Video – Hosiery News Report in French – Translated

October 21, 2013 under Practical

Youtube link : http://youtu.be/21_dtILnVoY

 Thank you so much to Michel from France who did this translation!

 

Reportage de collants Hosiery news report
Présentatrice : (A Josée, la maquilleuse) Merci Josée. (Au public) Oh non ! Encore une maille ! Les femmes qui, comme moi, portent des bas Nylon régulièrement, peuvent en acheter 2 ou 3 paires par semaine. C’est beaucoup d’argent. Ca peut coà?ter jusqu’à?400$ par année. Est-ce qu’on peut économiser en achetant des bas nylons de meilleure qualité ? C’est ce qu’on va voir aujourd’hui en allant magasiner. Et heureusement, j’en ai une paire en réserve.(Musique et plan de coupe. Dans une boutique de collants.)collant reportage 10 den photo

Présentatrice : (A la vendeuseQuand je magasine des bas nylon, quelles questions je dois me poser, tout d’abord?

Vendeuse : Avant tout, est-ce que c’est une occasion de soirée, ou si c’est un bas nylon, pour tous les jours, pour le bureau, et deuxièmement si on veut une culotte de maintien ou non, et si on va les porter avec des chaussures ouvertes ou non.

 

Présentatrice Qu’est-ce que je dois regarder pour avoir un bas résistant ?

 

Vendeuse : Le denier doit être un peu plus élevé. Plus le denier est bas, plus le bas est mince. Et un autre facteur très important, c’est le Lycra dans le produit. Ca existe 100% Nylon, c’est-à?-dire, il n’y a pas de Lycra, alors, à?a risque de descendre sur la jambe. Ca va glisser. Avec le Lycra, à?a reste mieux sur la jambe, et puis c’est plus moulant.

 

(Musique et plan de coupe. Chez la coiffeuse.)

 

Présentatrice : (A la coiffeuseA quelle occasion vous portez des bas Nylon ?

 

La coiffeuse (la dame 1) : PlutГѓВґt dans les soirées. Les parties de Noà?l, les choses comme à?a.

 

Dame 2 : Dès que je me mets en jupe ou en robe, je mets des bas Nylon.

 

Dame 3 : Le travail, régulièrement. Les sorties.

 

Dame 4 : Quand je me mets en robe. Des fois pour le travail, pour une sortie.

 

Présentatrice (off): Claudine, Amélia, Katia et Sylvie, travaillent à?la maison Saint-Laurent de Longueuil. Elles acceptent de se transformer en mannequin pendant quelques jours.

 

Présentatrice (de retour à?la boutique de collants) : Nous avons choisi quelques modèles pour nos 4 testeuses. Tout d’abord, un modèle assez simple, je crois.

 

Vendeuse Le premier, c’est un bas assez mince, mais très bien pour tous les jours. Culotte de maintien, et le pied renforcé.

 

Présentatrice (off) : Modèle numéro 1, bas de gamme, à?7,50$, 15 deniers, 6% de Lycra.

 

Dame 1 : J’ai pas vraiment aimé le confort, le bout du bas. Il n’y avait pas de renfort. En plus la première fois que je l’ai porté, à?a a fait une maille. Première journée.

 

Dame 2 : Il est plus soyeux. Il bouge sur la peau. Le seul inconvénient, c’est qu’il n’est pas durable.

 

Dame 3 : Avec, on les enfile, juste s’asseoir, se relever, à?a fait des plis.

 

Dame 4 : Je l’aime beaucoup. C’était confortable dedans pour bouger. C’était souple. Il serrait bien la jambe. Il était assez solide. Rien, pas de maille.

 

(Musique. Plan de coupe. Dans la rue.)

 

Présentatrice (A un homme dans la rue) Vous, en tant qu’homme, qu’est-ce que vous pensez des femmes qui portent des bas Nylon ? Est-ce vous trouvez à?a sexy ?

 

Homme 1 : Bien sà?r que je trouve à?a sexy. J’adore à?a.

 

Homme 2 : Ca peut être suggestif, comme à?a peut être juste esthétique.

 

(Musique. Plan de coupe. Dans la boutique de collants).

