Welcome to the Wellness Guide! Today's subject is pantyhose, a versatile, elegant and super practical accessory for women, being a great choice for different occasions.
Although it is already a well-known item in the world of women, there is a lot to talk about pantyhose. In the guide below we will talk about its types and different ways of using it, as well as answer all your questions about values and cleaning.
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- 2 First things first
- 3 Pantyhose: Our Selection
- 4 Buying Guide
- 5 Purchase criteria: factors to compare the different pantyhose models
First things first
- Pantyhose are a feminine accessory worn under skirts, dresses and shorts.
- It may have a lot of transparency or none at all, according to its type of thread. The thicker ones are the hottest.
- In addition to plain models, there are designed, lacy and dragon models.
Pantyhose: Our Selection
Pantyhose are a sensitive accessory, so your choice should be right, always prioritising quality. To help you with your decision, we have gathered together some of the best models on the market to present to you here:
Now that you already know what is best when it comes to pantyhose, let's go deeper into the subject in order to clear up all your doubts about the types and ways of using them.
What are the advantages of pantyhose?
The graduation of transparency and thickness is made according to the yarn, and the yarn 7 is the thinnest and most delicate, and 150 is the thickest, leaving no part of the leg to show.
It has been a key piece of women's wardrobe for many decades, standing out for its beauty, comfort and sensuality. Among its advantages is the fact that it is a great option on cold days, especially when you need to go to a social event with a dress, or simply when you do not feel like wearing jeans.
It is also a great option for women who do not like to show off skin imperfections, since the transparent fabric disguises and compresses them.
It is, in fact, a very versatile piece, being a good option both when the goal is a social look, as in the cool look. Just combine it with interesting pieces.
Nowadays, there is a huge variety of models and colours of stockings, which allow us to be creative when it comes to production.
The disadvantage, on the other hand, is that they are a very fragile product, especially the thinner ones, and have a very low durability.
What are the different types of pantyhose?
This is the most classic. With transparent bottom, it can be the colour of your skin or colored, standing out by the very thin fabric.
Perfect to just add a touch to an outfit, it doesn't get too hot, but it is the most elegant. Thin stockings range from 7 to 40 yarn.
The thick sock is the most indicated when the goal is to warm up. It may have little or no transparency, and is always colored, not having a nude version. The stockings that fit this description are from yarn 60 to 150.
The fishnet stockings are also an old acquaintance of ours, being the most daring model. It is basically a fishnet stockings, all perforated, with no bottom.
It is not a good choice if the goal is to escape the cold, but definitely a great option if you're looking for a modern, funky and even a little sexy look.
The fishnet stockings have been worn a lot with shorts, miniskirts and even under torn jeans. It is quite informal, and should be worn with caution not to weigh down the production.
Perfect for special occasions, the lacy stocking is the most chic in the universe of tights. It is nothing more than a thin stocking with lace details, which can go from simple drawings to large florals.
They are usually black and also more expensive. They add a lot of elegance to the look, but just like dragon, it should be used with care not to overdo it.
|Thin sock||Thin||Thick sock||Lace sock||Drawstring Sock|
|Design||Neutral, thin and transparent||Thick and little or no transparent||Thin with lace details||Canvas-shaped, pierced and bottomless|
|When to use||In social and casual looks||In looks that call for elegance||In casual looks|
|Price||Low, Medium, Medium, Low|
How to clean and store pantyhose?
Use bar soap and, if you prefer, a few drops of softener. Powder soap is not a good idea, as the small stones may rub against the strands and tear them.
After washing, put your hair to dry in the shade on a clothesline that doesn't pull strands. And when it's dry, don't iron it! Keep it in a plastic bag so that it doesn't run the risk of coming into contact with other pieces that may tear it. Simple, isn't it?
Can I wear pantyhose in summer?
In the hottest season of the year, you don't want to get hot, right? So, avoid thick models, and opt only for thin stockings and pantyhose.
In the case of thin stockings, give preference to yarn 7 and 15, more delicate and transparent, which will not weigh down your look. If you choose black, wear it to night events, which require a more social and elaborate look, preferably with a blouse or dress that shows off your arms.
On the day to day, prefer the model in your skin tone, which will hardly be noticeable and will still hide the imperfections of the leg.
But, if you love a good fishnet stocking, just be creative! It goes super well at festivals, cool parties, bars and any occasion that is far from formality.
This way, the fibers will harden and prevent the hole from getting bigger, allowing you to wear the piece a few more times
Purchase criteria: factors to compare the different pantyhose models
Although pantyhose are a simple garment, there are some factors that deserve your attention when buying them, such as:
- Type of yarn
Right below you will better understand what to observe in each of them.
Type of yarn
As we have already mentioned, pantyhose are graded according to their transparency and thickness, ranging from yarn 07 (the thinnest) to 150 (the thickest). Before you buy yours, you should check this detail on the product packaging to make sure you are buying the right model.
If you are looking for transparency and delicacy, the ideal is to opt for models between yarn 07 and 20, but if your goal is to stay warm, the socks from yarn 60 to 150 are the thickest.
The design of your sock should, above all, please you. There will be no shortage of models and colours, so your choice should not be complicated.
For night events, prioritize the dark ones. If you are setting up an elegant but fashionista production, opt for socks with different designs and lace.
For daytime, nude stockings are lighter and shape the body. However, nothing stops you from wearing a coloured model, as long as it is well-matched with the total look.
Tights range in size from small to XX large. The ideal is that the waist of your stocking should be exactly above the navel, without being too tight or too high in the crotch.
On the back of the packaging there is an indication of the ideal size by crossing the height and weight of each one.
And finally, comfort. Just like any other piece of clothing, it is essential that your pantyhose are comfortable.
It should adhere well to the skin, but without pinching or tightening too much. It should not overlap on the sides, nor have very evident seams, which mark or cause discomfort.
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