The best brands for legwear

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I wrote about nylons, the most glamorous seamed hosiery, the latest tight trends, and how to take care of your hoses, but I somehow never managed to publish a blogpost about my favourite brands for hosiery. This is definitely something I want to change with this blogpost, as I wear a lot of stockings and tights from many different brands. I’m also going to update this blogpost whenever I find a new great hosiery brand, so you can always come back to discover the best brands for nylons, stockings, and tights with me.

PS: If you are not that familiar with the hosiery specific vocabulary, I highly recommend my stockings ABC, where I explain a lot of different stocking specific terms.

The best Brands for Stockings: Secrets in Lace

Secrets in Lace is definitely my number one when it comes to authentic vintage inspired fully fashioned stockings. This brand still produces on the original machines from the 1940s and 50s. Furthermore, Secrets in Lace offers a wide range of different heels, designs, and colours. Beside fully fashioned stockings with real seams, you will also find thigh highs, and tights in their online shop. You can shop the lingerie from this brand here, if you are from Europe, or here, if you are from anywhere else in the world.

The best Brands for Stockings & Tights: What Katie Did

Die besten Strumpf-Marken: RetroCat mit Nahtstrümpfen von What Katie Did

Just as Secrets in Lace, What Katie Did offers original fully fashioned stockings. However, they are mainly known for their colourful stockings*, available in many different shades. Those kinds of stockings usually don’t have a real seam; they still look great, though. If you prefer tights, but still want to wear “seams”, What Katie Did is your brand of choice, as they also offer a wide range of seamed tights. You can shop their hosiery at their own online shop, of course. Though, they are also available via TopVintage*, or Amazon*, for example.


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The best Brands for Stockings & Tights: Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur offers a rather small but very beautiful range of seductive stockings and thigh highs with cheeky details. These might be some naughty words in shape of a seam, or a snake that goes up the leg – so the perfect stockings for special occasion like a visit at a varieté theatre or something like this. You will find Agent Provocateur stockings at their own online shop* and stores.


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The best Brands for Tights: Wolford

Wolford offers some amazing and very pretty high-quality hosiery. I personally especially like their tights with lovely details, no matter if sheer ones or opaque ones. You will find Wolford hosiery at their online shop* and boutiques, but also at Amazon*, for example.


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The best Brands for Tights: Calzedonia

Calzedonia has such a wide range of beautiful tights at affordable prices. I personally can totally recommend their thermal tights for cold winter days, as those will definitely keep your legs warm, even when temperatures are very low. I also like their more fancy designs like the cat overknees or sparkly fishnet tights. Calzedonia has an own online shop as well as local stores. Furthermore, you will find their tights at Amazon*, for example.


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The best Brands for Tights: Chantal Thomass

Chantal Thomass is my favourite brand when it comes to fancy but warm tights. The designs are always very extraordinary and have some lovely details. Chantal Thomass is available at La Redoute* in France or Chantelle Lingerie* in the US, for example.


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The best Brands for Tights: Oroblu

Die besten Strumpfhosen-Marken: RetroCat mit einer glitzernden Strumpfhose von Oroblu

Oroblu is an Italian lingerie brand that offers some really lovely hosiery. I especially like their sheer designs with pretty (sparkly) details. Oroblu is available at Amazon*, or UK Tights* for example.


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Do you know more great brands for stockings, tights, and real nylons? Please feel free to share them with me and my readers by leaving a comment! I’m always thankful for some great recommendations. 😉


This might be also interesting for you:

Nylons, Stockings, Seams, and more - the Hosiery ABC: Everything you should know about Hosiery
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10 elegant Stockings for an authentic Vintage Outfit
5 Tips on how to wear seamed Stockings in Spring and Summer
Perfect Fit, descreet, and reliable: 3 Garter Belts for every Occasion
How to take Care of your delicate Nylon Stockings
10 Tips on how to feel more comfortabel in (seamed) Nylon Stockings
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5 thoughts on “The best Brands for Nylons, Stockings, Tights & Thigh Highs

  1. Liebe Sandra,
    das ist eine tolle Übersicht. Ich selbst möchte noch die Marken Trasparenze, mit vielen schönen Mustern und Cecilia de Rafael beisteuern. Letztere hat die wunderbar glänzenden Eterno Super Lucido.
    LG

  2. Liebe Sandra,
    das ist eine tolle Übersicht. Ich selbst möchte noch die Marken Trasparenze, mit vielen schönen Mustern und Cecilia de Rafael beisteuern. Letztere hat die wunderbar glänzenden Eterno Super Lucido.
    LG

  3. I must try Secrets in Lace more often and Chantal Thomas, which i a new brand on me. Thanks for that tip. I adore Wolford or course, but I tend to favour Falke just a touch more – the quality is still good, the prices lower and they seem to fit just that bit better on me, but that’s a really marginal thing and something about my shape. I haven’t tried Orbulu in a while, so that’s one to go back to now. Thanks for another great post. Kx

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