Gone are the days of lumpy, half falling down, beige compression hose that your grandma used to wear. Manufacturers of compression stockings know that just because consumers have vascular problems or lymphedema, they still want to look fashionable or professional. Fortunately, there are hipper varieties of anti-embolism stockings that offer all the medical benefits of compression socks without the fashion tragedies.
Celeste Stein manufactures compression stockings in a mind-boggling 59 patterns, everything from “Tattoo Parlor” to “Biker Heart.” These are the perfect patterned tights for everyday wear while still offering vein support in 15-20 mmHg.
2. Sockwell Circulator Sock ($25)
If you need a supportive knee high sock, Sockwell offers up-to-date patterns, such as Chevron and argyle, and colors ranging from pink to purple. Their socks offer moderate compression, 15-20 mmHg, and are perfect for those who sit or stand for long periods or who are flying or traveling. Sockwell’s socks also provide arch support and a soft merino wool feel.
3. Vim&Vigr Compression Socks ($33)
Vim&Vigr is another compression sock retailer changing the look of medical legwear. The company focuses on compression socks that look great while also being appropriate for all day wear. From polka dots to stripes and plaids, Vim&Vigr offers a variety of knee high compression sock options in the 15-20 mmHg range.