by Karen Hand

An outfit is not complete without the right legwear.  Berkshire provides the ideal finishing touch for dresses, skirts, and pants for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Berkshire – It Fits.  It Flatters.   

Spring has arrived and Easter is just a couple days away.  Typically, Easter signals a transition from the darker colors of fall and winter to lighter and brighter colors for spring and summer.  This is the time to sport that Ultra Sheer hosiery from Berkshire.

Many thanks to the Berkshire for providing me with several samples of their hosiery for the purpose of this review.

Berkshire has chic, comfortable choices for enjoying the upcoming spring and summer months.  From casual comfort to more elegant affairs, Berkshire designs ensure that you keep stepping out in style.  Incorporating a little personality into an outfit is easy with any of the Berkshire style hosiery from a Trend Style in a black dot, diamond and back seam to one of the Basics in an Opaque, bottoms up/firm all the way, Ultra-Sheers and Shimmers, which are available in a black, steel and champagne color to Romantic Style in a Fishnet thigh high with garter, a waist lace garter thigh highs in black and Fishnet, and lace top thigh highs in black and candlelight to a Wedding Theme of lace thigh highs with a little blue bow detailing in a variety of shades and lace thigh highs with garter and little blue bow detailing to Maternity Style, which are available in two styles to a Curvy Style, which is a footless tight in an ankle or Capri style, Fishnet tights, Fishnet knee highs and Opaque black knee high.  The Berkshire Fishnet tights add a dash of casual which or weekend outings.

Shine on twinkle toes with Berkshire’s Hose Without Toes.  This style hose is perfect for those open toe shoes, or sandals you wear all summer long.  This hose is 82% Nylon, 18% Spandex with a 100% Nylon leg and a Cotton lend crotch.  To care for the Hose Without Toes, hand wash them separately in warm water without bleach and hang to drip dry.  The sample I tested was an Ultra-Sheer control top in a Natural tan color.  This style hose is available in sizes 1 (100-125 lbs.) to 4 (145-175 lbs.).  I thought that I might be bothered a bit by the feet of these hose, but since I am accustomed to wearing flip flops, the Hose Without Toes posed no problems and were very comfortable to wear. 


The next product is the Berkshire Trend, which is a sheer to waist stretch lace waistband with a silky ultra-nude leg.  These Sexyhose have sheer toes to wear with any shoes.  Sizes range from Small (100-125 lbs.) to Medium (125-145 lbs.) to Tall (146-165 lbs.) to 1x-2x (170-210 lbs.) to 3x4x (200-240 lbs.)  This hose is 85% Nylon and 15% Spandex.  Care of the Berkshire Trend Sexyhose is the same as the Hose Without Toes.


The Berkshire Shimmers have a control top for a smooth, firm look with a sandal foot for open toe shoes.  This hose gives a hint of a sparkle without being glitzy.  Sizes range from 1 (100-125 lbs.) to 4 (145-175 lbs.).  The leg of the Shimmer is 100% Nylon with a panty of 80% Nylon and 20% Spandex and a cotton blended crotch.  Care is the same as the two previous styles I tested.  This hose matches my Easter outfit perfectly and feels wonderful.

With the warmer weather, there are times when you want to keep cooler, although you still need to wear some type of legwear because of the specific shoes you select to wear.  Your best bet then is to get the Berkshire Comfy Liners.  These liners are a cotton blend with a cushion sole and no show low cut.  They are 77% Nylon with 15% Cotton and 8% Spandex and available in various sizes.  Like the other Berkshire hosiery that I reviewed, these liners are to be hand washed separately in warm water with no bleach and drip dried. 

The company’s website states: “Berkshire Hosiery is manufactured in the USA using the finest materials from all over the world.  Their employees are dedicated to making the highest quality products and many of their processes are still done by hand not by machine.  At Berkshire, they encourage their designers to develop products using the finest quality materials.  They do not choose their materials or methods based on cost.  Berkshire’s designers are recognized as the best in the industry and their revolutionary designs and extraordinary products prove it.  All Berkshire products are made to fit you.  Their regular size styles will conform to the shape of your leg giving you a natural look and an amazing feel.  Their queen size styles will do the same.  This is because their queen sizes are constructed and designed to fit a larger woman.  Other companies may simply make bigger sizes while Berkshire constructs totally different products designed to fit a larger woman.”  I appreciate how this hosiery is manufactured.  There have been so many times where I have purchased hose, only to have them sag or bind.  Ultimately because my hips are a bit larger in proportion to the rest of my body, I have to keep tugging at my legwear.  To help alleviate this problem, I usually purchase a Queen size; however, I still have the problem of them not fitting properly.  Not so with Berkshire hosiery.  They fit and feel wonderfully. 

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The Berkshire hosiery can be purchased directly from their website, Macy’s,, and many other national stores. 

For work, play, dress-up, bridal, daytime, evenings, weekends or holidays, there is always the perfect choice from Berkshire.  Take your style up a notch with a wide selection of hosiery from Berkshire. 

