By Traci McBride
Question: Bare leg vs. panty hose? I am often asked this question. Women that despise hose actually get mad at me for not saying bare leg only! But there is a place for panty hose.
Answer: Think of hosiery as you would foundation for your face. The better the skin looks, the less concealer you need. Use these steps to determine what is best for you.
The goal is to wear pantyhose so close to your natural skin tone and so sheer that no one notices your pantyhose.
Opaque black (or other dark-colored) tights are still trendy going into fall. This is easiest to wear if the shoes match the tights (black or other dark colors). If you are more daring, you can make a statement with contrasting colors Don’t be afraid to try something fun like a small fishnet pattern, which is great for letting a bit of skin show through while having a dressier look than basic hose.
Traci McBride is a certified stylist and the owner of TeeMcBee Image Consulting http://teemcbee.com/. Readers with image-related questions can send them to her at Traci@TeeMcBee.com with “CBC Q” in the subject line.