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Fun, Flirty Tights for Spring

Functional and Flirty, Fashion Tights To Enhance any Outfit

Fun and flirty tights for spring.

We all know what it’s like waking up on a Monday morning and agonizing over what we are going to wear. As hosiery, fashion tights are a popular and convenient way to jazz up any outfit and are an important fashion accessory in your wardrobe. While the neutral beige, nudes and browns work well to improve the skin tone and do a great job at hiding varicose veins or other blemishes, if you are feeling more adventurous, stripes, checks and fabrics of the baroque trend and other bold patterns can certainly make an enterprising statement. Getting your tights right is a key element to putting together a new look every day of your life.

Give Your Legs a Toned Look

Women wear tights for many different reasons – thicker fabrics help to keep the legs warm and can truly make an otherwise ‘dull’ outfit, whilst the ultra sheer tights, which can be as thin as a 3 denier, means that fashion tights are not just a Winter item but they can be worn in Summer too. You can never have too many tights and you’ll find everything from plain, sheer and sexy to luxurious fabrics with exotic patterns that can change anything you can pull out your wardrobe in an instant. From the basic cheap and cheerful to the luxuriously embellished ranges from designers such as Bebaroque where you can pay upwards of £95 a pair, there is definitely something for everyone on the market today. Well toned legs will enhance the look of any legwear so see our tips on getting your legs in shape.

Supportive Fashion Hosiery

Fashion tights, apart from looking great, allow you to wear slinky dresses as they play a role in providing the stomach and thighs with support, applying a bit of pressure to the tummy, thighs and even in the lower leg area. Fashion hosiery is also affordable, and if you can’t afford to buy a complete new ensemble, you can always wear tights in graphic retro patterns, polka dots or animal prints and give yourself the feel-good factor without having to breakthe bank.

A  Hot Trend with Celebrities

Original and innovative, fashion tights are all the rage, and it is no doubt the influence of celebs such as Kate Moss, Taylor Swift, Kate Middleton, Katy Perry and Jessica Alba among others that have contributed to them being such a hot trend. We have been wearing tights for many seasons now, but never before have we had such a flirty embellished range to choose from, and they can be paired with lightweight mini skirts or thick woollen dresses for a streamlined effect. You even get the sheer toed variety which make it possible to wear the latest fashion tights with open toe sandals.

A Hot Key Item

Trendy tights are certainly one of this season’s hottest key items and their beauty lies in the fact that they work as well for a day at the office as for a special night out. Designers such as Pamela Mann, Leg Avenue and Henry Holland amongst others have come out with fabulous but affordable designs to ensure that they can be co-ordinated with many different outfits. Play it cool this season by matching alluring legwear with your favourite outfit. By providing subtle coverage, comfort and warmth, style and chic, fashion tights are perfect for wearing every day of the year and are an essential item for your wardrobe. You will certainly be able to put your best leg forward with fashionable hosiery, whether the weather warms up or stays cool.


Tights from Fashion Week Move Away from Bright Gaudy Colours

Some of the tights worn on the catwalk in fashion week

Fashion Tights today have the means to inject real oomph into any outfit, and with the huge array of colours, patterns and fabrics, these fashionable head-turning accessories with their assortment of details can accentuate any look you are wanting to achieve. Heaps of eyes had been waiting for Fashion Week runways during September which is always a hectic month for lovers of fashion, and the latest trends and from London to New York, Paris and Milan, leading designers have brought out their 2013-2014 collections, with tights being a hot favourite.

Tights from the collections shown at Fashion Week are somewhat more toned down; more classical with sheers featuring broadly across the different designers. Bright funky colours are not as ‘in’ this year as last year and you should be looking at darker colours like blues, maroons, browns and dark reds in muted shades. The upcoming season’s colours are certainly more dark along with nude/natural colours.

With chilly weather, you can really turn up the heat with the fabulous selection of tights (which in our opinion are an indispensable item of clothing in any wardrobe), helping legs look streamlined and sleek and providing jaunty warm comfort. A trendy selection of tights seem no longer to be seen as a necessary essential but as pieces of high-fashion hosiery.

Get the Look with More Neutral Colours
Designers have really put emphasis on fashion tights this year, with emphasis being on quality and style. To this end wool, cotton, viscose and cashmere have been used for tights, making them even more soft, comfortable and luxurious than ever. Fishnet tights are still very much in vogue, but this year the pattern is also more toned down, so that the saucy, cabaret style gives way to more classy, smaller net styles. In fact many of the tights from Fashion Week were the trendy micronet tights, which were shown adding a touch of femininity to different outfits.

