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Laura’s Choice: Brand New Spanx!

Spanx. Whether you’ve tried it or not, you’d have to have been under a rock for the last 15 years to have never heard of it. The brainchild of entrepreneur Sara Blakely (the first self-made female billionaire, FYI), the shapewear giants have gone from strength to strength in recent years. On a mission to smooth over our lumps and bumps and enhance the body confidence of women across the globe, they’ve become such an institution that even the most high profile of celebrities swear by them for red carpet events.

Hot off the press, we received the latest in Spanx innovations last week, and we’re so excited by them that they’re already available on our website for you to buy. Sleeker, altogether more effective and even cheaper than previous styles (how we don’t know?!), the Shape My Day range is about to become your new streamlining hero. Oh, and they’ve also thrown in a pair of stylish faux leather leggings for good measure! Here’s our round-up…

Shape My Day

If you want shapewear to do exactly what it says on the tin, you won’t find a better solution for your body insecurities than this brilliant new range. To make things a little easier, I thought it sensible to group the new range based on what it can offer for different problem zones.

 

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Type: Shaping Short (shorts to waist)

Best for: Taming your tummy, thighs, hips and bottom

Using firm control panels for reliable shaping support, these shaping shorts are ideal for those of who want to streamline your tummy and lift your bottom. Giving you the option of wearing shorter hemline styles (think party dresses and the like), it’s also possible to enjoy 24/7 comfort thanks to a new and improved 360° seamless waistband and a polymer strip to ensure you never experience any dreaded faux pas! Spanx, you spoil us.

 

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Cami

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Cami

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Cami

Type: Shaping cami

Best for: Tummy taming, for wearing low cut tops

If your torso and midriff are your problem zones, this cami could be the shapewear secret for you. Offering you a shortcut to a smooth upper half, the open bust design means you can also wear your own bra, ensuring you can receive the perfect amount of support. Available in five sizes and in two shades, this style also boasts flat edges for an incredibly discreet effect as well as a polymer strip to ensure it never becomes visible during wear.

 

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body

Type: Shaping Bodysuit

Best for: All over smoothing control, for wearing own bra

For top to toe shaping magic, this mid thigh shaper takes advantage of a super control level to give your silhouette the kind of makeover you’ve always wanted. Targeting your tummy, hips, thighs, torso AND rear, there really is nothing better on the market for giving you back your body confidence. You might expect something so effective to compromise on comfort, but fret not ladies, for Spanx have ensured a comfortable wear thanks to seamless zones, flat edges and a convenient double gusset. Is there anything they can’t do?

 

Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh

Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh

Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh

Type: Shaping Shorts (shorts to bra line)

Best for: Shaping magic from your thighs to your bust

Last but not least, consider these shaping shorts the ultimate must-have. Extending from the mid-thigh until beneath the braline, this innovative shaper will remain 100% incognito thanks to its seamless appeal and sleek finish. Ensuring that washboard stomach you’ve always dreamed of is in your grasp, the super control level is always on hand to…well, shape your day!

For the fashion devotees

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Proving that function and fashion aren’t polar opposites, Spanx have clearly been keeping one eye on the recent catwalks with the last of our new styles. Befitting of a rock chick style and pretty much our favourite trend for the upcoming seasons, the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings combine a wet look finish with top secret shaping magic. Making it possible to rack up the style points while trimming your problem zones, I don’t expect these to hang around for too long!

 

 

Ready to try out the new styles and rid your body insecurities for good? Make sure you consult our handy size guides before you do, or if you’re still in any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our team and we’ll be delighted to help! And while you’re here, you may as well check out our entire Spanx range before you leave!

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Top Trends!

Now the fashion weeks have come to a close and we don’t find ourselves continually refreshing the websites of just about every fashion magazine in existence, we’ve taken some time to consider what the key trends are likely to be for the upcoming months. In typical MyTights style, we’ve gone one step further, not only highlighting the key trends but letting you know how you can recreate them at the drop of a hat. Just call us your very own personal shoppers…

Trend 1: Coloured Opaques

Pamela Mann 50D Tights

Pamela Mann 50D Tights

Coloured opaques were quite simply everywhere, from London to New York and even making a stopover in both Paris and Milan. It seems like the fashion world has gone crazy for coloured tights, and rightly so in our opinion. Capable of updating your look and reigniting your love for that dress you bought 5 years ago and have never worn, why stick to black?

Winner: Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights

There could only be one winner in this category for us. Forever finding their way on to our bestsellers list, these 50 denier tights come in no less than 20 beautiful colours, from classic shades of black and navy blue through to the delights of daffodil yellow. There really is no better way to make your outfits look good as new, and coming in at just £4.95 a pair, you’d have a hard time arguing against treating yourself to a pair of these.

Runner up: Falke Pure Matt 50D Tights

Coming in at a very close second place, German brand Falke have taken the trend for colour and added a luxury quality in a way that only Falke can. Available in seven colours and boasting a matte finish, they’ll stand the test of time and offer you a fun and colourful style day in, day out.

Trend 2: Fishnets

trasparenze rita

Trasparenze Rita Tights

Fishnets are never far from the top of my hosiery drawer, so I was thrilled to see them enjoying a ‘fashion moment’ on the catwalks. Whether worn on their own or layered over some funky coloured tights, nets are the perfect way to take your wardrobe favourites from drab to fab.

