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Shirley of Hollywood Sheer Stretch Stocking 5027
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The Shirley of Hollywood Sheer Stretch Stocking 5027 features sheer legs with an opaque band at top. Shirley of Hollywood's Sheer Stretch Stocking is perfect to wear with dresses, skirts or a sexy garter belt.
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Lormj from SoCal USA
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 40s
Posted: February 16, 2014
$9.50
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Assets by Sara Blakely Perfect Pantyhose 126B
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The Assets by Sara Blakely Perfect Pantyhose 126B for an ultra-sheer look that meets comfortable shaping in these pantyhose that feature a dazzling sheer leg and give you a smooth silhouette in any outfit. Assets by Sara Blakely's Perfect Pantyhose feature beautiful sheer legs to create a perfectly polished look!
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W from Orlando
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 50s
Posted: December 23, 2014
$9.00
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SPANX Tight End Tights 128
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The SPANX Tight End Tights 128 beautifully shape the tummy, hip, thigh and rear. When it's cool weather time, you'll want to wear them under everything. SPANX Tight End Tights are made of nylon/Lycra spandex and have moderate control.
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Doobala from Hanford, CA (USA)
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 60s
Posted: September 30, 2014
$28.00
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Wolford Naked 8 Tights 10448
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The Wolford Naked 8 Tights 10448 provide the perfect finishing touch to your finest dresses, skirts and pants. Wolford's Naked 8 Tights are silky soft, transparent and certain to make your legs look amazing.
$30.00
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Calvin Klein Hosiery Active Sheer Pantyhose with Control Top 904F
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The Calvin Klein Hosiery Active Sheer Pantyhose with Control Top 904F gives you the confidence to tackle the day. Calvin Klein Hosiery's Active Sheer Pantyhose with Control Top is Italian-made of a light control and support 25 denier nylon/spandex blend.
$16.00
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Hue Toeless Control Top Pantyhose 6010
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The Hue Toeless Control Top Pantyhose 6010 has a lacy floral controlling top with pretty floral lace accents. Hue's Toeless Control Top Pantyhose is made of sheer nylon/spandex.
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Maureen from New Jersey
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 60s
Posted: October 10, 2012
$9.50
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Fogal Summercool 10 Pantyhose 104
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The Fogal Summercool 10 Pantyhose 104 are so light and transparent that you will feel like you're not wearing any pantyhose. The ultra sheer hose are excellent to wear with open toe shoes on really warm days. Fogal's Summercool 10 Pantyhose is made of nylon and Lycra spandex.
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MariaPia from Palos Park, Il. USA
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 50s
Posted: April 05, 2015
$29.50
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Berkshire French Lace Thigh High Stockings 1363
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Berkshire French Lace Thigh High Stockings feature an inner silicone band at the top to keep your stockings in place. Berkshire French Lace Thigh High Sandalfoot Stockings feature an invisible sandalfoot toe.
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Kimberly from PERRYSVILLE
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 40s
Posted: March 13, 2015
$9.00
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Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights 10687
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The Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights 10687 feature opaque styling with a smooth fit. Wolford's Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights have a knit-in crotch.
$34.95 - $46.00(some colors on sale)
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Assets by Sara Blakely Fabulous Footless 125B
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The Assets by Sara Blakely Fabulous Footless 125B shaping pantyhose comfortably smooth your tummy, thighs and rear. Assets by Sara Blakely's Fabulous Footless 125B hosiery features a patented footless design that provides invisible shaping while allowing you to flaunt your pedicure.
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Ruthie from Springdale, MD USA
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 50s
Posted: March 27, 2015
$9.00
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Assets by Sara Blakely Fabulous Footless High Waist Shaper 268B
