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Terminology Guide - Hosiery

 

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Knee Highs

Knee Highs
Stockings that are worn to the knee. May be decorative or plain and feature an elasticized top to stay in place.



Pantyhose
Pantyhose
Hosiery that is to the waist with a gusset. May be decorative or plain. Not to be worn with a suspender belt.
Seamed Pantyhose
Hosiery that features a decorative narrow line or "back seam" running from the centre back heel of the foot to the top of the leg.



Socks
Socks
The latest fashion trend, socks or sockettes that may be functional or decorative. Available in various lengths and fibre compositions. The more fashionable styles are designed to be worn to show with high heels and short skirts
Stockings
Stockings
May be plain or decorative with a lace or plain top and must be worn with a suspender belt.
Seamed Stockings
Hosiery that features a decorative narrow line or "back seam" running from the centre back heel of the foot to the top of the leg.
Stay-ups = Stay-up Stockings
May be plain or decorative with a lace or plain top that is lined with silicon to grip onto the thigh and stay up with body heat. Generally worn without a suspender belt however may also be worn with one.



Tights
Tights
Footless hosiery that is to the waist with a gusset. May be plain or decorative and worn with a dress or top.