There are a few exceptions though with some styles and brands being much more comfortable than others. Although women today often choose tights or bare legs over nylons, they do still have a lot of great features that can help improve an overall look. They are able to hide blemishes on the legs that would otherwise be noticeable if you are wearing a dress, they can help you look more polished and put together in an office environment, and they can help shape and control areas that you may want smoothed out. They have a very slight shimmer to them that adds to the overall deluxe feel, making them great for formal occasions, but perhaps not the best option for everyday wear. One feature to this design that a lot of women really like is the sheer toe, sheer toes can sometimes cause issues with durability, but this style seems to actually hold up well.
While funky-colored and textured tights have been in vogue for a while, we're predicting a comeback in sheer hose, due in part to their popularity with Duchess Catherine , who's frequently been photographed wearing them. Read on for experts' takes on the pros and cons of pantyhose. Stockings Can Relieve Varicose Veins When blood doesn't circulate well and pools in the lower legs, it can lead to the development of unsightly and painful varicose veins and spider veins which are like varicose veins but smaller. Special pantyhose called compression stockings can help alleviate the aching, throbbing, and irritation that often accompany varicose and spider veins. They're especially beneficial to wear when traveling for people who are prone to varicose veins or to deep vein thrombosis DVT , a condition where potentially dangerous blood clots form, often in the legs. Three basic kinds of compression hose are: