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Overview of Hosiery Characteristics

Silky Sheer

Features

Soft, silky hosiery with a smooth, comfortably fitting leg. A combination of nylon and Lycra creates the silky feel, allowing these hose to glide on and move easily with your body.

Look & Feel

The silky look gives your legs a more formal and feminine appearance.

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Light Support

Features

Knitted from a combination of slightly heavier nylon and spandex yarns. Actually reduces leg fatigue. Among the most durable and longest-wearing sheer hosiery.

Just slightly heavier than silken sheers, today's sheer support tights are also fashionable and available in an array of hues.

Look & Feel

Slight "springy" compression keeps legs feeling fresh and always a winner no matter what the occasion.

Ultra Sheer

Features

Made of fine nylon, ultra sheer tights require extra careful handling. they Ultra sheer tights and nylons are the best choice for allowing your natural skin tones to shine through.

Sheer and virtually invisible, the latest products in bare hosiery give legs a natural, flawless finish, blending the looks of luxury and simplicity harmoniously.

Look & Feel

For daytime or night, to give your legs a sexy, natural look. Worn with neutral or dark suits and sling back pumps, they lend a sophisticated edge to your look.

Day Sheer

Features

Made from stretchy nylon that clings gently to leg line. Less sheer, more durable than ultrasheers. Perfect for everyday wear.

Look & Feel

Day sheers are the perfect 9-to-5 leg wear. Black or nude with a dress or suit makes a polished office look.

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Tights/Opaque

Features

Tights are usually made of cotton, wool, or nylon/Lycra. Opaque is usually nylon/Lycra or microfibers and they can range from 40-100 denier. They come in matte, shiny, and silky textures. Both of them are less see through than e.g. the sheers and offer complete colour coverage. The higher the denier the less see through they are.

Look & Feel

Both work for dress or casual wear and mainly suitable for colder days.

For great fashion options, and a longer, slimmer look, try opaque tights that match your skirt or shoe colour- go for a tone to tone look A contrast look will have the opposite effect and break your body and is therefore a great option for tall women and not for short women where such a look will make them look not only shorter but also heavier. Heavier textures and opaque hosiery look best with lower heels or flats.

Shimmer/Glimmer

Features

"Shimmer," "glimmer," and similar descriptions refer to tight products that reflect and appear to sparkle in the light, showing off leg shapes and curves.

Look & Feel

Just one of many options to choose from when looking for a fresh new leg look. Perfect for evening or dressing up your outfits for special occasions. Adds interest and a touch of style to your everyday wardrobe.

Run Resistant

Features

Sometimes referred to as no-run pantyhose, features a heavier stitch configuration to reduce the chance of runs. Will develop holes if snagged, and may even develop runs with heavy wear.

Look & Feel

A good choice for particularly active days, when you don't mind trading the sheerer look of standard hosiery extra durability.

Support Tights

Features

They can help you to avoid everything from back pain to swollen ankles and reduce the risk of varicose veins. To keep you looking in shape some combine compression tights and bodyshaping features.

Look & Feel

They will make feel confident and good, because your leg is showing shape and fit.


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