23 of the Best Hosiery Brands for Tights, Stockings, and Socks

It’s officially tights season—therefore the best hosiery brands are at the top of our shopping list. Paired with daytime skirts and midis and festive winter cocktail dresses, tights and stockings are an essential piece of the getting-dressed pie. There are opaque, knitted, whisper-thin, and semi-sheer deniers to consider. Then, of course, black and skin-tone shades are the most classic hosiery go-tos, as well as back-seam, lace, Swiss dot, and fishnet designs. But the real fun comes in the form of statement-making hosiery—think unexpected colors like white, burgundy, and navy to complement a printed or monochromatic ensemble. There are festive styles well suited to holiday attire, like shimmering, jacquard, and rhinestone-adorned pairs. And in the thick of winter, heavier-weight fabrics are the ultimate hosiery move, including tights made from wool, lined with fleece, and knitted with cashmere.Whatever your preference, we’ve pulled an edit of the 23 best hosiery brands for every taste, including Wolford, Falke, Skims, Fogal, Spanx, Gucci, and many more. Scroll on to discover the stylish range, and be sure to stock up on your favorites.Austrian brand Wolford has been synonymous with high-quality, silky-smooth tights since the label’s 1949 inception. However, whether you tend toward sheer or opaque, versatile black styles abound, as do print and flesh-tone designs in various silhouettes, from full tights with compression to lace-adorned stockings and rhinestone-flecked socks.Wolford satin touch 20 Denier stay-up stockingsWolford neon 40 denier tightsJosie Cruz Natori founded Natori in 1977 to bring lingerie out of the sleepwear-only realm and into the forefront of fashion. Ever since, tights, stockings, and socks of all kinds have made up the brand’s high-quality offerings. Look to Natori for barely there sheer and opaque tights, bolder shimmer and printed designs, and textured styles crafted from cashmere.Natori cashmere-blend ribbed sweater tightsNatori leopard-mix semi-sheer tightsFalke is yet another premier label specializing in luxurious hosiery since ​​1895. From sheer stockings and socks to textured and colorful tights, the German-based brand offers just about every style you can imagine, whether you’re going timeless in black or ultra-bold in burgundy or herringbone.Falke pure matt 50 denier tightsFalke Haziness 80 denier herringbone tightsYou love Spanx for shapewear, but the brand started with a pair of pantyhose. Founder Sara Blakely cut the control top off a pair of tights to serve as a smoothing garment to wear under white pants. Ever since, Spanx has offered a range of tights built with the label’s signature shaping effects, from ultra-high-waist silhouettes with thigh shapers to tummy-control styles guaranteed to be without a VPL.Spanx tummy-shaping tightsKim Kardashian’s Skims has dominated the shapewear and intimates market since its 2018 launch, and the brand continues to churn sell-out piece after piece. Hosiery is, indeed, part of the magic. Shop the label’s inclusive size and skin-tone range, including opaque and semi-sheer mid- and full-support tights as well as maternity styles.Skims maternity solutionwear tightsSkims nude support tightsSwiss brand Fogal has been making luxury hosiery since 1921. A mecca for every essential style you could ever need—from tights to socks to stockings—the label also collaborates with top-name designers like Dries Van Noten, Ulla Johnson, and Zadig & Voltaire to create its most fashion-forward styles, such as monogram fishnets and floral lace tights.Fogal for Ulla Johnson Eugénie tightsDries Van Noten x Fogal two-tone 10 denier socksCommando is another shapewear favorite that delivers on incredible hosiery. Best-sellers from the brand include the ultimate opaque tights with a modern matte finish to lace-adorned sheers à la beautiful lingerie.Commando ultimate opaque matte tightsCommando sexy sheer tightsNordstrom is a mecca for all the best-selling hosiery brands, from Wolford to Skims to Falke, but did you know its private label makes tights too? Yes indeed, they’re basics worth stocking up on—from control-top opaque to cozy fleece-lined styles.Nordstrom opaque control-top tightsNordstrom fleece-lined tightsItalian hosiery label Calzedonia was founded in 1986, boasting a vast selection of tights, stockings, socks, and beyond. You’ll discover the basics as well as cashmere, fishnets, and shaping designs. But the statement-making styles are some of our favorites, including those with daring patterns and festive rhinestones.Calzedonia 30 denier mesh tights with glitter polka dot flock patternCalzedonia zebra flocked devoré tightsIconic designer Donna Karan is known for creating many a wardrobe must-have, including luxurious hosiery. From essential black to various skin-tone shades, these tights are staples in a hosiery collection, whether you favor control-top technology or whisper-thin sheers.Donna Karan ultra-sheer…

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