Delight Sheer Backseam Stocking
Measurements & Sizes
|US Women||5 – 7½||8½ – 10||10½ – 14|
|US Men||3½ – 6||7 – 8½||9 – 12|
|EUR||35 – 38||39 – 42||43-46|
|UK Women||2½ – 5||6 – 7½||8 – 11½|
|UK Men||3 – 5½||6½ – 8||8½ – 12|
|Sizes are approximate. See the Sizing Tips tab on a product's page for detailed fit information about that product.|
Most of the styles we offer are labeled “one size fits most”, as this is often the only option available to us from our suppliers. Please see the Sizing Tips tab on a product's page for detailed fit information about that product.
Each style is listed with the label’s sizing, supplemented by our own experience in testing the socks, if we find that extra information to be useful or different from the label. We encourage you to drop us a line with your measurements if you’re having trouble figuring out what will work best for you. Check out this Sock Journal post for tips on which measurements we need!
Sock sizing is an odd thing, and after all these years, we still don’t have it fully figured out… When a label says “size 9-11”, it doesn’t necessarily mean shoe size. This range is typically intended to fit US women’s shoe sizes 4-11 or something close to that, but we all know that isn’t always true! Then there’s the labeling that covers your height and weight, but everybody’s weight is distributed differently, so this is not much help either. Unfortunately, we have found it very difficult to find socks or stockings that stretch over 23 inches, even when custom made (although many of our Dreamer Socks will now fit beyond that!). Cotton is easiest to stretch and can be further loosened by wetting the fabric and pulling the tops occasionally as they dry.
Kids Sizes: This is a newer area for us, and there is limited information about whom these smaller socks are meant to fit. Feel free to give us your feedback based on personal experience or working knowledge, and we’ll continue to upgrade this growing section!
Smaller Feet: Feet smaller than about a women’s size 7 can find the average sock to be too loose, but they often fit into kids sizes. We’ve had many of our house brand DreaM Stockings made in smaller versions to fit the petite-footed among us. (We also have options for Larger Feet, as well as a category for Tube-Style socks that will fit any size foot!)
Men’s Sizes: A size larger than the standard women’s range, these are usually labeled for men’s shoe size 10-13 and often fit men’s U.S. shoe sizes 8-12 best. (When converting women’s sizes to men’s, just subtract two, e.g. women’s 11 = men’s 9).
Plus Size: This is generally a larger version of the industry standard “one size”. Keep in mind that every person is shaped differently, and that will affect your results with fit more than any weight limit. Our best advice is to try things out, measure your legs, read the sizing tips on the product, and keep your expectations as realistic as possible. We strive to provide accurate sizing information for each and every style listed on our website– just scroll down to the “Sizing Tips” section of any product page to see information from our own in-house tests.
If you need to convert shoe sizes, we have a post in the Sock Journal all about Sock Math! And as always, if you have questions about a specific style, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to answer based on our own personal experience and the feedback we’ve received from other customers.
These 20 denier stockings truly are a delight, from their modest Cuban heel and classic back seams, all the way up to their classic cuff and fabulous fit! We're as thrilled with their retro style as much as we are with their stretch and the superb selection of sizes.
85% polyamide, 15% elastane
Hand wash in warm water, line dry.
These are sheer and delicate. Be gentle when putting them on and washing to get the most life out of these stockings.
Made in Italy, Germany and Portugal.
The main image for 2x and 3x are provided by the supplier, supplemented with shots of models in the Medium, Large, Extra Large, and 4x.
We've found Glamory's sizing chart to be quite accurate. Their sizing is based on thigh and inseam measurements. We found that shorter folks with fuller thighs could still wear the right size for their thigh without the stocking being too long. We suggest going for the size that will fit your thigh best.
Glamory does not offer a "Small" but we found that the Medium of this style was able to be comfortably worn down to a 17 inch thigh.
Medium: Designed to fit a 21.5 to 25 inch thigh and 30 to 32 inseam.
Large: Designed to fit a 22 to 26 inch thigh and 32 to 34 inseam
Extra Large: Designed to fit a 23 to 27 inch thigh and 34 to 36 inseam
2X: Designed to fit a 25 to 31 inch thigh and 36 to 38 inseam
3X: Designed to fit a 27 to 34 inch thigh and 38 to 40 inseam
4X: Designed to fit a 32 to 39 inch thigh and 40 to 42 inseam
Formed heel, fashioned (shaped) leg, reinforced toe and a cuff that pairs well with garters but stays up nicely on some legs without rolling on their own. Legs with a dramatic curve between knee and thigh will find the cuff wants to roll and will do best with garters.