Winter Woolies

Wool and ribbed tights – Snug and sensational this season!

Let us convince you that they are the perfect winter accessory…

Much as we love Bonfire Night for its fireworks, most of us tend to associate it with gale-force winds, damp Catherine wheels and chilblains from standing in the back garden while our dads try to light feeble Roman candles. Hardly an event that leaves you inclined to dress stylishly!

But as it fast approaches don’t give up on bonfire fashion just yet. We have a secret weapon – chilly weather calls for some seriously snug hosiery.

Before you protest that warm tights can only mean something akin to what your granny would wear, hear us out, because wool tights and ribbed hosiery have undergone some serious changes lately. In fact, they are now items that we would gladly wear on a night out, let alone to our local bonfire. They are no longer the itchy monstrosities that your mum used to send you to school in, but are instead must-have fashion items which will look fantastic with this season’s biker boots, as well as flirty dresses for a funky, folky feel.

So, what products should you buy? We have a huge range of wool and ribbed tights at from some of the biggest brands around, so here’s a quick run-through in order to help you choose…

If it’s a high-quality style in classic black you’re after, you can’t go wrong with Aristoc’s Cashmere Blend Tights. These are incredibly soft and also available in popular red wine and navy. They make a good transition for girls who are used to wearing Lycra opaques.

For those who love luxury, we have to tell you aboutFalke’s Soft Merrino Wool Tights. Actually an affordable wool and cotton mix, they look so good they could be designer – we all have them in Anthracite and adore them in Wool White too.

If you’d rather opt for a coloured matte finish, we recommend our Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights, which are barely off our legs here in the office. Their rich colours look fab with tartan and could also be the perfect accessory to go with your Christmas Day outfit this year (don’t pretend you haven’t been thinking about that already!).

Moving on to the fashion-forward ribbed trend, Falke’s Elegance Cashmere Blend Tights are super-soft and have a great wintry feel to them. They could add interest to a plain wrap dress or black skirt, creating tantalising texture. Similar alternatives include the Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Tights or Levante’s Wool Rib Tights(we’re loving these in Caramel).

A cool style, perfect for girls who like their patterned tights but now need something a little more substantial, try Aristoc’s Wool Texture Diamond Opaque Tights. Weighing in at 100-denier, they feel warm but also look really quirky. We love pairing them with jersey dresses in jewel shades for a look that would take you from day into night.

Back to Falke, we are smitten with their Soft Merrino Wool Ribbed Tights in Mosaik Blue. They are lightweight but super-thick, so you won’t feel those cold winds. Their colour is what made us fall for them though – wouldn’t they look amazing with a brown or black pinafore dress and a fitted coat?

And finally, if you want something a little different, why not try over the knee socks? We especially recommend Trasparenze again here thanks to their Dora Wool Rib style, which we can’t get enough of in Vinaccia (a wine-like burgundy).

A slightly thinner option are the Jonathan Aston Soft Diamond Over Knee Socks – perfect partners for shift dresses and heels come the party season but would go equally well with something a little warmer.

And if you’re still too cold, check out our legwarmers and layer them over your woolly tights for an extra cosy and, not to mention, outrageously on-trend look.

We hope you’ve been persuaded that wool and ribbed tights will keep you looking good as well as feeling warm this Bonfire Night and beyond – now all you’ve got to do is choose which ones to go for!

Happy shopping!


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