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The Assets by Sara Blakely Fabulous Footless High Waist 268B pantyhose whittles your waist and allows you to wear any style shoe. Assets by Sara Blakely's Fabulous Footless High Waist has a soft, non-binding waistband that comfortably stays in place.
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Ga from MD
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 50s
Posted: April 19, 2015
$16.00
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Assets by Sara Blakely Perfect Pantyhose High Waist 269B
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The Assets by Sara Blakely Perfect Pantyhose High Waist 269B combines an ultra-sheer look with comfortable shaping in these high-waist pantyhose that feature dazzling sheer legs and give you a slim silhouette in any outfit. Assets by Sara Blakely's Perfect Pantyhose High Waist eliminates visible panty lines and gives you a smooth silhouette in any outfit.
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Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: Teen
Posted: April 16, 2014
$16.00
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Berkshire Lace Top Stocking 1361
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The Berkshire Lace Top Stocking 1361 will have you sizzling with sheer leg styling designed to be worn with a garter belt. Berkshire's Lace Top Stocking has a lace top detail that is elegant. To complete your sexy look, see Garters.
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SavannahSass from GA
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 30s
Posted: March 13, 2015
$9.00
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SPANX Topless Trouser Socks 010F
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The SPANX Topless Trouser Socks 010F stay up due to a special knitting technique, so no more binding leg band to cause annoying shin dig! SPANX's Topless Trouser Socks feature a new technology that wicks moisture away to keep feet dry and comfy in shoes.
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Marti from OK
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 50s
Posted: October 06, 2014
$15.00
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Berkshire Lace Garter Hose 4909
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The Berkshire Lace Garter Hose 4909 make a sexy, sophisticated statement in sexy stretch lace with a sheer leg. The stretch floral lace waist attaches to "garters," which attach to matching lace-topped sheer hosiery. Berkshire's Lace Garter Hose brings you European elegance with in one elegant hosiery fashion.
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Laura from El Cajon
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 50s
Posted: March 17, 2015
$12.00
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Assets by Sara Blakely Terrific High Waist Tights 182B
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The Assets by Sara Blakely Terrific High Waist Tights 182B shape from just below your bra line through your midriff, tummy, rear, hips and thighs. Assets by Sara Blakely's Terrific High Waist Tights feature durable legs that won't sag, rip or slip.
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Judy from EUGENE, OR. 97402
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 60s
Posted: November 16, 2013
$18.00
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Berkshire Sheer Thigh High 1590B
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The Berkshire Sheer Thigh High 1590B hosiery is wonderful if you'd rather not wear pantyhose, with a Comfort Top upper leg bands, a sheer leg and a virtually invisible toe seam. Berkshire's Sheer Thigh High 1590B is light, airy and breathable for those times when you'd like to skip the pantyhose.
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a from
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 40s
Posted: March 04, 2015
$5.95
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Shirley of Hollywood Lace Top Thigh High 90026
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The Shirley of Hollywood Lace Top Thigh High 90026 will look perfect with a garter belt or corset. Shirley of Hollywood's Lace Top Thigh High is recommended to wear with garters, so the stockings will stay up
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RiverWoman from Tylertown, MS, USA
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 50s
Posted: January 10, 2015
$6.00
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Assets by Sara Blakely Solid Terrific Tights 158B
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The Assets by Sara Blakely Solid Terrific Tights 158B streamline your silhouette from tummy to toes with these full-length shaping tights. Assets by Sara Blakely's Solid Terrific Tights feature a comfort-ribbed, wide waistband that prevents tights from rolling up or down.
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B from Chicago, IL
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 40s
Posted: February 22, 2015
$16.00
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Berkshire Back Seam Thigh High 1325