Winner: Trasparenze Rita Fishnet Tights

One of my must have hosiery styles, rarely a week goes by where I don’t pull on a pair of these fishnets. With a slightly larger net than would be considered traditional, they’re brilliant for layering over coloured tights or fashion styles and adding some sophistication to your look without giving too much away. I’m not ashamed to say I own a pair in every colour, and so should you!

Runner up: Jonathan Aston Oxygen Tights

Landing in our offices just a few weeks back, the Jonathan Aston Oxygen Tights are perfect for those of you who like to stay on trend but create an individual look at the same time. Nobody could argue against these tights being net, but the art deco design and quirky look makes them a fashionistas dream.

Trend 3: Spots

Wolford Poppy Tights

Wolford Poppy Tights

We weren’t surprised in the slightest to see spots making their mark on the catwalks, having been the pattern of choice of the A-list for months. Decorating the legs of every single model at Diane von Furstenberg (New York) and Giles (London), dots are the best way to stay on trend while retaining an elegant look. I’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for them!

Winner: Wolford Poppy Tights

Incorporating hundreds of tiny dots but with a whimsical Wolford twist, these 20 denier tights are covered in asymmetrical spots that will send the double takes in your direction. With the spots being denser at the ankle and dispersing as they ascend up the leg, these fashion sheers succeed at being feminine yet funky.

Runner up: Oroblu Adelle Tights

More of a classic polkadot style and one I’ve worn countless times, these 10 denier tights have an all over dotty design that adds a delicate and charming touch to your wardrobe. Understated enough for work and stylish enough for a night out, take your pick between black and navy blue.

 

 

Trend 4: Wet Look

Trasparenze Callophrys Leggings

Trasparenze Callophrys Leggings

As much as we’ve admired wet look styles over the years, they’ve never really had their big fashion break, sticking firmly in the wardrobes of the likes of Kate Moss. Until now that is! Even appearing at Saint-Laurent and dressing the legs of Beyonce in recent weeks, a vampy style awaits us all.

Winner: Trasparenze Callophrys Leggings

All the merits of a traditional legging but with a high shine finish to enhance your glamour credentials, the lightweight finish and elastic waistband make them brilliantly comfortable to boot. Great with oversized tees and tunics, bringing out your inner rock chick has never been easier.

Runner up: Pamela Mann Wet Look Leggings

Made in a mock leather fabric, these ultra-shiny leggings are your go-to option for bring a grunge-glam twist to your look. Cut off at the ankle and far more comfortable than the skin-tight fit would suggest, pair them with a longline statement tee and heeled ankle boots.

Who knew being on trend could be this simple?

Until next time…

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Taylor Momsen And The Wet Look

article-2442648-187F30B800000578-101_634x930You might remember Taylor Momsen on the American teen drama Gossip Girl, where she played a darling young school girl – an image she has very successfully shed. The actress-turned-rockstar was in Houston recently,?rocking on stage as lead vocals of her band The Pretty Reckless. Rising quickly to stardom, this is the band’s third headlining tour and have already supported many popular figures in the goth-rock world like Marilyn Manson.

Known for her strong vocals, the songstress put on quite a show in Houston – and made quite a bold fashion choice as well! Momsen’s edgy fashion sense helped her pull off her wet look footless tights effortlessly, pairing it with a black tank top and black knee-high boots. I just love the trendy touch that the leggings added to her dark outfit. She’s not the first to be caught in these statement-making tights, however. All the top celebrities have worn the wet look, from the red-carpet to the after parties to the supermarket! Whether you’re eclectic like Lady Gaga or classy like Victoria Beckham, these leggings are versatile enough to work with almost anything.

If you’re looking to get Taylor Momsen’s look, the Pamela Mann Wet Look Leggings on MyTights are a great choice. You could even try to create your own look! They’ll be sure to make a statement no matter what event you wear them to!

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Jonathan Aston: New Collection

The latest Jonathan Aston A/W Collection went live this week and my-oh-my are they popular! You have been nabbing the newest range in droves! It’s no surprise to us; we knew you would love the youthful, funky and fashionable collection we carefully picked for you. As one of the most established hosiery brands in the world, Jonathan Aston has been providing us with fashionable hosiery since the Sixties! This season we have eleven different styles for you to choose from and we are sure you will find something for you!

Aston’s latest range is decidedly rock ‘n’ roll with the Polka Hole Net Tights bound to be a hit for all you ladies with a rock chic style. These net tights are also similar to the ripped, hole fishnet tights Balmain had his models wear down the Catwalk at Paris Fashion Week only yesterday! So be months ahead for your SS11 wardrobe and start wearing them now.

For a touch of elegant glamour these Jonathan Aston Peacock Crystal Embellished tights are a must. Miu Miu sent models down the runway with embellished tights at their AW10 show and these black opaque tights are a great alternative for those of us on a budget! The embellished peacock feather is discreet but instantly adds glitz and subtle elegance to your outfit.

If casual is your style then Jonathan Aston Ruched Gathered Leggings will be right up your street! In a gorgeous truffle colour that fits right in with all the autumnal colours, they are perfect for throwing a plaid shirt over. Not only are these leggings great for keeping you comfy and warm during the harsh winter months, they are also fabulous for “The Outsiders” trend! Wear with countryside colours and heritage fabrics like tweed, corduroy and shearling to get the look.

Need something for your legs for a night out with the girls? How about Shiny Cut and Sew leggings – they are wet look, super shiny and will definitely get you in the party mood with vivacious electric blue, violet and black shades available.

Check out the full range for more fashion hosiery must-haves.

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