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Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Class 2 Thigh Black Compression Stockings

Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Class 2 Thigh Black Compression Stockings


(Inc. 20% VAT) (£49.99 Exc. VAT)

  • Compression hosiery with a stylish design
  • Suitable for mild oedema and venous conditions
  • Sheer black design perfect for work and casual use
  • Offers 15 - 20mmHg of compression to increase blood flow

Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Class 2 Thigh Black Compression Stockings

If you're looking for a pair of compression stockings that are effective and discreet, the Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Class 2 Thigh Black Compression Stockings are an ideal choice. Featuring a semi-transparent design, these stockings do not have the medical look of some compression stockings and are instead closer in look to standard stockings or tights.

Key Features

  • Compression: Class 2 Afnor (15 - 20mmHg)
  • Length: Thigh High
  • Toe Style: Closed Toe
  • Top Band Style: Silicone Grip Top
  • Colour: Black
  • Purchase Quantity: One Pair

Which Size Do I Need?

Due to the close-fitting nature of compression stockings, there are a wealth of sizes available to help you find a fit that is right for you. The Essential Semitransparent Stockings are available in the following versions:

  • Size: Extra Small - XX-Large
  • Style: Slim, Standard and Plus (Depending on the circumference of your leg)
  • Length: Normal or Long (Depending on the length of your leg)

Size and Style

To find your perfect size, please measure the circumference of your ankle (cB on the diagram below), calf (cC) and thigh (cG). Match these measurements as closely as possible to the table below.

Sigvaris Measurement Guide

Size Ankle (cB) Calf (cC) Thigh (cG)
Extra Small (Standard) 17 - 19cm 27 - 35cm 42 - 55cm
Small (Slim) 19 - 22cm 26 - 34cm 35 - 45cm
Small (Standard) 19 - 22cm 30 - 38cm 45 - 58cm
Small (Plus) 19 - 22cm 34 - 42cm 56 - 68cm
Medium (Slim) 22 - 24cm 29 - 37cm 39 - 49cm
Medium (Standard) 22 - 24cm 33 - 41cm 49 - 62cm
Medium (Plus) 22 - 24cm 37 - 45cm 62 - 72cm
Large (Slim) 24 - 26cm 33 - 41cm 44 - 54cm
Large (Standard) 24 - 26cm 37 - 45cm 54 - 67cm
Large (Plus) 24 - 26cm 41 - 49cm 67 - 77cm
Extra Large (Slim) 26 - 29cm 36 - 44cm 48 - 56cm
Extra Large (Standard) 26 - 29cm 40 - 48cm 56 - 69cm
Extra Large (Plus) 26 - 29cm 44 - 52cm 69 - 79cm
XX-Large (Standard) 29 - 32cm 43 - 51cm 62 - 75cm
XX-Large (Plus) 29 - 32cm 47 - 55cm 75 - 85cm


Once you have found your correct size using the table above, you can measure which length you need by measuring from the top of your thigh to the bottom of your foot (the measurement lG on the sizing chart above). Once you have your measurement, please match it to the table below.

Size Leg Length (lG)
Normal Less than 75cm
Long Greater than 75cm

Who Can Use the Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Stockings?

The Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Stockings are designed for use by women who want a compression stocking without having to compromise on aesthetics. The semi-transparent design of this stocking makes it ideally suited for both professional and casual use.


The stockings are suitable for the following conditions and uses:

  • Management of early stages of chronic venous disease
  • Mild lymphoedema
  • Mild lipoedema
  • Varicose veins
  • Pre- and post-vein treatment with minimal oedema
  • Travel or flight use

What Makes the Essential Semitransparent Stockings Different?

  • Sheer design is perfect for women looking for a fashionable compression stocking
  • Double-covered inlaid yarns make the stockings comfortable and allow the stockings to glide on and off
  • Designed to be gentle on the skin with a latex-free construction to reduce the likelihood of allergic reactions
  • Breathable design prevents build up of moisture for better comfort and hygiene
  • Silicone grip top prevents the stockings from slipping, reducing the need for adjustment throughout the day

Click here to see the full Essential Semitransparent Range.

How Do the Sigvaris Stockings Work?

Conditions such as lymphoedema can be occur when blood does not flow from your extremities as freely as it should. To combat this, Sigvaris Compression Stockings apply graded compression to your legs, which helps to encourage the flow of blood from your feet and legs.

What Colour Are These Stockings?

These stockings are supplied in the colour Black, which is dark yet sheer. This is an especially versatile colour, and can match outfits for professional to special occasion wear.

Sigvaris Essentials Semitransparent Compression Stockings are available in the following colours:

  • Black (This product)
  • Dune
  • Chocolate
  • Grey
  • Natural
  • Marine

To shop the various colours, please see our full range of Sigvaris Essentials Semitransparent Stockings.

How Easy Are These Stockings to Put On?

While compression stockings by their nature can be a little difficult to put on, the double-covered inlaid yarns used in the Sigvaris Essentials Stockings allow them to glide on and off. To prevent unwanted movement, these stockings feature a Sensinnov lace grip-top that holds your stockings in place until you're ready to remove them.

Which Level of Compression Do I Need?

These stockings have a compression level of Afnor Class 2, which equates to 15 - 20mmHg of pressure. This is a light-to-moderate level of compression and may not be suited for more severe conditions. If you are unsure of which level of compression you require, we strongly suggest referring to a medical professional.

What Materials Are the Stockings Made From?

  • Polyamide (71%)
  • Elastane (29%)

Please note that this may differ slightly for different styles and compression classes. All Semitransparent Compression Stockings do NOT feature any latex, making them suitable for latex-allergy sufferers.

Product Codes

Size Normal Long
Extra Small (Standard) 302366 302372
Small (Slim) 302522 302526
Small (Standard) 302367 302373
Small (Plus) 302564 302569
Medium (Slim) 302523 302527
Medium (Standard) 302368 302374
Medium (Plus) 302565 302570
Large (Slim) 302524 302528
Large (Standard) 302369 302375
Large (Plus) 302566 302571
Extra Large (Slim) 302525  302529
Extra Large (Standard) 302370 302376
Extra Large (Plus) 302567 302572
XX-Large (Standard) 302371 302377
XX-Large (Plus) 302568 302573

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UK Delivery

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Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Class 2 Thigh Black Compression Stockings are not returnable on the grounds of hygiene

Please note, Compression is dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of hygiene for all of its products and for this reason this item is non-refundable and non-returnable if unsuitable or unwanted on grounds of hygiene. The only exception to this is if products are returned within 14 days and are unopened and unworn in their original packaging.

If you have any questions regarding this returns policy, please contact our team on 020 7501 1109 or via the contact page for further information.

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