Tights. We have all worn them at least once in our life. If its in the day to keep warm, add a different take on an outfit or just to a Vicars and Tarts party, and by Tarts I'm talking about you men folk. All of us have slowly pulled them up our legs, walked like a constipated duck when we can't get the seam in the middle and got a ladder in them as soon as we sit down. You could say that I am a bit of a tightsaholic, I have one, OK two, OK three square draws jam packed full of tights. I know that's a lot, but they are not all the same. I have lots of different colours, thicknesses, ones with a pattern within them and some with a colour pattern, from Tartan to Crochet from floral to vertical stripes, you name it I've got it.
So you would think I am a bit of an expert of putting them on wouldn't you, but no I always end up with it twisted in the top and jump up and down whilst pulling them around, so I don't look too much like a mallard when I walk. I'm also very bad at pulling ladders, they just happen so quickly when I wear tights, so I make sure I have my trusty nail varnish with me all the time. If you don't know this, nail varnish stops ladders and holes in their track, it's genius! Just make sure you have a suitable colour, especially if you are at school. My teachers weren't too pleased when I had neon pink nail varnish all over my black tights, which nearly resulted in a call to my parents.
I have blogged before about some great new inventive tights, the choices are a little broader then just opaque or thick now. I posted here about these amazing Miracle Bum Shaper tights from Asda and some great tights from Debenhams here that are invisible and look great on all skin types, none of those weird so called flesh coloured tights anymore. Well now there are tights that can moisturise your legs, give you a tan and get this, there are tights that can reduce cellulite and make your thighs skinnier, so now go and have that biscuit you've been telling yourself not to have all day.
Good old Marks & Spencer's have invented tights that moisturise your legs as you move, no more lathering your legs with moisturiser every night. Does anyone really keep to that commitment anyway? The store says it's tights are part of their 'Prepare to Bare' collection and will make skin appear smoother after only a week. Not only that whilst you are wearing them it gives the illusion that you have bare legs, not a hairy Mrs Doubtfire leg in sight.
For all you science geeks out there I will tell you how it all works. The tights are coated with millions of tiny beauty cream bubbles and as you move throughout the day ie. run to the nearest shoe sale, small amounts of the bubbles are burst and released into the skin. Anyone else now really fancy an Aero?
Of course good oldy Marky and Spence will not reveal the 'secret' formula, but they have told us that it contains three main ingredients. The herb Lovage is an ingredient which revives and strengthen the skin, while Vitamin E helps general skin health and finally Aloe Vera helps soften skin and moisturise. You may be sceptical about this, but they have done clinical trials and they are proven to lock in moisture. OK, you may not have legs as soft as the Dove girl in the advert straight away, but you will be well on your way. Although the moisturising effects only last for up to ten washes, they are only £5 a pair ,so buying a few pairs will not have your bank manager frantically ringing you about your overdraft, not that has ever happened to me.
That's not just it though, also part of their 'Prepare to Bare' collection are some tights that are reported to make your thighs slimmer, no more Bridget Jones pants for you. Like the moisturising ones they have little bubbles of beauty cream locked into the fabric and every movement bursts a small amount of capsules. The three ingredients are marine plant extract designed to break down the fluid within the skin layers, Vitamin E for healthy skin and ginkgo bilboa to energise- I'm noting that word done for Scrabble.
The tights also incorporate graduated support, which helps improve circulation so they are great if you have circulation problems, are on a plane or just sitting in front of the TV watching Bradley Cooper with a bucket of ice cream, your choice. The tights move fluid on the surface of the skin and in trials that have been conducted, two thirds of women have had a reduction in thigh circumference. The other third of women probably couldn't resist the 3 for 2 offer on Fox's biscuits at Sainsbury's, I know I couldn't.
These tights range from £5 to £6 and as well as the moisturising ones they come in 10 Denier in a range of natural colours and 40 Denier in Opaque. You can hopefully find them in your local store, but some are available on the website here, so you can sit in your froggie PJ's, eating Jammie Dodgers and buy some whilst feeling guilt free about the 6 you've already eaten, because these tights will banish the effects away, or is that just me?
Well now there is an answer for all us fake tanophobics, tights that give you a tan while you wear them. How fabulous is that!? Sun Kiss Fake Tan tights claim to give you a bronze look within two hours, no more standing legs apart waiting for the fake tan to dry. The micro fibres in the tights contain tanning solution, leaving your legs perfectly tanned. These are the world's first fake tan tights and trials have found the combination of DHA, Aloa and Erythrulose help produce an even long lasting glow.
Once you have strutted your stuff in them they can be washed and worn again and they come with a pair of plastic gloves to minimise the risk of getting stained hands during removal. The eight denier tights are exclusive to http://www.tightsplease.co.uk/ for £7.99 with free delivery and you can find them right here. So no more patchy knees, white ankles, brown hands or your boyfriend telling you to hurry up and get ready while you are in the standing star jump position waiting for the fake tan to dry, the TOWIE girls eat your heart out.
My final miracle pair of tights to show you is also from the Sun Kiss range, they are Caffeine Tights that can make your thighs slimmer while you wear them. Yes ladies you read that right, no gym with the sleazy trainer, no diets and definitely no biscuit bans. These tights can have you fitting into those skinny jeans quicker then doing 50 leg presses.
The tights release micro capsules of caffeine into the thighs, bottom and legs to increase the metabolic rate and the burning of fat. There are a lot of great reviews on them and women have lost anything from 2cm to 2 inches from around their thighs. You get three pairs in a pack and you will see the effect within 2 to 4 weeks. Each pair can be washed five times before the caffeine wears off, so if you are stingy like me, try and lay off the Persil.
They are priced at £25.48 with free delivery on tightsplease here and come in skin colour and black. I am very tempted to buy some of these, especially after reading all the great reviews on them. A women's husband even noticed after a week that her thighs were thinner and we all know how rarely men actually notice anything, no offence Mr. Boyfriend. It is great to think that even while we are crying over An Affair to Remember for yet another time, we can be losing some inches off our thighs. I don't know about you ladies, but this makes me want to go and find the scientist who has created these and give him a big fat squeeze and a kiss, even if he does have geeky glasses, ragged curly hair and wears clothes out of the 70's.
So there we have it four pairs of tights all doing magic to our legs while we sit in important meetings, chat casually to a yummy guy in a bar or just slouch on the sofa eating our weight in Cadbury's fingers. If any of you buy any of these let me know how you get on, I'd love to hear if these do work, but in the meantime being skint, I'm off to have yet another hot cross bun and a look at the Asos sale, the diet and saving can start tomorrow.
Second Hand Rose