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Knowing The Best Time To Buy New Stockings

Knowing The Best Time To Buy New Stockings

We all have a pair of stockings we absolutely love and have grown attached to. Still, there will come a day when it’s time for our favorite pair to go. The question is how would we know when is the best time to replace our old, worn-out stockings? Here are the things you should look out for:

1.       How Old Are Your Stockings? – Time flies by fast and before we know it, a year has already passed. Stockings usually have a lifespan of six months to a year, gradually bearing tears and holes along the way. Of course, that also depends on how you care for them! If you think your stockings are already almost or over a year, it is time to do a thorough checkup and see how they are going.

2.       Has The Material Thinned? – Most often than not, we fail to notice that the fabric of our stockings has already grown thinner after numerous washes and uses. Thinned fabric makes your stockings more prone to tears and holes. Stretch too much and you might find yourself down a pair. If the material of your stockings has considerably thinned, it is about time to invest in new ones before your old pair finally decides to retire.

3.       Are Your Stockings Slipping Down? – How many times have you pulled and adjusted your stockings today? Another sign of worn-down stockings is that it has already been stretched too much and can no longer hug your legs securely. You can even say that your stockings have grown a little bigger after being stretched over and over throughout the year.

4.       Are They Still Comfortable To Wear? – Old stockings may have loose threads that can make your legs feel itchy. They can also lose the warmth and protective layer they initially had as the material grows thinner. Stockings slipping down from time to time can also be a bother as you need to constantly adjust them up. Thinking and dealing with all of these things can lead to discomfort. Consider buying a new batch of stockings when you do not feel as comfortable as you did when you first tried on the pair.

Stockings do have an average lifespan but it is still up to your tender loving care when it comes to making sure that they last long enough. One tip we can give you is to invest in high-quality stockings, like those in’s collection.

Choosing The Hosiery That Best Flatters Your Figure

Hosiery can transform your look in more ways than one. Not only can it bring your shorter hemlines to the office, your basic skirts to an edgy or high fashion level, and your shorts into the fall and winter seasons, it can also transform the way your body looks as well. Choosing hosiery to flatter your figure ensures you’ll always look your best no matter what you choose to wear. A few tips for choosing the hosiery that best flatters your figure are: 

• Bringing the height – Not all people have legs that go on for miles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create the illusion that they do. If you’re looking to elongate the leg what you want from your hosiery are long lines. Our Cecilia de Rafael Hyde Park Back Seam Pantyhose  has back seams that take the eye all the way from the heel up to the back of the tight, elongating the leg in a simple, elegant, and classic way. 

• Vertical designs and small patterns slim the leg – If you’re looking to create a slimmer silhouette, vertical designs and small patterns are the way to go, and especially when on black hosiery. The Adrian Constance Fashion Sheers in Nero or Giulia Afina 40 Fashion Tights are perfect examples  you can find at for subtle slimming you can mix and match with just about any outfit. 

• Color and bold patterns play up your curves – For those who wish to play up their curves, you may want to look into bold colors and bold patterns to give your legs a thicker, curvier, and bolder look. The Calzitaly Fishnet Tights with Leopardo Pattern are a perfect example of hosiery to really give your curves a moment in the spotlight using a bold pattern, while the Trasparenze Microfiber Sophie 70-Opaque Tights are just what you’re looking for if you’d prefer to play with color. 

With the right combination, your hosiery can really polish your outfit and give you the silhouette you’ve always dreamed of by adding one simple accessory. If you’re looking for your perfect hose to slim, elongate, or emphasize, check out what we have in stock at today. 

5 Fall 2021 Fashion Trends To Invest In Now

5 Fall 2021 Fashion Trends To Invest In Now

While we’re in the peak of summer now, what that really means is that we’re going to be winding down into the fall season before we know it. The fall fashion trends for 2021 are big, bold, and ready to be seen after a year of social isolation, and we at are loving so much of what we see. Here are 5 Fall 2021 fashion trends to invest in now are: 

1. Bright greens – While fall is usually full of muted colors and rich earthy tones things are slated to be quite a bit bolder this year. Bright green is one of the fashion staple shades of the season and it’s being seen in coats, sweaters, shoes, and even hosiery. Our Giulia Blues 70 Opaque Tights in Olive have that perfect mix of earthiness and brightness, making them not only a staple for 2021 but a pair of tights you can return to again and again. 

