Picking the perfect dress is the first step to looking gorgeous on your wedding day, and the second is selecting the right hosiery to complement your outfit. If you don’t know your sheer from your spandex, here’s a handy guide that unravels the perplexity of hosiery.

Knee socks, socks, tights, and leggings are just a few of the types of footwear that fall under the umbrella of knitting term. A lot of people might think of them as the realm of the older generation, but with some pretty sharp styles out there, you can definitely spice up your wedding night.

The socks come in pairs one for each leg and provide leg-to-thigh protection. You can easily buy nylon tights from various online sources. There are three types:

The earliest socks were held with garters, rings of cloth that were pulled over the socks and tied tightly around the knees to keep them from falling. Today, garters are more traditional than functional, and such usually made of embellished lace are worn with garters to weddings.

In the early 20th century, women began to use garter belts or garter belts to support socks. These are underwear worn around the waist with four or six cords hanging and tied over the socks.

To facilitate the wearing of socks and eliminate the effect of suspenders,  braces are made. They have a strip of traction material on the top and inside of each sock, e.g. Silicone or elastic rubber to prevent it from slipping down the thigh. On the outside is usually a wide lace top with a garland.