Tuesday, 30 July 2013

White Parties and White Bikinis


With Disclosures anthem of the summer 'White Noise' blaring out of the speakers, plus the Ibiza and Marbella pool parties awash with the colour, it can only mean one thing- The Nikki Beach annual White Party has arrived! To attend their famously glamorous and wild parties, you need to wear the following in different variations, and you'll be good to go: A white dress or kaftan, white wedges/heels, a Boutique White Ruffle Bikini is a must, sparkly beach bag, jewels and bangles.

ruffles bikini

Opening their first Nikki Beach in Miami in 1998, word spread fast about their extravagant pool parties, sparking a world wide love for them! With 10 branches now open in various sun drenched parts of the world,  their famous white parties are now enjoyed throughout the year globally. So book your flights, grab your ruffle bikinis and remember, no carbs before marbs! :) 

white party
Nikki Beach Marbella

Alternatively if you can't get to a one of Nikki Beach's far flung destinations, throw your own
white party, like these well known faces...

white bikinis
heatworld.com star style

If you happen to hire a location with a pool you can still wear your white bikini! Bonus! :)

Monday, 29 July 2013

Jet-setter style

Jet-setter style

Get Lily's look with Gipsy Bobby Socks. Team these cute white ankle socks with your favourite pumps, shorts and t-shirt to look effortlessly stylish whilst you globe-trot! These footsie socks are light-weight and and are ideal for wear to the gym too, a pretty alternative to plain trainer socks.

trainer socks

Ankle socks & boots!

Ankle socks & boots!

Get Denise Van Outen's funky summer look with Gipsy Bobby Socks or Pamela Mann Sheer Heart Ankle Socks. Check out our Polyvore page to shop the entire look! Who knew that cute anklet socks, red boots and a summer dress could look so fabulous! 

Friday, 26 July 2013

Big 5 0 in Vegas- Home of stockings and suspenders, hold ups, fishnets and pantyhose!

So you already know about my parents having spontaneous ways, so I don't know why I was surprised by mums 50th birthday celebration plans. They went from looking at relaxing weekends in Santorini, to actually booking 4 nights in Las Vegas - land of lights, entertainment and fun (on a scale only Americans manage!) 

Casinos, and hosiery was everywhere you looked. Mum was very impressed with the stockings, fishnets and pantyhose being worn by the show girls, waitresses and hotel staff.

In the casinos the waitresses wear a range of funky fashion tights and fishnets. The famously, spectacular burlesque extravaganza, showcases a fabulous array of elaborate show-girl costumes, complete with seamed stockings, suspender belts and patterned pantyhose. Brought into the mainstream of entertainment by the lovely Dita Von Teese...

Get Dita's look from Essex'ee Legs with this Jonathan Aston Seduction Set 
...Burlesque grew on a tremendous scale, with celebs clamouring to appear in the glamorous, but classy, 'Peepshow' in Las Vegas...

Get the look from Essex'ee Legs starting from top left clockwise: Peepshow look- Leg Avenue Hold Ups with Glitter Bows, Mel B's look- Leg Avenue Opaque Hold Ups, Holly Madison's look- Charnos Cherron Hold Ups, Carmen Electra's look- Pamela Mann Hoops Hold Ups  

The Pussycat Dolls got in on the act. They kidnapped the beautiful Carmen Electra, and also had their own run of burlesque shows in Sin City. Dancing their saucy over the knee socks off, the girls looked amazing in their fishnet hold ups and glitter tights.

Get the look from Essex'ee Legs starting from top left clockwise- Leg Avenue net suspender tights, Jonathan Aston starburst sequinned tights, Jonathan Aston micronet tights

Although they didn't see a burlesque show, I was a little shocked to discover that Dad had booked tickets to see Rihanna at the Mandalay Bay hotel! Normally a Radio 2 or Talk Sport listener, he sang 'shine bright like a diamond' every time I saw him for months :) The effects that Vegas has, had obviously got a hold of him early! 

Rihanna tights are famous in their own right!
Get Rihanna's look from Essex'ee Legs with Pamela Mann Grid Strap Buckle Suspender Tights or with What Katie Did Seamed Fishnet Tights

They had an unforgettable holiday with mum texting me updates such as 'At the piano bar at the Bellagio Hotel drinking cocktails, Ha!' and 'I can't get Dad to bed he's playing Roulette' and my personal favourite-

Me and my husband were also lucky enough to visit Vegas, at the end of a once in a lifetime trip travelling the world. If you ever get the chance to go, I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The excitement hits you as soon as you land in Vegas and doesn't leave you until it's time to bid farewell to it's magic... I was so sad to leave I cried all the way home! 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Gipsy Toeless Tights

Due to the famously short British summers, depriving us of the glowing suntans that we crave, the quest to find a natural looking pair of sheer tights can be a nightmare. Gipsy toeless tights from the better than bare range, give me the confidence to wear my pretty summer dresses to every event throughout the season. No matter what the forecast, I know I won't have a last minute change of heart about my outfit, as toeless pantyhose make my legs look naturally tanned and leave them looking perfectly blemish free.

