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Get the Look: Beyonce in Leather Look Leggings!

Beyonce does biker chick!

Beyonce does biker chick!

Wolford Estella Leggings

Wolford Estella Leggings

International pop star, superstar husband, insanely talented. Is there anything that Beyonce can’t do?  It appears not, as this week she added yet another string to her already jam packed bow – style icon! Stepping out for a post-Grammys dinner with husband Jay Z and Ed Sheeran in a gorgeous pair of leather look leggings, Beyonce worked her curves to a tee, mastering the often difficult rock chick style. Teaming her biker leggings with a black leather jacket, statement tee and leather ankle boots (of course), the fabulous look has caused quite the stir in MyTights HQ – we just love her! If, like us, you’d love to be a little more like Beyonce herself, the good news is you can recreate her look with just a few simple clicks. Landing in our offices only last week (perfect timing), the Wolford Estella Leggings will give you the same statement look as the Queen Bee herself, with their high shine finish, skin-tight fit and quirky seam above the knee. You may not have her millions or bank, or maybe even her vocal range, but here’s how to get it right:

1) Experiment with patterns – while the leggings may make a statement in their own right, that doesn’t mean you can’t rock some colour and patterns on your top half. Beyonce’s statement tee was a great look – opt for stripes, aztec and spots to recreate,

2) The more leather the better – the key to nailing the rock chick look is to make leather your best friend; you can never have enough! Pull out your biker jacket and studded boots, ladies!

3) Jewellery is a must – the perfect accessory to leather, accessorise your look to perfection with chunky rings and a statement necklace.

She can do no wrong in our opinion! See our entire range of fashion leggings, here.

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Laura’s Choice: Build your capsule collection!

Anybody who regularly reads our blog will know that the weekly Laura’s Choice is usually based around something topical, offering you some advice and style tips for an upcoming calendar event. However, this week we’ve opted for a slight change of tact. With January now behind us and February seeming to be speeding past within the blink of an eye, we’ll soon be encroaching on that awkward time of year – not quite winter, but not yet enjoying that glorious spring sunshine. What to wear on our legs?! To bridge the difficult weather, not only at this time of year, but all year round, I thought it would be a great idea to round up my selection of hosiery that no woman should be without. Come rain or shine, my top picks will ensure you have a pair of tights for every occasion… call it a hosiery capsule if you will!

Tights to brave the winter weather

Falke Pure Shine 80 Tights

Falke Pure Shine 80 Tights

Starting off with the basics, the trusty opaque may not stand out in the crowd or win any awards for their innovative design, but they are, and will remain, a staple part of any female wardrobe. For a particularly great pair, head to Wolford and the Velvet de Luxe 66 Tights. Velvety soft, long-lasting and the choice of for colours, these are a superb choice if you’re after some legwear that will take you across the day, being incredibly versatile thanks to the matte finish. If sparkly things are forever catching your eye, the Falke Pure Shine 80 Tights are your port of call, lending themselves to a glamorous look with their high shine finish, yet having all the qualities of standard thick opaques. Opaque tights are fantastic for when there’s a chill in the air, but should the weather outlook be extra bleak (we’re talking snow and frost!), a pair of thermal tights are a must. One of our bestsellers, and for good reason, are the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights; these work wonders at keeping the cold at bay with their snug as a bug fleecy lining. Just £9.95 a pair, too! Or if you’ve fallen under the charms of German brand Falke, they also offer a thermal option with the Falke Warm Deluxe, utilising a soft plush technique and satisfying your colour cravings with 7 variations.

Moving into spring: semi opaques and sheers

Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights

Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights

When the weather heats up a little but the summer is still a way off,  semi-opaque tights start to come into their own. Reverting again to the wonders of Wolford, the Wolford Neon 40 Tights always stand out for me. Virtually indestructible despite only having 40 denier strength, what’s brilliant about these is that they actually appear as if they’re a 20 denier – so you get excellent coverage and durability as well as an elegant sheer leg. If like me, black tights aren’t always your first choice, they also come in 8 other shades, so complementing any look becomes simple. For a classic pair of everyday sheers, Italian brand Oroblu put all their hosiery prowess to good use with the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights. The slight sheen finish makes them suitable for both the office and for impromptu after-work drinks; I particularly love the darker skintones during the winter. If you’ve fallen foul of fishnet fever (who hasn’t), a top tip of mine would be to also layer these under fishnets for some added warmth.

