Some stockings are quite rough to the touch despite looking wonderful, while others look amazing AND feel wonderfully smooth and soft. We respect your privacy.
What denier is thicker? Or is there a special sort I can get. Better still, for the vendors, buy a few! I see some of the outfits ladies wear and wish us men could wear them! So hopefully tights and stockings will soon be unisex! Hi Susan, not a silly question.
It depends on your skin and hair colour. Something around 50 denier should work. If your hair is not very dark, over over 30 should be enough. You can start with 40 denier maybe and move from there depending on the results? For better results you could retouch your legs with a clipper, which is quick and a last-minute saving! We hope this helps. Best, UK Tights team. Ladder tights are definitely good for business, hehe! Jokes apart, you can also find ladder proof sheer tights out there, which are a really good investment.
We never make any gender distinctions. Hopefully, in a future, no more people will care about what others wear. Hi, Fantastic and informative blog post! However, could we have one for the feel and texture of hosiery next?
I am a massive fan of the Wolford Individual and Perfect 10 range, they are so soft, sheer and silky on my legs but I struggle to find the same feel in other ranges without a mammoth task trying pair after pair out! Even more if your favourite item is the Wolford Individual 10, which happens to be an outstanding product. Have you tried the Wolford Individual 10 denier Tights? They have a very nice matt finish, which happens to be on trend this season.
If you are after any opaques, we just love these two by Wolford: The Wolford Velvet Deluxe 50 denier tight s extremely soft and cosy and the Wolford Satin Opaque 50 denier tights which have a lovely satin finish.
Thanks for your comment. Does 15 denier have smaller holes than 30? I hope this helps. Thank you so much for explaining this in such a simple and sort of friendly way!! I hope my email at least lets you know that people out there reading this have learnt a great deal in about 5minutes. You can subscribe to our blog to receive all posts and keep learning: Some stockings are quite rough to the touch despite looking wonderful, while others look amazing AND feel wonderfully smooth and soft.
How does denier play into this, if at all? We find that good-quality fibres make hosiery smoother, but also the fine these fibres are. While most of the opaque tights are microfibre tights, some manufacturers have started to use nanofibres, which are even tinier. Other examples are wool. Cashmere wool is much smoother than other kinds of wool, but, of course, they are quite an expensive material. Finally, we have noticed sometimes the same product has different finishes depending on the colour, especially in cheaper pairs of sheer tights.
In this case, we believe the dye is the one to blame for this. Hoping this has helped you! I am mostly wearing tights at the office. As the pictures on the packaging of the tights and also the pictures on this site suggest that no underwear has to be worn with them, I decided to try it. I find them more comfortable without underwear, but I am not sure that it is the intended way to wear them. Is there any recommendation for it?
Hi Laura, Thanks for your comment. Anything 40 and below is classified as sheer, while 50 and above qualifies as opaque. The most comfortable and least objectionable materials for tights, in our research, were cotton, nylon, and Lycra, also known as spandex.
Cotton is breathable, washable, and easy to find. They make the tights cling to the leg and bounce back when stretched out. Nylon alone can feel scratchy and rough against bare skin, hence the inclusion of other materials.
While wool tights are popular for those looking for some extra protection against the cold, many people find wool itchy or irritating. And tights composed entirely of synthetic materials have less breathability, making them more likely to cause health problems for women. As such, we did not prioritize bamboo tights when doing our research. Cheap tights, while appealing at first within the fluorescent glow of a drugstore aisle, are usually a false economy.
When it comes to fit, tights tend to be most comfortable when they have a wide waistband that has plenty of give. Some of the tights we tested had incredibly constricting waistbands that are probably best for those with a very low body-fat percentage. We theorized that the New York City Ballet would take the issue of tights very seriously, so we spoke with Brittany Pollack, a soloist dancer in the company. In our original review, we researched more than pairs of tights and settled on testing 16 pairs hands-on.
After speaking with experts, reading new editorial sources, combing through forums and comment sections for leads, and spending hours on Amazon, we narrowed the field down to 20 contenders for this update. For this update, we evaluated 10 new pairs of tights, and then I narrowed that list down to six favorites for testing. The six tights finalists were then tested by four women: In an effort to not have the other testers be biased by any preconceived hosiery notions, the tights provided had the tags removed and were marked with only a letter code.
The best pair of tights should offer sizes that cater to the actual size of American women, and not just a small percentage of them.
Any pair of tights is liable to snag on rough surfaces, but higher-quality tights will return to their original shape more readily and not have their threads be pulled out of shape permanently. They feel smooth and luxurious, are comfortable enough for everyday wear, and the color looks even on the leg.
It was easy to forget I was wearing them, which is ideal. One tester noticed that a hole had formed in the crotch of the Gap pair by the end of a day of wear.
That was also a common complaint on the Gap site, where multiple reviewers noted that the seams around the crotch split after one or two wearings. There seems to be a construction issue with these, though for fit and feel, they were ranked as highly as the Wolfords.
They were very sturdily constructed, and while the waistband felt slightly constricting at first, it got more comfortable as the day progressed. They resisted holes and snags, and the material looks evenly opaque. These were a hit with the other testers as well: As a bonus, she noticed that they lasted for a full day of wear without snagging, ripping, or pilling often a problem with inexpensive tights.
One tester noted that the waistband was lower than most tights she wears—they hit just below her belly button. Again, no small feat for a cheap drugstore tight. I wore them on a chilly day that I spent mostly outside, and they kept me significantly warmer than regular tights. The primary caveat would be that these are thick—almost a cross between a legging and a tight and in a vain note, I thought they made my legs look heavier than they are. One tester found them a little too thick for her taste, which may be an issue when layering them under dresses.
Two testers had fit problems, which could just be an issue with sizing. But both noted that these are low-rise, without much control-top support.
The Commando Ultimate Opaque Matte Tights are my favorite all-around long-lasting tights, with a thin and soft high-rise waistband. For her, this flaw was a dealbreaker. Otherwise, these are very solid lower-end tights. The wool is just a tiny bit itchy, but I was mostly bothered by the uneven, almost splotchy appearance they had. This is a common issue with wool tights, though.
Opaque Essentials Infinite Tights are denier. The waistband on the No nonsense Control Top Tights aggressively squeezed my midsection and did not let up after a full day of testing.
These feel impressively sturdy, but they did get a small scuff around the ankle, whereas other tights resisted scuffing better. As I walked between errands during testing, I had to stop to pull them up countless times. They gave off a strong synthetic, chemical odor that lasted through a few wearings. Otherwise, they were fairly sturdy and otherwise unexceptional.
I had these only for a minute before the thin, stiff waistband threatened to crush my stomach and other vital organs.
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