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Retro Revival: Hosiery Trends From the Past

Retro Revival: Hosiery Trends From the Past

Hosiery trends have an incredibly rich history that spans centuries, with various styles and fashions coming in and out of vogue. Let’s take a nostalgic journey through some iconic hosiery trends from the past that have experienced a revival in more recent years.

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5 Unique Color Combinations To Give Your Look Pop

5 Unique Color Combinations To Give Your Look Pop

Blue and brown, pink and gray, black and white – there are some color combinations that are classics for a reason. While sticking with the classics means you never go wrong, there’s nothing wrong with getting a bit more adventurous with your color either. With spring on the horizon, there’s no better time to play around with a few color pairings that are a bit less conventional. 5 unique color combinations we’re loving are: 

  1. Lavender and lemon – Pastels are always the rage as the spring season starts, and one combination we can’t get enough of is lavender and lemon. While pinks and yellows, and purples and pinks, are seasonal classics, this is a spin that really gives your spring looks that perfect seasonal pop. Lemon is bright, warm, and sunny, while pale lavender has a certain dreamy coolness that brings the whole look into balance. 
  2. Purple and red – It doesn’t get more regal than mixing these two royal colors together. With a bright purple, accents of a deep ruby red stand out in a way that’s bold, confident, and strong. For jewel tone lovers, this ruby and amethyst pairing may be a new one worth trying for any season. 
  3. Blue and pink – There was no bigger color than pink in 2023, and the pink trend is rolling right into 2024 as well. Cheerful cornflower and sky-toned blues meshing with bubblegum or sandstone pinks give an ethereal quality to your look that doesn’t skimp on surprise. 
  4. Orange and green – If you want to go bold, it doesn’t get much bolder than pairing bright oranges with bright greens. One color combination we’re loving for 2024 is a fruit-inspired bright orange paired with shades of lime, turning your look into a summer day personified. 
  5. Neon yellow and blue – Bright shades are all the rage for 2024, but we understand if you don’t want to go quite as loud as the orange and green trend. Neon yellow paired with a deep navy or a denim blue is an excellent way to do something a little different without fear of becoming “too much”. 

At we have every color of hosiery you’ll need to make your color combinations pop all year long. Our Amour HIP GLOSS – 20 Den Tights come in several on-trend unique colors perfect for mixing with your blues, your oranges, your purples, or any color you love.  If you’re looking for that next trendy look, see what we have in stock today. 

The Best Skirt For Every Body Type

A fun, flirty, cute skirt is one of the best ways to showcase your hosiery no matter the season. From a pop of color like our Trasparenze Microfiber SOPHIE 70 in more than a dozen fun colors, to a fun pattern like our Glamour Lia Fishnet Lace Tights to a classic like our Bellissima Unico 20 Classic Sheer Tights, the right skirt is going to serve as the perfect frame for your frame and your hose. For many, picking a great skirt can be a little overwhelming with so many options out there, and you’re going to want to pick the most flattering style. A few suggestions for every body type gives you a great place to start. If you’re looking for that perfect skirt, you may want to start with: 

  • Apple shapes – Apple shaped bodies often carry rounder curves around the middle of the body. To elongate the waist and give the legs a proportionate look, opt for a high-waisted skirt that hugs the smallest part of the waist with a hemline that hits just above the knee. 
  • Hourglass shapes – Hourglass shaped bodies typically have slimmer midsections with dramatic curves both above and below the waistline. For this shape, it’s easy to show off your curves with a simple pencil skirt. If you have longer legs, you can go a bit longer with the hemline going just below the knee. For those with shorter legs, finding a hemline just above or just at the knee can work to elongate the leg and provide a taller, slimmer look. 
  • Rectangle shapes – Rectangle shapes have a general straight silhouette from the waist down to the leg. If the wearer wishes to create curves, an A-line skirt makes easy work of building a curved silhouette in a fun and flirty way. For something a little sexier, a form-fitting midi skirt will curve silhouette lines as well. 
  • Pear shapes – Pear shapes have a silhouette with a bottom half that is just a bit wider than the upper half of the body. For these shapes, A-line skirts have a magic way of creating perfect balance. 
  • Inverted triangle shapes – With an inverted triangle shape, the shoulders will be wider than the hips, giving a silhouette like an inverted triangle. For these shapes, flared skirts are perfect. These can be mini, midi, or long, and they provide a ton of fun options for creating a multitude of different looks. 

It’s important to remember that anybody can wear any skirt, and that any skirt can be used to show off your favorite hose. However, having a place to start really gives confidence to those who maybe haven’t brought very many skirts into their wardrobe just yet. If you’ve found the perfect skirt and you’re just looking for the perfect pair of hose to go with it, we have something for everyone when you check out! 

Six Hosiery Packing Tips To Avoid Snags And Tears

Six Hosiery Packing Tips To Avoid Snags And TearsWhen packing for a trip, it’s important to take extra care around your delicates like undergarments and hosiery. Careful packing will ensure they do not snag, tear, or otherwise get damaged during travel. High-quality European hosiery will stand up to quite a bit of wear and tear when you travel, but it is still a smart idea to take extra caution just in case. Here is a step-by-step guide to packing hosiery for your next trip. Continue reading Six Hosiery Packing Tips To Avoid Snags And Tears

The Art of Choosing the Right Pantyhose for Every Occasion

The Art of Choosing the Right Pantyhose for Every Occasion

Choosing the right pantyhose for every occasion involves considering a number of factors, like the formality of the occasion, your outfit, personal style, and comfort preferences. Here are some tips we feel will help you master the art of selecting the right pantyhose. 

Consider the Occasion

What is the occasion? Are you attending a formal event? For a more formal event like a wedding or even a business meeting, reach for some sheer or semi-sheer pantyhose in a neutral color like black, nude, or navy. Play around with patterns, colors, and different textures for a more casual or social event.

Match the Color

Choose a pantyhose color that complements the outfit and your skin tone. Select a shade that matches your skin tone more closely for a polished and classic look. Nude shades are a versatile option and blend seamlessly with most outfits. Black is a safe choice for formal events because it can create a sleek and more sophisticated look. 

Consider the Denier

The denier is the thickness of the pantyhose material. A lower denier indicates a sheerer and more delicate look. A higher denier provides more coverage and warmth. For summer or warm weather, you want lower-denier pantyhose of around 10-20. For colder weather, choose a higher denier, around 30-50. 

Choose the Right Size

Your pantyhose should fit comfortably to ensure comfort and a more flattering appearance. Choose a size based on your height and weight. If you find yourself between sizes, it is recommended that you size up for better comfort. 

Experiment With Textures and Patterns

Solid colors are extremely versatile, so play around with fun patterns and textures. Polka dots, herringbone, fishnet, or lace patterns add interest and personality to an outfit. When choosing patterns and textures, just be sure they complement the rest of the outfit and don’t overpower it. 

Choosing the right pantyhose for any occasion just comes down to your preferences and how comfortable you want to be at your event. You may also find yourself influenced by the latest fashion trends. Trust your instincts and select the pantyhose that makes you feel the most confident and stylish.

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6 Tips for Maintaining and Caring for Your New Hosiery

Hosiery is a wardrobe staple that we use for work and play looks. However, since they are used so often, they are put through the wringer and come out not looking their best. 

For this reason, you want to stay updated on the best care and maintenance tips to keep your high-quality hosiery looking its best for longer.

1. Avoid Snags and Runs

If you always put runs and snags in your pantyhose when putting them on, try using a pair of cotton gloves. This is especially helpful when you have long nails or acrylic nails. Wearing gloves when putting on your hosiery is an easy way to keep them safe and prevent your long nails from snagging on the fabric.

2. Roll and Pull

Next, roll your pantyhose and other hosiery up and pull them up slowly. While this is automatic for many of us, it is something to remember and follow through with every time. 

3. Buy the Right Size

Care and maintenance really starts with your first purchase. Make sure you buy the right size, so there is less tugging when you put your hosiery on daily. If you are between sizes, it is best to go up one size instead of a smaller one. This reduces the chances of runs in the hosiery and provides more stretch.

4. Clear Nail Polish

Always have clear nail polish on hand when you wear hosiery. If you do happen to get a small hole or tear in an inconspicuous spot, you can use clear nail polish around the hole to keep it from getting any worse. This is a good maintenance tip for when you are out and don’t have access to a fresh pair of hosiery.

5. Wash Before Use

Wash your hosiery before wearing it for the first time. Place all your hosiery into a lingerie bag and use a mild detergent in cold water on the gentle cycle. Fabric softener is also essential. The fabric softener can help preserve the shape of your hosiery. 

6. Avoid the Dryer

Once washed, never place your hosiery in the dryer. Doing so shortens the lifespan of your garments and affects how they fit. Once clean, always hang your hosiery items to dry. 

