5 Ways To Reuse Old Hosiery 

5 Ways To Reuse Old Hosiery 

Even the finest European hose will wear out eventually. What do you do when your go everywhere, do anything, favorite pair like the Calzitaly NUDE 20 Pantyhose has seen better days? We hope you’re not getting ready to toss them away! At Hosieree.com we want you to know that hosiery is valuable whether they’re on your legs or helping you around the house, and 5 ways we love reusing old hosiery include: 

1. Recover lost jewelry – It’s common and it’s stressful – an earring slips through your fingers, and the next thing you know, you’re searching under the vanity, under the sofa, or under the bed with a flashlight trying to find a “needle in a haystack”. This is where your old hosiery comes in. You can put the flashlight away, grab your old hose, and get your vacuum cleaner ready. Attach the vacuum’s hose attachment and place your old hosiery firmly around the opening of the hose, securing the hosiery with a hair-tie or a rubber band. Turn your vacuum on and use the hose to scan the area of the lost earring. The vacuum will pull the earring from the floor or the fibers of the carpet, while the hosiery makes sure it sticks safely for retrieval! 

2. Give your light-colored shoes a good polish – With summer on the way, you’re probably getting all your favorite summer shoes out to show off for another season. Scuffs happen, but hosiery can help. Simply place a bit of toothpaste on a small kitchen sponge, then place the sponge inside of your old hosiery. When you moisten the sponge, get right to scrubbing. The sponge holds the toothpaste, while the hosiery ensures the sponge won’t further scuff or scratch the surface. 

3. Your garden helper – For gardeners, hosiery can be your secret weapon to beautiful, healthy, upright plants. Made from gentle fabrics, a small strip of old hosiery can help you to tie plants to sticks or supports to keep them upright without harming the plant like harsh wire. For potted plants, a piece of old hosiery placed at the bottom of a flowerpot can stop soil from falling out of drainage holes underneath. 

4. Store garlic and onions – Garlic and onions are best stored in a breathable, soft, and room-temperature environment. Rather than trying to find suitable produce bags, your old hosiery serves those needs perfectly. Simply take a leg of old hosiery and place onions or garlic bulbs inside, then hang in the kitchen to keep your ingredients close at hand. 

5. Fix that hole in your screen – When you want to toss open the windows for a little fresh air just to find a hole in the screen, it can throw off your whole good mood. If you’re airing things out this summer and find a hole, your old hosiery is the quickest fix you can find. Simply cut a piece of your hosiery to fit the hole, glue around the edges, and no bugs will find their way inside. 

When one pair of hosiery wears out, that also tells you it’s time to find your next favorite. Whether it’s a classic sheer pair of anywhere nude hose, or something a bit trendier, we have just what you need today at Hosieree.com! 

4 Reasons Why Hosiery Is A Must For Sundresses 

4 Reasons Why Hosiery Is A Must For Sundresses

The summer season is sundress season, and we have just what you need to look your very best in all of your favorites this year. From soft and breezy, to short and slinky, these are our 4 reasons why hosiery is a must for all of your 2023 sundress looks: 

1. Fabrics can be unforgiving – The summer-friendly fabrics that most sundresses are made from are rarely forgiving. They’re loose, slinky, light, and aren’t very helpful in the support department as a whole. If you want that smoothed out, perfected, and polished look, hosiery is exactly what can give you the comfortable boost you need. A perfect summer example would be the So Silky Sheer Control Top with Invisible Reinforced Toe by Hue U10762, a sheer 12 den breathable hosiery option with an ultra-high control top to smooth you out in all the right places. You get the perfect silhouette while never losing the breezy comfort of your sundress. 

2. Tone down short hemlines – Not all sundresses are long and flowy. The short, flirty, “going out” sundress is a seasonal staple. Not everyone is comfortable with the ultra-short hemlines, but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel great in that dress you otherwise love. Hosiery is the perfect way to give you that touch of coverage without ever taking away from your look. In fun fashion colors, like the Cecilia De Rafael ETERNO 15 Glossy Pantyhose, sheer hosiery can even bring that additional flirty pop to any sundress centered outfit. 

3. The healthiest way to “tan” – Golden tones and summertime go hand-in-hand, but not everyone wants to expose themselves to the sun or opt for a potentially messy sunless tanner. This is where hosiery comes in. Giving your skin a perfected golden sheen, nude hosiery can give your legs an instant summer makeover to perfectly complement any sundress. 

