Countdown to Christmas

There are only 7 days until Christmas! Do you have your outfit? No need to panic, MyTights has you covered!

 

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Want to spend Christmas morning looking like a fashionista? DKNY Fleece Pyjamas Box Set are perfect for Christmas morning while opening presents. Available in four different patterns, there is something for every style. Celebrate Christmas morning in style!

 

 

Looking for an elegant accessory for your Christmas Eve celebration? Jonathan Aston Luminosity Tights are essential for a classy, stylish outfit. Elegance is essential for Christmas and these tights are the perfect fit.

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If you have been searching for funky tights to wear this Christmas, look no further because Pamela Mann Christmas Tights are essential for standing out from the crowd this Christmas. An adorable print that can’t be missed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep your feet cosy 10209-Happy-Socks-Men's-Animal-Mix-Gift-Boxand warm despite the winter cold! Happy Socks Women’s Animal  Mix Gift Box is the perfect mix of four pairs of funky and fashionable socks. These socks are fun, festive, and fabulous!

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Tay in Tights

Whether you are 12 or 25, male or female, you probably like Taylor Swift and if not, at least find her songs catchy. Whether you follow Taylor’s every move on Instagram and know everything about her cats or if the last Taylor song you have heard is “Teardrops on My Guitar”, you still know that Taylor is a fashion icon. Little girls strive to be the woman she is and young women pick up on her fashion trends. Here at MyTights, we absolutely love it when Taylor is spotted wearing tights! Here are some of our favourite Taylor in tights moments.

 

taylor swift colourTaylor is spotted here looking stunning in this colour block outfit. Taylor shows that coloured tights look fabulous and can make any outfit pop. From work to play, coloured tights are perfect for adding a bit of fun! Our favourite coloured tights are Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights. Coming in 22 colours, there is something for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun, flirty, and fresh! Polka dots are the perfect pattern for Taylor. All eyes are on Taylor as she keeps warm and looks elegant in the winter’s cold. This winter, get Taylor’s look with the perfect pair of polka dot tights. Our top pick for polka dot tights are Wolford Dolly Dots Tights. These tights will be the staple of your trendy winter wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taylor looks amazing and like she is ready to hit the town in her beautiful sheer knit tights. Sheer knit tights are perfect for a Christmas party or for a big night out. Charnos Heart Net Tights have more of a pattern than Taylor’s, but they are equally as adorable!

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Perfect Gifts for Stylish Kids

 

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Young fashionistas, such as North West and Harper Beckham have been spotted looking fabulous in tights. Children can be difficult to shop for and MyTights is here to help! With a wide range of children’s styles , we are here to help make this Christmas the best one yet! Enjoy 15% off everything now until midnight on Sunday! Here are our top gifts and holiday wear for children.

10211-Happy-Socks-Kids-Socks-Mix-Gift-Box-2Happy Socks Kids Socks Mix Gift Box is the perfect stocking filler! Filled with colour, funky patterns, and comfort, these socks are perfect for a son or daughter. Six pairs of Happy Socks  make a practical, fun gift for the smallest of feet!

Country Kids Warmer Cotton Children’s Tights come in 19 different colours. From black to red, these tights will complete any Christmas outfit. Ranging in size from 0-6 months to 9-11 years, these tights will fit newborns to preteens. A perfect stocking filler will make any little girl who wears these tights a rising fashion icon! Celebrate the season in style.Country Kids Cotton Tights colour chart

 

Pex Starry Children’s Tights are warm, cosy, and fashionable for the winter season. Let  her shine like the star that she is! The bright colours are perfect for any little girls who loves pink,glitter, and fun. Little fashionistas these are for you!

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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

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    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
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    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
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    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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Q&A Session with Hosiery For Men!

We caught up with popular male hosiery blog ‘Hosiery For Men’ to get his thoughts on the world of male hosiery!

Why did you start wearing tights?

I first wore tights when I was asked to wear them for a school Shakespeare production when I was 14. I recall that they were opaque and dark green. I was amazed at how comfortable they were and unlike any clothing that I had worn previously.

I did feel that this was probably I should keep to myself at that stage, as I grew up at a time when if any boys were ‘different’ in any way at school they might be bullied..

But from that time on I became interested in wearing them more. I didn’t get that many opportunities when I was younger, but later on I started to buy pairs from myself. I experimented with different brands and styles (sheer, opaque, support etc) until I found what I liked.

It did feel somewhat lonely at first as in those days there were not many men wearing tights openly or admitting that they liked wearing them. Of course men wearing tights were visible in obvious places like theatre and dance, but not as a practical, every day item of clothing.

I think the breakthrough for me was in the early 1990s, when the upmarket tights brand Wolford made and marketed a style of black opaque tights for men. They called them ‘waist socks’, rather than tights (probably for marketing reasons). They got quite a lot of media coverage at the time and I actually remember going to the Wolford flagship store in Bond Street and trying to buy them but they didn’t yet have them in stock. I wish I had gone back as those tights are a very rare collector’s item now!

But with the internet, I have found that there were very large numbers of guys that were wearing tights and almost all the leading tights retailers, such as My Tights, were starting to cater for them.

 

Did it affect your confidence when you first started to wear them out?

Well, at first I was quite wary of sharing this preference with anyone, for fear of stigma etc. But actually those demons are just in one’s own head really. I have always worn them under trousers, and wear occasionally with shorts. Although I know there are some men who are very open about wearing them with shorts and this is also a look that many leading fashion designers have been developing.

I used to be worried that someone would notice, so used to always wear socks over them, Now I don’t bother if anybody notices whether I am wearing opaque tights or sheers.

I feel very confident wearing them now and in cold weather the feeling is wonderful. They seem to have this ability to warm the whole body.

 

What issues do you have when choosing tights for yourself, such as sizing, fit etc?

I have learned a great deal from buying different brands and styles, and also from testing the samples that I am sent for the Hosiery For Men blog that I write. Good quality sizing information is essential for men buying tights for themselves. We tend to be taller and of course have a different anatomy, particularly in certain areas! In general I look for tights that are available in a wider range of sizes and avoid one-size sizing as that almost always doesn’t work out well. I look for sizing that caters for 5’10″ and taller. Another key factor is whether the brief/panty has good depth – low-rise waists are not good for most men. They need tights that can comfortably stretch above the waist. Not all women’s brands do that. Plus size ranges often have good potential.

I particularly look for quality fabric and tights that are going to wear well and not ladder very easily, probably because we expect more wear from them, and we may not always handle them as carefully as women.

I also look at the Lycra/Elastane content in the fabric as that is a key factor in getting a good fit.

 

What styles and brands do you like?

I prefer the better quality and slightly more expensive brands. Basically when it comes to buying hosiery, you do get what you pay for. My preferences include Falke, Wolford, Aristoc and Cette. You pay a bit more for some of these brands but it’s worth it for the quality and how much wear you get from the tights.

Falke, in particular, are really superb. Every product they bring out seems to have been carefully designed and developed. The range of sizing is excellent and the XL sizes always fit me perfectly. They use premium yarns and their tights always make your legs feel amazing. I love their Pure Matt 100 tights in really cold weather. The Pure Matt 50 tights are also great when it is cool. The Falke Cotton Touch tights are another favourite of mine, as they are so comfortable and the fabric breathes well. The Falke Pure Matt 20 tights are a great premium sheer tight and seem to last for ever if you look after them.

Falke used to make men’s tights also. They know that their products are popular with men across Europe but I am convinced that they now design their ranges to be unisex.

 

Why are tights a good idea for guys as well as women? What advantages do they have for men?

Well tights were invented by men so they have never really not been a good idea for us. Firstly they are practical for keeping your legs warm and healthy. Secondly they can provide support for the legs and circulation for men who work outside or who work standing up for long periods. Tights are very beneficial for men with leg cramps or circulation problems. Finally, they simply feel great. I can’t see why only women should be able to enjoy the benefits of wearing tights.

 

How do you like to style your tights?

I like opaque tights more than anything in dark colours such as black, brown and blue. I don’t really have a style as such as I wear them under trousers and jeans. But I do try and match the shade with the shoes or boots, and trousers I am wearing. I quite like argyle, ribbed and diamond styles as well. Thick black opaque tights look just like socks unless they have a shine to them.

I also like sheer and semi-sheer tights when it’s not very cold. They feel great under trousers, especially if they have a slight sheen to them.

