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10-12-2004
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I am looking for some insight on whether to wear hose with my knee high leather boots or not. I moved to Chicago from Florida and need to wear suits to work and noticed many women including anchors such as Katie Couric and others.

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10-12-2004
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i am moving this to personal style ...
you are likely to get more advice and/or opinions over there i think...

and i think what you want to wear is tights...thicker than hose and possible with texture or a pattern...

btw...welcome to tfs...

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yeah i like the leather knee high boots with hose, you shoud wear diamond styled hoisery, that looks like this pic, its really pretty and very sexy indeed, i've seen many people wear that around London, although its not America lol
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If you are in Chicago, you're probably going to need tights or hose for warmth reasons alone.

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I always do, and think that it's the proper way to wear them... However, one thing that I've started to try wearing some extra, just regular socks on top of the hose. It prevents them from getting worn out too quickly, as well as being warmer.

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Quote:
Originally posted by purplelucrezia@Dec 10 2004, 08:00 PM
one thing that I've started to try wearing some extra, just regular socks on top of the hose. It prevents them from getting worn out too quickly, as well as being warmer.
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I do that too! Boots rubbing on the hose can ruin them quickly - make them pill or run or snag.

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does anybody actually like the diamond tights?

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well...they're not tights...they're knee sox...and i think they would be okay for evening if they were tights...but probably not with boots...

i don't prefer the 'pretty woman' look...a bit 'over the top' for me...

but i have to say they are definitely not appropriate attire for day for an office job in mainstream america...

which is what the original poster asked about...

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14-12-2004
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To all, I appreciate all of the great insight and will try the diamond hoisery

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What color shade pantyhose to wear
I got this really cute halter top dress that i am going to wear this weekend. It is white with brown pattern. Since i don't go outside much, my tan go from bare white on my feet to moderate tan on my arm (farmer arm). My chest and back is lighter than my arm but at least have some color.

i know when you pick a pantyhose, you want to pick something sheer and match close to your skin tone as possible for the summer. But since my skin tone/color ranges all over the place (darker on the arm, medium to light the rest of my upper body - which the halter will show, and bare white on my legs), which shade am I suppose to pick from? Do i pick the barely there (more like full suntan) from Hanes, or light color (also from hanes), which is couple shade lighter.

In short, i have one shade that matches my body, and another one that matches my face and arm!

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Perhaps some fake tan to make you all the same color would be a better option than the hose?

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If your sticking with hose, go for the tan, to match your arms. I think it would be strange if all of you was one shade, except for brown arms. It would look like you were wearing brown opera gloves! haha I think you're in a tricky situation. Maybe a faux tan would work as blondes suggested, but try to get a good one because sometimes they can look awful fake.

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NUDE NUDE NUDE! DO NOT use black hose (you'll look like a nun) or white (you'll just look dumb). Nude hose always, please, and only when necessary.

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I would go for fake tan.

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bump for merging

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