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Hosiery Lets You Break Your Shorts Out Early In 2023 

Hosiery Lets You Break Your Shorts Out Early In 2023

Maybe you just can’t wait to break out your favorite pairs of shorts, and we can’t blame you! The right hosiery lets you give your favorite shorts a bit of extra mileage. Classic and versatile, shorts with hose is one of our favorite looks for the early spring season. 

First and foremost, you don’t have to settle on a particular type of shorts to try this trend. The easiest way to wear hosiery and shorts is with a tailored short, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your denims a try. For those just trying shorts with hosiery, however, the tailored short is the perfect starting point. 

When wearing tailored shorts with hosiery, try going for a monochromatic look. A black pair of tailored shorts alongside the high denier Calzitaly Opaque Tights with Cushioned Sole creates a simple, uniform look that works for a girls’ night just as well as it works for the office. Paired with a blazer and an oxford shirt, you’re meeting ready. Remove the blazer, unbutton the top buttons of the shirt, and roll up your sleeves, and you’ve gone from day to night in seconds. 

Once you’ve mastered the tailored short and monochromatic look, you can start expanding your looks and playing with the versatility this trend has to offer. Distressed dark denim creates a really interesting juxtaposition against the refined look of hosiery, and we’re really loving this look with patterned hose. Ripped dark denim shorts, the Adrian Hasha Fashion Tights, a tucked in relaxed top, and a pair of fashion shoes might just be the brunching look you’ve been looking for! 

There’s no reason why your shorts must go into hibernation from the early fall all the way into late spring. If you have shorts you love, find a good pair of hose and wear them! At we have classic looks, on-trend hose, and those staple pieces that fit right in the middle so you can take your favorite pairs of shorts with you all year long. Looking to break out your shorts early this year? Check out what we have to pair with them at today. 

Get To Know 4 Must Have Types Of Hosiery 

Whether you’re building, rebuilding, or just padding your hosiery collection, there are a few pieces that everyone must have. These are the hosiery pieces you’ll reach for while you’re getting ready for any occasion, and if you have these in your collection you can rest assured you always have the perfect hose to wear. The 4 must-have types of hosiery you should get to know are: 

1. Opaque hosiery – Opaque hosiery with high denier is your go-to for the cool fall, winter, and even spring months. These can come in a wide variety of colors for all sorts of whimsical and bright looks, but the most classic choice is black. A black pair of opaque hosiery can make short hemlines more accessible, take your shorts all the way into winter, and they go with just about anything. If you’re new to opaque black hosiery, the Bellissima Micro 90 Microfiber Opaque Tights are a great place to start. 

2. Reinforced hosiery – For those who put their hosiery to work, reinforced hosiery is for you. These pieces have reinforced toes and other areas so they’re a bit tougher than your average pairs of sheer hosiery. Reinforced hosiery is perfect for those who wear hosiery to work or while spending long days on their feet. The Calzitaly Ultra Sheer High Heel Pantyhose with Cushion has comfort cushioned pads to provide comfort and stand up to the wear of long hours in heels. 

3. Toeless pantyhose – Maybe you want that perfect leg look, but you also want to wear a sexy pair of open-toe shoes – can you do both? Toeless pantyhose makes it all possible. Sheer pantyhose smooths and perfects the look of your legs, while a toeless construction makes it all look natural even with strappy open toed heels. Calzitaly Toeless Sheer Pantyhose with Cooling Effect are toeless and made for summer! 

4. Control hosiery – Not all fabrics are very forgiving, and maybe you love an outfit a bit more than it appears to love you back. Control hosiery makes any fabric, cut, or outfit that you’ll look stunning in. This type of hosiery sculpts, lifts, and smooths for a perfect silhouette. The Elly Dream 120 – Support Tights with Silver Ions features compression support for comfort and smoothing. 

At we’re here to stack your hosiery drawer with all of the pieces you need to perfect every outfit. To see more of what must-haves we have for you, check us out at today. 

