Top 5 Pantyhose Rules

pantyhose2What could be more feminine than a pair of silky smooth pantyhose?

I get a ton of questions about this topic, so let’s talk PANTYHOSE.

As you’ve probably noticed, not many genetic women wear pantyhose these days. But that doesn’t mean YOU can’t wear them … It’s all about choosing hose that make you look sexy and stylish – not like you stepped out of a time warp from the 80’s.

Follow these 5 pantyhose rules and I guarantee you won’t go wrong:

1. Only wear nude or black pantyhose.

Stick to the basics when it comes to hosiery. Only wear nude or black pantyhose. (Colored tights are a different story. See #5.)

For black hose, only wear jet black – not gray-black or brown-black.

2. Go for sheer nude hose that match your skin tone.

The #1 rule for nude hose is to match your skin tone as closely as possible. Don’t even think about “suntan” pantyhose unless that’s your actual skin tone! (Come on, who tans their legs only?)

The #2 rule is to buy the sheerest hose you can find. Nude hose should be like the foundation you wear on your face: invisible, but enhancing.

High-end hose brands like Donna Karan and Calvin Klein offer lots of nude shades to choose from so you should be able to find a perfect match in a beautiful, sheer tone.

3. Wear the best quality hose you can afford.

Most TG girls have great legs, so it pays to show them off with good pantyhose. There’s a big difference between drug store brands and department store brands. High quality hose give your legs a smooth, polished sheen.

4. Coordinate your hose to your shoes.

Wear black hose with black shoes for the most streamlined look. Wear nude hose with brown, metallic, or colored shoes.

And remember – NO pantyhose with open toe shoes!

5. Try tights.


Tights are a great alternative to pantyhose – especially when it’s cold out. (A P.S. to the U.K. ladies who call pantyhose and tights the same thing: In the U.S. tights are made of thicker material.)

The pantyhose rules DON’T apply to tights, so experiment with different colors, styles, and textures. Funky tights can totally make an outfit!

Now, let’s continue the pantyhose conversation! What kind of pantyhose and/or tights do you like to wear? What are your favorite brands? What tips and tricks have you discovered?

Leave me your comments below!


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  1. I wear pantyhose and tights love them all in all colors if men are going to wear for what ever reason. I wear for the fashion the look the feel the support the warmth its just a article of clothing to me no fetish involved I don’t post usually but I will today when out I don’t wear openly at hose I wear always when I take pics but got to wear heels and a skirt to get the look

  2. I love Diva Hosiery. They cater to dance teams but have started selling to working moms like me. They are seamless and very flattering with a natural appearance. These are the hosiery most of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders wear! They are great quality and an awesome price! Love Diva hosiery

  3. I like Wolford pantyhose, and have many different shades. But since they are expensive I only wear them with skirts and dresses. For every day wear to work
    in slacks it’s legg’s support because I ‘m on my feet a lot.

  4. Lucille ,

    Your pantyhose rules are very sound and I agree. As a elegant mature “dresser”, my motto for many years has been “pass with class” don’t go over the top with your look. But I must admit, to feel like a real lady full-fashion sheer stockings are a joy.


  5. I believe that suntan and brown pantyhose look very sexy on lady’s. I believe that any lady should be able to wear any color pantyhose that she wants to without being ridiculed for it.

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