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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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Top 3 Lady Gaga Hosiery Looks

Lady Gaga Patterned TightsWhether she’s wearing a meat dress or styling her hair as a button (yes really), Lady Gaga is certainly renowned for her eclectic taste. But did you know that she’s an avid hosiery wearer, constantly snapped in a selection of terrific tights? We’ve included here a list of her top 3 hosiery looks. Now whether you choose to match them with a dress made of bubbles à la Gaga is up to you!

1. Fishnets

Seen recently on the David Letterman with a leather jacket, black knickers, a black diamanté bra and brown fishnet tights, Lady Gaga emulated Madonna by wearing her underwear over her fishnet tights. Another time, inspired by that glamorous 20’s style, the Do What U Want singer teamed a girly lace blouse decorated with pearls, cream frilly pearl-adorned shorts along with nude fishnet tights. Lady Gaga was also snapped in a pair of black fishnets teamed with a spiky leather jacket and, well, black knickers, proving that this diva has a serious addiction to fishnets! Both times the Alejandro hitmaker showed off the sheer brief style of fishnets, showing off the fact that no matter how high your hemlines go, fishnets will never let you down by showing off reinforced material. To emulate Lady G’s sexy style we recommend the Levante Fishnet Tights, available in black, brown and nude styles.

2. Suspenders

Wearing a matching latex hat, bodysuit, and over knee boots, with a lace fan (why not?) and suspenders (yes, just suspenders and no stockings!) for a modern take on a classic look. For this saucy look in an instant why not match the Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights with a pair of knee high boots and some black city shorts (perhaps cotton is tad more practical than latex)! These 40/20 denier suspender tights have actually been spotted on Jessie J and Frankie from the Saturdays, too.

3. Patterned Tights

With marine blue hair, leopard-print platforms, a black lacy bra and a black and indigo blue jacket, Lady Gaga was on top form again when she was photographed in a pair of detailed fashion tights. For fun patterned tights that will make an impact like the Poker Face starlet’s pair choose the Pamela Mann Comic Strip Tights. Made in 60 denier, these fashion tights are brimming with fun imagery in bright colours, funky enough to impress Mother Monster herself and at a price that won’t break the bank – what’s not to love?

 

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Taylor Swift vs. Victoria Beckham – Who Wore It Best?

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Both pop stars with a strong sense of style, one renowned for spreading “Girl Power” across the globe and the other for her many love songs based on real-life romances. Now the question that is on everyone’s lips is: which warbler has the best sense of style when it comes to wearing those charcoal opaque tights?

It takes courage to style opaque tights with strappy sandals, evoking images of the dreaded ‘socks and sandals’ style reserved for fashion victims, but La Beckham manages to make it work, much like Suki Waterhouse and her white opaque tights. Victoria gains fashion points in terms of her fashionable pleated skirt and stripe of shocking pink.

Back to black, Taylor Swift’s ensemble is also mainly classic noir except for the inclusion of those all important ash grey tights. Dressed in zipped up in a black tailored leather jacket, with matching skater skirt, leather ankle boots, umbrella and bag, Miss Swift shone in the rain.

Surely the best thing about both looks is that each is so easy to emulate being that they feature such staple pieces, so whichever one you prefer, stealing that style is a breeze – just use whatever you’ve already got in your wardrobe! The two outfits also demonstrate how to break up a solid black outfit in style. In terms of charcoal opaque tights, the world is your oyster, as there are practically 50 different shades of grey (sorry we couldn’t resist!).

Invest in a pair of the Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights in Anthracite (dark grey to non-colour aficionados) for opaque tights in 66 denier with a luxurious feel, matte finish, and applied plating technique ensuring that they will last and last. If your budget doesn’t match Victoria Beckham’s then take a look at the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights for a purse-friendly pair of opaque tights available in slate, a charcoal grey. Click on the link to take a peek at all our grey opaque tights.

As for the winner, we have to plump for Posh Spice this time. We love how she rocked those on-trend pleats and took a risk in terms of the open toed sandal shoe choice.  Victory for Victoria!

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