Between slogging away at your desk, the school run, or spending what feels like an eternity standing on the tube, there’s rarely any time to look after number one. Cue the amazing Leg Aesthetics range from German brand Falke, all of which are designed to make day to day life that little bit easier. The range is split into three different collections: Shaping, made with clever control tops to iron out lumps and bumps; Vitalizer, employing medium strength compression to eradicate tired pins; and Energizer, again helping to combat lethargic legs but offering a stronger compression factor. But as with other ‘techy tights’, it can be difficult to know what all the jargon means, so I thought it would be useful to round up the ranges and make it crystal clear what each collection can offer you.
Giving your figure a defined shape and smoothing out problem zones, the Shaping range benefits from invisible shaping effect tops, discreetly flattening the stomach whilst ironing out your hips. Working alongside the shaping top, you’ll also find a shaping effect panty that targets the bottom and thighs. You’d be forgiven for thinking that a shaping effect might be uncomfortable and give you that dreaded ‘squeezing’ feeling, but fret not, for Falke have ensured all-day comfort thanks to innovative materials that caress the leg without constricting it. If you’re a fan of sheer tights, check out the Falke Shaping Panty 15D Tights, opting for the 20D alternative if you’re after something a little thicker. Or if you’re ready to wrap up warm and embrace the winter, the Shaping Panty 50D Tights are for you, keeping you snug without being thick enough to leave you melting once you reach the safety of the office!
Next up is the Vitalizer range, which is brilliant if you often find yourself cursing your aching legs come the end of the day. This collection uses a medium strength pressure distribution, so is a great place to start if you have relatively little experience in wearing support tights. The magic works by applying gentle pressure to the legs, which in turn sends blood pumping around your arteries and veins to prevent legs from feeling heavy and tired. Leaving your legs full of vitality, they’re perfect for anyone who regularly embarks on long haul journeys, as well as anyone who spends long periods of time stationary or on your feet. Oh, and they’ve also thrown in a shaping effect for good measure! If it’s sheer tights you prefer, the Vitalizer 20D Tights should be your port of call. For something a little more cosy, take a look at the 40D alternative. But don’t worry about missing out if you’re not a fan of wearing tights altogether, the Vitalizer 20D Knee Highs offer the same benefits and can be worn beneath work trousers or jeans!
If you’re accustomed to wearing support hosiery and require a stronger control factor, this is where the Energizer range comes into its own. With an added impact of arteries and veins, the range will actively energize and stimulate your legs, increasing your mobility and benefitting from a shaping effect for slender looking legs. Again, Falke have catered for every preference, with two pairs of tights, one in a 30D and the other in a 50D depending on the weather, as well as two pairs of knee high socks (predictably also in a 30D and 50D).
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