This morning I happened to see this short article entitled, Style Pet Peeve: Bare Legs in Winter in which the author states, “seeing women shiver and suffer for fashion strikes me as anything but stylish.”
I wanted to share this with you because I’m curious about your opinion.
Here are a few of the photos showing celebrities in bare legs during the icy weather of Manhattan and London. How cold is the weather? Check out what the other folks are wearing.
Neither pouring rain …
nor icy winds…
nor the need for a heavy fur coat with my open toed shoes...
nor snowy Manhattan weather…
shall make me wear nylons ….
Yes, I know. Wearing pantyhose is so dated. According to style watchers everywhere, nothing screams out “old lady” louder than a pair of nude nylons. But I was wondering,
how do feel when your legs are bare? Do you feel confident?
Apparently, the debate about pantyhose continues to stay alive because there are still high profile women who regularly wear them. Great Britain’s new princess Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton seem to generate a lot of buzz because they wear nylons to both, casual and formal affairs.
For most women that I know, black tights worn with boots are common.
But I hear lingering questions about black nylons. When do you wear them? Are they acceptable at night?
Here in the United States, it seems like nude colored nylons are still a fashion no-no.
It’s hard to find advocates for pantyhose. For example, Michelle Obama has talked openly about her dislike of nylons in an interview with The View, ““I stopped wearing pantyhose a long time ago because it was painful. Put ‘em on, rip ‘em—it’s inconvenient,” (Smithsonian.com)
And in Hollywood, where the weather is mild and everyone has tanned (often fake tanned) legs, nylons are never seen.
four ways to make your flesh colored nylons more fashionable
According to this article, Where Do You Stand on Pantyhose? if you do decide to wear nude nylons you should:
1. wear the super sheer type with NO sheen, and don’t forget to take advantage of the number #1 benefit of wearing nylons: the control top!
2. NEVER wear nylons with open toed shoes or sandals. (it’s considered totally nerdy)
3. wear flesh colored fishnets for a sexier option
4. choose a shade lighter than your skin tone so that it will look like a fashion choice, and wear with them with a monochromatic outfit to look truly chic.
Well? What is your opinion? Do you wear nylons….ever?
Should age matter?
Tell me what you think.
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