The Beginners Guide to Hosiery

Author - Jane Eyre Posted: 28.11.2019

Use our handy guide to find the perfect piece of hosiery amongst our collections and complement the rest of your outfit today! We discuss everything you need to know about the different types and what’s available within Bare Necessities wonderful collection of hosiery

What Is Hosiery?

This is the collective term for legwear – describing garments like tights, stockings, stay-ups and socks. Originating from the term for ‘covering’ – ‘hosen’ – hosiery describes the clothing that you cover your legs and feet with.

Types Of Hosiery

There are a number of types of hosiery, meaning that every shopper will find something to suit their outfit or occasion. Go bold with hold-ups and stockings, or enjoy the comfort of classic tights and stay-ups. If you’re looking for a little less coverage, then you can browse our collection of foot tights – perfect just for covering your ankles in the colder months.

Hosiery Brands Available at Bare Necessities: Charnos

Charnos offers beautiful, classic hosiery for the confident woman who realises her legs’ potential. Renowned for their style, affordability and comfort, Charnos offers everything from high fashion pieces to nets and sheers, trusty opaques to comfortable everyday wear. Sporting excellent quality and a perfect fit, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with Charnos at Bare Necessities. 

Our personal favourite product on offer from Charnos is the Elegance Tight 10D. Available in silver grey or black, these beautiful ultra sheer tights will complement each and every outfit you wear!


Hosiery Brands Available at Bare Necessities: Levante

Levante is an Italian-based designer that is no doubt one of the most well-known creators of classic hosiery across the world. Their high-quality designs ensure you feel elegant at all occasions. Their most popular designs include glossy and elegant classic tights, or soft suede opaque hold-ups and tights. Discover Levante’s range to find the ultimate hosiery today.

From Levante, our personal favourite product is the Sheer Fantasie Hold Ups 12D. Boasting a beautiful stretch lace top and sheer reinforced toe, these elegant Fantaise Hold-Ups will become your first choice for every outfit you put on!

Buy Your Designer Hosiery Today

At Bare Necessities, we stock a wide collection of Levante and Charnos hosiery to complement your lingerie picks. We’re dedicated to finding the most comfortable and elegant lingerie that will leave you feeling confident for years to come, which is why we only stock high-quality luxury designers from across the globe. No matter what your occasion, you’ll find the perfect option within our collection. 

To find out more about our wide range of hosiery, get in touch with our team now! Our lingerie specialists can help advise on the designs suited to you and help you find the perfect piece to take home today.