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Introducing Sigvaris: Fashionable, Effective Compression Garments

Thursday, 8 October 2020  |  Frances

Leading producer of compression garments Sigvaris are dedicated to creating solutions that are not only medically effective but innovative as well. By creating compression garments that look and feel like standard hosiery yet still deliver reliable compression therapy, they help people feel their best, and look their best as well.

Boasting a huge range of designs, they offer compression garments in a number of styles, colours and compression strengths. If you're ready to find out more about this fantastic brand, continue reading this introductory guide to the different lines available.

Best for Sensitive Skin: Sigvaris Essential Thermoregulating Unisex (Formerly Sigvaris Cotton)

Sigvaris Essential Thermoregulating Unisex Class 2 (23-32mmHg) Knee High Maxi Foot Nature Compression Stockings

Key Benefits

  • Soft cotton interior enhances comfort
  • Can be worn in both warm or cold weather
  • Offers insulation as well as breathability
  • Completely free from latex
  • Available as knee highs, thigh highs or full length tights

Why Are They So Good for Sensitive Skin?

Compression stockings often have to be worn for long periods of time, which can become a problem if you find they irritate your skin or cause you to overheat. The Sigvaris Essential Thermoregulating Unisex line was designed to help remedy such issues by providing a high level of comfort as well as temperature regulation.

The garments are entirely latex free for a reduced risk of allergy and irritation, while the full cotton liner feels soft and gentle against the skin. This cotton material also encourages evaporation of moisture for a cooling effect, making it suitable for wear in hot weather. Conversely, the knitted fabric traps heat for added warmth in colder seasons, ensuring you'll be perfectly comfortable no matter the season.

What Classes Are Available?

This line offers RAL Classes 1 - 3, which equates to between 18 - 21mmHg and 34 - 46mmHg of pressure. This therefore offers a good range of compression, spanning from mild to high. However, each class in the RAL standard is slightly higher than those of the Afnor Classes, so if you'd like slightly milder compression, have a look at the Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent line.

Click the button below to browse our full selection of the Sigvaris Essential Thermoregulating line, or check out our blog Which Sigvaris Essential Thermoregulating Compression Stockings Are Best For Me? for more information.

Best Range for Colour: Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent (Formerly Sigvaris Diaphane)

Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Class 2 (15 - 20mmHg) Thigh Marine Compression Stockings

Key Benefits

  • Supplied in a variety of colours including Marine, Dune and Chocolate
  • Double-covered inlaid yarns allow for easy application and removal
  • Suitable for both professional and casual wear
  • Available as knee highs, thigh highs or full length tights

What Is Their Colour Selection Like?

For compression garments that most closely resemble a standard line of fashion stockings or tights, look no further than the Sigvaris Essential Semitransparents. With a semi-sheer design and a number of colours available, the garments in this line offer versatility of wear, and are just as suitable for the office as they are for your day off. They can be found in black, as well as different shades of brown, beige and blue.

While compression garments can often be a little difficult to put on due to their tight-fitting nature, these garments also mimic the feel of standard stockings and tights, and glide easily on and off the leg due to their double-covered inlaid yarns.

What Classes Are Available?

These stockings are available in Afnor Classes 1 - 3, which provide between 10 - 15mmHg and 20 - 36mmHg. While this line does offer a good range spanning from mild to high compression levels, you can take a look at the Sigvaris Essential Thermoregulating line for slightly higher compression levels, as they adheres to the RAL standard.

Want to find out more? Click the button below to browse our selection, or check out our blog Which Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent Compression Stockings Are Right for Me? for further information.

Best for Fashionable Wear: Sigvaris Style Semitransparent (Formerly Sigvaris Magic)

Sigvaris Style Semitransparent Class 1 (18-21mmHg) Black Compression Tights

Key Benefits:

  • Features the widest range of styles
  • Semi-sheer appearance resembles typical fashion garments
  • Thigh high versions have a selection of grip-tops available
  • More durable than transparent compression hosiery

Why They Are They Best for Style

These garments are available in the widest range of styles due to their selection of thigh highs with grip top, including their elegant lace grips and knobbed grip tops. Not only do these tops help stop the garments from sliding down the leg during the day, they also add a touch of style to the typical design. That said, gripless versions are also available for those who prefer to apply their own compression stocking adhesive.