2. Lilac – Like bright green, we’re seeing another color that’s more often seen in spring popping up for fall fashion in 2021. Lilac is the new mauve this season and we think that the perfect way to welcome this shade into your autumn wardrobe is with elegant hosiery. The Fiore Sandrine 20 Stay Up Stockings in Light Lilac are sexy and timeless with heels, but they can also be quirky and fun with booties and a patterned skirt. 

3. Leopard outerwear – Like color, patterns are getting bolder this year as well. Leopard outerwear is seeing a huge resurgence in 2021 and we love the way a great leopard coat looks with a skirt and fishnet hosiery.  Paired with heels, boots, or even sneakers, it’s the simplest way to have a stand-out edgy look with minimal effort. 

4. Sweater vests – Sweater vests haven’t been seen as a huge trend in a number of years, but they’re back in a big way for fall 2021. For a modern take on a classic look, you can pair a sweater vest with a collared shirt, sleeves casually rolled up, and on the bottom wear a simple pair of tailored shorts with the fishnet, patterned, or colored hosiery of your choice. What you get is an on-trend look that combines texture, fabric, and style for plenty of interest. 

5. Cut-outs – In tops and pants, cut-outs are bringing a certain edge to all sorts of outfits in 2021. For distressed jeans, one can try layering fishnet hosiery under the jeans so the hosiery peeks out to say hello at each cut-out section. Pair with combat boots or heeled booties for the perfect touch.

At we have all of the looks to bring your 2021 autumn fashion to the next level. If you’re looking to invest in your fall looks, see what we have at today. 

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Hosiery

Investment in great hosiery means getting the kind of hosiery that is built to last. You want the most out of your hosiery and while quality hosiery is built to take you through multiple seasons, this doesn’t come without the proper care. Taking great care of your hosiery ensures you get the most from it, and that it keeps you looking and feeling beautiful throughout. Here are 3 tips for getting the most out of your hosiery are: 

1. Always go for quality – The quality of your hosiery will mean a lot and one should always go for quality over quantity when it comes to hose. A handful of pairs of quality hosiery will take you further than a whole selection of lower-quality pieces, and the looks you’ll get from your hosiery will be of a higher quality as well. Making an investment in your hosiery gives you the most out of your collection. 

2. Go for reinforced toes for your everyday hosiery – If you wear your hosiery daily, and you want that hosiery to last through each day, you may wish to invest in reinforced hose. Our Calzitaly Ultra Sheer High Heel Pantyhose with Cushion are made for wearing every day and wearing with the added pressure of heels, with reinforced toes and soles to keep you comfortable and confident. 

3. Gentle washing is key – Keeping your hosiery strong requires gentle washing, and one should never just place their hosiery in the washing machine and forget about them. Using gentle soap, handwashing, and lay-flat drying you’ll be able to keep your hosiery strong and looking beautiful throughout years of wear. If you must machine wash your hosiery, or wash multiple pairs at once, using a lingerie bag to wash inside will keep your hosiery protected. 

We have the high-quality investment pieces your hosiery collection is looking for at To see what you can add to your hosiery wardrobe, see what we have in store today. 

Stockings Are The Hottest Trend Coming Out Of Fashion Week

Stockings Are The Hottest Trend Coming Out Of Fashion Week

Stockings are back in a big way this season and were seen in looks all over the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York. We saw classic tweed pieces paired with thigh-high sheer white stockings in Paris. Milan runways featured knee-high sheer black stockings layered under ankle boots. While designers in New York showed jet black thigh high stockings with textures. Luckily, you don’t have to pay fashion house prices to add these trending looks to your closet.

What Is The Difference Between Pantyhose And Stockings?

