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UKTights Blog: Winter Tights Explained

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How cold is winter being at your place? Do you get so much snow? Many of our customers contact us around these days asking for advice about the best winter tights, stockings and hold ups. Nobody likes suffering from cold feet and toes, so we thought it was about the time that we talk about the best tights to cope with cold weather. If you live in a very cold place or you’re going away on a ski trip, this is a post you wouldn’t want to miss.

Should I wear thermal tights?

ITEM m6 Cosy Winter Tights Black
ITEM m6 has a complete range of Winter tights!

You can certainly tell Germany, the ITEM m6 comes from, has cold winters! We can’t recommend enough ITEM m6’s range of cosy tights. You have to think of them as an investment, as they’re worth every penny spent on them. But, what’s the best style? The ‘Cotton Feel’ Tights? The ‘Beauty’ Tights? For us, the ITEM m6 Cosy Winter Tights in the picture above are the most complete of its styles. With micro-circulation and an innovative technology, these 100 denier tights work as an insulating layer, keeping your legs protected from extreme weather.

Aren’t Wool tights a better option?

We can’t tell if wool tights are the best option for winter, but they undoubtedly are one of the best options out there. As we explained earlier, these days there are new materials helping your body keep its natural heat. However, many customers have told us they prefer natural fibres, this is cotton and wool.

As microfibre tights often contain elastane, they expand and adjust to the leg shape better than cotton and wool tights. However, some people have very sensitive skin and prefer natural materials to polyester or polyamide. So, what should you go for?

– Wool tights:

Oroblu Wool Ribbed TightsOroblu Natural Fibres is one of the best ranges of cotton and wool tights and socks in the market. We couldn’t write a post about winter tights without naming this range! The Oroblu Nikki Wool Tights in the picture above is one of the best wool tights out there. We absolutely love the ribbed effect in these tights. Very classic and, still, really sophisticated. They are 75% Wool, which makes them less expensive than other wool tights, too.

After all, fine wool tights with cashmere or alpaca wool can cost five times more. When you buy wool tights, the percentage of the wool and the quality of it make a huge difference: you get what you pay.

– Cotton tights:

Trasparenze Wilma Cotton Tights

Do you struggle to wear wool clothes, but still love the feel of natural fibres over your skin? Why don’t you try cotton tights? They are slightly less warm than wool tights, we have to say. However, cotton tights are softer than wool and less expensive, too. This is good news for those of you who don’t want to spend so much money.

Trasparenze has a really good collection of cotton tights. If we had to choose a single product, we’d go for the Trasparenze Wilma Cotton Tights in the picture above, which offer a great quality for the price.

You don’t have to give up wearing coloured tights in winter:

Trasparenze Sophie 70 Denier Coloured Opaque Tights

Absolutely no. You don’t have to stop wearing coloured tights only because it’s chilly out there. Quite the opposite, actually. A good pair of coloured opaque tights can brighten up any boring outfit. By wearing different colours of tights, you’re expanding your winter wardrobe. ‘Sophie‘, our best-selling coloured opaque tights by Trasparenze, are 70 denier, but such high quality you could think they’re 100 denier. If you have never tried them, you should definitely give them a go.

Now that you know what are the best winter tights, it’s time to think of the styles in your hosiery drawer. Is there any style missing that you should be including?

UKTIghts Blog: Top 2017 Legwear Trends to Follow

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January is officially sale time, but it’s also the time of the year to think about what’s going to be hot in the new season. Some brands, such as Wolford or Le Bourget, have already released their 2017 hosiery collections, but we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see what Oroblu, Trasparenze or Pierre Mantoux bring us this season. We can’t wait to show you! In the meantime, we have put together the five trends you’ll see everywhere this season. Do you want to wear them before anyone else? Keep reading! These are the 2017 legwear trends you’ll want to make yours!

1.  The return of the punk:

Wolford Patti Tights with holes

If you think of punk style you have to think of fishnets! We don’t want to repeat ourselves, but we have to say it: Fishnets are the top legwear style for 2017. If 2016 was the year of the consolidation of the fishnet tights and the comeback of the whale fishnets, 2017 will be the year to style your fishnets with both formal and urban looks. Add a punk touch to your legstyle wearing fishnets with holes or going for jazzy patterned tights, such as the Wolford Patti spotty net tights.

2. Fifty Shades Darker’s bondage inspired hosiery:

Pierre Mantoux Griffe Minimal Inspired Suspender Belt

The second instalment of Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, is due to be released on Valentine’s day. Well, fashion designers have moved into more sassy styles. Boudoir lingerie has influenced the hosiery world. So, you’ll find a lovely selection of boudoir-inspired hosiery in 2017. A good example of this growing trend is the minimal-inspired Pierre Mantoux Griffe Suspender Belt in the picture above, which looks absolutely sexy with your favourite pair of stockings.

3. The funky ankle highs:

If you followed London Fashion Week SS17, you surely remember ankle highs were in every fashion show. Hosiery designers have gone crazy for this garment. You’ll see loads of funky printed anklets, fishnets, lurex, lace anklets or a combination of all of these styles! These are some of our favourite styles so far: Oroblu Stephy Ankle Highs in stephy bluePierre Mantoux Sibilla Net Ankle Highs in petrol blue, Oroblu Odile Ankle Highs in blue and beautiful floral Oroblu Frances Ankle Highs.

4. The tights worn with sandals:

Yes, as you read. The latest celebrity trend is wearing tights with sandals. You have run out of excuses not to wear your tights in spring and summer. Try wearing sheer tights with tights, like Alexa Chang, on the right, and, then, move into a winning look: Jonathan Aston Lace Tights as seen on Olivia Palermo. They are so pretty!

5. Activewear-inspired legwear:

ITEM m6 anti cellulite tights

The activewear sector has greatly expanded in 2016, influencing fashion designers. Hosiery designers have joined the trend by introducing hosiery with additional features. So, we have seen tights without waistband, with customised waistband, ladder-proof tights and, even, anti-cellulite tights, as the ones in the picture above by ITEM m6. Haven’t you heard of ITEM m6 anti cellulite tights yet? They’re simply fantastic!

What of the 2017 Legwear Trends are you going to make yours?