Which Sigvaris Style Semitransparent Compression Stockings Are Right for Me?

Friday, 4 September 2020

Featuring an attractive semi-sheer design, the Sigvaris Style Semitransparent are compression stockings designed for the most fashion conscious individuals. As some of the most luxurious compression stockings in the Sigvaris range, they are available in a number of styles and lengths. Versatile enough for business or casual wear, they are supplied in the two classic colours: black and beige.

To help you find your perfect pair of fashion-friendly compression stockings, we've put together this introductory guide to the Sigvaris Style Semitransparent range. Read on to learn more about the compression classes and designs available.

Replacing the Sigvaris Magic Compression Hoisery Range

The Style Semitransparent range has been designed to replace the now discontinued Sigvaris Magic range. They are therefore very similar in terms of both look and function to the Sigvaris Magics. For example, there is a good range of style and embellishment available to ensure they fulfil fashion requirements as well as medical effectiveness.

Thigh Highs with a Lace or Knobbed Grip-Top

The Style Semitransparent Compression Stockings offer more variety in terms of style and embellishment compared to some of their other lines. Their thigh high stockings can therefore be purchased with either a lace grip or a knobbed grip silicone top band, which helps to hold the stockings in place.

The lace grip-top is best suited for individuals with an elegant sense of dress while the knobbed grip-top has a quirkier look. The lace grip-top also feels a little softer against the skin, whereas the knobbed grip-top is better at preventing slippage during the day.

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Knee High Compression Stockings

Sigvaris Style Semitransparent Class 1 (18-21mmHg) Knee High Black Compression Stockings

Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

Knee High Compression Stockings with Open Toe

Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings with Knobbed Grip

Sigvaris Style Semitransparent Class 1 (18-21mmHg) Thigh Black Compression Stockings with Knobbed Grip

Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings with Knobbed Grip and Open Toe

Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings with Lace Grip

Sigvaris Style Semitransparent Class 1 (18-21mmHg) Thigh Black Compression Stockings with Knobbed Grip

Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings with Lace Grip and Open Toe

Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

Full Length Compression Tights

Sigvaris Style Semitransparent Class 1 (18-21mmHg) Black Compression Tights

Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

Full Length Compression Tights with Open Toe

Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

Which Class Do I Need?

These stockings can treat conditions like venous diseases by applying graduated compression to your legs, thereby improving blood flow. Different conditions will require certain levels of compression to successfully improve symptoms. The Sigvaris Style Compression Stockings are graded according to the RAL standard (measured in mmHG) and are available in two classes:

  • RAL Class 1 (18-21mmHg)
  • RAL Class 2 (23-32mmHg)

RAL Class 1 (18-21mmHg) is considered a light to moderate level of compression, while RAL Class 2 (23-32mmHg) is moderate compression.

Choosing Your Class

RAL Class 1 stockings can be used for low level concerns, including:

  • Slight aches or fatigue in the legs
  • Support when sitting or standing for extended periods
  • For extra leg support in general settings

RAL Class 2 stockings are best for when users need a little more support, and can help with:

  • Mildly swollen, achy legs
  • Active, busy days or travel wear
  • Improving circulation, especially in the legs
  • Preventing varicose and spider veins during pregnancy

While this can act as a general guide, we recommend you always consult a health practitioner before purchasing a certain class of compression stocking if you are unsure of what class you need or if you are dealing with a moderate - severe condition. If you suspect you require a higher level of compression, speak to your doctor.

Which Style Should I Choose?

These stockings are available in three different styles: knee high, thigh high and full length tights. Your main priority should be getting the correct hoisery style for the type of condition your are treating. You may want to consider whether the higher parts of your leg require as much compression as the lower parts. For further advice on compression stockings styles, you can consult a healthcare professional.

Once you've determined which styles are appropriate for your treatment, you can then think about the kind of look you want to achieve, in addition to the season. For example, full length tights might offer a little more warmth and coverage, while knee high stockings can be paired with skirts during summer months.

Open or Closed Toe?

Closed toe stockings may be needed if you require some level of compression in every part of your foot, or if your feet tend to get cold during the day. Some people prefer to wear open toe stockings however, to avoid excess pressure in their toes and to help their feet breathe during the day.

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