Wolford Team up with Famous Female Tattoo Artists to Create Wolford INK

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The Tight Spot.com is proud to announce that as a long-standing retailer of Wolford Hosiery, we are one of a handful or retailers globally to stock the exclusive Wolford Ink collection

Wolford has brought together some of the most talented, female tattoo artists in Europe for a unique collection of tattoo tights.

Each tattoo artist has created their own design, which is featured on the classic Nude 8 Wolford Tights – giving the optical illusion of a striking tattoo, without the permanence or pain!

Through this collaboration, Wolford demonstrates it’s ability to stay at the forefront of trends and style whilst remaining true to the classic, premium quality hosiery at its core.

Melina, Anna, Galya, Carin and Emily Malice are female artists based in Europe. These leading tattoo artists are renowned for their exquisite designs, which embody style, confidence in female empowerment.

Galya Gisca

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Originally from Moldova, now residing in Amsterdam. Galya gets her inspiration from mythology, nature and the engraving masters of the past. An art student and keen illustrator, tattooing became second nature to her. “Nothing makes me happier than making custom pieces for my clients and knowing I mark people’s lives in such a meaningful way”.

Carin Silver

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One of the most popular tattoo artists in Paris, Carin studied at the School of Fine Arts. Beginnings her tattooing career four years ago as an apprentice in Barcelona. She moved back to Paris and now is the co-founder of Les Maux Bleus. Carin’s tattoo style is mainly dominated by floral designs and fine line illustrations.

Emily Malice

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Emily Malice is known for creating beautifully poetic and delicately crafted tattoo designs that centre around the fragility of life. She became extremely popular in 2013 and continues to be, due to her artistry and inspiring young people to be themselves. “I love botany – flowers possess timeless beauty. I also love pop art. I feel my art reflects these two loves in a delicious collision”.

The Wolford Nude 8 Tights are an established Wolford favourite, with an innovative bi-component yarn composition that leaves the leg apparently naked and completely flawless – helping to achieve a realistic tattoo look, with the design standing centre stage.

With limited availability and stock, the Galya, Carin and Malice styles are available now at The Tight Spot.com.

Hosiery Fashion AW 18/19 Look Book: This Season’s Top 5 Must-Have Trends | TheTightSpot.com

Whilst we might be trying to hang on to summer – our minds are firmly focused on fresh and exciting Autumn Winter trends! With new styles arriving daily – we’ve put together the five Autumn Winter Hosiery Trends for 2018/19. It’s going to be a very stylish season. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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1 | It’s all about that sparkle!

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‘Tis the season to sparkle. Whether you’ve got a special event or just feel like getting fancy, sparkle tights is just the thing to upgrade your winter wardrobe. From polka dot patterns to sheer lurex looks, sparkle tights have been elevated from kids Christmas party to the height of hosiery glamor. Seen on catwalks and FROW globally.

2 | Layer-up in fancy florals (and lots of it)

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In case you haven’t noticed, floral patterns have taken the fashion industry by storm. Through Spring Summer and on to Autumn Winter,  many fashion houses have featured floral print as their go to pattern. This vintage, chintzy look has now made it’s way into the Autumn Winter season by the addition of darker colours and opaque finishs. Floral patterned tights will add a sophistication to your look that can be work casually or is also great for a more formal environment.  Go head to toe, clashing prints for an all out fashion frenzy.

3 | Invest in lace

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One of the biggest trends for Autumn Winter is definitely stunning lace tights! Rihanna was Vogue UK’s September cover star and was pictured wearing Jonathan Aston Black Lace Tights. As we all know, Vogue is the go-to for the biggest fashion trends and with there seal of approval it’s safe to say lace is in! Lace tights can give a sultry sophistication or a flirty yet luxury look – brands such as Wolford and La Perla have really embraced this trend this season.

4 | The crown jewel tones

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Metallics and Jewel Tones are the modern twist on the vintage florals and lace styles.  Ideal to add a pop of colour to your look, this trend is opulent and bold with a glam 80’s feel. Keep it sophisticated with paired back outfits and quality materials. Hosiery brands, such as Wolford, Trasparenze and Oroblu have been creating bold and bright fashion tights, that look and feel incredible. Kim Kardashian – usually clad in neutral tones, has been rocking bright colours everywhere she goes, even matching with her brand new Mercedes. A sign that colour is BACK.