5 Things Pantyhose Are Doing For Your Legs 

5 Things Pantyhose Are Doing For Your Legs

To go with bare legs, or to reach for the hosiery? This is a question that pops into many women’s heads while getting ready for work, a date night, a wedding, or any sort of event. If you’re having this debate, consider what pantyhose are really doing for your legs. 5 things pantyhose do for you are: 

1. Keep you warm and comfortable –  In the fall, winter, and even early spring period, wearing a dress or skirt can get a little breezy. Opaque hosiery with a high denier like the 140 den Elly Sophie 140 Tights with Graduated Compression doesn’t just perfect the look of your legs, they keep them warm at the same time. 

2. Keeps you comfortable – After sitting all day at the office, have your legs ever felt achy, tired, or even a bit sore? It’s a baffling phenomenon, since many believe that there’s no reason for tired legs if you haven’t been moving around all day. However, sitting still can be just as exhausting for the legs as spending all day on your feet. Compression hosiery keeps you comfortable and supported even during sedentary days, which can help to eliminate that tired feeling. Elly Dream 70 – Support Tights with Silver Ions feature medium graduated compression for optimum comfort. 

3. Takes care of imperfections – “Strawberry” legs, visible veins, or bruises can really take away from your overall look. One of the best benefits of hosiery is that a good pair of hose is an instant perfector. From sheer to opaque, it’s the concealer your legs are asking for before you put on a skirt of pair of shorts. 

4. Gives your legs a longer, leaner look – Long legs add to the look of a graceful figure, but unfortunately not everyone is blessed to have them. Patterned hosiery, seamed stockings, and fishnet hosiery can help to elongate the legs for a balanced and feminine look in any outfit. 

5. Hosiery reduces chafing on the legs – Spending a long day walking about in a skirt can go from cute to uncomfortable quickly. Leg rubbing turns to leg chafing, and before you know it you’re feeling sore, raw, and even painful. Hosiery stops that uncomfortable friction and gives you a more comfortable day out. 

From control top hosiery, to open toes, to the fashion looks that add sex appeal to your outfit, we have it all. Find your next favorite pair, and all the benefits that go along with them, at today. 

Finding the Most Flattering Patterned Tights for Your Body

Looking into getting a few pairs of patterned tights but don’t know what would be the most flattering to your body type. You have come to the right place! 

1. Fishnets and Dot Patterns

Fishnets are a classic patterned tight design that many of us have probably not worn in a while. They were at their most popular during the 90s and early 00s. While they are not entirely out of style these days, they have definitely been replaced by even fancier and more sophisticated patterns. 

If you have flaws you want to hide, like less-than-perfect knees, then a pattern like fishnets and dots are ideal because these flaws can be hidden more effectively. Fishnets also give the illusion of slimmer calves or more shapely legs. 

2. Animal Prints

Animal print can also be flattering for some. They make the legs look flatter and give them a darker outline. Animal print tights also don’t make anyone look smaller or bigger but are great for making a statement. When choosing an animal print for your body type, keep in mind that larger prints can easily overwhelm your proportions. So, go with smaller patterns and thinner stripes.

3. Mid-Rise Waist

If you have more of an apple shape, mid-rise waist tights will be the most flattering. Even better if you can find some with mesh detailing in the lower leg area. Mid-rise waist leggings don’t draw a lot of attention to the stomach or waist.

4. High-Rise 

If you have an hourglass figure, then go for high-rise tights. Since they have a higher cut, they can easily slim the midsection. If you are curvier, try finding some with side paneling to elongate the leg. 

5. Wide Waistband

If you have more of a triangle-shaped body, you have curves around the hips and want to avoid anything that digs into the waist. Find something with a fold-over or wide waistband that hits right below your belly button. If you have a wider bottom area, try solid and bold colors rather than prints. 

