Fashion

Silk Stockings Are Cool, Comfortable, And Sexy

Cervin Champs Elysees Silk Stockings

The fashion world has really got back into one particular item this year, namely stockings made of silk. As you can imagine, we are rather fond of hosiery in general. But silk stockings are something on an entirely different level. We’ve had to extend our warehouse space to make room for the whole collection, in fact. But what is so great about silk stockings and why do people love them? Are they not a lot more expensive than other types of hosiery? Let’s take a look at these wonderful items and maybe we will see why they are so beloved.

What Is So Great About Silk Stockings?

Historically silk has been a luxury product. And while it’s still not everyday wear modern production techniques have made it lot more affordable. As a result the available range is gradually increasing. We have heard from our customers who have fallen in love with silk stockings. Many of them couldn’t wait to try out a pair of Gerbe’s silk tights too. And they have fast become a firm fan favourite among admirers. Nothing breathes like silk so these are cool to wear all day. That makes them perfect for long journeys. And by some weird magic they are also warm when the weather turns colder.

What Do You Have To Watch Out For When You Buy Them?

One thing you do need to be careful of with all silk hosiery is to buy the right size though. there are some silk mix products in the pipeline which have a bit of stretch – but pure silk is limited in its stretchability. I know how important it is to get the right size and good quality silk hosiery is sold in a wide range of sizes so you can get the perfect fit silk for a while. Then Cervin brought out their Champs Elysees range and after seeing all the positive comments from our customers I just had to try them out myself. What a revelation – they are just bliss to wear.

How To Care For Your Silk Stockings

Although very strong when dry, it becomes delicate when wet which is why many manufacturer recommend dry cleaning. However, if you are very careful you can hand wash your silk hosiery, here’s a quick guide:-

  • Never use detergent – use only silk wash or mild soap (or colourless shampoo)
  • Soak in lukewarm water for five minutes first
  • Soap very gently – just move the fabric around in the soapy water. You can use hosiery bags that are machine washable¬†and hosiery friendly soaps.
  • Don’t wring the water out
  • Rinse thouroughly in cool water (you can add a drop of vinegar to the water to help rinse)
  • Rinse some more! Make sure you get all the soap out.
  • Air dry – hang over a towel rail or similar
  • Don’t dry outside as the sun will fade colours

Treat yourself – or better yet get someone else to treat you – to some silk stockings, you won’t look back.

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