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Bare Legs Photo courtesy Earl Misanchuk
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NICE: In my “winter moving to spring” closet, I have to have dark sheer “barely black” and “nude” hose and black tights. My favourite brand is Phantom (a Canadian company based in Toronto), particularly the Silks® Essentials line. Phantoms were the first pantyhose that I ever wore. Not that I haven’t worn others but for the most part, I am a loyal Phantom Silks wearer and "hint-o-black" control top are my standbys.
NOTE-WORTHY 2: If you’re wearing a purple skirt and have a pair of purple tights in a similar hue, patterned or plain, it can look great. Yet this brings about two debatable issues: do you match your stockings and shoes or your skirt and stockings or all three? The fear is being too matchy-matchy. Here’s where playing with texture and pattern works.
In the photo, the 29 year old (+ or - a couple of years) woman in grey had a thick knit dress, smooth matching hose and grey suede boots - the textures added dimension the photo can't illustrate.
Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel.
WINTER NOTE-WORTHY 3: Spanx tight end tights. No more needs to be written, except perhaps. . .
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Hosiery Buying Tips: Have you ever bought a pair of pantyhose that didn’t quite make it up to where they are supposed to sit? As you pull up they stop half way up the thigh? It’s no wonder that we have stopped wearing them. That aside, when you find a pair that fits, buy them in multiples.
Speaking of multiples, Phantom Silks® Essentials pack of 6 at Costco (Canada) is 18.99 plus applicable provincial sales taxes. Buying each individually at a department store will cost you around $5.50. Not half price but a great saving. The setback is that colour choice is limited. Usually black, hint o black and natural are available in the 6 pack. If you are partial to "blush" and insist on that tone you'll have to pay full price.
Manicures, pedicures and putting on hosiery go "hand and foot". An errant hangnail or chipped nail can elicit a string of expletives from even the most uncorrupted mouth.