Thank goodness for the “Duchess of Cambridge,” who cannot be seen without sheer stockings, and celebrities like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Beyonce` for wanting flawless looking legs. Now a polished look for day and evening is back with neutral sheers.
Besides giving legs a great look, fashion sheers are becoming more popular because dresses and skirts are important fashion trends. Also a challenging job market has many career women realizing they need to look good if success in the workplace is their goal. A side benefit of wearing stockings is the confidence you get from looking good.
Softer yarns, new knitting techniques and seamless finishes make pantyhose a better experience for the stylish woman.
New Stocking Trends:
“Evolution is a hosiery collection that keeps your legs feeling revitalized and renewed. Energized by Lycra fiber, these revolutionary micro-massaging yarns were created to pamper and invigorate legs that live in constant motion. Yarn construction that is sensual to the touch and is truly a sensory indulgence that results in a beautiful, flawless finish. Beautiful, luxurious and aesthetically advanced micro-massaging hosiery that is soft, seductive and comfortable. A new generation of legwear that approaches women’s needs in a holistic way.” Donna Karan.com
The amount of pressure on the legs is greatest on the ankle and calf and decreases at the top. This graduated pressure is thought by some as having the potential to improve circulation in the legs.
*”Completely seamless tights in velvety soft, luxurious Velvet material. Revolutionary tights without seams in the panty. Perfect for wearing under close-fitting dresses, as there are no visible lines.” Wolford.com
- Excellent stretch and a wonderful fit, thanks to the use of double-wrapped elastane in each row.
- Can be worn on the hip or on the waist; the pressure in the tummy area can be varied, making these also very comfortable for pregnant women.
- Wide, perfectly fitting sewn-on waistband.
Sheer Footless Tights
Hosiery brands Hue and Emilio Cavallini have teamed up for a spring ’13 collaboration. Cavallini for Hue features footless tights in both sheer and openwork patterns in black, white and an array of bold colors such as royal blue and fuchsia. WWD