What a difference a week makes…sales of thick tights soar as winter arrives with a bang!
Just last week, we were basking in an unprecedented Indian Summer, with glorious sunshine and unfeasibly high temperatures of 23.6C recorded in Kew Gardens, making it the hottest Halloween since records began. A far cry from the expected autumn climate, pulling on our thermal tights was quite literally the last thing on our minds! Fast forward a week and it seems like winter has well and truly arrived, and according to the forecasters…it’s here to stay. The sharp decline in temperatures hasn’t gone unnoticed with consumers either, and despite the news this week that women will go bare legged in the name of fashion, sales of winter tights are soaring. Wool tights, with their wonderful warming effect, have proved particularly popular, with sales up by a staggering 67% compared to last week. It appears that women are choosing to stock up on opaque tights, too, with sales increasing by a third! Pampered pins all round, then.
Here at Tightsplease, we stock a fantastic range of winter tights, with something for every occasion and budget. Long gone are the days when wrapping up warm was synonymous with frumpy and unflattering hosiery – thick tights are now a lightweight, comfortable, and above all, chic option. With so much on offer, the Tightsplease team have compiled their top 5 hosiery picks for the chilly months ahead!
For the ultimate in snug legwear, we love the Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Opaque Thermal Tights. Substantially thicker than standard opaque tights, these matte tights come with a luxurious brushed fleece lining, providing your pins with unrivalled warmth and a chic look for almost any occasion imaginable! Those of you who like to experiment with vibrant colours should also check out the Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights, which are available in no less than 8 stylish colours. Ranging from classic Black all the way through to the rich purple hue of Blackberry, these sumptuously soft tights have a 55% wool composition, making it entirely possible to achieve a fashion forward look while keeping your legs content.
If you’re partial to adding a spot of true luxury to your hosiery collection, look no further than the Wolford Merino Tights. Made from 50% virgin merino wool, these quality black tights are the perfect marriage between style and practicality, capable of giving your legs a high end look and a beautifully cosy feel. If you needed any further convincing, Hollywood icon Gwyneth Paltrow has described these very tights as ‘the best we’ve ever tried’. Not bad for somebody with a never-ending budget, eh? We also have a selection of ribbed wool tights, which are ideal for adding texture and interest to a bland outfit. The pick of the bunch are the Charnos Wool Cable Tights, which have a fine rib design, showing through a subtle glimpse of skin – seriously on trend. Lined with cotton on the inside for comfort, the wool outer layer also means that as well as looking great, you’ll also be snug as a bug. Falke 1-0 Winter!
Last but not least, something for the fashionistas! The Jonathan Aston Katusha Tights have a unique crocheted design, which show through flashes of leg for super glamorous look. Perfect for dressing up a daytime outfit , these 80% wool tights will look utterly fabulous with black denim shorts and ankle boots for a sophisticated daytime look!
So ignore the fashion press and wrap up warm this winter. It’s high time you gave your pins the attention they deserve!