What could be more feminine than a pair of silky smooth pantyhose?
While many women opt for the bare-legged look these days, pantyhose (and tights) give a much more polished appearance.
The secret is to choose hosiery that makes you look sexy and stylish – not like you stepped out of a time warp from the 80s.
Follow these 5 transgender / crossdresser pantyhose style rules and I guarantee you can’t go wrong!
A Quick Note About Pantyhose vs. Tights vs. Stockings
Before we jump into the rules, let’s quickly discuss terms:
- Pantyhose – This is a term used in the U.S. to describe sheer hosiery with a denier (a measure of thickness in tights) of 8 to 30.
- Tights – Tights are thicker than pantyhose, with a denier of 40 to 100. (That said, most other English-speaking countries use the term “tights” for all hosiery, from sheer to thick.)
- Stockings – Stockings differ from tights in that they only extend to the upper thighs. They stay up with elastic or are secured with a garter belt.
Rule #1: Only Wear Nude Or Black Pantyhose
Stick to the basics when it comes to hosiery and only wear nude or black pantyhose. (Colored tights are a different story. See Rule #5.)
If you wear black hose, make sure that they’re jet black – not gray-black or brown-black.
Rule #2: Go For Sheer Nude Hose That Matches Your Skin Tone
The #1 rule for nude hose is to match your skin tone as closely as possible. Definitely no “suntan” pantyhose unless that’s your actual skin tone!
The #2 rule for nude hose is to buy the sheerest hosiery you can find. Nude pantyhose should be like the foundation you wear on your face: invisible, but enhancing.
High-end hose brands (like Donna Karan and Calvin Klein) offer lots of nude shades to choose from, so you should be able to find a perfect match.
Rule #3: Buy The Best Quality Pantyhose You Can Afford
Most crossdressers and transgender women have great legs, so it pays to show them off with good pantyhose. There’s a big difference between drug store brands and department store brands.
My favorite high quality hosiery brands include:
- Donna Karan
- Calvin Klein
Rule #4: Coordinate Your Pantyhose With Your Shoes
If you wear black pantyhose, wear black shoes for the most streamlined look.
Nude hose gives you the most options: You can pair them with any color of shoes. For the most leg-lengthening look, try wearing nude hose with nude shoes.
Just remember: NO pantyhose with sandals or open toed shoes! (A small peep toe is fine.)
Rule #5: Try Tights
Semi-sheer and opaque tights are a great alternative to transgender / crossdresser pantyhose – especially when it’s cold out.
Tights are less formal, but they tend to look more modern and youthful than pantyhose.
The pantyhose rules DON’T apply to tights, so experiment with different colors, styles, and textures. Funky tights can totally make an outfit!
Let’s continue the conversation…
Do you love to wear pantyhose, tights, and/or stockings? If so, what are your favorite styles and brands?
Please share your comments below!
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Hi. I love my black pantyhose. Can’t stand nude it is totallt washed out and I never wear them. I have some other colours have really tried out yet but……… White! Fantastic, utterly fantastic with my yellow or pink miniskirts.
I’m sorry for the typos in original post. I wear only black and white pantyhose. Nude is totally washed out in my opinion. When I first tried on my pink miniskirt with white pantyhose my heart skipped a few beats it looked so good. I totally agree nice pantyhose black or white make my legs!!
I have loved nylons since 5 or 6 years old. When pantyhose came out they are the best. Now I am able to wear them always. I love this website and all the help.
I’m a 71 year old crossdresser that wears pantyhose every day under my pants when I’m out of the house. I LOVE pantyhose!! I dress all the time when I’m home with my wife. She goes with me to buy my pantyhose and bras. We have been married for 44 years.
I like nude Legg’s Silken Mist run resistant Pantyhose. They’re 10 denier and don’t run. They do tear easily though but won’t run. Their nude color closely matches my skin tone. I Love them!
I love the look and feel of pantyhose. My legs look great in them.
Black as they hide any leg hair that I have.
Was is Audrey Hepburn who said a woman should always wear stockings?
Unless under leggings, I always wear gartered stockings……the 24/7 reminder….well, what’s better than that?
Re:Pantyhose….I agree good quality sheer are different
PANTYHOSE OR STOCKINGS WITH GARTERS ARE A DAILY MUST FOR ME, THEY ARE VERY SEXY AND MY GIRLFRIENDS PREFER THEM, THANK YOU