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How to choose the right denier for your calf size and occasion?

Less than 10 denier

Look

They are ideal for achieving a bare leg look and are available in a wide variety of deniers and shades to suit your skin tone.

Occasion

These tights will keep your legs cool in warm weather and are a perfect choice to wear to work or formal and special occasions.

Calf Size

They are not a perfect match for women with big calves, because they won't slim your calf visually. They are best for women with a small or medium size calves.

Style Advice

These tights don't hide anything - but simply smoothing your legs. That means they won't cover up blemishes, veins, scars or other mark. Plus they won't slim down visually bigger calves. So, my advice is that they are best worn by women who have a small to average calf size and have a perfect skin that can be shown off in these "bare leg tights". Also, they look best on women with a younger skin that on women with a mature skin. Plus be careful when putting them on since they are prone to give runs easily. So, best to buy them always a size bigger in order to avoid overstretching, which will result in runs as well use some hosiery gloves to avoid that your nails are causing runs on your tights.

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10 to 20 denier

Look

These tights are slightly thicker in denier and therefore are a little more durable for everyday wear.

Occasion

Choose a matt finish for a natural look and go for shine for a more noticeable appearance. This denier is ideal for work, formal occasion and can be worn all year around indoors. Not an ideal choice for any cold weather clothing indoors or outdoors since this denier will feel to "summery and thin" when pairing it up with wool or any other cold weather outfits.

Style Advice

They are suitable for all women, but as they are thicker they are great for women who have a mature skin, because the thicker denier will "energise" a dull, tired and a less elastic skin. Plus if they are chosen as well in a darker colour they will have a visual slimming effect on a bigger calf and can provide a small cover up for any markings on the leg. Also, I would always choose them in a bigger size in order to avoid overstretching and ultimate runs in the tights, but also I would always keep a spare one for work, so you won't run around all day long with runs in your tights.

21 to 40 denier

Look

They are a stronger and longer lasting than and will provide your legs more coverage but your skin will remain still visible.

Occasion

They are great choice for cooler months and will work with any cold weather outfits and make a great choice for skirt suits to work in the colder weather and will keep the look elegant and professional.

Style Advice

This denier is suitable for an age group and when chosen in a darker colour- due to its higher denier- a great choice for women who want to visually slim down their calves and knees and provide a good cover up for skin irregularities. These tights are popular with women who are more on the go and prefer a low maintenance with their hosiery, because they are more resistant and less prone to runs.

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41 to 69 denier

Look

These denier will give your legs great coverage and your skin will be far less visible.

Occasion

Perfect for winter or any cold weather outfits indoors or outdoors. But due to they higher denier and thickness in the tights they loose their ladylike chic flair and therefore are usually not ideal for cocktail or black tie events. Also a popular choice for the younger generation during springtime weather paired with shorts or skirts.

Style Advice

Though they are suitable for any age group in the cold weather mature women need to pay attention that these type of hosiery won't look too dull on their legs. So, best for them to choose a neutral colour with a matt shine. Also a popular choice for the younger generation during springtime weather paired with shorts or skirts. They are great to slimming any big calves and knees as well ideal for covering up unwanted veins, scares or skin blemishes. Plus these denier and + can be thrown into the wash, so they guarantee a lot of wear outs and are more hard wearing.

70 to 99 denier and higher

Look

They give your legs complete coverage at all times as well a strong and solid colour on your leg with a clear outline to your legs. Also, they are an alternative to leggings and woolly tights.

Occasion

They will keep your legs warm in cold weather, but will also look good when wearing them with mini-dresses and skirts to formal occasions such as Christmas parties or New Year's parties. Since they make great alternatives to leggings they are ideal for casual and weekend looks.

Style Advice

They are for me a must have for cold weather dressing. They keep your legs protected from the elements, are super durable, low maintenance, versatile and make great investment buys because you can wash them and therefore get many wear outs. Perfect choice for slimming down your legs visually as long as they come in a darker and neutral colour choice. Women with a mature skin need to be careful with these types of tights because they can look ageing.


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