Pantyhose Suppliers In South Africa

What is a Pantyhose?

Pantyhose, sometimes also called sheer tights, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer’s body from the waist to the toes.

Pantyhose first appeared on store shelves in 1959 for the advertisement of new design panties as a convenient alternative to stockings and/or control panties which, in turn, replaced girdles.

Pantyhose Suppliers In South Africa

What material is used for pantyhose?

Most pantyhose are composed of nylon and a small amount of spandex, which provides the elasticity and form-fitting that is characteristic of modern pantyhose.

Unfortunately, the nylon fabric is somewhat prone to tearing and it is common for the very sheer hose to ‘run’ soon after snagging on something rough or sharp.

How many sizes of pantyhose are there?

So size 1 is XS (extra small), size 2 is a standard S (small), 3 is M (medium), 4 is L (large), 5 is XL (extra large) etc. Our advice in your situation:

For your greatest comfort and freedom of movement, take a deep breath and make the leap of two full sizes, all the way to 5 (XL).

Why are pantyhose no longer popular?

It turns out pantyhose sales have been sagging for the last two decades, because of self-tanner, open-toed shoes, women wearing pants more often, and, generally, more casual dress in the workplace. Millennials don’t own pantyhose. 

How tight should pantyhose be?

When you try on your pantyhose they should fit well around your ankles, so no bagging of the material, and they should not drop too much below the gusset. The tights should also not be too tight on the legs, you should have some stretch in the material for comfort and to ensure the lifetime of the tights.

What are the side effects of pantyhose?

Skin irritation or rash is perhaps the most common side effect of compression stocking therapy.

This may occur due to the compression stocking itself, or due to the rubbing of the stocking against the skin. Itching is also common, as is swelling. If a blood clot forms, there is a risk of bleeding.