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DIY Hosiery Stain Removal Guide 

DIY Hosiery Stain Removal Guide

Hosiery is made with thinner, more delicate fibers than other clothing like jeans or sweaters. So when it comes to the care of hosiery, it’s really important to exercise extra care. When your hosiery becomes stained, scrubbing too hard or using harsh chemical stain removers can degrade and hurt the fibers. To protect your hosiery from damage, it’s important to understand how to wash them and remove stains. Here is our guide to DIY hosiery stain removal.

Wash Your Hosiery

Start by filling a large bowl with warm water. Add the recommended amount of a gentle detergent. We recommend a hosiery-specific wash like Ames Walker. It’s best to wear gloves but if you don’t, remove any jewelry from your hands. You don’t want it catching and tearing. Place your hosiery in the bowl. Use your hands to gently wash the legs, waistband, and feet. While washing, inspect the hosiery for any stains. If you notice any stains that are not lifting, you will need to apply a stain removal solution.

Stain Removal Solutions For Your Hosiery

Depending on the type of stain you will need to add a capful of the following solutions to your bowl: 

● Hydrogen Peroxide: Coffee, blood, fruit, and vegetable stains

● Club Soda: Red wine, grease, and mud

● White Vinegar: Grass, lotion, and sweat

● Isopropyl Alcohol: Ink, makeup, and paint

Let the solution sit to lift the stain. If needed, you can guide it along by gently scrubbing it with a paper towel. You want to use paper towels because they have weaker fibers than your hosiery. So if you accidentally scrub the stain too hard, the paper towel will pile and tear and not your hosiery.

Properly Drying Your Hosiery

Once the stain has lifted, lay out a large towel on a flat surface. Remove the hosiery from the bowl. You then will gently squeeze the hosiery to wring out any excess water. Once you are done, you will lay the hosiery out on the towel. Air dry your tights. Then fold and put away.

Using these washing and stain removal techniques will protect your hosiery from damage during the wash. It will also lift any of the common stains that can occur when wearing them. The best way to keep your hosiery looking great is to invest in quality hosiery from the start. At, we offer the finest quality European hosiery. With proper care, our hosiery will last you a lifetime. 

How To Wear Tights, For Men

How To Wear Tights, For Men

Hosiery is typically relegated to women’s fashion. Tights have been a staple fashion accessory in the last century, and is still loved by women until today. However, this practical and fashionable accessory should not just be for women. Men, too, can benefit from wearing tights.

What’s Preventing Men From Wearing Tights?

Back in the 16th to 18th century, men, especially of nobility, wore tights on a regular basis. Hosiery were a standard part of their wardrobe to show off their legs, which were seen as a sign of pride and success. 

In the present day, tights for men are rare but not completely obsolete. Depending on their sport, men may wear leggings or tights. Sports like wrestling, gymnastics, and cycling typically feature men in tights and often with thick padding to protect the crotch area. Of course, ballet dancers famously wear tights.

However, it is almost unthinkable for men to wear tights outside of these contexts, especially outdoors. This could be attributed to the shift in men’s clothing which now favors looser fits. Tights, with their form-fitting nature, thus, became uncomfortable. 

Nowadays, however, tights for men are slowly becoming common again. And why not? Tights are comfortable, breathable, flexible, and can be warm (with the right materials). 

How Men Can Wear Tights

The easiest way to wear tights is for sports. You’ll find a lot of tights or leggings not just for wrestling and cycling but also lighter ones for yoga, running, hiking, rock climbing, and many more. If you are to be more observant, you’ll probably find that more men wear leggings for sports because they allow a wider range of movement. 

If you’re not yet comfortable with wearing only a pair of tights while you play or workout, you can always layer tights with a pair of shorts, then work your way up with just a loose or long top. This way you can still get the benefits of tights—warmth, compression, etc.—while still covering up your genital area.

It doesn’t stop there! Men can also wear tights fashionably just like women do. For starters, men can take advantage of the warming abilities of tights by wearing them under their pants during the winter season. 

For those who are more daring, you can treat tights like skinny jeans—wear them with a long top or jacket. After all, sports-luxe style is a major trend this year. 

For the experimental ones, you can dip your toes into androgynous fashion and wear tights under a loose skirt. This can be a starting off point for those who want to wear skirts or dresses but are uncomfortable. You can bend gender norms while staying warm and comfortable with a pair of tights!

We have a great selection of tights for men from footless tights to fashion tights to athletic tights. Hoiseree offers the most versatile collection of tights for both men and women. Check them out now!

