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HOW TO WEAR PATTERNED TIGHTS

Summer is over, and unfortunately we all have to resign ourselves to the fact that England doesn’t quite stay warm forever. But we always have an answer to everything, right?

This season shows us that we don’t need to cover up completely, as patterned tights invaded the AW14 runways.

Vivienne Westwood led the pack in the AW14 patterned tights collection, with her diverse range of tartan-check hosiery and eccentric triangle print tights. Want to upgrade your wardrobe this autumn? We have some purse-friendly options to help you stay in style without breaking the bank!

 

Tartan

So AW13 saw the return of the tartan print thanks to Karl Lagerfield, with brands such as Valentino and Gucci quickly following suit to add plaid to their collections. Immensely popular, it makes a return for 2014 and this year experiments with geometric op art checks and autumnal colours, along with the classic red print.

 

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Bold shapes

Vivienne never fails to disappoint and this year, Westwood showed us how it’s done when they paired shapes with bold block coloured suits and leather. Why not try stepping outside the box and becoming a shape shifter this autumn?

 

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Dots

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (she will always be Cole to us, too!) was recently papped wearing a pair of spotted hosiery teamed with a black and gold mini dress, giving off a cute but stylish look. The spotty trend is back in, and with the sheen of the tights makes it so easy to dress them up or down whatever the occasion. If you wear a pair of skin coloured opaques underneath these styles, you’ll be sure to stay warm during the winter months, too!

 

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Moulin Rouge

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Feeling flirty?

Try heart shaped:

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MARIO TESTINO FOR WOLFORD

Mario Testino – one of the most influential and leading photographers of our time, and even if you aren’t too familiar with the name you would’ve seen his portraits on front pages of high end magazines including Vogue and Vanity Fair (he was the man behind the camera when shooting what was said to be Princess Diana’s last major portrait session in 1997, 12 weeks before her death). So, who better to strengthen the emotional presence of the luxury  Wolford brand than Testino himself?!

The brand have turned up the heat this July with a sneak peek revealed of their new campaign, featuring model Caroline Winberg oozing sex appeal in stylish but provocative black and white photographs. The way Testino collaborates the product and the personality within these pictures creates an original and motivating theme for the refocus of Wolford.

So if one of the world’s most famous fashion photographers (whose persistence in shooting Gisele is credited to be an elevation to her high status today) is shooting exclusive hosiery and bodysuits which reflect the modern woman- why wouldn’t you want to join in and give yourself some instant glamour in the sensual hosiery?!

Here’s the exclusive selection Testino was papping this season and our recommendations on where to wear them in AW14…

 

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For fighting the freeze…

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For ‘all in a day’s work’…

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Avril’s Suspender Tights

Fashion-rebel Avril Lavigne donned a daring ensemble in her performance in Southern California over the weekend. Pictures show her pairing black suspender tights with mini black pleather, shorts and a rock-music emblazoned tank.  Her look matched her rock-inspired set list with just enough of a girly touch, reminding us that she is not the young sk8er girl she used to be – but rather an older and sexier version of one.

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Avril isn’t the only celeb wearing the suspender tights trend.  Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez have all been spotted wearing the sexy legwear with their own outfit choices.  While their styles were more fit for daily wear, Avril’s should be saved strictly for performing.  Her barely-there shorts paired with suspender tights give off a slightly raunchy look, one we recommend not copying for tea with your grandmother.  However, it does give off a rebellious vibe we love for clubbing.

While this trend is not for the faint hearted, we’ve done the work for you and chic-ified it so you can wear it to work and around town.

Suspender tights are sexy enough so the rest of your outfit should be a little more conservative.  We love to pair our Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights with a medium length skirt and jumper for a more covered up, cosy look.  For more of a relaxed look, black shorts with a plaid flannel or tucked-in blouse will make you look stylish yet covered-up.  Add a light parka over a simple dress to add an army-inspired edge to your sexy ensemble.

