This is particularly true if you wear hosiery on hot, humid days, or if you tend to keep your hosiery on all day long. Luckily, there are lots of alternatives to nylon hosiery that you can try out, and this year I plan to give all of them a go. Silk is a natural fibre spun from silkworm cocoons, and is extremely hypoallergenic, i. The main downside is the price — silk is never cheap. However bamboo will shrink easily so requires special care, and a colleague of mine said her bamboo tights ripped really easily some online reviews back this up. Like cotton, your options are mostly limited to opaque tights and leggings.