How to Keep Your Delicates in the Best Condition

Stockings, pantyhose, and other hosiery are considered delicates and should be taken care of as such. If you want to learn how to keep your stockings looking pristine, then read on for some helpful tips and tricks to keep in mind on laundry day.

Wash Only When Necessary

It is recommended that you handwash your hosiery in cold water and wash only when necessary. Typically, hosiery should be cleaned after every five to six wears to eliminate body oil or dead skin cells that may have settled. 

If you have to wash your hosiery in a washing machine, it should be done on the delicate setting in cold water and preferably in a mesh garment bag instead of just tossed into the washing machine.

Avoid High Heat

Avoid high heat at all costs. Heat and hot water can reduce the overall elasticity of tights. This can lead to sagginess, and you will quickly find that the fit of your hosiery is less than ideal. 

A cold wash can help protect the texture of your tights and other hosiery items while also protecting the color. When dried with high heat, your hosiery can also shrink. After washing, hang everything to dry. 

Avoid using a clothesline when drying your hosiery as well. You risk snags and tears when placing hosiery on a line like this. The line can also cause dents and stretch out your hosiery, resulting in a poor and loose fit. 

No Harsh Detergents

Harsh detergents, excessive washing, and fabric softeners can actually wear out the fibers of your hosiery and can damage them. Choose a very delicate liquid laundry detergent when handwashing your hosiery. 

You can also fill a bucket with cool water and add a few drops of baby shampoo to the water before washing your hosiery. 

Washing Your Hosiery 

When handwashing your hosiery, allow everything to soak in the cool water and mild soap for approximately ten minutes. Give the garments one final massage in the water and soap, and then rinse everything under cold water. Lay everything out flat for drying.

If you follow these handwashing and washing machine tips, you will find that you can keep your delicates in the best condition for longer. \\\

Ready to update your hosiery wardrobe? Visit us at today and start building up the essentials. 

Fashionable Hosiery Trends for 2022

Fashionable Hosiery Trends for 2022

Now that we have officially entered a new year, it is time to look ahead to current and future fashionable hosiery trends we can expect for 2022. 

Openwork Patterns

With various textures, colors, and patterns to choose from, there are tons of details to keep in mind when stocking your wardrobe with hosiery options. 

Openwork patterns, lace floral patterns, or a combination of openwork and vertical stripes are trending in the fashion industry. Lace pantyhose will always be a safe and timeless classic that won’t go out of style. These patterns work well for formal and informal occasions and highlight femininity and refinement. 

Sheer Black Pantyhose

Sheer black pantyhose should be in every woman’s wardrobe this year. It can be paired with shorts for a fun and more casual look, or it can be dressed up for a night out or work event. 

Fashion Tights

Want more variety and a little more style? Fashion tights and pantyhose are another wardrobe essential to have this year. They are considered classic and hot and mix everything we love. They can be worn to dress up a little black dress or can be worn more casually and as everyday wear. 

Embellished Options 

A little sparkle and shine can go a long way. Embellished tights can prove to be the ideal styling piece when you need to dress up but don’t want to go overboard. Embellished tights can easily be paired with a little black dress or a pair of cute tailored shorts. 

Make a Statement

Finally, you can also use hosiery to make a statement. Bold colors, bright colors, and patterns are great for dressing up an outfit and making a statement. A Rox Geometric pattern is great for complimenting a more casual outfit. For more funky color choices, consider Trasparenze Oleandro Tights. They come in several bright and fun colors that are highly fashionable. 

The Future of Hosiery

Yes, pantyhose and sheer nylons and tights are definitely making a comeback. The hosiery market is predicted to grow over 2.1 percent over the next several years, which indicates that they are here to stay. 

To find the best and some of the most popular brand names in hosiery today, be sure to visit us at We have all the latest in hosiery fashion for you to consider. 

How to Buy the Right Hosiery for Your Body Type

Tights, stockings, and thigh highs are all great to have in your wardrobe, but how do you know you are purchasing the right hosiery for your body type? Today, we are here to help you find what will flatter you the best.

For Taller Women

If you are a taller woman, you probably already know how uncomfortable it can be to wear tights that are just too small. In addition to the discomfort, you also have to contend with possible tears and ladders because the fibers of the tights are being stretched out. 

If you have longer legs, find hosiery in a larger size. Check the size charts. They are usually based on a woman’s height and weight. This can also help narrow things down. If you think you are at the upper end of the size range, opt for the size up for a more secure and comfortable fit.

