Do you like to experiment with different hosiery shades?

September 12, 2016 under Style

When I just started selling pantyhose at local women events, I had women come up to me and ask “What colours do you have?” while browsing. Surprisingly, I rarely sold shades other than black and natural. I always wondered, why ask if you would still choose black?

There was one lady who worked for the Board of Trade, she was East Indian, with a darker skin tone. This was the only person who wanted to have something darker, like Cappuccino and Taupe shade, to match her skin tone.

I have some styles in my shop that come in a variety of shades. Have a look if you’d like in case you are one of those who likes to explore different options. One of my favourite writers, Tim Ferris, said that he purposely stopped wearing black at some point and actually experienced some enjoyment as a result.

 

trying-on-shoes-with-fortissima-grey-pantyhose-on

I am trying on different colour shoes in a store. Wearing Fortsisima by Gatta pantyhose in light grey shade.

 

If you are looking for some exotic shades like Cypria, Cappuccino, and so on, have a look at these tights. They have a very wide pallette of colours. XL is also available!

LILI 20 den fiore tightsLili by Fiore

SAVA 15 den

Sava by Fiore

Both of these cool styles are now 50% Off!

If you are looking for fashion colours like violet and orange, have a look at Paula 40 den tights and at Ester stay up stockings. I brought in a lot of shades!

Happy Tights for a Fun Day!

July 6, 2016 under Fiore

What a fun pair of tights to wear! I am trying to see how it looks with a whole bunch of different colours. When I look at it, I want to smile. It cheers me up. It’s hard to say if I’d wear it outdoors on days except for Halloween, but indoors it is certainly a mood booster.

Clothing certainty has an impact on how we feel about ourselves and our mood. I have a relative coming in a few days, she is tall and slender just like me. I hope that both of us can wear these tights in different shades and pose for some photos.

In case you are wondering, this style is Keisha by Fiore. The photo in orange was taken on my vacation to Halifax and the turquoise photo is just from a few days ago.

 

Keisha by Fiore tights in orange - striped pantyhose

 

I actually did wear the orange pair outside at the airport and I had a guy come up to me and say “these are cool looking tights, but from a distance I thought it was sunburn and wondered how you managed to tan in stripes”.

 

Keisha pantyhose by Fiore in blue on my legs 1

 

There is also a yellow shade, but I haven’t tried that one yet. I did put aside a pair though with intentions to wear it for some cool photos and another mood booster.

 

keisha striped tights Fiore

Keisha tights – click here to buy it.

 

Hosiery shedding colour in the laundry – Why?

September 16, 2013 under What to Avoid

From what I know, the dye is actually supposed to penetrate the yarn, not just sit on top of it.  At least none of my own pantyhose shed colour.  But I hear about this kind of stuff happening to other people.

For example, women on dance forums complain that their dance hosiery fades after washing.

Any idea why?  Cheap brands?  Chinese production?

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Is there such thing as too bright or too patterned when it comes to pantyhose?

December 12, 2012 under What to Avoid

Is there such thing as too bright or too much when it comes to hosiery?  Below are some designs by Zohara tights, Israeli brand (even though most likely not made there).

I personally find this a bit of an overkill.  The fact that the model looks pissed off also puts me off.  What do you think?

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Wrong Shade of Pantyhose?

November 30, 2012 under What to Avoid

Is there such thing as a wrong shade of pantyhose?  I found this photo on a forum.  This woman is wearing pantyhose that looks slightly greener than her own skin tone.  Isn’t it kind of strange?  I would imagine it would look much better on a black girl, for example.

Do you agree?  I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

OR COULD THIS BE A COLOR CAST FROM THE GRASS AND TREES?

Update on Dec 4th, 2012 – submitted by Mike

In his comment below he says: ”

I agree with David. Beware of color cast!

Pictures taken in a forest, under trees or with a large area of grass tend to be green, because of the reflection of the sun on the green leaves or the grass like above. In the same idea, pics taken in the snow tend to look bluer because of the reflection of the sky on the snow’s surface. I made a corrected version of this photo, if you’re interested. It’s fairer to judge a picture with the good equilibrium of the color tones.”

He says: “I corrected the yellow cast caused by the sun in the background and the green cast caused by the grass on the foreground. I also lowered the saturation of the colour of the girl’s face, as her face looked pinkish.”

