Getting To Know Different Deniers Used In Black Hosiery

Getting To Know Different Deniers Used In Black Hosiery

The denier you choose directly correlates with how thick or how warm your hosiery is going to be, and nowhere is denier more important style-wise than with black hosiery. During the winter months, higher denier tights and hose are some of the most popular, as the hosiery’s thicker structure is a better protectant against the cold. During the summer, sheer hose with lower deniers are preferable as they’re a bit cooler compared to a thicker woven and higher denier hosiery option.

With black hosiery, the denier you choose will not just give you a completely different feel, but a completely different look as well. In this blog, we at want to get into just how different deniers in black hosiery look and when you may want to opt for each different one:

  • 10 Denier – 10 denier black hosiery is quite sheer, as you can see in our Catwalk10 Denier Ultra Sheer Tights in Nero. This ultra-sheer approach gives off a sexy “less is more” effect, and works beautifully with longer hemlines. If you’re wearing a midi skirt or a long floral dress with a slit in the hem, consider this type of sheer black hosiery to really ramp up the sex appeal of your look without ever being too much.
  • 20 Denier – Our Brilliance 20 Denier Sheer Tights in Nero may not look too different from the 10 denier at first glance, but they do provide their own benefits. 10 denier tights are quite sheer and may be more delicate than the 20 denier, so those looking for a more durable option may be served better going with the latter.
  • 40 Denier – 40 denier is where you really begin to see the difference with black tights, and this is the perfect pair you’ll choose to go with mini skirts and bright pops of color. Our Cortina 40 Semi-Opaque Tights in Nero are a perfect example of the mix of sheerness and opacity you’ll find in a 40 den pair of black tights. With 40 den, you’re getting just a small touch of sheerness, enough to get a glimpse of the leg, but they’re opaque enough to tone down short hemlines and make colors pop without being completely full coverage.
  • 80 Denier – 80 denier tights will be completely opaque, and they’ll provide the most warmth. 80 den black tights like our Edelweiss 80 Opaque Tights are just what you’re going to look for to keep you warm and comfortable during the winter months. For taking your tailored shorts or short skirts into fall, 80 denier black tights are the perfect option.

Whether you’re looking for something sexy and sheer, or something warm and cozy, we have all of the black tights you need at To fill your hosiery wardrobe with a full selection of black tights, check us out at today!

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