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5 Things Pantyhose Are Doing For Your Legs 

5 Things Pantyhose Are Doing For Your Legs

To go with bare legs, or to reach for the hosiery? This is a question that pops into many women’s heads while getting ready for work, a date night, a wedding, or any sort of event. If you’re having this debate, consider what pantyhose are really doing for your legs. 5 things pantyhose do for you are: 

1. Keep you warm and comfortable –  In the fall, winter, and even early spring period, wearing a dress or skirt can get a little breezy. Opaque hosiery with a high denier like the 140 den Elly Sophie 140 Tights with Graduated Compression doesn’t just perfect the look of your legs, they keep them warm at the same time. 

2. Keeps you comfortable – After sitting all day at the office, have your legs ever felt achy, tired, or even a bit sore? It’s a baffling phenomenon, since many believe that there’s no reason for tired legs if you haven’t been moving around all day. However, sitting still can be just as exhausting for the legs as spending all day on your feet. Compression hosiery keeps you comfortable and supported even during sedentary days, which can help to eliminate that tired feeling. Elly Dream 70 – Support Tights with Silver Ions feature medium graduated compression for optimum comfort. 

3. Takes care of imperfections – “Strawberry” legs, visible veins, or bruises can really take away from your overall look. One of the best benefits of hosiery is that a good pair of hose is an instant perfector. From sheer to opaque, it’s the concealer your legs are asking for before you put on a skirt of pair of shorts. 

4. Gives your legs a longer, leaner look – Long legs add to the look of a graceful figure, but unfortunately not everyone is blessed to have them. Patterned hosiery, seamed stockings, and fishnet hosiery can help to elongate the legs for a balanced and feminine look in any outfit. 

5. Hosiery reduces chafing on the legs – Spending a long day walking about in a skirt can go from cute to uncomfortable quickly. Leg rubbing turns to leg chafing, and before you know it you’re feeling sore, raw, and even painful. Hosiery stops that uncomfortable friction and gives you a more comfortable day out. 

From control top hosiery, to open toes, to the fashion looks that add sex appeal to your outfit, we have it all. Find your next favorite pair, and all the benefits that go along with them, at today. 

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.

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In addition to the options we have offered, head over to 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.

Do’s And Don’ts Of Putting On Pantyhose

Do’s And Don’ts Of Putting On Pantyhose

Don’t you hate when a new pair of pantyhose ladders after the first wear? Or does it seem to loosen up after just a few wears? While pantyhose is indeed not indestructible, with proper care, it can last you months. 

Do’s Of Putting Your Pantyhose On

Order The Right Size

While pantyhose is stretchable, it’s best to find one that fits you well. Getting the right size for your body will not only make sure that the pantyhose fits correctly and comfortably but also allow it to last longer. 

Our collections are available in sizes from XS to XXL to accommodate diverse sizes accordingly.

Trim Fingernails And Toenails

The major cause of premature laddering on pantyhose is sharp fingernails toenails. Nails and hard skin may get caught on the pantyhose while you put them on. Your toenails will also likely poke through the pantyhose while you wear it. So, it’s best to keep your fingernails and toenails short and well-groomed.

In addition to trimming your nails, it’s also good practice to use a lotion or balm to prevent the skin in these areas from becoming stiff and forming hangnails.

Wash And Store Your Tights Properly

Apart from being gentle when you take them out of the packaging, you should also be careful when you remove, wash, and store them. It’s best to handwash your pantyhose to preserve its color and elasticity. Wash it with lukewarm water and a mild detergent, gently scrubbing only the areas that are most prone to bacteria (e.g., soles and crotch). 

If you must use a washing machine, keep the pantyhose in a separate mesh bag and wash with your delicates.

Don’ts Of Putting Your Pantyhose On

Buy Cheap Ones

Cheap pantyhose are bound to tear up easily. Instead buy high-quality ones that are made specially to withstand regular wear longer. If you can, look for ones that are ladder resistant.

Tug On The Pantyhose

Be gentle when you handle your pantyhose. Don’t stretch it unnecessarily hard, especially when you’re putting it on. Slowly pull the pantyhose up each leg to avoid overstretching or laddering. Don’t wear them like you wear your socks because they are not the same.

Force Them To Last Forever

No article of clothing lasts forever, especially pantyhose. Do your best to take care of them to make them last but once you see signs of laddering, accept that it’s simply time to buy a new pair.

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