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Hosiery is a staple in any girls wardrobe and an accessory that we all need at some point throughout the year. Whatever the occasion we have the lowdown on how to choose the perfect hosiery to suit your needs. From matte to sheer and control-top to footless, a trip to the hosiery department can leave you feeling like you are never going to find what you are looking for.
The leg lowdown:
Refers to the fabric weight or thickness - the higher the denier, the thicker the tights. If you're looking for sheer tights, go for between 5-30 denier, while opaques are usually 40 or higher.
Refers to the amount of sheen on your tights. Matte items have no gloss and are perfect for a simple, elegant look, while Sheen implies a subtle gloss. If you're looking to stand out, go for Shine or High-shine.
These tights are made to help mould the shape of your legs depending on which area you'd like to enhance. Control top tights shape the stomach and leg while looking to tone the bum and thigh area, while Waist-cincher tights are designed to create an hourglass look.
Our top tips:
1. Pay attention to sizing
Be sure to check the sizing guide for the brand you're buying and follow it truthfully.
2. Shop for your shape
Fuller figures may find plain or vertical patterns to be more flattering, while polka dots or floral prints can give the appearance of curves to slimmer figures.
3. Consider the occasion
If you're shopping for tights for the office, go for a timeless and understated pair, while if you're planning your look for a wedding, pay attention to what colours and deniers suit your outfit. If it's a party or night out you're dressing for, feel free to experiment with hosiery that suits your personal style.