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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 hosieree.com, 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 hosieree.com 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.

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 hosieree.com.

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!

Wear Anything You Want As The Temps Drop With This Fashion Trick

Wear Anything You Want As The Temps Drop With This Fashion Trick

As temperatures start to drop, people start to bundle up. They prioritize being warm with puffy coats, wooly sweaters, thick pants, and boots over being fashionable or stylish. But if you care about how you look even when it’s colder outside, you don’t have to sacrifice your aesthetic. You can definitely wear a statement dress and stay warm with one simple accessory: hosiery.

Staying Fashionably Warm

The TrendSpotter reports that, among many things, sheer fabric and low rise miniskirts are one of the trends to look forward to this fall and winter 2022. The cold weather and these types of clothing do not seem to make sense, but how do the fashionable gals make it work? 

You got it, hosiery. 

They are a classic wardrobe staple that we believe will never quite go out of style. If you wore them as a child or teen to keep you warm in school during the colder months, then you already know how well a good pair of tights can keep your legs warm. You can wear the shortest skirts and still feel warm as if you were wearing a pair of pants. 

Some people even double-up on the hosiery to keep warmer. You can wear two pairs of tights—try nude tights designed to keep you warm under black sheer tights—or a pair of leggings under your tights. You could also wear all nude hosiery to make it look like you’re wearing only a skirt. 

But, of course, fall/winter 2022 is not about plain looks. It’s all about bold statements and colors. You can do that with tights, too! Statement tights, in particular are also expected to be a major trend. Our hosiery comes in so many colors, prints, and styles that can complement any trend you choose this season.

Best Hosiery For Warmth

Our Transparenze Jennifer Merino Wool Tights comes in nine colors that you can use for a bright-colored outfit. You could achieve the metallic look with a simple pair of tights with a metallic effect. There are so many options and endless combinations to last you a season over. 

Check out our latest collection of hosiery at hosieree.com.

 Fall Fashion Is Incomplete Without Tights

Fall Fashion Is Incomplete Without Tights

It’s fall! It’s time to get cozy and embrace the sweater weather. With today’s diverse, edgy fashion, it’s interesting what new fashion trends will find into every man and woman’s fall closet. But fall is never complete without the classic tights. Tights are classic staple in every closet. It’s versatile—can make an outfit classic and sophisticated or fun and eccentric. Here are some fall tights trends for 2022:

Metallic

For this season, go-to look for it girls is metallic fashion. Who doesn’t love a shimmery, shiny piece of clothing? Metallic fashion is bold and attention-grabbing. Our Cecilia De Rafael Viena Fashion Lurex tights can be a great complement to metallic fashion pieces or can be the subtle metallic element to your everyday wardrobe.

Fishnets And Platforms

Platform shoes are everywhere, and they are often paired with cute socks or a nice pair of tights. Fishnet tights are a great way to add texture to any outfit—let them peek out between your boots and skirt, for example. 

Moto Style

The moto style made a surprising return as AW22 runways were filled with black leather pieces. Think leather jackets, leather dresses, and leather miniskirts. These leather elements will be nicely complemented with a pair of tights

Lingerie-Inspired

Sexy, textured lingerie details are another hot trend this fall. If you’re not up for corsets or lace during cooler weather, tights may be the solution to your fashion dilemma. For decades, tights have been a partner to lingerie, so you can definitely wear tights or lingerie-inspired tights. 

Bold Colors

Go against the gloomy weather of the fall with bright colors. This trend is all about vibrant, stand-out key pieces or entire ensembles that would catch the eye of anyone within a mile. Some like to wear just one stand-out piece like a bright-colored blazer or a bright pair of leggings or stockings, while others prefer to wear three to four different colors in one outfit. A pair of semi-opaque tights in bright colors will certainly have room for such a look.

Statement Dresses

This season is not for the faint-hearted. Another standout trend is statement dresses—metallic dresses, embellished dresses, sheer dresses, and so on. You can take it up a notch by adding floral tights or polka thigh highs to your outfit. These will not only boost the look but also protect you from the weather.