 

What have been your experiences when buying tights for yourself?

My experiences, to be honest, have only been positive. A couple of times, sales assistants have assumed that I was buying the tights for someone else until I told them they were for me! Occasionally that has been met with surprise, but usually people have been really professional and helpful. I think that is because it is less unusual than people might think. One of the best experiences I had was in Harrods in London, who have an extensive range of Falke hosiery. The assistant talked me through the range and based her recommendations on her expertise and experience. That was the first time I tried the Falke Pure Matt 100 tights.

Of course, it is easy to but tights online now. My Tights, for example, has a huge range of brands and styles to choose from. This makes it so much easier to choose what you need. The selection is much more extensive than any high street store can offer.

To me it’s been such a positive development that there is such a great selection of tights available online now. There always seem to be new styles and brands to try. From a quality perspective, tights now are the best they have ever been. With modern technology and great fabrics, it is much easier for men to find great quality tights with good fit. My advice is to go for quality brands and you won’t be disappointed.

Shop our tights for men before you leave!

 

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Grunge glam: Leather Look Leggings

 

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The all black look has always been a favourite of ours – after all, you can never have enough black clothing, right?  Let’s be honest, black is the easiest colour to match with.  Just take a look at the Australian model Megan Gale as she makes the Sydney Airport her own personal runway.  Gale is seen showing off her long model legs in a pair of stunning black leather leggings.  Her look is completed by adding just a touch of colour with her bright pink lipstick. Want to walk down your own personal runway? Make it possible with our leather or black hosiery products!

For an affordable leather, rock chick look, check out Pamela Mann’s Leather Look Leggings.  Perfect for a grunge glam feel, these faux leather footless wonders go perfectly with any length blazer for a chic evening look, or you could dress down in the day with a chunky jumper dress.

spanxAlternatively, if you are looking for a product that ensures quality in every penny you spend, take a look at the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings.  These leggings grab the fashion kudos while eliminating body insecurities thanks to inbuilt shaping control, smoothing over the most common problem areas.  Worth every penny in our eyes!

Looking for something chic but not leather? The Wolford Satin Touch Tights are Wolford’s worldwide best-seller.  With their luxurious finish, they’re the perfect accessory to any autumn outfit.

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Men’s Tights – an Advice Guide!

At MyTights we get many enquires for men about wearing tights. We approached the blogger Hosiery For Men to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive, and he kindly put together this advice and guidance for our male customers!

 

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What kinds of tights are best for men?

It’s really up to you! The breadth of styles these days is better than ever.

Just like women, men’s tastes differ and individuals will have their own preferences.

However, in general men prefer opaque tights. These are thicker, warmer and more robust than sheer or semi-sheer tights. They will also generally last longer and perhaps survive the greater amount of wear than men might expect from them.

Opaque tights also tend to most popular as they provide insulation and warmth. That is one of the main reasons men wear tights; especially men working outdoors or taking part in outdoor activities.

When worn under trousers some opaque tights look just like socks, and that is perhaps an advantage for those men who might be a bit worried that someone could tell they are wearing tights.

 

How can I get tights that will fit me?

Men will generally need larger sizes that fit taller people. It is essential to pay close attention to the sizing information provided, and check the height information in particular.

Key factors for men will be the leg length and a brief that has plenty of depth. You should also look for tights that have a good percentage of Lycra/Elastane – this is a type of yarn that provides stretch and also ensure that the tights fit closely and mould themselves comfortably to your legs.

One-size tights are not usually a good option for men. Plus size ranges are however worth looking at.

In general, better quality and more expensive brands provide a better range of sizes and good quality features. I would recommend brands such as Falke and Wolford in particular as many men have provided such good feedback about their fit and quality.

 

How do I put tights on?

It goes without saying that tights are, in general, more delicate than socks. They need to be handled carefully. It is best to keep nails trimmed, and special hosiery gloves can also be useful.

If you are wearing them for the first time these are useful steps to follow:

 

1. Sit down on a chair or your bed.

2. Roll the tights down to the toe on one leg, and then pull them carefully over the toe and heel. Repeat this for the other foot.

3. Now pull up each leg – equally stretched – up to over the knees.

4. Now standing up, pull the tights up carefully and evenly up to the crotch.

5. Finally pull the tights up over the waist

 

Are there tights made specifically for men?

