Hosiery 1 (Business)

Hosiery for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Hosiery for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Business Version

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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.

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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.

Hosiery: Fiore-Janessa (here)~~Dress: Misist (similar here)~~Cardigan: Loft (similar here)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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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.

Hosiery: Fiore-Diana (here)~~Skirt: J. Jill (similar here)~~Top: Worthington (similar here)~~Shoes: Alex Marie (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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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!

Linking up with Turning Heads, 52 Pick me Up, Wearing with Wisdom, Wednesday Pants, Oh, hey girl!, Top of the World, TBT Fashion, What I Wore to Work & Trend Spin Linkup

Here are some business skirts to wear with your favorite hosiery:

  • Suzanne

    Such great series ideas! I’m behind reading as I’ve been busy lately but enjoy catching up! I wish hose would become more trendy again. At 63, I don’t love the look of my bare legs. 🙂 I enjoy wearing tights in winter.

    • Tights are especially trendy, but nude sheers are fine now (thanks to Kate Middleton)…as long as they match your skin tone!!! There is also makeup for your legs if you’re so inclined!!

  • happinessatmidlife

    It’s been a long time since I’ve worn panty hose even though I work in a very conservative office. I do wear tights in the winter and love wearing pattern tights to add interest to an outfit. Thanks for review!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


    • I used to wear hose all winter at work…even under my pants…just to keep warm. I do think that constantly wearing them, makes it easier—in the comfort factor, at least! See you next week!!

  • MaryAnne

    I love to see tights on a gal and love wearing them. Fit is essential for comfort. Have you ever had hose slide down your back side? Haha! And when you take them out of the package your like “WHAT? I’ll never get these little things on.”

    There are several reasons why we should wear hose more often. 1) they keep you warm in cooler weather 2) sometimes shoes rub in the wrong places and it hurts! 3) although its nice to not wear hose, sometimes legs don’t look as good without them, especially if you have some spinner veins, which I do. It’s like wearing foundation with your makeup, it smooth’s the look out.

    I love your dress Jodie. Very hip 70’s look which is right on trend right now. Nancy your secret is good with me. Mom you are one talented lady.

    • You are so right on all accounts!! My mother has been known to add elastic in her tights & hose that seem to “creep down the backside”. It’s funny how the sizing on hosiery is different…why don’t they give measurements instead of weight?

  • Love the printed tights!


  • dan

    I like especially your outfit and your mum’s!
    I don’t like wearing tights because I find them very uncomfortable if temperatures aren’t low…your selection is very nice and matches well with clothings…

    • Ahhh…see I love tights and hose because I’m always cold!! To me, they’re another wonderful layer! But maybe you don’t get snow where you live in Italy?

  • Girl…you know how I feel about hose/tights. But, I have to say that you all look great!

    • Yeah…and you live where it doesn’t get very chilly!! Man…you didn’t love the purple series and now this one. Next one is a printed dress….maybe you’ll like that better?

  • I’m a big lover of tights as well, though I need to find a brand that fits me better than We Love Colors (they don’t stay up for some reason — is my butt too small and my waist too big?). Thankfully my office is very casual, so I don’t have to wear pantyhose. I’m a pantyhose killer.
    The pendant-on-a-ribbon is GENIUS!
    The amber Mondrian dress perfect for my 52 Pick-me-up linkup! Thanks for playing!

    • My mom actually adds more/tighter elastic to her tights (even hose) when they don’t stay up. How are you with a sewing machine? It’s not super difficult since no one actually sees the result!!!

  • Oooo, Jodie…. this post is right up my street!
    I know that you know that I love my tights.

    I have to admit to not liking sheer black tights (so sorry, Nancy!) mostly because of how they look but also because of Nancy’s problem. A run (or ladder, as I would call it) in your tights is awful…especially if you are not carrying a spare. It looks ghastly.
    Nancy’s legs are stunning though, regardless of my thoughts on her legwear!
    I like your cute dots, perfect for the office (and beyond) but my absolute favorite is your Mum’s look.
    Opaques make everything fresh and modern…. and her layers are just my thing.
    Your mum looks Fabulous!
    Brilliant styling.
    Fake Fabulous

    • Thanks Samantha….Mom will love to hear your wonderful comment!