Required to wear hosiery… suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@highschoolhoneys:  do you have like a bally outlet near you? I would go there first since they have specials all the time…you can probably get a pair for $5-$7 and try a bunch of different styles.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@highschoolhoneys:  UGH! Why are companies still doing this? If the First Lady doesn’t wear hose, I don’t think we should have to! 😛 

I worked at a bank where we had to wear hose. I tried to opt for slacks with thin dress socks or knee-highs most of the time to avoid it. Otherwise, find an outlet. They are going to snag no matter what, so you may as well try to get them cheap. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I like ‘Dim’ hose because they’re silky, sheer, comfortable for all day wear, and super durable. I get them at the Bay for ~$15 a pop, but they last forever! They’re magic!

Post # 11
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1981 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My only advice is to go up a size- it’s easier to get them on, and you have less of a chance of ripping them that way.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dont forget fashionable, tasteful patterned stockings and opaque tights in fall colors (charcoal, burgundy, etc.). Hue makes gorgeous and affordable stockings- I have argyle, swiss dot, striped, etc. Many are quite subtle (nude, black) and absolutely appropriate for a conservative workplace (I spent 4 years in one of the MOST conservative offices, and inspired many colleagues to move beyond the boring hose). 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

To clarify, the patterned ones I speak of are sheer. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@highschoolhoneys:   I love knit tights and fun patterns for fall.  Brightly colored ones with more neutral tones are fun too. I rocked some orange tights with a pink/orange color blocked shift dress. Sounds a littl nuts but it looked really great! 

Post # 15
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@highschoolhone No pants option.  :(. I’m glad my workplace allows us to wear jeans.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

If you are not used to wearing tights (as we call them in the UK) then I would suggest practicing wearing them a couple of days before the start of your job so you get used to them.  They can feel a little strange if you’re used to loose clothing.

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