6. Cropped

If you have more of a rectangular shape, you want to find cropped tights or a lower waist that hits below the belly button. This will narrow the waist and accentuate your good curves. You can also rock prints, solids, or anything in between, including fun metallics.

Now that you have a better idea about what tights are ideal for what body type, head to to shop the vast selection available. 

How to Put on Tights While Avoiding Ladders

How to Put on Tights While Avoiding Ladders

If you wear tights often, then you are already well aware of this fear—you are pulling your tights up only to notice a ladder. A ladder is a run in the tights or a long hole often appearing when you pull them up. To avoid this, follow these easy tips. 

1. Avoid putting on jewelry and accessories until after you have put on your tights. Never pull up tights while wearing jewelry, including bracelets, watches, rings, and long necklaces. These can easily get caught up in your tights as you pull them on, causing a ladder. 

2. Clip your nails. Before wearing tights, make sure your fingernails and toenails are clipped to an appropriate length, so they don’t pose a risk to your tights. 

3. When you start pulling the tights up, roll one leg to the toe part and then gently slide your foot into the rolled-up leg. You can then carefully pull the tights up over the heel. Repeat these steps for your other foot. Slowly pull the tights up and over your knees.

4. You can continue slowly pulling them up until they are over your hips and waist. Take great care when doing this. If you go too fast, you risk a ladder and other damage and will have to find a new pair of tights and start the process over.

Would a Higher Denier Help?

Yes! A higher denier means thicker tights. Tights with a lower denier are much more likely to tear and rip faster. If you want to wear tights with a lower denier, go for a bigger size, so you don’t overstretch the fabric and risk any runs or ladders.

Is There a Best Way to Store Tights?

When storing your tights, you should roll them up or fold them neatly before placing them into your drawer. Storing them separately is another good way to prevent ladders. You also want to ensure all your tights are stored separately from your bras and other undergarments to avoid damage. The tights can easily get hooked onto a bra. 

Need to replace your old and damaged tights with new ones? Check out the selection over at, and happy shopping!

Little Black Tights: The Staple of Any Wardrobe

We have all heard of the little black dress, right? Well, we mustn’t forget little black tights! We all have a few items we consider staples in our wardrobe, so why not have the perfect pair of black tights to go along with your other essentials? 

Black tights keep the legs looking great, hide any imperfections we may have and are incredibly versatile.

Tips for Wearing Black Tights

Opaque black tights are a staple for any winter wardrobe. They provide warmth without adding additional bulky layers and enhance your look, especially when paired with tall boots or a sexy pair of heels. 

Higher Denier for Warmth

When choosing black tights, some find it best to go for thicker material. Thinner tights might draw attention to areas you would rather cover up on your legs. Darker and thicker tights tend to be more slimming and look a lot sleeker. Tights with a denier of 60 or higher are ideal for cold weather. 

Gabriella Cloe Tights are a great winter tight option. They have a geometric pattern running from the knees to the toes, adding extra style. They are a plain deep black that contrasts well with the pattern. 

Two-Out-of-Three Rule

You also want to ensure your tights look classic rather than frumpy. So, many people advise that you match the color of your tights to the color of your shoes or the color of your dress or skirt. This two-out-of-three rule is a good place to start as you style your outfit. 

For a Legs for Days Look

If you want what is known as a “legs for days” look, then consider adding a pair of sheer black tights to your wardrobe. They pair well with short dresses and stilettos and give your legs the appearance of more length. 

Hannah Tulle Tights by Trasparanze is a great option for this. They are sheer with a classic tulle effect. They have a very subtle fishnet-like appearance and offer a chic and elegant look that remains timeless.

Start Building Your Wardrobe Today

In addition to the options we have offered, head over to for more stylish black tights you can add to your wardrobe. You will find exactly what you need, from sheer options to thicker tights with a higher denier for fall and winter. There is a pair of black tights for every occasion and every season waiting for you.