4. Make it formal – Sundresses are comfortable, and they can be dressed up or dressed down, making it no wonder why they’re such a must for the spring and summer seasons. If you plan to take your favorite sundress on a night out, to a wedding, or another more formal event, hosiery can be your simplest solution for elevating your outfit to a more elegant space. 

At Hosieree.com we have all your summer sundress hosiery staples. Check us out today to give your summer wardrobe a sophisticated upgrade! 

Update Your Styles With These Four 2023 Hosiery Trends

2023 is all about moving away from the neutrals and utilitarian looks that defined the COVID era. Designers are going bold this year with bright colors, exciting prints, and experimental lines and shapes. We’re seeing a fusion of nostalgic 90s and Y2K fashions and maximalism that shows hope for a brighter, more joyful future. This season is the time to unleash your inner designer and go big! Here are some of these fun trends to explore: 

1. Statement Socks

It was inevitable with the return of 90s and Y2k styles that we would see a resurgence of the statement sock. Worn with ballet flats and Dad sneakers, statement socks are an easy way to dress up a dressed-down look. Grab these chunky socks for the look:

Gabriella NINA Opaque Socks with Lace Band

Trasparenze MONIQUE Cotton Socks

Fiore VIRGINIA Socks

2. Knee-Highs

Outside of office looks, it’s been a while since knee-highs hit the trend cycle. As with the return of chunky socks, fashionistas are pairing knee-highs with sneakers and ballet flats. We also love them peaking over the top of a pair of boots. Get the look with these knee-highs:

Elly 140-Semi-Opaque Support Knee-Highs

Intimidea Attraction Rete Fishnet Knee Highs

Glamour Gladiolo Fashion Knee-Highs

3. Unconventional Hosiery Designs

Hosiery designers are letting loose this year. Inspired by the return of maximalist colors and patterns, it’s no surprise the hosiery designers are also creating bold styles. Unconventional styles like asymmetrical, cutout, and unique prints are elevating outfits to the next level. Here are some unconventional styles to try with your wardrobe:  

Fiore SQUARE 20 Pantyhose

Fiore STARDUST Fashion Tights

Hudson CONFUSION Tights

4. Fishnets

The return of 90s and early 00s styles brought back grunge looks as well. What is more essential to a grunge-inspired outfit than fishnets? Fishnets are everywhere from classic to bold colors, textures, and patterns. We love these fishnets for this trend:  

Trasparenze Edera Wide Fishnet Tights

Franco Bombana Fishnet Capri-Legging Gemma

Luisa Maria Lugli Ronny Fishnet Tights

No matter what season, trend, or style you are shopping for, Hosieree has it all. We offer the highest quality European hosiery in every style, color, and print you can imagine. Check out our whole selection on our website www.hosieree.com.

Stay Snatched This Summer With Breathable Hosiery

One of the best parts about wearing hosiery is that you always look snatched. Hosiery can smooth the lines of our body, helping us look and feel our best. Unfortunately, when summer comes, we often put away our hosiery. It can get too hot, sticky, and uncomfortable in the heat. The worst part is that summer styles like shorts, skirts, and summer dresses, that’s when we benefit the most from looking snatched. 

You Can Comfortably Wear Hosiery In The Summer

Luckily, you don’t have to give up your hosiery in the summer. There is a hosiery that is ideal for summer time. They are lightweight and breathable, and some even have comfortable compression features. Here’s how to pick hosiery that is perfect for summer: 

1. Opt For Breathable Materials

Natural fibers like cotton, silk, and bamboo are more breathable than synthetic materials like nylon and polyester. Look for pantyhose that is made with a high percentage of natural fibers or with special moisture-wicking or breathable technology. 

2. Select A Lower Denier

Denier refers to the thickness of the pantyhose fabric. Lower denier pantyhose, typically around 10-20 deniers, are generally more lightweight and breathable than higher denier pantyhose, which can feel more constricting.

3. Consider Open Toe

Open-toe pantyhose can help to increase airflow to your feet and toes, which can help to reduce sweating and discomfort.

4. Opt For A Looser Fit

Tight-fitting pantyhose can restrict airflow and contribute to discomfort. Choose pantyhose that fit comfortably and don’t feel too tight or restrictive.

5. Choose Summer Colors

Darker colors like blacks and navies can attract more heat and feel warmer in the summer. On the other hand, lighter colors reflect more heat and can feel cooler and more breathable.

