It got me thinking. Why wear stockings as a business and professional woman over 40 when the world is becoming more casual?
Here are my smart dressing tips for business women over 40 so that you can tap into the magic of stockings.
Women Look Great in Stockings
I see far too many business and professional women over 40 who always wear pants. Some I have never seen in a skirt with stockings. Ok, your legs are not perfect! Whose are? You think they are too skinny, too fat, too freckly or too pale. You have scars or splotches and blotches. So what! You are a woman not an insecure teenager. Only women look great in stockings. Men wear socks and socks are not sexy. Yes, you are a serious, grown-up woman but who said you have to hide your legs in pants all the time.
Celebrate being a woman at least on some of your days. Yes, even in winter.
Stockings Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative
Most women are too busy noticing and cataloguing their faults rather than noticing what is great about themselves. We under-rate our legs because we can always find someone taller and slimmer whose legs are better than ours. Time to stop.
The right stockings for you will show off your legs as a whole and downplay your perceived leg faults. Sheer stockings in a light tan colour or sheer black will emphasise your leg curves and make you feel good. A bit of shine or sheen will take the attention to your whole leg not the individual bits of it.
Find the Best; Ignore the Rest
Age brings wisdom; so use it. Do not buy the cheap sensible stockings. Go for the better quality or the expensive brand stockings.
What brand stockings do I wear? I wear ‘Wicked’ brand by KolotexTM. They are medium-priced. Yes, I choose the ‘body slimming’ or ‘in control’ for a bit of tummy support. They are still comfortable, have a lovely shine to them and they hide all my freckles, red marks etc.
Depending on your weight and height, ‘Wicked’ may not fit. Experiment to find the best quality, best feel, best look and best price for you. Ignore the ‘knee highs’. Even if you wear pants, knee highs make you feel old and staid. Choose ‘stay ups’ instead. These go up your thigh, feel sexy and leave your tummy in peace.
There are lovely stockings out there. Even under pants, a glimpse of good quality stockings is a great morale booster.
BONUS: Yes, you can go the fake-tanned leg look. BUT stockings feel nicer, cover imperfections and you can take them off when you get home.
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