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It’s Mother’s Day, Sunday 11th May!

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Why not show your love by pampering your Mum to a special gift pack that she will not only enjoy, but wear in style!

Treat her to some classic luxury hosiery in spots, stripes and zig zags for Mother’s Day so she can look sophisticated, elegant and chic.

For just $49, you can spoil your Mum with the perfect gift this Mother’s Day, or, simply treat yourself!

Three pairs of luxury hosiery, beautifully gift wrapped and posted free of charge.

Email sales@TheHosieryQueen.com and we will organise the rest and add a special message if required.  All credit cards accepted.

The HQ team wishes everyone a very Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday! x

The Return of Black Opaques!

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Great to see black opaque tights hit the Parisian catwalks this year; here’s ultra-chic Hedi Slimane from Saint Laurent.

Not ‘just another pair of fishnets’, The Hosiery Queen offers exclusive patterned hosiery at affordable prices using the latest seamless technology available.  Our fashion hosiery will elongate and slim your pins and will change the way you accessorise your legs forever.  Stock available now!

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Fuzzy Textured Knits for the Winter Wardrobe

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Loving the dull woolly winter socks in super fuzzy yarns and I’m really crazy about the metallic knits that add a bit of sparkle to the winter wardrobe.

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Loving these pics from Miss USA 2010.  They are all rocking these patterned tights.

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Layering Tights and Hosiery

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Now that it is getting colder in the Northern Hemisphere, let’s look at layering tights and hosiery for office wear and more ‘formal’ occasions.

The simplest way to ‘layer’ hosiery is to start off by wearing a pair of nude coloured hose one shade darker than your own colouring and then add a pair of black, brown or navy plain or patterned tights over the top.

In my case right now my first layer would be pasty, because my current body colour is a very pale shade of white (thanks to the Southern hemisphere winter)…….but you get the idea.

This uncomplicated type of layering is great for the office and formal occasions; it adds a ‘secret’ warm colour to the legs, smooths the leg, hides imperfections, gives a little bit of thigh and tummy control with the double layers, keeps you warm, and, more importantly means you can ditch the fake tan.  Personally I can’t stand the smell of fake tan so always choose this layered option when required.  Another advantage to wearing a pair of self-colour tights underneath is that it will stop those dreadful circulation stopping ‘toe-wedgies’ that can happen when wearing large net patterned hosiery.

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Later on we will look at more adventurous and colourful ways to layer tights and hosiery so you can spice up a little black dress and pretty up basic fishnets.

More to follow….

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Understanding Hosiery Deniers. A Simple Guide.

I am ashamed to admit that deniers have always confused me, which, seeing as I have worked in textiles all my life is a bit embarrassing to fess up to.

It all just seems so confusing….

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Technically, the denier concept was initially applied to natural fibres, such as silk and cotton, but over time this has included synthetic fibres, such as rayon and nylon. A denier is a measurement that is used to identify the fibre thickness of individual threads or filaments used in the creation of cloth. One denier means that 9,000m of yarn weighs one gram. This means that denier relates to the weight (i.e. thickness) of the yarn.

Here’s a picture of a denier balance that is used in textile labs around the world:

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Got it?

No….me neither!

In simple terms, the lower the denier, the sheerer and more fragile the hosiery is. The higher the denier the more opaque (less see through) and thicker the hosiery becomes. As with most things, however, there are exceptions. To bewilder the hosiery buyer even more there are now certain ‘up market’ hosiery brands that appear sheerer than their denier, so they offer sheerness and strength!

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Anyway, here’s The Hosiery Queens basics to deniers:

  • Ultra-Sheers are usually less than 10 denier and will smooth out blemishes for the ultimate bare leg look. Ultra-Sheers are ideal in hot weather and for glamorous evening translucency. You can also wear Ultra-Sheers with strappy sandals as most have sheer toes. Ultra-Sheers are also terribly fragile and easily snagged, so keep the clear nail polish handy!

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  • Sheers are the mainstream classic hosiery at 10 to 20 denier.  Sheers are slightly thicker than the Ultra-Sheer. With Sheers it will be obvious you are wearing hosiery and they are ideal for everyday wear. Sheers are a little more durable than its more fragile sister and are also less likely to snag.

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  • Semi-Opaques are stronger than Sheers at around 21 to 40 denier. Semi-Opaques are not yet Opaque but they are more durable than Sheers.  You can also still see the skin through the texture.

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  • Opaques are from 40 denier up and can also be referred to as ‘tights’ because of their solid structure and full coverage. Opaques are great for the  start of winter and colour blocking.

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  • Thick Opaques will be around 70 to 99 denier. These are the heavier, longer lasting members of the hosiery family and are also ideal for winter.

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Finally, the big daddy of hosiery is the:

  • Mega Thick Opaque at 100 Denier Plus.  These are great alternatives to leggings and woolly tights and are absolutely perfect for bitterly cold winters.

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I hope this little insight into the hosiery family helps. As you can see understanding the different deniers, and the names associated with them, is invaluable.  Differing weights and thicknesses will affect style, comfort, warmth, and appearance.

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Optical Art Hosiery – New Fashion Trend 2013

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There is no need to adjust the computer screen or think you have square eyes!
I am seeing a huge trend towards optical illusions on the runway which will definitely filter through to the mainstream over the next couple of seasons. These eye-popping abstract graphics called Op Art are usually in black and white and when viewed they keep moving, have hidden images or flash and vibrate; even when sitting down!
Here’s some imagery from New York Fashion week, Spring 2013, designers Alexandre Herchcovitch and Marc Jacobs both had funky Op Art inspired designs.

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The master of hosiery, Emilio Cavallini, has also offered some Op Art inspired pantyhose with some really striking results.

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I find optical illusions to be a fascinating visual phenomena and have always appreciated the Dutch graphic artist M C Escher. Perhaps I should look at using some of his artwork for inspiration on the next range.

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I only wish, however, that there was a way of achieving an ‘optical illusion’ that made my legs look longer and slimmer!

Wouldn’t that be nice?

The Eiffel Tower

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Did you know that it has been suggested that the Eiffel Tower, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1899, represents a woman’s leg clad in net stockings, with the four pillars representing the suspenders extending from the belt?