To add femininity to your outfit, we suggest wearing tights with a patterned suspender.  Try the Pamela Mann Large Overknee Heart Tights to soften your look.  Pair these with a simple dress and flats, and your outfit will be flirty while still maintaining the right amount of sexy.  If you’re feeling especially bold, you can try our Hello Kitty for PP Mick Suspender HK Tights for a young, playful look.

Thanks for the inspiration Avril; while we wouldn’t wear this outfit to our job, we love what you’ve done with this trend.  Leave a comment below telling us how you style your suspender tights.  

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Lily Allen Wears Spanx… And Nothing Else!

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Do we really know what goes on behind the scenes in the celebs’ dressing rooms? Well recently the popstar Lily Allen gave us an insight when she took an Instagram video of herself singing and dancing along to Drake’s Started From The Bottom in just a pair of Spanx shape wear with the caption: “cool mum”.

Steal the Air Balloon hitmaker’s style by wearing the Spanx In Power Line Super Higher Power but this time with a sequinned ombré style dress. This clever shapewear irons out any lumps and bumps and leaves you with a stunning silhouette thanks to their tummy control panels and overall strong control. The addition of ultra-flat seams means that these shaping shorts are ideal for special occasions like weddings or nights out where you want to wear a figure-hugging dress.

Clearly a big fan of Spanx, we wonder whether Lily wore the Spanx Power Mama when she was pregnant with her three children. These ingenious shaping shorts provide support for the mum-to-be’s back while trimming the silhouette. Maternity wear just got luxe. 

Many other celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Emma Watson have been snapped in their Spanx, admittedly they’re normally worn under clothing and spotted by mistake. If you want a pair of shaping shorts that you would almost be happy to reveal, choose the Pretty Polly Lace Shaper Short. Featuring medium control running from the bottom of the mid-thigh to the bra-line, their scalloped edging and floral lace design look absolutely gorgeous while their purse-friendly price won’t stretch the budget.

For more inspiration, look at our range of shapewear for a celeb tastic look in seconds.

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Could Shapewear Be The Secret Behind Pippa’s Perfect Behind?

booster-shortMillions of people were watching the Royal Wedding three years ago when Katherine Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge, so naturally the eyes of the world were also on Pippa Middleton and of course her behind as she aided her sister up the aisle.

It’s understandable that Pippa would want to look her best and might opt for some shaping shorts to make sure she looked fit for the occasion, or at least that’s what the French TV presenter Stephane Bern has been saying. During his chat show Mr Bern stated that it was his theory that Mademoiselle Middleton had worn some shapewear to achieve curvier assets.

The sheer absence of VPL (visible panty line) as well as a toned appearance certainly does suggest that she was wearing control wear, but which product?

Pippa could have been wearing the Spanx Slimpicity Booty Booster Shorts with their removable pads designed to give you a peachy behind. The strong control flattens tummies, hips and thighs – just the thing for a figure-hugging white silk dress. Their smooth fabric is laser-cut making them feel like a second skin. Being removable, the so-called “butt-lets” can be taken out whenever they’re not needed- leaving you with a normal pair of shaping shorts.

Want a lifted behind at a purse-friendly price? Then take a look at the Ambra Killer Figure Bum Lifting Shorts featuring clever ‘pockets’ of fabric that shape and lift bottoms for that perfect rear. Their medium strength control also smooths hips, thighs and tummies, giving you a gym bunny look in an instant.

Of course, unless Pippa confirms or denies the rumours we will never know the truth… but at least we can be safe in the knowledge that a gorgeous behind can be achieved in next to no time without a squat or cross trainer in sight!

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Zooey Deschanel Spotted Wearing Polka Dot Tights

'New Girl' Season 3 Finale Screening, Los Angeles, America - 08 May 2014Get some star style and perk up that monochrome look with a pair of polka dot tights.

America’s favourite girl next door looked fabulous at the Season Three Finale Screening for the FOX comedy New Girl, in which Zooey Deschanel has the starring role. With black stilettos contrasting with her white cotton sundress from Topshop, Miss Deschanel wore spotty tights. A fun alternative to sheer tights, these subtle spots are the perfect transition between her white dress and black shoes, and add a touch of fun to her chic ensemble.

