Q. I attend a college where all ladies are required to wear hosiery and skirts to classes. My problem is, I’m allergic! I’ve tried different types of hosiery and none work for me. I took a doctor’s order to the dean of women, but she confiscated it and told me I would have to wear hose anyway. She suggested I wear knee-highs and long skirts, but I miss all my knee-length skirts! I tried Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs and got away with it for several weeks, but every bottle I’ve used has broken before I get through half of it! I have tried tanning, but I just burn over and over; it never turns into a tan. I’ve also tried many self-tanners, but they leave me very orange, or with streaks around my ankles. As a college student, I’m on a very tight budget. Can you give me some cheap options that look like hosiery that won’t have me breaking out in hives?
- No hose, please!
A. Get another note from your doctor, in fact get two notes and ask for a sit down meeting with your dean. Tell her that you wish to resolve this and perhaps there is way to set a hem length requirement without you having to ditch half your skirt wardrobe. And ask your dermatologist what is the ingredient/material in the hosiery that is causing the allergic reaction so you are better informed when possibly having to do a new search. Plus, you should be contacting customer service at Sally Hansen to let them know of your breaking can debacle.