A few years back, stockings were “out.” And, bare legs became a fashion badge of honor, regardless of the event or weather. I remember gleefully attending a gala evening sans stockings and feeling both liberated… and a little chilly.
These days, I am happy to report that hosiery in all forms is making a strong comeback, perhaps influenced by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her always impeccably clad gams!
But, these are not the confining, constricting stockings and tights you may remember. Instead, incredibly sheer, lightweight options are now available. And, some of my favorite stockings and tights are from Berkshire Hosiery.
Berkshire Hosiery offers a huge selection of high quality, well fitting, and fashion forward hosiery. It’s manufactured right here in the USA using only premium yarns. And, many of its manufacturing processes are still done by hand for an exceptional level of attention to detail.
This fall, I am excited to pair gorgeous hosiery from Berkshire with all of my new fall dresses and skirts. The season’s sinuous velvets and lavish brocades absolutely require the finishing touch that hosiery provides.
From a purely practice viewpoint, hosiery also disguises blemishes, scars, bruises and varicose veins, as well as makes legs appear smoother. The illusion of “perfect” legs gives me such confidence!
Berkshire offers well over 100 individual looks for 2016 alone. But, a few of my personal favorites include:
- The Luxe Tight. Right on trend for fall. As temps dip, you’ll want these high quality tights that include many colors and finishes. From shimmer to cozy fleece. A must-have with your boots. Retail $11 – $14.
- Berkshire TREND. For the bold! Seamed, dotted, or patterned, these hose make a statement. For evening, paired with a severely simple black dress they are truly showstoppers. Retail: $11.
- Firm All the Way. The workhorse of a work wardrobe. These shaping tights, especially the Bottom’s Up Tights, offer graduated compression to enhance your silhouette (and still leave enough room to breathe and eat lunch!). Retail $14.
Although these stockings and tights are slightly more expensive than popular “drugstore brands,” there is simply no substitute for fit. The investment is really worth it. Hosiery is a foundation garment. And, properly fitting foundation pieces, whether they are supportive underwire bras or seamless boy shorts, make the rest of an outfit look flawless.
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 shape of one’s leg, providing a natural look (and no ugly sagging or bagging).
If you’re ready for stunning fall stockings, I have a surprise just for you. From now until 10-31-2016, Susan Said… WHAT?! readers can use the code blogger15 at Berkshire Hosiery and receive 15% off all Berkshire purchases, plus free shipping!
To see the entire line of beautiful stockings and tights, visit Berkshire Hosiery.
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.
PHOTO: Image used with permission by Berkshire Hosiery.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a selection of stockings and tights from Berkshire Hosiery in order to fully evaluate the product(s). Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.