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Tips for Buying Tights, Pantyhose and Other Legwear Online

Arlette Patterned Tights

There’s little question that what we choose to wear on our legs is a reflection of our pragmatism, our sense of style, or sometimes both. Thanks to advances in fiber technology, our choices in tights, stockings, pantyhose, and other legwear have never been greater. And, thanks to the Internet, we can easily find products that simply aren’t available in our local stores. To find the best online source for legwear, use the following guidelines.

A Dedicated Site

While many apparel-related websites carry pantyhose and fashion tights, it’s best to shop at an online store that is dedicated to selling only legwear. In fact, go a step further and shop on a site that is a leader in supplying women with world-class hosiery. When you do, you’ll be able to select from the largest variety of products available. Because a dedicated site concentrates on one type of product, you will have access to all of the latest hosiery on the market. In addition, you’ll be able to draw on an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge about hosiery when making your selections. Because the site is highly specialized, you can be sure that everyone from the owner to the customer service representatives will provide you with accurate information and help.

Variety of Styles

A good online source for legwear will have a variety of types and styles of hosiery products. For example, they’ll have tights and pantyhose, but will also carry items like stockings, thigh highs, holdups, and bodystockings. Within a category like tights, you should be able to select from among a variety of fabrications, including velvety cottons, warm wools, and sleek microfibers. Similarly, since coloured hosiery is in vogue these days, you should be able to choose from among dozens of colors. And, of course, a wide variety of brands should be available.

Descriptions

A dedicated online hosiery site is much more likely than a non-specialty site to provide you with helpful and accurate descriptions of the products they carry. They will explain, for example, the difference between 30 denier pantyhose and 80 denier tights, as well as the types of seams, panties, panels, and gussets that each style has.

Customer Ratings

One person’s idea of perfect tights may be another person’s nightmare. A site that enables customers to review and rate products will help you make an informed buying decision.

Price Point

A comprehensive online hosiery site will have products available at a variety of price points, so you can find a variety of legwear to fit your needs. Perhaps you need relatively inexpensive knee-highs to wear with slacks to work, but want to indulge in French silk stockings for special occasions. A great website will have it all.

Size Ranges

Regardless of what women are led to believe, one size doesn’t fit all. Women who are full-figured, who are petite, or who have very long legs are often left out when it comes to buying tights and other hosiery. A dedicated site that is committed to customer service will have beautiful styles available for virtually every body type, and will be able to answer any questions you may have about fit.

Tights and Stockings and Pantyhose… Oh, My!

Casual Friday Legwear

Although “Casual Fridays” are slowly – and thankfully – retiring from the corporate world, many women continue to go to the office or an evening out barelegged. Dresses and stilettos may still be in vogue, but where is the legwear? As a career woman who considers tights, stockings, pantyhose, and their cousins de rigueur, I want to take this opportunity to sing the praises of legwear.

I know that some women argue that legwear is as constricting for women as neckties are for men, but I find it liberating. What I wear on my legs is an extension of the clothes, shoes, and accessories I choose to wear. Just as I wouldn’t want to go to work without my make-up, I wouldn’t dream of going to work with bare legs.

The sheer variety of women’s legwear that is available is enough to blow your socks off (no pun intended). There’s something out there for every mood and every occasion. If you’re in doubt, simply peruse one of the online stores that is dedicated to providing women with high quality products. When you do, here’s what you’ll find:

Tights: Today’s tights come in an incredible variety of fabrications, from warm wools to velvety cottons to silky microfiber blends. You can find fashion tights in dozens of colors and prints that can complement every outfit in your closet. Whether you want to ward off a winter chill or show some spunk in the summer, tights are a wonderful way to express your fashion sense and your sense of style.

Pantyhose: There’s little question that pantyhose put the finishing touches on any outfit. From ultra-sheer to opaque, from neutral colors to brazen hues, from industrial reinforced toes to shimmery gossamer, pantyhose can reflect your mood, your apparel, or your aspirations.

Thigh-Highs: If you love the silky feeling of hose against your legs but don’t want to bother with either garters or the panties in pantyhose, holdups are exactly what you need. Whether you choose wide lace bands or soft silicone tops that lay flat against your skin, thigh-highs will never let you down.

Stockings: The allure of stockings is legendary, not only for the men they attract but for the feelings that women have when they wear them. Stockings and garters are the ultimate in femininity, but when you go one step further and choose a silk stocking, you’ll never go back. Wearing stockings is like being privy to an inside joke…. No one else need know you’re wearing them, but they will bring a smile to your face all day long.

Bodystockings: Some women would never dream of buying bodystockings, but that’s likely because they’ve never worn them. Granted, they may not be appropriate for every occasion, but like stockings, they will make you feel both chic and sexy.

When there are so many options available to complete your outfits and make you feel good all under, leaving your legs bare is a crying shame.