Pantyhose 101: 10 Of The Sexiest Pantyhoses & Stockings For You
They've been around forever coming back in and out of style.👗
But they are never going away and you can often see celebrities even wearing pantyhose as a testament to this idea.💋
In this guide we'll take a look of practical as well as aesthetic reasons for wearing pantyhose, hosiery, nylons, thigh highs, leggings, stockings…
You'll find here the best pantyhose brands and pantyhose whether you're looking for kinky underwear for sexy evening…
- Or it's a fashion thing…
- Or it's a purely practical reason..
- Or it can be all of the reasons above…!
Here's how the guide is organised:
- Why Should You Wear Pantyhose & How Do You Pick The Best Type for You?
- What Are The Most Durable & Sexy Pantyhoses Out There?
- What Other Women Think About Wearing Pantyhose?
Let's jump in?:
Why Should You Wear Pantyhose & How Do You Pick The Best Type for You?
First, what defines as a pantyhose?
According to Wikipedia:
“Pantyhose, called sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer’s body from the waist to the toes.
Mostly considered to be a garment for women and girls, pantyhose first appeared on store shelves in 1959 (Allen Gant’s product, ‘Panti-Legs’) as a convenient alternative to stockings and/or control panties (which, in turn, replaced girdles).”
They are usually made of nylon, which is the reasons why some people call them — nylons.
Picking aside aesthetics and fashion… what are the reasons you might have wearing one?
There are tons of pantyhose styles: sexy, seamless, ebony, nude, tan, black, white, crotchless…
But here are some of the reasons:
- warmth — it's cold out there and you want extra layer of protection
- maybe you didn't shave your legs and use pantyhose to hide that fact (or you simply have dark hair pores)
- maybe you were clumsy and you want to hide scrapes or bruises?
- maybe you want to look more professional in business environment — pantyhose is the equivalent of men wearing a tie.
- maybe you don't like the colour of your legs and you want to make them look different
- maybe you have blemishes, cellulite or varicose veins on your legs, that you want to hide?
- you tanned your arms & legs, but your legs are pale and you want to hide it?
- it adds extra layer of protection when you're wearing a dress and could get exposed if wind blows, in moving elevator or on the stairs.
- heels, cocktail dress and pantyhose just look great together.
Watch this video to learn more about picking tights, hosiers or pantyhose:
The downside to wearing pantyhose?
Well, if it's hot out there, you'll get sweaty feet and butt.
But yeah, there are a lot of pros with the biggest one:
Legs look flawless with the right pantyhose. It also draws more attention to the leg shapes.
What Are The Most Durable & Sexy Pantyhoses Out There?
No Nonsense Pantyhose Tights ($5.73 — $13.18)
What's the best thing about No Nonsense brand pantyhose is that they are a very high quality product — they are durable!
The biggest problem with most nylons is that they tear when you'll try to pull them up.
This black pantyhose will last (it's washable), will feel comfortable and not gonna slip down.
The only warning is to order a little bigger size than your right size.
There also great plus size pantyhose models if you're little more curvy.
Capezio Nude Sheer Pantyhose For Dancers ($12.95-$39.49)
If you're looking for high quality skin-color natural pantyhose this is a high quality option.
There is a cutout at the ball of the food to prevent sweaty feet or will be great for you if you're dancing barefoot..
The self-knit, elastic free waistband will hold this pantyhose nicely in place.
Just order a size above what you expect since these thighs come little small.
It's available in 18 shades of colors. Since it's made for dancers you can be sure that it's durable, even if you use it outside the dance floor.
Wolford Seamless Pantyhose ($44.99)
This is a luxury, silky smooth pantyhose that will eliminate all the lines for a completely seamless look.
They are pricey, but you'll notice the difference — they feel and look great.
Because there is double-wrapped elastane the pantyhose will stretch and look spotless even for plus size pantyhose wearers.
While wearing they will look basically invisible (the natural skin color pantyhose) and the stretchy material will make legs actually look amazing.
If you want to look like million bucks — you gotta check these out.
Shaping Seamless Tan Pantyhose ($5.53 — $20.65)
If you're looking for a pantyhose to make your skin more tanned while making your legs and butt shaped in the flattering way…
This no no nonsense pantyhose will be #1 choice.
It comes in 6 different colors and the sizes will fit even plus size women.
Some people use these as a cheaper alternative to Spanx.
Great fit and quality. Just read the reviews.
Sofsy Crotchless Pantyhose ($19.99)
The ultimate sexiness.
No need for a garter belt.
No need for a guy to tear the pantyhose…
This model comes in four colors: nude, red, black, white.
Since the pantyhose is quite high, you can easily wear it in public too and nobody will notice.
A great alternative to thigh highs — they are comfortable, nicely made and delicate.
Fit is true to the size, but you definitely need to be careful in case it snags on anything.
Kffyeye Shiny Pantyhose ($13.90)
If you're looking for something shiny more classy you might like this pantyhose.
It's super stretchy one size fits all pantyhose — 85% nylon, 15% spandex fabric.
They are thick and shiny, and if you have been wearing anything like Spanx, then this pantyhose will have similar tightening effect.
It will shape your legs and butt well.
Seamless Sexy & Sheer Pantyhose ($14.99)
This is an amazing Italian quality pantyhose that comes in 29 different colors (yes, really).
While brighter color pantyhose will be shiny, but the black and white nylons look really elegant and discrete.
The material is good quality and will hold well — natural, black and white color pantyhose does look like in the pictures.
