What is the coloured thread in the waistline of your pantyhose?

April 29, 2014 under Practical

Is it there by mistake? This is highly unlikely since factories are stocked with plenty of threads and stitching is done automatically.

No, it’s there on purpose, it’s actually a size indicator. Red, blue, yellow… it tells the factory what size that hosiery pair is before it is packaged. This feature helps with quality control too.

coloured size indicator thread in pantyhose

This is a red thread on a pair of fleece lined leggings by Gabriella.

Top 10 Myths about Pantyhose – can you help me with this list?

October 15, 2012 under News

I’d like to create a list of what kind of things people say about pantyhose.  Some of this applies, but to cheap brands and when you are not wearing your size!  Can you help me with this list?

1) Falls down between the legs

2) Unfashionable

3) Obsolete

4) Over-priced

5) Not Healthy

6) Itchy

7) Not for youth

8) Causes pain

9) Not for cold weather

10) Not for warm weather

Please help me to improve this and I’ll put it on a separate page for readers to see at all times.  I would also like to include an explanation to why this is not true.  (ex. different denier for different weather)

update – this list is now published under A Dozen Myths

updates: Wolford size chart is being changed – more accurate chart here!

April 8, 2012 under Wolford

Such Wolford pantyhose retails for over $200. Choosing the right size would be crucial if ordering online.

 … looking at the Wolford size chart

My sweet fan David from Canada offered to send me Wolford pantyhose, as you already know from the previous article.

I told him to buy size  Medium and not anything smaller then that, since Medium is what I usually take in all other brands.

When that pantyhose arrived, I looked at the back and for a moment there got scared.  Could it be that Medium is too large for me?

The size chart on the package didn’t mention the height at all, but according to my waist and hips measurements I would be XS!

My waist is about 65 cm maximum, depending on my what I eat that day, and my hips are always 90 cm.

Medium, according to those numbers, would fit a woman that is approaching plus size parameters in terms of her dress size.

I already had a thought creep through my mind that this pantyhose will be too big.  When I tried it on, Medium was a perfect fit, it couldn’t be better.

So, what’s going on?

I would say that the most important parameter for hosiery sizes is your HEIGHT, given that your weight is proportional. My height of 170 cm (or 5’7” for North America) corresponds to size Medium. However, for clothing like skirts and tops I usually take XS!

I went to the local Wolford store today and another slim and somewhat tall lady like me was assisting me with my questions.

I told her about this sizing confusion and she laughed,  according to the chart she’d also be a totally wrong size.  Just like me, she wears Medium, but according to the chart she’d be somewhere between Small and Extra Small.

Wolford is changing their size chart to show the fit more accurately.  This time they display the HEIGHT of the person too, not just waist and hip measurements.  She pulled out a new size chart and of course I snapped a picture for you.

Yes, according to this new chart I am for sure size Medium!

pantyhose by Wolford size chart changes - height weight hips

Wolford Size Chart

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