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Friday, 28 September 2012


Hosiery, Pantyhose, Tights!

Very funny sounding names if you ask me!

But it's got to that time of year when we are thinking of wearing them again. And I must say that in the Winter I find it much warmer to wear a skirt/dress with tights than wearing jeans/trousers with socks! It's all to do with layers!

Now tights do not have to be boring or make an outfit look ordinary, oh no they can be fun and the making of an outfit!

Last winter the big thing was "colour blocking" it was the buzzword of the winter and ever since colour has remained highly topical.
Now I know you're asking, what is colour blocking and what does it mean?
It refers to an especially bold display of contrasting colours: fuchsia set off against white, for instance, or mimosa against cayan or black set off against mint and lilac. Now don't panic I know it sounds extreme, but just think, if you're wearing a dress that falls just below the knee with a pair of boots and you have a pair of tights on in a stunning colour, just imagine the look you'll create as you're getting out of the car, going upstairs or the wind blows......! Now that sounds good doesn't it! The opaque tight is the way to go for this look and we have Jonathan Aston tights in stock now in some fab colours. Some why not pop in and see what colour blocking you can create for your own unique look!

Nothing changes a look as much as hosiery can. Sometimes an oufit has to work for the work day and on into the evening too. Professional for the office, formal for meetings, elegant for dinner and casual for an aperitif. How is this possible? You change your legwear!

But oh the bane of hosiery is the dreaded ladders!!!!!

Here are some tips to hopefully make your hosiery last longer:

1: Choose the correct size. This is by no means trivial. Hosiery sizes will often not correspond to clothing sizes. The S, M and L indicators in hosiery equally refer to both width and length.

2: The smoother your nails and the softer your hands, the lower the risk of laddering when putting on your hosiery.

3: They easily get forgotten: your feet. The same applies here as for the hands: file for the nails and cream for the skin.

4: Quality is critical. Check for these: are the toe heel and waistband reinforced?

5: The degree of sheerness is defined by the yarn strength: the sheerer, the more delicate.

6: Patterned tights appear delicate but will often prove more resistant than the classic circular knit with elastane.

7: Avoid all natural enemies of sheer hosiery! Especially the playful cats and dogs. And there is only one thing you can do about non-concealed zips on skirts or unvarnished chair legs! BE CAREFUL!!!!

So go on take the plunge this autumn/winter and buy yourself some fun coloured tights!

Most probably no blog next week as I shall be in Rome and Florence! My first holiday abroad! I'll let you know how I get on!

Take care

Monday, 17 September 2012


Hello Ladies

Hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely Autumn weather we're having!

I don't know if any of you went to the Goodwood Revival at the weekend? Myself and my husband go all three days and we have done for a number of years now, it is the one event that we will not miss! It has something for both of us, the cars and the dressing up, my husband loves dressing up and I love cars and visa versa!!!

The fashion from the 40's and the 50's!! Did everyone always look so well put together, did everyone always wear a hat, were the hairstyles always so intricate! How did they manage!

Am I looking at it through Rose tinted spectacles?

Over the weekend I saw so many ladies and men looking wonderful. And I know the effort and thought that would have gone into putting those outfits together. Did the women always look like that when they went out because the majority of women now work and don't have the time to do their hair into complicated styles or have we just lost the knack of doing those styles and now rely on a hairdresser to do them for us when we are going somewhere special? Women also had more time then to make their own clothes and customise their old clothes, oh to be able to do things like that! There were 3 or 4 hairdressing salons at the Revival and they were doing a thriving business, but the amount of pins and hairspray that was being used, and the creations that were walking out of them were stunning! And so many vintage shops, I could have just spent the whole 3 days looking round them, but I would have missed all the racing!! I have got 2 vintage coats that I picked up several years ago, which I wear every year, and to think that they look as good as new and they are over 60 years old is astounding!! The men, the men oh the men!! They looked just as good as the women! Again did they always look so smart? I want one of those things Hermione has in Harry Potter to go back in time and have a good look around and see what your everyday family got up to and how they dressed and did things!! Ooh think of all the things I could buy to wear to Revival next year!!

But and oh yes there must be a but! Going to the loo, not easy!!!

I think the majority of us nowadays would find the clothes from those eras just too, what's the word I'm looking for, rigid, constraining, yes that's the word, constraining for our way of life now. Yes we don't wear as many dresses and skirts as we used to, but have you tried lifting a toddler into the back of a car, or heaving shopping in and out of the car, or climbing up a ladder to clean the windows, not easy in a dress!

Time and fashion have moved on as they must and we can relive those special years through events like The Goodwood Revival and look through our Rose tinted spectacles!!

Here at Therapy we pride ourselves in the knowledge that whatever you buy from us you will always look your best!

So come along and have a look at all our gorgeous heavy knits that have just arrived, they won't be hanging around for long now the weather is turning cooler and the leaves are beginning to drop from the trees!!

If you pop in this week treat me carefully I'm feeling a bit like a zombie today after my 3 days of living in the 40's!!!!

Take care

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Therapy Facebook Page!

Hello ladies, just a quick request: I've been working on our Facebook page & adding lots of lovely photos of the new season's collections. 
Please support us by going to Therapy Ladies Fashions on Facebook and liking our page.
I tried to create a link to make it easier for you all...but it's beyond me!
Thank you, Laura xx

Monday, 3 September 2012

I'M BACK..........

Hello Ladies

Gosh it seems a long time since I have written the blog, but it's only two weeks, doesn't time fly when you're having fun! My holiday just seems to have gone by in a flash, and I expect you're feeling the same way if you have got children going back to school this week!! All the chaos of last minute bits and pieces they need for the beginning of a new school year, I can remember that I always had to have a new pencil case even if the old one was perfectly ok, and then you find that they have grown 3 or 4 inches over the holidays and their trousers or skirts are too short, more mad dashing around!!!

Well ladies once you have got your children all safely back to school and you have some time to yourselves you really must pop in and see us. The reason being?

Our new season stock is arriving thick and fast! And it is gorgeous!

The colours are out of this world, purple, orange, bottle green, cobalt blue, magenta, burnt red, silver grey and so many more! None of your boring high street staples of brown and black, that they always seem to get in for the Autumn!

We have had 3 new colours of the fab FDJ jeans in, in Forest, Burnt Red, and Purple, so come in early to avoid disappointment, you know how quickly we sell them!

Our famous mesh dresses by Oui are now in, and we've already sold out of one style! And Oui are not doing a remake!! Horrors!

Our new Toni Pons boots are due in this week along with a new make of shoe, which we think are going to be a must have! Our new colour of La Badia pumps are due in at the end of September! I'll keep you posted as to when they arrive!

And I know Laura told you about our new cashmere. Well, it is out of this world, and if you haven't already come along and had a look then you really should, it's just so yummy and snuggly and wrap yourself upable, I know I've just made that word up, but I like the sound of it!

So here's to those lovely sunny Autumn days to come with their chilly mornings and evenings with their low lying mists over the fields and glorious sunsets!


Take care and see you soon!