cutting edge

Tights and I, we go way back…it might not be so obvious these days but my obsession still rages on so when I was contacted about tights that could be customised to suit your own personal style you can imagine my reaction…

Hosiery with LYCRA®FUSION™ fibre offers you the freedom to get creative as the technology allows you to snip, cut and customise your tights, providing you with the opportunity to develop bespoke designs that suit your individual style – with no need to worry about
snagging or laddering.

The Technology: 
Tights that run are a thing of the past. The LYCRA® FUSION™ fibre innovation is based on bi-component technology that allows the outer layer of the fibres to fuse to each other during the tights’ thermofixation process. The result is hosiery with increased durability and performance – when holes are made the knitting structure stays intact so there will be no runs along the hose. It’s this technology which lets you get creative and have the confidence that the tights won’t run as long as you stick to few simple rules.

Get Creative with Customising:
Customising your tights with the knowledge that the holes will keep their shape means that you can get creative with colours, layering, shapes and textures. The holes you cut can vary in both size and shape, so you can decide exactly how much of the material you want to show through from your tights underneath. Try experimenting with a combination of colours to match your favourite pair of heels or mix two bold shades if you really want to stand out. A lace or textured pair of tights worn under your customised LYCRA® FUSION™ fibre hosiery will achieve a unique layered affect.

Offering you the opportunity to put your own stamp on a simple wardrobe staple, tights with LYCRA® FUSION™ fibre will ensure you can express your style with individual hosiery to compliment any outfit. Every look will completely be your own.

Tights with LYCRA® FUSION™ fibre are available in the UK from the Andrea Bucci brand at ‘’ in an exclusive range of colour ways. Choose from Black, Grey, Purple, Brown, Navy and Burgundy, each priced at £12. ’’ also has a wide variety of trend driven styles you can combine them with – the options are endless!

I was sent a couple of pairs of the tights in black as well as some coloured tights to layer underneath. I decided to play it fairly safe for my first attempt and ended up with the random holes design you can see above. I teamed it with a little black dress with white tights under the custom pair for a statement look. On my feet you’ll see heels. I don’t know why I do that to myself. My foot is far from fixed and it was pretty painful to say the least…flats just didn’t feel right though!

I can’t really say enough about these tights, they are just brilliant! I’m saving my second pair to get really creative with, I’m trying to work out how to get a star type design (answers on a post card please) to layer up with something metallic…

What do you think of the idea? Brilliance or a waste? I think even if you don’t want to start cutting up your tights (which is super easy and oddly satisfying to do by the way) to have a pair of tights that won’t run if you snag them makes the £12 price tag oh so worth it (when you consider what you pay for some “normal” tights).


P.S. I should also mention there is a fantastic competition that you can enter…

Cutting Edge Style Competition

Show us your legs! To be in with a chance of winning a LYCRA®FUSION™ fibre hosiery gift box along with a £100 voucher, share an image of yourself wearing your customised tights via one of the options listed below. The designs will be pinned on the Cutting Edge Pinterest board, and the winner will be selected by our panel of Style bloggers. Closing date 31st Jan 2013

• Pinterest: Upload and pin the image of yourself using #CuttingEdge

• Post your image on: #CuttingEdge

• Email your image to:


31 comments for “cutting edge

  1. there are no words.
    only polka dots

  2. Wow, how cool!! I am going to check these out on the website.

    I love this dress on you, it really suits you.

    Janine xx

  3. AMAZING! I love it, such a great idea. So many crazy possibilities. You will have to post if you get star tights sorted.

  4. These tights are perfect for you, you have the best tights collection ever! Love these ones, they’re so cute xxx

  5. I think they look fabulous on you, lovely!

  6. They look great on you! I love the idea of layering them up with metallics xx

  7. those are awesome!! Perhaps you could fold and iron them to create a star, and then cut like a paper snowflake?

  8. I do love the polka dot effect!

  9. love the POP with the leggings

  10. You always have the best tights!

    Corinne x

  11. Great blog dear! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and fb if you want…just let me know :3 <3


  12. Wow, those tights are fantastic!

  13. Wowza!! These look and sound amazing. Perfectly styled with a little LBD.

    The Style Rawr!

  14. I love how you paired a gorgeous black dress with such fun tights – such a perfect look!

  15. I love your vast collection of tights Laura, you always look so funky! These are great with the dress your wearing, you look fab – as always! xx

  16. Those tights are amazing! x

  17. I literally adore everything about this outfit! Those tights <3 that dress <3 just wow. You look so beautiful 🙂 xo

  18. I love the dress. Looks gorgeous on you.

    Rebecca @

  19. Oh I totally love this look! It is so edgy and chic, its great!
    Daisy Dayz
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  20. Ahh, those tights are killer! Did you layer one pair over another, ’cause that is a great idea (that I might have to steal)! 😉

  21. What an amazing fabric development! LYCRA® FUSION™ fibre hosiery would be perfect for me since I have a bad habit of getting runs in my hosiery within the first couple of times I wear them. The way you’re able to make your own custom fashion designs in them withous creating runs is remarkable.

  22. These tights look amazing! I love the contract of colours! Your dress looks amazing on you too, just be careful in those heels, don’t want you hurting yourself!
    Jodie xx

  23. These are amazing, I would love to try doing polka dots with some kind of hole punch!

    Maria xxx

  24. Ella

    Helloo lovely, its Ella here!! Thankyou sooo much for the introduction to these tights!! They are SOO AWESOME!!!! you look fab, i wont be able to pull them off half as well as you can, but im sure looking forward to taking my hand to customising them!!!! LOTS of love xXx

  25. I love your tights and have a huge crush on your dress! So pretty 🙂 x

  26. Damn!My wife will love this and she is as hot as those dress :p

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  27. Wow those tights are pretty amazing, and so you! xxx