People often use pantyhose and stockings interchangeably. However, there is a major difference between the two garments. Pantyhose are sheer and usually made of nylon with a denier weight between 8 and 30. They cover the full leg from the toe to the waistband. Stockings on the other hand can be sheer or opaque and range in denier weight. The key difference though is stockings vary in length between under the knee to mid-thigh. They are either secured with a garter belt or have a lining at the top to hold them in place.

Get The Look

Now that you know the difference between pantyhose and stockings, here is how you can get the runway looks. These options offer the same high-end designer quality but at a much more affordable price point:

Trasparenze Sara Classic Sheer: These sheer stockings have a denier of 20. They also have a reinforced toe and a glossy finish which makes them a perfect wardrobe staple. They come in a variety of colors to achieve the perfect look.

Elly Knee-Highs 140 Semi-Opaque: Available in black and two shades of nude tones, these knee-highs are a perfect way to capture the looks of the Milan runways. They are semi-opaque with a denier weight of 140. Great for everyday wear, these knee highs have a graduated compression that slims the legs and provides a comfortable wear.

Fiore Malena Suspender Stockings: If you are looking for a statement piece for your wardrobe, these sheer spotted tights are a must-have. Available in a gorgeous shade of ecru, they will easily match any outfit while still adding a bit of interest.

These three options are just some of the great choices available at We offer a full range of stockings in every color, size, and denier weight you can imagine. All of our stockings are European-grade, so they are durable and will last you through this season and many more. The best part is they are affordably priced so you can get runway looks without runway prices.

What Is Color-Blocking And Why You Should Try It

What Is Color-Blocking And Why You Should Try It

Color-blocking emerged as a trend in recent years and as people become more and more adventurous with their fashion choices, this style is definitely here to stay. This trend is all about bold choices, leaving an impression, and making a statement, but in order to pull color-blocking fashion successfully, you should have a clear understanding of how it really works!

What Is Color-Blocking?

First things first, let’s define color-blocking. Like we mentioned, this style is pretty adventurous and bold, and these are one of the reasons why understanding it is important. Color-blocking is basically wearing two to three contrasting colors, and by contrast, we do not simply mean wearing black and white, or light blue and dark blue.

Color-blocking is about combining colors that are on the opposite ends of the color chart; colors that you would not dare to imagine together because they seem so different—or at least that’s the impression that they generally leave at first. You would be surprised at how two bold colors, like orange and pink, go well together!

Why Should You Try Color-Blocking?

Wearing blocks of colors are definitely eye-catching as you would expect to really pop out in the crowd. More than that, the unique combinations you create from wearing bold and contrasting colors can give you a fresh, youthful, and uplifting look. It is like being a spot of sunshine in a bleak and gloomy day!

Color-blocking also helps when you need to especially grab attention, like for important talks, client meetings, or parties. If you are able to find the perfect contrasting colors that magically complements each other, we are sure you will totally rock it.

Color-Blocking For Beginners

Finding outfits that you can color-block is easier said than done, but it does not have to be extremely challenging. For starters, you can narrow down your fashion pieces into two: top and legwear. Forgoing your usual denim jeans and black leggings, you might think that you’ve already run out of options for legwear. That’s far from true because has just what you need: opaque tights!

Opaque tights go in various striking colors and unique textures so you have a lot of options to choose from. For instance, the Girardi Cortina Opaque Tights have a matte finish while the Cecilia De Rafael Uppsala has a smooth and glossy texture.

Finding the right legwear for your color-blocking fashion adventures is not that hard if you look in the right places, like We’ll be with you all the way!

