Hosiery is far from a one or two season apparel necessity. It’s not a coat, it’s not a pair of shorts; hosiery is the garment that elevates your look whether it’s the middle of July or you’re headed to a holiday party for the New Year. At Hosieree.com we want to break down how you shop for hosiery for each season, and what you want to look for to find those perfect any-occasion hose.
The most important characteristic to look for in hosiery for a particular season is the denier. Denier, or den, refers to the thickness of a piece of hosiery. A pair of hose with a lower denier will be thinner, more sheer, and more breathable. Hosiery with a higher denier will be stronger, opaque, thicker, and cozy. You also have deniers in between. The deniers to look for to keep you comfortable and fashionable for each season are:
• Summer – In summer you’re going to want to look for the lowest deniers, or the most sheer hose. This hosiery will smooth out the look of the leg, give you a perfected silhouette, and keep you cool all at the same time. The Breeze Summer Pantyhose by Cecilia De Rafael comes in 6 neutral skin tones and features an ultra-sheer 8 denier for perfectly breezy summer days or nights.
• Fall – During the fall season that telltale chill begins to set in, and you’re going to want hosiery that gives you a bit of protection not offered by your low-denier summer favorites. Finding hosiery with a denier of about 20 to 40, depending on the weather in your location, is perfect for warding off any chilly evenings while still keeping you breathable and comfortable. The Amour HIP LACE 30-Den Tights feature an ideal 30 denier to go with all your fall wardrobe favorites.
• Winter – Winter weather can be brutal, and you want hosiery strong enough to hold up to its icy winds. For winter hosiery, you’re going to want to look for the highest deniers, especially if you’re in a location that has particularly chilly weather. The cozy and opaque Fiore Roza 60 Den Opaque Tights are soft, versatile, and sturdy for most winter weather locations, while those in particularly chilly areas may want to opt for the exceptionally protective Cette LIMA Cashmere Wool Tights with an impressive 150 den.
• Spring – With the sun making its return, and with it warmer weather, it’s all about going back to sheer for the spring. After braving a cold winter, the same temperatures that felt cool and crisp in the fall will likely feel much warmer in the spring, so you’re going to want to look for a denier just a little bit lower than your fall tights to keep you most comfortable. The Bellissima Unico 20 Classic Sheer Tights feature a spring season perfect 20 denier.
No matter the season, we have just what you need at Hosieree.com. Browse our selection and make your seasonal picks today.