 

Présentatrice Le deuxième modèle ?

 

Vendeuse : Le deuxième, c’est un 40 deniers. Alors, c’est bien pour quelqu’un qui va porter une jupe, qui ne veut pas d’un produit trop opaque, qui couvre complètement la jambe, mais assez soyeux.

 

Présentatrice Est-ce qu’il est plus résistant ?

 

Vendeuse : Oui. Parce que le denier est plus élevé.

 

Présentatrice (off) : Modèle numéro 2. Milieu de gamme. A 12,95$. 40 deniers. 21% de Lycra.

 

Dame 1 : Bah, moi, le numéro 2, en fait, je l’ai adoré. Le renfort au bout des pieds. Moi, à?a me plaà?t assez. J’ai des orteils mangeurs de bas. Le confort, aussi au niveau de la culotte, j’ai adoré. J’ai aucune maille.

 

Dame 2 : C’est un massacre. C’est une torture. Il est difficile à?mettre. C’est comme si on avait une couche de bébé entre les 2 jambes. Et on peut pas les monter à?la taille, comme les autres, les premiers.

 

Dame 3 : Il ressemblait pas mal à?un collant.

 

(Musique. Plan de coupe. Dans la rue.)

 

Homme 3 : Ca peut être sexy, effectivement.

 

Homme 4 : Tout dépend de la personne. Ca fait un plus beau galbe, la plupart du temps.

 

(Retour dans la boutique de collants.)

 

Présentatrice : Le troisième modèle, c’est vraiment un modèle de luxe qu’on décide de se payer, n’est-ce pas ?

 

Vendeuse C’est un produit de designer. Il est de 10 deniers. Alors c’est un peu plus mince. Pied sandale. On peut porter à?a avec des chaussures ouvertes sans problèmes. Et au niveau maintien, à?a contrГѓВґle les cuisses et les hanches. Voyez ? Il est très serré.

 

Présentatrice (off) : On ne risque pas d’étouffer, par contre ?

 

Vendeuse Non, il faut prendre la bonne taille, mais faire très attention, parce que si on prend trop grand, à?a risque de rouler à?la cheville.

 

Présentatrice (off) : Modèle 3. Haut de gamme. 34$. 10 deniers. 24% de Lycra.

 

(Musique. Plan de coupe.)

 

Dame 1 : Le renfort au bout du bas est moindre que le deuxième. La gaine est « huh ! ». Je suis étouffée complètement. C’est un peu trop. C’est pas confortable.

 

Dame 2 : Il n’est pas trop serré. Il est un peu rude sur la peau. Je trouve qu’il est assez transparent. Ca fait l’effet qu’on n’en a pas.

 

Dame 3 : Au niveau de la jambe ici, c’est trop large. Ca plisse.

 

Présentatrice (off) : Ca fait des plis ?

 

Dame 3 : Il faudrait que je le tire, que je le tire. Il descend tout le temps.

 

Présentatrice Et la gaine ?

 

Dame 3 : Trop serrée. Vraiment trop serrée. Inconfortable.

 

Dame 4 : C’est assez confortable. Parfois à?a vaut la peine, des fois de payer le prix. Mais là?, non. Je ne paierais pas ce prix-là?pour ce bas-là?.

 

Présentatrice (off) : Même si elles ont choisi la taille qui leur convient, deux de nos quatre testeuses se sentent vraiment inconfortables dans le bas numéro 3. Et voici leur verdict final : le premier modèle remporte 3 votes. Le second, 1 vote. Et le troisième, aucun vote. Elles préfèrent le confort à?la durabilité.

 

Dame 1 : J’ai été très surprise d’être confortable dans un bas Nylon. J’ai été très surprise.

 

Présentatrice (off) : Si, de votre cГѓВґté, vous préférez un bas plus résistant, n’oubliez pas de vérifier le nombre de deniers. Plus il est élevé, plus votre bas risque de durer. Pour le confort, regardez le pourcentage de Lycra.

 

Homme 5 (dans la rue) : J’aime bien un look naturel. Je plains les femmes qui en portent. Je trouve que c’est agaà?ant. J’ai jamais essayé, mais c’est ce que je constate.

