Alternatives to Pantyhose

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Registered: 01-09-2004
Alternatives to Pantyhose
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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 3:09pm
Hosiery is now in but I still find pantyhose terribly uncomfortable. What viable alternatives are there for women who still need to cover their legs at work?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 01-28-2009 - 4:52pm

Hello and welcome to the board.


Have you looked at either thigh high stockings or regular nylons that require a garter belt?

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Thu, 01-29-2009 - 4:53pm

I've seen more pantyhose this winter probably because of the tempertaure. I wear them most of the time myself and I'm required to when I wear a dress or skirt

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Registered: 01-26-2009
Thu, 01-29-2009 - 6:10pm
As a flight attendant I wear pantyhose all the time and I must say that my comfort level is in direct correlation to the quality of the pantyhose. Cheap hose = uncomfortable. Better quality = better fit and feel. So, have you tried wearing a premium brand?
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 01-29-2009 - 9:02pm

I have to say I agree, I'm not real trusting of thigh tops without a garter belt, either. They used to make one that had three garters per leg, and they were really a lot better. I haven't seen that type of belt in years, though (Gives you an idea of my age, though. lol)


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Registered: 11-21-2004
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 6:51pm
I'm wearing garter belts more often nowadays because I find them more comfortable and practical than old fashioned pantyhose. I recommend a full coverage belt with metal clasps and six garters, not four. I've found SIL garter belts to be beautiful, good quality and practical: www.secretsinlace.com
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2009
Sat, 01-31-2009 - 12:35pm

Hi

If you really like the more traditional garter belts they sell them on a site called www.stockingshq.com. They have allsorts of alternatives to pantyhose.

I do wear the hold up stockings and have never had a problem with them, as long as you buy the right size they shouldn't fall down.

Katherine Dedicated Lingerie Lover www.plumslingerie.com
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Registered: 01-23-2008
Sat, 01-31-2009 - 3:55pm
Are you absolutely required to wear dresses? Because you could just wear nice slacks and therefore only need trouser socks.

~Jami JoAnne Russell~

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Registered: 01-09-2004
Sun, 02-01-2009 - 5:52pm
Pantsuits simply don't look as professional or formal. Moreover, all female partners and aspiring partners in the firm wear dresses (expensive designer . . . ). I ordered my first garter belt plus stockings this morning.
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Registered: 01-23-2008
Sun, 02-01-2009 - 6:22pm

Who said pantsuits? You can get suits that are made for women that aren't pantsuits. I just recently bought a new pinstripe women's suit at Nordstrom's.


~Jami JoAnne Russell~

www.jamisings.com


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Registered: 01-09-2004
Sun, 02-01-2009 - 9:10pm
The secretaries and office workers wear pantsuits and trousers. Women in management, finance and marketing all wear skirts. And I mean expensive and feminine designer labels. Hosiery and heels are absolutely necessary for upward mobility in the company. I don't make the rules. It's the business culture.

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