Speaking of fishnets, I truly believe that no collection is ever complete without a pair of two. Forever en vogue and much more versatile than you’d think, they’re a great way to inject some sophistication into your look without giving too much away. While micronets and whalenets are both chic, opt for a mid size net if you’re trying to build a capsule collection. If i were pushed to name my favourites, it would have to be the Trasparenze Rita Tights, thanks in large to the fabulous array of colour combinations (from classic black to bold orange). I love to layer these over sheer tights to add some fun to my look.

Cheat your way to perfect pins: a bare leg look

When the weather starts to warm up but you haven’t got the confidence to go hosiery-free, bare leg tights are for you. The ultimate bare leg look, in my opinion, can be achieved with the Falke Shelina Tights. Coming in an 8 denier appearance with 12 denier strength, these appear so sheer that even ladders and snags will go unnoticed! Appearing completely natural, they’re available in classic black as well as an impressive 7 skin shades. Feel a little overwhelmed? Our skin colour guide is on hand to help.  Moving down the sheer spectrum now, for something ultra-sheer, the Aristoc Ultimate range combine the elegance of a bare leg look with a Lycra fusion content – making ladders old news. Resulting in brilliant robustness, a superior fit and fabulous feel, opt for the 10D if you’re a fan of matte, and the 5D for some glamorous shine.

Fashion, fashion, fashion…

Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights

Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights

All that’s left to do is introduce you to some of my favourite fashion tights. The colour chameleons amongst us won’t be able to hide their delight once they see the Jonathan Aston 40D Tights. A matte finish, 18 (really!) gorgeous hues and the choice of wearing any length of hemline in your repertoire, they’re also just £6 a pair. If your penchant lies more with patterns, target a select few trends that are popular at the moment to complete the capsule – for me, the biggest trend at the moment is spots! Dainty and versatile, the Oroblu Adelle Tights are my go-to when my outfit requires the sweet appeal of polkadots, with a 20 denier appearance and flock of small dots for a butter-wouldn’t-melt look.

Until next time…

 

 

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Laura’s Choice: Valentine’s Day Style

Love is in the air! That’s right, Cupid’s arrow is set to strike, with millions of you up and down the country preparing to show your special someone just how much they mean to you (for a day, at least!) Whether you can’t get enough or Valentine’s Day or the thought of whispering sweet nothings into your partner’s ear makes you feel somewhat queasy, there’s no denying that getting it right is more important than ever, with a study this week claiming that 335,000 US Facebook users changed their relationship status to single within just 4 days of last year’s event. No pressure then! To help you get it right, the MyTights team have been busily compiling our top picks for February 14th. So regardless of whether you’re after a romantic gift for the lovely lady in your life, or are simply on the lookout to complete your Valentine’s look with some fabulous hosiery, we’re on hand to help.

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Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights

If the spirit of romance was to be captured in fabric form, it would simply have to be lace! Opulent, elegant and loaded with charm, I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t point you in the direction of the Sweet Roses range from Jonathan Aston. Made using a traditional cut and sew technique, the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights have an exquisite floral lace pattern that are fabulous for perfecting your cocktail dresses. Don’t fret if tights aren’t your thing, they also come in decadent hold up form, complete with 4cm plain band. Oh, and just incase that wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy the design in a pair of chic ankle socks. 5-inch heels are a must! Not a fan of florals? Then head to the Pamela Mann Paisley Net Tights; all the allure of lace, but with a stunning paisley design befitting of fashion royalty. With Valentine’s Day the most popular day of the year for nuptials to take place, why not prepare for the big day with the Charnos Lace Garter. Keeping with tradition and giving you your something new, the sumptuous black lace effect is joined by a pretty in pink satin bow – sophistication in spades!

