics in the designs. This results in flattering legwear created by linear grids, dashed lines and highlighted body parts. Beauty lab trend leggings with LYCRA® fibre >>

 

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Do the Twist

Do the Twist is all about making traditional and iconic patterns relevant for a new generation of legwear consumers by adding a playful twist and an element of surprise to ordinary legwear. Using popular patterns that are made to look as though they have been cut up and pasted back together again, this creates a series of geometrically composed hosiery items displaying surprising novelty in a monochrome palette. Do the Twist trend LYCRA® fibre leggings >>

 

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Raw and Wild

Raw and Wild uses surfaces that are inspired by nature’s organic surfaces and wild animal skins using earth tones as the main palette. Reflecting a raw rusticity, this trend includes motifs that look as if they were touched by time and the elements, with legs matching rustic heathers and marls and tweeds that are on trend for the coming seasons. Raw and Wild trend MADE TO FIT YOU tights with LYCRA® SOFT COMFORT fibre >>

 

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Montmartre

Montmartre is inspired by the belle-époque spirit of Toulouse Lautrec’s Montmartre. This trend alludes to the boudoir through the use of ribbons and lace and is complimented by the soft and silky texture. This trend creates a feeling of nostalgia and ensures that the hosiery looks sophisticated. Montmartre trend LYCRA® fibre tights >>

 

Cabaret

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The Cabaret trend demonstrates ‘cancan’ looks that are pretty and lavish, reviving the spirit of music halls and chorus lines and celebrating the audacity of couture. Made up of a vibrant palette that allows legs to take the lead, parading the stages with frivolous details, extravagant ruffles and ruches, the contrast of jet black and lipstick red makes for passionate plains as well as seductive patterning. Cabaret trend LYCRA® 3D knee highs >>

 

Athletic Chic

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As the name suggests, this is legwear for the fast-paced, athletic and chic woman who wants powerful design that is intended to be noticed.  This legwear shows racy geometrics, juxtaposed with sheers, daring slashes and open works. By using LYCRA® fibres to pair smooth translucency with mirrored foils, electric blues and cosmetic pales, smooth curves and bold colour blocks, these garments really stand out.

 

Creative Energy

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Inspired by design experimentation, this trend entertains one-off patterning and playful creativity connected to cutting-edge technology. Its design inspiration comes from digital screens, glitches, grids and graphs with its rhythm and symmetries broken by wide angles and sharp facts.

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Style File: Emma (Press)

Press assistant Emma tells us all about her style choices…

Name Emma  EmmaWolfordVelvetDeluxeAnthracite
Occupation Press Office Assisant at MyTights
Describe your style in three words. European, classic, feminine
Favourite High Street Stores? H&M, M&S, New Look
Favourite Designers? Moschino, Emilio Pucci
Most Coveted Item? Rainbow heels
Favourite Trend this season? Floral
Where do you get your fashion inspiration from? Youtube video blogs, fashion blogs, my daily commute
Biggest fashion disaster? Gold denim trousers – just why?!
Favourite item of clothing you own? Cream leather jacket from Italy
Who is your style icon? My friend Joanna always looks so stylish and classic. Audrey Hepburn is my celeb style icon.
If you could go back to any era to rock the trends of that time, what era would it be? The 20s – I adore sequins and flapper dresses. Or the 60s because the dresses on Mad Men always look amazing.
What one wardrobe staple could you not live without? Black pencil skirts
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Carole Middleton: Game Changer, Opinion Divider, Fashionista

carole-middleton-patterned-tights-zoomA few days ago, Royal in-law Carole Middleton was snapped in demure patterned tights, and instantly made waves in the fashion world, sparking fierce debate with fashion critics everywhere to criticise her style for being “too young”.

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MyTights sprang to her defence in our blog – and lo and behold, a few days later everyone is changing their tune and decided that her look is actually rather fabulous – which must mean that MyTights is now the go to experts on all things fashion (probably).

Not only have the Daily Mail published a guide to patterned tights, everywhere we turn there’s someone quoting Vogue as saying that “fashion tights are back”.  Woman and Home Style Director, Angela Kennedy, agrees with us too: “No age is the wrong age to wear black patterned tights – it’s all about having the right legs and the confidence to carry them off.”  Hear hear!

The perfect transitional piece to take you from winter coat to sundress in style, a classic pair of patterned tights will go with everything in your wardrobe, as well as giving you a little coverage when it’s still too cold to contemplate bare legs.  Here’s our round up of the Daily Mail’s guide on how to rock patterned tights, whatever your style… so now you’ve got no excuse!

Catwalk Queens

Those who like to nod towards high fashion in their sartorial choices should look toward the Mad Men era this season in subtle, sexy seamed tights Feeling brave?  Animal print tights are sure to make a statement and never seem to go out of fashion.

Embellished Princesses

Keep the rest of your look simple and understated – a simple LBD with minimal jewellery is perfect – and go statement with a gorgeous pair of embellished tights.  Think sequins, sparkle and everything in between.

Workaholic Fashionistas

Patterned tights to the office isn’t as much of a no-go as you might think – the trick is to keep it simple.  Try a very fine pattern in a surprising shade, or go for a classic, like polka dot tights.

Curvy Goddesses

No bright colours and no fishnet designs, says the DM, which can often be unflattering on larger legs.  Instead opt for ribbed tights styles which streamline your shape and make your legs appear endless.

Shop all of the tights featured in the Daily Mail Round Up

 

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