But that’s not all. Compression socks can be great to help recover from intense workouts and prevent varicose veins. Basically they’re ideal if you sit at a desk most of the day, are pregnant, travel on airplanes, or exercise regularly – pretty much everyone should be wearing them. There are a bunch of options out there, but I like COMRAD socks best because they’re designed to be worn everyday with colors and patterns ranging from basic black, white and grey to ombre, stripes and millennial pink. They also retail for just $18 each, which is a lot less than most and they’re easy to wash.
As women we don’t like to feel fat or bloated…ever (actually, men either- who wants to be bloated?!)! I’m particularly sensitive to my face and stomach looking “big,” but after long flights (I fly between Tel Aviv and New York City every month), I’m also conscious about my legs which, if I don’t wear compression socks, will get swollen. How do compression socks help? A big problem with long flights is that you’re static so you don’t have much blood flow; compression socks steadily squeeze your legs, helping your veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. There’s also a lack of humidity in cabin air which pulls fluid from the body meaning if you don’t drink a lot of water it’s easy to get dehydrated and as a result feel bloated and constipated. Make sure to drink 3 liters of water when you’re flying!
Tina maintains that always wearing compression socks when she flies is the reason she never feels bloated or jet-lagged during fashion month!