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Work Thick Opaques Like Departing Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton…

We'll miss you Fearne!

We’ll miss you Fearne!

Fearne Cotton broke our hearts this week when she revealed she’s leaving her slot on Radio 1 after ten glorious years on our airwaves. What are we going to do without her? But it’s not all bad news, as the reason behind her departure is a happy one – she’s pregnant with her second child! Cute!  On her first public outing since making the announcement, the glowing star showed she’s nowhere near ready to swap her quirky style for tracksuit bottoms and slippers just yet, being papped in a chic camel coat, brick print jumper, leopard print skirt and thick tights. Tights like this are the perfect backdrop for wearing with statement pieces, not to mention keeping the cold at bay on frosty March mornings.

Lusting after Fearne’s snug style? Cast your eyes over our selection of fantastic winter tights below…

The everyday essential – Quality opaque tights that won’t lead to a fallout with your bank manager, the Aristoc 80D Opaque Tights are ideal for everyday wear. Made with deluxe nano yarns for exquisite softness, it’s hard to believe they’re only £9 a pair!

Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights

Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights

Evening glamour – proving that plain tights can add the je ne sais quoi to your look, the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights come with a gorgeous high shine finish. Shimmering your way to dancefloor success, these are the perfect accessory for a night sipping cocktails, and what’s more, come in 4 shades to match any ensemble.

A helping hand – put your gym pass to one side and cheat your way to a svelte pins with the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 80D Tights. With light shaping control discreetly tucked away in ribbed control panels, these thick winter tights tame your problem zones and leave you with a chic legwear look to boot.

Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Tights

Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Tights

Mega-thick – sometimes regular  tights just won’t suffice. The answer? The mega-thick opaqueness of the Falke Pure Matt 100D Tights of course! Made in a versatile matte finish and choice of eight shades, these give new dimensions to the meaning of ‘cosy’!

Fuller figures – Flatter your curves in the Pamela Mann Plus Size 80D Tights. Specially designed for curvaceous beauties and made to accommodate dress sizes up to a size 32, these are the only winter tights you need to last you through to spring.Not found the perfect style for you? Good news, there’s more; be sure to check our huge range of thick tights before you leave…

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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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All about the layers: Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor and her fabulous tights!

Bursting onto the scene in 2014 with perhaps the catchiest song of the decade, the domination of All About That Bass singer Meghan Trainor doesn’t look like it’s about to end anytime soon. Currently sitting pretty at the top of the album charts with her debut collection (and that’s no mean feat), this week saw Meghan being noticed not only for her tunes, but for her fashion choices, stepping out at a Sam Smith concert in a pair of chic sheer tights with inbuilt knee high sock.

Opting for an all black ensemble which showed off her curves perfectly, the star paired her tights with a leather look skater skirt, black sweater and strappy heels. Proving that wrapping up from the cold doesn’t always mean you have to revert to a pair of trusty black opaques, we think Meghan looked fabulous, mastering the trend for layers and undoubtedly saving herself some time in the process. If you love her A-list look, the good news is that you can easily recreate it with the collection at MyTights, and even more music to your ears… without the A-list price tag.

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Pretty Polly Modal Secret Socks Tights

For a great style replica, head to Pretty Polly and their fabulous Modal Secret Socks Tights. Near on identical to Meghan herself, these 20 denier matte tights have an inbuilt 60 denier sock, finishing just below the knee. Not restrictive in any way, the sock sits comfortably on your leg, appearing like regular knee highs with their mock band and opaque finish. It’s really up to you how you style them – great for creating a flirty look à la Trainor, you could also just use them as an extra layer behind knee high boots.

If your outfit is in need of a little update, Pretty Polly has created a similar style, but this time with a patterned sheer panel above the sock. Perfect for completing your black skater dress and peep-toes combo, the Pretty Polly Pattern Modal Secret Socks Tights come with an attractive diamond design from the brief downwards, lifting your look and merging into a 60 denier sock at knee height.

Should you want just that little bit more coverage, open your eyes to the wonders of suspender tights. Similar to Meghan in that they combine both sheer and opaque panels for a chic contrast, the pick of the pack are the Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights. Finishing around the mid thigh, the opaque section makes way for a 20 denier panel at the top, complete with mock suspender straps and belt for a look on the right side of sultry!

Keep the fantastic legwear coming, Meghan!

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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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Thick Black Opaques: A Style Battle!

