Hosiery Buyer's Guide

We love beautiful hosiery and truly believe this is one of the most enjoyable things you can buy and receive as a gift.

Choice of pantyhose, tights, and stockings is huge these days, but we hope that our guide may make a choice a little easier. When you buy, you may want to pay attention to the following parameters:

Below are some common concerns of our clients before purchasing the theme.
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Size & Care Guide


Each brand of women's pantyhose or tights has its sizing that may vary from other brands. Each product has a size guide to ensure you get the correct size pantyhose or tights. To find the right size, please use your height and weight measurements. For most size charts, you must draw imaginary lines from your weight and height points and cross them on the grid. If your cross point is right between two size areas or very close to the border, we recommend choosing the larger size.


The length of the foot and crotch height will be needed when buying stockings. It’s quite important to get the size right. If you choose stockings too small, it could be that:
a) the stocking is too stretched, which may cause the lace collars to snap,
b) stockings quickly rip around the toes,
c) it will not look elegant and will be very uncomfortable.
If you choose stockings too big, they may wrinkle.


Isn’t it annoying when your nail pulls a thread in your favorite pair of stockings or tights - ripping a run or a hole that cannot be repaired? Even more annoying is when you find out that your favorite style is no longer commercially available. You can take steps to take better care of your nylons so that you can elongate their lifespan and get better use out of them.

Sharp Objects: Try to keep sharp edges out of contact from tights (e.g. chipped nails, rings, jewellery etc).

Hosiery Gloves: We recommend wearing hosiery gloves when putting on your hosiery. Gather each leg at the ankle; smooth over the foot and gently up the leg. Don't pull or jerk. Hands should work from front to back of your leg, pulling each leg equally to stretch yarns simultaneously and ensuring a smooth appearance. Hosiery should be taken off equally gently.

Strength: Certain areas are particularly prone to accidents when putting on and wearing. These areas are frequently strengthened to extend the life of products, for example, reinforced toes and brief.

Moisturiser: Using a moisturizer on both your hands and feet can stop your hosiery snagging on rough skin.

Washing Hosiery: The best way to wash your hosiery, if you are shooting for optimal hosiery care, is to wash by hand. If you do not want to wash them by hand, then the best thing for you is to wash them in a cool cycle in the machine using a wash bag designed specifically for hosiery. Make sure that you dry them without the use of indirect heat, and you should never iron them to keep them in good shape.

It might be helpful to answer the following questions:

• the bedroom

• weekend away-to be worn during the day

• the evening party / function

• a special occasion (i.e.wedding)

• rich pattern

• subtle pattern

• lace

• with seam

• classic

• support tights, compression pantyhose and support stockings

• fishnet tights, fishnet bodystockings

• lace tights, lace thigh highs

• seamed pantyhose, seamed stockings, seamed thigh highs

• opaque tights, color tights

• sheer tights, shiny tights

• designer tights

• strip-panty tights, suspender tights

• work tights, office pantyhose

Choosing the color of stockings, pantyhose, or tights is not always straightforward because there are many color choices. Knowing what to match with your skin tone or your clothing can help you a lot in choosing the color. There are more than just neutral colors, such as skin-toned and black, however; there are fun colors as well, and those have their own special "rules."

Garter stockings and hold ups stockings are perfect for intimate moments and romantic occasions.

Choosing the size is significant, But not difficult. Size charts are available on each product page click on [ Size chart ].

All about pantyhose/tights/stockings questions:

Whether you're tying the knot, you're a bridesmaid or you're a proud member of the family, we've got your hosiery sorted out for the big day. Often with bridal wear, it's tradition to wear white stockings or thigh-high, although pantyhose are perfect too. In our bridal range at Spike Angel, we have provided you with traditional, innovative, and sexy designs, and we even the garters to go with our stunning hosiery.

The brief is the section of the pantyhose that starts at the waist or hip and finishes at the top of the thigh. However, there are various types of briefs, and each has its qualities.

These items are consistent from the toes to the top of the pantyhose/tights. Be it sheer or opaque; the effect is still known as sheer to the waist.

The denier of the leg and brief are different. The brief is thicker around the top of the waist to the thigh, which provides extra reinforcement. This area is noticeably darker.

, Unlike the boxer brief, the v-line brief is reinforced around the pelvic area in a triangular shape. This provides a more natural and feminine shape than a standard boxer brief.

both come in a wide range of fabrics, typically in combination with Spandex and nylon. They offer a gentle and graduated compression level to provide a better fit, a slimmer silhouette, and strength in all of the highest stress areas. These are sturdier, reinforced types of pantyhose/tights that can meet various purposes depending on your individual need.

