Swelling of the feet and ankles is a completely normal part of pregnancy. Wearing compression socks, pantyhose or leggings can help reduce swelling as well as your risk of DVT and prevention of spider veins.
When you spend long hours on your feet as a hair stylist, you need compression that works as hard as you do to relieve achy, tired legs.
When I began wearing compression in 2008, I had to wear a stocking that covered my full leg due to the location of my DVT. Since it extended up my calf to behind my knee, a sock didn’t provide enough length to manage the symptoms I was experiencing. At the time, thigh highs & pantyhose were my only option – two hosiery styles I didn’t often wear.
When designing our footless legging, I focused on 3 main features: - A top like a true legging (no pantyhose control tops with feet cut off) - Maximum opacity so you can wear & pair with tops other than dresses - An ultra wide, yoga-pant-inspired tummy band.
After over 10 months of research, development, and countless prototype iterations, we finally had a version I loved & which I thought other wearers like me would love too. We launched it fall 2012 and they’ve been a best-seller since!