After reading your comments yesterday (thank you, thank you, thank you!) I did a little experimenting on my own with hosiery. And of course, I feel compelled to share it here with you, my fashion consultant panel. (Realizing, that yet another post about pantyhose could possibly forever doom me to the infamous title of Girl Who Blogs Incessantly About Pantyhose. But hey, whatever. I've been called way worse.)
I know that nude hose was a favorite suggestion among you, however, I've been unable to find a pair that doesn't my legs look incredibly plastic and shiny. Is this the effect they are supposed to have? Wearing them, I kind of feel like I should draw a Sharpie joint line on my ankles where my feet can be detached, because I look like a mannequin. So I'm thinking that if nude is the winning vote, I'll just go bare legged. Pasty white winter skin be damned.
Beyond nude, I took the suggestions for cranberry and grey tights to heart and have these examples to share. This is me modeling three options:
And this is a close-up of the two grey patterns:
And this is me doing the Elaine dance from Seinfeld:
My thoughts? I think the red tight is a bit too Mrs. Claus looking, though I love Mindy's suggestion to pair them with boots (so less red is evident) and a cardigan, and I plan to keep them for that very reason. Plus they will pair nicely with my chicken costume. (What?!?)
I'm leaning toward the lacy patterned grey tights because they look more festive and are also a bit more sheer than the dotted. And I happened to spot a grey embellished cardi at Target yesterday that might be the perfect topper in case I get chilly. Though with an open bar and plenty of vodka + sodas in my blood, it's a safe bet I will be feeling no pain. (Cue the music for the Elaine dance here!)
So offer up your opinions now, my friends. And a big 'ol smooch for putting up with my neurotic ramblings about hosiery. MWAH!