Should I Shave Before Putting on Tights?

VienneMilano
5 min readNov 17, 2023

Hello, leg aficionados! If you’ve ever pondered the eternal question of whether to shave before slipping into your favorite pair of VienneMilano stockings, you’re in the right place. In this playful exploration, we’ll dive into the world of legwear, discussing different styles, why shaving is generally recommended, and even touching on alternative options for those who prefer a hair-free experience. So, let’s embark on this leggy journey together!

Hosiery are the unsung heroes of fashion, are not just accessories but also master illusionists. They possess the magical ability to conceal blemishes, giving your legs a flawless appearance. But, the burning question remains.

YES, We Recommend Shaving. Let’s cut to the chase. If you’re wondering whether to shave before putting on a pair of tights or stockings, the answer is a resounding YES, especially for sheer tights and thigh-highs with silicone bands.

Shaving not only ensures a smooth, sleek appearance but also contributes to the longevity of your hosiery. It’s a small effort that pays off in terms of both comfort and style.

The consensus? Yes, we recommend shaving, especially when it comes to sheer tights. Why? Because a smooth canvas ensures the fabric glides seamlessly, enhancing both comfort and appearance. Tights work wonders in concealing imperfections, but a well-groomed canvas ensures they work their magic even more effectively.

When it comes to matte tights, the rules are a bit different. Matte tights often provide more coverage and are thicker than their sheer counterparts. In this case, shaving may not be as necessary. However, the decision still depends on your personal preference and the thickness of your hair. If you prefer a completely smooth look, a quick shave might enhance the overall experience.

Thick Hair: The Shaving Struggle is Real!

If your leg hair rivals a rainforest and the constant shaving feels like a never-ending battle, fear not! We empathize with the struggle, and in this case, yes, we wholeheartedly recommend shaving.

Why, you ask? Well, the thicker the hair, the more likely it is to make its presence known through your hosiery. A smooth canvas not only enhances the look and feel of your legwear but also ensures a comfortable and snag-free experience.

So, to our thick-haired comrades, grab that razor, embrace the smoothness, and let your hosiery shine without any hairy interference!

Thin Hair: A Little Freedom for the Follically Fortunate:

Now, if you’re someone who shaves your legs once a year and still boasts a mane of thin hair, consider yourself follically fortunate! Thin hair tends to play well with legwear, requiring less maintenance.

While thin-haired individuals may have a bit more freedom in the shaving department, the decision to shave ultimately rests on personal preference. If you enjoy the extra smoothness, by all means, indulge in a shave. If not, revel in the fact that your thin hair won’t steal the spotlight from your fabulous hosiery.

Pro tip for Both Hair Types:

Whether you’re on #TeamThickHair or #TeamThinHair, regular grooming not only maintains a sleek appearance but also ensures longevity for your hosiery. The smoother the legs, the happier the stockings or tights!

At VienneMilano, we’ve got a soft spot for thigh highs (or as they’re alternatively referred to, hold ups and stay ups) -they’re not just a style, they’re a statement! Why? Well, these beauties bring versatility and fabulousness to a whole new level. Whether you’re rocking a chic office look or sizzling on a glamorous night out, stay ups are your go-to for that extra dash of allure.

Now, not all hold ups are created equal, but ours at VienneMilano are a cut above the rest. Crafted with meticulous attention, our thigh highs feature a silicone band, the unsung hero that ensures they stay up comfortably, leaving you worry-free about any unexpected wardrobe surprises.

Let’s dive into the tantalizing world of thigh highs, complete with their silicone bands. These bands aren’t just a fashionable touch; they’re the unsung heroes that keep your VienneMilano thigh highs right where they belong-on your fabulous legs. Now, why is shaving a must?

Picture this: your silicone band, the guardian of your stay ups, is on a mission to keep you stylish. But, alas! Unruly leg hair can play the villain, getting in the way of a smooth performance. Fear not, though-shaving comes to the rescue, ensuring a silky surface that lets the silicone do its job without any hairy hiccups.

And here’s a pro-tip for the glamorous gang: whether your thigh highs feature a silicone band or not, a little shave around the thigh area ensures your hair doesn’t steal the spotlight. Because when it comes to thigh highs, we want you strutting your stuff with elegance and a dash of playfulness!

For those who cringe at the thought of daily shaving, fear not-laser hair removal is here to save the day! Although not a prerequisite for donning your hosiery, laser removal offers a more permanent solution.

Laser hair removal provides a longer-lasting, hair-free experience. It’s a fantastic option for those seeking a more permanent solution to the shaving routine.

The freedom of choice remains yours. Whether you choose to shave, trim, or embrace the au naturel look, VienneMilano is here to celebrate your unique style.

Now that we’ve unraveled the mysteries of leg grooming, it’s time to strut your stuff in VienneMilano stockings. Our collection awaits, offering a range of styles to complement every mood and outfit. Embrace the elegance, feel the confidence, and let your legs do the talking. And there you have it, leg enthusiasts! The verdict is in: shaving is generally recommended, especially for sheer stockings and thigh highs with silicone bands. However, the power of choice is in your hands. Whether you opt for the smooth-as-silk route or embrace the natural look, VienneMilano is here to celebrate your unique style. So, shave, trim, or let it be-just make sure to enjoy every leggy moment!

Originally published at https://viennemilano.com on November 17, 2023.

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