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 or
ribbing. Most opaque fabrics are made of nylon and spandex. Sigvaris
makes a thigh high with cotton, and Juzo makes one with silver to fight
bacterial growth and infection. Many opaque thigh highs 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, Juzo, Mediven, Sigvaris and Allegro.
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