How to choose a PERFECT pair of Pantyhose, Tights or Stockings
Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013 08:48
OUR TIPS ON PICKING A PERFECT PAIR OF PANTYHOSE/ TIGHTS:
1. Decide on your color.
Any basic nude or black come in a variety of shades, so be careful at determining what shade you need to properly match your skin tone.
2. Decide on the denier/ sheerness.
The lower the denier, the more sheer is the pantyhose.
5,7,8 denier are considered ULTRA SHEER, usually made for the summer months and look like make-up for your legs. They are virtually invisible, mostly to cover imperfections. If you select the color correctly, these pantyhose will virtually disappear on your legs.
10 -15 denier - sheer pantyhose provide sheer coverage, perfect for special occasions and for warmer days.
20 denier - semi-sheer pantyhose, provide good coverage for your legs, more durable.
30-40 denier - semi-opaque, excellent coverage, perfect for transitional months
50+ denier - opaque, usually warmer, provide full coverage, perfect for colder fall, winter and early spring months
3.Decide on the style:
Sheer-to-Waist - completely sheer from top to waistband pantyhose, without control top or other form of panty top. Provide least support in the top/ panty area.
Control Top - provide support, shaping effect. Usually consist of higher denier/ compression style "panty" area of the pantyhose. Help smooth out tummy, hips and thigh area.
Brief panty - non-control top, but have "brief panty" area, that is usually high denier, not sheer through.
Seamless - seamless pantyhose offer seam-free "panty" area of the pantyhose, they have no gusset. Famous example of seamless pantyhose is Wolford Fatal. They can be sheer, i.e. 10-20 denier, or opaque, 50-80 denier.
Other brands that have amazing seamless pantyhose are Pierre Mantoux & Cecilia de Rafael
4. Decide on the size:
It is extremely important to correctly select your size.
Correct size = comfort = pleasant experience. Always keep in mind, pantyhose should NEVER feel uncomfortable, if you're wearing the proper size and style. We highly recommend to never go "down a size" on your pantyhose.
If unsure, refer to the size chart and go a size up. Please keep in mind that you can always email us your measurements and consult on the size.