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The Berkshire Back Seam Thigh High 1325 looks great on your legs and they're so much more comfortable than pantyhose. Berkshire's Back Seam Thigh High is perfectly paired with your skirts and dresses.
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Karalyn from PA
Height: Petite (5'3" and under)      Age: 20s
Posted: April 01, 2015
$9.00
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Hue Scalloped Pointelle Sock U2440
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The Hue Scalloped Pointelle Sock U2440 features a pointelle knit for a soft fit. Hue's Scalloped Pointelle Sock is scalloped at top.
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KAREN from STORNETTA
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 60s
Posted: April 06, 2015
$7.00
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Hue Opaque Sheer to Waist Tights 4689
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Hue Opaque Sheer to Waist Tights
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The Hue Opaque Sheer to Waist Tights 4689 features solid, opaque thickness for a trendy look. Hue's Opaque Sheer to Waist Tights have a knit-in crotch and seamed toes.
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ELAINE from s.e. wisconsin
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 70s
Posted: January 20, 2015
$7.95 - $13.50(some colors on sale)
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Berkshire Ultra Sheer Back Seam Thigh High 1588
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The Berkshire Ultra Sheer Back Seam Stocking 1588 have back seams for classic, chic style. Berkshire's Ultra Sheer Back Seam Stocking needs to be worn with a garter belt to help them stay up.
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Jacquetta from Mississippi/USA
Height: Petite (5'3" and under)      Age: 40s
Posted: March 06, 2015
$7.95
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Assets by Sara Blakely Shaping Seamless Legging 2045
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The Assets by Spanx Shaping Seamless Legging 2045 flattens your tummy and smooths your mid-section with a double layer, deep waistband. Assets by Spanx's Shaping Seamless Legging has a sewn-in crotch gusset for comfortable movement.
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Marcie from MO
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 50s
Posted: March 11, 2015
$28.00 - $30.00
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Berkshire Shimmer Leg Thigh High 1340
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The Berkshire Shimmer Leg Thigh High 1340 looks great on your legs and it's so much more comfortable than pantyhose. Berkshire's Shimmer Leg Thigh High is perfectly paired with your skirts and dresses for fashion cache.
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Danielle from Decatur, Georgia
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 50s
Posted: January 20, 2015
$9.00
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SPANX Tight End High Waist Reversible Tights 2295
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The SPANX Tight End High Waist Reversible Tights 2295 shapes you from below the bra line to the thighs and rear. SPANX's Tight End High Waist Reversible Tights are made of nylon and spandex.
$40.00
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Berkshire Plus Size Silky Sheer Support Pantyhose 4417
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The Berkshire Plus Size Silky Sheer Support Pantyhose 4417 offers a special back panel that gives more ease of movement, and a silky support leg. Berkshire's Plus Size Silky Sheer Support Pantyhose feature a sandalfoot for wearing with your open-toe shoes.
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Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 60s
Posted: March 25, 2015
$8.50
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Hue Relaxed Top Sock 7693
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The Hue Relaxed Top Sock 7693 have relaxed tops for a non-binding fit that's comfortable and casual. Hue's Relaxed Top Socks are perfectly paired with trousers, pants and jeans.
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Zella from New York
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 60s
Posted: April 15, 2015
$7.00
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Hue Jeans Sock 6487
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The Hue Jeans Sock 6487 has raw edge leg bands for a stylish look. Hue's Jeans Sock is made of soft, stretch cotton for comfort.
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Polly from Raleigh
Height: Petite (5'3" and under)      Age: 50s
Posted: December 10, 2014
$7.00
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Hanes Panty Silhouettes High Waist Control Top Hosiery 0B184
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The Hanes Panty Silhouettes High Waist Control Top Hosiery 0B184 is shaping hosiery for a sleek and sexy look from head to toe. The Hanes Panty Silhouettes High Waist Control Top Hosiery 0B184 provides full support for on-the-go legs.
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S from NV
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 40s
