When to Wear Support Tights & Control Hosiery

Firm Support Tights by CetteSupport tights are useful in a number of different ways. Control hosiery and lingerie is thicker than 'regular' and is designed to offer extra support around the ankle, leg, stomach, and buttocks area. Support hosiery can also be used to treat and prevent a number of health conditions.

Compression stockings and tights come in a range of different thicknesses and must be worn in the correct manner if they are to be effective. Lower denier support stockings and tights offer less support than high denier ones and medical grade compression stockings provide the greatest level.

Body Shaping

Control tights and panty girdles are designed to streamline the body and flatten problem areas. Many women choose to wear support hosiery under close fitting garments and slim line dresses. A good pair of control tights will smooth lumpy bits and flatten any bulges around the tummy and hip areas. Support tights are not as effective as shapewear, but they do a good job of supporting tired legs and a bloated tummy.

Improved Circulation

Support hosiery can make life a lot more comfortable if you are forced to stand up for hours on end. Support stockings and tights offer a greater level of compression than regular fashion hosiery. If well made it provides graduated compression, with greater support around the lower leg and ankle area. This helps improve blood flow through the leg veins, which can prevent tired legs and poor circulation.

Treating and Prevention of Varicose Veins

Older women in particular are susceptible to varicose veins. Since varicose veins are caused by poor circulation in the legs, support hosiery can help to prevent and treat varicose veins. Depending on the level of the problem, compression stockings and tights can reduce the appearance of varicose veins and prevent existing veins from getting any worse.

Prevention of Oedema

Oedema or water retention can cause the legs to swell up to unsightly proportions. Support hosiery won’t cure the underlying problem—oedema is fairly common in the latter stages of pregnancy—but they will help to improve blood circulation in the legs, which should clear the excess fluid build-up.

Leg Ulcers

Leg ulcers can sometimes occur as a knock on effect of varicose veins and poor circulation. Wearing support stockings and tights can help to prevent leg ulcers from forming by improving blood flow in the leg veins. Most ulcers occur in the lower legs, so if you are already suffering from serious varicose veins, you may well benefit from wearing compression tights or stockings during the day, especially if you spend a lot of time on your feet.

Support Hosiery CAN be Sexy

Support hosiery isn’t considered to be very sexy, but just because they are made to solve problems, it doesn’t mean that they can’t be glamorous. Modern styles are available in a range of different colours, including black, so you can wear compression stockings or control tights beneath a stylish dress or skirt and nobody will be any the wiser.


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