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How to choose your tights in 2023?

Various designs and styles of tights

When it comes to choosing the right tights for your body and your needs, there are a few important factors to consider. In this article, we detail them so that you can have all the keys in hand when choosing your next tights.

Choosing your tights according to the fabric

The fabric of the tights is an important factor as it affects comfort and durability. Look for quality materials, such as cotton or nylon, that can withstand multiple uses and offer maximum breathability.

Beyond the choice of fabric, there is also the thickness of the fabric and its elasticity. These last two criteria should be taken into account because they considerably influence the life of your tights. Some brands can be kept for several years, while some tights tear as soon as the first season.

Tights and stockings are an essential asset to refine your style
Tights and stockings are an essential asset to refine your style

The size of the tights is important

Be sure to buy tights that are sized to fit your body to avoid discomfort caused by tension or puckering. If you’re not sure which size is best for you, here’s a little explanation.

The sizes of tights go from 1 to 6 and are declined like this:

  • Size 1 is for the slimmest of figures. It is for women with a slim waist.
  • Sizes 2 and 3 are intended for women of average build or size M; but even if the comparison with other clothing sizes is relevant, the nomenclature of tights places great importance on the legs: thickness and length.
  • Finally, sizes 4 to 6 correspond to the larger sizes. So, if you consider yourself curvy or plump, go for this type of tights.

Styles and colors

You can also consider the style of tights you are looking for. Opaque, transparent or fishnet tights all offer different looks and coverage. For example, Vivienne Westwood‘s tights are always decorated with very visible patterns. It’s up to you to decide what works best for you. We love having several very different pairs of tights in our wardrobe.

Tights come in a wide range of colors, so you can choose something that complements your outfit or adds an interesting touch to your look. Do not hesitate to choose your tights according to your colorimetry.

These tights dress up and enhance the legs
These tights dress up and enhance the legs

The price

When choosing tights, it is important to consider both quality and price. Nevertheless, don’t be tempted to buy a cheaper product if it doesn’t last as long or is made from inferior materials.

Be sure to read customer reviews before making a purchase.

On the other hand, there are also some mentions that should give you pause. For example, France, Italy, Spain, the United States, Japan or South Korea are known for the quality of their tights.

The Ecostylia team recommends eco-friendly tights that are produced with respect for human rights. In addition, some questionable products could irreversibly damage your skin. By taking these factors into account when buying tights, you are sure to find the perfect pair for your needs!

A nice pair of stockings enhances your underwear
A nice pair of stockings enhances your underwear