Posted: October 20, 2014
$9.50
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SPANX Uptown Tight End Tights Black Out 2072
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The SPANX Uptown Tight End Tights Black Out 2072 features a blackout effect from thighs to toes. SPANX's Uptown Tight End Tights Black Out slims the tummy and thighs.
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Erin from Dallas, TX
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 30s
Posted: December 16, 2013
$42.00
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Assets by Sara Blakely Lucky Leggings 849B
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The Assets by Sara Blakely Lucky Leggings 849B comfortably smooth and firm the tummy, hips, thighs and rear for a slim silhouette. Perfectly paired with your favorite tunics and tops for fashion-forward style. Assets by Sara Blakely's Lucky Leggings have soft, matte opaque yarns that elongate the look of your legs.
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Bobbi from Chicago, IL
Height: Tall (5'9" and over)      Age: 40s
Posted: January 11, 2015
$16.00
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Berkshire Queen Size Sheer Knee High 6451
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The Berkshire Queen Size Sheer Knee High 6451 provide full-figure women with casual hosiery that's sized especially for them, in one size for 10-13. Berkshire's Queen Size Sheer Knee High is made of silky nylon, with a wide, stay-put comfort band.
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Bri-yanna from Temple Hills/Maryland/United States
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: Teen
Posted: April 16, 2013
$2.50
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Dreamgirl Sheer Thigh High With Stay Up Silicone Lace Top 0005
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The Dreamgirl Sheer Thigh High With Stay Up Silicone Lace Top 0005 has a double strip of silicone grippers at interior top for stay-put fit. Dreamgirl's Sheer Thigh High With Stay Up Silicone Lace Top is made of nylon/spandex.
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SPANX In-Power Line Hi-Waisted Body Shaping Sheers 914
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The SPANX In-Power Line Hi-Waisted Body Shaping Sheers 914 features an amped up, SUPER tummy-taming panel with mega compression zones that flattens tummy and minimizes love handles. SPANX's In-Power Line Hi-Waisted Body Shaping Sheers has a comfortable, high waistband that prevents bulges at natural waist and stays in place. This style is the updated version of the SPANX All The Way Up High Waisted Full-Length Pantyhose 131.
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Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: Teen
Posted: April 04, 2013
$32.00
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Berkshire Luxe Opaque Tights with Control Top 4741
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The Berkshire Luxe Opaque Tights with Control Top 4741 are lightweight and breathable, with comfort waistband. Berkshire Luxe Opaque Tights with Control Top are made of nylon/spandex.
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Jacqueline from Dallas
Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 40s
Posted: June 11, 2013
$11.00
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Hue Curvy Fit Jeans Boot Cut Leggings 14559
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The Hue Curvy Fit Jeans Boot Cut Leggings 14559 have the feel of jeans but are lightweight and have soft stretch fabric. Hue's Curvy Fit Jeans Boot Cut Leggings are made of cotton, polyester and spandex.
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Hue The Original Jeans Solid Leggings U13360
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The Hue The Original Jeans Solid Leggings U13360 are perfect to wear with laser-bright colors to rock your casual looks. Hue's The Original Jeans Solid Leggings are made of stretch cotton/polyester/spandex blend.
$24.95 - $40.00(some colors on sale)
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Wolford Neon 40 Tights 18391
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The Wolford Neon 40 Tights 18391 have a tall, scalloped elastic waistband and run-resistant front and back seams. 40 denier is soft and sheer. Wolford Neon 40 Tights are made of silky polyamide (nyon)/elastane.
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Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")      Age: 40s
Posted: July 17, 2014
$46.00
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Hosiery: The word hosiery is really the name given to a class of tight-fitting garments worn on the legs and/or feet. And hosiery, for the most part is of a knit construction. So, socks, pantyhose, fishnet stockings, nylons, leggings, tights and stockings all fall under the category of hosiery. It used to be that hosiery was a kind of secret accessory to be worn without necessarily being seen. However, with the popularity of leggings in the 1990's most hosiery like tights, panty hose and stockings now fit very closely and thus can stand alone as an outer garment to be seen.

