Goodwood Revival! Hosiery Advice.

Are you planning on attending Goodwood Revival? Or at very least drooling over all the vintage looks that will be showcased across the festival?

No vintage look is complete without some good old fashioned seamed tights – so we asked Lingerie Lowdown to try some of our customer favourites to give their opinion and a a better idea of how these styles look IRL.

First up, Bellatrix tried the beautifully crafted Trasparenze Pennac Seamed Tights, which have a traditional cuban heel with the black yarns covering under the foot too. A luxury hosiery look for £12.95.

Secondly, gives the Cecilia De Rafael Chic Seamed Tights that have a lovely gloss finish for a more modern look. Cecilia De Rafael really are shine specialists so if you are into shine – they are a must try brand!

Let us know what you think of these styles on the product pages where you can leave a review and if you’re going to Goodwood this year – have a fabulous time!



Must Read – Find Tights That Actually Fit!ūüĎŹ


Tights, Stockings and Hold Ups are not try before you buy items & there’s nothing worse than feeling trapped in an uncomfortable piece of hosiery all day long!
So, we’ve put together some handy tips on which¬†brands work best for what body types.¬†Make sure you check the size chart for every product and consider both width and height stretch. We stock a huge range so no matter your shape, we’ll have something that is just right for you.¬†

Best For Tall

Wearing tights that are too short is so uncomfortable & can result in tears or ladders due to distortion of fibres or because they are constantly being pulled up! Show off those long legs with great fitting hosiery:

  1. Levante Hosiery,¬†come in X-Tall which is 6″1 or 185cm, from ¬£5.95
  2. ¬†Glamory Hosiery , up to 4XL in height this is 6’7″ or 204cm, from ¬£5.95
  3. Wolford Leggings, up to 6’1″ in Height this is 186cm, from¬†¬£26.95
  4. Cecilia¬†de Rafael Eterno 15 Shiny Tights, up to XXLarge which is 6’3″ or 195cm,¬£14.95


Best For Large Thighs

Hosiery that’s too tight on the thigh can dig in or tear. Hold ups and stockings that don’t fit the thigh comfortably can be unflattering, or can start to roll down the leg! Choosing a specialist product like below will mean all day comfort and security:¬†


  1. Lida Thigh Protector,¬†Avoid thigh chafe¬†this summer! Up to thigh circumference¬†40″ or 100cm, ¬£8.95
  2. Miss Naughty Hold Ups,¬†up to 3XL, thigh circumference 30″ or 78cm, ¬£10.95
  3. Glamory Hosiery,¬†up to 4XL in thigh circumference 39″ or 99cm, in tights, hold ups and stockings
  4. Lida Tights,¬†up to 67″ hip circumference or 170cm in tights, leggings and hold ups,¬†from ¬£7.95

Best For Round Tummies

Getting tights to fit in the leg and waist can be difficult if you carry more weight on the stomach. Choosing styles with deep waistbands and flat or no seams will reduce any digging in and should create a smoother silhouette. We’d recommend these:

  1. Gipsy Tights, Create a smooth, sleek outline with Gipsy Shaper Tights, up to XL, £7.95
  2. Oroblu Tights, All feature comfort, deeper waistbands! Many styles up to  XXL, from £8.95
  3. Wolford Neon 40 Tights, Comfort sewn on waistband with reinforcement, up to XL £26.95
  4. Platino Confort Tights, deep, adjustable comfort waistband, up to XXLarge, £9.95

Best For Short

Tights that are too long fall down, constantly. You may also find that unsightly rolls gather at the ankles and knees. It’s especially a problem for net or patterned tights where a even finish is key! Try the below brands for a good, shorter fit.

  1. Fiore Hosiery,¬†Height from 5’0″ or 152cm,¬†run short!
  2. Cecilia de Rafael Tights,¬†Height is from 4’8″ or 145cm, many in XSmall
  3. Gipsy Tights,¬†Height is from 5’0″ or 152cm, run short!
  4. Trasparenze Tights,¬†Height is from 4’9″ or 149cm

Best For Wide Hips

Wide hips will feel more comfortable in tights with extra waist and hip space Рsometimes this includes a back panel insert. However, more luxury items made from quality materials will naturally accommodate a greater hip stretch. We love:

  1. Levante Extra Tights, up to XXL which is 242lbs or 110kg, specially fitted for larger hips, £6.75
  2. Pamela Mann Maxi 50 Denier Tights, up to 5XL which is UK size 34 and USA 32, specially fitted for large hips, £8.95
  3. Lida Crotchless Tights,¬†up to hip circumference of 67″ or 170cm, plus extra hip and thigh space, ¬£9.95
  4. Wolford Satin Touch 20 Tights, Luxury yarns, up to XXL UK Dress Size 24 Р26, USA 22 Р24, £18.95

What Tights To Wear To A Wedding?

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The RSVP has been sent, your gift purchased and now it’s time to decide what you are going to wear to the wedding of the year! ¬†
Don’t panic, we’ve partnered with stylist Laetitia Tomasso and Falke hosiery to put together 3 fabulous wedding looks and, most importantly, what tights you should wear with them.

They say weddings are expensive, but it’s not just the bride and groom who can end up with a large bill.  On average, guests spend £1,015 to attend a wedding!  

Read on for our top 3 wedding guest hosiery options and find the right style for you.


Option 1: Glamorous Natural Sheer Tights with a Subtle Shine Finish 

The Falke NEW Seidenglatt 15 Denier Shiny Tights 

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Falke has re-launched their most popular design with softer yarns and a subtle satin shine for a more sophisticated luxurious look. ¬†The Seidenglatt 15 Denier Gloss Tights feature a new comfortable waistband for optimum wear that doesn’t roll nor cut into the skin, sheer to waist brief and a reinforced toe for extra durability. ¬†These tights are perfect for all day wear at a wedding, giving you a secure and comfortable fit around the waist for the wedding ceremony and reception. ¬†By combining this comfort with a reinforced toe ensures that you can wear those high heels and party in style into the night with the bride and groom.

The luxurious, softer yarns in the re-vamped Seidenglatt leave these Falke sheer tights with a subtle shine gleam that flatters your legs and gives them a slimming effect.  These tights offer supreme quality and will give your wedding guest outfit a glamorous finish.   They are also available in 5 different shades of colour to suit your own skin tone and the occasion.  We also stock these in plus size XL and XXL with a supportive back panel so that they better suit your body shape.

Laetitia wears these shiny tights in colour ‘Golden’.


Option 2: High Fashion On Trend Net Finish

Falke Wiesn Bloom Wide Net Stay Ups

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Add a flirty element to your wedding guest outfit with these high fashion, luxury, nude fishnet hold ups from Falke.  These gorgeous wide net hold ups are completely on trend and feature a colourful decorative floral band adding a catwalk look.  If you want to have the fashion edge over other wedding guests and perhaps impress that special someone then these are the perfect hold ups.  They will also keep your legs cool for those summer weddings and can be worn again for another summer event too!

These beautiful stay ups have an invisible toe so you can wear them with peep toe shoes to complete your wedding guest look.  They also feature a secure silicone coating on the inside of the band to prevent the hold ups from sliding down your thigh, so you can confidently move around all day without worrying about them moving or having to adjust them.  A sexy pair of Falke hold ups that will give your outfit a very feminine, high fashion finish.


Option 3: Ultra Modern Celebrity Sheer Finish

Falke Shelina Tights – Also Available in XL

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Complete your wedding guest outfit with these stunning sheer Falke tights.   The Falke Shelina Tights will add a luxurious and royal finish to any look, paired perfectly with your fitted or floaty dresses and skirts.  These summer Falke tights are available in 6 natural skin tone shades so you will be able to find the most suitable pair for your legs.  They are also stocked in plus size, with the XL size featuring a reinforced gusset and boxer brief for extra comfort and durability, as well as a flattering look for all day wear at a wedding or summer party.