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5 | Athleisure is a pleasure

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Know this: for autumn, fashion is really, really into Athleisure, casual wear. From side stripes, influenced by the iconic Adidas triple-stripe tracksuit bottoms, to fashion leggings and more. Celebrities like Zendaya, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner have all been sporting this look. Sporty side striped tights and leggings are the go-to leg-wear this autumn winter. Who doesn’t want to feel comfortable and fashionable at the same time? With this trend, the pieces are so versatile that you can afford to invest in a classic piece that can be dressed up or down as the mood takes.

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Wimbledon Whites & Compression Tights

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Wimbledon has got off to a sizzling start this week as the worlds top tennis stars hit the courts during a UK heatwave. 

Celebrities have been turning out in their summer finery but it’s the dress code of the players that is most scrutinised. It might be a strict rule – but a least it’s a simple one: Players must wear white. 

White clothing, white shoes with white soles, white caps, white wristbands or headbands, white socks even white undergarments – if it’s not white, you’re not coming in.

But it is tennis legend Serena Williams pristine whites matched with skin tone, compression tights that have raised eyebrows. The champion player has stated that the compression tights are to help with blood flow after experiencing issues with blood clots, particularly during the birth of her first child who was delivered last September. 

 

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Compression tights apply gentle pressure to legs to encourage blood flow, keeping legs feeling energised and comfortable. Often worn to sooth medical conditions or to assist those that are on their feet all day, The Tight Spot stocks a range of compression tights that can sometimes be difficult to find on the high street. 

A favourite are the Cecilia De Rafael Energize 70 Denier Tights. With graduated compression for a comfortable wear, slight shine, semi-sheer finish and a light sliming effect on the waist and hips these support tights are a great choice for compression wear that looks stylish. Also available up to size XXL.  

 

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This Royal couple might be a match, but are their tights? 

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The new Duchess & her Majesty have been inseparable since the Royal Wedding in May and not even the Queen’s bright hat and coat combos have be able to distract from the sparkling friendship that appears to have developed between these two Royal ladies. 
Whilst Meghan’s chic new wardrobe and the Queen’s classic looks haven’t disappointed on the fashion front, we think their hosiery choices could do with some improvements. 
At 92 years old, there’s no denying the Queen looks fantastic. Many ladies – young and old, have trouble with discolouring and blemishes on their legs and turn to hosiery to help achieve a flawless leg look for showing their calves with confidence. We suggest a slightly heavier coverage, such as Wolford’s Perfectly 30 tights, in the Cosmetic shade to offer a smoother, even skin tone appearance.

 

Whilst Meghan is new to the sheer tights tradition, she’s taken to it with gusto. However, there seems to be a problem selecting a shade to match her beautiful skin tone. In the past it has been difficult for ladies of colour to find the perfect hosiery shade – however with many brands expanding their range, the options are constantly improving. We would suggest the Wolford Sheer 15 tights in Caramel to give a polished look. 

 

Meghan Gets The Royal Look

Following the wedding of the year last weekend, Meghan Markle has well and truly proved she’s part of the Royal family in her first engagement as the Duchess of Sussex.

Wearing a demure soft pink dress and chic hat the Duchess accompanied her sophisticated look with sheer tights.

Whilst this latest royal marriage is being praised on bringing about a progressive, modern edge to the British Monarchy, some things never change and it looks like the Queen’s dress code of all royal women wearing tights is here to stay!

We suspect, from Meghan’s previous fashion looks, that she’s a Wolford girl through and through.

The style she’s chosen here, for a garden party at Buckingham Palace to kick off six months of 70th Birthday celebrations for her father in law Prince Charles, could be the subtle shine of Wolford’s Satin Touch 20 Tights.

These gorgeous tights are silky, soft and offer a perfectly polished finish, up to XXL. Also currently available in a 3 for 2 promotional pack, whilst stocks last!

