Naturals - better than bare competition

Now Summertime has officially begun (yes apparently it has) it's time to kick off your opaques and step into sheer hosiery. 

To celebrate the start of British Summertime we had the lovely Rosie Fortescue model our New Naturals range with LYCRA® fibre, the Made in Chelsea star re-created the 1992 iconic image of L’Wren Scott’s that plays on the theme of time. 

Since this shoot we've all gone Rosie mad here at PP HQ as she looks fabulous in our Naturals tights... so this got us thinking… how do you style yourselves in sheer hosiery?? 

So we would like you to send us your most Fashionable, Fun and Flirty photos of you or your mates in sheer hosiery and remember to keep it clean for our younger followers! Whether it's on a girls night out, a day at the races or at your best mates wedding. We would love to see you styling your outfits around sheer hosiery. 

There will be 3 lucky winners all receiving a selection of products from our Naturals range. All what you need to do is post your photos on Instagram and tag #betterthanbare, don’t forget to mention @prettypollylegs in the caption. Deadline for posts is midnight on Monday 6th July 2015.

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Good luck and enjoy!




In order to be valid your entry must be made using instagram and with the #betterthanbare and @prettypollylegs tagged
The image must feature sheer hosiery
All inappropriate images will be removed and reported to instagram
There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to enter
Please note that the prize may take up to two weeks from the date of the winners acknowledgment until their prizes are dispatched. Delivery will be made by Royal Mail
Employees of any Courtaulds Brands are not permitted to enter
The closing date is Monday 6th July 2015 (midnight) - The winners will be announced on Tuesday 7th July 2015
The prize must consist of Pretty Polly Naturals branded tights only
For questions about this competition, please contact

Made In Chelsea star clocks on to the warmer weather with Pretty Polly

Hosiery market leaders Pretty Polly celebrated the start of British Summertime by re-creating the ico

nic shot that plays on the theme of time. To mark the seasonal transition period in the UK from women wearing opaque tights to sheers; Made in Chelsea star and fashion blogger Rosie Fortescue lent her long pins and effortless style to the Great British brand. 

The British beauty struck a pose in a series of clock-face shots, which pay homage to the 1992 iconic image of L’Wren Scott’s most famous modelling assignments. The challenging shot was embraced by the Made in Chelsea star, who used her fine agility to mimic the clock arms. 

Rosie wows in the elegantly poised shots – in a photo shoot to highlight the wearability of Pretty Polly Natural tights, showing they provide a flawless leg look for the summer. The Made in Chelsea star updates the classic sheer tights style with her modern appeal and demonstrates how they can be stylishly worn in the warmer months. Kate and Pippa Middleton both favour the natural sheer style, and it sparked a wave of resurgence amongst young women buying the style with sales already up in the UK, as it’s set to be a key trend this summer. 

Rosie Fortescue said of the photo shoot "I was honoured to be asked by Pretty Polly to recreate this image, and it certainly was a challenge. Pretty Polly is one of my favourite British brands, and their sheer Naturals range with LYCRA® fibre expertly matches my skin tone, I know many women struggle to find the right shade. I love that the nude tights can help create a better than bare look for a summer outfit.” 

David Donnelly, Managing Director of Pretty Polly said: “We are delighted to work with Rosie on this memorable shot. Rosie is such a classic British beauty, and she stylishly demonstrates how young women can wear Pretty Polly’s Natural tights for summer. We’ve seen a 10% rise in women buying nude tights to complement their skin tone for summer.” 

The Naturals range from Pretty Polly and LYCRA® brand expertly matches women’s skin tone, providing a flawless leg look to dress British women for the summer ahead.


Be summer ready with Pretty Polly!

Simply Like this image on our Facebook page and you'll be entered into a prize draw to win £50.00 worth of our gorgeous summer essential products.

Competition ends midnight on 2nd June 2015. Good luck! Love PP..x

UK The winner will be announced on Facebook on the 3rd June 2015

Competition T&C's

In order to be valid your entry must like the relevant Facebook post. Multiple entries are allowed but names will only be placed into the prize drawer once.

There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to enter this competition.

Pretty Polly will not accept any responsibility for entries not received for any reason, including those people who's privacy settings prevent non-friends or public from viewing their shared posts.

