How To Wear Sheer Ankle Socks and Prevent Blisters From Strappy Heels

During summer, our feet take the most abuse from all the strappy sandals and heels worn on bare feet. This results in your feet sweating and rubbing causing painful blisters. This can be easily avoided with the following hosiery while also adding a fun accessory to your outfit:

Shoe liners

(These are cute lacy shoe liners that come in a range of colors.)

Sheer pantyhose

(There are limitless options for your needs – sandal-toe, ultra-sheer, low-rise, non-slip sole, nude, tan or black pantyhose.)

Sheer anklets or ankle socks


(These beautiful anklets with scalloped tops embroidered with silver thread look great paired with silver heels.)

Anklets can be worn in many different ways. Show them off – try cute patterned socks with cropped pants so that they show.  Oxford shoes pair wonderfully with ankle socks. If you have great legs, you can brave wearing anklets with platform sandals, just like those models do on catwalks. Experiment away. Nothing wrong with being unique.

Some fashionistas may even fancy sheer trouser socks or patterned knee-highs, which can look fabulous with heels or platforms and a skirt. Basically, anything that looks good on you with knee-high boots would also look good with knee-high socks. If your feet slip in your shoes, go for non-slip sole hosiery.

What Hosiery To Wear in Summer

As the summer heat hits, you are dealing with the challenge of having to wear pantyhose to work or wearing trousers every day. Skirts and dresses become forgotten because bare leg is not acceptable according to your work dress code. Fret not, there is pantyhose and other hosiery you can wear without heating yourself up. Moreover, there is pantyhose that can actually cool you off. That’s right, the knitting industry has been developing yarns for sports/exercising  that help your body stay cool and wick moisture away, and hosiery manufacturers are now utilizing these yarns in pantyhose. The new Nilit yarn that Cecilia de Rafael use in their ultra-sheer Breeze pantyhose promises to cool your body temperature and provide a cooling sensation. At only 8 Deniers, these silky pantyhose will be a must-have for your summer wardrobe.

Kunert Fresh Up 10 are another great option with their innovative yarns that keep your legs feeling fresh all day. The climate-regulating Fresh-Fiber neutralizes odors  and the barely-there look makes this pair of pantyhose a fantastic addition to summer outfits.

Shop for other summer essentials in our hosiery store by clicking on the image below. Stay cool!



3 Day Hosiery Sale

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  • Buy 5 or more pairs of sheer pantyhose for 10% off with the code SHEER10. Expires 06/04/2015
  • Buy 2 or more pairs of ANY patterned hosiery, including thigh-highs, and men’s tights, and take 10% off with the promo code PATTERN10. Expires 06/04/2015
  • Buy 3 or more pairs of any Fiore hosiery and save additional 20% for up to 80% total in savings. Expires 06/04/2015.

Sheer Pantyhose Sale

Take advantage of our 10% sale on 5+ pairs of sheer pantyhose, both on regular-priced and already discounted styles. You could save additional 10% on the famous Cecilia de Rafael Vidrio Pantyhose for a total of 20% or on seamless pantyhose Miss by Cecilia de Rafael for a total of 30%! Hurry before the sale is over. Apply the discount code SHEER10 during checkout. The offer expires June 3, 2015. Happy hosiery shopping!

Buy pantyhose in bulk to save 10%,
Buy pantyhose in bulk to save 10%

Website Revamped!

Some of you may know that we’ve been working on updating our website since last September. It took much longer than expected, unfortunately, but… it’s all finished up now! We hope the transition for you, as customers, was not too painful and that you will enjoy the new features and the look.

We worked hard to move over as much information as possible but there were still some losses, such as wishlists and passwords, both of which can be retrieved and reset. We are sorry about that. If you had a wishlist on our old website, please feel free to request that we retrieve it for you.

Please do visit our revamped hosiery shop and let us know what you think via social media or our website!

Sale! 20% off winter tights, patterned tights, and over-the-knee socks!

This offer expires March 15, 2015! Apply the code WINTER20 to take 20% off on regular-priced winter opaque tights, patterned tights and over-the-knee socks. Hurry while supplies last!

New Arrivals from Kunert

We are excited to announce that we now offer Kunert hosiery. The brand is known for a rich history, high quality standards and a huge range of hosiery styles.

Currently, you can find Kunert’s best sellers in our store: Fresh Up 10, Satin Look 20, Leg Control 40 and Leg Control 70. The range will be extended in the future.

leg control 70

Reports of the Demise of Pantyhose have been Greatly Exaggerated

Nowadays it is fashionable to bash pantyhose. All over the blog/articles sections of various portals like Huffington Post and Chicago Tribune, one will find scores of posts proclaiming that pantyhose are so yesterday, that hosiery is dead and that everything which has anything to do with hosiery is a fashion faux pas. The authors of these articles are fashion bloggers and fashionistas who for some reason have long ago jumped hook line and sinker onto the bare leg bandwagon.

In their zeal to prove their point (by usually just piling on their own personal opinion-bits as arguments against hose), they overlook the fact that fashion is more dynamic these days than ever and that while they’re busy heralding the demise of nylons, the bare-legged look has become yesteryear and hosiery seems to be back with a vengeance.

Daphne Lucido Glossy Pantyhose

Some of the above said fashion bloggers have in fact recognized the fact that the Duchess of Cambridge has had a major impact in resurrecting hosiery, but they apparently give her much more credit than due while forgetting to check somewhere much closer to home base. Yes, sure: Catherine is a definite fashion icon in Britain and she may have some influence in this respect elsewhere too, more precisely on this side of the pond, but her traction with the US youth in the ways of shiny tan pantyhose has probably been grossly overestimated. There’s no nice way to put this: the YouTube generation couldn’t care less what the Duchess of Cambridge wears…it’s that simple.

What they do care about though is what Lady Gaga wears, what Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are spotted sporting, what Nicky Minaj and Katy Perry rock…not to mention what Miley Cyrus is twerking in. What do all these ladies (I have to admit, the term is used quite loosely on some of the above said celebrities) have in common besides being able to capture the ever-decreasing attention span of youngsters in ever more shocking, often disgusting but always efficient ways? They’re all pantyhose die-hards apparently. Each and every one of the above said stars (term yet again too loosely used -in some cases) have been spotted in tights (and sometimes in little else), and they all seem to make a point of never being seen or photographed without the appealing sheen of nylon on their thighs and sometimes nether regions.

If one were to judge the popularity of sheer hosiery based solely on these idols of the YouTube generation, the conclusion would obviously be that pantyhose have never been this popular.


Certainly, with the younger crowd, selling quality hosiery is much easier. One does not have to demolish the image of the egg-crate colored, too thick and way too cumbersome monstrosities many of the now older generation have forever seared in their memory. These kids never had to deal with such tights, or at least they have always been aware that low-quality hosiery is but one of a plethora of available options.

One doesn’t have to purchase ridiculously-priced hosiery – like some of the above mentioned stars – to purchase quality. These days – as I myself have found through the reviews I’ve done for my www.pantyhose-pantyhose.comquality is the new norm. That, coupled with proper hosiery sizing is what makes all the difference in the world, and that difference is what’s powering the resurrection of pantyhose these days.

These are not your grandmother’s tights indeed, and with the cooler days of fall upon us, you too may want to think about dipping a toe in one of these pantyhose 2.0.