Steal Zooey’s look and get the Oroblu Adele Tights with their small raised spots packed close together for a sophisticated look. Extremely soft against your skin, these 20 denier polka dot tights have a sublime matte finish so you can dress them up or down depending on your outfit. Just team these spotty tights with a white A-line dress and black platform pumps.

If you like that small spot look but want to add some colour, then we thoroughly recommend the Wolford Rice Dot Tights, made in a lighter 15 denier and available in nude with tiny raised purple dots. Made from the very finest of yarns, these luxury fashion tights have a sandal toe so you can wear them with any footwear you desire, even peep toe shoes!

For a more purse-friendly option, there is the budget busting Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights in 20 denier, with their dainty dots available in a number of different shades including navy.

A classic look: this latest celeb spot proves that dots will never go out of fashion.

 

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Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kylie Love Wolford

Rihanna in Wolford Colorado BodyWouldn’t we all like to add a little celeb magic to our day? You’ll be happy to discover that it really is as easy as buying a Wolford tights or body. Celebs are being snapped in Wolford on a daily basis and so we want to share with you some of our favourites.

Rihanna

Snapped in Paris, RiRi looked fabulous in the Wolford Colorado String Body in white, teamed with matching sun glasses, a quilted leather jacket, jeans and flats. Featuring a roll neck and string brief, as well as sumptuously soft nylon/cotton mix, the Wolford Colorado String Body is a seamless short-cut to 5 star glamour. To emulate this wearable look just team this luxurious Wolford body with distressed jeans turned up at the cuffs and a black leather jacket.

Lady Gaga

It’s official: Lady Gaga hearts Wolford. Walking around New York, the Queen of Pop wore the Wolford Lisbon Body along with gold and black patterned trousers, sunnies, head scarf and patent jazz shoes. This body features an elegant scoop neck making it a winner when worn with a big Hollywood sunglasses and patterned trousers just like Gaga.

Kylie

Yet another celeb style to choose from, this time it’s Kylie Minogue who combined the Twenties Tights with the Wolford Berlin body and some pillar-box red stilettos. The Kiss Me Once singer was filming her video for Sexercise and of course the ultra chic luxury brand Wolford came straight to mind. Perfect for a sultry yet subtle alternative to nude sheer tights, the Twenties tights are micronet tights that are also completely seamless banishing VPLs and enhancing levels of comfort. To steal Kylie’s style, simply combine these tights and body with a pair of killer red sky-high heels and cute skater skirt and you’re set to go.

It’s no wonder that all the celebs can’t get Wolford out of their heads with all the gorgeous hosiery and bodies on offer, and having had a sneak peek at the exciting new ranges, we’re sure that Wolford is going to continue being a firm A-lister favourite.

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Hayden Panettiere Spotted Wearing Very Shiny Tights

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Watching her fiancé fight in a Heavy Weight Boxing Match, the American actress Hayden Panettiere was snapped rocking some very shiny tights along with a small rose patterned shirt, tiny black bag, large red rose patterned shorts and strappy high heels. This matchy-matchy style was broken up with a slim black belt.

The Nashville star shows perfectly how to get that old-school Hollywood glamour in these very shiny sheer tights, with her striking red lipstick matching her floral ensemble.

To steal her style, find some floral shorts and patterned shirt, then turn the shine factor up to the max with some gorgeous shiny tights. Miss Panettiere chose a shade one shade darker than her skin tone for an instant healthy glow, so make like her and nab yourself an instant sunkissed sheen.

Which shiny tights should you go for?  Well, the Oroblu Magie 20 Tights are extremely soft and pack an extremely shiny finish making them perfect for nights out – and are also available in a plus size version.

If you’re off to a special event, you’ll want to look your best when you know that there will be cameras around, and you can sculpt and shape your figure with a little help from the Levante Class Control Tights. These 12 denier sheer tights are extremely glossy and contain a subtle medium control brief so you can achieve a stunning silhouette in seconds.

