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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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Everyday Plus-Size Hosiery, Tights & Stockings
[Shopping Information & Editor's Picks Continued Below]

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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Knee Highs
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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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Lace Top Thigh Highs
Size M - 4X

SPANX
Cable Knit Tights
Plus-Size to 325 lbs

Fleece Lined Tights
Plus-Size to 325 lbs

Wolford
Satin Touch Pantyhose
Size S - XXL

 

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 and ankle swelling issues is also more readily available on-line at good prices. Light support hose is available in extended plus-sizes at retailers such as Just My Size, while medical grade compression hose is still limited mainly to medical supply companies. 

 

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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 7X.  There you will find day sheers in a variety of tones both with and without re-inforced toes, control top styles, support hose, and colored tights. Wide-calf knee highs in both sheers and opaque styles are regularly available here, in addition to other plus specialists such as Catherine's.

 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. Leggings that are sold in the hosiery section are much better described as footless tights, and often include shaping and compression technologies.

 

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Brushed
High Waist Leggings
S - 3X

Sockwell
Graduated Compression Socks
S/M - M/L

Cotton Socks
Sock Sizes 9 - 12

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Size 1X - 4X

 

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.  QVC can be a fun spot to find patterned socks for fuller ankles and calves with several lines appearing there from time-to-time in queen sizes.  The compression socks are also often available in larger calf sizes.

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. 
 

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Size 1X - 4X

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Size 14 - 32W

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Argyle Graduated
Compression Socks
Unisex Size S - L

Cooling Footless Tights
with Body Smoothing Technology

Sizes to Fit up to 300lbs


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 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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