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The Sheer Facts about Hosiery

Pantyhose Makes Fashion Sense

The kickiest, least costly way to update your wardrobe is with a new pair of pantyhose: the key is versatility and style. Here are some fashion “Dos” and “Don’ts”:

DO: Wear dark, solid colours and ribbed textures with dark clothes to slenderize and elongate your figure.

DO: Match hosiery and skirt colours to elongate every silhouette.

DON’T: Wear pastels or white pantyhose with a dark skirt unless you are six feet tall or want to cut your figure in half.

DO: Try something new. Want to look clunky, chunky, or funky? Wear shoe boots or Oxfords with light opaques covered with anklets to protect the hose and provide a fashion statement.

DO: Wear sheers for a touch of sophistication and elegance.

DON’T: Be timid. Patterns, crochet and lace pantyhose can add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe.

DO: Go to the hosiery counter at your department or specialty store. Check out samples/swatches for texture and colour. (If you’re buying hose for a special pair of shoes, bring them along so you can see first hand how they match.) Finding the right brand and style of pantyhose is a little like finding the right lipstick or the right man. There’s something to appeal to everyone, but you may have to sample a few!

DO: Mix it up. Sheers don’t have to be the standard for the work day. Even the most conservative offices are filled with women wearing opaques and tights and other more durable hose.

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