Sheer hosiery is an excellent way to showcase your womanly side while making your outfits look more complete and classy. Sheer tights is timeless and ooze sex & style appeal! Wear them to create a statement that says that you really care about how you look. For many men this is a huge attraction factor.
Not only do sheer hosiery attract the opposite sex , they're god-sent for you who wants to disguise razor bumps, pasty skin, cellulites and other imperfections that make you feel self-conscious about your legs. It's simply a great way to give your legs a stunning look and feel.
Nude pantyhose is also a solution for those who don't feel comfortable going bare-leggedin a skirt or dress. You can find sheer tights in an ultra-sheer finish that lets your legs breathe in the summer.
Sheer Pantyhose isn't Just for Grannies
I, myself, consider it as a wardrobe essential because it completes many outfits worn for special occasions - from formal-to semi formal events (let's face it many 'black tie occasions' require a classy dress code, and baring your legs is inappropriate) to office work and even casual parties.
And I'm not going to lie, for Fall & Winter I often wear black sheer pantyhose with my denim shorts too :) It gives demureness to casual clothing - and I like it!
"There's no comparison when it comes to bare vs. hose. Pantyhosed legs are WAY sexier than bare legs any day. Like what has been said before; go out in bare legs and then go out in the same outfit with pantyhose on and youll see the results. If I'm in a club setting and I see two women next to each other and one is hot looking with bare legs and the other is average looking with pantyhose on, I'll talk to the average looking woman wearing the pantyhose. It just says something about a woman when she's willing to take that extra step to make herself look better. That's a very attractive trait." Source: Comment from a guy
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Sheer Hosiery Never Goes Out of StyleSince sheer hosiery is such an essential piece, it will never go out of style. There are times of the year when sheer pantyhose is becomes less popular because opaques or bare legs are all the rage in the fashion scene, but it's still 'in style'.
It's also about how you wear it. I can tell you that wearing nude glossy pantyhose with a little black dress creates an amazing party look. Also, if you're into a chic, laid-back look you'll discover how great a pair of relaxed denim shorts looks with black sheer pantyhose. Not to mention with casual sweaters dresses paired with trendy high heels or casual sluch boots.
Sheer hose looks nude on your skin, but yet it's revealing and sexy without looking tacky!
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You need at least secure one pair of sheer tights that match the color of your skin - this will keep you covered on special occasions where the dress code is a little strict. However black sheer is much, much, much more versatile and chic, and goes with a lot of outfit and clothing styles.
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How to Buy Sheer HosieryWant to buy sheer hosiery but not sure where to start? Then take a look at these tips:
The first step in buying sheer pantyhose is to gain a basic understanding of the term 'denier'. Basically, 'denier' indicates how sheer a pair of hosiery is. Anything below 20 is considered sheer.
20 is stronger than 10 and are more durable for everyday wear (or heavy partying!). Anything below a denier 10 is ultra sheer and perfect for summer.
Denier between 20 to 40 works as semi sheer, but more on the lines of semi-opaque, which means that they have more coverage (looks more saturated). However 20 - 40 denier can also look chic but is obviously inappropriate for semi-formal occasions and work best with layering your Fall & Winter outfits.
Your toes and the shoes
Take a look at your feet with the shoes you'll be wearing the hosiery with.
These have an ultra-sheer toe, compared to a reinforced one, and are more suitable to wear with open-toed shoes (peep hole, strappy high heels, etc.). The last thing anyone (including yourself) wants to see are reinforced toes sticking out of delicate strappy sandals.
Reinforced-toe styles are perfectly acceptable with pumps, boots or other closed-toe shoes, and the heavier stitching is preferable for added
durability and comfort for your feet.
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Shop Sheer Hosiery OnlineMany European brands (British, French, Italian, etc.) are definitely much higher quality than American which might explain why many women dread pantyhose - it either itches, suffocates or feel to warm.
The fit is better and comfortable, not to mention that the waistband is less restrictive.
So I encourage you to shop at UK hosiery stores or any American hosiery store that offers European brands.
Examples of European labels:
Examples of online stores that offer European hosiery brands:
Types of Sheer Hosiery
Glossy pantyhose is perfect if you want your legs looking lustrous and shiny. Like light-diffusing makeup concealer it can make them look flawless.
Control top/support provides extra support to the butt and especially the tummy. It tucks away the extra flab in a flash. A good choice for those who wants to look slimmer in an instant. It works exactly as a body shaper. An example of a good brand that offers control top hosiery is Spanx.
Falke offers Shelina Toeless which is one of the most popular hosiery without toes. Another recommended product is Berkshire Ultra Sheer Hose found at Bare Necessities
Compression hosiery keeps mild aches and swollen ankles at bay. Perfect for those who stands on their feet most of the day. Improves blood circulation.
Sheer pattern hosiery is awesome for fun and play. I particularly like pantyhose with polkadots. Very cute yet subtle.
Stockings are more sexier and convenient than pantyhose.
Wear them to office work or semi-formal
occasions but make sure that the lace top doesn't peek from beneath your dress/skirt.
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