French is the lingua franca for the lingerie world. That’s why we at VienneMilano have decided to show you a few hosiery terms in French. Let’s start with the basics. The word for stockings in French is collant.
Bas autofixants: Thigh highs, or rather stockings that stay up by themselves (hold-ups).
Bas jarretières: stockings for garter belts.
Collants avec couture (apparente): Back-seam stockings.
Collants opaques: Opaque stockings.
Collants voiles: Sheer stockings.
Collants résilles: Fishnet stockings.
Denier: Unit of measure for hosiery.
Porte-jarretelles: Garter belts.
Be sure to check out our infographic for Italian hosiery term and blog post on French lingerie terms. Know of other hosiery terms in French? Leave us a comment below.