 

Présentatrice (près d’une machine à?laver) : Pour que vos bas Nylon durent le plus longtemps possible, l’idéal, c’est de les laver à?la main, mais  on n’a pas toujours le temps de le faire, alors on peut les laver à?la machine, au cycle délicat, mais ce qu’il est important d’utiliser, c’est ce petit sac en filet, dans lequel on met nos bas. Ca évitera bien des mailles. Et voilà? ! Le tour est joué !

 

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Host : (To Josée, the make-up artist) Thank you, Josée. (To the viewers) Oh no! A run, again! Women who, like me, wear stockings on a regular basis, can buy 2 or 3 pairs each week. It’s a lot of money. It can cost up to CA$400 per year. Can we save enough money by buying stockings of a better quality? It’s what we will try to know today, by going shopping. And fortunately, I have a spare pair.(Music and cutaway shot. In a hosiery store.)Host: (To the clerk) When I purchase hosiery, which questions should I ask myself, at first?

Clerk: First, is it for a party, or is it pantyhose for everyday use, for work, and second, if you want a support panty or not, and if you will wear them with open-toes shoes or not.

 

Host: What should I look for to have more resistant pantyhose?

 

Clerk: The denier must be higher. The lower the denier, the sheerer the hosiery. And another very important factor, it’s the Lycra inside the product. It exists in 100% Nylon, that is, without Lycra, but it may slide down along the leg. It will slide down. With Lycra, it stays better on the leg, and also, it’s more clinging.

 

(Music and cutaway shot. At the hairdresser).

 

Host: (To the hairdresser) What are the opportunities for you to wear sheer hosiery?

 

Hairdresser (Lady 1): The most often in parties. Christmas parties and the likes.

 

Lady 2: Each time I wear a skirt or a dress, I wear sheer hosiery.

 

Lady 3: At work, on a regular basis. Or for stepping out.

 

Lady 4: When I put on a dress. Sometimes for work or to step out.

 

Host (off): Claudine, Amélia, Katia and Sylvie, work at Saint-Laurent of Longueil’s hairdresser shop. They accepted to model for us for a few days.

 

Host (back to the hosiery store): We chose a few styles for our 4 testers. First, a quite inexpensive style, I believe.

 

Clerk: The first one is quite sheer, but is OK for every day’s use. Support panty and reinforced toes.

 

Host (off): Style number one. Low range. CA$7,50. 15 deniers. 6% Lycra.

 

(Back to the hairdresser salon.)

 

Lady 1: I didn’t really like the comfort, the toes. There is no reinforcement. Plus, the first time I put them on, I got a run. The first day.

 

Lady 2: It’s quite soft. It moves on the skin. The only trouble, is that it’s not durable.

 

Lady 3: When I have them on, just sitting down or standing up makes creases.

 

Lady 4: I like it very much. It was comfortable to move. It’s supple. It clung well the leg. It was quite robust. No run.

 

(Music and cutaway shot. In the street)

 

Host: (to a man in the street) You, as a man, what do you think of women who wear hosiery? Do you find it sexy?

 

Man 1: Of course, I find this sexy. I love it!

 

Man 2: It can be suggestive, it can also be only aesthetic.

 

(Music and cutaway shot. Back to the hosiery store)

 

Host: Second style?

 

Clerk: The second style is a 40 deniers. So, it’s good for someone who wears a skirt, who doesn’t want a too opaque product that covers the leg completely. It’s quite silky.

 

Host: Is it more resisting?

 

Clerk: Yes it is, because the denier is higher.

 

Host (off): Style number 2. Middle range. CA$12,95. 40 deniers. 21% Lycra

 

(Back to the hairdresser salon.)

 

Lady 1: Me, the number 2, I loved it. The reinforced toes, I like it quite a lot. I have toes that are aggressive to the stockings. The comfort, too, at the panty. I loved it. I had no run.

 

Lady 2: It’s a massacre. It’s a torture. It’s difficult to put on. It’s like I had a baby diaper between the legs. And I cannot pull it up to the waist, like I did for the style number 1.

 

Lady 3: It looked very much like opaque tights.

