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    Default Pantyhose = Fashion faux pas?

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    10 Worst Trends of 2011

    7. Pantyhose
    While Kate Middleton gets plenty of praise for fashion inspiration, she also reintroduced sheer pantyhose this year. (And L'eggs launched its first TV ad in more than a decade.) While Tim Gunn respects her style, he is not a fan of the hosiery. "I think there are few things that look as anachronistic as a sheer stocking," he says. "If you're wearing stockings, it should be known!"
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    I have to say that I love Tim Gunn, but I completely disagree with him here. I think nylons are a staple of classy women's wear, whether it be professional or formal attire. Also, why would a woman want to wear stockings that are 3 shades darker than the rest of her skin just so that everybody knows that she's wearing them? It looks odd when gals have brown legs and white arms. You want to match your skin tone or go a shade darker. I don't want people going, "OMG! She's definitely wearing nylons!" So weird. I didn't even know hosiery had officially gone out of style. Can someone let me know when bras aren't "trendy" anymore? I'd like to hit the clearance sales!

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    I think Kate looks lovely here and her legs look nicer than Mrs. Obama's bare legs do in this picture.

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    I think pantyhose are fine if you follow the rules:
    #1. No open-toed shoes.
    #2. No runs, always carry a spare.
    #3. No hair. If your legs are hairy, please wear proper tights & spare the rest of us from having to view your smashed-up leg hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Vagina View Post
    I have to say that I love Tim Gunn, but I completely disagree with him here. I think nylons are a staple of classy women's wear, whether it be professional or formal attire. Also, why would a woman want to wear stockings that are 3 shades darker than the rest of her skin just so that everybody knows that she's wearing them? It looks odd when gals have brown legs and white arms. You want to match your skin tone or go a shade darker. I don't want people going, "OMG! She's definitely wearing nylons!" So weird. I didn't even know hosiery had officially gone out of style. Can someone let me know when bras aren't "trendy" anymore? I'd like to hit the clearance sales!
    I agree! If I'm dressing up I ALWAYS wear nylons. Either sheer or navy or black (depending on what I'm wearing). I don't like bare legs/feet with dressy/professional wear. They're fine for casual... but not dress up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    #3. No hair. If your legs are hairy, please wear proper tights & spare the rest of us from having to view your smashed-up leg hair.
    Eeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww!!!!! My mom used to do that and it was so embarrassing! She'd have a bunch of prickly hairs sticking out everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess&ThePea View Post
    I don't like bare legs/feet with dressy/professional wear. They're fine for casual... but not dress up.
    Yeah, maybe I'm just an old fogey, but in a professional setting, I think bare legs are a no-no....unless you're wearing a long skirt and high boots and nobody can see your legs anyways.

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    I'm with Tim Gunn. Tights, patterned tights, black hose etc etc....no nudes. Ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I'm with Tim Gunn. Tights, patterned tights, black hose etc etc....no nudes. Ever.
    I agree with this as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I'm with Tim Gunn. Tights, patterned tights, black hose etc etc....no nudes. Ever.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Vagina View Post
    Yeah, maybe I'm just an old fogey, but in a professional setting, I think bare legs are a no-no....unless you're wearing a long skirt and high boots and nobody can see your legs anyways.
    Exactly... and I'm also old fogey-ish enough to add: please... please... PLEASE wear a slip!! Not necessary to see everything you're wearing/not wearing under the skirt... some things are better left to the imagination! Basically, unless it's denim/denim-thickness it's a must... I sometimes even wear one with a jean skirt because I find it tends to "hang" better.

    I'm also in the do NOT wear a black/dark bra with a white/light top! It should not be *that* visible!

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