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The Ultimate Guide for Tights & Stockings

Hello, my name is Vienne Brown, and I am the Founder of VienneMilano – a luxury hosiery brand dedicated to thigh high stockings. In 2011, I created VienneMilano because I could not find stockings that would stay up on my thighs. Since then, I have launched a number of hosiery collections, wrote many articles about stockings, and have continued to follow my passion for fashion. In pursuit of building an iconic brand, I’ve come to realize that the more I know, the more there is to learn.

Follow me as I intend on creating the ultimate guide for tights and stockings. Here in the VienneMilano Blog, you will find helpful topics such as (to name a few): How to care for stockings, how to select the right hosiery style, how to determine your hosiery size, and the history of stockings. Feel free to browse our blog by using the search filter.

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5 Ways To Wear Tights Underneath Ripped Jeans

5 Ways To Wear Tights Underneath Ripped Jeans

Learn how to wear stockings underneath ripped jeans tastefully.
Thigh Highs for Fun-Sized Girls

Thigh Highs for Fun-Sized Girls

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Tags: Petite
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Tall Girl Tight Troubles

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Becoming a Lingerie Model

Becoming a Lingerie Model

Although modeling for VienneMilano is super fun and fabulous, there is more to becoming a lingerie model than photographing at extravagant homes, fancy restaurants and glamorous studios.
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Tags: Model
That's Tight! Stockings Are Back in Style

That's Tight! Stockings Are Back in Style

In a full circle fashion moment, stockings are back and better than ever.

It has to be said that fashion has never been afraid to dip its toe into the avant-garde, testing the boundaries of taste as it surges forward, ever-searching for the contemporary.

And it's landed on its feet with stockings.

When Megan Markle caught slack for wearing stockings – designers were immediately on the trail. Again, when First Lady Jill Biden walked off Executive One at Andrews Air Force Base wearing black fishnet stockings, the debate surrounding powerful women and hosiery reignited.

Why can't we let go of stockings, tights, and thigh highs?

At once extravagant and modest, the mighty trio grabs your attention and refuses to let go. They're loaded with generational, occupational, and cultural connotations in every stitch and can whip the media into a frenzy by simply making an appearance.

 

Heidi Klum
Get this look with ISABELLA sheer thigh highs by VienneMilano

And they're back

After disappearing somewhat during worldwide lockdowns, they're witnessing an unprecedented resurgence.

So, if there's any time to take bold hosiery out for a spin, it's now, in a post-pandemic era of street style promising excitement, experimentation, and even a hint of controversy.

And here's how it all began …

Perhaps the first designer to throw their fashionable hat in the hosiery ring was Virginie Viard in Fall 2020, showcasing sheer polka-dot versions on her annual runway. Then, appearing again, in their lace-form, at Saint Laurent, it was clear the trend was catching on. Finally, they arrived in sheer black at Kim Jones' Fendi show, and the deal was sealed – stockings were back, baby!

 

Fendi Kim Jones
Get the look with ISABELLA sheer thigh highs by VienneMilano

 

From heritage houses such as Gucci to up-and-coming designers such as Maison Soksi, Amina Maududi, and RUI, stockings are once again a mainstay on the catwalk and overall fashion scene.

Daniel W Fletcher also joined the movement with calf-length nude stockings, styled with stompy patent loafers - a preppy dresser's dream. Dolce & Gabbana went with a more "young" take on stockings fusing double-layered PVC and glitter stocking-boots, elevated by gold clasp suspenders.

So, who's wearing these beautiful stockings?

And where there are designers, there are celebrities. And when they come together, trends are born.

Dua Lipa's sizzling display at the 2021 Brit Awards was one of the first signs of hosiery waltzing back into the mainstream. Sporting black sheer stockings paired with a cinched, fishnet-coated dress and bouffant hairstyle – she was described as "dashing."

 

Dua Lipa
Get this look with LUANA stockings for garter belts by VienneMilano


Kourtney Kardashian, ever in good style company, wore a black, barely-there thigh high stockings, corset, and bra mix that stole the 2021 Dolce & Gabbana virtual fashion show.

Kourtney Kardashian
Get this look with CLAUDIA matte thigh highs by VienneMilano


Sarah Jessica Parker, ever the champion of thigh highs and stockings, has been seen sporting the sensual garments in snippets of the upcoming Sex and The City revival, "And Just Like That."

All-in-all, the advent of stockings is a sign of dressier times ahead. It appears that as the masses step out into the world once again, they plan to do so in style.

And what are the new stocking trends?

As you can see, the hottest stocking trend seems to be flaunting them in all their glory with a mini skirt or dress, with statement hair or accessories to match. However, stockings also play a role in more understated, day-to-day fashion, especially that of the workplace.

The low down on thigh highs?

Well, not to repeat ourselves, but the title is correct – stockings (and thigh highs and tights) are back in style, and their diversifying trends show they're here to stay – watch this space. Or, if you'd like to play a part in making the space, you could treat yourself to a pair of delightfully on-trend stockings. Browse our wide range of stockings, tights, and thigh highs to find something (or more) that calls to your sensual side.

May 22, 2017
Tags: Celebrities
What Should I Wear with Nude Shoes?

What Should I Wear with Nude Shoes?

Nude colored heels are meant to blend in with your skin tone, making your legs appear longer. Nude shoes are often used to enhance this optical illusion.
How to wash, fold, store, and care for tights and stockings

How to wash, fold, store, and care for tights and stockings

Not sure how to wash, fold, and store your hosiery? Have no fear! Your hosiery care guide is here!
May 19, 2017
Tags: Fashion tips
Casting Call FAQ

Casting Call FAQ

Help! This is my first casting call. What do I bring? What do I wear? Can I bring a friend? Read this post as we address frequently asked questions about our audition.
April 28, 2017
Tags: Model
Luxury Hosiery Model Casting Call

Luxury Hosiery Model Casting Call

VienneMilano is hosting a Model Casting Call to find new fabulous models who embody our fabulous brand. This is your chance to shine! See how you can become a luxury hosiery model. Apply today.
April 21, 2017
Top 25 Questions on Stockings, Hosiery, and Thigh Highs

Top 25 Questions on Stockings, Hosiery, and Thigh Highs

Have questions about hosiery? We have got some answers to some of those things you have been pondering, to learn more about your VienneMilano purchase.
April 07, 2017
Let’s Connect! We Love to Be Social

Let’s Connect! We Love to Be Social

Keep up with the latest trends in the Luxury Hosiery World. Connect with VienneMilano on all of our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Youtube and Tumblr.
March 20, 2017
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Kick-start your quest for total world domination by becoming an expert in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Compared to other internships, ours is an extremely dynamic role with great potential to impact the company’s growth, learn a lot, and make a bit in the process.
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