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.

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.

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Fiore Clearance – All Tights for $5.99 or Less!

Fiore ClearanceYour favorite Fiore pantyhose and tights on big sale! Stock up while supplies last because these will not be back. Everything for $5.99 or less!

Happy shopping, Foxes!

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Spring: Time for Lacy Tights and Fishnets

It’s getting warm but not warm enough for bare legs (unless you live in the warmer climate). So, lacy tights and fishnets are the perfect accessory for this transitional season. They can look elegant, sophisticated, romantic or flirty depending on the color and pattern and the rest of your outfit. Your choice.

Plain nude fishnets with small eyelets or microfishnets scream sophistication and will work both for work and play.

Choose crocheted patterns when you want to stand out or going to a romantic date.

Night out or a special occasion? Back-seam fishnets can complete an outfit consisting of a little black dress and pumps.

Do you love bright colors? Try layering your fishnets or lacy tights over colored tights.

For more ideas and choices, please visit our store section dedicated to fishnets and lacy tights.

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Trasparenze Clerance – Up To 60% Off

trasparenze newsletterBig sale and clearance! Save up to 60% on luxurious Italian hosiery from Trasparenze while quantities last!

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Valentine’s Day Special!

valentines 2014Two weeks to Valentine’s Day! In case you have not prepared a treat for your beloved one, consider getting her some fun and sexy stockings. On sale through Feb 14, 2014, with code VDAY15 (15% off all thigh-highs, stockings and select tights). Happy shopping!

 

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Our Top Picks of Hosiery for Holidays

Christmas and New Years are coming and so are celebrations and parties. A pair of fancy tights will make a great accessory for your party outfit or as a gift for Christmas. To make your search easier, we have put together some tights that sparkle and shine and will make your legs the center of attention!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Foxes!

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Black Friday Sale!

Our biggest sale yet is ongoing. Take 20% off on regular-priced items with the code shown below. The code will only apply to items in stock.

Happy Holidays!Back Friday Sale

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New Tights for Men from Lida

We have a couple of new arrivals for our male customers. 100 Denier tights and leggings (or footless tights) that are made with an open fly, which makes them different from Adrian‘s hosiery for men.

Click on images below to see the products in our store.

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Adrian Urban Footless Tights

By request of some customers, we have added Adrian Urban pantyhose to our range. They are similar to Adrian Street sheer pantyhose for men, except they are footless.

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New Arrivals – More Hipsters and No Waistband Pantyhose

You can now find two new hosiery styles in our store: Omsa Nudo 20 low-rise pantyhose, and Filodoro Ideale 30 no-waistband pantyhose. Click on images to see them in the store.

Ideale 30 Nudo 20 Vita Bassa

 

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