Tights never quite go out of style. They are a fashion staple for a reason—they go with arguably everything. For more ideas on how to wear your tights, visit us at hosieree.com.

How to Wear Black Opaque Tights the Right Way

If you love all things fashion, you probably already have a pair or two of opaque black tights in your wardrobe. They are a versatile, classic, and sleek staple every woman should have available because they pair nicely with various outfits for work and play.

However, since black opaque tights are so versatile, you might sometimes find it difficult to style them the right way. Here are our expert tips on how to wear black opaque tights the right way. 

1. Pair Black Opaque Tights With Any Ensemble

Yes, you read that right. You can pair your new black opaque tights with virtually any ensemble. They work well for a feminine and sophisticated look but are versatile enough to pull off a colorful, fun, and vibrant look as well. 

2. Create a Bold Outfit

If you have a bold dress with a vibrant print or a favorite blouse that is brightly colored, your opaque black tights will pair perfectly. Black also makes you appear longer and leaner, which is always a plus! 

When pairing the black tights with a bold and vibrant print, you dial up the subtlety of the basic tights without going overboard. This look can be sophisticated, fun, and striking and works in even more conservative settings like the workplace.

3. Tone Down an Outfit

Black opaque tights can also achieve the opposite. If you have a bold outfit or statement shoe you want to dress down a bit, then black opaque tights are a great option. They keep the overall look from being too messy or busy. 

4. Wear Under Ripped Jeans

If you have a favorite pair of ripped jeans but avoid wearing them during winter because you will get too cold, consider wearing your tights underneath the jeans. Tights make a great and way more stylish alternative to long underwear during the winter, and you can continue to showcase your grunge and alternative aesthetic year-round.

5. Upgrade Your Wardrobe

Black opaque tights are great when you are in a rush to create the perfect ensemble for the day. Grab your tights, a red blouse, and gold jewelry for an ensemble sure to turn heads. It is a great look for a casual day out, the office, a night out, or a more formal affair. 

As you can see, there are many ways you can use black opaque tights in your wardrobe. Ready to stock up? Visit us at hosieree.com and browse our high-quality selection of hosiery to update or upgrade your wardrobe for every season. 

How to Dress for Success from Head to Foot

How to Dress for Success from Head to Foot

What does it mean when someone tells us to dress for success? Are they talking about a specific outfit that can skyrocket your career, or are they telling us that we must wear certain brand names? Here is our answer to how to dress for success from head to toe. 

Don’t Forego Your Personal Style

Dressing for success doesn’t mean you have to sideline your personal style. When you look at outfits of professional women, you may find a common thread—they all look very similar with a few tweaks here and there. 

Instead of dressing like someone else, embrace your own style, find a new way to wear things, and be yourself—whether it’s fashion socks or opaque tights paired with your favorite skirt and blouse or more interesting prints you can find when choosing high-quality fashion tights. Go bold and be yourself. 

Make Sure You Are Comfortable

You also don’t have to be uncomfortable with what you are wearing either. If you are uncomfortable with what you have on, it certainly shows. It is hard to hide. You might start fidgeting, and the discomfort is plastered across your face. You will not be relaxed and instead will appear more rigid. 

When dressing for success from head to foot, ensure everything you wear is comfortable. You might want to wear heels to give yourself some height, but it isn’t worth the pain and blisters. 

Showcase Your Confidence

When dressing for success, make sure to highlight your confidence. Pair your attitude with the perfect ensemble and hosiery online. Wear what you feel your absolute best in. When you do this, you will also find that you feel your best, and it will show. 

There is no one specific way to dress for success. Wear clothes and shoes you are comfortable in and feel confident wearing while being professional. 

Other Tips When Dressing for Success

Make sure your outfit is clean, pressed, and well-fitted when dressing for work. When choosing your accessories, go ahead and show your personal style but make sure the pieces you choose complement your clothing rather than distract from it. 

