Types of Compression Stockings

There are three common types of compression stockings: knee highs, thigh highs, and pantyhose. (Not to be confused with compression socks, which are sometimes referenced as compression stockings!) The most common styles of these stockings are classic sheers and opaques with the choice of a natural nude color, navy, or black.

Each type of hosiery is made with LEGEND’s graduated compression technology and fiber technology to create the sheer appearance while keeping its durability, and comes with the choice of 15-20 mmHg (more for everyday wear) or 20-30 mmHg (typically worn for venous insufficiencies). While the original design of compression stockings was for women with circulatory deficiencies or for frequent fliers, they are now also considered “fashionable compression”. Knee highs can be paired with boots, or thigh highs and pantyhose can be worn under skirts and dresses to liven up an outfit. Our compression hosiery is made for all women, including those who are in need of some extra support while also wanting to keep their legs looking as good as they feel!

Other types of compression stockings exist, with various styles and compression levels, but these are the three core types that cover the majority of compression stockings.

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