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Hermes

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Suasoria wrote:


I think of pantyhose like slips, I guess. Now, you can hardly find a half slip anywhere, because they're just not considered a necessity for getting dressed like they once were.


 

This drives me bonkers! I love slips. I do not understand why people don't wear them more. If my dress/skirt is a light color, or sticking to my tights, or even if it's just cold out and I want another layer, I always reach for a slip. I  mean, what the crap do other people do to stop white-skirt-see-through or static cling? Is there some other remedy to these things that I just don't know about? Even the thin linings sewn into dresses/skirts are usually useless.

 

But it's freaking hard to find any slips in stores. I have a few slips now from Farr West and I love them, but they're pricey for something I wear almost every day in the winter.



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I bet the Duchess agrees with me too

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I'll wear slips when the outfit needs them. They're annoying to me, but if you're wearing anything sheer or static, they are a lifesaver.

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Boots wrote:

I'll wear slips when the outfit needs them. They're annoying to me, but if you're wearing anything sheer or static, they are a lifesaver.


 I wear them to sometimes.  I actually wear a lot of skirts, but most come lined already so I don't need slips.  They can be really annoying though - better than the random girl you see on the streets without a slip, where you can see EVERYTHING!



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I'm so glad I could threadjack this. In Seinfeld voice: what's the deal with slips? Why can't you find one anymore, and when you do, it sucks?



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LOL true, they are hard to find! I've often wore modal cotton nightgowns instead of a slip because I couldn't find one!



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Boots wrote:

I'm with the "hose is the devil's work" people. They feel like they are suffocating my legs (but love wearing tights in the winter to keep me warm.) I use gradual tanner moisturizer and while they don't make my legs look perfect, they make them look better. I also just started using Tend Skin for razor burn and ingrown hairs (it's only been a week so it's too early to tell if the product works yet. Here's hoping!)


Yes.

Sally Hansen also makes that spray on product (basically spray on nylons/foundation for your legs) to cover up a multitude of sins. They make in waterproof versions, too. I haven't used it, so I can't speak for how well it works, but I'd try that over nylons any day. Especially when it's 100 degrees outside with 90 percent humidity. 



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kenzie wrote:
Boots wrote:

I'm with the "hose is the devil's work" people. They feel like they are suffocating my legs (but love wearing tights in the winter to keep me warm.) I use gradual tanner moisturizer and while they don't make my legs look perfect, they make them look better. I also just started using Tend Skin for razor burn and ingrown hairs (it's only been a week so it's too early to tell if the product works yet. Here's hoping!)


Yes.

Sally Hansen also makes that spray on product (basically spray on nylons/foundation for your legs) to cover up a multitude of sins. They make in waterproof versions, too. I haven't used it, so I can't speak for how well it works, but I'd try that over nylons any day. Especially when it's 100 degrees outside with 90 percent humidity. 


I've tried the regular verion.  I find that the "light" shade is comparable to "nude" color of pantyhose.  It is pretty opaque and does give the effect of hose!  I tend to "water it down" with regular lotion because "light" is a little too dark for me.  I found that it wore well but if I crossed my legs or sweat, I might leave a foundation streak on a chair or on my sheets.  I believe it washes out easily though.

Another option is "silk stockings" by Lush.  It's a tinted massage bar that has the right pink/brown/shimmer ratio.  It is based in shea butter so it acts as a nice moisturiser as well.  However, this one did sweat off or wear off a bit easier.  

 



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Thought this was an interesting article:

Kate and Pippa Middleton spark sheer stockings craze; Sheer, nude pantyhose making comeback

The Middleton sisters are giving the hosiery business a leg up.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton's propensity for wearing sheer stockings is boosting sales for companies like L'eggs and Hanes.

Once considered outr, the Middletons, as well as celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, are showing that nude pantyhose isn't just for Grandmas.

"The royal buzz is really helping us and all signs indicate we [sheer hosiery] will have a very positive fall," Angela Hawkins, general manager of hosiery brands including Hanes and L'eggs at Hanesbrands Inc. told Women's Wear Daily.

Sheer hose has been on the decline in the U.S., but trend forecasters believe that the look is headed across the pond. Orders for the transparent legwear are on the rise, thanks to Middleton's polished looks while on her tour of America and Canada.

The new sheer stockings won't be anything like the thick, matte support-hose look. Designers will be making stockings that are ultrasheer but still provide control and coverage to give the image of perfect gams.

"We're seeing sheers on more and more celebrities as well as on fashion runways, lots of mattes and shiny sheers," Kerry O'Brien, founder and designer of Commando lingerie and legwear told WWD. "We call it the buttered leg effect because you really can't tell if they're wearing sheers or not."



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