 

(Music and cutaway shot. In the street)

 

Man 3: It can be sexy, indeed.

 

Man 4: It depends on the person. It makes the legs more shaped, most of the times.

 

(Back to the hosiery store)

 

Host: The third style is really a luxury style that we decide to purchase, isn’t it?

 

Clerk: It’s a product from a designer. It’s 10 deniers, so it’s sheerer. No reinforced toes, so it can be worn with sandals without problems. And for the support, it’s tighter on the thighs and the hips. See? It’s very tight.

 

Host (off): There’s no risk to suffocate, at least?

 

Clerk: No, you must take the right size, but be extremely careful, given if you take too large, it will slide down.

 

Host (off): Style number 3. High range. CA$34. 10 deniers. 24% Lycra.

 

(Music. Cutaway shot. Back to the hairdresser salon.)

 

Lady 1: The reinforcement at the toe is lower than the second style. The panty is "huh!" I can’t breathe. It’s a bit too much. It’s not comfortable.

 

Lady 2: It’s not too tight. It’s a bit itchy on the skin. To me, it’s quite sheer. It’s like I have no hose at all.

 

Lady 3: On the leg, it’s too large. It creases.

 

Host (off): It makes creases?

 

Lady 3: I should pull it up, pull it up. It slides down all the time.

 

Host: And the panty?

 

Lady 3. It’s too tight. Really too tight. Not comfortable.

 

Lady 4: It’s quite comfortable. Sometimes it’s worth paying a high price. But now, it’s not. I would not pay such a price for such a pantyhose.

 

Host (off): Even if they chose the size that fits them, 2 of our 4 testers felt really uncomfortable in the pantyhose number 3. Now, the final results. The first style gets 3 votes. The second style gets 1 vote. The third style gets zero vote. They prefer comfort to durability.

 

Lady 1: I was surprised to feel comfortable. I was very surprised.

 

Host: If you prefer a more resisting pantyhose, don’t forget the check the deniers. The higher deniers, the more durable the pantyhose is. For comfort, look the percentage of Lycra.

 

Man 5: I like a more natural look. I pity the women who wear hose. I find it boring. I never tried, but it’s what I see.

 

Host (close to a washing-machine): To maximize the durability of your hosiery, it’s better to wash them by hand, but we don’t always have the time, so we can wash them in the washing-machine, on the program "Wool", but what’s important is to use that kind of fishnet bag to put the hosiery inside. It will save it from running. That’s all!

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collant reportage model 40 den

collant reportage 10 den

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collant reportage 40 den with shoes

 

Ukrainian Show “Pay Attention” – Secrets of Pantyhose

October 6, 2013 under Interviews

TV host Tatiana Ramus:  “Greetings to all viewers of the TV program “Pay attention”.  What do men notice first, when they secretly look at a woman?  It is unlikely that some will say say that they stare at the face, but for sure at the legs, especially if at that time those legs are in beautiful pantyhose.

Today we are going to advice women how to choose this nylon accessory which allows to change your look throughout the day.  And, we are going to show the men that this wardrobe detail is as important to women as a tie for a man.”

 

Brunette TV host: “The women in trousers have occupied urban streets but the men still look for legs in pantyhose and stockings. What is more interesting to them, legs or pantyhose? It seems that such clothing magically influence men.”

 

Opinion Poll on the street

Male Passerby 1: “I think the more transparent are the tights, the more decent the lady looks.”

 

Male Passer-by 2: “Pantyhose turn me on.”

 

zverni uvagu show putting on pantyhose

TV host putting on pantyhose

Brunette TV host: These 100 grams of nylon make your legs look perfect!

 

Psychologist Oksana Nikitina: “The woman wearing pantyhose has a closed personality, it is like so called chastity belt. The woman wearing stockings has an open personality. Men react not only to pantyhose and stockings but how the woman carries herself”.

 

Brunette TV host: “A woman uses more than 240 pairs of pantyhose during the year and to save them you should know more about this nylon miracle.” [Even though this is said in the show, it doesn’t seem to be true.]

 

Director of hosiery factory Maxim Kuzmenko: “Here we have very big range of pantyhose and they all consist of polyamide and elasthane threads. The comfort, price and so on depend on the quantitative composition of these two these yarns.”