Finally, pay close attention to detail because it may be the little things that put you over the top. The first step in dressing for success from head to toe is finding the right hosiery online to base your look on. Visit us at hosieree.com for the latest in hosiery trends and styles that are sure to impress.

Large Thighs? No Problem Finding Hosiery for Your Body Type

Large Thighs? No Problem  Finding Hosiery for Your Body Type

You want to choose the hosiery that fits you best. To do this, it is important to understand your body type. We have tips for large thighs, taller women, and more. 

Best Hosiery for Taller People

When you wear too short tights, they can become uncomfortable very quickly and can tear and result in distorted fibers because you have to constantly pull them back up into place. Instead, you want to choose hosiery that showcases your long legs. 

Support tights with strong graduated compression like Elly Dream Tights are semi-opaque tights that give you an elegant look without them falling. The Platino Cleancut 40 Adaptable Waistband pantyhose should also be in your wardrobe. They go with almost any outfit and run a bit tall, making them the perfect option for taller people. 

Best Hosiery for Large Thighs

If your hosiery is too tight around the thighs, it can start to dig into the skin, which can be really uncomfortable. Additionally, they can also start to tear. Hold-ups and stockings aren’t always the best choice for larger thighs because they often roll down the leg, which makes it so important to find the best fit for your body type.

When looking for the best hosiery, find the color and style that flatters you the most, like thigh high tights with a silicon band border that helps keep them in place.  

Opaque tights are a simple and basic option that goes well with almost any outfit and comes in various sizes. Back seam tights are another great option because they often have a subtle yet flirty design and take black tights to the next level. Finally, suspender tights are a good option and work well for women with curves. 

Best Hosiery for Tummies

If you have thinner legs and a bigger tummy, you may find it difficult to find the right hosiery fit for your body type. If you carry more weight in your stomach, choose hosiery that has a deep waistband and flat or no seams. This helps eliminate discomfort from the hosiery cutting into the skin and creates a smoother silhouette.

Luisa Maria Lugli Boxer Modeling Tights have a deep waistband that ensures a nice fit while creating your ideal silhouette. 

Need more options for other body types? Check out the high-quality selection of European products we have available on hosieree.com. 

Common Problems With Tights and Our Expert Solutions

Common Problems With Tights and Our Expert Solutions

We have all been there. We have scoured the stores and internet on the hunt for the perfect pair of tights. We have heard some of the issues that may arise, ultimately setting us on this feat. To help with your search, we have compiled a list of some of the most common problems with tights and offer our expert solutions, so you can find the right type and fit. 

Rolling Waistband

If you struggle because the waistband of your tights just won’t stay up, and you constantly find yourself pulling them up throughout the day, then you are probably dying for a solution. One of the biggest reasons this could be happening is because you simply don’t have the right fit. Sizing charts are good for estimating but don’t always consider your shape. 

Our Solution: If you find that you are in between sizes and have the rolling waistband issue, consider sizing one size up when purchasing new tights. You can also find a pair of tights designed with a deep waistband. They offer a great fit and give you the ideal silhouette while staying in place. 

Snags and Tears

If you find yourself battling constant snags, tears, and runs, even when you are putting on a new pair of tights, the problem might be that you need something thicker and more durable. It also helps to remove any jewelry you have on before putting your tights on to lessen the risk of snags and tears. 

Our Solution: Find a thicker pair of tights that are more durable than a sheer pair. They can handle more wear and tear than sheer options and can minimize the risk of a run halfway through your workday. Cotton tights are a great option and are cozy and highly fashionable. 

Cold Legs

As we approach winter, we will see a temperature drop, which will cause many of us to reach for our tights that will soon become a winter staple in our wardrobe. Some women wear tights when it is too cold to go bare while wearing a dress or a skirt. However, thinner tights are not going to keep you warm.

Our Solution: Fleece-lined tights or those with a thicker denier will be best for colder temperatures. They provide the added warmth you need and are also becoming a popular choice because they add style to any outfit. 

Ready to overcome some of your more common problems with tights? Visit us at Hosieree.com to shop our selection of high-quality European hosiery.