Emma Willis looking characteristically fab! Generally as far as winters go, this one hasn’t been too bad. Sure, we’ve rarely been able to leave the house without at least a few layers, but we’ve admittedly done pretty well. That is, until this week of course! Thousands of us across the country have been hit with a dreaded cold snap, bringing with it a blanket of snow and forcing hundreds of schools to shut down for the day. While celebrities usually have a knack of being able to wear sheer tights or bare legs all year round, it seems that the current cold weather has proved too much for two of MyTights style favourites. Both Fearne Cotton and Emma Willis this week opted to wrap up warm, stepping out in a pair of thick black opaque tights, albeit channelling rather different looks. But the question that’s on all of our lips; who wore it best?Fearne Cotton at BBC Radio 1 Studios, London, Britain - 23 Jan 2015

Celebrity Big Brother presenter and all round golden girl Emma Willis braved this week’s live eviction in a stunning floral PVC jacket, high neck burgundy mini and chic suede heels, finishing off her quirky look with a pair of thick black opaques. While we don’t think Emma’s jacket is wearable for us normal folk, we can’t help but admire her gorgeous ensemble, and we particularly loved her choice of burgundy dress, which nailed the trend for block colours perfectly. Opting for a pair of black heels also gave her bottom half a uniformed appearance, showing off her slim legs brilliantly. We salute you Emma! Moving on now to Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton, who wore her black opaques as part of a more relaxed daytime look. Protecting herself from the elements in a glamorous leopard print coat, the TV personality wore a somewhat unusual (although stylish) mix of a pastel knitted jumper and matching dress in a floaty chiffon fabric. Finishing around the mid-calf, her dress allowed for a hint of her thick black opaques to shine though. Typical of Fearnes style, her outfit was certainly original, but we can’t help think it had a little too much going on to pip Emma to the post.

This round goes to the lovely Mrs Willis!

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Semi-opaque Tights: Who Wore It Best?

The trusty black opaque has reigned supreme for years, and with good reason. Chic, versatile and great for locking in the warmth, it’s no surprise that they tend to be the go-to option for most women across the country. But, in recent seasons, we’ve noticed a somewhat changing trend. While black opaques are undoubtedly still popular, it seems that the tide may have turned, and wearers of hosiery are instead opting for more elegant semi-opaque or sheer styles. Anyone who follows fashion will know that you can always count on celebrities to be at the forefront of any breaking trend, and never more than so than this week, with no less than three fashionistas stepping out in an elegant semi-opaque leg. Anne Hathaway, Cara Delevingne and Nicole Kidman were all papped in the hosiery staple, albeit channelling very different looks. Which begs the question – semi opaque tights: who wore it best?

Anne and her gorgeous look!

Anne and her gorgeous look!

Starting off with MyTights favourite Anne, the Hollywood actress opted for black semi-opaque tights for her interview on the Today show, wearing her chic legwear with a monochrome patterned mini-dress. We think Anne looked fabulous (let’s face it, she always does!); her elegant legwear provided the perfect base for her busy dress, coming together to form a style that would work from day to play with ease. What do you think of her look?

Next up in the ring we have model of the moment Cara Delevingne, who went for all out-glamour in a flapper style mini-dress. Finishing off her fringed look with suede black heels, tailored blazer and simple black semi-opaques, the 22 year old looked stunning. Her chic ensemble proved that you don’t always need statement legwear to stand out, and we may be biased, but we loved the elegant finishing touch her tights added to her evening look. In fact, we’re going to say it… she may have just pipped Anne Hathaway to the post!

Cara's Fabulous Flapper Look!

Cara’s Fabulous Flapper Look!

But it’s not over yet; as yet another Hollywood starlet also went for a semi-opaque style this week, the contender in question this time being Nicole Kidman. Wrapping up warm and landing at LAX Airport, the 47 year old wore a gorgeous polkadot dress, black pashmina scarf, completing her winter style with black semi-opaques and chic leather brogues. Yet another super-elegant look, proving just how versatile semi-opaque tights are…

So, who wins? After much deliberation, we’ve come to our decision. While we love all three looks in their own individual way, it has to be Cara Delevingne!

Do you agree – why not have your say below?

 

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Alexa Chung Grabbing The Leg Limelight Yet Again!

Another day, another fabulous outfit from model and all-round socialite Alexa Chung. It seems that rarely a month goes by without the 31 year old featuring in our blog in some way or another, which has lead us to the extremely important executive decision. It’s official; Alexa Chung has the best dressed legs in the business! You heard it here first people.