Additionally, they have a classic semitransparent design that is a staple in every wardrobe, and offers a good balance between durability and style.

What Classes Are Available?

This line features RAL Classes 1 and 2, which equate to between 18 - 21mmHg and 23 - 32mmHg, or mild and moderate compression. For RAL Class 3 compression, you can take a look at the Sigvaris Essential Thermoregulating line.

To find out more about the Sigvaris Style Semitransparent line, click the button below or check out our blog Which Sigvaris Style Semitransparent Compression Stockings Are Right for Me?

Best for Winter Months: Sigvaris Style Opaque

Sigvaris Style Opaque Class 1 (15-20mmHg) Thigh Marine Compression Stockings

Key Benefits

  • Block colours perfect for completing winter outfits
  • Thicker denier offers warmth in cold weather
  • More resilient than lower denier garments

The high denier of the Sigvaris Style Opaques makes them especially unique compared to the other garments in the Sigvaris range. Not only does it mean they are less likely to rip than compression hosiery of a lower denier, it also means they provide more warmth and insulation for use in winter months.

In terms of style, their bold appearance matches that of many standard winter tights and stockings and can therefore complement winter looks well.

What Classes Are Available?

This line is only available in Afnor Class 2, (15 - 20mmHg) which equates to a mild to moderate level of compression. For high levels of compression adhering to the Afnor standard, we recommend you refer to the Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent line.

To find out more about the Sigvaris Style Opaque line, click the button below or check out our blog Which Sigaris Style Opaque Compression Stocking Do I Need?

Best for Discreet Wear: Sigvaris Style Transparent

Sigvaris Style Transparent Class 2 (15-20mmHg) Thigh Black Compression Stockings

Key Benefits

  • Highly sheer design creates a barely there, natural look
  • Nude colours can be worn to even out skin tone
  • All styles supplied in Afnor Class 2 (15 - 20mmHg) for mild/moderate compression
  • Available as knee highs, thigh highs or full length tights

You don't have to compromise on style to get the right level of compression. Despite offering a decent level of compression suitable for applications like preventing varicose veins, these compression garments are impressively sheer and can be worn whenever you want to achieve a natural, bare leg look.

Also perfect for use in summer months, they have a high level of breathability and can help you combat leg fatigue on busy, active days.

What Classes Are Available?

This line is only available in Afnor Class 2 (15 - 20mmHg) which equates to a mild to moderate level of compression. For high levels of compression adhering to the Afnor standard, we recommend you refer to the Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent line.

To find out more about the Sigvaris Style Transparent line, click the button browse our selection, or check out our blog Which Sigvaris Style Transparent Stockings Do I Need?

Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex: Best for All Round Comfort

Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Class 1 Black Compression Tights with Waist Attachment

Key Benefits

  • Moisture-wicking material keeps protects skin health
  • Offers high level of breathability in addition to insulating warmth
  • Ideal for those who often overheat
  • Double-covered inlaid yarns prevent scratching and irritation

Compression stockings often need to be worn for extended periods, which is why comfort is of the upmost importance. The Sigvaris Essential Comfortable line certainly delivers on this front.

Made from a 'modern' fabric, the garments in this line feels soft and luxurious against the skin, while their double-covered inlaid yarns ensure they are easy to don and doff. Additionally, they offer a combination of insulation and moisture-wicking technology, which help keep you at the perfect temperature at all times.

What Classes Are Available?

This line offers RAL Classes 1 - 3, which equates to between 18 - 21mmHg and 34 - 46mmHg of pressure. This therefore offers a good range of compression, spanning from mild to high. However, each class in the RAL standard is slightly higher than those of the Afnor Classes, so if you'd like slightly milder compression, have a look at the Sigvaris Essential Semitransparent line.

To find out more about Sigvaris Essential Comfortable garments, click the button below or check out our blog Which Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Compression Stockings Are Right for Me?

Practical Fashion

We hope this guide has got you as sold on this brand as we are. With so many different lines available, we're confident you'll find a compression garment that will fulfil all of your medical, practical and fashion needs. If you'd still like to have a look at all of the brands and styles we have available on our site regardless, why not check out our full compression garments range.

We hope you found this guide helpful. If you've got any feedback on the Sigvaris range, or any favourites you'd like to recommend, leave a comment below or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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