(Closed) Nylons or no?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I wore the spanx thigh high stockings. Its actually what I normally wear when dressed up. They are really comfy and stay up nicely. And not only do I feel sort of strangled in actual pantyhose – didn’t want to have to deal with both pantyhose and the dress in the ladies room if you know what I mean.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I hate all hose/stockings, so since I’m wearing a long dress…definitely not!  Maybe spanx but not the full on stockings. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I hate hose.  thigh highs may be it.. or spanx if I need some sucking in.  definitely not full on hose though!!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

There was just a thing in Miss Manners today about how horribly gauche it is to not wear stockings to an event that is even the slightest bit formal (even if you’re wearing open-toed shoes!). 

I couldn’t disagree more and would never wear stockings with open-toed shoes and didn’t wear them at my wedding.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

There was just a thing in Miss Manners today about how horribly gauche it is to not wear stockings to an event that is even the slightest bit formal (even if you’re wearing open-toed shoes!). 

I couldn’t disagree more and would never wear stockings with open-toed shoes and didn’t wear them at my wedding.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@ ljlkclark

I totally agree.. I’m wearing open toed shoes and I just thought about wearing hose with them.. NO WAY!!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think Miss Manners needs to get with the times. It is no longer considered inappropriate to wear a skirt to a formal occassion w/o some sort of hose. And wearing pantyhose with open-toed shoes? Eww!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

NOOOO, hate them, didn’t wear them.  The only reason you might want them is to smooth out the tone of your legs for photos.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I chose not to wear them for several reasons:

1) August wedding. Ballgown. Nylons = extra layer = HOT and SWEATY.

2) Ballgown. Petticoat. Nylons = extra layer = hard to get put back together after using the bathroom.

3) And they’d have looked weird with my open-toed shoes.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

no nylons for me. it was a long dress, so why bother?! no one knew the difference. 🙂

Post # 13
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Newbee

I wore slightly sparkly nylons at my wedding – it helped make things feel more formal for me. My shoes were closed-toe, though… don’t think I would have done it if they were open-toe.

To be real, I got control-top hose because this little bride did a lot of eating with family and friends in the days leading up to the wedding… but I suppose Spanx would have done the same job.  

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Ugh. Pantyhose are a tool of the Devil, I swear. Haven’t worn them in years and never intend to ever again if I can help it. The closest thing to them I put on my body are thick tights in the winter, and that’s not exactly wedding-y.

Do not ever, EVER wear stockings with open-toed shoes. That’s just horrifying. 

FYI, if you are considering wearing stockings because you want a control-top type of thing, but don’t care so much for the actual stocking part, Spanx makes several products that are not full-length. 

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