Long considered the epitome of sex appeal, February 14th seems like a brilliant time to don a pair of sultry stockings, doesn’t it? A great way to treat your wives or girlfriends; splash out on the Wolford Affaire 10 Stockings. Wonderfully elegant with a sheer 10 denier leg, you’re bound to remain safely in her good books, giving any ensemble an incredibly luxurious twist with an intricate lace top and scalloped edge. Another option are the Le Bourget Essential 15 Stockings, similar in that they have a sheer leg and lace top, but available with the option of romantic red. The true colour of love! While we might love the look of sheer tights, the weather we’ve been having of late has called for opaques. It’s always been relatively rare to find a pair of stockings with an opaque leg – that is of course until Trasparenze launched the fantastic Sandra 70D Stockings. Offering your legs endless warmth and just as sophisticated as sheers, pull on a midi-length bodycon and heels – great for a Valentine’s dinner. And with all these new stockings in your drawer, it’s probably time you stocked up on suspender belts too. A fantastic purse-friendly option, I love the Jonathan Aston Suspender Belt. It does exactly what you need, coming with four clips to hold your stockings firmly in place and boasting a fuss-free design, with the added element of small but sweet bows.

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Trasparenze Strip Panty 20D Suspender Tights

As sexy as stockings look, they’re not always the most practical option, especially if you’ve never worn them before. If you love the appearance but hate the faff, suspender tights are for you. Just the ticket if you’re looking to get pulses racing, opt for the Trasparenze Strip Panty 20D Suspender Tights. Combining a sheer leg with an inbuilt mock suspender belt, they’re also available in five shades, one of which being Valentine’s appropriate red. Something of a luxury seeker? Head to Charnos and their gorgeous All In One Suspender Stockings. Appearing like stockings to the naked eye, the faux straps and suspender belt are accompanied by beautiful lace detailing and a chic sheer leg. Guaranteed to get the temperatures rising!

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Pamela Mann Be My Valentine Tights

Right, we’ve covered subtle sex appeal, but if you REALLY want to let your special someone exactly how you feel about them, do it with our selection of quirky heart patterned tights! Ideal for dinner dates and romantic soirees, the Pamela Mann Be My Valentine Tights leave no doubt in your partners mind, coming with a slender backseam and ‘Be My Valentine’ handwritten scroll at the ankles! Similarly apt for the big day are the Moulin Rouge Heart Seam Tights, again capitalising on the backseam trend, this time featuring an array of small love hearts – great for the ol’ romantic in you!

Got a taste for romance now? All just a few clicks away, you can order up until 5pm on February 12th for delivery on the 13th (using Special Delivery.)

Be sure to check out our entire range of Valentine’s Day Style before you depart!

Until next time…

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Work Statement Style Like Gwen Stefani

Wolford Stella Tights

Wolford Stella Tights

You can always count on No Doubt songstress Gwen Stefani to challenge the style boundaries and pull out a combination of prints and colours us mere mortals wouldn’t even dream of, can’t you? Her quirky looks are constantly baffling the MyTights team. I mean they shouldn’t work, and we’re not saying that we’d try them ourselves by any means, but they always have a knack of looking great. This week was no different, either, with the Hollaback Girl singer opting for a grunge get-up, wearing a polkadot jumper with a check shirt tied round her waist and some seriously funky legwear. Cut off just above her ankle, her footless tights had an unusual vertical stripe design, with half the leg in black and the other in block white. While it’s not always necessary to go to such extremes to channel an alternative look, fashion tights are a fantastic (and affordable) way to stand out from the style pack. If you’re looking to take more risks with your legwear, our top 5 picks below will point you in the right direction…

 1) Wolford Stella Tights – similar to Gwen’s look in that they opt for a vertical stripe design, these gorgeous sheer tights from Wolford have a striking print on the outside leg, with a visually pleasing graphic stripe and finishing with a sewn in band at stay up height.

2) Jonathan Aston Katusha Tights – a great way to work stand-out fashion in the winter months, the Jonathan Aston fashion tights are made with 80% merino wool, keeping you snug and creating a ahead of the crowd look with their bold crocheted finish.

Jonathan Aston Katusha Tights

Jonathan Aston Katusha Tights

3) Oroblu Miss Tights – the perfect partner for your LBD, these 15 denier fashion tights have a unique polkadot pattern, continuing up the leg in a vertical fashion and ending with mock hold up tops for an original and sultry feel.

4) Fast at Jonathan Aston DV Stripes Tights – a collaboration between British favourites Jonathan Aston and the acclaimed fashion designer Mark Fast, these leg-lengthening 20 denier tights have a combination of chic sheer panels and opaque vertical sections – a guaranteed head turner!

5) Wolford Leonie Tights – a multitude of chic polkadots that increase in size as they descend down the leg and the choice of two colours, these sheer tights are a fantastic way to inject a quirky vibe into your day to night wardrobe.

