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MyTights: Your One Stop Christmas Shop

 

Lights glisten in the city streets, Christmas trees fill shops, and the sound of Christmas carols can be heard just about anywhere. Christmas is officially here! It is time to start thinking about stocking fillers, gifts for your loved ones, and the perfect holiday outfit. MyTights is your one stop holiday shop. Here are our top five favourite items from our Christmas Shop!

  1. Pretty Polly Snowflake Gift Box

    Pretty Polly Snowflake Gift Box

    Pretty Polly Snowflakes Tights are perfect for Christmas fun and can even be worn throughout the winter, once Christmas is over. These black tights with festive, glitter snowflakes that vary in size make it the perfect pair of tights to be worn with heels or boots. Give these tights a try and be the talk of the party!

  2. Country Kids Sparkly Footless Tights will
    Children's Footless Tights

    Children’s Footless Tights

    make your daughter shine at every holiday event! Coming in silver, black, and gold the possibilities are endless for little fashionistas. These are tights that she’ll love wearing and you will be happy to buy at an affordable price of £9.95. These tights are a must for every sparkle loving little girl this holiday season.

  3.  Pretty Polly Santa Socks are perfect for 10157-pretty-polly-santa-sockslazy, winter days or days just before       Christmas spent cooking and preparing for the festivities.  These socks are also perfect stuffing fillers and are sure to put a smile on the face of whoever is the lucky recipient. These socks are stylish, cute, comfy, and the perfect way to celebrate Christmas!
  4. Men can’t be forgotten about this Christmas! Happy Socks Men’s Christmas Gift Box is the perfect gift for the most important men in your
    Men's Happy Socks

    Men’s Happy Socks

    life. The box features three pairs of patterned, festive socks. Help get your favourite men in the holiday spirit this season with Happy Socks

  5. Pamela Mann Fairisle Printed Tights are a must have this holiday season. With bands of adorable reindeers and snowflakes, these fairisle-printed-tights_2opaque tights are a wonderful addition to a stylish winter wardrobe. Festive and cosy, these tights are sure to be a favourite this season.

 

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The Million Dollar Question?

 

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I don’t know about you but once the cold weather rolls around I am often asking myself as well as friends, when is it acceptable to start wearing black tights?  My fear is that once the black tights come out, the warm weather is finished. And it seems we’re not the only ones who ask ourselves the same question, with a recent article in The Guardian discussing the million dollar question at length. In fact, the topic of wearing black tights is so contested that it brings realms of class, money and age in to the mix!  It claims that many women choose to go barelegged because it resembles a youthful look; a  luxury that illustrates you have the funds to provide warm, private transportation.  But come on: bare leg tights in the height of January? It’s time to start embracing black opaques for what they are: a) fashion staples and b) WARM! Want to try some out? Take a look at the top 5 black opaques at MyTights!

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

Falke Warm Deluxe Tights

  1. The Falke Warm Deluxe Tights are a great option for a chilly day.  These thermal tights are made using 400 needles, designed to conserve heat, and offer great value for your money.
  2. Smooth over your body insecurities in an instant with the Aristoc Bodytoners Opaque Toner Tights, using a medium level control top.
  3. Looking for tights for the upcoming holidays? The Pretty Polly 100D Velvet Opaque Tights are a true treat for the legs.
  4. The Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights  are a reasonable price, high quality product for every day wear.  They’re the ideal accompaniment to your work wardrobe!
  5. Looking for something to keep you snuggly and warm on a cold day? The Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights are opaque with ultra-thick fleece lining guaranteed to keep you cosy!

 

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The perfect tights formula?

Is it too cold for sheers? Or will I be chilly come the evening? Maybe I should pack a spare pair of opaques in my bag just in case? Sound familiar? Knowing what to wear on your legs depending on the weather is the age old fashion dilemma, but one Nottingham based scientist thinks he’s cracked it when it comes to choosing the perfect pair.

Dr James Hind, a researcher at Nottingham Trent University has devised a (quite frankly confusing) formula as to the most suitable thickness to wear in differing weather conditions. Stemming from his time wearing tights as part of a Robin Hood production, the scientist undertook a study monitoring wind speed and temperature to provide the following equation…

 formula

 

Hmm, we’re sure what Dr Hind is saying makes perfect sense to him, but it doesn’t account for the fact that British weather can switch between all four seasons in any given day! We do agree with some of his sentiments though, namely that thick opaque tights are perfect for the winter months… although wasn’t that obvious anyway?

Want to put his calculations to the test? Shop our whole range of tights before you head off >

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Laura’s Choice: Back To School!

Pex 70D Opaque Children's Tights (2PP)

Pex 70D Opaque Children’s Tights (2PP)

Been counting down the days until your afternoons don’t consist of scrubbing crayon off the walls? Fret not, as the summer holidays are drawing to a close, with most schools around the country beginning a new school year next week. While we’re sure you’ve been busily snapping up more pens than they’ll ever need, school shoes and that new Disney bag she just HAD to have, have you stopped for a moment to think about what she’ll be wearing on her legs? From multipacks that save you cash through to premium cotton tights to keep her snug when the temperature plummets, the back to school favourites at MyTights are well worth a look.

And with all those new school essentials undoubtedly leaving a dent in your wallet, you can get a fabulous 3 for 2 on all kid’s hosiery until 2nd September, using voucher code 3FOR2KIDS at the basket page!

Country Kids Warmer Cotton Children's Tights

Country Kids Warmer Cotton Children’s Tights

Proving that school uniform doesn’t have to break the bank, the first option in our line up are the Pex 70D Opaque Children’s Tights. Coming in at just £4.40 for two pairs, these matte tights are perfect for the classroom and come in an array of uniform colours (from black to bottle green) so you’re bound to find a pair to match her uniform and ensure you won’t land her in hot water come the first day of term. If you’re worried about her feeling the cold during break time, wrap her up warm in the Pex Cotton Rich Children’s Tights or Country Kids Warmer Cotton Children’s Tights. Made using 70% and 82% cotton respectively, both pairs will feel super soft against her skin and offer you that extra peace of mind on the chillier days. What’s more, they’re available in a huge selection of sizes, so you’re likely to be able to grab a pair for your entire brood! Or for something for her to wear while the weather is still on the mild side, take a look at the Country Kid’s Ankle Socks, with sweet frilly tops that will declare her the fashion star of the classroom!

Are the dreaded teenage years in full swing? Odds are they won’t want to wear anything their ‘past it’ parents would choose for them, so for a safe bet, I’d recommend the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights. Made in a one size fits all but starting at heights of 5’0, these 50 denier tights have a slight sheen finish that’s appropriate for school and also benefit from a reinforced toe, so will last that little bit longer.

Make sure you check out our whole section of back to school tights before you race to the basket page!

Until next time…

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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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