Fashion Series: Memorial Day Weekend Must-Haves

May 27, 2016

Fashion Series: Memorial Day Weekend Must-Haves

If there’s one thing your holiday weekend attire should be, it’s flexible. You know, outfits that can be worn comfortably on a road trip, for a family outing or even while relaxing in your own backyard! Your clothes should make you look and feel your best, without limiting what you can do. With all these things in mind, we set out to put together a look that does it all, and we discovered that it only took three simple pieces to make it happen! The best part? You can most likely find them in your own closet. It’s almost vacation time, so let’s get started – here’s what you’ll need:

  1. A lightweight dress – Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to break out those light and airy summer that haven’t left your closet since last season. We suggest going with something that has secure and comfortable straps or sleeves, and enough length so that you won’t have to worry every time the breeze hits you. To get our look, all you need is a cotton t-shirt (don’t be afraid to play with colors and patterns!) and an overall dress (we went with faded denim).
  2. Compression leg sleeves ­– One simply cannot be expected to survive a three-day weekend without compression! VIM & VIGR’s black compression leg sleeves (15-20 mmHg) are the perfect solution because they go with literally everything, they’re made with a breathable nylon fabric so you won’t overheat, and they help to prevent swelling, fatigue, achiness and more. Your new summer staple? We think so.
  3. Comfy shoes ­– If you’ve ever experienced the painful consequences of wearing uncomfortable shoes (and we bet you have), you should know that making smart shoe choices is key, especially if you’re planning on doing a lot of walking! We suggest wearing shoes that have a low heel and good arch support (you don’t want anything that’s 100% flat), a cushioned footbed and a secure fit. For our look we went with a cute pair of espadrilles, which are fine for some casual strolling, but even for that we still recommend inserting arch support insoles (you’ll thank us later).   

There you have it – our three holiday weekend must-haves are sure to keep you feeling supported, energized and stylish, no matter what you’ve got in store. We wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend – enjoy!





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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

Size Chart - VIM & VIGR Fashionable Compression Legwear

Sleeves & Tights

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex

MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.