Women’s Fashionable Compression Stockings
Compression stockings for women were originally made to provide relief from chronic aching and fatigued leg muscles, ankles and feet, consequently they were made about as fashionable as a leg cast. They were made in only two colors, opaque white and beige; white screamed lymphedema stockings, and beige looked like the type Hassidic women wear, or worse very old ladies. Not only that but they were the tourniquet-type, making them so uncomfortable that most woman couldn’t wait to take them off at the end of the day.
Today fashionable compression stockings can be found in an array colors, patterns, styles (leggings, knee and thigh-high stockings, and regular and maternity pantyhose), and lengths and many fashion boutiques and department stores carry them as well as online retailers. and online. And, all are gorgeous, stylish and sexy, without sacrificing their therapeutic function.
Fabrics are made from softer yarns and are put together with higher-tech knitting techniques (more open weaves and seamless finishes), along with other innovations such as microencapsulated moisturizers. A line of graduated compression stockings called Evolution (priced at $28 a pair) is a perfect example. The institutional colors of white and beige have also been replaced with a huge selection of colors and patterns.
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