Dear Glam Gals,
I am 52 and have a question about wearing capris/shorts. I have a black pair that come right above my knee. I was wondering for spring since my legs are still pale, is it ok to wear hose with them to work? If so what color would you recommend.
I can see wearing black on black during winter, but not sure how to handle this at spring, since I am not ready to go without anything on my legs until they get some color.
It sounds like you are asking if you can wear hose with long shorts aka Bermuda shorts. Just to clarify, Capris are longer and come down to the mid-calf or to your ankles.
The short-shorts with hose trend has been a popular one in the fashion magazines but we think this look is just too young for us over 40 gals!
Bermuda shorts are casual attire and meant to be worn with bare legs. Adding hose is a big no-no and can actually age you. Bottom line, hose or nor hose, we would not recommend wearing above the knee shorts to work, it just is not professional at any age.
However if you have some dressy Capris you want to wear hose with, make sure to select hose that are extremely sheer and the same shade as your legs.
Here are some examples of how to wear your Bermuda shorts and Capris this coming Spring, 2012:
|Capri Leggings.(Nordstrom) This is a thin legging that comes to the mid calf. To be worn with a long top and wedges or flats. No hose.|
|Say No to shoes with straps! Shoes with straps do not work well with Capris. However, the nude color blends with skin tone and looks better than the black. (Nordstrom)|
|For a dressier look, these Capris are on the longer side and look nice with a closed toed shoe (sheer, nude hose is optional) (Nordstrom)|
|Be aware of your leg shape. The style known as Berumda shorts are meant to be worn more casual. They will look best with flats, sandals or a low wedge. No hose, please! If you have wide knees you will look better in shorts that come down a little longer.Self tanner will give your legs instant color, if you feel you need it.|