Pantyhose?

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Pantyhose?

Postby Mary K » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:42 pm

I come from the generation that wore pantyhose every time we wore a skirt/dress (other than a school uniform). I know times have changed, but do people still wear them? Specifically to a wedding, in December?

This is the dress I'm wearing with black heels: https://www.macys.com/shop/product/connected-plus-size-floral-print-cape-dress?ID=4886610&CategoryID=5449&swatchColor=Red#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D19%26ruleId%3D78%26kws%3Dplus%20size%20cape%20dress%26searchPass%3DallMultiMatchWithSpelling%26slotId%3D4

I figured I'd go bare legged, but my husband started asking me about pantyhose and it got me wondering if people wear them anymore (other than little old ladies). :dontknow:
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby jennelled » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:51 pm

Sure, people still wear them! I think it's a lot less common, though. Kate Middleton is a fan, so if you wear them just consider yourself following in her footsteps. :)

But don't wear them if you don't want to! I wouldn't with that dress, or if I did, I'd do black tights. I don't find pantyhose particularly warm, tights are much better if you're going for warmth.
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby maygirl » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:58 pm

I never wear dresses unless it's summer bc I hate the thought of bare legs when it is at all cold but feel like an old lady wearing hose. I would definitely wear some black tights (or black hose? I don't even know what the difference really is) with that dress.
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby mosteph » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:07 pm

Definitely tights!
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby LizAnn » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:46 am

I wear black tights often, but rarely wear pantyhose. I would wear black tights with that dress.

I don't think pantyhose are unheard of, but definitely less popular than they used to be.
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby AshleyH » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:51 pm

In the winter I wear black tights (good opaque ones!). I haven’t worn pantyhose in years and I have no intention of changing that.
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby Carrie » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:26 pm

One alternative to pantyhose that I’ve done is flesh-colored, fairly small-knit fishnets.
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby lovemyweenies » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:28 pm

I'm known to wear pantyhose depending on the occasion. If I'm going to something more formal, I'll usually pull it out. Or a funeral. I always wear black pantyhose if my legs will be showing when I go to a funeral.
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby Leann » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:04 am

I don't wear pantyhose anymore either, not even with a semiformal dress I wore last weekend at a Christmas party. Like some of the others said, I'd go with black tights.
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby Steph1673 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:32 pm

AshleyH wrote:In the winter I wear black tights (good opaque ones!). I haven’t worn pantyhose in years and I have no intention of changing that.


Ditto! Black tights all the way. I also like fun fishnet /patterned pairs, but with that dress, solid/opaque black!
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Re: Pantyhose?

Postby Mary K » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:18 am

Thanks for the feedback ladies! I know I'm far from being in the loop with fashion these days. :laughing:

Luckily, it ended up being relatively nice weather on Saturday so I went with bare legs. There were several ladies there with black tights too so I feel like I would've been good had I gone that route. :good:
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