Hosiery Terminology

Are all of these funny hosiery terms confusing you? Get all of the information you need from our Hosiery Terminology guide here.

Women Buying for Women

If you are not familiar with hosiery it can be quite overwhelming and you may not know where to start. If you would like some personalised help or advice, please feel free to contact the store owner directly on tracy@legwearsafari.co.za at any time.

What do you need?

Tights for Work

If you are required to wear tights or pantyhose for work you may need something in a consistent colour all year round. We recommend the Extra Sheer pantyhose by Falke. Easy wearing, comfortable and well-priced. Available in 5 colours and 5 sizes and in a triple pack. If you are not a fan of tights, you may like the knee high range instead.

Tights for Winter

Opaque tights are your go to hosiery for winter in South Africa. Thick enough to keep you warm but not too much so that they overheat you, with just enough coverage to hide that 5 o’clock shadow on the legs that you haven’t got round to yet. Flattering and comfortable they should be a winter wardrobe staple. Not sure about the denier? Check out our hosiery terminology guide to help you pick the right one for you.

Tights for Summer

Bare legs are not always appropriate for work and unless you are on the way to the beach {on a work day?! Totes jelly} bare legs may not be appropriate at all. Something light, sheer and fun is what you need. We have put together an entire range for all of your summer hosiery needs that is available right throughout the year here.

Tights for Fun

Going to an 80’s party, have a Halloween shindig on the go or rocking out that Burlesque vibe on the weekend? We have everything you need and then some. From fishnets to footless with everything in between.

Something Sexy

Need something extra special for a hot night out or an even sexier night in? We have put together an entire collection dedicated to the sexy. Be daring and splash out in some fishnet thigh highs or go glam in some ultra sheer stockings. All you need now is a bottle of bubbles.

Bridal Hosiery

Whether you are having a boudoir shoot or want something beautiful for your wedding day or honeymoon, you will find it here. Including some funky options for your bridesmaids too! Shapewear can come in very handy if you need to smooth out under a tight fitting dress or just need a little lift without wearing a bra. Need some inspiration for your wedding? Read about our suggestions for your wedding hosiery here.

I’m on a Budget

Well who isn’t? You are among friends here which is why the Legwear Safari team has hooked up an entire range of items from our store which is Under R100! You can afford to spoil yourself and a friend every month and make sure you look absolutely fabulous right throughout the year. Splash out in some sheer polka dots, classic black fishnets or a gorgeous infinity scarf. All for Under R100.

Men Buying for Men

Legwear Safari is very proud to be able to service our rapidly growing male customer base who buy pantyhose and hosiery products for themselves. Our male customers make up over 40% of our Legwear Safarian family and as men wearing hosiery becomes more and more main stream, we look forward to making that number grow.

We are very proud to be associated with Hosiery for Men the world’s most definitive, dedicated blog for men. Started in 2011 the blog is an unrivalled portal for detailed reviews and blog posts for tons of hosiery and legwear brands from around the world.

We were delighted to be interviewed by them; you can read the article here.

Hosiery for men has become increasingly more popular for both health and fashion. Big name brands are accommodating that demand by producing entire ranges for men exclusively.

If you are new to wearing hosiery you may want to discuss your sizing options with Legwear Safari first as hosiery items are not returnable due to hygiene reasons.

Discuss your reasoning for purchasing or wanting to wear hosiery with your partner or spouse beforehand. As the trend is still quite new, it may be preferable to explore the topic with your significant other before they accidentally receive your purchase when the courier delivers it.

Reasons why Men wear tights

  • Warmth
  • Support
  • Sports Performance
  • Leg Fatigue
  • Alternative to Socks
  • Comfort
  • Alternative to Long Johns

If you have any questions we are on hand to assist you with your purchase or any questions you may have. Email us on shopping@legwearsafari.co.za or call us on 076 495 6041

Men Buying for Women

Tricky stuff this one, if you don’t get it right your entire intention could backfire. But don’t worry, Legwear Safari is here to help.

First of all you need to know what style she likes. Is she a classic woman, does she love everything sexy or does she prefer something practical she could wear every day?

Next thing you need to know is her size. If you are not sure of her size you are in luck with 2 options. A team of women who can help a brother out at the Legwear Safari office and an entire range of one size fits all from UK hosiery brand, Pamela Mann.

Pamela Mann has a bit of everything to choose from. The practical opaques in 30 different colours, a gorgeous array of footless tights , some florals, some animal prints and even some goth styles to go with the sexy.

And then for everything else, the low risk solution guaranteed to make her happy is a fabulous gift voucher. We send it directly to her and she can choose exactly what she wants herself.

If you are not sure, chat to us first as we don’t accept returns on hosiery or shapewear for hygiene reasons. Email us on shopping@legwearsafari.co.za or phone us on 076 495 6041