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PANTY HOSE AND SANDALS OR OPEN TOES SHOES

Started 1282238877.897 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1282503312.517 by Krimpette

Hello,

My son is getting married in 2 weeks..I have my dress: champagne/tee length tank style dress (has a slit in back) with a 3/4 bell sleeve lacy look jacket. I have to wear nylons ( my legs don't look to great ) Do I have to buy a 'pump' style shoe? Closed toe? Can I wear a sandal or open toed shoe with nylons?? PLEASE HELP ! My ex-husband will be there with his new wife and I want to look good !

Thanks !

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jr41282239135.67739 PostsRegistered 4/2/2009

I wouldn't wear open toe shoes with nylons....

Bobbisue1282239823.24713508 PostsRegistered 4/25/2010

I would wear the pantyhose with a pump, open toed as long as there is a heel. No flats.

Bobbisue-Former nurse...
Buck- forever in my heart...

mikeandmon­et1282240889.193452 PostsRegistered 8/9/2008

No pantihose with sandals! Have you thought about trying some self-tanner on your legs, to even out marks, scars, and veins (ha, ha, that's me!)? Do consider Dr. Denese's self-tanner on your legs. I like it, it's isn't orange and looks natural.

With the open-toed pumps, you can wear those nude toe pantihose, in a subtle color that looks natural. Be sure the seam doesn't shoe at your toe. If you keep that seam out of the way, no one will notice, unless your toenails are painted red.

Have fun and forget about your toes!

jewelfool1282241407.911344 PostsRegistered 12/26/2009

No open toes with pantyhose.

JJsMom1282241441.94719781 PostsRegistered 10/25/2007

No open toed shoes with nylons, esp. nude colored.

You can wear a mule type pump or slingback, so it doesn't look so heavy.

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violann1282241464.84312088 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004

Hi Carollynn- My son got married in a beach wedding 2 weeks ago. It was wonderful! I am the reining queen of never-go-to-a-wedding-without-hose-or-showing-my-toes, so I was somewhat traumatized by having my DDIL say that I'd either have to tough it up and go barelegged and open toed, or run the risk of walking around during the reception with sand in my shoes {#emotions_dlg.scared}.

So I took a deep breath and wore a tea length skirt with my legs showing and flip flops (pretty sandals actually) on my feet, and no one at the wedding swooned from the sight, and I survived it too!

I saw several kinds of leg makeup during my pre-wedding shopping tours, but I didn't try any. You might feel more secure if you tried some beforehand.

Your dress sounds something like mine. I'm sure you will look and feel wonderful. Don't worry about your legs. The wider your smile, the less likely the guests will pay any attention to your feet and legs at all!

lex1282241905.857303 PostsRegistered 1/16/2009

There are few hard and fast fashion rules anymore. One big one , though, is NO hose with open toed shoes. I can certain understand this one. Either invest in some self tanner or a product to make your legs shine. Michael Kors has a good one. Believe me, you want the comments made behind your back to be about how pretty you look, not about your nylon covered toes... and there WILL be comments, right? Right.

Kathleen1282242004.0312426 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

There are toeless pantyhose out there - get some of those.

pegomyheart1282243690.9314 PostsRegistered 7/6/2009Chicago

My daughter's wedding is in 6 weeks, and I AM wearing stockings. Maybe its my age, but I feel for a formal occasion, stockings add polish to your look. And my legs have many flaws at this age. So I am doing light leg makeup AND stockings. I am wearing peep toe shoes, and will wear sheer toe hose.

pegomyheart

Jeanne R1282244640.1374788 PostsRegistered 7/5/2010

no open toes


swissmiss1282244760.612226 PostsRegistered 10/3/2005

No pantyhose with open toe shoes--it just never looks great. I would wear pumps with a heel or spray tan/use leg makeup, etc.

Hope it all goes well!

kibbi1282245024.2572058 PostsRegistered 4/14/2008

Please don't wear hose with any open toe/sandals. Looks horrible.{#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}

wilma1282248357.3813083 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007

Sally Hansen Airbrush leg makeup is great if you don't want to wear hose. It can make a mess, so instead of spraying directly on legs, I spray in my hands first, and then apply evenly to my legs. It will stay put until you wash it off.

brewhaha1282248849.82740361 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007Sitting in front of my computer

Wear whatever you want and have a good time.

"I don't want clever conversation. I never want to work that hard."
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lulu21282249018.4320766 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

I swear by these Hanes toeless pantyhose. I do not do bare legs when I dress up. I love the silky feel of pantyhose when I cross my legs as opposed to hot, sticky legs. Have a great time at the wedding!

