Lady sitting on her side wearing a mint green floral dress with legs extended wearing flower azalea sheer nude base tights and cream sandals.

Spring racing season conjures excitement not just among racing enthusiasts but equally so with fashion lovers. With societal fashion etiquette becoming laxer it is interesting to note that women welcome a reason to ‘dress up’. Spring racing carnival is definitely a time where ‘dressing up’ is the order of the day.

Whilst decorative hats and pretty frocks are carefully chosen legs are often overlooked with at best a spray tan. Ladies our legs deserve so much more!! Just like the horses are legs will be on show all day long and so we need to put our best legs forward! The best way to show off your legs on race day is with, dare we say it, hosiery!! Yes, you heard right you have a better chance of winning at the fashion stakes by dressing your legs rather than baring them.

The blessings of wearing tights to the races are two-fold. Not only will a nude tight cover any skin imperfections but will also give your legs an even tanned look without the fuss, mess or expense of a fake tan. We have some exceptional tights that fit like a second skin to the extent that no one would guess that you are wearing tights.

Some of the best nude sheers for race wear fashion are the styles Divine 10 and Different 15 by Oroblu.


             Back view of lady's legs standing wearing sheer pantyhose and black high heeled shoes.                   Lady sitting with arms resting on a raised knee wearing a white dress, sheer hosiery and cream sandals.                                     

  Divine 10 and Different 15 are superior quality sheers perfect for a special outfit

Both styles come in ultra sheer deniers ensuring your legs have a natural look. They both share similar features such as invisible toe, perfect for open toe sandals, cotton gusset for breathability and ultra comfortable waistbands. What makes the Divine series unique are the nanofibers which are made of minuscule micro-filaments creating a superior softness resembling silk. Essentially these are synthetic pantyhose that emulate a silky feeling when worn.uHence, why they cost more than their other nude counterparts but definitely cheaper than buying silk and with the same effect!!

The Piu` 8 styles by Franzoni are other styles worthy of racewear attire and with a denier as low as eight you will be hard pressed to find any lighter and more sheer pantyhose. The Infradito Fast is particularly attractive due to the peep toe feature, allowing your toes to be visible, essential if you are wanting to accessorize nail colours with your outfit.

                                                          Lady sitting with her hands on her head one leg slightly raised at the knee wearing a pink top, white skirt, nude stockings and gold sandals.

                     The Piu` 8 Series by Franzoni  is sheer with a slight sheen                                     


Not to be dismissed are printed sheers. Delightful in colour and print. A couple of our favourites are the Flower Azalea and Florie both by Oroblu.

                                          Close up side view of lady's thighs wearing the Flower Azalea floral printed sheer tights by Oroblu. 

 Flower Azalea Tights are a sheer delight adding a delightful edge to a spring dress.

The Flower Azalea is an artistic tight printed onto a sheer base. The mix of soft fuschia and white lends itself to being matched with any colour. It has a pretty spring air about it perfect in fact for spring racing events!! The Florie is another floral print presented in hues of blue on a grey base matching perfectly with black or blue outfits.

                                                Three leg mannequins displaying the grey blue version of the Oroblu Florie tights.

      Florie floral tights will create a stunning effect in this grey blue version.


With so many beautifully sheers available we are spoiled for choice, so take the reins and let yourself go wild with all the possibilities that will add a stunning winning finish to your race day outfit.