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Redheads: The Best Nylons for Fair Skin

A more lenient dress code has many women bidding good-bye to the once female fashion staple: hosiery, also known as “nylons.” First Lady Michelle Obama even stated on The View, “I stopped wearing pantyhose a long time ago because it was painful and they’d always rip…it’s inconvenient.”

But, women like the gorgeous Kate Middleton, regularly sports sheer hose. And, there are thousands of women who still rock hosiery on a daily basis.

So, what do redheads do to find the perfect pair of nude pantyhose? Most blondes and brunettes can quickly run into a department store and find a color close to their skin tone; but redheads, who are usually paler, might have difficulty finding the perfect color. Some nylons may make a redhead’s skin look too dark and no one should have dark legs with light arms and face. And, some pantyhose may make a redhead’s skin look ghostly pale.

Here is a list of the top 8 nylon brands that every redhead should turn to:

Here is a list of the top 8 nylon brands that every redhead should turn to:

1. Our old friend, L’eggs has a brand of “Everyday Regular” nylons in the color ‘Nude.’ They are perfect for everyday wear and will not make the legs look too pale.

2. Hanes makes good stockings in the color ‘Travel Buff.’ It is the palest color they carry without being off-white.

3. Victoria’s Secret sells their control top tights in the color ‘Nude.’ It is a bit darker than most redheads would prefer, but if you’re out on the town or happen to have a glow (from sunless tanners), this color is a great option.

4. The Jonathon Aston “DENIER” collection has nylons in the color ‘Ivory.’ Not only are they great quality and will last an eternity, but they are a fabulous color for redheads.

5. The French brand, Cervin, has a very light, nude color called ‘Gazelle.’ They are transparent, matt and fully formed pantyhose with silk gusset as well as reinforced heels and toes.

6. Having difficulty finding the above brands at your local stores or online? The UK website,, has hosiery based on light color skin tones! Do some research and discover which color is best for you.

Rock it like a Redhead!