We might not be Gwen, but we can give it a good go!

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Laura’s Choice: Top Workwear Picks

Happy New Year to all our lovely customers! I’m sure many of you have begrudgingly returned back to work in the last few days, leaving behind your relaxing afternoons full of mince pies and mulled wine and swapping them for early starts, packed trains and January blues. This time of year can be depressing, so why not give yourself a little boost with our fabulous range of legwear for the office? Guaranteed to leave you feeling confident and super stylish, there’s something for every style, preference and budget. January doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?

The Purse Friendly

Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights

Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights

Workwear. Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to find. After all, it needs to be a) professional, b) durable and perhaps most importantly, c) affordable. If this Christmas has been an expensive one, fret not, we have an excellent selection of everyday tights (at everyday budgets!) that are perfect for the office. Starting off at the lowest price point, you simply can’t go wrong with Pretty Polly. The best value for money, in my opinion, is the Pretty Polly 40D Silk Finish Tights. At just £5, you’ll receive two pairs of functional opaque tights, giving your legs warmth and even coverage and coming with an elegant slight sheen finish.  What’s more, as well as the obligatory black, they’re also available in bottle green and navy should you be the type who likes to experiment with colour. Speaking of colour, another recommendation is the Jonathan Aston 40 Denier Opaque Tights, available in 17 chic colours and having a flattering matte finish. While the more outlandish shades (we’re talking daffodil yellow) might not be quite suitable for the workplace, how about trying out the muted burgundy and  storm for something a little different? Also available in a 15D version for the milder days. If you are somebody who feels the cold, the Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights are a fantastic choice, made with snug Meryl microfibre yarns that protect against the winter chill.

Any followers of fashion will know that sheers are everywhere this year, and this is a trend that doesn’t look set to stop anytime soon. I call it the Kate Middleton effect! Topping the list of affordable sheers are the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights. You’ll receive a durable and stylish pair of tights, with a glamorous shiny finish and day to night appeal, should you have an impromptu dinner date after work. They’re also continually one of our best sellers, so you can rest assured that you’re getting value for money!  Equally as great are the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights, made with an innovative fabric that prevents against the formation of ladders and snags. Even better, the matte finish and delicate appearance are just the ticket for perfecting that office look.

A workwear hosiery capsule

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

As the founder of a hosiery company, I’m continually being asked for advice about the best way to buy hosiery that won’t go out of fashion. The answer: invest in a capsule collection of quality and timeless products that will stand the test of time! The extra few pounds really are worth it, and will save you a lot of time (and money) in the long run. The Aristoc range of opaques are a great place to start, recently being revamped and offering, what I think, is excellent value for money. Tough and durable, the Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights are super soft to the touch and will work perfectly with just about any workwear combination. Moving up in denier for a moment, you can never look past the Falke Pure Matt 100 Tights. Eight stylish colours, supreme warmth and a flawless matte finish that’s perfect for the office; what more could you possibly want? If you prefer the look of sheers, I simply have to point you in the direction of the Wolford Neon 40 Tights. With a 40D denier strength that’s durable enough for everyday wear; these shiny tights have a chic 20 denier appearance for an elegant and professional look. Or if semi-opaque tights are your preference, the Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights have a great slight sheen finish and are super durable. What’s more, the 30 denier finish is lovely and professional – just perfect for that tricky in-between weather!

If you’re after a little helping hand to create a streamlined silhouette, a great choice are the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 50D Shaper Tights. A matte finish and boxer brief makes them a smart and durable choice for the office, at the same time allowing you to benefit from a medium shaping control that will tame your midriff, thighs and bottom! Or opt for the Wolford Individual 10 Control Top Tights if you prefer the look of sheer tights. Typically Wolford, there’s an exquisitelysoft finish and unrivalled comfort, as well as a discreet control top panty for some extra peace of mind.

