While it’s lovely to go bare-legged in the summer, there are sometimes occasions when bare legs just aren’t appropriate. Maybe you’ve got a formal function to attend or your workplace dress code means you have to wear hosiery even on hot days. Or maybe you just feel more comfortable wearing tights than going with bare legs. The answer is to choose ultra-sheer lightweight tights that flatter your legs but are breathable and airy too.
Our favourite sheer nude tights are the barely-there Nude 8 Tights from Wolford’s range of luxury hosiery. Kate Middleton is reputedly a fan of these and it’s easy to see why. A touch of pure luxury for the legs, these super-sheer 8 denier tights have a matte finish but with a very subtle shimmer that flatters the leg. Wolford call them “makeup for legs” and they do have an almost powder-like effect that evens out the skin tone while still giving a barely noticeable look.
You should be able to match your skin tone easily from the range of nude shades, and best of all these sheer tights have a unreinforced toe which makes them perfect for wearing with sandals and open-toes shoes.
If you want a touch more coverage but still with that ultra-sheer, matte coolness, try Wolford’s Pure 10 tights. These pure luxury tights are softer than silk – they claim with justification to be the softest in the world – and thanks to their innovative high elasticity they hug your legs like a beautifully natural and invisible second skin. With a range of nude shades and classic black to choose from, the Pure 10 tights could be your new summer essentials.
You can buy the Wolford Nude 8 or Pure 10 tights from suppliers of luxury hosiery such as David Nieper.