May 17, 2015

Which type of hose should you wear?

Yay! It's finally spring in Maine! We haven't had any signs of snow in almost almost two months now. The grass is getting greener and foliage is starting to fill up the trees! We all get the urge to start letting go of layers at this time of year and we want to begin wearing our pretty floral dresses and skirts. This is called Spring Fever! However, it can still be a bit nippy for baring the old winter white legs here in New England. I have heard a ton of ladies talk about hose being totally out of style. But I think we need to discuss this further......

You may see Kathy Lee & Hoda wearing next to nothing on the Today show each morning. Their skin is tan, flawless and glowing and guess what, NO HOSE. They look fabulous I must admit. But we need to remember, they are made for TV. You, are not. 

Popular to contrary belief, it is perfectly appropriate to wear nude hose with your skirts and dresses in spring. Here are my tips for getting the right hose so that you can start wearing those pretty skirts and dresses NOW:

1. Make sure the hose that you choose is as close to your skin color as possible. When in doubt, go lighter. It is more believable that they are your real legs when the hose is lighter instead of darker.

2. Go with a nude hose that is textured. A subtle texture will even work with patterned skirts and will make it obvious that you are wearing hose. Why would you want to make it obvious that you are wearing hose? Well, some days it's just easier to admit that you are wearing hose and just rock it!

3. Never wear an open toed shoe with hose. A little peep toe is fine, but a wide open toe or sandal is unappealing. Sorry, but it's true. Keep your sandals for hot summer days when wearing panty hose would be way too hot. 

4. If you haven't already, make sure you purchase a pair of nude pumps for spring and summer. I promise they will go with every single one of your dresses or skirts. And choose a closed toe version for versatility. You will find that a nice nude pump will make your legs look longer and we all love that idea. Here are some of my favorite nude pumps pictured below:


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