Berkshire has been a leading name in hosiery since 1906. Manufactured in North Carolina, Berkshire hosiery uses a sewing and shaping technique that provides for extremely well-fitting and comfortable pantyhose, stockings and knee-highs.
Berkshire products use a hand-sewn shaped panel in some of their lines, including Berkshire queen-size pantyhose, providing styles that fit right and are comfortable even in the largest sizes. Their control-top pantyhose are fabricated from a high-quality spandex that offers more control than other pantyhose brands.
Many of the Berkshire manufacturing processes are done by hand; materials are chosen for their quality, and their in-house design team is recognized as an industry leader. Designs, especially for larger sizes are not simply bigger versions of average sizes. Berkshire's Plus-Size hosiery offers construction specifically designed to provide the best possible fit for larger women.
Over the years the Berkshire product line has expanded to include fishnet pantyhose and thigh-highs, opaque tights, crochet pantyhose and thigh-highs, knee-highs and maternity light-support hosiery. You'll find almost any color you're looking for as well. Along with ivories, beiges, white and black, some styles are offered in silvery gray, chocolate and navy. Sexy seamed lace top stockings are also available in sizzling red.
One of Berkshire's standout benefits is the fit. We repeatedly hear how well their products fit, whether thigh highs, panty hose, footless tights or knee highs. Thigh highs are notorious for sliding down; not so with Berkshire. They offer many styles of thigh-high stockings too, from lace top to shimmery legs to textured. Thigh high stockings come in sizes to fit most women, including queen sizes. And all the Berkshire legwear is designed to conform to your shape--no sagging, bagging or wrinkling around the ankles.
Berkshire tights and panty hose keep their shape beautifully, all day long. Tights are available in many styles, including opaque, control-top, striped, footless tights and cold-weather cozy tights. Customers says they're very soft and priced very affordably. Berkshire's pantyhose sets an industry standard for fit and style. Whether you're looking for everyday basics, like sheer control tops, or fun, decorative styles, you'll find pantyhose to suit you. Some styles are offered in a high-quality fishnet. Other decorative styles include shimmer leg, pointelle patterns, sheers with metallic accents and a crochet-style patterned pantyhose. In fact, there is a Berkshire style for all of your hosiery needs.
Berkshire also serves the maternity market with light support and opaque pantyhose. The light support style has a pretty lace tummy panel that will expand with your body. We're told they're extremely comfortable, too and hold up very well.
Founded in 1906, in the era of silk stockings, Berkshire became a national brand in the post World War II years with the introduction of nylon. The company was purchased in 1977 by Meyer Hosiery Company, a family owned business.?? Today, Berkshire remains a family company and continues a decades-long tradition of fine hosiery. Manufacturing takes place in the United States, in Burlington, North Carolina.