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#21
North Georgia
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Never hose or socks with sandals. Maybe tights or leggings with close toed shoes or boots if its cold.
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I am firmly in the "no hose with sandals" camp. If you feel better in hose then wear some really nice close-toe pumps,
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#23
Newport Beach, CA
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I hate the “.new rule” of no hose. If it’s summer and one is young and tan and wearing sandles fine. But everyone else looks ill kept to me. Most women even with leg makeup .. ( yuck) look cheap without hose. Not a fan of this rule. Agree with the Queen on this one.


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#24
Colorado Springs, CO (originally Boston MA)
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I haven’t worn hose since I retired six years ago, don’t even own a pair anymore


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#25
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Originally posted by serendipity1499
Just read on-line that Meghan Markle broke the (British) rule of going bare legged in public by not wearing panty hose..

It was said that this is now a rule in the U.S.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/w...b7Kz&ocid=iehp

I'm considered elderly (by my kids-not me) & have always been told by the kids that I should go bare-legged if I wear sandals.. Therefore, I've been trying to do that, but find it uncomfortable.. When I wear closed shoes I always wear some type of panty hose or knee highs if in slacks or long dresses..

Would I now be in style if I wore hose with sandals, or should I continue to go bare legged with sandals?

BTW I always get Mani's & Pedi's with matching polish..
Absolutely not! I had a professor in college tell us that is a no no
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#26
Maryland's Eastern Shore
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I did buy some toeless hose and they are great. So with open toed heels I will wear them.
Ultimately we all have do wear what we are most comfortable in wearing.
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#27
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I would say go with whatever is comfortable for you. I personally don't like wearing hose, at all. I have used a self tanning lotion, to give my legs some colour :-)
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#28
South Yorkshire
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I am in the U.K. and have not come across this Megan story before!
It sounds like one of the funny fake news items from the National Enquiry magazine you have over there!
However to join the debate close toe tights (hose) with sandals a definite No.
Very sheer open toe yes!


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#29
Northern Va
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Joined Jan 2008
I have to vote for toeless
Panty hose 100%.
They work for not just
sandals but evening heels
also.
You just need to make sure
the shoe had some sort of
band or strap to hide the seam in the hose.
I Don't have 21 year old legs
any more and Can't really
acquire a nice looking tan.
Toeless hose are a life saver
for me.
I do go with naked legs during the day if my gradual
natural tanner worked out
ok.
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#30
FL, USA
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Joined Jun 2003
Not sure where you’re cruising but please don’t wear hose with sandals. You can use leg makeup or bronzer to smooth out the tone of your legs. My Mom is uncomfortable with her legs so she just wears dressy pants outfits.

I haven’t worn hose in 20 years even in a corporate VP role . I live in FL so they would be unbearable here and more so in the Caribbean.
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#31
Northern Va
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Joined Jan 2008
Doing 2 cruises, July in
the Caribbean and a Sept
Med.
Should have some tan by
July, but by Sept. It will be
fading.
Fine gage toeless hose look
very natural.
Unless someone feels your
legs not really noticeable.
I have had squamous cell
cancer and my son has had
Melanoma.
So am very conscious of
how much sun I get.
If your Mom has never seen
or worn toeless hose maybe
You could get her some.
Then she would not have
to be relegated to such a limited selection
of clothes.
Tropicqueen

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#32
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Joined Mar 2006
I am finding this thread interesting. I wonder how many of the “no hose with sandals” voters wear slips?

I’m in my sixties and still wear slips and occasionally wear sheer toe hose with dressy sandals. It may be old fashioned but it’s no crime worthy of the fashion police .. Lol.

Live and let wear hose or not as you choose!!!
#33
FL, USA
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Originally posted by njpln
I am finding this thread interesting. I wonder how many of the “no hose with sandals” voters wear slips?

I’m in my sixties and still wear slips and occasionally wear sheer toe hose with dressy sandals. It may be old fashioned but it’s no crime worthy of the fashion police .. Lol.