Pantyhose or Panty hose:

The term pantyhose was first coined in the United States around 1959 when Glen Raven Mills introduced a seam-free stocking made from circular knitting machines. Before then, women wore nylon stockings. So, the word pantyhose comes from combining the words panties - the American term for women's underpants - with hosiery. No longer did women need to wear garter belts, panties and garters with their stockings. Pantyhose took 3 garments and turned them into one.

Sheer Hosiery:

The sheerness of the knit fabric has a lot to do with the naming of the pantyhose or stocking style in hosiery. The sheerness is measured by the number of denier - the lower the denier, the sheerer the hosiery. Any panty hose below 15 denier, for example, is extremely sheer and delicate. 15 denier is your standard sheer pantyhose thickness. 20 to 30 denier is semi opaqe and frequently referred to as sheer tights. 70 denier makes very opaque tights. Falke pantyhose has a full range of denier weights. Fishnet stockings do not have denier weights.

Pantyhose Styles:

Pantyhose come in a wide range of popular styles. Women wanting a slimmer form will purchase Control Top pantyhose which have a reinforced panty that is like shapewear and holds in your tummy. Sheer to Waist pantyhose are just that - sheer from the waist down to your toes. This panty hose hosiery style is great when you're wearing a very short skirt, side slit gown, lingerie, or open-toe shoes, and do not want any reinforcement line showing. Of course, the downside is that Sheer to Waist pantyhose are fragile and can quickly run if not treated carefully. Support hose are of a heavier denier and really give control to the entire leg. Support pantyhose are very popular with women who stand on their feet all day. The all-leg support hose really keeps legs from becoming tired at the end of the day. Back seam pantyhose have a seam up the back on what is usually a sheer stocking. This is considered very sexy pantyhose. Music leg makes stockings with a back seam. There is also a panty hose with a lacy panty area and or a lacy waistband. Finally, footless pantyhose have been made popular by Spanx. Footless panty hose give you the warmth and support of regular hosiery, but with the foot removed so that you can wear sandals or shoes under pants without looking like you have any hosiery on. Spanx footless pantyhose and Spanx footless body shaping pantyhose are best sellers.

Stockings & Thigh Highs:

First, let's have a quick history lesson on silk stockings and nylon stockings. Though the first use of silk stockings dates back to the 16th century, their mass appeal began in the 1920's. It was believed that silk stockings gave the middle-class woman a sense of royal luxury. And why wouldn't they considering Queen Elizabeth wore them. A curious dichotomy with silk stockings is that they were also considered a very sexual accessory. Made only in the color of flesh, they were combined with short dresses and garter belts to give men a peek at a woman's legs. Wearing silk stockings enhanced a woman's legs by shaping them and deminimizing any skin flaws. Thus silk stockings to this day are considered rather erotic.

Nylon stockings or nylons, as they were soon called, eventually replaced silk stockings in the 1940's. Nylon was an exciting and new fiber to hit the market. Nylon had the look of silk, but was much stronger. So, nylon stockings, or nylons as they became known as, could be made more quickly and distributed to the masses at a more reasonable price. Now remember, we are talking about silk and nylon stockings - not pantyhose. Stockings only cover about two-thirds of a woman's leg, from the feet to mid-thigh. The stockings were then fastened with garters to a garter belt or girdle. Fishnet stockings also made their debut at this time.

So then, what are thigh highs? Thigh highs are stockings that can stay up on their own without the use of garters. Designed with beautiful lace along the top containing a touch of spandex, this hosiery style is both beautiful and functional. In many ways thigh high socks are preferable to pantyhose:
  • Aesthetically, they expose the thigh for a sexy look.
  • Thigh highs don't need to be pulled down when visiting the ladies room.
  • Men find them quite erotic because they don't need to be removed.
  • There is no need for a garter belt or garters.
  • Because they do not contain a crotch, there is better air circulation.
  • Wearing thigh highs makes going to the ladies room much faster.
Tights: Tights are a heavy denier pantyhose style. Any pantyhose with a 40 denier weight or higher is considered to be a pair of tights. Their history is actually quite long, dating back several centuries when tights were worn by men during the Renaissance era. Male fashion back then enjoyed displaying their well turned legs. In fact,King Hnry VIII was know to pad his calf area under his tights to give a more athletic silhouette.

Today, tights are very popular when teamed with a short skirt. Tights come in every imaginable color and pattern. Tights also serve a very useful purpose in keeping the wearers legs warm. And, footless tights known as leggings are another very popular silhouette.

Hosiery Issues:

Anyone who has worn pantyhose or nylons knows about runs. Called laddering in the United Kingdom, almost every woman has ruined a pair of stockings just trying to put them on. Once pantyhose are in place, the fear moves to catching your nylons on a piece or furniture or while getting out of her car. Once a run begins, it can be contained with the use of clear nail polish placed along the top of the run. Of course, once this happens, the pantyhose tend to wind up in the waste basket at the end of the day.

Most hosiery is made with nylon that is not absorbent. Thus perspiration from the feet, around the crotch area, and along the legs can be very uncomfortable and unhealthy. This one issue is the primary reason hosiery sales and pantyhose purchases have decreased over the years. Women wanted to be liberated from the bondage of nylons.

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