Opaque means you can't see through the fabric. Opaque compression stockings are more durable than sheers. They also hide blemishes, varicose veins, and scarring. 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 Therafirm.