Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or getting ready for a day at the office, chances are good that pantyhose or tights are an important aspect of your outfit. Walmart Canada carries a variety of shades and styles, including high-rise, thigh-high and shaping pantyhose. Shop a large selection online or in stores.
There are plenty of styles to choose from when shopping for pantyhose. In addition to traditional stockings, which cover the full area of the legs and sit just above the hips, there are a variety of other shapes that include knee highs, thigh highs, sockettes and leggings. Additionally, some pantyhose are actually shapewear, which may feature a higher rise and materials that compress the thighs, waist, bottom or tummy.
Knee high pantyhose are traditionally made from the same materials as nylon stockings, but instead of covering the full leg, they sit just below the knee. Thigh highs sit a few inches above the knee. Thigh highs may include silicone at the top to hold them in place, such as the Cheers "Lady Sexy" ultrathin smooth striped thigh highs; however, they normally work best when paired with a garter belt.
Sockettes are nylon socks that are ankle-high or lower. They're made to cover just the foot and are ideally worn with high heels, ballet flats or espadrilles.
Leggings don't normally cover the foot and can generally be worn without a dress to cover your bottom. Most people like to pair leggings with a tunic or a top for a casual, comfortable look. In most cases, they're made of cotton or polyester with spandex for stretch.
Pantyhose with built-in shapewear can help to contour the body. Some styles are made just to shape the tummy, while others may shape the thighs, hips or bottom, as well. Shapewear usually contains a blend of nylon and spandex, which compresses and flattens the areas it covers and might help to create a more flattering shape underneath clothing and thus, increase the wearer's confidence.
If your style is fairly traditional, you probably want to choose a nude, beige or black pair of pantyhose, but if you're willing to wear something a bit more daring, Walmart Canada carries a variety of pantyhose and tights in bright, fun colours and daring prints and textures.
For a look that's a bit more shocking, consider a pair of George fishnet fashion tights or for a formal or work-friendly look, consider other pairs by this brand that come in more conservative shades and styles. Bright neon colours by the brand Forum Novelties offer a fun, playful option for those looking for a new pair of pantyhose.
Although every brand varies in its exact sizing, most follow standard stocking sizing, as follows.
The best way to determine if you're choosing the correct size is to view the guide on the back of the package, which is typically a chart that allows you to use both your weight and height to determine the best fit for your body.
To find a pair of pantyhose that suits you best, shop online or visit your nearest Walmart Canada store.