The competition will close at Midnight 2nd June 2015 . Entrants after this time will not be counted.

The winner(s) will be chosen at random. All winners will be announced within 1 week of the closing date and announced on Pretty Polly UK's Facebook and Twitter page.

Employees or friends and family of any Courtaulds brand are not permitted to enter this competition.

The prize must be claimed by emailing or messaging the brand directly within 72 hours of their name being announced on Facebook, otherwise an alternative winner will be chosen.

The prize offered is £50.00 worth of Pretty Pollys products. All colours will be chosen at random. No cash alternative will be offered

By entering this competition entrants are agreeing to their name being used by Pretty Polly on all social media sites, where relevant.

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

You are providing your information to Pretty Polly and not to Facebook. By entering this competition you hereby agree to receive updates from us (Courtaulds Brands Ltd.) via, email -you can opt out of these at any time.

Your privacy is important to us and we will not share your details with any third party. For questions about this competition, please contact

Met Gala 2015


Last February our 'Perfect Placements' blog post highlighted the new trend for sheer gowns with strategically placed opaque areas.

This year, the look has evolved into something rather spectacular. The Met Gala saw this 'bling & body' theme take over the red carpet. The holes are larger, the beads and gems are EVERYWHERE and more than ever it's becoming quite the norm to look... naked!

If your not so daring, but like a bit of bling why don't you try out our beautiful embellished tights?



Pretty Embellished Tights

Pretty Precious Tights


Pretty Ornate Tights


Lots of Love 


PP... x



As the weather is slowing turning for the better and we are all starting to think about showing our legs for the first time after a long cold winter it maybe slightly daunting to go completely bare.

Sheer tights are a wonderful alternative to wear during these warmer days & evening. They will make your legs look lovely and are designed to give you a bare leg look, with a flawless finish without looking too covered-up.

However, I don’t know about you but with all the sheer tights available on the market it can get quite confusing to know which ones to buy and also the dreaded question “can you wear sheer tights with sandals??”

Well here at PP HQ we will try and get all your questions answered…...


What are Sheer Tights??

Deniers lower than 20 are referred to as sheer tights, made of fine yarns, offering light leg coverage. Sheer tights are available in a variety of finishes including matt (none shiny), gloss (shiny) and natural (somewhere in between!).

The delicate nature of low denier tights must be taken into consideration when handling your sheers. As each strand of nylon yarn is thin, they are susceptible to tearing if they are put under too much stress – say from a snagged finger nail for example – and so extra care must be taken when handling your sheers.


        What to look for when buying Sheer Tights

     There are a two key points to consider when buying sheers tights:

  1. Colour options (Skin Tone Shades)
  2. What they will look like on your toes? (What is the right shoe to wear?)

      Our Naturals range offers 6 skin tone shades for women with fair, medium and dark skin.

When considering which colour sheer tights to purchase, it's best to opt for a shade close to your natural skin colour, to give your legs a lovely sun kissed glow.

The other key point when buying sheer tights is what they will look like on your toes?  Our Naturals range has four toe options Sheer, Toe Loop, Footsie & Open Toe Adjustable Tights which will suit every shoe style during the summer months.

Sheer Toe – means that the fabric will be the same thickness all the way over the leg, foot and toe. Sheer toes are fantastic worn with cute peep-toe shoes as there’s no change whatsoever in fabric around the toe area.

Toe Loop – has an opening at the toe’s with a discreet toe loop to secure the sheer tights in place .These are great for showing off your newly painted toenails in strappy sandals.

Footsie – designed to be hidden in your flat shoes such as ballet pumps, they will keep your feet feeling fresh all day as well as providing extra comfort for those hot days when you are on your feet all day.

Open Toe Adjustable Tights – brand new to Pretty Polly these will give you the same natural leg look all our Naturals sheer tights give you but with multiple ways of wearing.

The bottom of the sheer tight is completely open, and silicone has been applied around the opening so you position the sheer tight wherever you want to wear it. So you can wear it low around the ball of your foot with thong flips flops or higher as an open toe sheer tight with your wedges.

You choose the best position for the strap on your shoe, so deciding what shoes to put with your outfit will never be an issue.

We hope you’ve found this helpful and we love to see how you’re styling yourself in PP so stay in contact via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

  Lots of Love


PP x