About Style Stockings
Style Stockings is an “As Seen on TV” pair of sheer knee-high compression stockings that is claimed to use graduated compression to promote healthy circulation, to help soothe achy legs and relieve discomfort, and to help you feel great all day. When compared to ordinary compression stockings though, Style Stockings comes in 4 different prints that can keep you fashionable, and will never let anyone know that you’re wearing compression wear.
Whether you’re working, walking, standing, or sitting, Style Stockings’ thin nylon/spandex material means that you can wear it with any shoe, while the cool weave fabric keeps you dry and the stay-put top never feels constricting or uncomfortable.
You’re here because you’ve probably experienced some of the benefits that compression wear can provide, but their bland, hospital-grade appearance certainly leaves something to be desired. But can Style Stockings provide you with the best of both worlds—medical-grade relief with a fashionable flare? Consider the following:
Not All Compression Wear is Created Equal
As we outlined in our The Science of Compression Wear article, compression garments have been used in medicine for decades, as they’ve been shown to improve circulation, quicken healing time from surgery, and more. However, these medical-grade compression garments are available only through a prescription, and apply graduated compression to very specific areas in order to provide you with benefits. These can range anywhere between slight (15-20mmHg) and very high (50-60mmHg).
This is important, because depending on what’s causing your leg pain and swelling, you may need higher levels of compression in order to experience any relief. And Style Stockings only appears to come in one compression level, although the manufacturer doesn’t indicate what this is.
Comfort Versus Pain Relief
With this in mind, one of the actors in the Style Stockings commercial complains about how her other compression stockings “squeeze her legs,” and lead to some discomfort and redness.
As we can see from the previous section, it’s precisely this “squeezing” that provides increased circulation, so without this level of compression, it’s unclear what type of real-world benefits you can expect to achieve from using Style Stockings.
Other Compression Stockings
Finally, if you’ve spoken with your physician and have determined that you can benefit from compression stockings, keep in mind that you have dozens of mainstream manufacturers from which to choose, including RejuvaHealth and many others.
Granted, some of these may be more expensive than Style Stockings, but they’ll also generally come with much higher quality (more about this next) and will provide true graduate compression based on your medical needs.
Are Style Stockings Customers Finding Relief?
Style Stockings was a very new product at the time of our research, and didn’t have any online customer reviews available.
However, Style Stockings is manufactured by Allstar Products Group, a major player within the ASOTV industry who makes numerous popular “As Seen on TV” products, including Secret Extensions, Spicy Shelf, Perfect Bacon Bowl, and Magic Mesh.
Among more than 315 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they have an average rating of 2 stars, with common complaints citing poor product quality, poor customer service, and long shipping times. Granted, this may not necessarily be what you’ll experience with Style Stockings, but it’s something to keep in mind nonetheless.
From a company perspective, Allstar Products Group holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau despite more than 240 complaints (as of 2/24/15), most of which appear to reference poor quality products that didn’t perform as advertised, unwarranted credit card charges, difficulty placing orders, and difficulty obtaining refunds.
Style Stockings Pricing & Refund Policy
Stylish Stockings are available in black, floral, leopard, and paisley prints, and in sizes small through queen.
Two pairs of Stylish Stockings are priced at $10 plus $9.90 S&H, and come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. This means that by the time you send your stockings back to the manufacturer, you could spend 50% more in S&H charges as you’ll receive as a refund.
Regardless, in order to process a refund you’ll need to contact customer service at 877-884-6231.
Will Style Stockings Help Make You More Comfortable ?
Without any online customer reviews to gauge overall satisfaction levels, it’s difficult to say whether or not you can expect to experience relief using Style Stockings.
However, given the product’s ASOTV status and its high, non-refundable S&H charges, you’ll definitely want to speak with your physician about options that will provide the compression you need, and that will provide a solid value for your hard-earned money.