Alexa Chung

Stepping out with fellow fashionista Daisy Lowe at a high-end jeans launch, this week saw Alexa wearing a fashion-forward denim dress, finishing off her quirky look with a pair of heeled boots, and the pièce de résistance (in our eyes at least), a pair of sheer embellished tights. While we may be slightly biased, being a hosiery company and all, we can’t take our eyes off Alexa’s gorgeous legwear. It really is amazing how a single pair of tights can make an otherwise fairly casual ensemble look THAT glamorous. And good news if you’re a fan; while her dress may not be a viable option to us normal folk, you too can channel an ‘Alexa-esque’ look with the brilliant range of glitter and high shine tights on offer at MyTights!

Trasparenze Vlinder Tights

Trasparenze Vlinder Tights

For a style replica, you shouldn’t look past the Vlinder Tights from Italian brand Trasparenze. Albeit slightly more subtle than Alexa’s herself, these sheer tights feature an all over glittery fleck, catching the light as you walk and giving you a truly glamorous look. A denim dress may not be in your repertoire, but they’ll look equally as chic with a classic cocktail dress and heeled ankle boots.

Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights

Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights

Another brilliant option are the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights. This time set against a 40 denier leg for a bit of added coverage, these matte tights have an array of symmetrically placed glittery dots for true understated glamour. Ideal for a night on the town or equally for a dinner date, these are an excellent place to start if you’re a beginner to all this high shine stuff.

 If hold ups are more your thing, you too can channel a sparkly legwear look with the Charnos 75 Ava Hold Ups. A play on the popular backseam trend, these 20 denier hold ups have a unique embellished seam made up of individual floral motifs and finished off with 8cm lace tops. Or for a more traditional backseam, opt for the Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights, with their super slender and sultry backseam and black sheer leg. Available with both a gold and silver seam to complement your shoes and jewellery!

See you next week, Alexa!

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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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New Ways to Wear Your Tights

Are you someone who wears the same 7 skirt/dress and tights combinations through the winter because of your limited scope of outfits that keep you warm? We at MyTights love finding innovative ways to wear our favourite tights, especially when it inspires us to change up our bland, everyday winter wardrobes. Through much internet browsing (and Pinterest hunting) I have compiled the perfect list of ways to change up your boring opaques-skirt combination and try some tights under ripped jeansdaring new outfit ideas.

  1. Lace/Patterned Tights + Ripped Jeans > This look has been all over the ‘Pinterest-sphere’ as a new, updated way to wear ripped jeans without looking like a slob. To achieve this look, simply wear your favourite pair of lace tights or patterned tights under your ripped jeans. Some of my favourite tights to pair with this look are the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights, Trasparenze Sitar Tights, and Jonathan Aston Katusha Tights.
  2. Tights + Shorts > Dig up your shorts out of the bottom of your closets, ladies! Many Bloggers and Celebs alike have been using this trend to keep their summer wardrobe lasting through the cold winter months. Denim or printed, any shorts may be used for this trend. Plus, literally any pair of tights you may have lying around can be used. Pair some opaque tights with your printed shorts to channel your inner fashionista, or go for the causal denim shorts look with any pair of tights you desire.
  3. Tights as Pants > Okay, okay I know this is a hard NO in the moral fashion world… but hear me out. I’m not asking you to go literal with this trend and have your bottom fully exposed à la Rihanna or Lady Shorts_and_tights_slob_or_snobGaga. Pair a large, oversized t-shirt or flannel (that covers your bottom, of course!) with a thick pair of opaque tights. This look is both comfortable and when accessorized correctly, looks fabulous as well. Looking fabulous AND comfortable is never as easy thing to achieve… so try this look out! I promise the general public will not judge your ‘tights as pants’ choice.
  4. Over The Knee Socks > Please tell me I am not the only person obsessed with this look! Thigh high socks are back in trend, and they’re here to hopefully stay. Pair these socks with anything you’d usually wear tights with – dresses, shorts. skirts- and you will understand the obsession. This look may not keep you as warm as tights do (disclaimer), but the little bit of exposed skin is very much worth the updated look. Plus! If you get cold, layer a pair of sheer tights underneath your socks for that little bit of added warmth… it looks just as wonderful.

So throw out your usual rotation of winter outfits and change things up with these new, and different outfit ideas.

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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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