When buying the perfect stockings there are several things to keep in mind. Here are some tips!
This is very important. If you buy tights that are too small, you'll run a great risk for ladders. The elasticity of the fabric is strained in such a way that it will 'run' at only the slightest touch. If you buy tights that are too big, they'll hang loose. And you don't want that either!
Right denier thickness
The thickness of your tights can make or break your outfit! Our rule of thumb? The more flesh is exposed at the top, the less denier your tights should be. So if you're wearing a sexy strapless dress, you should wear thin tights. Are you wearing a winter sweater on a skirt, or a woollen dress? 'Thicker' tights are perfect with that.
Which type of tights you'll be wearing depends on the occasion you'll wear it to. If it's work, you generally go for standard tights, but if you're going to a fun party or have an exciting date, you can go all out and wear hold-ups or suspender stockings. It's best to consider beforehand for which outfit you're looking for complementing stockings.
1. Outfit as starting point
It's very important that your tights match the colour of your outfit. This isn't always easy. You can decide on a colour equal to your outfit, or go for a contrasting colour. Our recommendation? If you're wearing a dark outfit, dark tights provide the best results. If your clothes are in light colours, light or nude tights are a good match.
2. Shoes as starting point
When looking for the right colour stockings, you can also use your shoes as basis. For dark shoes you get dark tights and for light shoes, light tights. If your shoes are in a particularly expressive colour, you can match it to your tights. Please note, though: the 'fashion rule' is that your shoes can never be lighter than your tights! So if you're wearing red shoes, you can go for red or nude tights. If you're wearing dark tights with red shoes, you're completely off the mark!
As we mentioned before, tights with integrated Lycra are more comfortable and are nice and glossy. The same goes for elastane. Better quality often prevents tights from giving off fluff or becoming itchy. In addition, they often last longer and look better for a longer period of time, even after multiple washes.
Buying the perfect tights
With all the above information you should be able to buy the perfect tights. Need inspiration? Check out or extensive collection of tights and discover all the different colours, materials and designs. Who knows, your perfect tights might be among them!