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

 

 

 

 

 

vertical comparison

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.

 

 

11 Responses to "Wrong Shade of Pantyhose?"

  • Loretta Martin says:

    Yes, her pantyhoses is not matching her skin tone. They are yellowgreen something. I get a strange feeling about that picture. The shadows etc doesn’t seem to be correct. If you look at her upper body it looks like she has a backrest, but there is no and her upper body looks like she is thin as paper and that doesn’t fit with the lower part of the body.
    I am not that concern if my pantyhoses match my skintone or not. I feel that it is more important that they match the rest of my clothes, skirt, dress top or pants or even my shoes or boots.

    • admin says:

      Exactly!

      Especially if she is going to take photos in this outfit, why not look in the mirror and think whether overall she looks good?

      I have all sorts of shades at home – off white, nude, beige, tan, taupe, many greys. If I get it to work well with the rest of the clothes, people really notice it.

  • David says:

    … I suspect the green could be a result of the intensity of green light coming from the grass. But I do agree with your point.

    • Michel 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.

  • admin says:

    I just wanted to add, I think that with the outfit that the woman is wearing chocolate brown pantyhose would look best, sheer, maybe 15 den. That would highlight her hair, her brown stripes in her outfit, and make her legs look slimmer.

  • Gillian says:

    The green shade looks a little odd, I wouldn’t call it ‘wrong’, just not color-coordinated very well with the rest of her outfit. Chocolate brown color would look better with that dress.

  • I think I would have to agree with you on this one. This girl is stunning, but the stockings are not the right color for her I think.

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  • James says:

    Maybe not right from a fashion point of view, but I love the tights she is wearing because it is so obvious she is wearing them. That is a statement in itself. Legwear can be subtle or bold. Nothing is wrong. Only bare legs can be wrong haha!

  • The way I see it, yes the color match does seem a bit off with her skin tone, but also it is also what that person is comfortable with. If she wishes to wear noticeable hosiery, at least be close. This is fairly close in color, but her surroundings as many y’all have pointed out, have made the color a bit green. I myself, try to color coordinated my support hosiery with whatever I’m wearing but I’m comfortable with wearing shades that are darker and noticeable to the average person. It’s all about confidence.

  • Shaun says:

    I actually like this shade and love that it is not the same as her skin. I love the color and would love to see more pics like this one.

  • pantyhosemind says:

    It’s looks like a man hanging off a rope on the tree!

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