Original Photo

After colour correction

 

 

 

 

 

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horizontal comparison

If Mike is right about the colour cast, I’d say that she is actually wearing a good shade of pantyhose judging by the corrected photos.  In terms of her skin tone – I think that the poor girl simply got a bit of a sunburn in the summer.

 

 

Fashion Hosiery with Fading Colour Gradient

November 27, 2012 under Runway

I saw this online and I couldn’t resist but share with you!  I think this is an excellent concept for coloured tights to have a smooth colour gradient.

Personally I’ve seen tie-dyed tights before and I can’t stand anything that was coloured this way because it reminds me of some unfortunate laundry accidents rather than fashion.

However, this concept is much neater, especially if it is styled nicely with the outfit.  From my knowledge this product is from China and there is even a supplier on Alibaba website.

Can Europeans brands try to repeat this?  I’d be a big fan if I could find something of this sort from my favourite brands.

Hosiery to suit the season and the occasion

March 27, 2012 under Practical

A young woman in lingerie is browsing through her pantyhose while getting ready for work.

Nowadays, hosiery comes in a huge variety of different styles and colours, which means that the modern woman has a lot of freedom when it comes to what she wears on her legs every season.

However, this variety also means that it is easy to get carried away and choose something that is not appropriate for the occasion.

For example, if you are a professional woman, going to work in a place with a dress code, you should avoid wearing bright colours or ‘busy’ patterns. These can make you look less professional, and if they clash with your outfit, the effect can be even worse.

According to the etiquette book I’ve read recently, in their hosiery section they suggest for business women to wear light colour like beige or tan hosiery in the summer and black or charcoal in winter.

This is how I keep my pantyhose – in original packaging stacked in a box for easy retrieval.

I strongly suggest to keep your hosiery well organized.  If this is something that you wear a lot, it is a good idea to have plenty of it and keep it well arranged patterns separately, stay ups separately, and so on.

That way, if you have been relaxing in the morning over breakfast and realize that you are almost late for work, you will not have the disastrous realization that you are out of proper hosiery.

If you have some damaged hosiery that you fixed and still wear with boots or under pants, make sure it is kept in a separate bag all together from all the good ones.  As you know, I am a big fan of recycling myself.

I strongly suggest to keep flawed pantyhose (that are to be worn with boots or under pants) separately from the new ones. You don’t want to be late for work in the morning because you had to sort through a pile of hosiery.

 

If you are not into separating it, it’s better to throw it away because  there is nothing worse than putting on a pair of hosiery and arriving to work, only to notice that they have a run in from the last time your wore them.

Knowing how fragile the hosiery can be, it is suggested to keep an extra pair in your purse or at your desk.  I also found this being mentioned in the etiquette book that I’ve read.

On the weekends, you can be more adventurous with your hosiery, perhaps going for some colours or patterns.  We all get tired from our work clothes.

zverni uvagu show putting on pantyhose

Keep in mind the season and the occasion.

But hey, even when not at  work, it is a still important to make sure that the rest of your outfit goes will with them in order to avoid looking like a clown.  A rule of thumb is that if you are wearing patterns in your clothing, your hosiery must be plain.  If you are wearing plain clothing, then you can consider adding patterned hose to complete the outfit.

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Women in Red – more attractive! (according to a study)

March 9, 2012 under Love

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova is wearing all red, but in my opinion this Slavic beauty is overdoing it. I’ve been taught not to wear only one colour.

 

 Is Red the colour of Love?

I read something interesting in Vancouver’s Metro Newspaper.  A new study looked at what attracts men to women – it proved that red is really the colour of love!  Never estimate the power of a woman in red.

Men were asked to look at photos of women.  Part of those photos either involved a woman wearing red or were framed in red borders.  As a result, women either surrounded by red or wearing red were ranked to be most attractive.

  • Women in Red

  • – more attractive
  • – more sexually desired
  • – more likely to be asked out
  • – more likely to be spent more money on

Primitive, isn’t it?  I guess that can help women to determine what colour dress to wear to a date with someone you’d like to impress.   I think it’s time for me to add more red to my wardrobe!

 

In some cultures the word “red” is actually the same word as “beautiful”.  For example, in old Slavic languages saying “red maiden” was equivalent to “beautiful maiden”.  This expression can still be found in old Slavic folk songs.

This article reminds me of something that I’ve read in a book called E-Myth about business. It turns out that blue business suits will outsell brown business suits, regardless of who is in them. We don’t notice, but a lot of our decisions are not logical decisions at all, rather subconscious.

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Source: Metro Vancouver Newspaper, March 2012