Yoga/Pilates Socks


Katie Mac

I go to Pilates, it’s a pretty big class and so everyone wears socks; not a bare foot in sight which is understandable as a large class like that could create some aroma!

As you can guess normal socks aren’t much good. You’ll be slipping and sliding with particular poses so socks with a grip on the sole is a must but which style is best?

I decided to try out a few different styles/brands which are all available from my shop: Tights Dept. Please note that this is not a biased view, all items are available in my store so no disadvantages.

1. ToeSox: Low Rise Full-Toe

The first pair I tried was from ToeSox, a leading brand of pilates/yoga socks. I chose to go with their low rise enclosed toe.

Difficult to put on, getting your toes into each toe was a bit of a struggle, but once…

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Festival Style


It’s that time of year again… it’s festival season! We’ve got lots of fab hosiery to help you stand out in the crowd!

Fishnets are a must have this season, we’ve got lots of variations to fit your perfect festival look, we’ve got edgy fence fishnet styles like Rita Ora’s or Alice Dellal’s micro fishnets. Try our fishnet tops and bodystockings, perfect for layering with your style.

Footless tights are also a great addition to your festival look, wear them with shorts or dresses, choose from plain block colours to mad printed styles like the printed leopard style pictured below.

Leggings and jeggings are so handy, they fit into your wellies with ease, they’re so comfy and most importantly they look good! Steel Alexa Chung’s style with a pair of our wetlook leggings or keep it simple with a pair of plain skinny jeans/jeggings, a popular choice with Kate Moss.

Over the knee socks with wellies combo is a very popular choice, Cara Delevingne has got this look down to a tee, shop our full collection of over-the-knee socks here.

Tattoo tights are also a good way to bump up your look to the next level, we recommend Zohara’s Tattoo Mania, they’re really durable and the print is pretty awesome!

Shop our full range at shop online

Summer legs have gone all sorts of colours

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It’s Summer time and the legs are out… coloured legs that is! We were delighted that our coloured tights featured in the up and coming Irish designer Caoimhe Mac Neice‘s S/S 2016 collection photoshoot which was styled by the amazing Kieran Kilgallon.

Clockwise starting with top left: Silvia Grandi Classico 50; colour: duck egg blue (seychelles) €14.95 | Trasparenze Sophie 70; colour: light pink (rosa antico) €14.95 | Trasparenze Sophie 70; colour: white (bianco) €14.95

We also took a look at W Magazine’s stunning fashion shoot with the gorgeous Cara Delevingne in this month’s issue and have given you alternatives to the fab hosiery used on shoot.

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Clockwise starting with top left: Omsa Velour 15, colour: pink (rosa mora) €9.95| Trasparenze Sophie 70; colour: light pink (rosa antico) €14.95 | Omsa Gentleman, colour brown (ebano) €14.95 | Osé Favola 40; colour: ivory (avorio) €14.95 | Osé Favola 40; colour: ivory (avorio) €14.95 | Trasparenze Sophie 70; colour: mustard (olio) €14.95 |   | Silvia Grandi Classico 50; colour: red(rosso) €14.95

All tights are available in store and online plus plenty more colours (78 colours to be exact!)



Fashion Independents’ Day (#FIDay)


We at Tights Dept. are very excited about the upcoming Fashion Independents’ Day (#FIDay) this Thursday, March 26th in association with frockadvisor

It’s a day that helps create awareness about all the fantastic independent fashion boutiques across the island of Ireland and we are delighted to be a part of it! It’s also a great opportunity for fashion lovers to get out and support their favourite fashion stores by calling in to see what’s on offer, meet the people behind the stores and experience the ultimate in customer service!

To help celebrate this unique event, we will be offering shoppers a 15% discount and serving some bubbly & sweet treats!

Also happening on #FIDay, 5 of Ireland’s most influential journalists and commentators (Annmarie O’Connor, Courtney Smith, Lorna Weightman, Ciara O’Doherty & Anouska Proetta Brandon) will be taking to the road, calling into as many independent retailers as possible, raising a glass and taking selfies. So keep an eye on frockadvisor social media on March 26th to see how many independent retailers they will visit. Fingers crossed we’ll get a visit from the lovely Ciara O’Doherty who will be covering our neck of the woods on #FIDay!

6 ways to keep warm this Winter


So we’re nearly over the January blues (even though today is blue Monday!), February is just around the corner which will probably be our coldest month of the year.

Here at Tights Dept. we have 6 different ways that will keep you nice and warm during this cold spell, whether you’re more of a hold-ups kinda gal or you just love leggings, you’re bound to find at least one style that will suit your requirements!

We have wool & silk vests, cotton & cashmere tights, merino wool socks, fleece lined leggings, knitted opaque hold-ups and leg warmers. Just click on the images below for more info and links to buy online.

Great news for legs in Dublin City!


Great news for hosiery lovers.

We have finally re-opened our store in Dublin City centre.

Our pop-up shop that was previously located in the basement of the Design House at 43 Dawson Street, up until the end of January, has found a new location just around the corner in The Royal Hibernian Way at the South Ann Street entrance.

We specialise in Italian hosiery from top brands Omsa, Silvia Grandi and Osé and we have now introduced a hosiery collection for kids by Omsa Serenella.

We don’t just sell tights as our name may suggest! We also stock a vast range of leggings, footless tights, hold-ups, socks, stockings, legwarmers, tops and more!

Our opening times are as follows:
Mon – Wed    09:30 – 18:00
Thursday    09:30 – 19:00
Fri & Sat    09:30 – 18:00
Sun & Bank hol.    Closed

For those that can’t call in to our new store, you will soon be able to buy our stock online @