Our Guide to the Sigvaris Style Transparent Stockings Range

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Some compression garments have a very medical appearance, which can make it more difficult to style your outfits fashionably. To help remedy this problem, Sigvaris created their line of Style Transparent Compression Stockings, which feature an attractive, sheer design that resemble traditional fashion stockings far more than most medical compression garments.

To help you find the perfect pair of compression garments for you, we've put together this guide of the different styles, colours and compression levels available.

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Knee High Compression Stockings

Sigvaris Style Transparent Class 2 (15-20mmHg) Knee High Black Compression Stockings

Class 2 (15-20mmHg)

Knee High Compression Stockings with Open Toe

Sigvaris Style Transparent Class 2 (15-20mmHg) Knee High Beige Compression Stockings

Class 2 (15-20mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings

Sigvaris Style Transparent Class 2 (15-20mmHg) Thigh Black Compression Stockings

Class 2 (15-20mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings with Open Toe

Sigvaris Style Transparent Class 2 (15-20mmHg) Thigh Beige One Compression Stockings with Open Toe

Class 2 (15-20mmHg)

Full Length Compression Tights

Sigvaris Style Transparent Class 2 (15-20mmHg) Black Compression Tights

Class 2 (15-20mmHg)

Full Length Compression Tights with Open Toe

Sigvaris Style Transparent Class 2 (15-20mmHg) Beige One Compression Tights with Open Toe

Class 2 (15-20mmHg)

Which Class Do I Need?

The Sigvaris Style Transparent Compression Stockings adhere to the Afnor compression standard, where pressure is measured mmHg. They are only available in Class 2 of this standard, which offers 15-20mmHg of pressure. This is a mild to moderate level of compression and should not be used for treating very severe conditions. 

Instead, they can be used for the following:

  • Relief of sore or mildly swollen legs
  • General leg fatigue, especially when you are quite active
  • Increasing circulation in your lower limbs
  • Preventing varicose or spider veins in pregnancy

For a similar line which provides higher levels of compression, take a look at the Sigvaris Style Semitransparent range.

Which Style?

These compression garments are available in a knee and thigh high versions, as well as full length tights. When choosing your style, your priority should be considering which part of your leg requires treatment. For example, your condition may only affect your calf, while others may require compression of the entire leg.

Second to this, you can consider which style you'd prefer in terms of which garments will look best on you, and which will match the rest of your wardrobe.

Open or Closed Toe?

Closed toe compression garments ensure blood flow is increased from the very tip of your feet, and are therefore ideal if you suffer a venous condition that effects the entirety of your lower limbs. However, if your condition does not extend to your feet, and you if find pressure around your toes uncomfortable, you may want to opt for an open toe version instead.

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