Not one but two affordable outfit looks for you in this week’s blog post! I’m showing you why and how to wear tights aka “pantyhose” again. It’s made a huge comeback over the last couple of years and I’ve got 5 reasons why should incorporate it back into your wardrobe! It’s not just for old grannies ladies, pantyhose is cool again.
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Why and How to Wear Pantyhose
Maybe it’s because I was born in the early 80s but I still refer to “tights” as “pantyhose”. To me, pantyhose is sheer, has a controlled waist and foot stockings.
If you still want to rock dresses and capri pants in the winter… it’s still possible! Even when it’s cold outside, you can turn your summer and fall styles into winter wear by layering them with tights. It never hurts to have an extra layer of warmth!
It’s instant chic! Choose a sheer pair with a little bit of pattern (like polka dots) to add instant style to an outfit. I love a peek-a-boo look, like how I’m wearing them under these velvet culottes. Or try them under a mini skirt with over-the-knee boots. If you want to try a fishnet pair, try a super tight net to keep them looking classy, not trashy.
Ladies, let’s not forget that the controlled waist of hose helps to tighten your thighs, butt and lower tummy. When worn under pants, skirts and dresses it helps to give everything a more even, toned look (think Spanx). Win!
If you think of pantyhose as an accessory, it’s definitely a cheap one. Buy a couple pairs as you do have to be careful as they may snag. Wash them in a garment bag and hang to dry. Dress up your work outfits in a cost-effective way by adding this simple style. Or wear them to any holiday party this season!
My legs are horrifically pale during the winter so wearing pantyhose can give your stems some colour. Play around with different colours of sheer hose (like these!) if you’re daring enough! Stay away from skin colour or neutral tights as those are definitely staying in your grandma’s drawer for now. 😉
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