10 Summer Hosiery Options We Love

Here are ten of our favorite summer hosiery selections to keep you snatched all season:

1. Girardi SUMMER LIGHT- Super Sheer Pantyhose

2. Giulia SUNLIGHT 12 Summer Pantyhose

3. BREEZE Summer Pantyhose by Cecilia De Rafael

4. Fogal Light and Cool 8 Denier Sheer Tights

5. Luisa Maria Lugli Summer 8 Pantyhose

6. Philippe Matignon Cool Summer 8

7. Pretty Polly Coolsense Opaque Tights

8. Oroblu Geo 8 FRESHNESS Pantyhose

9. Silca Sunny 8 Sheer Summer Stay Ups

10. Silca Brazil 15 No-Waistband Pantyhose

No matter the season, you can always get a snatched look with our hosiery. Check out all of the summer hosiery options on our website www.hosieree.com.

How To Measure Yourself To Find The Right Size Hosiery

How To Measure Yourself To Find The Right Size Hosiery

Shopping online gives us access to the best products in the world, like the finest European hosiery. Unfortunately, with online shopping, we can’t try on clothes. Knowing how to measure yourself is important for ensuring that you order the right size and that your hosiery looks and feels great. To help you pick the right size for your body, here is our guide to how to measure yourself for hosiery.

A Quick Measuring Guide For Pantyhose

To measure yourself for the right-sized pantyhose, you will need a measuring tape and a scale. It’s also a good idea to keep a pen and paper handy to jot down your measurements. Here’s what you’ll need to measure:

1. Waist: To measure your waist, wrap a tape measure around your waist at the narrowest part, usually above your belly button. 

2. Hips: To measure your waist, wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your hips, usually around your buttocks. 

3. Height: Stand up straight without shoes on and measure from the top of your head to the floor. This is best done against a wall or with the help of another person.

4. Weight: Step on a scale and record your weight.

Once you have these measurements, you can then refer to the size chart provided by the brand of pantyhose you want to buy. Match your measurements to the chart to find your size. It is important to note that sizes may vary slightly depending on the brand. Always refer to the specific size chart for the brand you are interested in. If you are between sizes, it is usually best to go for the larger size for comfort.

How To Read A Hosiery Size Chart

Reading a pantyhose size chart can be a little confusing at first, but it’s quite easy once you understand how to do it. You can find the size chart of our hosiery at the bottom of every product page. Here’s how to read it:

1. Find your height range on the size chart usually listed in feet and inches.

2. Find your weight range in the chart, usually listed in pounds.

3. Find where your height and weight ranges intersect on the chart. The corresponding size listed in that box is your pantyhose size.

Please Note: Some size charts may also include additional information like hip and waist measurements. Be sure to check if these are required for selecting the right size.

If you’re still not sure of your size, don’t worry. Contact our customer service team, and we’ll be happy to help you find the right size hosiery for your body.

Grab The Hottest Spring Colors From Hosieree

Grab The Hottest Spring Colors From Hosieree

After the last few years of uniformity and neutrals leading the trend cycle, color has made a triumphant return. Designers on runways from Paris to London to New York have all debuted bright, eye-catching colors for Spring. Here are some of the biggest color trends this season and our favorite hosiery recommendations to add these trendy pops of color to your look.

1. Brilliant Blues

From Robin’s egg to azure to cobalt, bright blues have been everywhere this season. The key to mastering this trend is to choose an unconventional blue color rather than more popular, common fashion tones like navy and light blue. Here are some tights to consider for this look:

Giulia SAMBA 40 Tights In Deep Blue

Cecilia De Rafael UPPSALA Wet Looking Tights in Zaffiro

Franco Bombana Silk Opaque Sheen Tights in Marte

2. Lavender

Lavender is a soft, pastel that is perfect for spring. What we love about lavender is that it makes a great neutral because it pairs beautifully with every color. To add this must-have color for Spring, here are some options:

Girardi CORTINA 40-Semi-Opaque Tights in Lilla 

Girardi Brigitte – 15 Denier Pantyhose in Glicine

Trasparenze AMBRA Fishnet Tights in Lilla

3. Pastel Pink

Pastel pink, like all pastels, is an essential Spring fashion color. This season though, it is the main character. Soft and pretty, pastel pink can turn any outfit into a Springtime statement. We love it as a layering essential. Here are some pastel pink options you’ll love: 