If your budget is tight this month, then take a look at the purse-friendly Pretty Polly Italia 10D Gloss Tights in a lighter 10 denier – super shiny and a complete steal!

You are guaranteed to look a knock out in these sultry sheers – so make like Hayden and get a polished leg look that will dazzle everyone you come into contact with.

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Juliette Lewis Snapped Wearing Red Opaque Tights

Red Opaque TightsIt definitely isn’t easy to stand out in a room full of A-listers, but Juliette Lewis managed it when she went for a full-on red style with red tights. On her way to the Petty Fest in the El Rey Theatre, LA, to perform with her (recently reunited) band Juliette And The Licks, Miss Lewis looked a vision in crimson.

While the other attendees choose to keep their looks more low-key, the Natural Born Killers star refused to fade to grey and instead teamed gold hooped earring with a red symmetrical patterned dress and red tights along with a navy coat and black skull-patterned bag. Awash with bright colour and contrasting patterns, this isn’t a look for everyone but Juliette Lewis managed to pull it off thanks to her simple makeup and hair style.

Looking to copy the singer/actress’ style? Pick a patterned dress with a red background and match with crimson boots and, of course, a fabulous pair of red opaque tights. To achieve that same flattering slight sheen finish, pick up a pair of the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights in the Flo Red shade. These coloured opaque tights feature a smart 3D elastane fibre that ensures an even coverage at a purse-friendly price. If you’re also on your way to an evening event and the weather is feeling chilly then we suggest opting for a higher denier such as the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights or the Pamela Mann 120 Denier Tights if you’re planning on tackling arctic conditions!

Fancy trying out a bright shade for the first time? If you want to give your ensemble a splash of scarlet without going matchy matchy we recommend wearing the Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights in 15 denier available in a red shade. Wear them with your favourite LBD and black stilettos for a striking update on a classic look.

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Legally Blonde Star Gets All Spanxed Up

spanxAmanda Holden might have ditched them, but there’s no amount of yoga or dieting that could make us say goodbye to our Spanx shapewear.  It seems she’s in the minority, though, as every day we hear another celeb gushing about the miraculous properties of the slimming shapewear.  Our favourite Hollywood girl-next-door, Legally Blonde start Reese Witherspoon, was getting in on the action at the weekend when she flashed her control pants on her way to an Easter Sunday service.

Want Reese’s svelte style? Take a look at our bestselling Spanx UK shapewear styles so far this year…

1)      Spanx In Power Line Super Higher Power

Classic high waisted shorts with strong control.  These are perfect if you’re looking for clean lines under a bodycon dress, but beware – short skirts might reveal a glimpse of the shaper as you move around.

2)      Spanx Higher Power Brief

Ideal for miniskirt lovers and shorts enthusiasts, the brief design of this high waisted shaper means you eliminate any risk of flashing your Spanx (maybe Reese should have opted for these ones…)

3)      Spanx Power Mama

Yes, even mums to be can wear Spanx – and it’s perfectly safe.  The Spanx Power Mama shorts give you classic Spanx shaping around your thighs, back and bum, while the specially constructed bump section supports without squeezing, so you get a great look and baby remains in complete comfort.

4)      Spanx Ready-to-Wow Structured Leggings

The best things in life are free… and the second best are worth the investment.  Case in point: these gorgeous leggings, which are thick enough to be worn on their own as trousers, and which are packed full of Spanx shaping as well as clever design features, like the structured cut and sew design which flatters your figure to perfection.

5)      Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Slip

For those of you that yearn for a little femininity in your shapewear, the Slimplicity Open Bust Slip is the answer.  Not only does the slip design mean they’re ideal under dresses (and make going to the bathroom a LOT easier), they have been made with a glamorous shine finish, while the open bust design means you can still wear your own lingerie underneath.

With these and tons of other styles just a few clicks away, take a look at the whole of our Spanx online collection and get Spanxed up this season!

 

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