My Number One Summer Essential? Nude Tights.

Spring is here! Long evenings, warmer days, picnics, rose wine and … nude tights? You bet.

I am fed up of being told I can’t wear nude tights in the summer. I don’t care if it’s a fashion faux-pas, or if people tell me I’m Nora Batty. I love my Nude tights. And here’s why:

1. The world is not ready for my post-hibernation legs.

Spring is here! The sun is shining, the birds are singing! And my legs are automatically sun-kissed, smooth, even-toned and beautiful! Oh no, wait. They’re still marble-white and blotchy. And I refuse to get them out until I’ve spent two weeks on the Costa del Sol. Or I’ve fake tanned.

2. Who has time to shave their legs every day?

Not me! Well, maybe me. But I can’t be bothered. It’s too much effort. Slip on a pair of nude-tights and hey presto! You’re ready for the day.

3. Thigh chafing. Am I right? I am right.

Summer is synonymous with the sticky, clammy, red-raw inner-thigh. I’ve tried all the remedies – Vaseline, talcum powder, super-sexy knee-length underwear, affecting a permanent waddle – but nothing is as effective as a pair of nude tights. Trust me on this one.

4. I live in the UK. It’s just not that warm.

Last but not least. Fair enough if you’re living in Rome or Paris. But I live in the UK. Just because the warmer months are here, it doesn’t mean I’m ever actually warm.

So to all the fashion journalists telling me Nude tights are an abomination, I say: I don’t care! Nude tights are my favourite summer accessory, and they always will be.

Heist Tights come in two shades of Nude: Light and Dark.