Tricks for How to Layer Pantyhose for Warmth

by Lane Cummings

If you’ve ever shivered while wearing a skirt in the wintertime, you know the inconveniences and discomfort that fashion can cause. However, if you absolutely have to or want to wear a skirt during weather that warrants long underwear, there is a way to stay reasonably warm: Layer pantyhose. You don’t need to layer three or more pairs to stay toasty, as that's just uncomfortable and impractical. Instead, you can strategically wear pantyhose with just two layers for maximum warmth.

Items you will need

  • 1 flesh-colored cotton and microfiber-inclusion pantyhose
  • 1 pantyhose, your choice style and color
Step 1

Step into a pair of opaque pantyhose with cotton and microfiber inclusions. This type of pantyhose will give you the most warmth. Select a color that best matches your flesh color.

Step 2

Pull the pantyhose up against your legs slowly until the waistband is up against your stomach.

Step 3

Adjust and straighten the pantyhose; pull up the stocking portion of the pantyhose so you don't feel like it's sagging down from your body. It's important that this first layer is as comfortable as possible.

Step 4

Step into your outer layer of pantyhose, selecting any type and color you like. Slowly pull this layer on, being careful not to disturb the placement of the first pantyhose you put on. Pull the waistband up onto your waist, and gently pull the nylon stocking slowly up over the first layer of nylon stockings.


  • Yanking or tugging too hard on pantyhose can cause it to run.

References (1)

  • "The Berg Companion to Fashion"; Valerie Steele; 2010

Photo Credits

  • Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images

About the Author

Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."