There are many different types of Women's Pantyhose which fall into the following categories:
are very flattering to the leg but more delicate than hosiery made with heavier fibers.
Ultra Sheer Pantyhose are the most fragile and allow the most natural skin tone to show through. They tend to be worn at black tie events.
Support Pantyhose come in a range of fabrics usually in a combination of nylon and spandex. They have gentle, graduated compression to provide a massage-like fit that can reduce fatigue in the legs.
Control Top Pantyhose provide a slimmer silhouette and add strength to a high-stress area of the garment.
Opaque Pantyhose are heavier than sheer pantyhose, more durable and have recently gained tremendous popularity as a fashion accessory.
are even heavier than opaque pantyhose, more durable and are worn for dance, exercise or as a ready-to-wear accessory, and provide added warmth during cold weather. Both opaque and tights offer color coverage of the leg.
Toeless Pantyhose are a great way to show off your pedicure in warm weather
Maternity Pantyhose are specially designed to provide extra room and comfort in the top as well as support to help blood circulation in the easily tired legs of mothers-to-be.
Run-Resistant Pantyhose are usually made of thicker yarns and sturdier knits than sheer pantyhose. But even these will develop holes with wear. Many women and men prefer the appearance of sheer pantyhose.
- Sheer Pantyhose are made with lightweight fabric composed of very fine yarn, usually nylon.