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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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Thigh High Getups for Goths

Thigh High Getups for Goths

VienneMilano prides itself on celebrating all types of fashion aesthetics, from the conservative to the daring. And what’s more daring than modern Gothic fashion?
October 06, 2017
Tags: Fashion tips
How To Wear Colorful Stockings

How To Wear Colorful Stockings

Adding a pop of color to an outfit is a wonderful way to express yourself and make a statement. Don't let another season go by without letting your style reflect...
September 29, 2017
Knee Highs Vs. Thigh Highs

Knee Highs Vs. Thigh Highs

What's the difference between knee highs, thigh highs, and over-the-knee socks? Let us explain how these types of hosiery are similar but not the same.
Cuban Heels Vs. French Heels

Cuban Heels Vs. French Heels

Between the 1940’s to 1950’s, two prominent patterns were created to caress a woman’s heel: French heel and Cuban heel. Learn about the various styles of hosiery.
Can I Show the Band?

Can I Show the Band?

To show or not to show the band? That is the question that we try to answer in this blog post.
August 25, 2017
No Slip Silicone Strips

No Slip Silicone Strips

Thigh highs feature a cozy thigh band instead of an awkward waistband. As a result, thigh high stockings provides both comfort and freedom for practical and refined women.
August 18, 2017
Tags: Thigh Highs
Playing With Patterns

Playing With Patterns

How to match patterned stockings with any outfit. Learn more from our fabulous blog post!
Skirting Your Thigh Highs

Skirting Your Thigh Highs

When you choose to wear a skirt, you are deciding to create an outfit, an ensemble full of fashionable possibilities. With a dress, you have just one piece of clothing to worry about, but skirts are a different story.
July 28, 2017
Tags: Fashion tips
How to Style Your Brown Thigh Highs

How to Style Your Brown Thigh Highs

Whether it's chocolate brown, almost brown, or chestnut brown, we'll show you how to style brown colored stockings for every occasion.
Top 11 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Top 11 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

It's no secret that our bridesmaids have helped and supported as we prepare to walk down the aisle. While our upcoming nuptials are a confirmation of our relationship with our fiance, it is also a great opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the friendships we have made so far on this journey. Our dearest friends and family have been by our side watching us date, planning the wedding, and now they will be walking with us down the aisle. To recognize their dedication and support, we should take a moment to gift them a creative and most unique bridesmaid gift that represents how much we truly value our attendants' friendship and help along the way.

To help us with this special task, please scroll through a compilation of the most unique bridesmaids gift ideas that they will love:

Jewelry

Give each attendant a special piece of jewelry to wear on the wedding day and for years to come. Jewelry is often a typical bridesmaid gift, but today there are so many creative options available that we can't rule this idea out. Consider gifting initial necklaces, pendants with your favorite lyric tunes engraved on them, or an infinity ring as a symbol of friendship.

Jewelry as gifts

Monogrammed phone cases or fine purses

Give them something nice that can be used every day with a practical accessory that has their initials engraved on it. Stamping out a personalized gift for each of the bridesmaids makes it unique and fun.

Phone Cases for your girls

A journal

Make sure each bridesmaid knows how special they truly are by giving her a journal. Look for a combination adult coloring book with a journal for hours of stress relief and personal reflection.

Matching robes

Provide a cute photo op before the wedding by giving every bridesmaid a matching robe. Look for a classic look so the robes can be used for days to come.

Robes for her

A wine countdown

If your girls are wine connoisseurs then this gift is for them. The "Twelve Nights of Wine" set allows your maids to enjoy a new glass sized bottle of wine every evening for 12 days before the wedding. While this was originally intended for the holidays, why not countdown to the big day inspirited and unique way?

Everyone loves a good spirit!

A gift card booklet

Channel your inner writer and design a simple booklet about your relationship with your bridesmaid and include set of gift cards that tie into the story. Think of it like a grown-up version of those coupon booklets we used to give our parents when we were kids, instead of chores or free backrubs on each page you include a gift card that your bridesmaid will enjoy.

A special flower arrangement

Flowers are the perfect way to express our gratitude and appreciation to our bridesmaids. Tap into the symbolism and meanings of colors or flowers to craft the ultimate meaningful bouquet or arrangement to use flower power to express all our emotions without any words.

Flowers for her

A henna tattoo

Whether your gals prefer the real deal or would rather opt for henna, tattoos are a most unique bridesmaid gift idea. A little ink therapy is a wonderful way to mark the special occasion and give you an excuse to spend some quality girl time together. Make a day of it and create lasting memories, even if a henna tattoo will wash off in a week or so.

Henna Tattoo

Personalized bottles of perfume

Carefully select a prized bottle of your friend's favorite scent and customize the package with pictures featuring you two together.

The gift of music

If music is your jam, give each bridesmaid a high quality set of headphones and a gift card to their favorite online music site. Your attendants will enjoy listening to their favorite playlists in comfort and style. Ones we love: BOSE wireless earbuds.

