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November 5, 2022

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‘Tis the season for tights. A super fun time, especially if your legs are your favorite feature and you like to play around with fun patterns and unique colors.

Tights Can Be Troublesome Though

Like all things Petite Style, finding tights that fit can be a hassle.

Some super common complaints…

  • They’re too big and wad up around my waist.
  • They’re too long, so I have to fold over the foot and tuck under my toes.
  • Or… they’re too big, so by lunchtime I have elephant knees.

So, something that should be simple turns into a struggle.

But it doesn’t have to be. Not anymore.

The Best Tights For Petites

Here are 4 tights/hosiery brands that Petite women love. And to make life a bit easier, there is a link to shop and a snippet about what each brand does really well.

‘Cause, the goal is always for getting dressed to be fast and easy.

Ready to dive in?


Looking For Basic Black (Or Grey, Navy, Green, Brown)

La Dearchuu

If you’re looking for a pair of basic opaques at a reasonable price, check out La Dearchuu.

Their Petite size fits women under 5’5″ and 130 lbs.

Pluses: They have a 30 money-back guarantee in case you don’t love them.

Minuses: They’re control top. Not the make-you-feel-like-a-sausage tight. But you definitely know it’s there.

They’re only $10 on Amazon. Want to take a look? Here’s the link.

Your Little Eco-Warrior Heart Will Sing


Best fitting hosiery for petite women

Rachel currently has two environmentally aware options available. One is upcycled from nylon scraps, and the second from recycled plastic bottles. So clever, right!

Pluses: If you hate bind-y waists, these are for you. They have quite possibly the most comfortable waistband ever made.

Minuses: Stick to the classic styles. Some of their other options (like the faux over-the-knee) are not Petite friendly styles.

Here’s the link to shop Rachel.

The Italians Have It All Figured Out


The best tights for Petite women

When looking for tights for clients, I always go to Oroblu first.

Why? Because Italian legwear typically runs slimmer and shorter, meaning fit is rarely an issue.

Pluses: Their opaque is truly opaque. And the feel is out of the world soft.

Minuses: Their regular hosiery is super silky. So, avoid any rough treatment, or they’ll snag.

Here’s the link to shop Oroblu.

A couple of other Italian brands you’ll want to know about:

Tabio – A virtual candy shop of colors and weights. And their small size fits women as small as 4’10”

Emilio Cavallini – Soooo many patterns and polka-dots.

Patterns & Colors & More! Oh My.


The best hosiery brands for women with short legs

If you love fun patterns and bright colors, you must check out MeMoi.

My clients rave about The Brooklyn Flat Knit Sweater tights.

They come in 16 or so colors and do a great job keeping their shape.

Pluses: They offer sweater tights which are perfect for frigid weather. They also have a bunch of Curvy and Maternity options.

Minuses: Best on taller Petites – meaning 5′ and above.

Here’s the link to see more.

You’re More Traditional?


Berkshire offers a range of traditional hose in an array of colors and Petite sizes.

Here’s the link to shop Birkshire.

Put A Bow On It

The best tights/hosiery brands for Petites and women with short legs.

  • La Dearchuu – Classic Opaques
  • Rachel – Earth Happy
  • Oroblu – Fun Patterns & Perfect Fit
  • MeMoi – The Yummiest Sweater Tights
  • Birkshire – Traditional Hosiery

Do you have a favorite tights/hose brand the Petite world absolutely needs to know about?

Great! Pop it in the comments below.

‘Til next week.

Hugs & happy shopping.

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