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The UK Tights Blog is the official, in-house writing project of UK Tights. This blog is about leg wear and fashion. We write about all our new products, brands, designs and we’re always publishing news around the exciting new stuff you can find at UK Tights. Our posts include individual reviews about noteworthy designs, company news, fashion articles and the occasional funny.


UK Tights was started in September 2005 by Dawn and Jonathan Barber. Dawn is the MD and Jonathan is the Technical Director. The duo started at home working from their home office. At first it was Dawn working full time, with Jonathan in a part time basis. In 2007, Jonathan joined full time, and has make the site flexible, lightweight, and easy to use. By around 2008, the Barber household was totally taken over. So they decided UK Tights was ready to move into its own warehouse, and upgraded the size of their location. As UK Tights was dedicated to giving customers what they need, the team soon looked beyond hosiery. Swimwear was the next online frontier, and was not all that it could be. Our next project, UK Swimwear was born.

UK Swimwear

In 2008 UK Swimwear was the next big thing for us. With the same approach to customer care that made UK Tights so loved, we started building a collection of swimwear. We brought on bikinis, swimsuits and other beautiful beachwear. In 2009, we tripled the size of our work force and our facilities. All so we can bring beautiful clothing to the whole world. We moved into our largest premises yet, a warehouse in the industrial quarter of Macclesfield. With two sites to juggle, it has been a tough and challenging journey. But it is one that we are still excited to pursue. But soon enough, those two sites would become three.

UK Lingerie

In 2016, we began with UK Lingerie, a site specialising in underwear, lounge wear, and nightwear. This was a fantastic compliment to our range at UK Tights. What good is a beautiful pair of stockings without a gorgeous suspender belt, after all? UK Lingerie was prosperous for four years. But we decided that having our range spread over two sites was too inconvenient for our customers. In 2020, we ultimately merged the ranges onto our tights website. Overnight, UK Tights became a host to bras, panties, nighties, pyjamas, and every other form of lingerie.


When UK Tights started trading, we believed the choice of leg wear online wasn’t great. Whilst we love and support the fashion world, too many companies do nothing but fashion releases. They don’t think of what people want to wear every day, they’re too driven by profit. And what is more, they don’t consider your bank account. We wanted to bring a range of leg wear to the world that would suit everyone. All budgets, all styles, and all tastes. And a service that would take care of the essentials as well as providing a wide range of fashion items.

Family Business

We were founded in an ordinary home and we’ve expanded by treating everyone here as family. Because of this, we understand the value of teamwork. This has helped shape UK Tights into a caring company that gives the best service it can. And we never takes advantage of people who love to use our service.

Customer Care

They say that the customer is always right. But is the customer happy? Too many companies don’t claim responsibility for mistakes. Or make sure they have a satisfied customer. UK Tights want to always make sure that you’re happiness comes at the top of our lists. Every person who takes the time to place an order with us chooses UK Tights over other retailers. That’s a big deal to us. And you deserve to be taken care of. That’s why we provide online and telephone ordering, as well as phone and site support for any of problems.


While our number one priority for each day is you, our number one priority for products is choice. We have over 100 different brands of leg wear. And we’re continually taking on new products and brands to improve our collection. Choice is the thing we most proud of. So if we’re not getting that one right, let us know and we’ll take a look.


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