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Elegant Plus Shopping Guide & Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Tights, Stockings & Hosiery

Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus.  Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page.  All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link.  All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.

 

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Last Update: November 21, 2015
 

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Everyday Plus-Size Hosiery, Tights & Stockings
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Plus-size hosiery has become more important in recent years as trends have moved towards colorful and patterned tights, in addition to classic sheer pantyhose appropriate for work or special occasions.  Some comes with built-in shapewear which is also popular with many who like a body smoothing look under formalwear and figure conscious skirts and dresses.  Along with items such as winter accessories, jewelry, and trendy leggings, socks and tights are also popular stocking stuffers during the Christmas holiday gift giving season.
 

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Lace Top Thigh Highs
Size to 1X - 2X

Thermaskin Layering Tights
Size S - 3X

Sheer, Wide Calf Knee Highs
Size to Fit up to 450 lbs

Christmas Reindeer Socks

 

Sheer, neutral hose has resurged in popularity in recent years.  Bare legs have become less acceptable as work places are swinging back to more formal business attire requirements in many industries and parts of the country.  The influence of the Duchess of Cambridge is also driving this trend after it was noted that even in casual, hot Los Angeles she was wearing stockings during her official visit.

 

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Animal Print Trouser Socks, 1X - 7X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Animal Print
Wide Calf Trouser Socks
Size 1X - 7X

SPANX
Reversible 2-in-1 Tights
Plus-Size to 325 lbs

Diamond Plaid Tights
Plus-Size to 325 lbs

Lightweight Wool
Compression Socks
Unisex S - XL

 

Sizes larger than a standard Queen Size are hard-to-find off-line, but are reasonably common at most plus-specialty e-commerce stops.  Wide or plus-calf trouser knee highs are another specialty item more easily found on-line.  BoHo and trendy looks will sometimes layer either footless tights or leggings under skirts and dresses.  In the winter months, all style tribes layer tights and socks under stylish boots.  For areas that get more than a dusting of ice and snow heavier winter boots may require thick boot socks or leg warmers.

Meanwhile, more practical specialty hosiery engineered specifically for the needs of diabetics and those with leg circulatory issues is also more readily available on-line at good prices.

 

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SPANX
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Reg - Queen

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Internet Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Tights, Hosiery, and Socks

For classic basics, available in multi-packs Just My Size is the best resource for plus-size women up to size 6X.  There you will find day sheers in a variety of tones both with and without re-inforced toes, control top styles, and colored tights. Wide-calf knee highs are also available for order.  Spanx is the control top hose favored by many celebrities and models. Higher end hosiery labels such as Wolford, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Falke are available from Bare Necessities.

 

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Lace Top Thigh High Stockings, Size 1X-6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Hand Knit Boot Warmers | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Top Thigh High Stockings
Size 1X - 6X
Avg - Petite

Hand Knit Boot Warmers
14 - 15" Circumference

Snowflake Slipper Socks

Fleece Lined Footless Tights
Plus to 330 lbs

 

Those shopping for patterned and colored tights will often have good luck at the plus-specialty retailers, in season, including Lane Bryant, Torrid, and Avenue.  These are also the most likely to carry the latest legwear trends such as boot socks or leg warmers in sizes that will fit heavier legs and calves.

For extra quirky and trendy patterns Asos and ModCloth are the places to shop for sizes up to 3X. 

 

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Extra Wide, Non Binding Crew Socks | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Crew Socks
Shoe Size 8 - 13

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Fits Size 9 - 11 W

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100% Cotton Seamless Socks
Shoe Size 7 - 12

Fleece Lined Leggings
S - 3X

 

Fishnet and thigh high stockings are most readily available from internet lingerie shops.  Hips and Curves has one of the classiest collections with sizes frequently available as large as 6X. 

Wool socks for hiking and as winter boot liners, in addition to specialty sports socks are available in an especially diverse assortment of patterns and styles at Sierra Trading Post.  For athletic socks with moisture wicking fabrics from top names such as Nike, Adidas, and Puma value priced multi packs are regularly available from Kohl's

The large shoe and footwear shopping sites such as Shoe.com and Zappos also carry a large selection of premium quality socks in high performance, moisture wicking fabrics such as wool, alpaca, bamboo and high-tech synthetics.  Some of these styles are also available in light to medium compression for people who are on their feet all day, or need extra stimulation in circulation.

 

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Fleece Lined Footed Tights
Size 1X - 2X

Leg Warmers
One Size Plus

Control Top
Ultra Sheer Pantyhose
Size 1X - 6X

Wide Calf
Lace Boot Socks


Diabetic socks in extra soft cotton and moisture wicking fabrics and athletic socks can be difficult to find.  These, and medical grade and circulation compression knee highs in full calves, are available at Footsmart. They offer one of the largest collections of patterned and pretty socks for those needing wider calves, compression, or diabetic hosiery including styles in wool, moisture wicking bamboo, and cotton.

Amazon has one of the most extensive listings of socks and hosiery all in one place, including plus-size tights in sizes up to 7X, boot socks, diabetic, medical grade compression hose, cute and trendy patterns, and specialty fibers such as wool, bamboo, and cotton.

 

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Plus-Size Knee Highs | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Argyle Wide Calf Trouser Socks | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Wide Calf
Marled Knee High Socks
Shoe Size 7 - 13

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Wide Calf

Smartwool
Polka Dot
Graduated Compression Socks
Shoe Size 7 - 12

NIKE
DriFit Athletic Socks

 

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