Live and let wear hose or not as you choose!!!
Agreed! You have to feel comfortable with what you wear! Opinions shared are strictly my own as I assume others are. None of us are experts. My mom and I are avid cruisers and we wear what we love and feels comfortable to us!
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#34
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Originally posted by njpln
I am finding this thread interesting. I wonder how many of the “no hose with sandals” voters wear slips?

I’m in my sixties and still wear slips and occasionally wear sheer toe hose with dressy sandals. It may be old fashioned but it’s no crime worthy of the fashion police .. Lol.

Live and let wear hose or not as you choose!!!
Where is that darn “like” button when you need it. Seriously, I wear what I like and hope others do the same. As for the hose-no hose question, no hard and fast rules are necessary.
#35
Long Island, NY
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Originally posted by njpln
I am finding this thread interesting. I wonder how many of the “no hose with sandals” voters wear slips?

I’m in my sixties and still wear slips and occasionally wear sheer toe hose with dressy sandals. It may be old fashioned but it’s no crime worthy of the fashion police .. Lol.

Live and let wear hose or not as you choose!!!


Where do you even find slips and pantyhose?
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#36
FL, USA
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Joined Jun 2003
Originally posted by tropicqueen
Doing 2 cruises, July in
the Caribbean and a Sept
Med.
Should have some tan by
July, but by Sept. It will be
fading.
Fine gage toeless hose look
very natural.
Unless someone feels your
legs not really noticeable.
I have had squamous cell
cancer and my son has had
Melanoma.
So am very conscious of
how much sun I get.
If your Mom has never seen
or worn toeless hose maybe
You could get her some.
Then she would not have
to be relegated to such a limited selection
of clothes.
Tropicqueen

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�� Mom is not “relegated” to anything - it’s her preference. The reason she wears pants is that, like me, she doesn’t like the look of hose with sandals or in the summer at all for that matter. She has had some skin cancers removed leaving scars and self tanners help enough to enjoy Capri pants but not dresses. I have found some amazing self tanners that I use year round living in Florida and love the look and cooler feel of tanned bare legs with summer outfits. Again this is 100% personal choice but we are firmly on team “no hose with sandals”. After more than 30 cruises including 2 Mediterranean we are pretty comfortable with what we like wearing on cruises.
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#37
SoCal Gal
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Joined Dec 2011
Originally posted by Got2Cruise
Where do you even find slips and pantyhose?
In a department store.
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#38
Charlotte
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Joined May 2007
Originally posted by Got2Cruise
Where do you even find slips and pantyhose?
They are getting harder to find. Most major department stores still carry them.
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#39
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Joined Jul 2014
I have worn toeless pantyhose before in the evenings. If I am in a dress and open toe fancy shoes, they make the outfit/ look feel "polished".

I agree with PP in that I like how certain dress shoes feel when I am wearing regular hose.

As an aside, I am almost 44 years old and for as long as I can remember - even going as far back as high school - I have always ALWAYS worn knee highs (hose) with casual shoes like ballet flats, etc., when wearing pants. Yes, even jeans.
#40
South Yorkshire
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Joined Feb 2016
Originally posted by serendipity1499
Just read on-line that Meghan Markle broke the (British) rule of going bare legged in public by not wearing panty hose..

It was said that this is now a rule in the U.S.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/w...b7Kz&ocid=iehp

I'm considered elderly (by my kids-not me) & have always been told by the kids that I should go bare-legged if I wear sandals.. Therefore, I've been trying to do that, but find it uncomfortable.. When I wear closed shoes I always wear some type of panty hose or knee highs if in slacks or long dresses..

Would I now be in style if I wore hose with sandals, or should I continue to go bare legged with sandals?

BTW I always get Mani's & Pedi's with matching polish..


Well in a previous quote I said about not having seen any thing In UK press about Meghan and bare legs but there is plenty now!
She was seen wearing beige / nude tights (hose) in the wrong shade and the press are having a field day!


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