Pantyhose Are Back
Pantyhose are back in style thanks to our newest trendsetter Kate Middleton.
Kate Middleton's Pantyhose Revival
No one wonders anymore why millions of women try to borrow at least a part of the charm of the lovely Duchess of Cambridge.
Pretty much everything that Kate Middleton wears tends to become a must-have piece the next day, and the same thing has happened with pantyhose.
Indeed, Kate Middleton's latest fashion staple is not represented by gorgeous hats, refined two-piece suits or feminine dresses, but by delicate, sheer stockings which not only complement her look, but give her a touch of classiness that the bare legs look will never manage to accomplish.
Now, no one can be sure if her latest fashion contribution has solely to do with her impeccable taste or with another royal protocol, but one thing is certain: she wears L'Eggs and her legs and her whole look appears as an utterly splendid one.
There is another reason why pantyhose are back and so valued by women all over the world.
Pantyhose are like makeup for women's legs, providing a flawless aspect and one that is heavily desired especially amongst those whose formal style of dressing doesn't allow the alternative: bare legs.
Types and Styles of Pantyhose
When it comes to pantyhose, there are numerous models to choose from. The preference for a particular look of pantyhose has to do with many factors, including comfort, purpose and occasion.
Two major aspects are looked into when deciding to purchase a pair of pantyhose: one refers to the sheerness of this fashion item and also the color and pattern varieties available.
Whatever the model of pantyhose selected, one thing is certain: pantyhose are extremely functional and feminine, and a complete must-have especially now that pantyhose are back in style!
Returning to the sheerness of pantyhose, women may ask themselves how to tell the difference between a very sheer pair of pantyhose and one of average sheerness. What about semi-opaque and opaque hosiery?
Truth is, there is not much we can do to solve this mystery other than knowing how to decipher the printed numbers that come with the package.
Sheerness is thus divided into a list of numbers from 5 to 100. In other words, the most invisible pair of pantyhose will be given the number 5 or denier 5 as it is called by hosiery connoisseurs.
Opaque tights have been given values from 70 to 100, the latter being associated with pantyhose that have nothing to do with the word see-through.
Aside from sheerness, colors and patterns are other staples of taste women use to express their individuality and sense of fashion.
Nude and dark colored pantyhose are of no surprise to anyone, and they are perceived as being simply functional and a way to complete a feminine outfit, but colored and patterned pantyhose have a different story to tell.
They can add a lovely playful touch to a woman's attire, and they can make or break an outfit, especially in the case of women who know that pantyhose can really become one of the wow factors of their wardrobes.
Now that panyhose are back and it comes to buying hosiery, women should also think about the option of reinforced pantyhose types.
It's true that complete sheerness does seem appropriate to women who love transparency in their hosiery but they shouldn't completely ignore pantyhose that have reinforced areas.
The practicality of the latter is undeniable, and it is much valued amongst women for whom comfort, control and durability are amongst the top features to look for when purchasing hosiery.
Transparent pantyhose are quite delicate and they can easily tear apart, but they also allow women to pair open toe footwear and pantyhose in the hot season, not to mention the easiness of mind they get in case the hemline of their skirts tends to go up while moving.
Reinforced hosiery is stronger and more durable, and many types of pantyhose have reinforced areas especially designed for silhouette slimming purposes, providing coverage and support for less aesthetically pleasant areas of the body.
Pantyhose Are Back
Published May 12, 2012