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May 10, 2022 — Rick Wu

Fall Tights Update Last Year’s Outfits

It’s like someone turned on a switch. On August 31, summer was in full swing. But, as the calendar page turned, fall abruptly descended. Now that the weather has become crisp and cool, I’ve begun the process of changing over my closet. The breezy dresses and sandals that I favored just a few weeks ago look so out of place now! And, I find myself longing for earthy colors and cozy cardigans, oversized scarves, and of course, trendy fall tights.

Unearthing last year’s favorite pieces is something of a treasure hunt (how did I forget about that adorable gray skirt?). And, of course, shopping for some new pieces to round out my wardrobe is always necessary.

This year, updating my fall favorites is as easy as adding a pair of trendy tights from Berkshire Hosiery. For example, the ribbed tights shown, add instant pizazz to both work and weekend dresses. These Easy On! & Get Skinny! Tights are not only cute, they are so comfortable, even though they have essential shaping properties. Retail: $16 or 2/$26.

Berkshire Hosiery offers a vast selection fall tights and hosiery

Berkshire Hosiery has all of the choices you need this fall from stockings, to tights, to pantyhose, to trouser socks – over 165 options. And, all pieces from Berkshire Hosiery are made of high quality materials right here in the USA.

Berkshire Hosiery options are also incredibly well-fitting. In fact, fit is such a big part of the design process, each style is based on an actual female fit model’s specifications. That means that regular or curvy size styles conform to the size and shape of different models legs, providing a more natural look, with no sags or bags.

If you’re excited to switch to your fall wardrobe, visit Berkshire Hosiery to see the entire line. And, be sure to check out some of the newest additions to the lineup including:

  • Fashion Tights in Fishnet, Classic Dot, Bold Dot, Diamond, Bold Diamond, and City Cable,
  • Shimmer, Luxe and Cozy Hose, and
  • Anklets and Trouser Socks in Vertical Stripe, Diamond, Link and Opaque.

Happy Fall, y’all!

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DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did receive a sample of the Berkshire Hosiery fall tights in order to fully test the product and provide an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will be good for my readers.

Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by and is your guide to a life filled with style. Inside, you’ll find everything from must-have fashion and accessories, to gorgeous gardens, stunning interiors, plus the latest trends, ideas and products for parties. In addition to editing Susan Said… WHAT?!, Susan Conforte McNeill is an author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait

May 10, 2022 — Rick Wu

Winter Tights: A Must-Have for this Snow Day

We had our first snowfall of the season today! The view from my window is so lovely, I (almost) don’t mind shoveling the driveway. What I do mind, however, is freezing as I head off to work dressed to the nines for an important meeting. Over the knee boots and cozy wool skirts help. But, the best winter accessory I own is a pair of heavy-duty winter tights from Berkshire Hosiery (well, I own quite a few pairs, to be honest!).

In the warm weather, I favor fun patterned stockings, sheer trouser socks, and nude stockings. But, for frigid East Coast winters, I stock up on heavy-duty winter tights. And, it makes all of the difference! Instead of opting for wool trousers every day, I can still wear my favorite dresses and skirts to the office, without shivering.

This winter, Berkshire Hosiery offers two new options that are not only high style and high quality, but are also priced incredibly well.

First, the Easy On! 60 Denier Velvet Touch Tights are wonderfully comfortable, making them an ideal choice for work. The super soft fabric has a high proportion of Spandex, providing lots of “give” (Panty: 78% Nylon, 22% Spandex and Leg: 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex). Plus, they have control and an easy fit waistband with cooling fibers.

The Velvet Touch Tights also have just the right amount of coverage. So, they work equally well for day or night. These winter tights are available in black and come in sizes Small – 2X. Retail $16 or, for a limited time, buy 2 pairs for $26.

Second, the Max Coverage MicroFiber tights from Berkshire are the ultimate winter weather tights. These offer total coverage and are so cozy, I can opt for short boots or flats with my skirts, and still stay comfortable while the winter winds howl.

These also have extra stretch ensuring no more “I Love Lucy moments” while rushing to get dressed in the morning.  These winter tights also have ventilation and cooling fibers, for all-day comfort.

The Max Coverage MicroFiber winter tights are available in sizes Small, Medium and Tall in navy or black for just $13.50. Or, buy 2 pairs for $30.

Not sure how to style winter tights? Check out Susan’s Style on Pinterest. I’ve curated dozens of looks you are sure to love.

See the entire line of women’s winter tights at Berkshire Hosiery.

Thanks so much for reading! While you are here, don’t forget to enter our current fashion, beauty and style giveaways. And, if you enjoyed this Winter Tights post, visit Women’s Fashion for more beauty and fashion trends and inspiration.

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DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this winter tights post.  I did, however, receive a sample the tights in order to fully test the products and provide an honest evaluation. I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.

Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by and has been your guide to a life filled with style since 2009. Inside, you’ll find everything from men’s and women’s fashion, beauty and accessories, to gorgeous gardens and interiors, plus the latest products for parties, weddings, and events of all kinds. In addition to editing Susan Said… WHAT?!, Susan Conforte McNeill is an author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait

May 10, 2022 — Rick Wu

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