Dear VienneMilano,
I want to buy a pair of thigh highs for the first time. What should I get from
- Sarah K.

First of all - thank you for considering thigh high stockings! Believe it or not, we get asked this question all the time. Over the past few years, women are adopting the idea that legs are a canvas for color and texture, and stockings are a fabulous way to express your creativity. As a result, stockings are back in style – especially thigh high stockings.

Every woman should have at least five different styles of stockings, one for each workweek day. While you may be thinking: I don't wear dresses and skirts every day, the truth is, stockings, especially thigh highs, can be worn underneath your pants. To elaborate, here are the five staples you should own to serve as a foundation for your rotation of hosiery:

Sheers - Sheer stockings are a type of hosiery that are translucent and are around 10 - 20 denier (denier is the unit of measure for determining the thickness for hosiery). The texture appears to be sheer, thus the name. Sheer tights can be worn for various occasions: work, hot dates, to a wedding. As for options for shoes: Ideally, closed-toe stilettos are a good fit for sheer stockings.

Best sheer tights

Opaques - Opaque stockings are a type of hosiery that is not translucent and are around 20-50 denier. This type of tights provide everyday comfort and are splendid for every occasion. Some women prefer wearing opaque color stockings underneath their pants to add an extra pop of color to their shoes. Opaque tights can also be worn with various shoes, including flats, stilettos, boots, and even sneakers.

Thick stockings - Thick stockings are a type of hosiery that are usually matte and are around 50 - 180 denier. This hosiery category provides warmth and is ideal for cooler temperatures (40 degrees F or below). Thick stockings can be worn with flats, boots, and sneakers. It is also possible to wear thick stockings underneath your pants or on top of sheer stockings.

Patterns - Argyle, stripe, polka dots, and chevron - these are just a few examples of patterns that can be found on pattern stockings. Pattern tights also come in various textures, thus allowing you to stand out for any occasion - especially at parties. Since this type of hosiery comes in a variety of thicknesses, there are no hard or set rules for the type of shoes to be paired with. That being said, you may want to go with shoes that are solid in color and matte in tone so that you do not take anything away from your legs.

Best pattern tights

Sexy stockings - Sexy stockings are perfect for impressing a date or boosting confidence, especially if you are considering fishnets and back seam stay-ups (another term for thigh highs). High heels and sexy stockings go fabulously together. Keep in mind that you'll want to adjust these recommendations for your personal preference. If your style tends to be romantic and sultry, sheer stockings may be a fit for your wardrobe. If your personal style is creative and effortless, then you'll want to stock up on patten-hosiery.

Best sexy tights

At VienneMilano, we offer all five of these styles. Take a look at our fabulous collection and save $10 with voucher code: ILOVEMYLEGS - and always, feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions:

November 02, 2018
Tags: Opaques Sheer

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