Trasparenze MONIQUE Cotton Socks in Rosa

Girardi CORTINA 40- Semi-Opaque Tights in Bright Colors in Petalo

MissO P101 Open Crotch Pantyhose in Light Pink

4. Blood Orange

Bold blood orange is often thought of as a summer color. However, in the South, Spring kicks off with the citrus season. This unexpectedly stunning color looks incredible on every skin tone and is a great way to make an impact on your style. If you love bold colors, try these blood orange options:

Giulia SAMBA 40 Tights in Aurora Red

Cette SEAMLESS 15 Matte Seamless Pantyhose in Lava Lamp

Hosieree Classic Opaque Tights Freedom in Abricot

5. Acid Lime

Quite possibly the boldest of the color statements you can make this year, acid lime is perfect for spring. It’s the perfect way to update the utility, neutral fits that have been dominating the trend cycle. Adding a splash of lime will not just keep you on trend, it will help you stand out. Here are some tights that are perfect for adding a splash:

Cecilia De Rafael SEVILLA Ultra Sheer 3D Pantyhose in Lime

Fiore COTTON CANDY 8 Den Ultra Sheer Pantyhose in Lime

Cecilia De Rafael Sevilla LIBERO Seamless Glossy Pantyhose in Lima

Adding these trends with hosiery is the perfect way to test them out without spending a lot of money. Getting them from Hosieree will ensure that you look polished and expensive. At Hosieree, we offer the highest quality European hosiery at great prices. Our hosiery will last a lifetime while helping you stay ahead of the latest trends.

Why Sheer Tights Are Taking Over the Fashion World

If you are like many of us, you love shopping your own closet on occasion to see what you can mix and match for new looks in your wardrobe. If there are pieces you may have forgotten about or haven’t been able to use, now is the time to repurpose them and lay out your staples in new ways that will appear anything but basic.

In addition to the pantless look going viral this year, it is also time to explore the world of sheer tights and how they can take your wardrobe to the next level. So, if you have sheer tights in your closet but aren’t sure how to style them, you have stumbled into the right place.

All About Transparency

Sheer tights are all about transparency. You don’t want to find anything that is too matte. Something with 10 denier is a good place to be, but you also shouldn’t be opposed to looking into some thicker styles for different looks as well as something with prints and patterns that offer more coverage.

Shorter Hemlines

The best way to style your classic sheer tights is with a shorter hemline and heels. Flats are a good choice overall, but if you want a more stylish party look and more flair, then heels with your sheer tights are definitely the way to go. You want to let your legs do all the talking. Polka dot tights go well with muted colors like a naturally colored coat or a white dress.

Different Patterns

When styling with sheer tights, don’t be afraid to play around with different patterns like the Adrian Constance Fashion Sheers. They are both fun and feminine and can add a great touch to your outfit. 

Always Invest in Quality

As you can see, sheer tights are the next big thing in fashion this year because they are versatile and can be styled in many different ways. However, when choosing your sheer tights, you want to be sure to invest in only quality pieces. 

Shop hosieree.com for the best in sheer tights and other high-quality hosiery staples you can add to your wardrobe.

Colorful Tights You Can Wear for Spring 2023

Stylists and fashion experts alike are making a strong case in favor of colorful tights in your spring wardrobe. The days of winter and layer upon layer are soon to pass. While we love being cozy and comfy, it is time to make more of a statement as the warmer weather creeps in, along with the bright colors and florals of our spring wardrobes.

Wearing Vibrant Colors More Tastefully

If your mind immediately travels back in time to the 80s and rainbow lollipop stripes and mismatched and bold colors, then it is time for some reconditioning. Instead, picture the potential vibrant colors like electric blues, rich purples, and vibrant pink shades have for your wardrobe. 

It isn’t just about all the bright colors when working with this new, colorful aesthetic. It is also important to strike some balance. You can accomplish this by pairing your bold and bright colors with pastel and white pieces. 

Matching Colors

Another way to wear color this spring is by layering matching colors, like a red blazer with bold red tights for an all-red look. This is also a great opportunity to mix textures and fabrics too or play around with red tights, but different patterns for an even more stylish aesthetic pulled straight from the runway.

Mixing Colors

And that brings us to also playing around with different colors. A bold combination we think we will see a lot this spring is hot pink and bold red shades. You can also mix pastels with purples and bold blues with softer baby blues. 

Your Favorite Shade

Remember, the bolder, the better, so don’t be afraid to show off your favorite shades. You can wear vibrant tights with an all-black look or a dress with a bold pattern and tights in the brightest color in that pattern. 