Put away bright gaudy colours for the end of 2013-2014 and opt for must-haves black and white, which is a trendy way to tone down any ‘too- colourful’ outfits you may want to don next Spring or Summer season.

How Tights are Bringing Sexy Back

Tights have been used as fashion items for both men and women for a long time back. They were especially popular among men from Europe a few centuries ago when men of nobility wore tights made from fine material such as silk and pure cotton. They were made as close fitting as possible to display well-toned calves and for horseback riding purposes.

Women on the other hand wore tights made of lacy material – traditional stockings. Today, there are so many different types of tights to choose from for both men and women. These tights are beautiful, with bold colours, different intricate designs and gorgeous fabrics. Trendy tights have brought back the chic and sexy woman. The trend of wearing tights in our generation is however more common with the ladies than with gents.

Different types of tights can be classified according to age and gender, material used to make them, or their purpose. Classification according to age will refer to babies’ tights which are often unisex unless specified otherwise and adult tights which are different depending on gender. Tights can also be classified depending on their purpose. There are those that are made specifically for sportswear and those made as fashion items. Tights that are worn during sporting activities such as jogging, swimming, horseback riding, cycling et cetera have a different texture and material from those worn for beauty reasons.

People who perform in some arts like ballet and plays are known to wear tights as costumes. The use of tights by men today is mostly for sports reasons – very few men will wear tights for other reasons other than sports, although a few daring and bold ones can be spotted in men tights though. Tights for both men and women can be made complete with the foot area covered or footless. Those made for sporty reasons are usually made from spandex, the material is opaque and holds the muscles firmly. Fashion tights are made from lace, silk, nylon or fine cotton. The fabric used is interwoven with pores. Some manufacturers even line these tights with moisturisers to keep the skin supple.

Tights that are manufactured these days are made of denser material. They have almost eliminated the use of stockings because tights are deemed more fashionable and versatile. Unlike stockings which are generally made of sheer material of plain colour, tights can be made from patterned and beautifully designed material. Tights make a fashion statement and thick winter deniers are not prone to tear. Tights are firmer and can enhance the look of ones’ figure. Women especially wear them to make their legs look longer and well-toned rather than ‘broken’ at thigh length as with stockings. Tights have been preferred over stockings in recent years because manufacturers have found a way to make them great fashion statements. Materials such as wet look, fishnets, sheer, metallic etc have been used to make tights bringing their design to a whole new different level. It is common to see ladies adorned in very brightly coloured opaque tights that look totally amazing. Apart from fashion items, the thickness of tights makes them better heat insulators than stockings.

The use of tights as fashion items is likely to stay with us a while – they can be worn with literally anything and pull off a great look. Coupled with a short dress, a fitting long top, with boots, heels, sandals – just name it. It is impossible to go wrong with a great pair of tights – they have literally outdone themselves in bringing sexy back.


Fashion Tights for All

Despite the fact that fashions change from season to season, fashion
offer a fantastic opportunity to give old clothes a new look. Funky colours and styles come in various deniers and can be teamed with any outfit you choose – worn for work, clubbing, or with high heels or flats. Classic or fashion styles can be worn my women of any age and make a style statement all of their own.

Suspender tights made headlines last year as one of the newest trends in the hosiery world and were adopted by celebrities everywhere, whilst seamed tights bring back an elegant 40’s style, especially those with cuban heels where a darker heel extends up leg going into a back seam.

Fashion tights are also great for the cooler weather, nothing beats a thick pair of wool tights in winter when it is important to look smart yet stay warm – even thermal tights are now available in a great choice of colours & styles.

An inexpensive way of jazzing up the old or going for maximum impact, opt for unusual prints or bold colours to add a vibrant look to an otherwise plain ensemble, there are no limitations as to what you can do with a simple pair of tights and if your wardrobe doesn’t contain anything other than black – its time to update it!

Welcome to Our Hosiery & Lingerie Blog

Fashion hosiery, tights and stockings

Swanky Pins welcome you to the wonderful world of fashion hosiery.  Our blog is centred around Hosiery tips, tricks & advice, the latest products on the market and covers news of the latest fashions in hosiery + some general articles and photos from ‘back in the day’ when tights were worn by men up to the glamorous golden years when women wore stockings on a daily basis.  Nowdays anything goes and the changes in hosiery designs reflect this – even since we started Swanky Pins in 2012, fashions have changed and there are now some truly complicated and magnificent designs printed on a simple pair of tights.