Music gifts

VienneMilano thigh highs

This gift tops all of the others, because a nice pair of luxurious thigh highs are an indulgent splurge that can boost a woman's confidence and make her feel special. Also, consider purchasing the ISABELLA nude, ISABELLA black, or GRAZIANA hosiery that is fit for any bride and her attendants. By giving each bridesmaid a pair of hosiery to wear at the wedding, they will feel pampered all day and remember the day whenever they wear them in the future.

Lingerie for your bridesmaids

Why are thigh highs a fabulous gift idea? Here are three fabulous reasons.

1. Thigh Highs are Practical

Thigh highs are a wedding day essential. Your bridesmaids will need a pair of stockings to wear with their dresses on the big day and unfortunately, stockings are sometimes overlooked. Why not give your friends a gift they can be sure to use on the big day? Also, by pre-purchasing high quality thigh highs, you can avoid any day-of mishaps like mismatched tights or girls with runs down their legs! Giving a gift that can be worn on the big day is a wonderful way to get everyone excited, and to ensure that on the wedding day they will feel luxurious and fabulously put together.

GRAZIANA Lavender will have your bridesmaids looking fabulousGRAZIANA Lavender will complete any wedding day look

Thigh highs are practical in that they are not a one-time product. Your bridesmaids will be able to wear their hosiery time and time again after your big day. While VienneMilano hosiery is high quality and certainly formal enough for wedding-wear, depending on the style you choose, it will be versatile enough to wear to a variety of occasions like work, formal dinners, or other special events. Also, if you are concerned about buying the right size for each girl, do not fret. At VienneMilano, two sizes fit all! Our products come in small and large and fit a spectrum of different body types. Not convinced? Take a look at our tall girl and short girl blog posts to see how girls at both ends of the height spectrum wear VienneMilano.

2. Thigh Highs are Luxurious

Wouldn't it be great to be able to give your friends a luxury fashion accessory, made with the finest materials, shipped all the way from Italy? With VienneMilano, you can! VienneMilano thigh highs are not like other pantyhose or stockings as they are made in Italy and come in a variety of designs. VienneMilano thigh highs are a luxury fashion accessory for women, and are fun to style and flaunt. You may also choose to have your stockings delivered in our beautiful VienneMilano gift box. The purple box holds up to three pairs of VienneMilano stockings and slides open at the pull of a ribbon. Presenting your gift in this way is exciting to give and to open! Not only is hosiery a fun gift for your girls, but it is also all about embracing one's beauty, style and confidence. And why not help empower your fabulous friends?

3. Thigh highs are Perfect

A pair of VienneMilano thigh highs makes a perfect stand-alone gift, but it can also be a great supplement to any "themed" present. Whether your theme is "a night on the town," "girls' night in," or "beauty must-haves," thigh highs are always a fun addition. Perhaps you are thinking of giving your bridesmaids some day-of wedding essentials. Why not pair VienneMilano with a bottle of perfume? Or maybe some earrings and their favorite makeup product? You could have fun individualizing each gift-set based on each girl's personality. Remember, thigh highs can be personalized too! All VienneMilano products are unique and have been given a name to reflect the style of a different woman. Maybe one of your bridesmaids is colorful and bold like VANNA matte. Perhaps another friend reminds you of the luxuriously lacy OTTAVIA lace. Maybe ALESSIA stripe screams your best friend Sarah. Or maybe her name is ALESSIA, which in that case this pair is the one for her.Wedding day essentials gift-set for bridesmaids

Which Design do I Choose?

There are a number of thigh high styles to choose from, and if it is for the big day the style will depend on the bridesmaid dresses. However, in general we recommend choosing ISABELLA for your bridesmaids. Our ISABELLA design comes in nude, chestnut brown, and black which match with just about anything. Also, the design's lace embellished band makes it a beautiful wedding accessory. Another option is CLAUDIA black. GRAZIANA, which comes in nude and ivory, is another perfect wedding style. This style however, we like to save for the bride herself. Yes, thigh highs are for bridesmaids but they are for brides, too! While you are getting together the perfect bridesmaid gift, treat yourself with your own pair of VienneMilano thigh high hosiery.

The perect Bridal look is never complete without a pair of VienneMilano thigh highs

Whatever way you decide to thank your friends, with VienneMilano you are all sure to look and feel fabulous! Getting married soon? Let us know in the comments. We can't wait to see you and all your beautiful bridesmaids looking stunning in VienneMilano thigh high stockings!

July 21, 2017
History of Pantyhose, Tights, Stockings and Thigh Highs

History of Pantyhose, Tights, Stockings and Thigh Highs

For centuries, stockings were the apparel of choice for royalty. From King Charles IX to Queen Elizabeth I, kings and queens wore hosiery. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution when stockings became available for the masses. Here’s a summary of the evolution of stockings, including the invention of thigh highs.
July 21, 2017
Hosiery Class and Elegance

Hosiery Class and Elegance

Here at VienneMilano, we try to maintain a sense of elegance and class in everything that we do and promote, and of course, in our products themselves.
July 14, 2017
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