Tights or Pantyhose
These are the most popular types of legwear in the world today and are available in the widest selection of styles from vintage tights to cheap opaque tights. For everyday wear, the most popular kinds are black nylon tights
, sheer tights
or opaque tights
. For an elegant, vintage look, backseamed tights are your go to choice. Out on the town? We have more fashion tights than anyone else, from polka dot to striped tights, from floral to tartan tights. Tights are not just for women, we have girls tights and we even have tights for men too!
Tights are one of the most modern kinds of hosiery and have become the most loved legwear there is. Tights are much easier for everyday wear than stockings or holdups. They are easy to put on, joined in pairs at the crotch for your convenience so you'll never have to fumble around in your underwear drawer looking for the other leg. Some would say that they are also much more comfortable as they are smooth to the waist which has the added bonus of smoothing your hips. But with so many different kinds of tights on offer, you might get quite overwhelmed by the selection! We can help you with that.
What Denier Nylon Tights Do I need?
If you don't know anything else about tights, this is a good place to start. Denier is the weight of the fabric that tights are made from. The greater the number of the denier, the heavier the weight the material the nylon tights are made out of. So in winter, you would likely wear heavier denier tights than you would in summer, for example. Tights with a lower denier also ladder way easier than those of a higher denier. Or if you tend to be quite heavy-handed, you should probably steer clear of the lower denier tights. Here are some examples of where you might wear the most popular denier tights:
- • Going out on a summer evening, light, sheer 10 denier
- • Summer office day wear 15 denier
- •Vintage tights or retro tights usually have a backseam
- • Slightly harder wearing summer office wear 20 denier
- • Spring or autumn office wear, slightly sheer appearance 30 or 40 denier
- • Winter office wear, opaque appearance 60 or 80 denier
- • Outdoor winter tights over 100 denier
- • Bonfire night, snowy days 200 denier
- • Winter party tights 15 or 20 denier
Its important to note that Denier is a measure of weight, some higher denier tights,40 plus can also be classed as a sheer tights.