 

Style and practicality

Depending on your job, you may feel the pressure to maintain a professional and sophisticated look. In the past, this has tended to mean plain black opaques or sheers, which let’s face it, can get a little dull, especially if you’re wearing them five days a week. If you are something of a fashionista, it’s entirely possible to create an office-suitable legwear look WITHOUT having to resort to your trusty black tights, and here’s how…

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

Fishnet tights are a fantastic way to add a little style to your work wardrobe, the pick of the pack, for me, being the Levante Micronet Tights. Ensuring you don’t give too much away, the micronet design is subtle yet sexy. Pull out a simple pencil dress and court shoes and you’re good to go! If you love the idea of micronet, but want something a little less restrictive in the warmer weather, they also come as a stay up…nobody has to know! Patterns aren’t completely off limits, either. The trick here is to keep the patterns simple and unfussy, which in my eyes calls for one thing – polkadots! The Oroblu Adelle Tights are a brilliant choice, with an array of symmetrical dots against a 20 denier backdrop. Keep the rest of your outfit fairly plain so as to let your legwear do all of the talking. Last but not least, why not add a little texture to your look with the Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights? Coming with vertical leg-lengthening stripes, they’re affordable, stylish and professional!

Until next time…

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MyTights In The Guardian: The Rise of Sheer Tights

 

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights

Whilst we may still be shivering into our onesies and hot water bottles, the turn of the New Year means that it’s time to start considering our spring/summer wardrobes. And in the world of hosiery that means one thing… sheer tights! Here at MyTights, we love the elegant look that sheers can offer, giving your pins a subtle look and some coverage when you’re not feeling brave enough to expose a bare leg! And we’re not alone, with the likes of Kate Middleton, Alexa Chung and Rihanna all being advocates of the movement. Well, if it’s good enough for them…

Last week, The Guardian even featured the trend on their fashion blog, calling on the expertise of none other than MyTights founder, Laura Godsal, who revealed that sales of sheers are up by 13% this winter already. She added that ‘Whereas sheers and semi-sheers in recent years have been unfashionable, now you walk down the street and see women of all ages wearing them, with black being the hot favourite.’ With this in mind, we thought it would be a great idea to compile a selection of our favourite sheer tights, so all our lovely customers can find a look that’s perfect for them!

 

The budget friendly – you simply can’t go wrong with the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights, amongst our bestsellers and coming with a glamorous shiny finish and choice of shades. Or opt for the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights if a matte look is more your thing…

Levante Class Control Tights

Levante Class Control Tights

A touch of luxury – with a chic 20 denier finish but robust 40 denier strength, the Wolford Neon 40 Tights are a real splash of quality for your hosiery drawer. If you’re after something extra special, look no further than the Falke Sensation Seamless 20 Tights, made without seams for a truly exquisite look and unrivalled comfort!

Match your skin tone perfectly – Available in 9 classic skin shades, the Falke Shelina Tights have an 8 denier appearance and slight sheen finish – a must-have for your hosiery capsule collection!

A helping hand – working to flatten your tummy, tame your thighs and lift your derriere, the Spanx In Power Line Super High Shaping Sheers come with an attached pair of classic sheer tights! Not bad, huh? Or for something a little more affordable, stock up on the Levante Class Control Tights – a real wardrobe staple! Want to read more about the rise in sheers?

Click here to see the full article, as featured in The Guardian!

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Laura’s Choice: Best Stocking Fillers!

Christmas shopping. Every year we promise ourselves that we’re going to start early and have it wrapped to perfection and stored away by mid-October. And yet every year the same thing happens; life gets in the way and before we know it, it’s a week before Christmas and we’re scrambling around the shops desperately trying to get it all done before the 25th. We never learn! If this sounds like you, fret not – there’s still a fair few shopping days to go before the big day, and with MyTights guaranteeing Christmas delivery should you select the Special Delivery option before 5pm on December 23rd, I thought it would be a great idea to compile my list of the very best stocking fillers on offer!

 

Falke Bedsocks

Falke Bedsocks

For me, stocking fillers should be small in stature yet huge in style. Most importantly, they shouldn’t break the bank, and great news – we have a fabulous range of inexpensive gift ideas that could soon find themselves in your doorway. If you’re in a real quandary about what to buy a loved one, you simply can’t go wrong with the Charnos Cosy Feather Socks. With forecasters projecting that wintry weather is set to hit, these sumptuously soft socks have a textured feel akin to feathers for instant warmth and snugness. Everyone craves toasty feet, so they really are a risk-free option, and even better, they’re available in 5 colours so you’re bound to find a shade that’s suitable. Perfect for mothers, girlfriends and daughters alike, another brilliant choice would be the Falke Bedsocks. While you may be slaughtered for making getting out of bed in the mornings even harder, she’ll love the instant warming effect and super-soft texture of these fluffy socks. Made with ethically sourced angora for an added hit of luxury! Sticking with the winter warmers for the moment, the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights have a cosy fleece lining that really does keep the cold out. The beauty of these is that they have the feel of thermal tights but the look of standard opaques, so nobody has to know. Once described as the ‘best thing to happen to winter since hot chocolate’, they’re also available in a footless version if that’s more up her street.

