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  • Best Compression Stockings for Hot Weather

    It’s all fun and games - until the hot weather rolls around. Long-time compression wearers know the drill. Fall leaves bring chilly temps, longer pants, and the perfect fashion opportunity to transition summer outfits into autumn with the addition of compression tights. Winter follows with even colder months & an added excuse for additional layers. October through March glides by with little inconvenience to the compression wearer’s wardrobe.

    April showers bring May flowers and rising barometers too. As hemlines shorten and winter gear is stored for the season, summer elicits longer days, welcomed sunshine, and new anxiety for support stocking users. Heat makes the prospect of layering or wearing long garments unpalatable.  Sweat + stockings anyone? No thank you.

    The irony about the heat & the effect it has in making wearing compression more challenging is that it can also exacerbate leg symptoms too. It’s not uncommon for swelling to worsen in hot, humid weather.  Travel, a common partner to summer breaks, can also wreck havoc on leg health. To prevent DVT while flying it’s recommended users wear compression stockings, stay hydrated and move frequently. So while its tempting to abandon compression come June, the occasions and environments that accompany it make wearing it just as important as ever.

    We can’t promise it will be more comfortable wearing compression stockings than it would be to rock shorts & flip flops, but there are a few tricks for making it more bearable in hot weather.  Here’s our top RejuvaHealth tips on how to survive wearing compression in spring, summer, & beyond:

    Best Compression Stockings for Hot Weather

    Consider fabric finish – Knit from a finer denier of covered yarns, sheers offer a bit more breathability than opaques in the hot summer months. We also love the small hint of skin they allow to glimpse through the garment. Consider them a subtly sexy way to get the support you need while still appearing seasonally appropriate. If varicose veins or spider veins are of concern, sheer compression stockings are also a great way to provide coverage & smoothness while also sporting your favorite dresses, skirts, and shorts.


    Seek out moisture-wicking materials – Certain compression socks are knit with special moisture-wicking fibers to help with moisture control & temperature management. We particularly love CoolMax, but select variations & brands may include the likes of silver ions, and other materials too.


    Try open toe options – For days sandals are a must, opt for an open-toe compression stocking in a nude color way. We love pairing open-toe nude thigh highs with a maxi dress in summer as a sneaky way to get support while looking effortlessly chic.


    Step out of the black box – We all love a basic black but summer’s the perfect time to mix it up. Reflect light & repel heat by opting for lighter hues. Ashy grays, subtle nudes, and pretty plums are versatile but fun ways to incorporate compression knee-highs into your wardrobe without looking seasonally inappropriate.  And with the resurgence in popularity of fashion socks, a pair with shorts & your favorite ankle boots (or rolled up jeans & tennis shoes) is an adorable and heat-friendly option too.


    Want more of our hot weather picks? Check out Kelsey's RejuvaHealth favorites + tips for wearing & pairing them here:


    What's your favorite tips for surviving the heat while wearing compression? Tell us by commenting below or joining us on Facebook at   Until next time ... stay cool!




  • Red, White, Renewing, and Blue! Compression Stocking Outfit Ideas for 4th of July.


    The Fourth of July is so close we can practically smell the BBQ, hear the fireworks, and feel the warm summer sun. No matter how you choose celebrate this Thursday, we have outfit options to take you all the way from your red, white, and blueberry pancakes to the fireworks grand finale.

    The approaching holiday weekend offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate freedom, feel renewed and still be fashion-forward in sheer summer-friendly styles.


    Party Polished

    So your holiday plans have you at the annual family BBQ for a day of comfort food, endless rounds of horseshoes and croquet, and more cousins than you can count? Try a fresh polka dot sundress with strappy sandals, nautical themed accessories, and a pair of the Medi Open Toed Sheer and Soft Thigh Highs and you have the perfect blend of patriotic and polished.


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    The PacificPlex Polkadot Sundress is a sweet and sassy hint of vintage that accentuates in all the right places. We love the breezy cotton fabric for summer.

