Larger sized socks and hosiery can be some of the most difficult to find in stores.
Diabetics and those with thicker ankles and calves frequently need softer or looser cuffed socks, and compression hose that helps with circulation. Specialty socks for outdoor activities, athletics, and as boot liners can also be harder to find off line, and the internet provides a fantastic resource.
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Ashley Stewart carries classic sheer pantyhose, colored and patterned tights, and trouser socks designed for wider calves. Those looking for footless tights can often find heavier leggings that work well here. Size 12 to 26W.
Asos often has a unique, hard-to-find selection of plus-size tights and hosiery with a trendy to ar-to-wear quality.
Avenue carries plus-size tights in a variety of fashion forward colors, patterns and styles in the fall and winter months in their "accessories" category. Often carries socks, and trendier items such as leg warmers for plus calves to coordinate with their shoe collection. Hosiery sizes up to EE and 365 pounds.
Bare Necessities. Large selection of queen size hosiery from labels like Spanx, Givenchy, Ellen Tracy and more. Styles include sheers, control top, footless, fishnet and opaque tights. Also good selection of cotton socks, knee highs, trouser socks, thigh highs and athletic socks.
Catherine's carries opaque tights, shimmer sheer pantyhose, wide calf knee highs and socks in their "intimates" category in sizes up to 7X (400 - 450 lbs).
Champion Woman carries an excellent selection of athletic gear and work out clothes for the active plus woman in sizes up to 3X. Good source for cotton athletic socks.
Eddie Bauer usually has an excellent selection of fun and quality trouser and boot socks in cotton, wool and microfiber, slipper socks, and tights seasonally in the women's accessories department in sizes up to size XXL.
Evans carries fun patterned socks all year, in addition to colored, lace and patterned tights in season. Sizes up to 3X.
Footsmart stocks high quality comfort and orthopedic footwear. Also carries a wide range of specialty items for foot and leg health. Excellent resource for diabetics, office workers who sit for long periods of time, and others with circulation problems. Has things like 100% cotton socks for extra sensitive skin, support hosiery for circulation problems, socks with non binding and extra wide sizing, and more. Hosiery available for wide calves and thighs measured in inches rather than weight.
Hips and Curves known
for its great curvy lingerie, also carries an excellent selection of
fun plus-size hosiery such as thigh high stockings with bows,
fishnet hosiery, lace top sheers, striped stockings, and lace body
stockings. Plus-sizes up to 4X.
Just My Size is a super store of basic plus-size pantyhose. They carry full-figured tights, sheers, control top pantyhose, re-enforced toes, knee highs and wide calf trouser socks. Plus-sizes up to 7X.
Kohl's carries a large variety of socks from athletic to ankle and knee highs in solids and patterns. Some tights in season in sizes up to 1X.
Lane Bryant carries lots of fun socks and a selection of Spanx control top pantyhose, daysheers, patterned, colored and opaque tights for the fuller figure. Footed and footless styles frequently available. Look under the "accessories" tab for hosiery. Plus-size 14 to 28W.
Modcloth is an indie designer site with small production runs, so if you see something you like available in your size scoop it up when you can. One of the most unique sock collections on the net. Choose from fun art-to-wear patterns, Christmas socks, pop art and cute animal motifs, and more. Short crew socks, boot liners, and trouser socks, plus fun styles including socks with toes. Unusual patterned tights in plus-sizes have been known to turn up here in sizes up to size 4X.
Old Pueblo Traders carries a small collection of socks and hosiery that often includes hard-to-find items such as 100% cotton socks and wide-calf socks.
One Hanes Place carries and excellent selection of plus-size tights, sheer pantyhose and knee highs in sizes up to 7X.
QVC often has unusual hosiery, such as cashmere and patterned socks.
Shoe Buy supplements its extensive shoe inventory with an in depth sock selection that includes specialty socks for athletes, those with circulation issues, high quality fabric contents and supportive design, and a staggering number of colorful and trendy patterns.
Sierra Trading Post save 30-70% on famous name brand, high quality socks in wool, cotton, coolmax, silk and more for winter and outdoor sports for both men and women.
Spanx is one of the best-known shapewear labels, and their figure enhancing control top hose, both footed and footless, is popular with models and celebrities on the red carpet, alike. Sizes available to fit up to 325 pounds.
Target carries a wide assortment of socks in novelty prints, patterns, and solid crew socks and athletic socks. Tights and pantyhose are also available in season, some with built in shaping. Sizes up to 2X.
Torrid regularly carries a variety of hard-to-find hosiery in plus-sizes. They frequently have fishnets, patterned tights, thigh highs, lace tights, striped tights, and novelty styles like skull motif tights. Footless leggings in solid colors and patterns are regularly stocked and can include lace, sweater knits, and premium fabrics. Size XL to 5X.
Winter Silks carries a
hard-to-find collection of silk and silk-blend socks and boot liners
for both men and women.
Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our
extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships.
In recent years trendy plus-size tights in bright colors, patterns and fishnets have been easier to find on-line, while lingerie stores are beginning to regularly carry plus-size thigh highs and stockings, particularly popular with brides. Classic sheer pantyhose for working and career women comes in both plus and super sizes at select retailers. Full-figured women with pear or hourglass figure types often require larger than Queen Size pantyhose and tights.
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