 

zverni uvagu show pantyhose legs at a store

Hosiery Selection at a Store

Brunette TV host: “6 km of thread and 3 million of stitches are used to manufacture a pair of tights. There are thick or thin tights the, difference is only in deniers. So what is it and how to find out what deniers are?”

 

Director of hosiery factory Maxim Kuzmenko: “The thicker thread that is delivered, the thicker the manufactured product.”

 

Brunette TV host: “The price depends on the denier and whether the product is produced by a foreign or by a Ukrainian (local) factory.”

 

Sales Assistant Svetlana Pavlenko “Here we have Ukrainian tights produced by Nika – Nikopol Factory”

 

Brunette TV host: “There is plenty of variety in stores in our capital.”

 

zverni uvagu show pantyhose low rise

Low Rise Styles

Sales Assistant Svetlana Pavlenko “Young people prefer pantyhose with low waistline and there is also Brazilian type of pantyhose that make your tummy flatter and lifts your buttocks.”

 

Brunette TV host: “Wow, how does it work? Do you put on your tights and look 5 kg slimmer?”

 

Marketing Director Nataliya Esliuk: “Pantyhose are an accessory that can change your look. If you put on tights with vertical line pattern, you look slimmer. If you put on tights with horizontal line, then the legs look wider. If you take tights with dots or some other shapes they will hide all of your weak points and present your legs from the best side.”

 

Brunette TV host: “Wow, pantyhose are one of the fantastic things of 20th century. They make you slimmer and have no disadvantages.”

 

zverni uvagu show pantyhose low rise 2

Colour can cause skin allergies

Dermatologist Yury Opanasenko: “It is advisable not to wear pantyhose during the warm days of the year because they increase moisture content of the skin and this can lead to frequent infections for women, known as yeast. Colorful tights cause allergies and can provoke eczema and some other dermatitis.”

 

Brunette TV host: “Ok, I won’t wear them very often. But any way tights often rip and tear.”

 

Marketing Director Nataliya Yesliuk: “Pantyhose are a very delicate item, so it means they need special treatment. Usually, all manufacturers indicate laundry instructions on the packing. Generally, the washing temperature should not be more than 30 degrees and also there are many washing detergents for hosiery such as special shampoos and many others.”

 

zverni uvagu show pantyhose washing instructions

Washing Instructions

Brunette TV host: “But don’t hurry to throw your torn pantyhose, they may be still useful for you. For example, you can use them as decoration for a hat or as a base material for such bead necklace. Well, girls, let’s put on your pantyhose and let’s go hunting right away!”

 

TV host Tatiana Ramus: “Pantyhose help every woman to look slim and attractive. This accessory is less than 100 grams and can easily fit in your purse and totally change your look. In our show every day we talk about such things that can help you to look better.”

zverni uvagu show pantyhose recycling necklace

Pom-pom beads made from old pantyhose

 

 

Source: Zverni Uvagu Show

http://youtu.be/j8VF2ctgjHw

 

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What is a Gusset?

June 29, 2013 under News

control top pantyhoseIt is good to know that the word “gusset” is not only used for pantyhose.  It simply means a piece of material sewn into a structure to create a proper fit.  You can find gussets used in shirts, bags, and so on.  Let me try to answer the question – what is a gusset?

Pantyhose gusset brings some debate.  I may find the courage to address it at some point.  Let’s just say that some people think it is there in order to be able to wear pantyhose without additional underwear.

But from brands like Fiore we see a strange thing – they only have gussets in size M and L, but not in size S.  It’s there for the fit.  Some other brands may have synthetic gussets, also to create a proper fit.

Somehow larger the size, more need is there for additional fabric in between, or maybe it’s just a side effect of production limitations.  A Polish lady told me that Marilyn hosiery brand, for example, finally found a way to create plus size pantyhose without having to use a large gusset.

Our local yoga pants brand for example states that they add gussets to their pants in order to increase comfort and mobility of pants that will never ride up.  They openly say that it prevents the embarrassing problem when the seam of the pants cuts in between the women’s legs and creates a visible cleft.

gusset schematic on pantyhose - what is a gusset

Inserting gussets is a time consuming procedure, so you may notice that cheaper brands may not have it.  You may be interested to see how many pantyhose patents there are on the internet trying to scheme around this.