Pamela Mann Paris Skyline Tights

Pamela Mann Paris Skyline Tights

If the lady in your life is something of a budding fashionista, she’ll love the Pamela Mann Paris Skyline Tights, with their mock suspender design and the pièce de résistance (well, when in Paris), a Parisian skyline motif taking pride of place in the sheer section. Widely regarded as the most romantic city in the world, you’re bound to be in her good books if you opt for these! Capable of adding an undiscovered dimension to a wardrobe favourite, another option are the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights, which are available in a rainbow of colours (17 to be precise). Updating her look in an instant, she’ll gain even coverage and a pop of colour for just £6 a pair. Recently featured in the Daily Mail, the Charnos Heart Net Tights have an intricate heart net design, providing the perfect base to a classic LBD and allowing for a subtle hint of leg to shine through. Equally as great for the daytime as they are for a special evening event! If she’s partial to a spot of luxury, only Wolford will suffice. Perfect for those who aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd, the Wolford Leonie Tights have a charming polkadot pattern, starting at the mid thigh and increasing in size as they descend down the leg for a stunning visual effect. Any advocate of patterned tights like these will know all too well the struggle it can be to source a particular pair in the mornings. So why not score double brownie points and also treat her to the fantastic Stoxbox? Simply insert the box into the leg of the tights, wrap the rest inside the hollow back and, well, that’s it… a beautifully presented hosiery drawer awaits!

Moving onto your male counterparts, the best way to put a smile on their face, in my opinion, is with Happy Socks. The ever popular Swedish brand are famed for their wacky design, a perfect example being the Happy Socks Men’s Dot Socks, which have a symmetrical polkadot print and combed cotton composition. He may not say it, but he’ll be eternally grateful once he realises how toasty his feet will be, not to mention stylish. Another way for him to earn his fashion stripes (if you pardon the pun) are with the Happy Socks Men’s Stripe Socks, which have a gorgeous nautical design and contrast heel and toe. Great for everyday use, we guarantee he’ll be showing off to all his mates! If you don’t fancy battling with the wrapping paper this year, a convenient (not to mention incredibly stylish) choice would be to opt for the Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box – Multi! Featuring four pairs of wonderful men’s socks in an attractive gift box, he’ll be grinning from ear to ear and gain a revamped sock drawer to boot. Or kill two birds with one stone and treat him to the Happy Socks Men’s Briefs and Socks Gift Box, instead, featuring both a classic boxer brief and mid-calf socks amongst a multitude of spots,

Country Kids Sparkly Tights

Country Kids Sparkly Tights

Not forgetting the little ones, she’ll adore the Country Kids Sparkly Tights, covered in a glitter fleck that will be the envy of the entire playground. While she may insist on wearing them every day, I would recommend saving them for birthday parties and special occasions for a truly adorable legwear look. If your son or daughter is a wildlife fanatic, look no further than the Happy Socks Baby & Kids Animal Socks. Real value for money, you’ll get one pair in a terrific tiger print and the other in a lovely leopard, both of which come with an 80% combed cotton content, giving you peace of mind that their tootsies will be lovely and warm! Let’s face it, they won’t want to share, so it’s probably in your best interest to get them a pack each…

May I take this opportunity to wish all our lovely customers a fantastic Christmas period, and we hope to see you all again in 2015.

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Christmas Gift Guide

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… 12 pairs of sheers, 11 pairs of bedsocks, 10 thermal tights – I think you get the drift, it’s officially Christmas! While we can look all look forward to some time off work and a mince pie or five, the festive period does also mean the dreaded Christmas shopping rears its ugly head. It’s not always easy to know what to buy for your loved ones, and let’s face it, there’s nothing remotely enjoyable about wading through thousands of bargain-hunting shoppers on a freezing cold high street, is there? With this in mind, I’ve compiled my list of top gifts for the Christmas season. So whether you’re looking for inexpensive stocking fillers or something to really spoil your nearest and dearest, you’ll find some inspiration here…