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Sister Gol­den Hair1282249393.38314257 PostsRegistered 7/18/2008
On 8/19/2010 pegomyheart said:

My daughter's wedding is in 6 weeks, and I AM wearing stockings. Maybe its my age, but I feel for a formal occasion, stockings add polish to your look. And my legs have many flaws at this age. So I am doing light leg makeup AND stockings. I am wearing peep toe shoes, and will wear sheer toe hose.

I'm old school too. I think that hose look so much better than bare legs when you dress-up. A peep toe sounds like a great idea.

Who made the rule no hose with sandals?

Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

EM71282250310.6671917 PostsRegistered 12/7/2009
On 8/19/2010 Sister Golden Hair said:

I'm old school too. I think that hose look so much better than bare legs when you dress-up. A peep toe sounds like a great idea.

Who made the rule no hose with sandals?

The pedicure people.

I don't think there's anything wrong with hose and open-toed shoes. If people don't have anything better to do than look at your feet and snicker, that's their problem.

The other alternatives of toeless hose or closed shoes are also fine.

Bare feet in shoes is horribly uncomfortable and blister-inducing as far as I'm concerned. For me, hose is a matter of comfort, with the bonus of making my legs look better as well.

mikeandmon­et1282250598.487452 PostsRegistered 8/9/2008

lulu2, I have read about these hose on these boards, but thank you for the pic! Don't they creep up your foot or slide out from under your sandal strap? The last thing I want to do is fiddle with my toes at a function.

chrystaltr­ee1282251068.66311586 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

Do not wear peep toes or sandals with hose, ever...never. Buy a pretty pump that coordinates with your dress, if you feel you must wear hose. Personally, I don't even wear hose with pumps. I use a self tanner on my legs.

lulu21282252044.11720766 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007
On 8/19/2010 mikeandmonet said:

lulu2, I have read about these hose on these boards, but thank you for the pic! Don't they creep up your foot or slide out from under your sandal strap? The last thing I want to do is fiddle with my toes at a function.

No, they "anchor" between your big toe and the rest of your toes. The fair has virtually no color so there is no noticeable difference between the hose and your bare toes. I've never had any problems with them shifting and I've been wearing them for years to warm weather events.

I have to laugh reading some of these posts. You'd think it were a crime to wear pantyhose with sandals. (I'm sure many of us remember when there were reinforced toes and sandal toe, hose) Personally I think it's far more unsightly to see streaky, orange legs or feet with blisters on them because their new shoes rubbed against their bare feet. A person is going to laugh behind the back of the groom's mother because she wore hose with open toed shoes? Please!

Sister Gol­den Hair1282253577.9814257 PostsRegistered 7/18/2008

Well, I'm going to pantyhose jail because I have been to two funerals and wore hose with my sandals. If it has a sheer toe I don't think that it looks bad. I remember when women thought that it was terrible if you went bare legs to a dress-up affair.

When I was in high school, we wore hose with our tennis shoes!!! How things have changed!!!

Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

katy keene1282255863.767134 PostsRegistered 8/10/2007

First, Congrats on the wedding! My daughter was married last August and I had the same dilemna. I do not like showing my legs either. Too many age spots and whatever. I also hate hose with sandals, so I ended up with a peep toe slingback with a very small toe opening. I wore a shimmery beige hose with a golden color silk shoe. I was happy with the way it looked. Whatever you do hope you have a great time.

wonderwoma­n1001282258543.232699 PostsRegistered 1/21/2008

I have worn hose with peep toe shoes but they had a very small peep, ha and it looked fine. Your outfit sounds on the dressy side so it would probably look better with hose anyway. I have seen women wear the toeless type hose and to me, that's exactly what they looked like and it wasn't a good look, imo. Sally Hansen as another poster stated makes a good leg make-up that looks pretty natural but if you don't feel comfortable exposing your leg skin then don't because you don't want to feel self conscious at the wedding.

crdlb1282259349.99712865 PostsRegistered 6/24/2009So. Cal.

I cannot go without stockings if I wear a knee length skirt. Period. Forget the makeup or the self tanners, too. They ALWAYS turn orange when you have pink skin that's so fair you give off a glow! It's much worse looking to go bare legged when your legs are covered with spots, splotches, veins and dry scales. So those of you who don't like seeing stockings with peep toes just ought to be thankful your legs are presentable enough to show off. And be thankful that people who have legs like mine don't make you see them bare.

Missey11282261799.7973174 PostsRegistered 12/21/2008Sierra Foothills CA

I think you should wear the seamless ones if they are still available. I don't wear pantyhose anymore but only because, I guess, I don't dress up anymore. LOL I do think the fad nowadays is to go hoseless. It will turn around in the future and make a comeback. Just can't imagine wearing heels without hose, or in the workplace with most shoes. You can tell how old I am and I'm not going to tell you except I am retired.

edited to say: I meant seamless in the toes.... I'm sure most of you don't have a clue as to the hose with seams years ago. They were awlful.

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