I am new to thigh highs. In fact, I have never worn thigh highs before. However, I am interested in buying your stockings for the first time, and I need help! Tell me, can I wear thigh highs outside of the bedroom? Do your thigh highs actually stay up? How do I wash my stockings? Here are 25+ questions I would like to ask you about thigh high stockings.
- Becky Smith, A Hosiery Novice
Becky, thank you for sending us these questions! At VienneMilano, we receive questions like yours all the time. Let us help readers like you with our frequently asked questions about thigh highs:
YES! There is a misconception that thigh highs are only meant for the bedroom, but VienneMilano is here to show women that thigh highs can be worn for every occasion.
The best way to transform your day look into a sexy night look would be with a pencil skirt and black thigh highs.
Yes, thigh highs are a better alternative. Compared to pantyhose (and or tights), thigh highs are not restrictive. This means that you do not have to worry about having a waist band going all the way up to your chest. When worn properly (which is by pulling your thigh highs to the very top of your leg), your thigh highs will stay up all day long providing comfort.
Like most things, the lifespan of thigh highs is determined by how you well you maintain them. By hand washing and air drying your stockings, your hosiery will last for a very long time. Today, Vienne (the Founder) is still wearing thigh highs from her original collection which began in 2011.
The best way to maintain your luxury thigh highs are as follow:
1) Store them in a nice place, such as a box, silk bag, and/or lingerie bag.
2) Wash and dry properly; do not throw your thigh highs into the dryer, the silicone will melt in dryer and will no longer be any good.
3) Pedicure: The last bit to maintaining your thighs will be to keep your toenails cut and clean, this will prevent any snags in the thigh high or possibility for ripping them.
No, the silicone will not wear away if maintained properly. Do not put your thigh highs in the dryer as this will cause the silicone to melt.
The best casual look to wear thigh highs with would be a cute oversized sweater, this is a stylish, comfortable, and very casual look. Be sure to check out our style guide for my outfit ideas and inspiration!
Italian's focus on the quality of their products versus the quantity. They pay close attention to the details that attribute to Italian hosiery. They also use the finest products and have Italian craftsmen make thigh highs.
It is possible for the band to show through thin material. However, why would you want to wear such ultra thin material anyway?
No, the silicone cannot be replaced. Why go through the trouble? Treat yourself to a new pair of luxurious hosiery.
We suggest pairing your thigh highs with a skirt or a dress that is above the knee to cover the band.
Yes, but you MUST wash the thigh highs in cold water. We would suggest you wash them on a delicate setting and only wash them with other delicates like bras and underwear. DO NOT put your thigh highs in the dryer as the silicone will melt; air dry them instead. Have a look at our "How To Wash Stockings" post for more information.
Absolutely not! There is no age restriction for thigh highs.
Yes, our made in Italy hosiery are superb quality. At VienneMilano, we offer a thicker denier thigh high, and use the finest materials.
VienneMilano offers two sizes, small and large. We suggest buying size small if you are within 5’3”. Buy size large if you are taller than 5’4”.
Yes, our lace bands do come in different patterns, from floral print bands to solid bands.
No. Our thigh highs will not irritate your legs. Our high quality thigh highs are hypoallergenic.
VienneMilano offers the best material for thigh high. Each product is a little different so it depends. Normally, we blend silk, spandex, and nylon.
You should expect to feel and be fabulous. ;)
If you are wearing a traditional work day outfit you should not have any worries about anyone even knowing you are wearing thigh highs.
No, do not place your thigh highs into the dryer; The silicone will melt.
Unless your skirt is ultra short and exposes your thighs, when thigh highs are worn properly, no one will notice the difference.
No, thigh highs are made all over the world. VienneMilano thigh highs are made in Italy because we want to bring you the very best.
Thigh highs are measured in a unit called denier. Essentially the smaller the number the more sheer it is and the larger the number the thicker it is. For example, 15 denier is considered sheer and 80 denier considered opaque -- or thick. On our website, the denier for each product is listed so that you can see how thick or thin each pair of stockings are.
Yes, thigh highs are in, especially patterned stockings!
Most definitely! At VienneMilano, we have had dancers purchase our thigh highs as an alternative to traditional tights, because of their quality, our thigh highs stay up with no worries.
Yes, you can show the band. In fact, some women show the band on their thigh highs as a fashion statement.
Yes! Our stockings stay up. Since our stockings are made with a silicone band, they will sit (comfortably) on your leg. Our thigh highs only come off when YOU are ready to take them off.
We are so thankful for Becky's message. You too can reach out to us with any questions regarding stockings, stay ups, hold ups, Italian hosiery, etc. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org