I just bought a coral eyelet dress and want to cover my white legs & varicose veins. Tanning is not an option. Can I wear pantyhose with sandals? Liz
I’m glad you brought this up because while some women feel there is never a good reason to wear pantyhose, let’s be honest, many women our age need them. Our legs aren’t what they used to be, and pantyhose can be flattering when worn right. Here’s the general rule:
Yes, you can wear pantyhose, so long as the shoe that you are wearing has a closed or peep toe. If it is a true sandal with an open toe, I will stay clear of pantyhose.
Wearing pantyhose with strappy open-toe sandals weighs your legs down and makes you look old and dowdy. Yes, there are seamless toe pantyhose, which some say are made for open-toe sandals, but the problem is you see the seam and usually the hose too. As for toeless pantyhose, I personally have never found a pair that looks right with sandals. You can see where the stocking ends and the foot begins, and it looks strange.
One other important point to remember when wearing nude pantyhose is to make sure they are ultrasheer, up to 10 denier max. Stay away from a shiny hose.
Also, your pantyhose should perfect color that looks invisible on your legs. This might take a little trial and error on your part to get the perfect shade, but it is going to make all the difference. My favorite pantyhose are Donna Karan – The Nudes. They have great color matches.
Check out this full post I did on how to wear pantyhose! I hope this helps!