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Opaque Tights: Here to Stay

January 08, 2017

Opaque Tights: Here to Stay

For Any Age or Stage of Life

Opaque hosiery has long been popular for all age groups, from the knee high socks of childhood to the opaque tights and stay-ups of today.  The appeal varies from being warm, especially when wearing short party dresses to offering a fully covered leg without looking like a cover up.

Tights can change an outfit from understated day time wear to a fun, evening look with just a few minutes to change.  Plus its an opportunity to extend the wear of your spring / summer wardrobe even at the days of autumn draw in or the winter starts to thaw.  

Winter Beauty Secret

As shown by the many celebrities who value warm legs without compromising their sense of style, opaque hosiery is a great way to smooth out your legs, hiding any blemishes or the fact that you haven't shaved your legs for a week, making you feel sexy and confident. 

winter tights on celebrities

Opaque stockings were historically very practical, offering the longevity demanded of hard working women with little disposable income.  Although most of us would baulk at the thick knitted stockings of the Victorian housemaid!  Modern textiles and the joy of lycra mean that opaque tights and stockings can now be silky smooth, leg hugging and either shiny, matt or somewhere in between.  The comfort factor is much higher and with a wider variety of thickness and colour, they are now an essential part of any wardrobe. Different styles can quickly change an outfits. 


Tights and other opaque hosiery have enjoyed continued popularity because, when you get a quality, perfect fitting pair, they enhance your legs, making you look good, feel confident and, in winter, they are extremely practical.  It's safe to say that opaque tights will be walking down the runway for many autumn / winter seasons to come.

opaques tights on the runway

Here at Divine Legs winter opaques are a keystone of our commitment to hosiery comfort - from semi-opaque 50d tights and stay-ups through 60d seamless "the worlds most comfortable" tights to our classy 70d easy compression tights there is something for every discerning hosiery wearer, including our beauty secret weapon - 50d semi-opaque anti-cellulite tights.

Check out the collection by clicking the links or visiting divinelegs.com today.

 





Size Guide

20d and 50d Tights and Stay-ups

Beauty Tights

70d Tights

Dress Size

Dress Size

Dress Size

Small

8-10

8-10

10-12

Medium

12-14

12-14

14-16

Large

16-18

16-18

18-20

Large +

20-22

20-22

22-24

Leg Length

For over 5’9” choose a size up

L1 up to 5’6” and L2 for 5’7” and over

For over 5’9” choose the size up

Seamless Tights

Heights

Weight

Average dress size

Up to height 5'4"

55kg / 8st 10lb

8-10

Up to height 5'4"

68kg / 10st 10lb

12-14

5'5" - 5'9"

61kg / 9st 8lb

10-12

5'5" - 5'9"

74kg / 11st 9lb

14-16

5'10" - 6'0"

63kg / 10st

10-12

Seamless tights are very stretchy and soft and will suit the leg length typical of the sizes above