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Different Finishes

When you look at the packaging of tights you will find a variety of different terms used to describe what the finish is, for example; shiny, slight sheen, gloss, matt, shimmer.... We found this confusing, therefore we have examined all the products that we sell at MyTights and put them all into one of the four categories below going from matte tights to the most shiny tights, which makes it simpler to know what you are buying as well as making it much easier to compare one product against another!

Click here to shop tights and then use the left hand menu to choose shiny, matte, slight sheen or very shiny


Matte tights are, as you would expect, completely matt with no shine whatsoever!

Matte tights are both understated and flattering, plus they won’t draw too much attention to your legs as they give a completely flat look on your leg. Matte opaques are a particular favourite at MyTights as well as with the press.

Slight Sheen

Hosiery with a Slight sheen has just a hint of shine rather than being completely matt. The slight sheen will give a softer outline to your legs as they do not give such a flat appearance as matt tights. Suitable for every day and very elegant for the evening, particularly in sheer styles.


Shiny hosiery has an obvious shine to it and very much catches the light. Shiny hosiery also feels smooth and silky on your legs. Great for special occasions, but can also be worn everyday. Shiny hosiery will draw even more attention to your legs as the light reflects off the hosiery, defining the shape of your legs. Shiny tights aren't great if you want to go for the "bare leg look" or don't want to draw too much attention to your legs!

Very Shiny

Very shiny is how we describe products such as Wet Look and other hosiery that is very glossy. Similar to shiny hosiery items but even glossier! Very shiny tights will reflect the light, drawing attention to your legs. Very shiny hosiery will also highlight your legs and make them stand out.

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