Shop you’re favourite sheer tights style with 10% off use code MEG10! 24 hours only.

 

Get Ready The Royal Way With Bridal Stockings and Hosiery By The Tight Spot

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In case you haven’t heard Prince Harry and Suits actress Meghan Markle are getting married! We’ve been waiting for this day since the excitement of the last Royal Wedding in 2011 and can’t wait to see who is wearing what on May 19th.

A day that everyone can enjoy because we are all invited! 2,640 members of the public will be waiting outside Windsor Castle with the rest of us glued to the TV screen watching the couple and a host of royal and celebrity guests arrive. We all love a good wedding and the best part of it all is, of course, the FASHION, from dresses to tights and more.

To attend a Royal wedding there is a strict dress code and rules state that ladies must wear heels and hosiery must be worn! In the spirit of the Royal Wedding and upcoming wedding season, see our hosiery guide below – from the blushing bride to the best dress guests, we’ve got it covered!

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FOR THE BRIDE

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It’s tradition to wear hold ups or stockings underneath the gorgeous gown. If you’re going for a stunning lace dress like Kate Middleton we recommend Wolford Satin Touch 20 Hold Ups, featuring a delicate lace top and an elegant satin finish. These hold ups also have a silicone band for maximum hold around your thighs so you won’t have to worry about them rolling down on your special day.

Pippa and Charnos

If you’re going for a Summer Wedding like Pippa Middleton and want to wear some beautiful stockings we recommend Charnos Bridal Lace Top Stockings with a luxurious deep lace top, which is feminine and sexy whilst the 10 denier sheer leg is soft and silky to the touch. Look and feel fabulous on your big day.

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For a more modest yet sophisticated style at your wedding, we recommend Cecilia de Rafael Miss 20 Seamless Tights designed to be as discreet as possible. These seamless tights will give your legs a silky smooth appearance, also due to the soft yarns, you’ll forget that you’re even wearing them. They’re a great accessory to your bridal dress for a Spring/Summertime wedding.

FOR THE GUESTS

Look the part with these hosiery trends that are perfect for any wedding.

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Being a guest at a wedding is so much fun because everyone loves an excuse to dress up nicely and what better than a wedding to show off your fashion credentials!

Nude tights are the ideal partner for any dress giving a polished, beautiful finish. If you’re going for a classic Black or Navy dress like Victoria Beckham, we recommend Wolford Satin Touch 20 Tights (you can also get 3 for 2 in case of a run emergency), these pantyhose have a smooth, silky feel and a gorgeous shimmer finish to give your legs a smooth and shiny look.

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If your planning on wearing open-toed shoes like Samantha Cameron but don’t want to be feeling any Spring chill we recommend Falke Shelina 12 Toeless Tights for the ultimate bare leg look to give your legs a smooth appearance. The best part is that you can wear open-toed shoes and not worry about the stitched toe of the tights.

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If you want to wear body-hugging dress and feel body confident at the wedding of the year, we recommend Gipsy 10 Denier Tum, Bum and Thigh Sheer Tights that will give you an all over trim for the ultimate silhouette enhancer with a beautiful satin finish leg for that extra polished look.

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If you want to jazz up your wedding look with the latest fashion tights the only choice this season is fabulous fishnets or delicate floral patterns. We recommend Oroblu Flower Daisy Tattoo Tights. These pantyhose feature a delicate, embroidery style daisy pattern on the side of each leg at different heights which adds a unique and sophisticated twist to sheer tights. An ultra feminine take of tattoo tights.

Now that you have all the knowledge for the best bridal hosiery looks start shopping today and get 10% OFF all Bridal Tights & Stockings by using code BRIDAL10.

Please feel free to re-publish this article credited to The Tight Spot or Contact Victoria Zarcu on victoria@thetightspot.co.uk for any Photoshoot or Product Review Samples and Press Related Matters!

Plus Size Tights on Plus Size Models!

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There’s been controversy this week after an online retailer used slim models to advertise a range of plus size tights. The images left a sour taste in the mouths of plus size shoppers across the globe with the degrading pictures showing slender models pulling and stretching the hosiery to show it’s size.

