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Fashion Forward and Functional: The Rise of Activewear Hosiery

Fashion Forward and Functional: The Rise of Activewear Hosiery

Activewear like active tights or leggings have definitely had a significant rise in popularity over recent years. This trend can be attributed to many factors, like the growing emphasis on health and fitness, the rise of athleisure fashion, and the advancements being made in fabric technology.

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Let’s explore some of the key reasons behind the rise of activewear hosiery.

Fitness and Wellness Boom

With more people embracing active lifestyles and prioritizing fitness and wellness, there has been a surge in demand for comfortable and functional clothing pieces like leggings that support our many physical activities. Activewear hosiery allows for flexibility, control moisture, and compression features.

Athleisure Fashion Trend

The athleisure fashion trend has blurred the lines between traditional athletic wear and casual clothing. People now want versatile clothing that can be worn in the gym and for everyday fashion. Activewear hosiery fits this perfectly, and leggings and tights can be styled with various outfits that can be worn beyond the gym. You can pair leggings with tunics, dresses, or oversized tops.

Fabric Innovations

Technological advancements in fabric development have also played a crucial role in the rise of hosiery. Performance fabrics are now being used to make breathable and quick-drying tights that are soft to the touch, retain their original shape, and are made with 3D technology.

Body Positivity

The fashion industry has also significantly shifted towards embracing body positivity and inclusivity. Hosiery is now more forgiving and accommodating to various body types. This provides a sense of comfort and confidence for the wearer, no matter their shape or size.

Fashion-Forward Designs

Hosiery has also evolved from simple and plain leggings to more fashion-forward designs, patterns, and color options. Brands now offer a wide range of styles, from basic black leggings to bold, printed leggings and jeggings that cater to all tastes and preferences.

So, with the combination of fashion-forward designs, the increasing importance of health, and the influence of athleisure culture, we are seeing hosiery trends evolve. Don’t miss out. Shop our hosiery collection on today and find new pieces for your everyday wardrobe.

Avoid Holes In Your High End European Hosiery 

You invest in high-end European hosiery because it looks chicer, it’s more comfortable, and it’s made to last. However, what happens when you find a hole? Even the highest quality hosiery isn’t completely indestructible but taking care to pay attention to a few things can help you to avoid more holes popping up in the future. Some simple ways you can avoid damaging your hosiery are: 

  • File and smooth – One of the most common causes of an unexpected run or hole in your hosiery isn’t what you’re wearing, and it isn’t what you’re doing – it could be what you’re not doing instead. When you put on your hose to find a surprise run or hole, check your fingernails. Even the smallest crack, chip, or jagged bit of nail can catch on your hosiery as you’re pulling them on, tearing at the fabric and causing a small run that will only grow throughout the day. Before putting on any hosiery, quickly run a nail file over the free edges of your nails to make sure you’re not going to unknowingly damage your hose. 
  • Reinforced toes make a difference – One of the most common places to find a hole in your hosiery is at the toe. These can develop due to your choice of footwear, or simply due to how your foot rubs inside of any shoe as you walk. One way to combat this is to invest in hosiery with a reinforced toe, like our Amour HIP GLOSS 20-Den Tights
  • Consider your denier – When it comes to hosiery, denier matters. You’re more likely to find a hole or a run in your sheerest hosiery, simply because this hosiery features a lower denier. Thicker pieces with a higher denier tend to be sturdier, and they can stand up to a bit more because of it. If you’re wearing sheer hosiery with a denier of around 20 or below, take care to pay attention to where you’re sitting, what your legs may be rubbing up against, and what activities you’re partaking in while wearing your hose. 

At our hosiery is built to last, and we feature all deniers for all looks or seasons. To see what we have in store, pay us a visit at today. 

Denier Demystified: How to Select The Perfect Tights For Every Season

If you are wondering if you can wear tights in the summer, you can! You can wear tights all year round. The secret is to understand Denier measurements and what range to select for every season. Here is our guide to picking the right tights for every season using Denier.

What Is Denier?

Denier is a fiber density measurement that determines the weight and thickness of the yarn used. Denier is determined by weighing a 9,000-meter length of hosiery yarn. The lower the Denier number, the shearer and lighter the tights. Conversely, the higher the Denier number, the more opaque and warmer the tights. Knowing the Denier of hosiery will help you choose the appropriate tights for each season.

Here is a general Denier guide for every season:

Spring (10-20 Denier): For spring, when the weather is getting warmer, you might opt for tights in the 10-20 Denier range. These will be quite sheer, adding a touch of color or polish to your look without causing you to overheat. Here are some examples:

Fiore Fit Control 20 Tights

Amour HIP GLOSS 20-Den Tights

Cecilia De Rafael ETERNO 15 Glossy Pantyhose

Summer (<10 Denier): In the heat of summer, ultra-sheer tights of less than ten Denier can be a good choice if you still prefer to wear hosiery. These provide a barely-there feel and appearance, perfect for warmer temperatures. Check out these options:

Cecilia De Rafael DIVINE NANOFIBRE Pantyhose

Falke Invisible Deluxe Shaping 8 Pantyhose

Franco Bombana Fresh Summer 8 Low to Waist Pantyhose

Autumn (20-40 Denier): As the weather begins to cool in autumn, you might reach for 20-40 Denier tights. These provide a bit more warmth and opacity, adding an extra layer to your outfit. Explore these Fall tights:

Cecilia De Rafael Panty Bra – Lift Up and Modeling Pantyhose

Platino Pantyhose Eco Nude 30 den 522

Trasparenze CHRISTINE 30 Tights

Winter (50+ Denier): For winter, you’ll likely want tights with a Denier of 50 or more. These thicker tights offer more warmth for the colder months, and they are also typically more durable, which is a bonus in a season where clothes often see more wear and tear. Try these winter tights:

Glamour Ginestra 70 Semi-Sheer Pantyhose

Giulia Blues 70 Opaque Tights

Bellissima K2 300 Den 3D Microfiber Tights

Use this Denier guide to find your perfect pair of tights. No matter what season you are shopping for, you will find the high-quality hosiery you need at

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. 

Need more ideas, or you are on the hunt for the perfect legwear? Visit today to browse our amazing selection.

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