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Nylons with dresses or not?

Monday, April 08, 2013

I've been looking for shoes to go with the dress I'll wear to my daughter's wedding in June. A salesclerk who fitted me with some of the shoes in his store told me "of course, you won't wear nylons with these shoes." Really? This is totally news to me.

I haven't been staring at women's legs when I've had occasion to see them in dresses, so I don't know what my contemporaries do. Wouldn't their feet stick to their shoes and get blisters more easily?

I need my friends to tell me whether you wear nylons with nice dresses these days or not. That would help me tremendously. My daughters don't, but they are 30ish women. What do 50ish and up women do? I don't want her wedding dress to be invisible due to the reflected glare from my white legs! Lol. I also don't want to embarrass her by clinging to something no one currently uses. Help, please!
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MYOWNHERO 4/18/2013 7:55PM

    I'm in my mid 50's and I go without stockings whenever possible. Even for weddings if I have a long-ish dress on. If the dress is above the knee, then I'll use stockings.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 4/18/2013 6:52PM

    Gosh, you've posed a great question and I enjoyed reading the responses. I've only recently started skipping the nylons since I've lost weight! My Queen size didn't fit me any more and I didn't want to invest in a smaller size. However, I haven't had a dressy occasion for quite some time. I'm in my early 50's. Last week I wore a dress to Church without nylons and my mother (in her 70's) asked at least twice, "Aren't your legs cold?" LOL! I know it had more to do with tradition and appropriateness in her mind than the weather.

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POOHSCOUT1 4/18/2013 1:29PM

    nylons are always classy. For me can't stand wearing shoes without socks but I know the younger generation do it all the time.

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POINDEXTRA 4/18/2013 12:13PM

    My fashionista says that stockings with summer dresses is a no-no. However, I can't stand having nothing between my feet and shoes - there are some very good ultra-sheer stockings out there these days that no one will even notice, even with open toes -I'm wearing some now!

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KANOE10 4/13/2013 10:35AM

    I would consult with my daughter and see what she thinks? You could go either way. I would probably wear nylons but I am not in my 30s.

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PHEBESS 4/9/2013 9:04PM

    You can do stockings if they are closed toe shoes.

If they are open-toe shoes, or even the least bit like sandals, then get a nice pedicure, do what Watermellen says about moisturizer with self-tanner to take out the whiteness (test a month before the wedding, you don't want orange legs!) - and go without stockings.

Because the major fashion don't is stockings with open toes.

Hope that helps.

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WATERMELLEN 4/9/2013 8:38PM

    I'm 62!! And yes, I would wear stockings . . . especially nice ones of course, for a wedding. .

In the hot summer with a casual skirt/sundress: no stockings. But I'll use one of those moisturizers with a bit of self tanner in it to take off the pasty (if I'm not tanned yet). And: I don't have a whole lotta vein issues yet.

In the winter: love brightly coloured or black opaque tights with little short boots, even with my business suits. Or heels, of course.

For a dressy occasion . . . sheer stockings probably plain ones, not too pale or "nursy" looking (maybe sheer black/patterned in winter, maybe sheer patterned skin tone in summer).

Kate Middleton wears stockings!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/9/2013 7:26PM

    You already have gotten great comments, so I'll just second your question: isn't it hard on the shoes?? I see lots of women without stockings and all I think about is their sweaty feet sticking to and ruining their beautiful shoes! (Am I showing my age? LOL)



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SLENDERELLA61 4/9/2013 2:17PM

    My daughter doesn't wear them. She's in her 30's. I'm in my 60's and for a wedding or such a special occasion, I do. I suspect either choice you make will be okay. The idea of really sheer, silky nylons makes sense if you decide to go that way.

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MEADSBAY 4/8/2013 10:58PM

    I would splurge on some really nice sheer silky stockings, myself- assuming it is not an open toed shoe.
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KELLIEBEAN 4/8/2013 10:38PM

    I'm 47 and I prefer nylons anytime I go to something nice enough to wear a dress. I have pasty legs so I would not feel comfortable without nylons.

My daughter is 27, very hip and stylish and she prefers nylons for a dressy occasion such as a wedding.

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TURTLETALK 4/8/2013 9:59PM

    I've worn nylons to all four of my children's weddings. I would suggest do what makes you most comfortable. For me, I would be self-conscious about my legs if I wasn't wearing nylons.

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RED_DEVIL_APRIL 4/8/2013 9:41PM

    If its dressy I think its still appropriate to wear nylons. If in wearing a really long skirt I sometimes cheat & only wear knee highs, but other than teenagers most people I've noticed still wear them. If its casual or semi casual with sandals then you don't like with a sun dress, but at a wedding yes you should.

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PATTISWIMMER 4/8/2013 9:38PM

    nylons for a wedding... more dressy than casual emoticon

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CONFUZZELD 4/8/2013 9:35PM

    I'm 29, and have pasty white legs, therefore, always wear nylons with nicer dresses. If you have opentoe shoes, search around, there are toeless nylons out there!


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