Types: Control top pantyhose: provides shaping support in the panty section. Fishnet hose: Generally, a diamond pattern in loose weave. French or lace pantyhose: A lace panty is sewn into the pantyhose. Lace top stockings: a lace band at the top of the stockings replaces the plain welt. Suspender hose: A section of the hose is cut out to simulate the look of stockings and a garter belt, and often worn with panties.
The term "Hosiery", was originally used to describe stockings, pantyhose and nylons has expanded over the years to cover womens undergarments that are all sheer and made of the same materials. Manufacturers are now expanding their Hosiery lines to include camisoles, boyshorts, bra tops, Teddies and more.