Have you ever gotten dressed for a big night out, only to realise that you don't have hosiery to match your outfit? If so, you'll already understand the benefits of having a varied selection of hosiery on hand to match with your clothes, particular occasions and even the weather! We look at the hosiery styles available and describe the purpose of each, to help you avoid hosiery disasters.
Every woman needs several sets of classic hosiery. Classic pantyhose come in a range of shades from sheer, nude tones which give a bare-legged look, to traditional black which is ideal for smart outfits and evening wear. Wear classic hosiery with any type of outfit to give a polished and well-groomed finish, or when you want to disguise legs which are in need of depilation! At Trixan, you'll find pantyhose which offer a body-slimming or control effect, for those times when you need a little extra support.
Fishnet tights and stockings are one of the most popular hosiery styles. Made from mesh or net fabric, fishnet has a flattering and sexy look which is perfect for evening wear. Look out for designs which feature a back seam to create a seductive style reminiscent of the glamorous 1950s.
When you plan to wear high heels or stilettos but prefer not to have bare feet inside your shoes, turn to footlet style hosiery. Footlets cover the soles, heel and toes while remaining invisible inside your shoe.
Knee Highs Hosiery
Knee High hosiery is a useful choice to wear under trousers or ankle length skirts. Available in the same selection of shades as classic pantyhose, knee highs are smart and perfect when you don't want to reveal your lower leg.
Legging style hosiery is ideal to wear with your spring and autumn wardrobe, when the weather is too cool for bare legs. The latest leggings combine the style of skinny jeans with the fit of leggings for a great casual look which can be glammed up with sky-high heels and a sparkly top when you want to impress.
Opaque or Suede hosiery tends to have a higher denier than classic styles. The extra thickness of opaque styles, matt finish and darker tone creates the illusion of slimmer legs, while keeping you warm.
Stockings as Hosiery
Stockings have a classy look, which gives maximum sex appeal. Flash those stocking tops and watch men go wild! Available in a selection of shades, from nude to traditional black, stockings make a good choice under skirts and dresses.
Stay Ups as Hosiery
If you love the timeless, sexy appearance of stockings but aren't so keen on suspender belts, stay ups are for you. Stay ups feature a self-supporting band where the stocking top would be, which holds the hosiery in place, for a comfortable and elegant fit throughout the day. Stay ups are great for evening and special occasion wear.
Hosiery Wash Bag
Hosiery is often made from very fine and delicate fabrics, so protect your purchases by investing in a wash bag. A wash bag will prevent your tights and stockings from tangling, stretching and becoming damaged during the laundering process, so that you can enjoy wearing them for longer.