- Stockings made of yarn which give them a heavier appearance
(usually 40 denier or greater).
RHT - Abbreviation of reinforced heel and toe.
Are Stockings ?
- Stockings with a heel made with folded over and sewn reinforcement.
- Stockings which have a reinforced toe with half the coverage
on top as on the bottom. This results in a reinforcement
that covers only the tip of the toes as opposed to the whole
toe. These can be with or without a reinforced heel.
# - The
lower the denier number the sheerer the garment. Stockings
knitted with a higher denier tend to be less sheer but more
- Knitted stockings with a very wide open knit resembling
a fish net.
- Similar to fishnet, but with a much wider pattern.
These are sometimes worn over another pair of stockings
or pantyhose, such as matte or opaque, with a contrasting
Fully Fashioned Stockings
- Full-fashioned stockings are knitted flat,
the material is then cut and the two sides are then united
by a seam up the back. Full-fashioned stockings were the
most popular style until the 1960s.
or Stay-up Stockings
- Stocking that are held up by sewn-in elasticated bands
(quite often a wide lace top band).
Stockings which have a dull or non-lustre finish.
Mock seam - A false seam sewn into the back of a
Nude heel Stockings
- Stockings without reinforcement in the heel area.
Stocking that stop at the base of the toe with a piece that
goes between the first and second toes to hold them down.
They can be worn with some open-toed shoes, especially to
show off pedicured toes.
Sandalfoot - Stockings with a nude toe, meaning no heavier
yarn in the toe than is in the leg.
- Stockings manufactured in the old Full-Fashioned manner
with a seam running up the back of the leg. In the past
they were manufactured by cutting the fabric and then sewing
it together. Today stockings are generally fully knitted
and a fake or mock seam is added up the back for a particular
- Stockings knit in one operation on circular machines
(one continuous operation) so that no seaming is required
up the back.
- Stockings generally of a 15 to 20 denier.
Knee-Highs - Stockings that terminate at or just
barely below the knee.
Thigh-Highs - Stockings that terminate somewhere
in the mid-thigh.
Ultra Sheee Stockings
- A fine denier fiber which gives the ultimate in sheerness.
Usually 10 denier.
Welt - A fabric knitted separately and machine-sewn
to the top of a stocking. Knit in a heavier denier yarn
and folded double to give strength for supporter fastening.