Opaque means you can't see through the fabric. Opaque compression
stockings are more durable than sheers. They also hide blemishes,
varicose veins, and scaring. The fabric can have a smooth finish,
pattern, or ribbing. Most opaque fabrics are made of nylon and
spandex. There are many compression knee highs available with cotton,
and Juzo makes one with silver to fight bacterial growth and
infection. Many opaque knee highs, especially in the higher compression
levels, have the option of an open or closed toe.
Contrary to popular belief, opaque stockings aren't always warmer
than sheers. The more expensive stockings have excellent wicking
properties, which quickly pulls moisture away from your skin keeping
you cool and dry.
BrightLife Direct stocks every size, color, and compression from
Jobst, Mediven, Juzo, Sigvaris, Allegro, Euros Rx and a selection from
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