I find that fake tan never seems to take to my legs well, and this natural looking sheer toeless hosiery, in natural glow, give the perfect hint of colour minus the streaks, in no time.

At a wedding we attended, my friend (left) fresh off a beach in South Africa (so jealous), showed her tan off with bare legs. I was wearing gipsy toeless tights (right) and you couldn't tell the difference! Who needs a beach in South Africa ;)

The open toe pantyhose meant that I could still wear some sandals, I already had, that matched my dress and showed off my pedicure.
Gipsy Toeless Tights are available in natural glow, chocolate and nude to suit all skin tones.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Suspender Pantyhose and Carpe Diem!

The title proved to be the magic mix for mum! Carpe Diem just sums up Mum & Dads approach to life. Always taking the risk, moving onwards and upwards and making new adventures. The beginnings of mum’s online shop Essex’ee Legs was no different. It’s been inspiring to watch her tiny seed of an idea, flourish into an exciting online business that continues to grow. So, after a few years of dreaming and hankering after a little business to call her own Suspender Pantyhose is where it all began!!

Sparkly tights and fishnet stockings had been worn forever in show business, then in 2009 a new celeb trend emerged, 5 words - Lily Allen, mock suspender tights

We were all hooked, Designers Gipsy, Pamela Mann and Leg Avenue all made their own unique versions of suspender hosiery

Mock Suspender Tights,  Plus Size Suspender Tights
All available at Essex'ee Legs
The popularity of the mock suspender tights style triggered a flood of new and unique hosiery designs, that celebs wore everywhere. Fortunately Gipsy, Pamela Mann, Leg Avenue, and Jonathan Aston continue to make the gorgeous fashion tights accessible to us mere mortals too…

Fashion Tights

The love for this new abundance of different hosiery styles never died and Essex’ee Legs provides a wide range of fashion tights in amongst its beautiful collections.

With a new trend that seemed to be sticking around, mum recognised the potential for an online tights shop ranging from sizes 6-32, with international postage. Accessibility was important to her, as apart from the big flagship stores many of the high street collections were sparse, with few or none selling plus size tights. With the image of Lily wearing suspender pantyhose, providing that light bulb moment, and a certain TV show, set in our home town, providing inspiration for a catchy name for the website…

Aherm, reem?
Essex’ee Legs became reality and mum dived head first into her new adventure...

We are proud of you mum! xxx 

Fashion Tights

Suspender Hosiery

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Jonathan Aston Strapped Tights

bondage tights
The arrival of Jonathan Aston Strapped Tights triggered a flurry of excitement at Essex'ee HQ this morning! The new addition from their 2013/14 'High Voltage' collection had us reaching for our playsuits and shoe boots for a night out to show off the bondage tights style.

The strap pantyhose were eye catching worn with a simple playsuit and heels but the strap tights could also be teamed with a pair of cut off denim shorts, cute t-shirt and converse or wellies for the perfect festival look.

Jonathan Aston Strapped Tights have a content of 92% Polyamide, 8% Elastane, and come in sizes; small, medium and large.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Control Top Hosiery

control tights

Have you bought an extra special outfit recently? Want to look a million dollars in it? Then control top hosiery is for you.

Create a killer figure with great choices of control tights , control pantyhose and shaper shorts from top branded hosiery. 

Control tights that flatten you tummy, smooth your hips and tone your thighs all at once, a 'must have' for every girls self confidence. Create the silhouette you are looking for with the best selling Charnos Killer Figure control pantyhose range, or Gipsy control tights and shaper shorts. Choose control top hosiery in opaque or sheers. Available in all sizes and even plus size.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tights, stockings, hold ups worldwide!

pantyhose hosiery hold up stockings

If you love leg wear fashion Essex'ee Legs is a visit you must not miss. Gorgeous hosiery for ladies who love to look good. Tights, stockings, hold ups shipped worldwide from top hosiery brands. Choose from fashion tights and pantyhose from best selling Jonathan Aston and Trasparenze, and a great choice of plus size stockings and hold up stockings from Pamela Mann.

New styles, deniers, and colours of ladies tights added daily. Many choices of suspender tights available, the 'must have' hosiery item taking the globe by storm. Suspender pantyhose from top brands such as Gipsy and Leg Avenue. Over knee socks for festival fashion, plus cute anklets. High fashion toes and legs whatever the season. All of your tights, stocking, hold ups  needs in one place.

See you there!