For Shorter Women

If you are on the shorter side and wear tights or other hosiery that is too long, you will find that they fall down constantly. There may also be rolls because they are too big and can bunch up at the knees or ankles. If you are a shorter woman, find a shorter fit in a smaller size, especially when you wear patterned or netted tights.  

For Large Thighs

If your hosiery is too tight on the thighs, then it can dig in and possibly tear. Stockings that don’t fit right can also prove to be incredibly unflattering and can roll down the leg. When choosing hosiery for large thighs, consider what will provide you with all-day comfort. Consider your thigh circumference and find the appropriate size, avoiding chafe and wardrobe disasters.

For Rounder Tummies

Sometimes the sizing can be weird if you have thinner legs but a rounder tummy. It can be hard to find something that will fit appropriately while also flattering your body type. In this case, choose hosiery with deep waistbands and flat seams or no seams at all. This will cut down on any digging and allow you to achieve a much smoother silhouette.

For Wider Hips

If you have wider hips, you may feel much more comfortable finding hosiery with a tad more waist and hip room. You may even want to search for higher quality materials for your hosiery because these can offer you a greater and more accommodating stretch.

Ready to find new hosiery for your body type? Check out what we have to offer over at

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! 

Choose The Right Hosiery For Every Occasion

Choose The Right Hosiery For Every Occasion

For many events, you may know that you should wear hosiery, but you’re unsure of what type of hosiery will be most appropriate. At we want you to get completely comfortable playing with and enjoying your hosiery, so we want to give you a good foundation to choose from when it comes to what type of hosiery fits an occasion best. Some ideas for choosing the right hosiery for any occasion are: 

  • Date night – Date night is where you really get to have fun with your hosiery. We love the idea of fishnets for date nights, and you can go classic and sexy or try something a little edgier if you like. The Calzitaly Fishnet Tights with Leopardo Pattern are an edgier fishnet hosiery option with a pattern that looks great with tailored shorts, distressed jeans, short skirts, and more. With great versatility, they’re the fishnets you can reach for again and again. 
  • Professional events – Professional events call for professional hosiery. Opaque hosiery in the fall and winter in dark colors, sheer black hose in the warmer months, or natural toned sheer hosiery are failsafe options. If you plan to be wearing trousers or slacks, knee-high hosiery keeps your refined look as well as your comfort. The Elly Knee-Highs 140 Semi-Opaque Support Knee-Highs even feature gradual compression to keep legs comfortable all throughout a day behind a desk. 
  • Weddings – Weddings are a major event for hosiery, and you can really have some fun with your looks depending on the ceremony and celebration. For summer, you’ll want to opt for an ultra-sheer pair of pantyhose with an open-toe design, but fall and winter weddings let you have a bit more fun playing with your style. For nighttime weddings, something with a little sparkle or embellishment adds elegance to your look, and for low-key or whimsical weddings, bold patterns can bring a ton of fun. 

At we carry the hosiery you’re looking for no matter the occasion. From date night sexy and chic, to a refined and professional look, you can find it when you browse our stock at today. 

5 Tips On How To Avoid Ripping Your Stockings

 5 Tips On How To Avoid Ripping Your Stockings

We know that you ladies have your own stories to share about ripped stockings and we can totally relate! There are many different reasons why our stockings experience rips like unfortunate accidents, problems with the laundry machine, and even frequent usage especially when it comes to our favorite pair.

Fortunately, there are also ways to prevent our stockings from ripping. Here are five tips that can help you keep them fit and intact.

1.   Wear The Correct Size – Knowing your size and wearing one that perfectly fits you can help you prevent your stockings from ripping. If your stockings are too loose, there are increased chances of them getting snagged or caught in something that can cause them to rip.

On the other hand, choosing a size that is smaller than your actual fit will cause the stockings to stretch beyond their limit and while it may not be obvious in the beginning, you will soon notice that your stockings are becoming deformed and that the material is getting thin. A few more uses and it is bound to tear and rip.

That is why it is important to choose a size that fits you. In, the stockings and other hosiery pieces are already sorted according to sizes so you would not have a hard time finding the perfect pair for you.

2.   Wear And Stretch Them Up One Leg At A Time – Your stockings are intimate wear and unlike normal pants and jeans, they also must be treated just as intimately when you put them on. Our tip is to scrunch them up first before slowly and gently rolling them up.

Start from your toes, then to your heel, and further up your legs in slow and deliberate motions. Make sure not to wear them the way you would wear jeans, jogging pants, and any other type of pants that you can put on in just one quick pull.

3.   Maintain Your Toenails –  You would want to check and see if your toenails are trimmed or already too long and pointy. One of the reasons why our stockings get torn and ripped is because they get caught on our too-sharp and pointy toenails when we wear them. So make sure to trim them and file your toenails regularly to avoid this problem!

