The Do's and Don'ts of Pantyhose
By Adam Glassman
Oprah.com | From the September 2009 issue of
O, The Oprah Magazine
I feel naked without pantyhose (my legs aren't as attractive as they once were). Do I have to go bare?
Please—I'm not a stocking cop! Nude legs are chic, but I won't say no to hose. What's critical: matching them exactly to your skin (nothing worse than orangey nylons). Other tricks:
hide flaws with spray tan (Infinity Sun's Glow on the Go, $45, is like airbrushing for the skin) or bronzing body moisturizer (DuWop's Revolotion SPF 15, $28).
choose elaborate patterns or back seams (they make legs look bigger).
try fishnets, in neutrals and a fine weave. They add interest without looking sleazy.
wear hose with slingbacks or mules—not attractive.
get toeless hose (try Hanes Silk Reflections Transparent Sheer collection, $10.50 each) to wear with open-toe shoes.
wear white hose. Ever. Unless you're
Sold on sheers:
I didn't think hose could be truly invisible, but Donna Karan The Nudes ($20 each) converted me: They make legs look
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