Social media was ablaze with people commenting in anger, shock and disgust.

However, it’s not all bad in the world of plus size hosiery. This week The Tight Spot launched a fabulous new plus size range that celebrates the sensuality of XXL ladies perfectly!

Lida is a Polish brand that specialises in creating comfortable, luxury finish tights, stockings and hold ups for the larger lady.

Their sheer or fishnet stockings fit up to a 95cm thigh and the tights up to 100cm thigh.

You’ll also find fun, flirty styles such as the strip panty or crotchless styles in different finishes, as well as more everyday styles such as these Plus Size leggings that are a beautiful quality and offer even coverage.

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An especially interesting product is the Thigh Protector. Invented as a feminine, sexy solution to chaffing – who knew it could be made to look so beautiful! A lace top with a sheer, super soft knitted piece sits on the thighs with silicone bands, like a deep thigh garter. Ingenious.

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Shop the Lida range at The Tight Spot today and celebrate your figure as you should!

10 Gifts for Under £10!

Christmas Shopping Season is upon us! We’ve put together a fantastic selection of stocking fillers, all for under £10. Legwear and accessories make great gifts as they can make an exciting addition to an existing outfit, giving a whole new look – a small gift that can have big impact! Especially as the wear is cooler, it’s always nice to receive something soft and snuggly or fun and sparkly at this time of year. Who do you know that would love something on this list?

Legwarmers 

An on trend gift to keep legs warm in the winter. Legwarmers make a great stocking filler or accessory to other gifts. Get Jonathan Aston Snug legwarmers for those who love to keep warm, cosy and casual or choose Traparenze wilder legwarmers for a fashionista friend who can accessorise these decorative legwarmers with their favourite leggings and rock star t-shirt.

 

Suspender Belts – Support those stockings!         

Get that special someone a romantic gift this Christmas. Garter belts are a fantastic present for hosiery and lingerie lovers. They can be paired with plain stockings for a fantastic everyday wear or can be worn as a sensuous fashion piece for a feisty look in the bedroom. A present that you can both enjoy, for under £10, you really can’t go wrong! This deep lace belt from Silky is available in Black, Red and White.

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Silky Lace Suspender Belt £8.95

 

Knee Highs, Practical and Fashionble.

Coming in a range of styles and colours, knee highs will make a great gift this Christmas time. These ribbed socks from Gipsy are bang on trend in a choice of sumptuous colours and will keep shins cosy and fashionable. For more luxury footwear choose Trasparezne floral Platino patterned knee high socks for an eye-catching finish. Shop our great range of Knee High socks now.

 

Ankle Socks – See on Catwalks Worldwide!

What can you fill the Christmas stockings with this year? Socks! Yes socks are small and easy to roll up, making them the perfect stocking filler. The need for socks is endless, you can never have too many and this year fashion houses have been pairing fishnet ankle highs with all their hottest looks. This is just some of our fishnet ankle sock styles all under £10- see more net sock styles here. 

 

Warsh Cloth – Clear, Fresh Skin for all.

A Gift for everyone! Whether you’re looking for a present for him, for her, for teens or even for baby the warsh cloth is suited to all. These magic warsh cloths are an all-natural microfibre weave that gently exfoliates and cleanses skin. These would make a great Secret Santa present or additional gift for a friend.

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Crotchless Hosiery

Get hot & steamy with your partner this Christmas time by purchasing a gift that is fun for all. Try something new with crotchless tights, these are a sexy, luscious gift that can be worn everyday and for romantic occasions, making it an extra special present. Get a subtle yet spicy over the knee style, available up XXXL or try a sensuous strip panty with cut outs at the hips and open crotch. Miss Naughty, Guilia and Miss O all have crotchless styles for less that £10!

 

Sparkle Season

Treat someone who loves to party to some fabulous, glittering sparkle tights. Shimmer on that dance floor in these footless or fishnet styles that combine this seasons hottest looks with a bit of festive spirit. Whale Net tights are hugely popular and have been seen on celebrities from Kate Winslet to Kim Kardashian. Footless is an easy to wear style and these Gipsy Glitter Footless tights are perfect for New Year fun.