Stocking fillers – budget-friendly

Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Thermal Opaque Tights

Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Thermal Opaque Tights

For gifts under £10 to fill up stockings or as an inexpensive treat for your Secret Santa, my absolute favourites are the Pretty Polly 200D Opaque Tights. Consistently amongst our bestsellers, these black opaque tights are lined with a cosy brushed fleece, ensuring your legs remain toasty in even the chilliest of weather, all the while helping you on your way to a classic legwear look that will work for almost any occasion. What’s more, at just £9.95 a pair, you’ll have change left over to get a pair for every lady in your life – girlfriends, mums, daughters, they’ll all love them! Perfect for the festivities, another great choice is the Pamela Mann Fairisle Printed Tights, complete with a Christmas inspired fairisle print for a chic alternative to winter-warming opaques. And with a new pair of fashion tights in their collection, your loved ones simply can’t go without the ingenious Stoxbox, solving that age old problem of rummaging through your hosiery drawer for a particular pair of patterned tights at 6:30am. All you need to do is insert the box into the leg of your tights and wrap the tights into the hollow back, leaving you with a efficiently presented hosiery drawer and time to have a cup of tea!

Gifts for her

Now, I don’t usually get so excited about a new product, but I’m a huge fan of the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights, so much so that I’ve ordered a pair for all of my girlfriends! Chic, versatile and snug as a bug, these 80 denier tights are made with soft plush loops, conserving heat and proving the ideal antidote to January temperatures.  All the warmth of thermal tights with none of the bulk, they’re also available in 7 on-trend colours, so there really is a pair to suit every personality and style. If you’re in the market for something luxurious to truly spoil the ladies in your life, you simply can’t go wrong with anything from Wolford. The pick of the bunch for me are the Wolford Velvet de Luxe 66, which have an opulent velvety texture and a superior fit; the kind of tights you just have to try to appreciate how special they really are. Or if she’s partial to a little bit of sparkle, treat her to the Trasparenze Vlinder Tights, which have a subtle glittery fleck that’s great for jazzing up a wardrobe classic. Thinking ahead, they’re also perfect for New Year’s Eve parties!

Ideal for mums, and making getting out of bed even more difficult, the Falke Bedsocks are made from ethically sourced Angora for a sumptuously soft feel and an instant warming effect. Similarly snug, the Pantharella Tabitha Anklet has been designed with hand linked seams and using top quality cashmere for incredibly toasty feet. Even better, you’re also able to choose from 8 stylish colours, all of which benefit from a chic ribbed design, so it really is the perfect marriage between style and functionality. Carrying on with the winter warming theme, and brilliant for lounging around the house watching Christmas movies, the Falke Cuddle Pads make for a fantastic gift, with their virgin wool blend, anti-slip sole and stylish presentation box complete with mock bow detail. Everybody loves a comforting slipper sock, don’t they?

If you’re really in a conundrum as to what to buy somebody, play it safe and opt for one of our wonderful Happy Socks gift boxes. A guaranteed hit, they also arrive in a beautiful presentation box, saving you the job of wrapping and adding to the wacky theme! My personal favourite is the Happy Socks Women’s Socks Gift Box, featuring four pairs of fantastically fun and comfortable mid-calf socks and a multitude of on-trend patterns. It’s also great value for money at just £20, so

Falke airport socks

Falke airport socks

it’s the ideal way to put you in the good books without breaking the bank!

Gifts for him

Good news if you’re a fan of the Happy Socks Women’s Socks Gift Box – it’s also available for men, and men can never have enough socks, right?! Speaking of socks, you won’t find any brimming with as much quality as the Falke Airport Short Men’s Sock, made from 60% wool for a classic legwear look. They’re also available in ten colours – why not buy a few so they have a pair for every occasion? Or for something a little different, the Happy Socks Men’s Boxers and Socks Gift Box features both a pair of polkadot combed cotton socks and matching boxer shorts should you want to treat him to something a little more versatile.

There we have it – Christmas shopping made easy.  All without leaving the comfort of your front room.

If you’re still stuck for idea, be sure to check out our entire range of Christmas gifts before you leave.