Opinions?  I am sure you’ll have some!

Some Comments from the Forum:

by CJ, TightsFashionUK

What is a gusset?

“A gusset makes for a much better fit as well as ensuring there is no seam directly over sensitive areas. It is no accident that all quality brands include a gusset … as indeed do lesser brands on their premium styles. Gussets tend to be omitted only to save money in production.”

 

Bodysuits are not just for the bedroom!

October 12, 2012 under Style

Amber is wearing a black bodysuit

Amber is a trans woman from Australia with a love of bodysuits, pantyhose and anything with lycra in it.

Q: When it comes to bodysuits, I am used to seeing them as lingerie.  I even had several myself that had hooks at the bottom.  Those were my weapons of seduction.  But now I am seeing some that resemble swimsuits for dance or gymnastics without any hooks in the panty portion.  I wonder, what are they for?  

Yes, bodysuits can mean different things for different people. I guess the most common form is the lingerie kind, and yes those generally have the crotch fastenings. At the moment there are also a whole range of bodysuits that are designed to be worn as its own piece of clothing; similar to the way you would wear a top. You are right, these don’t always have the crotch hooks. I would say there are two categories of bodysuits; shapewear (or underwear) bodysuits and fashion bodysuits. Here, I’ll explain a bit about each one and why I like wearing them. Bodysuits can feel really great to wear.

Underwear 

I love wearing a nice tight bodysuit as underwear. This kind generally falls in the category of shapewear.  As one Youtube model named Christina says, shapewear is like pantyhose for your body.

I would split underwear, or shapewear, bodysuits into two different types of thong bottom and normal bottom.  Most bodysuits, especially the shapewear ones come with a hook-fastening crotch which makes it more accessible in the crotch area.


Thong bodysuits 

Thongs are really comfortable. They are nice and tight around the crotch. And with the thong resting firmly in-between the butt cheeks, they can make for a sexy feeling!  The only downside I find is if I’m in a work environment and I’m wearing jeans, sometimes I worry about my shirt rising up to reveal the fact that I’m wearing a thong.  Some situations I don’t mind if people see, other environments it’s not so appropriate.  If I wear a thong bodysuit to work or such places, I make sure I’m wearing a shirt that won’t ride up and bottoms that won’t ride down.  Leggings are perfect to wear with thong bodysuits I find as they give my bum a really good shape with no visible panty lines. Also thong bodysuits are great to wear with skirts (pencil skirts or miniskirts) and pantyhose.  I usually wear the bodysuit over the top of my pantyhose.

One of my thong bodysuits is from Vedette.  It has latex in the body of it so it is really tight. It gives a great hourglass shape to my body. The only downside is that it’s quite thick material and is quite hot, and it gets too hot to wear in summer. It’s definitely a winter bodysuit. Spanx also so a great thong bodysuit in a thinner material.

Full bottom bodysuits 

Full bottom bodysuits are great too. I usually wear these when I’m in a place where I don’t want my thong to show, or when I just don’t feel like wearing a thong. I like the full support feeling around my bum. You don’t get this feeling with the thong bodysuit. You can either go for a lingerie kind of look with under wire, and some might come with corset shaping in the body. The ones with the under wire are handy because it is basically and bra and panties in one. They also usually have a hook-fastening on the crotch.

Balera Body Suit – another item in Amber’s wardrobe

Another kind is more of a ballet, leotard style.  I’ve actually just bought this Balera bodysuit online.  It has its own built in shelf bra which can be handy. I wear this one under jeans, tights, skirts or leggings.  I wear tight fitting shirts or singlets over it. I might wear it on its own if I find the right bottoms to go with it, but it is generally an undergarment so should really be hidden from view.  This is also a great bodysuit to wear as underwear when exercising, or any active situations.

All of these bodysuits are great to wear as underwear.  I love the tight, sexy feeling they give, especially the shapewear bodysuits.  And, because they are worn as underwear, under clothes, nobody necessarily knows you are wearing this tight, snuggly undergarment!