Occasions That Call For A Great Pair Of Hose

At we believe that every occasion calls for a great pair of hose, but we know that some events take precedence over others. If you’re wondering “Do I need hosiery to go with my outfit for this event?” we have all of the answers you need. A few occasions that always call for a great pair of hosiery are: 

  • Weddings – The spring and summer months are high-time for weddings. If you’re attending a few weddings this summer, it’s important to have the hosiery that will give you a complete and put together look. A common misconception that many have is that hosiery doesn’t belong with a sandal or open toed shoe, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Opting for a pair of open toed hose lets you get the perfect polished look of hosiery on your legs, while still showing off your pedicure uninterrupted. The Falke Shelina Toeless Ulta Transparent Pantyhose are sheer, comfortable for summer, and feature an open toe design perfect for wearing with your favorite summer sandals. 
  • Job interviews – During a job interview you want to impress. First impressions can only be made once, and they begin as soon as you walk through the door. Hosiery is a necessity to ensure your look is polished, refined, and put together. A failsafe options is a pair of opaque hose in black or dark grey, or a sheer neutral tone that polishes the natural look of your skin. 
  • Fall and winter – If you plan to wear a dress or skirt during the fall and winter months, hosiery is a necessity. For these occasions, you want to look for an opaque higher denier pair of hosiery to ensure you’re kept warm if you’re going to be outdoors. Not only does it polish your look, it serves a practical purpose in keeping you comfortable as well. 
  • Attending religious services – If you’re attending a religious service of any kind it’s also important to top off your look with a high quality pair of hosiery. In these spaces and for these types of events modesty is a priority, and the right hosiery can provide a modest and refined look to just about any outfit. 

If your hosiery collection has been running low, we have all the hosiery pieces you’ll need for these occasions and more. See what we have at today and always have the right pair for every occasion! 

Bold Statement Tights Are The Must Have Trend For Fall 2021

Bold Statement Tights Are The Must Have Trend For Fall 2021

Everyone is getting ready to head back out to work, to social events, and to living life once again and the latest fashion trends for fall and winter 2021 are reflecting that. Bold styles, color, and shape are slated to be huge in the latter half of 2021, with statement tights and hosiery taking a front seat. Embroidered hosiery, embellished hosiery, bold colored hosiery, and head-turning hosiery are helping designers to really double down on their statement piece looks, and we at have everything you need to recreate these styles for yourself. From the catwalk to the sidewalk, some examples of bold statement hose we have for your fall of 2021 are: 

  • Cazzola Gaetano Wet Fashion Tights – For those who can’t get enough of the quirky and whimsical side of bold, the Cazzola Gaetano Wet Fashion Tights are exactly what you’re looking for. These black 50 denier tights are just opaque enough with an all over pattern of multi-colored parasol style umbrellas. Perfect for wearing with short skirts, they take your cozy sweater outfits and make them just a bit more fun and 2021 fashion forward. 
  • Cazzola Gaetano Sogni Fashion Tights – With pearl embellishments up each leg, these 60 denier tights are perfect for nighttime looks in fall and winter. The Cazzola Gaetano Sogni Fashion Tights have just a touch of elegant glitz, ramping up any outfit you wish to pair them with. For those who want to take their tailored shorts into fall, these are the perfect wait to dress them up alongside a pair of classic pumps. 
  • Fiore Cotton Candy 8 Den Ultra Sheer Pantyhose – In bright shades of fuchsia and lime, these are the hose you’re looking for to bring the brightness to your look. Perfect for the pre-fall late August to early September months with an 8 denier, they let you take a little summertime fun along with you as the seasons change. In a classic look, the brighter and sunnier colors also look stunning in spring. 
  • Glamour Lia Fishnet Lace Tights – With short date-night skirts, rock n’ roll distressed jeans, or tailored shorts, the Glamour Lia Fishnet Lace Tights are bringing the sexy to every outfit you put on. Fishnet meets an elegant and seductive floral pattern giving you a look that can go just about any place you wish it to go. 

If you’re looking to get ready for the 2021 pre-fall, fall, and winter seasons, we have everything you need at Check out what we have in stock today to start building your bold 2021 wardrobe! 

Accessories To Spice Up Hosiery

We know that hosiery is more than just a clothing item. Often, we associate it with feeling and looking sexy. More importantly, wearing hosiery can lend us an instant confidence boost. Even when we’re the only ones who know we’re wearing them, making the effort to look good can make us feel we’re looking our best.