Until next time…

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Oh Miley! How To Recreate Mileys Unorthodox Legwear Look

Queen of controversy, global pop sensation Miley Cyrus sure knows how to get people talking, doesn’t she? And it appears that any publicity is good publicity, as recent week have seen the Wrecking Ball singer taking the internet by storm with her new advert for Italian hosiery brand Golden Lady. Wearing next-to-nothing, the 21 year old danced to her new single Get It Right alongside a giant stuffed teddy bear (we don’t understand the link, either!), looking as if she was having a fabulous time in her pink sheer tights. However, as fans of Miley have come to expect, it’s never that straightforward, with the star then proceeding to rip the teddy bear into shreds, before a series of legwear changes and more, quite frankly odd, frolicking. Despite the strange concept, our eyes were of course drawn to her tights, and plenty of tights there were, with candy pink sheers, black sheers, and bright red opaques all taking centre stage!5th dec miley light pink

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If you want to recreate Miley’s legwear look, a great starting point are the Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights. As well as being available in vibrant fuschia, these 15 denier tights also come in 18 other shades – every colour of the rainbow! Or for a softer pink, the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights have a candy pink option, which is great when you want something a little more understated, yet retaining a flirty edge.

5th dec miley redA real capsule piece, every woman should own a pair of classic black sheers. Timeless and elegant, they’re a permanent fixture on the catwalk, and a firm favourite amongst numerous of our style crushes, namely Kate Middleton! While Miley’s look admittedly isn’t as polished as Kate’s, there’s no denying her black sheers looked great. To channel this look without breaking the bank, we love the Pretty Polly Nylons, with their 10 denier leg and super shiny finish – perfect for a glamorous evening look! Or if you want something a little more luxurious, opt for refined quality of the Wolford Individual 10 Tights – the epitome of elegance.

Last but not least, we loved Miley’s red opaque look. Coloured hosiery is a great way to jazz up a tired wardrobe favourite, and good news – MyTights has a fantastic selection of red tights to choose from. The pick of the bunch are the Falke Cotton Touch Tights, which are lined with cotton for super-snug pins. Or for something a little more affordable, head to everyday favourites Pamela Mann!

Hats off to you Miley!

 

 

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Pretty in Polkadots: How You Can Recreate Anne Hathaways Legwear Look

3rd dec anneLes Miserables star Anne Hathaway seems to have an endless supply of unfeasibly chic outfits in her repertoire, doesn’t she? The nicest lady in Hollywood, and all round style icon, this week stepped out in a fabulously chic outfit, on a rare break from her week of non-stop press for latest film Interstellar. Teaming her V-neck blouse with statement jewellery and a velvet mini, the real star of the show was undoubtedly her legwear; an elegant pair of sheer polkadot tights, which have been causing quite the stir in MyTights HQ.

Polkadot tights are a super-cute and playful alternative to standard hosiery when you want to add some interest to an otherwise plain outfit.  A key fixture on the catwalks in recent years, polkadot tights can work seamlessly from day to play, and have adorned the legs of countless celebrities in recent years. Not wanting to name drop, you’ll be in the sartorial company of the likes of Alexa Chung, Cheryl Fernandes-Versini and Diane Kruger. Not bad, huh? The good news is that there really is something for everyone, so regardless of your style, occasion or budget, you’re bound to find the perfect pair for you!

If you want to add some personality to your work wardrobe, the Oroblu Adelle Tights are a great choice, with their pretty polkadots and reinforced toe, making them the ideal legwear for everyday use.

wolford alyssia

wolford alyssia

For the colder weather, look no further than the Wolford Alyssia Tights, which feature an array of tiny holes to show off a subtle glimpse of skin. What’s more, with their 40 denier finish, they’ll also ensure your legs are protected from the winter chill!

Ideal for a lunch with the girls, we love the Wolford Rice Dot Tights, with their multitude of raised dots and textured appearance. Giving your pins a high-end look, team with a cute day dress and heeled ankle boots for maximum impact. Or if you’re looking for spotty hosiery for a day’s retail therapy, look no further than the Pretty Polly Spot Opaque Tights. A real winter warmer with their 100 denier finish, these grey tights have a black polkadot pattern running throughout – opt for black denim shorts and a chunky knit and voila…a perfect polkadot look for the winter!

Polkadots can form part of your evening ensemble too. For something super glam, we recommend the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights, which are covered in tiny embellished spots for a stand out look – crying out to be worn to a special occasion!

Delightfully dotty fashion for all! Check out our entire range of polkadot inspired hosiery before you go!

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