 

Coloured Tights

Looking for a gift for a friend? Well look no further. For under £5 you can get that special person some fun and funky coloured tights! A fantastic gift that any tights wearer would be delighted to receive. Mix and match fantastic Gipsy 40 tights – get 2 pairs for less than £10! A fantastic price you cannot ignore.

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Hold Ups – A feminine treat!

Grab a bargain today with hold ups for less than £10! Our range of hold ups features some beautifully crafted pieces that will make your girlfriend feel special and sophisticated. Get an extra special feminine touch with Fiore Lust Hold Ups featuring a decorative top with a wild, animal print twist.

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Fiore Lust Hold Ups £8.75

 

Seamed Tights For Vintage Lovers

A cry out to all those friends of vintage lovers out there! Boy do we have a gift for you – seamed tights are every classic collectors dream and we have a huge range! Pick your best friends favourite coloured seam from red, to black to purple or even sparkling silver for the festive season. Pamela Mann Jive seamed tights have a great choice of colours and are available up to XXXL.

 

 

 

New Men’s Tights Category Now Live!

We are excited to announce that we have just launched a new category of men’s tights, chosen from brands that are stylish and suitable for men.

Over the last four years we have been focused on learning customer behaviour and feedback to improve the overall experience of shopping on our site. So in doing this we’ve not only created many new categories such as men’s tights, but we’ve also added many new brands and styles to expand our range.

We’ve been aware for sometime that we get a lot of male customers querying about the best size, style or brand is best to suit their requirements, as the sizing definitely differs from female to male, and what each gender requires from the tights also varies considerably.

So in creating a men’s category we now offer some extra guidance in what they can consider to choose from.

The media has shown a lot of interest recently about the subject of tights for men, the demand is definitely there from us, and we are seeing more brands that we work with develop ranges specifically for men. Especially seeing them at fashion week and becoming ever more popular for sporting, we think the demand will only grow.

As part of our launch, we spoke to Bill from hosieryformen.blogspot.com to get his view of what men are looking for when they shop for tights.

 

What kinds of tights men are looking for?

There are no absolute clear preferences that all men would share. Just like women, tastes differ and people are likely to look for different things. Some men might prefer sheer or semi-sheer tights; other might go for opaques.

In addition, some types of neutral patterns are popular, such as ribbed tights or argyle patterns.

Opaque tights are probably the most popular as they provide insulation and warmth. When worn under trousers some opaque tights look like socks and that is perhaps a preference for some men who might be a bit worried that someone could tell they are wearing tights.

There are some men who probably don’t wear tights all year round but in winter they will do because they work outside.

Sheers are preferred by some also, because are less bulky, provide a lighter layer of insulation and also a nice feel when worn. Some men buy support hosiery because they work standing up for long periods, have leg cramps or circulation problems.

In general, better quality brands provide a better range of sizes and good quality features. I would focus more on these – Falke are excellent, as are Wolford. There are also some foreign brands such as Cecilia de Rafael that have some excellent lines.

Features Men Should consider when buying Tights:

  1. Larger sizes and tights that fit taller people e.g. more than 5’10”.
  2. Another key factor is whether the brief/panty has good depth – low-rise waists are not good for most men. They need tights that can comfortably stretch above the waist.
  3. One Size tights are not really a good option. Plus size ranges have good potential.
  4. Look for quality! Tights that are going to wear well and not ladder very easily, probably because we expect more wear from them and may not always handle them as carefully as women.

 

Kim Kardashian in Hosiery’s Latest Trend!

Kim Kardashian wore her trademark black bodycon midi-dress with mock fishnet tights – a huge trend set to explode on to the hosiery scene next season. The mock fishnet consists of a semi sheer or sheer base with a opaque classic diamond fishnet design on top.

Fishnet’s alone are already a massive trend for summer, particularly in a nude tone for the summer months with the mock fishnet style coming in for the cooler weather. Perfect for a fashion edge but with some warmer coverage!
We’re not sure if wearing a leather jacket with your own face painted on it will catch on however…
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