Writing for my luxury travel blog, Luxury Travel Diary, means I spend much of my time travelling the world on long haul flights. Although worries about deep vein thrombosis are no longer making headlines in the media, I am always careful to get up from time to time but I have always turned my nose up at the horribly unflattering compression socks that are on the market.
This has all changed with Tramps compression hosiery, a new line of compression hosiery created by Alex Reyes, a long-time hairdresser, and her brother Tomas Reyes, a New York-based fashion designer. The two teamed up after they realized there was a huge void of color, fashion and excitement in the available support hose market.
Designed especially for travellers, hairdressers, nurses and anyone else who spends a lot of time on their feet these tight tights are designed to protect legs from bad circulation or varicose veins.
I have tried two styles, the “Bryanna” style, which features a high waist for back support, flattens your tummy to a pancake but can feel constricting after a large dinner. The lycra ribbed rolled wide waist band does not pinch which is great, instead hugs in giving a beautiful shape. I also love the open toe design which makes them feel more like a legging.
Tramps Fashion Compression Hosiery also comes in hip hugger which works better for me when I travel as I tend to wear low slung jeans and eat more than usual to keep myself sane on long haul flights. This design is less constricting around the tummy and comes in some fabulous colours including a glorious pink and a chic black.
So I have one less thing to worry about on my next long flight as these fun tights will be helping take care of my circulation and legs.
Disclosure: Most reviews are sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced.