Larger sized socks and hosiery can be some of the most difficult to find in stores.
Diabetics and those with thicker ankles and calves frequently need softer or looser cuffed socks, and compression hose that helps with circulation. Specialty socks for outdoor activities, athletics, and as boot liners can also be harder to find off line, and the internet provides a fantastic resource.
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Ashley Stewart carries classic sheer pantyhose, colored and patterned tights, and trouser socks designed for wider calves. Those looking for footless tights can often find heavier leggings that work well here. Size 12 to 26W.
Asos often has a unique, hard-to-find selection of plus-size tights and hosiery with a trendy to ar-to-wear quality.
Avenue carries plus-size tights in a variety of fashion forward colors, patterns and styles in the fall and winter months in their "accessories" category. Often carries socks, and trendier items such as leg warmers for plus calves to coordinate with their shoe collection. Hosiery sizes up to EE and 365 pounds.
Bare Necessities. Large selection of queen size hosiery from labels like Spanx, Givenchy, Ellen Tracy and more. Styles include sheers, control top, footless, fishnet and opaque tights. Also good selection of cotton socks, knee highs, trouser socks, thigh highs and athletic socks.
Catherine's carries opaque tights, shimmer sheer pantyhose, wide calf knee highs and socks in their "intimates" category in sizes up to 7X (400 - 450 lbs).
Evans carries fun patterned socks all year, in addition to colored, lace and patterned tights in season. Sizes up to 3X.
Hips and Curves known for its great curvy lingerie, also carries an excellent selection of fun plus-size hosiery such as thigh high stockings with bows, fishnet hosiery, lace top sheers, striped stockings, and lace body stockings. Plus-sizes up to 4X.
Just My Size is a super store of basic plus-size pantyhose. They carry full-figured tights, sheers, control top pantyhose, re-enforced toes, knee highs and wide calf trouser socks. Plus-sizes up to 7X.
Kohl's carries a large variety of socks from athletic to ankle and knee highs in solids and patterns. Some tights in season in sizes up to 1X.
Lane Bryant carries lots of fun socks and a selection of Spanx control top pantyhose, daysheers, patterned, colored and opaque tights for the fuller figure. Footed and footless styles frequently available. Look under the "accessories" tab for hosiery. Plus-size 14 to 28W.
Modcloth is an indie designer site with small production runs, so if you see something you like available in your size scoop it up when you can. One of the most unique sock collections on the net. Choose from fun art-to-wear patterns, Christmas socks, pop art and cute animal motifs, and more. Short crew socks, boot liners, and trouser socks, plus fun styles including socks with toes. Unusual patterned tights in plus-sizes have been known to turn up here in sizes up to size 4X.
Old Pueblo Traders carries a small collection of socks and hosiery that often includes hard-to-find items such as 100% cotton socks and wide-calf socks.
Target carries a wide assortment of socks in novelty prints, patterns, and solid crew socks and athletic socks. Tights and pantyhose are also available in season, some with built in shaping. Sizes up to 2X.
Torrid regularly carries a variety of hard-to-find hosiery in plus-sizes. They frequently have fishnets, patterned tights, thigh highs, lace tights, striped tights, and novelty styles like skull motif tights. Footless leggings in solid colors and patterns are regularly stocked and can include lace, sweater knits, and premium fabrics. Size XL to 5X.
Ulla Popken offers a
collection solid and patterned hosiery, trouser socks with non
binding ankles favored by diabetics and those with wider calves,
full calved knee highs, and seasonal hosiery styles that follow
trends. Pantyhose sizes to fit dress sizes 12 to 32W.
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In recent years trendy plus-size tights in bright colors, patterns and fishnets have been easier to find on-line, while lingerie stores are beginning to regularly carry plus-size thigh highs and stockings, particularly popular with brides. Classic sheer pantyhose for working and career women comes in both plus and super sizes at select retailers. Full-figured women with pear or hourglass figure types often require larger than Queen Size pantyhose and tights.
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