The transparent, high quality Falke Shelina 12 Denier Sheer Tights have an 8 Denier appearance.  Combining this denier with a silky soft, slight sheen finish, these sheer tights give your legs a flawless, bare leg look.  No one will believe you are wearing tights!  These natural sheer tights will give you the leg coverage you require whilst appearing as if you are not wearing tights at all.  Featuring a sheer toe so you can wear them with open toe shoes and a sheer to waist brief for a smooth finish, which minimises any appearance under your clothes.  

This Kate Middleton style hosiery will have you looking like royalty at the wedding!

Laetitia wears the¬†Falke Shelina Tights¬†in colour ‘Golden’.

To view the full range of our elegant spring and summer hosiery that is ideal for all of your summer events, click here.

The above images are courtesy of Laetitia Tomasso, follow Laetitia on Instagram for more pictures of the gorgeous Falke styles featured:

Laetitia’s Blog Post:¬†¬†

Follow The Tight Spot on Instagram for all the latest news and updates in hosiery fashion, tag us in your wedding guest outfit pictures wearing your Falke hosiery.

Bride To Be – The Wedding Hosiery Guide



With so much planning involved in preparing for your wedding day, we have put together the best wedding hosiery choices for you – so that’s one less thing you have to worry about!

We have a beautiful bridal hosiery collection suitable for any bride and have highlighted some of our best selling styles for you in the guide below.  Whether you are looking for hold ups, seamless tights or stockings, we have a lovely range of luxury bridal hosiery to be worn under your wedding dress or in the bridal suite.  

Check out the reviews of our luxurious, glamorous and elegant bridal hosiery styles, which includes plus size hosiery.


(1) Sophisticated Sheer and Seamless Bridal Tights 

Trasparenze Silk Luxurious Tights

‚ÄúFabulous and Sheer‚Ä̬†


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These silk tights by Trasparenze are made with 30% silk, which provides a high quality soft sheen finish and an immaculate appearance – perfect for discreet leg coverage under a wedding dress. ¬†The sheer to waist style is ideal for invisibility –¬†Joceline commented that the sheer to waist¬†is sexy and she liked the fact that these tights have a wider waistband for greater comfort, and are suitable when wearing a fitted/sheer wedding dress. ¬†

She went on to say that they are¬†‚Äúfabulous and sheer‚ÄĚ, and¬†the perfect size for her height. ¬†These sheer tights feature very sheer toes, so you can wear them with any shoes. ¬†“You want to feel luxurious on your wedding day, so for a special occasion I would happily buy these tights for ¬£18.95”.


Cecilia de Rafael Miss 20 Seamless Tights

“Incredibly Soft”


Arabella reviews Cecilia de Rafael Miss 20 Seamless Tights РColour Bronze РSize Medium: £16.95

A fabulous pair of seamless tights by Cecilia de Rafael, which are designed to be as discreet as possible. ¬†These¬†20 denier no seam sheer tights feature a soft, wide waist band for a smooth finish that sits on the hips. ¬†Arabella describes these seamless tights as having a nice stretch and “incredibly soft” –¬†They are also very strong and she said she would recommend them especially if you are looking for a pair of tights with extra quality.

The bronze tone is a natural tan colour, prefect for summer weddings, whether they are worn by a bride or a bridesmaid.   These gorgeous tights are sheer to waist and have a reinforced toe for extra durability.


(2) Fall In Love with Ceremonial Hold Ups


Falke Ceremonial Hold Ups

“Light To The Touch”


Chel reviews Falke Ceremonial Hold Ups РColour Ivory РSize Medium: £29.95

Falke have created a beautifully designed and very feminine pair of luxury hold ups, which have an elegant lace trim around the top of the band that also features a pretty decorative satin beaded ribbon.  A lovely floral lace pattern adorns the top of these stay ups under the band, which goes around the top of the thigh. 

