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12 luxury hosiery brands to shop for quality tights and socks in 2023

Give your top drawer a refresh with these need-to-know hosiery labels...


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Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: October 11, 2023
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Now that the cold is starting to bite, it's time to stage a hosiery overhaul.

 All pretences aside, to which area of your wardrobe do you dedicate the least amount of love? We're willing to bet that your bag arsenal is pretty well tended to, likewise your jewellery selection and your shoe collection

But your top drawer? Tights, socks and stockings rarely get the attention they deserve - such a shame given how a well-chosen piece of hosiery can elevate an outfit in an instant.

READ: The 10 best autumn coats to refresh your outerwear game

How we chose:

  • Style and quality: Luxury hosiery labels deliver on durability, as well as style, using innovative materials and meticulously tested construction techniques to create tights, socks and stockings that will stand the test of time. The brands we've chosen are leaders in their field, offering both designs that are bang on trend for AW23 - think crimson tights and all-eyes-on-me lace socks - and designs that have a certain classic appeal for maximum versatility. 
  • Price: Our chosen labels are on the more luxurious end of the hosiery spectrum - perfect if you're looking to invest this season and beyond, and the prices are reflective of that.

Hello! Fashion shares the best luxury hosiery brands to shop right now: 

Best for party pairs

Hēdoïne

Created by friends Anna Rauch and Alexandra Tymann, Hēdoïne offers Italian-created hosiery with a dash of playfulness. Coloured fishnets? We're into it. Plus, for the eco-warriors, it even has a biodegradable range.

Victoria Beckham Lace Monogram Tights - Hēodoïne
Victoria Beckham Lace Monogram Tights - Hēodoïne

Created for Victoria Beckham's SS24 show, these black floral lace tights feel classic and cool. Sheer and delicate, they would look great layered under a sharp VB signature: the tailored blazer dress.

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Fiore 

Situated on the more affordable end of the hosiery spectrum, Fiore is perfect if you're looking to zhuzh up your party 'fit without breaking the bank.

Rissa 20 Tights - Fiore
Rissa 20 Tights - Fiore

Combining a diamond pattern with flecks of silver lurex, Fiore's Rissa tights aren't overtly dramatic, and yet they are utterly perfect for a more understated party season moment. Pair with heels in a bold shade for added interest.

Best for range

Fogal

Heritage brand Fogal boasts a seriously impressive collection of hosiery that ranges from sturdy basics to statement pattern pieces. And for die-hard designer fans, Fogal even does limited edition collaborations with the labels of the moment.

Pois Dots Tights - Fogal
Pois Dots Tights - Fogal

Fusing an ultra-fine diamond pattern with elegant polka dots, Fogal's Pois tights will inject your party 'fit with a sense of subtle texture. Style yours with a high-neck satin mini dress and black minimalist sandals.

Skims 

Brainchild of Kim Kardashian, Skims has gone viral on multiple occasions. From flattering bodysuits to uber-wearable slip dresses (special shoutout to the TikTok girlies for introducing us to this one), the brand excels in variety and flatters across the board. 

Seamless Sculpt High-waisted Leggings - Skims
Seamless Sculpt High-waisted Leggings - Skims

These sculpting leggings by Skims are the ultimate shaping-hosiery hybrid piece. Hitting just below the bust, the supportive construction allows for a super smooth silhouette under clothing.

Best for sultry glam

Wolford

Founded in Austria back in 1950, Wolford excels in tights with a slightly sexy edge. Look no further for designs that are guaranteed to make an impact and elicit a compliment. 

Snake Lace Tights - Wolford
Snake Lace Tights - Wolford

Snake-inspired designs can be hit or miss, but these recycled econyl yarn tights look categorically luxe. Team yours with glossy knee-high boots. 

Best for gifting

Falke 

German hosiery brand Falke has been going since 1895, and so it's no wonder it is extremely well-versed in the world of quality tights and socks. We adore its ultra-luxe silk sock collection, but with an excellent range of designs for both men and children as well as women, Falke should be your first port of call when it comes to gifting.

Sweet and Sheer Embroidered Tights - Falke
Sweet and Sheer Embroidered Tights - Falke

Inject your autumn look with a sense of texture via Falke's Sweet and Sheer tights. With a 20 denier finish, they are super delicate - ideal for nailing the ever-tricky transitional dressing period.

Swedish Stockings 

Swedish Stockings' stylish crop of socks, tights and knee-highs are in equal parts luxurious and playful. Treat the detail obsessive in your life with a pair of Grid socks or floral-inspired tights.

Alicia Grid Socks - Falke
Alicia Grid Socks - Falke

Created from a cool lilac polyamide-elastane blend, Swedish Stockings' Alicia socks are the perfect statement pair. Team yours with glossy Mary Jane heels for maximum impact.

Best for durability

Sheertex

Sheertex's super strong knit technology not only means that its tights are practically impossible to rip, but each pair has anti-microbial and water-resistant qualities – ideal for surviving the British weather this winter.

Super Sheer Rip-Resist Tights - Sheertex
Super Sheer Rip-Resist Tights - Sheertex

Going through tights faster than you can say "low denier"? Stave off the rips with Sheertex's ingenious super strong blend. Even sheer styles are built to last. 

Lechery 

Vyra Scher's hosiery brand Lechery is a relative newcomer to the industry, and already it boasts several A-list fans. Products by Lechery is built to last and tights are even constructed via a special process whereby "two separate yarns are wrapped around a central yarn, ensuring that silkiness feeling that a lot of customers want, but also ensuring the perfect stretch, fit and durability", Vyra tells Hello!

Matte Silky Sheer Stockings - Lechery
Matte Silky Sheer Stockings - Lechery

Renowned for their second-skin fit, Lechery's matte stockings will give your hosiery game a sultry refresh. Wear yours under a knitted midi dress with glossy boots. 

Best for lace

Calzedonia 

Since 1986, Calzedonia has excelled in affordable, high quality hosiery and beachwear. When it comes to playful patterns - think every kind of lace, stylish animal prints and ultra-wearable geometrics - it is unrivalled.

Lace Short Socks with Velvet Bow - Calzedonia
Lace Short Socks with Velvet Bow - Calzedonia

Stage a statement sock moment with this super cute lace pair by Calzedonia. Trimmed with bow appliqué, these are bang on trend for AW23 - style with patent ballet pumps for cool-girl appeal.

 Best for comfort

Heist 

There is nothing worse than a saggy gusset – a concept that Heist is more than familiar with. Its innovative no-gusset design means that Heist tights run no risk of bagginess and with its adaptive waistbands, are also really comfy.

The Double Diamond - Heist
The Double Diamond - Heist

Red is the shade du jour - incorporate a splash of vibrancy into your autumn wardrobe with Heist's Double Diamond fishnets. Style yours with a white corset shirt dress and cool-girl slingbacks.

Oroblù

Oroblù is also all about the comfort - if traditional tights leave your stomach feeling bloated, styles by the Italian hosiery label will fit you like a dream in comparison. Plus, a pair of Oroblù socks is the ultimate failsafe stocking filler. 

I Love First Class Opaque Socks - Oroblù
I Love First Class Opaque Socks - Oroblù

Infused with pretty lamé thread, these tweed socks by Oroblù would look amazing this season alongside glossy loafers with a buckle focal point.

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