It’s no secret that sheer stockings are back in a big way, whether you choose classic Kate Middleton as your style inspiration, or trendy Ariana Grande as your muse.
But, choosing stockings in spring and summer is frequently a challenge. From visible panty lines, to the ongoing problem of open toed, warm weather shoes… It’s enough to make a girl almost want to go bare legged and just forget about it.
But, not quite.
Luckily, this spring Berkshire Hosiery has made choosing the right stockings so easy with amazing options that are perfectly designed for the unique challenges of the season. Here are my personal favorites:
Solve the open toed shoe dilemma! Hose Without Toes
One of the most the most jaw-dropping recent trends, according to Vogue, is the combination of traditional pantyhose and open-toed shoes. Historically a major fashion faux pas, runways from New York to Milan have been showcasing this look with a tongue-in-cheek irreverence.
But, conventional as I am, it’s a trend I really can’t advocate. What I do love, is Berkshire’s smart solution for peep toed shoes and spring boots: Hose without Toes. These stockings have a thong style foot. So, you can embrace those open toed shoes, show off the perfect pedicure, and still have the silky sheer coverage that only stockings provide.
Available in four great neutrals and five different sizes. Retail $7.95.
Oh-so-comfortable Thigh Highs are cool enough for summer
There’s nothing worse than sweating through the waist of constricting pantyhose at a picturesque garden wedding, concert under the stars, or cocktail party on the terrace. But, depending on the event, bare legs are sometimes not an option.
Luckily, Berkshire Hosiery’s Thigh Highs offer the best of both worlds. Light and breathable thigh-highs provide sheer, seamless leg coverage. But, the simple banded top gently grips thighs with a textured inner surface. They are so easy and so comfortable.
These are available in four sizes and 10 beautiful shades. But, here’s a cost-saving, side benefit that I’ve found. Buy in multiples. If you run one, simply pair with another in the same color! Retail $5.95.
Banish VPLs with Sheer to Waist Stockings
Visible panty lines are a serious no-no at any time of year. But, spring’s lightweight fabrics, pale colors, and clingy materials make VPLs so much more unsightly.
Berkshire has a simple solution. Go commando, but wear sheer to waist silky hose with a wide, lace waistband. VPLs are a thing of the past and the wide lace waistband stays put and invisible with absolutely no rolling.
Available in black or nude in five sizes. Retail $11.00.
Enjoy blister-free comfort and bare legs with Comfy Liners
For casual spring and summer outfits, sometimes only bare legs will do. But, wearing flats or heels without some kind of foot covering is like begging for a blister. These comfy liners from Berkshire Hosiery provide just the right amount of coverage. But, they are low cut enough so that they never peek out from the edge of your shoe.
Plus, the nylon, cotton, Spandex blend has the perfect amount of give, with the cool, breathable comfort of cotton.
Each package contains two pair in either a nude-black or nude-nude combination. Available in Medium and Large. 2-Pack Retail $8.00.
Berkshire Hosiery offers a huge selection of stockings and tights for every season
In addition to these four problem solving options for spring and summer, Berkshire Hosiery has complete selection of stockings, tights, and pantyhose for every occasion and every season. And, all of the options from Berkshire Hosiery are made of high quality materials right here in the USA and are so well fitting.
In fact, fit is such a big part of the design process at Berkshire that each style is based on actual female fit model specifications. The regular and curvy size styles conform to the size and shape of the model’s leg, providing a natural look (and no ugly sagging or bagging).
Visit Berkshire Hosiery to see the entire line. And, be sure to check out some of the newest additions to the lineup including trendy Black Dot, Diamond, Back Seam, and Fishnet, plus Ultra-Sheers and Shimmers, and pretty Lace Top Thigh Highs.
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