Fashion 

Another kind of bodysuit is the fashion bodysuit. These are generally worn as you would a top. So generally nothing goes over the top of them.

I have just bought this particular bodysuit from Black Milk.  They have a wonderful range of bodysuits in all sorts of different prints and styles.  They even do a hooded bodysuit!! It’s super sexy.  They actually call these swimsuits.  As much as they look great as part of everyday wear you can also swim in them!  But take care to wash them well after swimming because lycra doesn’t like saltwater and chlorine!  Also note that these don’t have the crotch fastenings.

Amber is wearing a bodysuit by Black Milk with shiny pantyhose by Wolford.

I have so much fun styling these up for playing around with different outfits to complement the bodysuit. With a printed one, like the one above, I go for simple items to go with it such as plain shorts and cardigans so as not to complicate the outfit. I would wear this with a mini skirt, tight jeans, or some little denim shorts. It would also go with some baggy pants to give the effect of baggy bottom, tight top. It might also go with some leggings over the top but to do this I think would take some careful styling. Then I might put a nice cardigan or blazer over the top if it’s a cold day. It looks even better with a nice low hanging necklace too!

Bodysuits cover a range of purposes. I love the feeling of walking down the street in a nice tight bodysuit, either under my clothes or as a piece of clothing itself.  Worn correctly, they make for a great, sexy feel.  A great addition to pantyhose, either as underwear or on its own as part of an outfit!

 

Please visit Amber’s blog to learn more about her love for bodysuits, pantyhose, leggings, and all other tight sexy clothing.  

http://www.ambersheen.blogspot.com.au/

Hosiery Market Analysis

October 2, 2012 under News

I got these statistics online and I thought you may want to see that actually in some countries hosiery is on the rise.

Canada

In 2011 hosiery in Canada saw healthy sales growth, with an increase of 3% in volume and 6% in current value terms to reach C$1.4 billion in total by the end of the year. This represented healthy growth compared with the value drop experienced during the recession, although in terms of volume growth remained positive through the recession and slow recovery.

United Kingdom

Hosiery sales increased in both volume and value terms compared to 2010, growing by 2% and 5% respectively in 2011. The famous British Wellington Boots led to the trend of wearing "Wellies with socks", which proved very popular in 2011 with sales soaring. Over-the-knee socks had a large part to play in A/W 2012 Fashion weeks, and were featured by many popular designers. Large woollen socks worn with short skirts and a large overcoat hit the runways.

France

In 2011, hosiery volume sales remained on a declining trend while current value sales stabilised somewhat after consecutive years of marginal decline. This could be explained to a large extent by the efforts deployed by the main players to upgrade their offer through innovative and high-tech products. For instance, the leading socks player Groupe Kindy invested €1.5 million in research and development in 2011 to expand its product portfolio and offer ground-breaking products.

India

Companies making formal wear compulsory and the increasing number of students joining professional courses and colleges encouraged ongoing growth in demand for hosiery throughout 2011.

Spain

Cotton remains the main material used in the manufacture of hosiery. However, fabric is increasingly mixed with materials such as elastane, lycra and velvet, which increase the elasticity and comfort of hosiery considerably.

The Hosiery in Spain report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2006-2010 and analysis by distribution format allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, leading brands, and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts to 2015 illustrate how the market is set to change.

China

Hosiery experienced 8% current value growth to reach HK$1,649 million in 2011. This represented a strong slowdown versus 2010 with the necessary nature of hosiery helping to support the continued positive performance of this category in 2011.

Germany

Volume sales saw a small decline of less than 1% in 2011. The positive development of values sales has been achieved through the increase of unit prices. An increase in costs due to higher cotton prices and costs for energy induced manufacturers to raise prices. This price increase has been transferred to other customers.

Russia

In 2010, hosiery sales registered 5% growth in volume terms and 16% growth in current value terms. The increase in demand is attributed to the growth in consumers’ disposable income, and hence, rising living standards. Consumers have greater requirements as their quality of life improves. Hosiery is no longer darned, and after the first hole appears is typically discarded. Modern businessmen in cities do care about what socks are visible under their trousers.