    Pair with these Simple braided sandals from Modcloth, the perfect understated accessory.

    Anchors away with this nautical themed necklace from Etsy.

    Top it off with this cute roomy striped tote from Michael Kors and you really can take it all with you.


    California Casual 

    If your idea of a festive Fourth takes you out and about to the early morning parade or late night fireworks show, keep chic and comfy in relaxed boyfriend capris, a sweet polka dot blouse, ultra-feminine lace cardigan, and a pop of red accessories paired with our brand new Sheer Dot Knee Highs in Buff.


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    These relaxed Boyfriend Capris by Citizens of Humanity will work with just about anything

    But we especially love it paired with this Swiss polka dot top

    Layered with the Lace Panel Cardigan by Mango if you’re going to be out after dark

    Go anywhere in style and comfort in the Red Canvas Slip on by Toms

    Accessories can take an outfit to the next level, step it up with these adorable Floral Earrings and eye popping Tory Burch Tote


    Beach Babe

    Skipping the soirees and headed to the beach or pool side for some fun in the sun? Try this figure-flattering swim suit with a breezy white cover up and simple shorts, embellished flip flops, and navy polka dot tote. Layer on a gold beach themed necklace and some sassy shades and you’re ready to go.


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    Make them stop and stare with an eye catching Red Bandeau swimsuit with built in tummy control.

    Stop for lunch or stroll the board walk in these simple Structured Cotton Shorts, a Breezy Cotton Cardigan, and Comfy Wedge Flip Flops. Classic yet sophisticated neutrals keep the focus on your awesome accessories.

    Evoke retro beachside glamour with this delicate gold sea inspired necklace, and face framing Rose Gold Cat-eye Sun Glasses.

    Store your wallet, keys, cell phone, lip balm, sun screen, and anything else you can think of, in summer style in this Navy Polka Dot Beach Tote with braided rope handles.

    Not quite ready to bare it all beachside? Prepare for the bikini body you’ve always wanted with the Solidea Silver Wave Anti-Cellulite Shorts. The shorts are knit with three dimensional Silver Wave technology that banishes cellulite and helps drain excess fluids so that you can both look and feel your best.

  • Spring Trend Watch: FLOWER POWER

    As many of you may have noticed on the pages of your favorite magazines, florals have been all over the runways this season. From hosiery to shirts and even shoes to pants, this spring season is screaming with blossoms & blooms.


    Just because you might wear compression stockings, doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of this trend too. To help you incorporate florals into your supportwear collection, we’ve scoured the Internet for outfit ideas that will appease your fashion sense AND your health consciousness. Check out just a few of our favorite outfit combinations below. Have an outfit of your own you'd like to share? Snap a photo and post it to our Facebook Fanpage. We love to see your outfit ideas too!



    IDEA ONE: FLORAL PANTS - We're obsessed with these fab floral pants from JBrand. Slip on a pair of open-toe Marilyn's underneath for camouflaged compression and pair with dark top & shoes of your choice.



    IDEA TWO: FLORAL PUMPS - Intimidated to wear too much pattern? Pairing blossom-infused shoes with neutral clothing offers a more subtle take on the trend. Combine a comfy, flowy dress (preferrably in a color that picks up your shoes) and the subtly sexy Naomi 140s for a casual carefree look.


    IDEA THREE: FLORAL SHORTS - If you're feeling adventurous, match playful shorts with a coordinating top & tights. Here we've paired our sheer black dot pantyhose with a black top, floral shorts, and vintage-vibe accessories.





    IDEA FOUR: FLORAL TIGHTS - Of course, if you don't want to go for floral clothes, you can always rock the floral trend with your tights. Pictured here are RejuvaHeatlh's new Sheer Black Floral Pantyhose. Available now in the 15-20 mmHg support level & coming soon in 20-30 mmHg. For a casual day look, wear with a plain color tee, demin skirt, and flats as picture below. Swap out the shoes for pumps & add accessories come night time and you'll be date-ready too!


  • Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas that Will Have Cupid Falling Head Over Heels

    Questioning what to wear this Valentine’s Day/Weekend? Here are a few outfit ideas to help make dressing for your date a breeze! Remember the most important part is to make sure the outfit is comfortable and encompasses at least one accessory that defines you. Whether it is your grandmother’s necklace, a ring you found in the Cracker Jack box at age 5, or that flower hair pin you just couldn’t resist buying, be sure to rock it!


    Date Night -

    Our Pink Paisley Pantyhose, available in 15-20 mmHg or 20-30 mmHg compression levels are perfect for the occasion. Try pairing them with your favorite little black dress and some pumps. The rosy pink color of your stockings is sure to match your date’s cheeks when you go in for that kiss.

    Looking for something that’s a little more subtle, but still has that playful appeal? Take our Lavish Leopard Thigh Highs out for the night. Their versatile pattern looks great with a pair of brown boots and a tan skirt or dress. We love this pattern with silver or gold accessories.

    Worried that your slim fitting dress will highlight all the wrong areas? Then Solidea’s Silver Wave Tummy Band is a great option for you.  Wear the tummy band under your clothing and let its three-dimensional wave fabric work its magic. With this garment acting as a second skin, your clothing will appear smooth & bulge free.


    Day on the Town  -

    Planning to take a stroll at the local shopping mall? Or maybe you’re going to enjoy a picnic at the park? Whatever it is, we bet you’ll enjoy an outfit that can go from morning until night.  If you’re feeling a little daring, try pairing our compression knee highs with some oxfords and a skirt. You can also wear boots if they’re more your style, or more appropriate for your local weather. Word of advice, if you go with the boots let your knee highs peak out of the top to add a little extra flair.

    Solidea’s Naomi 140 French Lace Sheer Pantyhose are another great choice if you’re looking for a little more coverage and support to last you throughout the day. Available in black or sabbia, and with an ultra-feminine French lace panty built within, these support stockings will keep your legs feeling great around the clock. And you won’t have to sacrifice looks for comfort with these sexy tights. Feel free to pair these pantyhose with pretty much any outfit idea. Great with dresses, skirts, or even under your favorite pair of jeans- the Naomi 140 has you covered.


    Bike Ride or Hike with Friends  -

    Enjoying a weekend Valentine’s celebration with your girlfriends? Whether you’re going horseback riding, biking, hiking, or just enjoying a day at the movies Solidea’s active wear is the definite way to go. Try their Silver Wave Leggings or Shaping Capri. They are super comfortable and no one will know that while you’re having a good time, you’re also fighting your cellulite. We recommend wearing them with a longer tunic or under your sweats, as they aren’t completely opaque.   And you never know they may just become your new best friend!


    One last thought…

    Not sure what to buy your significant other this Valentine’s Day? Head over to our homepage and check out all the different compression garments we now have to offer. With our new athletic, maternity, and men’s shapewear available you may have just found your one stop shopping spot. Be sure to pick up something nice for yourself. You deserve a little spoiling too! (See our shipping options for more information on processing and arrival estimates to be sure you get your gifts in time for the holiday).

    Still can’t decide what to wear? Check out some of Stacy’s Style Segments on our videos page. There you’ll be able to hear more about our stockings and get some extra style advice.

  • Stacy's Stocking Style Segment, Episode 2

    In this episode of Stacy's Stocking Style Segment, see why she's chosen the "Lavish Leopard" print as the "Most Versatile" pattern in the RejuvaHealth 2011 Collection. In addition to showing us a casual workwear outfit incorporating this print, Stacy also provides general outfit & pairing recommendations. Tune in & let us know whether you agree and/or have any other suggestions! How do you wear your Lavish Leopard Compression Pantyhose & Thigh Highs?

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