Coordinate With Your Footwear

Have a pair of statement boots with color? Pick out your favorite shade of color from the boots and find a matching set of tights in that same color. Matching your hosiery to your outfit and footwear can be fun and stunning. 

Don’t have the right colored tights in your wardrobe to pull off this bright aesthetic? Head on over to hosieree.com and shop our extensive selection of tights in whatever colors you can imagine. 

6 Tips for Maintaining and Caring for Your New Hosiery

Hosiery is a wardrobe staple that we use for work and play looks. However, since they are used so often, they are put through the wringer and come out not looking their best. 

For this reason, you want to stay updated on the best care and maintenance tips to keep your high-quality hosiery looking its best for longer.

1. Avoid Snags and Runs

If you always put runs and snags in your pantyhose when putting them on, try using a pair of cotton gloves. This is especially helpful when you have long nails or acrylic nails. Wearing gloves when putting on your hosiery is an easy way to keep them safe and prevent your long nails from snagging on the fabric.

2. Roll and Pull

Next, roll your pantyhose and other hosiery up and pull them up slowly. While this is automatic for many of us, it is something to remember and follow through with every time. 

3. Buy the Right Size

Care and maintenance really starts with your first purchase. Make sure you buy the right size, so there is less tugging when you put your hosiery on daily. If you are between sizes, it is best to go up one size instead of a smaller one. This reduces the chances of runs in the hosiery and provides more stretch.

4. Clear Nail Polish

Always have clear nail polish on hand when you wear hosiery. If you do happen to get a small hole or tear in an inconspicuous spot, you can use clear nail polish around the hole to keep it from getting any worse. This is a good maintenance tip for when you are out and don’t have access to a fresh pair of hosiery.

5. Wash Before Use

Wash your hosiery before wearing it for the first time. Place all your hosiery into a lingerie bag and use a mild detergent in cold water on the gentle cycle. Fabric softener is also essential. The fabric softener can help preserve the shape of your hosiery. 

6. Avoid the Dryer

Once washed, never place your hosiery in the dryer. Doing so shortens the lifespan of your garments and affects how they fit. Once clean, always hang your hosiery items to dry. 

Need to stock your wardrobe with new hosiery after finding out your old hosiery is misshapen and full of holes? Shop our vast selection of high-quality hosiery items on hosieree.com

4 Tips for Styling Stockings and Tights as Pants

Not sure if a high-quality pair of stockings or tights can replace your denim or slacks? If they are opaque enough, you can easily replace your regular pants with a pair of stockings or tights, especially if you know a few tips on how to style them.

The stockings as pants trend started back when Kendall Jenner stepped outside in Los Angeles wearing her Bottega Veneta leotard and a navy sweater with sheer pantyhose. This viral look showed the fashion industry’s love for this trend in 2023. 

During Couture week, we also saw bodysuits being paired with stockings and underwear as outfits with oversized blazers. 

1. Start Small

For a beginner just dipping their toes into this now viral fashion trend, you might want to start out small with an oversized blazer layered on top of a leotard. Not only does this give you the pantless style you want, but it also offers a good amount of coverage, not to mention comfort.

2. Practice Makes Perfect

While it is a viral trend in the fashion world and undoubtedly on TikTok, it will still turn a few heads and incite a few confused expressions. Some might think you simply forgot to put pants on, while others might think you are just trying to pass off an oversized blazer as a dress in public.

Well, this is what we have to say about all that—practice makes perfect. Start by wearing your pantless outfit around the home for a few days to get used to the ensemble’s style and feel. This also gives you the opportunity to build up the confidence you need when you finally decide to step outdoors.

3. Show Off the Confidence

Once you realize you are pulling off a high-quality hosiery look, you will have the confidence to rock it in public. This style was popular back in the 60s when fashion norms were pushed, and traditional expectations were tossed out the window. 

4. Find Alternatives

Not ready to try out the pantless style we have described above? No worries. You can take your stockings and tights out on a test run with a bit more coverage. You can wear them with shorts if you want something edgy without pushing too many boundaries. Find a more formal style short, perhaps in leather, and add your black tights or stockings and a great pair of boots. 

Gabriella Leggings Everyday offers a bit more coverage than other stocking or tight options and can also be the perfect introduction to ditching jeans and slacks. 

Above all, this trend starts with a good pair of stockings or tights. Ready to shop a vast selection to find something perfect to add to your wardrobe? Shop our selection at hosieree.com. 

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