5 Reasons Tights Are Essential for Any Wardrobe

Women’s tights didn’t always have the stellar reputation they have now. Many people even found the tight buying process grueling and seldom looked forward to it. This is because the tights were typically more of an afterthought rather than the staple of any wardrobe or the star of any outfit. 

Well, things have changed. Here are 5 reasons tights are now an essential part of any woman’s wardrobe.

1. Tights Provide Leg Protection

One of the biggest benefits to be had from tights is the fact that they protect your legs. They are a second skin for anyone wearing them, which is great for colder months during the year when you want extra warmth without the bulky layers. The tights shield from cold weather and rain. 

2. Tights Are Comfortable

High-quality tights that are well-fitting are also extremely comfortable to wear. They are not as restrictive as other legwear options and will not cut off circulation. A quality pair of tights will fit snugly and allow you to move freely without discomfort.

3. Tights Are Complementary

Tights are complementary to many other wardrobe pieces you own. They can add some flair to an otherwise basic outfit. Fishnets, for example, look great with a pair of distressed jeans, and opaque tights can be paired with a semi-formal dress. 

With so many style and color options available, you can find something to bring out the personality in each outfit. A good pair of boldly patterned tights would make a great addition to any wardrobe.

4. Tights Are Fun to Style

And that brings us to our next point: tights are fun to style! While a simple addition to the outfit, tights are fun to mix and match. You can pair bold patterns with different colors and see how much of a difference a pair of tights can make to your outfit overall.

5. Tights Can Be Dressed Up

Tights can be dressed up when needed as well. They are a versatile wardrobe staple that is wearable for various occasions; whether it is with a skirt, dress, or a pair of shorts, you can dress them up or down as needed. 

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to and pick from our vast selection of high-quality tights and other legwear options for every occasion.

Fall Into the World of Fashion Socks This Season

We all have our favorite hosiery items in our wardrobe and use them almost daily. But have any of us actually stopped to consider how we can switch things up every once in a while? Maybe put away our pantyhose for the day and rock some fashion socks?

Fall into the world of fashion socks with us and see how you can style them to showcase your personality and unique style.

Fashion SocksThe New Fashion Statement?

Some you talk to might tell you that novelty socks are out. However, you also might have noticed that socks just aren’t what they used to be. 

Back in the day, socks were viewed as a garment only meant to cover the feet. You might have found some in black and white, and some might have even been ankle height. They were just an outfit afterthought. Not something that you would spend time considering when putting an outfit together. 

Well, times have changed. Socks are just as important now as the shoes you wear and the accessories you rock. They are the highlight of many outfits today and deserve our recognition. 

What Fashion Socks Should I Wear?

This is a great question! There are many different types and styles of fashion socks you can choose from today. You are no longer limited to cotton varieties. Now you can find something to fit every style and personality.

For more of a rocker look, we recommend Jucy fashion socks. They go great with a short-legged pair of jeans, or you can pair them with classic shoes for the office. 

Want something a bit more daring for a night out? Fiore Renita fashion socks are fashionable and patterned fishnets. They are soft and comfortable and will make a bold touch to any outfit. 

Craving the comfort of cotton? Pompea Mandy Fancy cotton socks come in a pack of three and are a comfortable option for everyday wear or lounging around the house. 

Finally, if you want something more elegant with beautiful detailing, we recommend Silca Calzino socks. They are 20 denier, extra sheer, and have floral accents on the elastic band. They provide you with the perfect combination of comfort and style. 

Looking for more fashion sock options for everyday wear or to dress up an outfit for a night out, or maybe you need to replace some older hosiery pieces in your wardrobe? Check out the selection we have at

Why Your Legs Will Fall in Love With Denier

If you have fallen into the world of hosiery, then you have undoubtedly heard of denier. It is an important measurement when it comes to your legwear. Denier is the weight of the fabric in the tights, socks, and hosiery you purchase. It can also be said that the denier is the thickness of the tights. However, weight and thickness are not always the same.

