All the facts about tights, stockings, stay-ups and suspenders!
Tights, stockings, stay-ups and suspenders; They give us that extra feminine touch and exude sexiness & confidence… but what exactly is the difference and how best to wear your hosiery? Shop for your favourite hosiery and shine on Friday 19 October: International Hosiery Day. Read on!
The classic: tights. This is a must-have basic item for every lingerie drawer, just as important as a little black dress.There are many different types of tights, which means there’s plenty to choose from! Denier values indicate the thickness of the tights. Choose 60 denier tights and cold days will no longer stop you wearing that cute skirt. Want something a little different? You can jazz up a basic outfit in no time with patterned or lacy tights.
Always struggling to get your tights on quickly, easily and without laddering? Read the easy way to do it here.
Also called hold-ups, you wear them just like tights (but they don’t go over your knickers). They can be worn without suspenders. Do tights feel a bit too, well, tight, at the top? Stay-ups have an elasticized silicone band at the top, which keeps them in place. Choose stay-ups to give your look a sexy touch. Tip: Planning to wear stay-ups? Skip the body lotion on your legs, otherwise you may find them slipping down.
In terms of look, this is the same idea as stay-ups. Stockings don’t have an elasticised band, so you need suspenders to keep them in place. You can wear a dress over them and keep your suspenders a secret (ooh, exciting!).
These are worn over your undies in combination with stockings. There are different models. You can opt for a hip or waist model. Suspenders close up at the back and there are 4 different straps you can adjust, to make sure your stockings stay properly in place. Going for the sexy look? Go for it!
What hosiery will you be adding to your lingerie drawer? Don’t forget International Hosiery Day, 19/10 and shop for your hosiery look here.