If you’re a regular wearer however, this feeling might have worn off a tad bit. In this case, maybe it’s time to try some accessories to bring back some fun and excitement to putting on hosiery. We’ve picked a few of our more playful accessories on for you to check out:

Garter Belts

If you’re a regular stocking wearer, you probably already have quite a few dependable garter belts in your drawer. However, you can never have too many garter belts! To break the monotony of day-to-day stocking use, why not add some more sensual pieces to your collection?

You could try a more delicate garter belt like the Miss0 GB308. This piece shows off an exquisite scallop pattern that arrests the eyes and captures the imagination. Perfect for getting into a romantic mood.

For a more robust yet playful belt, we also love Miss Naughty Leather Look 6 Strap Suspender Belt. This fun little number offers extra support to stockings, and could have you feeling more in command. It’s definitely a chic and feisty look we recommend!

Leg Warmers

We know leg warmers may seem a little too 80s, but hear us out. Done right, this accessory can add a cute and coquettish accent to a casual leggings and cardigan getup. This coming fall season; why not add some style to your comfort zone fashion with some premium-looking leg warmers?

We recommend checking out the Cazzola Gaetano 25698Fall Fashion Leg Warmers. The little flower detail is absolutely charming, and would definitely add something unique to your casual fall look.

Statement Thigh Bands

If you’re looking to give your stockings and garter belts a break, why not try thigh highs with more unique top bands? One piece that caught our attention was the Girardi Liasons Over Knees with Leather Top Bands.

Paired with heels, these thigh highs with string-drawn top bands will give you a sexy high boot look. They’re definitely fun to show off.

4 Styles To Zhuzh Up Your Outfit

4 Styles To Zhuzh Up Your Outfit

When it comes to looking fashionable, a lot of people fall into the trap of focusing too much on a single piece of clothing. Whether it be a fancy blouse, a designer skirt or dress, many think that a single branded piece of clothing makes an outfit. 

We often forget that a great outfit is made up of an ensemble of pieces that complement each other. You can have the simplest top paired with a pattern skirt, and all you need is to accessorize to make the combo glamorous. And out of all the accessories you can use to accentuate your look, well-chosen hosiery can give your outfit a subtle sexy edge.

Here are some of our favorite styles from, handpicked to add a little spice and polish to your everyday look:

Classic Fishnets

Want to add some sass to your getup? Fishnet thigh highs are your best bet. We know that fishnets can be overtly sexy (nothing wrong with that!). With the right pairing however, these stockings can lend a subtle air of edginess to an otherwise plain outfit. 

Try slipping on a pair of thigh high fishnets with a tame-looking dress or plain shirt and skirt combo.  The contrast will give your outfit a curiously coquettish look without going over the top. 

Playful Polka Dots

For a fun yet polished look, we recommend polka dot tights or thigh highs. Matched with a cute blouse and a solid A-line skirt, polka dotted hosiery give a playful zest to your whole vibe. 

Give this look a go on casual Fridays at the office. It’s also a perfect look for smart casual occasions and parties. 

Experimental Printed Tights

If you’re feeling a little bit experimental with your wardrobe, give printed tights a try. In particular, tights with colored prints or decorative patterns on them can definitely make your outfit feel saucier. 

It doesn’t need to be a bold print either. The Gabriella Tights Verde, for instance, have a lovely Monstera leaf accent strategically placed near the ankle. The splash of green immediately calls attention—not so much as to distract eyes away from your entire outfit, but just enough to show off your heels and legs. This look achieves a great balance between classy and sexy. 

The Monstera leaf itself is quite a charming detail that can help you stand out in a fancy party or a classy club. Who knows, it could even be a conversation starter. Experiment and have fun with this look!

Sleek Sheer Stockings

Feeling a little drab in office attire? Try putting on some sheer stockings to give yourself a little moxie. You can’t go wrong with classic black or see-through nude stockings in the workplace. They’re perfectly professional; yet still add a little sexiness to your vibe.

It’s a perfect look for the boardroom. It might even give you a confidence boost when you’re leading a presentation or speaking up at an important meeting. In any case, wearing sheer stockings is an easy way to punch up a tired looking corporate wardrobe, giving you a sleek professional vibe.