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.
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 by Fiore
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!
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.”
After colour correction
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.
This was my first pair of Wolford Neon 40 pantyhose! 40 denier, shiny, Gobi shade. I got it as a present from another Canadian pantyhose lover along with another pair in charcoal that I haven’t tried yet.
I was filled with anticipation to try it. Such pantyhose costs a lot of money and it has never been in my price range to actually go ahead and buy. A lot of people told me that it feels great and they were right.
As I was putting on that Neon 40 pantyhose, I even stopped half way just to pet it and to feel how smooth they were. The fabric is really silky, elastic, and resistant to damage.
Thank you to my Canadian friend for sending it! It is a gift of excitement, anticipation, thrill, and of course two great pairs of pantyhose that came with it.
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