Q. I can see that this issue has been addressed before, but I am wondering if a 55 year old should always wear hose to the office. Our office is pretty relaxed but "at my age" I wear stockings and wear toeless stockings with sandals and a skirt. The younger women are appalled at the site of hosiery.
- Not Care for Bare
A. If you feel more comfortable wearing hosiery then don't let the younger woman get you feeling down. Let them know their time may come when they'll want a little coverage. While I try to avoid hosiery unless it's tights in winter, I know there will come a time when my confidence with bare legs may falter and I'll want some coverage. We won't all be blessed with Tina Turner's legs later in life. Your best bet is to try to match a sheer hosiery color as close your skin tone as possible. You may have to experiment with a few styles. Look for ones that claim to be virtually invisible. And if you wear a skirt or dress that falls below the knee you may want to dare to go bare in the heat of the summer and try using a body lotion that will gradually give your skin a hint of color. Summer months can be brutal if you wear hosiery in the heat.