4.   Wash Your Stockings Properly – Did you know that knowing your water temperature is also imperative when washing your stockings? Using cold water helps your nylon stockings stay firm and tightly knitted. On the other hand, hot and warm water can cause your stockings to stretch out and be out of form.

5.   Choose High-Quality Brands – The first step to ensuring that your stockings are sturdy is to get a trusted brand that offers high-quality stockings. The good news is we have the best brands in the world here at like Glamory, Elly Carezza, and Fiore.

Stockings of high quality are guaranteed to last long and with the proper care and maintenance, you do not have to worry about using your favorite pairs again and again. Visit us at to see the best that the world can offer.

Socks For Women On The Go

Socks For Women On The Go

Many of us are always on the move and it is only right that we should have a pair of socks that can keep up with our hustles. At the same time, we should always keep ourselves fashionable, trendy, and of course comfortable! Here are five socks that check all on that list:

1.       Juicy Lime Ultra Sheer Ankle Socks – If you are a fan of bright and lively colors, you would love the Juicy Lime Ankle Socks. Its white cuffs are a gentle yet nice contrast to its vivid yellow hue, making it perfect for casual wear and sportswear. The white cuffs are also soft and comfortable so you would not worry about feeling any discomfort while wearing them as you move around.

2.       Fiore Dreamer 40  Den Socks – This pair will provide you with just enough cover to keep the chill at bay. Because it stretches up to the base of your calves, it can be worn with shorts or skirts. The dark color also makes it flexible enough to pair with any color combination of your outfits. Our recommendation is to match it with something bright to make a nice yet fashionable contrast.

3.       Cotton Liners Sport Socks – Out for a quick jog, a stroll, or other sports? You would want to own the Cotton Liners Sports Socks. They are specially made for all-day comfort. The socks are soft and breathable so you can move with extreme ease. To make things better, it comes in different colors. Ladies who love simple and neutral tones can stick to black and whites, while women who are looking for a colorful set can get the rainbow collection.

4.       Pompea Mandy Fancy Cotton Socks – These cotton socks only go up to your ankles and if you are more focused on experiencing comfort, then the Pompea Mandy Fancy Socks are for you. They can also easily be hidden within your pair of shoes if you want to stay discreet or if you think socks do not go well with your outfit.

5.       Trasparenze Marta Microfiber Socks – For a more feminine touch, the Trasparenze Marta Microfiber Socks are your go-to. It comes in opaque colors that can be matched with your elegant and classy outfits. More importantly, it is soft and comfortable so you can wear it with your high heels and flat shoes.

Socks are made for comfort but that does not mean they cannot also be fashionable. is home to beautiful and comfortable pairs for ladies who are leading an active lifestyle.

The Best Time And Place To Wear Fishnets

Contrary to popular belief, fishnets are not just meant for the bedroom. It has actually become a fashion trend for casual wear too! We know that you are curious about trying this eye-catching hosiery piece so we are going to give you ideas on where and when you can use them.

  • Casual Meetups With Friends – Like we said, fishnets are now part of the fashion trends for casual looks. The best way to wear this when hanging out with your friends is to pair your fishnet pantyhose with ripped jeans, mini denim skirts, and shorts! It is an easy and fun twist that can upgrade your overall look even if you are just out on a casual meetup.
  • Make It Your Office Wear – If you want to make a strong lady boss impression in your office, you will not go wrong with wearing fishnets underneath your dress or pencil skirts. It is a bold move, that is true, but nonetheless it helps you establish what kind of person you are: brave, strong, fierce, and ready for any challenger who would dare to question your authority. After all, who else can rock fishnets in the office?
  • Dinner Dates – If you partner your fishnets with an elegant dress that falls right above or below your knee, you are bound to look like absolute royalty. Dressing to impress during dinner dates can make us wrangle our brains out because there are a lot of fashion choices to make! So let us help you decide with a pair of fishnet tights. The tights can also make you more extra elegant when you wear them with high heels. 
  • Sexy Evenings – Without a doubt, fishnets are basically the go-to sexy wear for ladies. It is a universal fact that fishnets exude a natural sexy appeal, and that is why they make the best piece of seductive wear for nights of reconnecting with your special person. The good thing about this is you can wear fishnets during the day too so wardrobe change come evening is not going to be a problem for you. That is one less trouble to worry about! has a nice collection of fishnets for all occasions. Whether you intend to use them for casual wear or for work, you can freely browse through Hosieree’s lovely and quality lineups.