Sizing is a very tricky thing. It depends not only on the actual length of the garment, but also on it's cross stretch and the shape of the item going into it. Wee ankles, calves, or hands versus more substantial ones, wider feet versus narrower ones, all of it affects fit. Nearly all of the stockings we offer are above the knee in length or even thigh high, depending on the person wearing them.
The majority of our items are One Size Fits Most, and this truely does seem to work out great for most people. We also carry a few that are available in Small and Large. These are based on men's shoe sizing. The size "Small" generally fits a 5-8ish shoe size. The "Large" size fits approximately a 9-12 shoe size. Both of these are somewhat flexible in either direction depending on the feet involved.
To assist you, we have tried to be as descriptive as possible when listing the colors of our products. Please bear in mind though, that colors will appear different on every computer used depending on individual settings. Images on this site are therefore meant as a basic guideline. We do hope this helps eliminate any confusion.
Our products are lovingly produced and dyed in small batches, therefore some may vary slightly in shade. Please consider this part of what makes your product unique.
All Delp Stockings should be laundered inside-out for best results, especially the wool.
COTTON items: Machine wash Warm on gentle cycle with like colors and tumble dry Low. Do not Bleach.
WOOL items: Hand wash or machine wash Cold on delicate cycle. Do not Bleach. Wool MUST be line-dried to retain size.
SILK items: Hand wash or machine wash Cold on delicate cycle. Do not Bleach. Line-dry to protect the texture.
As these stockings are produced to imitate historic versions of hosiery, so too do they have similar attributes. Early stockings did not have elastic and were worn with garters to support them. We heartily suggest wearing them with ours.
If your historical clothing involves knee britches, sometimes one does not need garters if the leg cuff on the knee britches is fitted well.