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Old 09-25-2010, 09:50 AM
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Question for the fashion critics in Boston. I'm a Texan who will be attending a wedding in Boston the first weekend of November. Here in Texas, it's pretty much unheard of for women under 40 to wear panty hose to any event (weddings, funerals, work, etc.) any time of year. In the winter here - if you wear anything, it would be cotton tights.

What is the norm in Boston? Will I look out of place without panty hose? I don't want to arrive to the wedding looking like the trashy Texan. (no, my hair isn't big nor dyed "chicken fat" blonde) I have a great simple black dress and just bought some awesome Manolo pumps on Ebay. (closed toe/sling back).

Appreciate the advise girls (or guys?)

Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:40 PM
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I think that you'd be just fine not wearing panty hose. All the weddings I've seen have been pretty casual and not attended by the fashion police.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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I'd go with bare legs.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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In some ways, I'm a plain-old family guy with kids, but I'm also a part of the fashion police... :-) I agree you're fine without hose. You may want to dress it up with subtle jewelry... pearl necklace maybe? Up do. Subtle but cute shoes.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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You should be fine. If it's a black tie affair then you may want to wear pantyhose, but if that's the case, then you may also want to wear a long dress. However, unlike a summer or early fall wedding, you may see more women wearing them not because of fashion rules, but because of the weather. Early November can be pleasant and crisp, but can also be downright chilly (especially at night).
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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My only concern about bare legs has nothing to do with fashion and only to due with the temps. If you're worried about being chilly in Nov., I'd say tights are the way to go!
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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I can't imagine going to a wedding without hose. Job, yes. Dinner out, yes. Wedding, art benefit, party after 8, hose. We're not in NYC but we're not in NH either.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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I can't remember the last time I wore pantyhose to a wedding or saw younger women wearing them....are you talking about actual flesh-toned pantyhose?
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Do they still make pantyhose? You would not catch me dead in them.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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Tights
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