Denier for Tights In a Nutshell (Infographic)

The thickness or thinness of tights is known to be the denier. The term, denier, which stemmed from the words density and linear, relates to the weight of the yarn from which the tights are woven. Technically, 1 denier is equivalent to 1 gram of yarn, which is 9,000 meters.

A better understanding of denier would help you determine what type of tights suits you as the thickness or sheerness of the tights can affect factors such as warmth, comfort, style, and appearance.

There are a of terms in the hosiery world that commonly relate to denier, this includes ultra-sheer, sheer, semi-opaque, opaque, thick, and mega thick. These denier counts will help you figure out which tights you can wear for every season or occasion. Outlined below are the qualities of each range of denier.



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