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How To Prevent Your Stockings From Shrinking

How To Prevent Your Stockings From Shrinking

Shrinking stockings is one of the most common problems women encounter. Many just learn to live and endure using shrunk stockings, while others would treat them as disposable items. However, hosiery is an investment and it is still important to know how to take care of them properly even if they are high-quality pieces from 

It is time to put a stop to shrinking stockings so here are ways to prevent them:

  • Do Not Put Your Stockings In The Dryer – The intense heat from the dryer is bound to shrink the material of your stockings and even make it rough. Remember that even the highest quality stockings are made from delicate fabrics. Throwing them in the dryer will shrink them and affect their quality as well. 

Instead of using a dryer, it is better to hang them up to dry. Taking a few minutes of your time to wash and hang them up is surely worth it than buying new pairs every time they shrink in the dryer. 

  • Use A Mesh Net – It is highly recommended to handwash your stockings, but busy schedules could leave you with less time to focus on the task. Unlike the dryer, washing machines are not as deadly to your stockings but they could still be damaged inside. The best way to prevent this from happening is by using a secured laundry mesh net. This would prevent them from getting mixed and tangled with your other clothes.
  • No Need For Fabric Softeners – Your clothes may love fabric softeners, but it’s different news when it comes to your stockings. Fabric softeners could instead damage the material that makes your stockings elastic. Avoid fabric softeners together with dryers. Another tip is to keep your washing in intervals because frequent washing could also be damaging.

5 Benefits You Can Get From Wearing Socks

5 Benefits You Can Get From Wearing Socks

There are a lot of things that we love about socks on top of them being fashionable. While their pretty colors and cute patterns are a plus, wearing socks also have a lot of benefits when it comes to protecting our feet and keeping them healthy. If you haven’t heard of them yet, here are five benefits that you can get from wearing socks.

1.   Socks Can Manage Moisture – One of the reasons why it feels unpleasant to wear shoes without socks is the moisture build-up. Closed shoes can make our feet sweat especially when we move around a lot. The sweat and moisture can make our toes feel sticky. In addition to that, the moisture build-up can also lead to bad odor, which is both a challenge to get rid of and a bad sign for unhealthy feet.

2.   Socks Protect Our Feet – We feel comfortable whenever we wear socks because socks are protecting our feet from rubbing against the rough materials of our shoes, cold floors, and other hazards that can harm our skin. Wearing shoes without socks can lead to the formation of blisters and calluses because of the constant rubbing or friction.

3.   Socks Reduce The Stress On Our Feet – Whether we are wearing high heels or not, our feet still suffer from the impact as we walk around. You will notice that calluses form usually on our heels and soles. That is because these are the parts of our feet that receive the most stress when we move. Wearing socks cushions our feet and reduces the stress from movement.

4.   Socks Help With Blood Circulation – Specialty socks like the Elly LUI LEI Microfibre socks provide compression, which helps to improve blood flow. For people who have circulation problems or those who are sitting or standing for long periods, compression socks will help your feet relax and reduce the risks of having a blood clot. In addition, helping improve the blood flow can make your feet feel less tired and prevent them from swelling.

5.   Socks Keep Our Feet Warm – Aside from being uncomfortable, having cold feet, can mess with our normal body temperature. Our feet are one of the parts of our body that quickly loses warmth, especially when we fall asleep. Keeping our socks on can assist with regulating our body temperature. Of course, keeping our feet comfortably warm during the cold weather is a welcome bonus!

Wearing socks comes with a lot of health benefits, and that is why we make sure that our socks collection at not only are fashionable but also are high-quality.

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.

The Controversial Side of Leggings

The Controversial Side of Leggings

We have all probably heard legging and tight horror stories over the years. Maybe someone was wearing leggings that were just too see-through, or they paired their legwear with the wrong top. When wearing leggings and other legwear, the key is knowing when and when not to rock this style.

Today we will look at the more controversial side of leggings and tell you how to properly wear your favorite legwear.

Know the Difference

The first step in wearing your legwear correctly is knowing the difference between the different types. 

Tights: This is a piece of clothing that is often made of a thicker material compared to pantyhose and fits closely over the feet, legs, and waist. 

Holdups: These are stockings or tights held up by sticky material, elastic at the top, or straps. It allows you to achieve the look of tights without having a tight band around your hips. They are comfortable to wear.

Leggings: These are often considered tight and form-fitting and extend from the waist to the ankles. They can be made from various materials, including Lycra, nylon, cotton, or a polyester-cotton blend. 

Stockings: These are often made from a more translucent material and often refer to thigh highs and nylon stockings. They fit closely over the foot and are often held up by garters or a strip at the upper thigh. Holdups are closely related to the stocking. 

How to Wear

Each of these legwear types is certainly a staple for our closet. Leggings are often touted as the most comfortable, but many don’t qualify them as pants. So, we need to be careful about how and where we wear this wardrobe staple.


When choosing to wear leggings to work, for example, be sure to pair them with a great top. Leggings are form-fitting, so balance that out with a loose-fitting shirt and cover your behind while hitting your lower thigh area.


Tights are a great way to show off your legs and look great with a dress or skirt. Match your tights to your skirt or dress or even match them to your shoes. For a classy and elegant look, pair your plain tights with a black dress and heels. 


These can be worn when you want to glamorize an everyday outfit. However, keep in mind the length of the dress or skirt you are wearing with them. It needs to be long enough to cover the holdups’ top when you are sitting and standing.


Stockings are good for tummy trimming, making a fashion statement, dressing up, or showing off the legs. However, the same kind of rules apply here as they do with holdups. Make sure what you wear covers the top part of the stockings while sitting or standing. 

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How To Buy The Perfect Thigh High Stockings

How To Buy The Perfect Thigh High Stockings

Thigh high stockings are known for being very alluring. However, they can also be quite functional. They are a perfect option to wear when it is warm outside. They are great if you have a sit-down job because they can be more comfortable than regular pantyhose. Thigh highs also pair really well with shapewear and can help you avoid any tight bands around your hips or stomach that can ruin your dress line. They are a fantastic option for any woman’s closet. Continue reading How To Buy The Perfect Thigh High Stockings

The Pantyhose Rules Everyone Needs To Know

The Pantyhose Rules Everyone Needs To Know Women have been wearing pantyhose for generations. There was a time not so long ago when pants were a no-no and women wore dresses every day, even when staying home to clean the house (if one can imagine!). Pantyhose were as much a part of the daily outfit as the bra; with a different function, of course. Continue reading The Pantyhose Rules Everyone Needs To Know

Pantyhose Care 101: Protection & Prevention

Pantyhose Care 101: Protection & Prevention Caring for your pantyhose has been a challenge for women since time out of mind. We often believe that we’re doing right by these glamorous gam-covers, and then we hit a snag; literally. If you think that all pantyhose are disposable, only to be worn once or twice, think again. This might be true for the grocery store find that you stop in to buy on the way to work because your last pair hit the skids, but a higher quality pair is made to last awhile longer than that. Continue reading Pantyhose Care 101: Protection & Prevention

Think Beyond Basic Black To Stay Warm This Winter

Think Beyond Basic Black To Stay Warm This Winter

Just like that, the holidays ended and Old Man winter made himself right at home in the Northern Hemisphere. From blustery winds that reach sub-zero temperatures to precipitation that falls in the form of something beyond cold, spring seems like a long way off. Sadly, that dynamite red-leather mini you got from your sister will just have to wait until the warm weather thaw before it sees the light of day. Or does it? Continue reading Think Beyond Basic Black To Stay Warm This Winter