Business Attire: Pantyhose/stockings are they necessary?

posted 5 months ago in Career
Post # 16
2909 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I work in a State Government Office and I don’t think I have ever seen my coworkers wear pantyhose or stockings outside of a fashion statement. Flesh colored hose are becoming more and more outdated and with more and more business women leaving behind the tried and true skirt suit, completely unnecessary. I own one pair of black opaque tights for when I wear a shorter skirt but that is it. 

Post # 17
7275 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Relat :  if the dress code is business attire I would definitely wear pantyhose. Business casual can go either way depending on the weather and who you will interact with on any given day. 

Post # 18
9553 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I work with high level executives and none of the women wear stockings.

I feel like my legs are ugly (I’m see through pale) so I try not to show them at all by wearing pants.

Post # 19
2402 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it reallty depends on the industry as well as the geographical location.  I occasionally have to do the traditional skirted suit/pantynose/pumps but it’s only a few times a year.  

Post # 20
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think a lot of PP are confusing “business” with “business casual.” They are totally different and there are very few workplaces that have strict business attire dress codes these days. If the workplace truly has a traditional business dress code, i.e. everyone is wearing suits, I would definitely wear pantyhose (with maybe some minor exceptions like if you’re somewhere with a really hot/humid climate and it’s summer).

Post # 21
418 posts
Helper bee

This is generational. If you are under 40, chances are nobody you know wears or owns hose. If you are otherwise dressed professionally, chances are nobody notices or cares unless you are in a very particular industry or environment. So look around– if many people your age are doing it, then fine, wear them. If not, don’t bother. 

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