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Seamed Stockings

Seamed Stockings

Seamed stockings are quite simply stockings that feature a dark, straight seam that runs up the back of the leg from the heel to the top of the stocking. Classically associated with vintage era fashion, the back seams on seamed stockings are now purely just for show as a decorative style feature, having originally been formed when a piece of fabric was stitched together at the back to fit a woman’s leg. 

Seamed Tights

Seamed Tights

What are seamed tights? Quite simply, a pair of seamed tights is designed to mimic the effect of classic stockings, with a thin, dark seam running up the back of the leg from the ankle to the top of the thigh. Seamed tights are especially popular with women who want the effect of stockings without the added need for suspenders and with the extra comfort and support of tights. Seamed tights come in lots of designs, colours, deniers and styles.

Seamless Tights

Seamless Tights

What are seamless tights? Quite simply they are tights with no gusset and no back seams. Often considered unsightly, tights with gussets are unsuitable for wearing beneath particularly short dresses, skirts or shorts, so a pair of seamless tights is the ideal solution. Just like regular tights, seamless tights are available in all classic colours and a plenty of exciting bright colours too, so there’s no need for style compromises to achieve the seamless look. 

Semi Opaque

Semi Opaque

Often, hosiery between 25-35 denier cannot be described as completely sheer or completely opaque. Semi Opaque Tights mean that the leg cannot be clearly seen through the material, but is not completely covered.

Shapewear

Shapewear

Shapewear is the general term to describe all underwear and clothing that helps sculpt and control what’s known as ‘problem areas’ on the body. The stomach, waist, hips and thighs are the most common areas of the body that shapewear is designed to target, using strong elastic and comfortable panels to gently compress and smooth the body shape. Shapewear can take the form of knickers, shorts, leggings, jeans, trousers and full bodysuits, with underwear varieties often available in black, white and nude colour variations. See our full collection of shapewear from top brands here at Luxury-Legs.

Shaping Jeans

Shaping Jeans

Shaping jeans are specifically designed to help shape and sculpt the body for an added confidence boots. Using firm, elasticated waistbands and curvaceous cuts, shaping jeans help support and sculpt problem areas including the thighs and bum, while mid and high-rise shaping jeans also provide extra control and shaping around the waist and stomach areas. Designed to look exactly like regular jeans, all shaping jeans provide everyday body shaping without being conspicuous. 

Sheen

Sheen

Hosiery that is shiny in appearance is described as sheen. Hosiery may be available in high to low sheen, higher sheen being more visibly shiny than lower sheen.

Sheer Tights

Sheer Tights

These tights are typically lower than 25 denier, meaning the leg can be seen through the material. Sheer Tights are cooler and more delicate than opaque.

Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are a highly popular style of denim jeans, designed to provide a snug fit from the waistband through the entire leg, finishing with a narrow, ankle-hugging opening. As one of the most popular styles among both men and women, skinny jeans come in a huge variety of colours and styles including high and mid-rise waists, creating a flattering, figure-hugging silhouette for the wearer. Explore our full range of skinny jeans here at Luxury-Legs to see more.

Spanx

Spanx

Spanx is perhaps the most famous brand in the world for body-sculpting underwear and shapewear. From tights to bodysuits and body-shaping knickers, the word Spanx has become synonymous with body-shaping and control clothing – using comfortable panels and waistbands to smooth lumps and bumps for a streamlined figure. Explore our full range of Spanx shapewear here at Luxury-Legs.

Sports Socks

Sports Socks

Designed specifically to enhance your performance when taking part in sports or activities, sports socks will often be designed with performance enhancing technology such as moisture wicking material to help you exercise for longer.

Stockings

Stockings

Hosiery that covers the leg from toe to thigh. Stockings require suspender belts to remain in place.

Straight Cut Jeans

Straight Cut Jeans

What are straight cut jeans? These are a highly popular style of jeans with a straight-cut leg that doesn’t tend to closely follow the shape of the leg. Straight cut jeans often retain the same width of leg all the way down from thigh to ankle, though some straight jeans do taper inwards to a slightly narrower ankle. Often found in a wide range of denim colours and lengths, straight cut jeans are considered a highly versatile casual style for both men and women, with a more relaxed appearance than skinnier styles.

Support Tights

Support Tights

What are support tights? Designed specifically to provide extra compression around the legs, support tights help prevent legs from feeling tired and achy after a long day. If you’re wondering how support tights work, they are crafted using specialised compression knit technology, helping stimulate blood flow in the legs to prevent fatigue and making them ideal for wearing at work. In addition to the leg support, many pairs of support tights are also designed to shape and sculpt the figure with the help of firm, elasticated waistbands, giving the body a sleek silhouette. Support tights come in a variety of colours, deniers and designs, and look just like regular tights at a glance. 

Suspender Tights

Suspender Tights

Suspender tights are tights that have been designed to look exactly like stockings and suspenders. The tops of suspender tights feature cut-out sections and decorative waistband to create a mock-suspender look with the convenience of an all-in-one, pull-on tights design. Mock suspender tights are ideal alternatives to real stockings and suspender belts for those wishing to create a seductive style without the fuss of investing in separates. 

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