Understanding Denier

Many equate denier with thickness because a higher denier typically means the fabric will be thicker. However, this isn’t always going to be the case. So, don’t always assume that it will be a dense fabric just because it is thick and a higher denier. 

What Is Opaque?

When we talk about opaque, we refer to higher denier hosiery. This hosiery uses thicker fabrics and are over 40 denier in many cases. This denier is perfect for winter and cooler weather, as it can keep your legs toasty and warm. 

Semi-opaque, on the other hand, is sheerer and usually around 30 denier. They are so light you can sometimes see some skin through this hosiery. These are often worn during mild weather, where you don’t have to bundle up to stay warm. 

Sheer and Ultra Sheer

Sheer pantyhose and tights have a much lower denier and are lighter fabrics. They fall between 5 and 40 denier. Sheer stockings and tights are perfect for warmer weather, like during the spring and summer seasons. This denier also has more color options compared to thicker denier because sheer hosiery stands up to color very well.

Ultra sheer is any hosiery with a denier of 10 or less. These hosiery items may be harder to find. Some describe ultra sheer tights as almost invisible but still do a good job covering the legs, in case there are small imperfections you want to hide, like a mole or birthmark.

Is a Higher Denier Fabric More Durable?

This isn’t necessarily true. You don’t have to have thick hosiery when looking for something durable. However, the differences in the denier are pretty obvious, and those with natural fibers may have more stretch than others, making them more durable. 

Even so, it is safe to say that if you choose a higher denier, then it makes sense you will have a bit more in the way of durability compared to a much lower denier like you would find in ultra sheer tights, which are more susceptible to snags and tears throughout the day.

No matter what hosiery you choose, you can rest assured that you are getting the best if you choose from a high-quality brand like those you will find on

Do’s And Don’ts Of Putting On Pantyhose

Do’s And Don’ts Of Putting On Pantyhose

Don’t you hate when a new pair of pantyhose ladders after the first wear? Or does it seem to loosen up after just a few wears? While pantyhose is indeed not indestructible, with proper care, it can last you months. 

Do’s Of Putting Your Pantyhose On

Order The Right Size

While pantyhose is stretchable, it’s best to find one that fits you well. Getting the right size for your body will not only make sure that the pantyhose fits correctly and comfortably but also allow it to last longer. 

Our collections are available in sizes from XS to XXL to accommodate diverse sizes accordingly.

Trim Fingernails And Toenails

The major cause of premature laddering on pantyhose is sharp fingernails toenails. Nails and hard skin may get caught on the pantyhose while you put them on. Your toenails will also likely poke through the pantyhose while you wear it. So, it’s best to keep your fingernails and toenails short and well-groomed.

In addition to trimming your nails, it’s also good practice to use a lotion or balm to prevent the skin in these areas from becoming stiff and forming hangnails.

Wash And Store Your Tights Properly

Apart from being gentle when you take them out of the packaging, you should also be careful when you remove, wash, and store them. It’s best to handwash your pantyhose to preserve its color and elasticity. Wash it with lukewarm water and a mild detergent, gently scrubbing only the areas that are most prone to bacteria (e.g., soles and crotch). 

If you must use a washing machine, keep the pantyhose in a separate mesh bag and wash with your delicates.

Don’ts Of Putting Your Pantyhose On

Buy Cheap Ones

Cheap pantyhose are bound to tear up easily. Instead buy high-quality ones that are made specially to withstand regular wear longer. If you can, look for ones that are ladder resistant.

Tug On The Pantyhose

Be gentle when you handle your pantyhose. Don’t stretch it unnecessarily hard, especially when you’re putting it on. Slowly pull the pantyhose up each leg to avoid overstretching or laddering. Don’t wear them like you wear your socks because they are not the same.

Force Them To Last Forever

No article of clothing lasts forever, especially pantyhose. Do your best to take care of them to make them last but once you see signs of laddering, accept that it’s simply time to buy a new pair.

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