The sizing is just as described, so follow the chart.
If you're looking for white, elegant thigh highs these come the most recommended.
Just look at that fishnet. Will go great with high heels and elegant dress — a celebrity type of pantyhose! :)
They come in 6 colors and the fit is flattering.
You can wash these and wear again — super sexy model.
These are sexy, yet elegant stockings that will go great for a kinky evening.
Mix it with a garter belt and sexy lingerie and you'll impress the guy.
These stockings are washable and durable.
Plus, the rubber in the lace top will not let them slip off your legs.
They come in black and white colors.
Sexy Crotchless Pantyhose 4-pairs ($14.99)
Finally, let's close it up with some beautiful texture pantyhoses, which serve as kinky garter-less stockings at the same time.
There are over 500 positive customer reviews as a testament that they are durable..!
Also I'm pretty sure you won't find anything this cheap. When you need to buy quality stockings and garter belt, it comes quite pricey together.
The one size fits all — indeed fits very well for many ladies.
Pantyhose For Men ($9.99)
Okay, and then there are some men who just like wearing pantyhose whether for practical reasons — to protect against cold, dancing or simply that's their fashion.
That's why I included this one model specifically made for men.
There are two colors available: black and nude.
These will fit well, just check the chart.
Too bad there is no fly hole for peeing, but oh well…! 😉
What Other Women Think About Wearing Pantyhose?
“I hate wearing heels barefoot.”
I think I’m part of a very small minority of young women who still wear pantyhose casually.
I know they’re seen as really old-fashioned and formal, but I honestly can’t imagine wearing a dress or skirt-based outfit without them.
There are several reasons for this:
- Relative warmth during the autumn and winter. Not that they make a big difference, but they are at least marginally better than a completely bare leg.
- The hair follicles on my legs are quite dark, even after shaving. I like being able to cover them up.
- I hate going barefoot in high heels. It feels all sticky and clammy.
- Ultimately, I just like how they look, especially in beige hues like nude, tan or grey. I think they exude class and elegance.”
“I’m brown so I use the tan pantyhose with a sheen in winter sometimes. “
“People just think my legs naturally look that good.
Every now and then a lady may notice they’re tights and ask out of curiosity.
For the most part no one notices.
I personally think they’re too classic and part of basic wear to go out of style.
Also no one has a right to judge someone’s method of layering in winter.
It’s too cold to not be practical yet stylish.”
“I think in this day and age, pantyhose comes down to preference, really. “
“I personally think they’re for the more seasoned and I don’t prefer to wear them.
However in certain social settings they’re completely appropriate.
I do however, absolutely LOVE the feel and effect of a 20 denier pantyhose when the look calls for it.
I’ve done all hues and find a buff or black get the job done for me.”
“I am a male, 40s, so take it with a grain of salt given I grew up with almost all women wearing pantyhose and stockings (and probably have a bit of a fetish as well). “
“However, I find sheer pantyhose on a woman, especially in a dress/skirt, heels, etc. can turn a woman I might normally walk past without noticing into the most attractive woman in the room.
I don’t know what it is about a woman who likes to “dress like a woman” (I know that’s not politically correct, but I’m old and don’t care), but as it becomes more and more rare, they become more and more attractive to me.
As for the sheer part of the pantyhose, everything from the way they make legs, ankles, and toe cleavage look (the things we find sexy as humans), and the idea that they are essentially see-through soft, very personal clothing ,is highly sexual to me as well.
In my experience, most women wear panties under their pantyhose (which I’ve never understood except at certain times), but my favorite is sheer to waist with nothing on underneath.
Just the thought a woman is dressed like that is is fantastic.
It’s true, pantyhose and stockings are not currently chosen by many women these days.
To some women, it is the equivalent of what wearing ties are to men.
The difference, however, is there are huge amounts of men with feet, legs, and/or nylon interests; and, to my knowledge very few, if any, women, who get truly turned on by a tie (though I know many women also like it when men dress up).
Long answer, but the short answer — wear what you like.
You won’t look like an old woman, and will probably turn more guys heads than normal.
That will be both because of your own-self confidence and the fact you are sending a message that you care what you look like.
To conclude: There’s almost nothing better than a confident woman in tan/nude sheer nylons.”
“I wear nude pantyhose with fancy dresses.”
- a) as shapewear that doesn’t clash
- b) as a skin-tone evener. I have freckles, bruises, and ultra visible hair pores (what to call them? But because i’m really pale, even when i’m clean shaven it’s really obvious where my hair follicles would grow).
Because i usually wear pants, my legs are significantly paler than my arms and shoulders, and a mid-range “nude” pair of pantyhose tends to even out the color in that way too.”
“Compression tights are a necessity for air travel for me. “
“Fleece tights are nice for the winter.
Thick nylon ones are good in the spring and fall when the air is slightly chilled and wearing black will warm me in the sun, I’ve also worn these as an added bit of sun protection when I knew I’d be outside all day.
The waistband can help with portion control when I’m eating.
It covers my ass when I bike in skirts.
Control top tights also double as a handy pocket for small things if my outfit is lacking pockets, just tuck it in the waistband.”
Bringing It Together
While it does come to preferences, but truth is there are tons of great reasons for using pantyhose.
I hope after reading this guide you got excited about wearing them again and you already found one you wanna try.
Know that I included only best of the best so your experience will be great no matter which one you pick.
Go as kinky or as conservative as your like.
There are so many options out there.