These fashion hold ups have a semi-opaque finish with a micro diamond pattern, giving them a high fashion look.  Ideal hosiery for bridal wear on your wedding day or something special for your honeymoon as they are available in ivory or black.

Chel said that these thigh highs have¬†a cute bow on the side and a really ornate¬†pattern under the band. ¬†She would be happy to wear them under her wedding dress and was very impressed at the price ‚Äď “they are a good price for a special occasion”. ¬†She liked that they were “very soft and light to the touch”, stating that you can feel the pattern slightly on the legs, which still feels “nice and smooth”. ¬†


Glamory Comfort Lace Top Hold Ups, Plus Sizes XL to 4XL

“True To Size and Good Quality”


Anastasiya reviews Glamory Comfort Lace Top Hold Ups, Plus Sizes XL to 4XL РColour Champagne РSize 2XL: £17.95

Anastasiya loves these gorgeous plus size lace top hold ups from Glamory, which offer luxury, comfort and sophistication up to size 4XL!  The beautifully soft, 20 denier leg is complemented by a deep lace top for a classic, polished look.  The nylon yarns give your legs a flawless finish, whilst the extra width and height ensure a comfortable, flattering fit.  With a satin finish, these thigh highs are an ideal choice to show off your beautiful curves on your wedding day.

Anastasiya says that Glamory is ‚Äúmy favourite brand as they are always true to size and good quality‚ÄĚ.

She comments that the silicone band on these sheer hold ups is very wide and she loves the sheen on the lace top. ¬†The colour is quite transparent and they fit very well she says, sitting nicely on your legs. ¬†“You would be able to dance around in them if getting married”.


(3) Stunning Bridal Stockings


Charnos Bridal Lace Top Stockings

“Silky, Smooth and Sexy”


Chel reviews Charnos Bridal Lace Top Stockings РColour Ivory РSize Small: £13.95

These stunning ivory bridal stockings from Charnos will give a touch of classic style to any bride.  The luxurious deep lace top is feminine and sexy, whilst the 10 denier sheer leg is soft and silky to the touch.  Look and feel fabulous in these bridal stockings, featuring flat seams and a sheer toe for a polished finish with run resist guard.

Chel said that these bridal stockings are ‚Äúreally light and very soft‚ÄĚ, with a shaped feet section to avoid any wrinkling around the ankle. ¬†“I feel beautiful and my legs feel silky, smooth and sexy”. ¬†She added that they are great for summer time too and for anyone else that‚Äôs wearing something pale and wants to complement the stockings with white shoes.


Trasparenze Luxury Sara Stockings

“Beautifully Sheer”


Sophia reviews Trasparenze Luxury Sara Stockings РColour Natural РSize Large: £6.75

These Sara Lustre Sheer Stockings are incredible value, made with high quality Italian yarn, they are a great choice for your wedding day.  Featuring a 20 denier matt finish, soft yarns and a reinforced toe Рthese bridal stockings can be worn by the bride or a bridesmaid.

Sophia highly rates these¬†Trasparenze¬†stockings, stating that they feel lovely and go on easily – ‚Äúfantastic stockings‚ÄĚ, which “feel amazing on your legs”. ¬†She said they are “worth every penny and I wouldn‚Äôt hesitate to buy them, they are silky soft, beautifully sheer and extremely well made. ¬†The quality of the yarn is impeccable ‚Äď they are amazing value”.

Match these plain top stockings with a wide lace or satin suspender belt for an enchanting and sexy look on your wedding night.  Available in black or natural and in plus size. 


For more wedding hosiery, go to our bridal page here.  We hope all of you beautiful brides enjoy your day, love from The Tight Spot x


Fashion Week Hosiery: Part 2

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As promised, here is our second instalment of the top trending hosiery styles as seen on the catwalks throughout the 2019 fashion weeks.

The runways in Paris, New York, London and Milan have all featured different styles of tights and hosiery accompanying designs from the biggest names in fashion, showing off their Autumn/Winter collections for this year.

Many of the styles seen during the fashion weeks are designs that are emerging now within spring/summer collections, and styles from last year that have remained high fashion.  

The Tight Spot is dedicated to bringing you the hottest hosiery trends direct to your door, so check out our style guide below so you can get the look today!


1. Get Colourful

Florescent and bold colours were a firm favourite across tights, ankle high socks, knee high socks and hold ups.  Whether patterned or plain, sheer or opaque, this trend is a must have for 2019!



The Tight Spot Styles:


Top row from left to right: Trasparenze Gentian Fishnet Tights, Jonathan Aston 40 Denier Coloured Tights, Gipsy 100 Denier Luxury Opaque Tights, Cecilia de Rafael Uppsala Tights.

Bottom left to right: Trasparenze Coloured Valentina Hold Ups, Oroblu Fishnet & Colour Tights Glamour Set


2. Go Wild With Pattern

Florals, logos and animal print patterns featured high on the list of patterned tights, perfectly complementing the luxury outfits. ¬†An 80’s and 90’s vibe continued throughout the fashion weeks demonstrating feminine and empowering looks.



The Tight Spot Styles:



Top row from left to right: Oroblu Scot Tartan Patterned Tights, Gipsy Multi Floral Jacquard Tights, Jonathan Aston Two Tone Leaf Patterned Tights.

Bottom left to right: Oroblu Graphic Hub Logo Tights, Fiore Claudia Leopard Patterned Tights


3. Layer Up

Layering is the best way to stay on trend and stay warm in colder weather!  Bodysuits are very versatile and can be worn under other clothes, or on their own for an evening look paired with a skirt or leggings (in warmer weather).  The turtleneck bodysuit was particularly prevalent on the runways, easily adapted to many styles. 



The Tight Spot Styles:


From left to right: Wolford Aurora Pullover, Anabel Arto Sheer Turtle Neck Body, Falke Shining Rich Cotton Roll Neck Bodysuit


4. Sheer Elegance

Elegant feminine styles paired with sheer black tights and knee highs were also seen on the catwalks, proving that classic black tights are always in style.  Check out these stunning looks featuring sheer black tights.



The Tight Spot Styles:



From left to right: Levante Class Glossy Tights, Cecilia de Rafael Eterno 15 Shiny Tights, Wolford Satin Touch Knee Highs 3 for 2, Falke NEW Seidenglatt 15 Denier Shiny Tights


5. Wet Look

Wet look leggings are still a top trending wardrobe accessory, seen here as part of both the monochrome and floral pattern look, which are big fashion trends for this year.



The Tight Spot Styles:


Top left: Trasparenze Achille Faux Leather Leggings, Bottom left: Trasparenze Allen Leather Look Tights, Right: Commando Classic Faux Patent Leather Leggings

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Fashion Week Hosiery: Part 1


The 2019 fashion weeks have so far given a flavour of the styles that continue to be top trends and the new looks we will all be wearing as the year unfolds.

Paris Haute Couture, New York and London Fashion Weeks have demonstrated that fashion favourites are going to be prevalent this year –¬†with¬†animal print, ruffles,¬†monochrome,¬†floral patterns and bright psychedelic colours. ¬†There was also a¬†focus on¬†large sleeves and bows, bringing back an 80s style vibe.

Many of the famous names in fashion chose to complete their hand crafted luxury designs with tights, giving each outfit a striking finish.

Checkout our style guide of the top trending hosiery styles from this years fashion weeks so far.  In part 1 of our fashion week hosiery guide we take a look at the shimmer, glitter, glamour and floral trends of 2019.

Stay on trend with The Tight Spot and get the looks below:

1. Colour Shimmer

An emphasis on shimmering coloured sheer tights was seen across many outfits, including pastel shades, purples and burgundy colours, which were all carefully colour coordinated with the designs and shoes.



Top left: Gipsy Sheer Gloss 15 Denier Tights, Top second on the right: Oroblu Revolution Sparkle Tights, Bottom left: Cecilia de Rafael Eterno Super Lucido Shiny Tights

2. Black Diamond Glitter

Glitter tights and ankle high socks continue to be an on trend style, paired with floral monochrome looks or a splash of colour.


From left to right: Wolford Sparkle Strip Tights, Jonathan Aston Glitz Glitter Tights, Fiore Pincio Sparkle Ankle Highs

3. 80’s Glamour

Fishnet tights, shiny tights and polka dot patterned tights featured amongst many designers’ outfits, bringing back an 80s style vibe. ¬†Paired with oversized suit jackets with shoulder pads and dresses with large sleeves and ruffles.

Top second on the right: Couture Ultra Gloss Tights, Top right: Levante Micronet Tights, Bottom right: Cecilia de Rafael Eterno Pois Polka Dot Tights

4. Floral Fancies

Floral patterned tights were everywhere!  Taking many different forms Рembroidered, print and tattoo.  The illustrative tattoo tights have maintained their on trend look but the styling had a layering twist by pairing them with ankle high socks, another hosiery accessory that we will be seeing much more of throughout 2019.


From left to right: Trasparenze Waterlilly Patterned Tights, Trasparenze Hawthorn Floral Patterned Hold Ups, Oroblu Prettiness Lace Tights

As a first choice online hosiery store, The Tight Spot has a vast collection of new season styles as currently shown on the catwalks, so you can stay on trend at all times.  Take a look at our New Season Fashion Tights.

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Top 5 Hosiery Moments of 2018

It’s been quite a year in fashion and as we approach the end of 2018, we look back at the biggest hosiery moments of the year. So strap in as we look at the most talked about hosiery news of the last 12 months.

At 5, it’s Meghan Markle.

Transitioning from bare legged Californian babe, to demure princess in sheer pantyhose. There were a few awkward ensembles to start with including strange colour matching and dodgy satin finishes but we think she’s got it down now. Looking beautiful and bracing the British weather in opaque tights and berry hues, plus the Royal sheer tights obsession! Read more about Meghan’s look¬†here.


At 4, it’s Wolford, the biggest name in hosiery, and their whacky rebrand!

Wolford is known as a classic brand, producing luxury legwear and bodywear, a leader in high-end fashion.

However, in recent weeks they have changed their brand imagery, launching their SS19 campaign with a high energy, zany vibe to keep fresh and relevant in the luxury market. Read all about the launch event here.

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Wolford Logo (2)We love, love, love the new photography and with much more to come next year…watch this space!

At 3, it’s Pamela Mann’s Recycled Tights.

Fuelled by documentaries such as Blue Planet and Stacy Dooley investigates, a spotlight is being shone on our actions and attitude towards waste and the environmental impact of our day to day lives. Hosiery brand Pamela Mann have taken this on board and replaced two of it’s best selling styles with a more environmentally friendly version that uses 88% recycled yarns – even the packaging is made from recycled cardboard. Read the full story here.

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At 2, it’s Serena Williams in Compression Tights.

The tennis superstar was back on centre court this summer and matched her pristine tennis whites with skin tone compression tights. Used to improve blood circulation and, in Serena’s case, help to prevent blood clots which the Grand Slam winner had problems with during the birth of her first child last September.¬† This peaked a lot of interest in compression hosiery and has been a busy season for our compression tights range at The Tight Spot! Check out more on this story here.


Finally, at number 1, it’s Queen RiRi en Vogue.

Gracing the cover of the prestigious September Issue, Rihanna wore Jonathan Aston Lace Tights. With all eyes on this edition as new Editor in Chief, Edward Enninful, put together his first issue. The Bajan beauty looked sensational in Prada dress and gloves, Savage X Fenty body and British Brand Jonathan Aston Tights. The striking look was completed with a floral crown and pencil thin eyebrows! A look we certainly won’t forget in a hurry.


So that’s it. Our top 5 – we can’t wait to see what 2019 has to bring in the hosiery world.

We’re already eyeing up an explosion in animal print hosiery, more sheer V opaque patterns and lots of socks, which are huge in street style at the moment…. stay tuned hosiery fans!