Welcome to this weeks summary of lingerie chat! The topic of this week’s lingerie chat was all about hosiery! This post is a summary of everything we chatted about:
Q1. When wearing hosiery what denier do you choose (denier refers to the thickness and weave–10 is amazingly fine, 15 and 20 are v common and 100 is like a pair of leggings)?
@stephintoronto, @JanesVanity, and @LingerieDiva agreed that the outfit and the season often dictated the choice, with @LingerieDiva adding, “Special occasions always get something lighter and more sheer.”
@PlumsLingerie said, “I am a fan of the 15 denier, not really a fan of thick black opaque but am rather taken by colours.”
@piperewan said, “Tights mostly with otk socks over them held up by my garters. I’m too practical.”
@premierjourpj said, “Generally between 10-20 denier. Still sheer, but stronger than super fine.”
Q2. As Halloween is fast approaching what’s your view on novelty pantyhose/tights?
@alicudby said, “I’m generally not big on holiday themed clothing, in general. BUT something like a spider webbed tight I might do.”
@stephintoronto said, “Not a fan of ‘novelty hoseiry.’ The fact that I think fish nets r gr8 all the time might be considered ‘novelty’… I adore fishnets…they tend to be less delicate than other leg wear! Works best for klutzy me! ” @piperewan, @alicudby, and @premierjourpj agreed to a love of fishnets
@LingerieDiva said, “I think the novelty tights/hose for Halloween are fun! Good if you want to get into the spirit without fully dressing up…”
@alicudby said, “…a little nod rather than screaming hey I’m being fun!”
@PlumsLingerie said, “I’m traditional (boring) love to see the bright colours on other people. Wore red and felt like an elf.”
@lingerie_addict said, “Hosiery’s a great way to incorporate colors, trends, and even a bit of eroticism into your everyday wardrobe… I am terribly jealous of Europe’s selection. US brands are so dull in comparison.” and noted, “Hosiery’s also a great way to experiment with high end/luxury brands. Legwear tends to be less expensive than the lingerie.” @PlumsLingerie agreed that they, “may you feel fabulous and slightly saucy.” @stephintoronto and @swimwearlingeri agreed hosiery was a fun way to change up the wardrobe, too.
Everyone seems to agree that hosiery was a great way to be a bit bolder with their wardrobe choices and being a bit daring with colours and pattern could be fun.
Q3. How many wears does your hosiery last?
@lingerie_addict said, “My high end stuff lasts longer than my more budget friendly stuff. Wolfords last *forever.*” @stephintoronto agreed
@swimwear lingerie said, “I’m lucky to get 2 wears — sigh.”
@piperewan cited the problem of running hosiery with zippered boots which @Lingerie_addict thought could be solved with wearing socks over them and added, “There’s nothing worse than tearing a pair of expensive, limited edition stockings the first time you try them on…” @piperewan and @alicudby commiserated.
@stephintoronto suggested wearing gloves when putting on delicate hosiery to avoid catching on nails.
@premierjourpj suggested adding clear nail polish to a run to stop it from spreading
Q4. What about colour? I am a little afraid of brights How about you?
@alicudby said, “Just say no to neon fishnets.” @lingerie_addict disagreed, “I own and wear neon fishnets. They look great over opaque black tights or contrasting colors.” @ @LingerieDiva applauded the creativity of that while PlumsLingerie asked, “What do you wear them with? Black or a contrasting colour?”
@piperewan said, “ I am wearing bright valentine pink tights right now!”
@LingerieDiva said, “Not a big fan of colored tights, at least not bright colors. Just seems to scream “look at me” too much!”
@PlumsLingerie said, “We Love Colors is a good resource for brights”
@swimwearlingeri said, “Coloured tights= I tend to be quite shy of colour too, I prefer to experiment with texture and design?”
Favorite places to get great tights and favorite brands were also discussed:
@PlumsLingerie said, “Topshop and accessorize in the UK are great places to get fashion tights… like the neutral tone lace.”
@Lingerie addict said, “I buy most of my hosiery from MyTights. Amazing selection & lots of brands you can’t find stateside. Cervin, Gerbe, and Falke are my fave luxury hosiery brands.”
@lingerie_addict summed it up best with, “Hosiery? I love it. All kinds. The end.”
Please remember that #lingeriechat is only as good as those who join us, so if you enjoyed it please tweet about it. I try to get as much in the summary as possible but if you think we have missed something, please let us know and we’ll be happy to make amends.
Next week’s chat will be will guest hosted by @MagnifiqueBras. The next #lingeriechat is at 3pm EST/ 8pm GMT on October 25. If you have any questions you want asked, you can either add them to the comments under this post or message me @PlumsLingerie on Twitter.