Guide to Women’s Hosiery and How to Properly Wear It

HoiseryHosiery is the epitome of stylish, sexy and feminine attire for women. Ranging from ultra- sheer stockings to full warm, wool tights, there is a wide variety of colors, textures, materials, and prints available. In any form, they are sure to draw attention and improve one of the most beautiful parts of a woman’s body – her legs! Consider these go-to tips to wear hosiery the correct way.

Types of Hosiery

Classic: A must-have in every woman’s wardrobe, classic hosiery is available in nude (for bare-legged look), traditional black (perfect for evening wear), and nearly every shade in between. Many types of hosiery even come with control-tops to slim the waist.

Fishnet: These sexy stockings and tights are a popular option for any flattering look. Made of net fabric or mesh, they are the perfect addition to any evening wear.

Leggings: When the weather becomes too cold for bare legs, slip on a pair of leggings for a glammed up look. Paired with your favorite heels they aim to impress.

Opaque/Suede: Both of these types of hosiery contain a higher denier than more classic styles, and the thickness keeps you warm and creates the illusion of slimmer legs.

Stay-Ups: If you are a stocking kind-of-gal but aren’t too fond of suspender belts, stay ups provide a self-supporting band to keep your stockings in place comfortably.

Stockings: Gain maximum appeal with stockings, ranging in colors from nude to black. And you know what? …..Men go crazy when they see a flash of your stocking tops, worn under skirts or dresses.

Extra Tips & Tricks

Choosing hosiery for your ensembles can be a bit challenging. The key rule is to wear sheer hose for dressy occasion and wooly or opaque hose for casual events. Also consider the color of your shoes, as a bigger contrast in color results in a bolder look. Patterned hosiery can also be eye-catching, but don’t overdo it. The goal is to put together an outfit that flows, from your blouse down to your hosiery and footwear.

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