Look Good

Tights are back on trend – and we’ve found 24 styles that’ll get every body shape from day to night…

Whether you’re into patterned, fishnet or sheer tights, you’ll find the perfect pair at Tights Tights Tights. Here, owner Allana Loftus reveals her style secrets…

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 06.04.2022

advertisement feature

Tights are back after being spotted all over catwalks at this year’s fashion weeks so far.

But have they really ever gone out of fashion? We don’t think so!

We’ve all grown up with tights and have been wearing them at all different stages throughout our life. From learning how to put on tights for the first time to go to school, to wearing them to add a flourish of professionalism in that last job interview, they’ve always been a staple fashion piece to help see us through our occasions, seasons and milestones.

Not forgetting that black tights can also be incredibly sexy. Think Audrey Hepburn, Mary Quant’s miniskirts – which are really having a moment this Spring – any tights in the ‘60s and Kate Moss in tights during the ‘90s.

The best tights can slim our waists, lengthen our legs, help us battle colder climates and even improve our circulation. But the secret is finding which ones feel comfortable – easier said than done, right?

We want tights that fit like a glove, but are still ultra-stylish. The search for the perfect pair can seem overwhelming at times, but hold tight – because we caught up with Allana, who has over 10 years of experience in fashion and owns luxury hosiery store, Tights Tights Tights.

Tights Tights Tights really are a business that do what they say on the tin – selling hosiery for all ages and sizes, ranging from sheer designs to fun and fashionable styles. There are a pair of tights, stockings, hold-ups and socks for everyone and every occasion across the globe in their head office and distribution centre at Morpeth.

But what makes them rise above the rest is their accessibility. They really do think about every woman with every shape, colour and size, and cater to them all as one of only a small number of hosiery companies who specialise in darker skin tone tights and hold-ups, and stock an extensive range of plus-size tights (going up to a size 10XL).

Allana’s suppliers constantly introduce new products to keep the business up-to-date with all the latest trends, and her collection caters for all your needs: whether that be workwear, leisurewear, warmth, support, a fashion statement and sheer look for everyday wear. We can guarantee that you’ll be stocking up on them in no time.

We caught up with Allana to discover her secret to finding the perfect pair of tights for every occasion…

FOR EVERYDAY WEAR

Fashion tights

Perfect for adding a touch of style to your outfits or a subtle animal print design. Our most popular tights are the classic polka dot. They can be dressed up or down, perfect for taking your outfit from day to night.

Flirt - Leopard Print Tights - £8.00

Find Out More

Gipsy - Nouvelle Dot Tights - £6.00

Find Out More

Gipsy - Sheer Bow Tights - £10.00

Find Out More

Le Bourget - Carmen Fashion Tights - £16.00

Find Out More

FOR WORK

Everyday classic tights

Sheer tights are the perfect solution for occasions when you don’t want to have bare legs, or for the time of year when opaque tights are just too thick. There’s a wide choice available, from natural skin tones, pastel and classic black, and a range of deniers.

Trasparenze - Oleandro Tights - £8.00

Find Out More

Charnos - Simply Bare 7 Denier Tights - £6.00

Find Out More

Aristoc - Ultimate Sheer Luxury 10 Denier Ladder Resistant Sheer Matt Tights - £8.00

Find Out More

Le Bourget - Voilance Satine 15 Denier Tights - £7.50

Find Out More

Support tights

These can be particularly useful to wear for a long day at the office or a night out after work, as they support your body in all the right places. A must-have item if you’re on your feet for long periods of time.

Support tights have graduated compression – heavier at the ankle and lighter further up the leg – making for healthy blood circulation. There are also different compression support levels available, depending on your requirements: the lowest number giving the lightest support.

Charnos - Medium Energising 15 Denier Support Tights - £7.00

Find Out More

Wolford - Pure 30 Complete Support Tights - £52.00

Find Out More

Aristoc - Sheer Support Light Compression Tights - £6.00

Find Out More

Cette - Active Support 70 Tights - £17.95

Find Out More

FOR A NIGHT OUT

Party tights

These come in a wide range of patterns and colours. So, whether you want to add some sparkle to a night out or liven up that special outfit by dressing your legs in lace, you’ll find plenty of options here.

These are all available in sizes: one size, 16-18 and 20-24.

Gipsy - Sheer Sparkle Polka Dot Tights - £9.00

Find Out More

Charnos - Spiral Net Tights - £8.50

Find Out More

Pamela Mann - Orchid Leaf Tights - £9.99

Find Out More

Gipsy - Game of Cards Tights - £10.00

Find Out More

FOR THOSE WHO PREFER STOCKINGS OR HOLD UPS

Stockings

Our range of classically sheer stockings is the ultimate symbol of glamour. Whether a decorative lace top or plain comfort top, a shine or matte finish, the sensuous and empowering combination of stockings and a suspender belt will prepare you for any occasion.

Pretty Legs - Luxury 10 Denier Nylon Lace Top Sheer Stockings - £5.00

Find Out More

Glamory - Delight 20 Backseam Stockings - £7.95

Find Out More

Aristoc - Sensuous 10 Denier Lace Top Stockings - £10.00

Find Out More

Gio - 15 Denier Sheer Nylon Classic Point Heel Seamed Stockings - £24.95

Find Out More

Hold ups

Available in a range of deniers, shades and finishes, sheer hold ups are the necessary accessory your wardrobe has been waiting for. Our range provides a variety of choices to compliment any outfit, no matter what the occasion may be.

Transparenza - Amazement Stay Up - £19.90

Find Out More

Charnos - Bridal 10 Denier Lacetop Hold Up - £14.00

Find Out More

Aristoc - Sensuous 10 Denier Hold Ups - £10.00

Find Out More

Andrea Bucci - 10 Denier Silk Satin Sheen Lace Top Hold Ups - £7.00

Find Out More

To shop their full collection, visit Tights Tights Tights’ website.

For some more styling inspiration, visit their Instagram account.

Other stories by Rachael Nichol
29.09.2022

How to dress for your body type – the complete guide

Rachael Nichol
24.09.2022

How this holistic facial has benefits that are more than just skin deep

Rachael Nichol
16.09.2022

Go for gold: Why you need gold bathroom accessories in your home

Rachael Nichol
12.08.2022

Pretty in pink: Stonebridge Interiors show us how to get the pink bathroom trend in our own homes

Rachael Nichol
01.08.2022

Always wanted straight teeth without wearing metal braces? Introducing Invisalign at Bupa Dental Care Darras Hall

Rachael Nichol
29.07.2022

Holiday booked? Here are 4 beauty salons in Newcastle to visit to get vacation ready

Rachael Nichol