Pantyhose – Yay? or Nay?
This post started as an SOS text from a client and then we realized if she’s having this question/issue, you might be too… She’s also hysterical, so we needed to share the whole exchange.
How much do you love her, right??
So, here you go, unnamed, fabulously funny and slightly veiny client and anyone else facing this issue.
How to do hose “right”
Here’s a basic low down on hose and how to wear them…
See how Princess Kate’s hose are really sheer? And different than the woman standing next to her? The Princesses legs look like they’re airbrushed but still natural? THAT IS HOW TO DO IT RIGHT!
We read Kate favors the Wolford brand and Hallie likes the Donna Karan – those and other favorite sheer nude hose are linked below – just double click on the photo.
Opaque tights are best when the thermometer dips below 40 degrees (Fahrenheit). The benefits are they keep you a bit warmer when it’s truly winter, and they totally hide any leg imperfections. The challenge is finding the right shoe or boot to work with them. Honestly, suede works best. The similar finish creates a visual legs for days effect. And, who doesn’t want that? Pro tip: stay away from leather and especially patent, it reads more Minnie Mouse when paired with tights.
We think Hue makes a solid pair of tights at 1/2 the price of other brands. And we’ve collected some lovely looking suede pumps too… Again, just double click, and don’t forget to scroll thru to see all the options (hit the arrow at the right).
Sheer Black (classic or edgy)
Kate does them classic, and Miranda (Kerr) edgy, so whatever your style M.O., you too, can pull off the sheer black hose look. These are the kind that will show when they get a run, so quality is important.
Some of our tried and true sheer black hose are linked below…
If you’re still firmly in camp NO HOSE, but are seeking a little leg pick me up…
A tan totally helps the white, pasty, veiny leg thing. But, we know, too much sun is dangerous. And, btw, the more senior one of us has noticed that her legs do not tan anymore – anyone else have that problem after turning 40? Well, an easy and pretty mess free solution is this tan towel combo pack…
If you’re not a self tan fan, try some Leg Makeup. Believe it or not, this stuff really works at camouflaging veins and stuff. It’s kind of thick going on, but it stays in place (even in the rain) and doesn’t rub off on clothes. Pro tip: Mix it with a bit of moisturizer to diffuse the thickness and rub it in well.
We love questions that turn into blog posts! Like we said, if one person is questioning it than many others are too. So, what’s your question? We’ll write about it. It’s FREE advice, and in this case…it was like going to the vein doctor without a co-pay.