Yes, there are tights made for men as well as unisex tights. The range of men’s tights has expanded greatly in recent years and more manufacturers are designing and marketing men’s tights as part of their product range.

 

Is it okay for men to wear women’s tights?

Yes, of course. The quality and sizing options in many brands of women’s tights has improved greatly and many men are happy to buy tights made for women when they know the quality and fit will be right.

Many manufacturers are aware that their tights are popular with men and ensure that their sizing choices are more generous.

Don’t be put off by packaging that is aimed at women. It’s the quality of the tights that counts.

 

How should I wash my tights?

Some people wash their tights after every wear. But it’s okay to wear them a few times and then wash them if that suits.

The important thing is to wash them with care and not damage them.

The best way is to wash by hand. Take your tights, turn them inside out and soak them in a sink or bowl of lukewarm water. Add a small amount of laundry detergent; the best kind is the type made for delicates or for hand washing.

Let the tights soak for half an hour to an hour. Now rinse and rinse again with cool or cold water until there are no more suds.

Squeeze them gently to remove water. Do not wring them dry as this can damage the tights.

Hang them to dry in your shower. Don’t put them on top of a hot radiator or in the spin dryer as this can also damage the yarns in the tights.

You can also wash tights in the washing machine. If you do this you will need to place them in a special hosiery bag. Make sure also that you wash them on a delicates cycle at a low temperature.

You can find the Hosiery For men blog  here, or alternatively on Twitter!

 

 

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Work spotty tights – just like Zooey Deschanel!

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Zooey Deschanel has long been one of our favourite celebrities here at MyTights HQ. Fun, quirky and with an individual sense of style to be proud of, the actress stepped out looking gorgeous just THREE months after the birth of her daughter Elsie. Teaming a sparkly off the shoulder black dress with heels, the star of her outfit were her black spotty tights! Being the style icon that she is, it comes as no surprise that she’s jumped on board this season’s hottest legwear trend. Love her look? You might just find the perfect pair for you in our spotty collection…

Oroblu Adelle Tights

Oroblu Adelle Tights

For a classic spotty look, head to the Oroblu Adelle Tights, with their dainty polkadots and range of colours. Great in that they can bridge the gap between the office and the bar, they’re also excellent quality, so are a great buy for any budding fashionistas. If you’re after something a little more glam, the Pamela Mann Sparkly Gold Spot Tights could be for you, covered in tiny gold studs against a black sheer leg.

Mixing spots with a subtle geometric print are the Charnos Geo Spot Tights (as the name would suggest!) Ideal for creating a statement look, they come in black and nude and look great with plainer outfits. Or if you love spots but rarely wear tights, make a beeline for the Charnos Spot & Diamond Knee Highs (2pp) with one pair of dotty socks that look great worn beneath party dresses.

Nothing for you? Our full range of spotty styles can be found here…

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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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Lilo in semi-opaques!

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It’s rare that Lindsay Lohan features anywhere but the fashion hall of shame, but that all changed this week when the actress come socialite stepped out in this gorgeous autumn ensemble. Teaming heeled boots with a floral shirt dress, the 29 year old brought her look together with a pair of classic semi-opaque tights. At this time of year, semi-opaques are the perfect choice – snug enough to keep you warm, but not thick enough to leave you melting on the warmer autumn days. It’s the perfect compromise! Need to stock up? Check out the top 5 semi opaques at MyTights!

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

1. The Aristoc 30D Opaque Tights are a great everyday option, these 30 denier tights will show through a slight glimpse of skin, and are durable enough to last all season long. Value for money – check!

2. After a helping hand? Check out the Falke Leg Energiser 30D Tights, giving pins a chic autumnal look, but with strong compression to boost circulation and leave your legs feeling altogether fresher.

3.Virtually indestructible and with an elegant sheen, no hosiery capsule is complete without a pair of the Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights – choose between 7 gorgeous shades!

4. Looking to cover over imperfections? The Wolford Neon 40 Tights are perfect for you, with a high shine finish ideal for evening events, and made in 7 on trend colours. Worth every penny!

5. Smooth over your tummy and look chic in the process with the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights, using light control to gently streamline your shape.

Keep it up, Lilo!

 

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