Matte tights are, as you would expect, completely matt with no shine whatsoever! Matte tights are both understated and flattering, plus they won’t draw too much attention to your legs as they give a completely flat look to your leg. Matte opaques are a particular favorite at Spike Angel and the press.

Hosiery with a Slight sheen has just a hint of shine rather than being completely matt. The slight sheen will give a softer outline to your legs as they do not give such a flat appearance as matt tights. Suitable for every day and elegant for the evening, particularly in sheer styles.

Shiny hosiery has an obvious shine to it and very much catches the light. Shiny hosiery also feels smooth and silky on your legs. Great for special occasions, but can also be worn every day. Shiny hosiery will draw even more attention to your legs as the light reflects off the hosiery, defining the shape of your legs. Shiny tights aren't great if you want to go for the "bare leg look" or don't want to draw too much attention to your legs!

Very shiny is how we describe products such as Wet Look and other hosiery that is very glossy. Similar to shiny hosiery items but even glossier! Very shiny tights will reflect the light, drawing attention to your legs. Very shiny hosiery will also highlight your legs and make them stand out.

Materials of pantyhose/tights/stockings questions:

Microfiber is a type of nylon yarn that is made from the many fine filaments or fibers that are packed together into one yarn. The yarn becomes very flexible, durable, resists wrinkling, and has a rich body. The tiny filaments or fibers can slide back and forth and maneuver around within the yarns in a fabric allowing the fabric to flow and stretch freely, yet still possess body. Fabrics made with microfibers are exceptionally soft and hold their shape well.

Elastane is a term for a man-made stretch fiber, better known under the trade name Lycra (DuPont's trademark) Elastane fibers can be stretched from four to seven times their length, reverting to their original length.

Certain materials have not only revolutionized the clothing market but are also timeless and eternally fashionable. Among them is undoubtedly Lycra. Flexible, strong, and durable, it is a lightweight synthetic material. It was first produced in the early 1950s in DuPont laboratories. Currently, the most popular clothing items are lycra tights. Which of the ladies has not worn them at least once? It is a great alternative for any special occasion. Discover our rich assortment!

Fishnet is a material with an open, diamond-shaped knit; an open knit resembles a fish net. Diamond-shaped holes can be extra small, medium, and large. It also comes in fishnet woven patterns; when Fishnet pattern is woven on a regular knitted pantyhose to create an interesting look.

hosiery with a flat seam is more comfortable to wear as it doesn't leave seam marks on the body. A special technique is used to achieve flat seams, so Garments with flat seams are considered higher quality products.

usually a diamond-shaped or triangular insert panel in a seam between legs' pieces of the pantyhose, which increases the durability, level of comfort and hygiene.

Hosiery that was specially woven with different levels of compression on ankles, knees, and thighs. The compression gradually reduces from ankles to thighs to ensure proper blood circulation, reduces swelling of ankles, varicose veins, and fatigues in your legs after prolonged standing.

Symbol for a millimeter of Mercury - Unit of pressure, used in medicine for measuring blood; pressure is defined as the pressure exerted by a column of mercury one millimeter high under gravity. Also used in Graduated Compression hosiery to determine the amount of pressure the hose exerts on the circumference of the leg.

Thickness of pantyhose/tights/stockings questions:

Technically, denier relates to the weight (i.e., the thickness) of yarn, which hosiery is made of (1 den means that 9000 m of yarn weighs 1 gram). The lower the denier, the more transparent look and the more delicate pantyhose. Some products, however, may give the impression that they are more transparent than implied by their den - this is good news because it means that the product is more robust than it looks!

Ultra thin hosiery are perfect to achieve the effect of bare legs. Available in a wide variety of den and shades. Most of the ultra-thin pantyhose and stockings not reinforced toe area, which are suitable to be worn with open-toed shoes.

Sheer pantyhose and stockings are needed in every woman’s drawer. Designs are available in various colors, thicknesses, and finishes. Because they have a little bit higher denier are more practical for everyday use. We offer some beautiful pantyhose and stockings in 20 den in exquisite style.

The hosiery is stronger and more durable than the lower den. The leg will be more covered. They are strong and will last longer than sheers, yet your legs remain pretty visible. This hosiery is designed to give excellent coverage and can be purchased in various colors. Trendy and wearable, we thought you might like to look at our collection of semi-opaque products

These tights and stockings give legs complete coverage. Thicker than sheers, and so they are more durable. In the past, sheer was the way to go, but in modern fashion trends, it is becoming increasingly popular for opaques to be worn, especially because they can create such drastic improvements on the look. If you want to bring more attention to your legs, then using opaque nylons will help. If you want to create an even more dramatic look, use tights, which are heavier in thickness than opaque tights.

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