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What type of clothing is a hose?
Hose are any of various styles of men’s clothing for the legs and lower body, worn from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, when the style fell out of use in favour of breeches and stockings. (See also trousers.) The old plural form of “hose” was “hosen”.
What is the difference between hose and socks?
As nouns the difference between sock and hose is that sock is a knitted or woven covering for the foot or sock can be a ploughshare while hose is trousers.
What are stockings called in UK?
When we, at UK Tights, usually talk of hosiery, tights, stockings, hold ups and leggings, we, sometimes, we are lost in translation. These terms may sound funny to some of you, especially those of you based in the US. So, for some of you, pantyhose probably sounds more natural.
What’s difference between tights and hose?
Tights are generally thicker than pantyhose, with a denier of 40 to 100; they can range from almost-see-through to totally opaque. Unlike pantyhose, they can come in a range of fabrics, patterns, and styles, though they are usually footed and worn under some item of skirt- or dress-type clothing.
What were hose made of?
Most hose were made of wool, though very wealthy men might have hose made of silk or velvet.
What is a pair of hose?
Noun. 1. hose – socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear) hosiery. footwear – clothing worn on a person’s feet.
Are nylons tights?
Nylons are more formal than tights. They are an accessory not only to make your legs look good but to make the whole package of what you are wearing look good. Tights can be worn in less formal occasions. You could wear them under a short skirt or under a dress or shorts.
What are pantyhose made from?
Most pantyhose are composed of nylon and a small amount of spandex, which provides the elasticity and form fitting that is characteristic of modern pantyhose. Unfortunately, the nylon fabric is somewhat prone to tearing and it is common for very sheer hose to ‘run’ soon after snagging on something rough or sharp.
What is sheer stocking?
Sheer tights and stockings are available in gloss finish which gives a shiny look, or matt finish which has no shine. Sheer is also referred to as translucent or transparent, according to the manufacturer.
What are sheer stockings?
Are pantyhose just tights?
Essentially, pantyhose are the same as tights, but it usually is used to refer to sheer tights, under 40 denier. The term is popular in North America for sheer tights, whilst the word tights specifically means thicker items of legwear to most North Americans.
What’s the difference between leggings, stockings and hosiery?
Stockings, leggings, thigh highs and Pantyhose or tights are the main types of hosiery. All of them may sound similar to you as it did for me, but there are some obvious differences. This is a sheer, close-fitting and stretchy legwear that starts somewhere between the knee and mid-thigh and goes on to cover the toes.
Which is the correct definition of the word hose?
1 plural hose. a(1) : a cloth leg covering that sometimes covers the foot. (2) : stocking, sock. b(1) : a close-fitting garment covering the legs and waist that is usually attached to a doublet by points. (2) : short breeches reaching to the knee.
Which is the best definition of a stocking?
1. a. A close-fitting, usually knitted covering for the foot and leg, often made of sheer fabric as nylon or silk and rising high on the leg. b. A sock. 2. Something that resembles such a covering, especially:
What kind of stockings do you wear on your leg?
A pair of dark grey nylon stockings. Stockings (also known as hose, especially in a historical context) are close-fitting, variously elastic garments covering the leg from the foot up to the knee or possibly part or all of the thigh. Stockings vary in color, design, and transparency.