Hosiery for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Business Version
Quote of the day: “One positive thought today can show me vision of all the possibilities of tomorrow.” Helen Woo
We were gifted this hosiery from Fiore, but I was not paid to write this post.
As women of the “older” age groups (meaning we’re AARP card carrying gals), we have all experienced wearing good and bad hosiery. Heck, some of us remember the time before the advent of the “pantyhose.” It’s probably an item you don’t think much about until you need them, or put a run in a pair. And I’m positive we all have a couple pairs in our possession! For this set of blog posts, I had us all sport a different kind of pantyhose and then wear them for three different occasions. And each of us will give you the skinny on the actual hose at the bottom of each post—today will be about the patterned pair.
50’s Hosiery (Patterned): I was somewhat afraid the patterned hose would be hard to wear, but as you can see the dots are wonderfully subtle—these would work even for the office environment.
60’s Hosiery (Sheer): Nancy actually got a run in her hose on the second wearing…luckily it didn’t go lower than her knee, but bummer! However, she’s keeping them to wear under pants in the colder months. Hopefully she can get at least another wearing.
70’s Hosiery (Tights): Wearing a skirt under this tunic makes it a much more acceptable length for mom’s liking! The necklace is a ribbon added to a pendant as a DIY project of mom’s.
Hosiery: Fiore-Olga (here)~~Tunic: Express (similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: Mom made (similar here)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Thanks to Fiore for the inspiration and hosiery! To give some feedback on the patterned hose, I will say they were quite comfortable and I liked that they weren’t overly crazy! I love the patterned options available from this company—they are interesting but not kooky!
Here are some business skirts to wear with your favorite hosiery: