P a n t y h o s e

Thanks for the suggestions on pantyhose. I forgot to mention that I want them for rhythm/Latin dancing (competing) when I wear shorter dresses that show more leg. Our studio frowns on shiny pantyhose, and I think Sheer Energy are very shiny on the dance floor. I've seen some shimmery legs at various comps, which does not show well.
 
I've seen the toeless stockings and hose advertised on several websites and I even saw some for sale at Walmart a few weeks ago. Has anyone tried these? Do they look strange if you are wearing a colored pair and your toes are obviously a different color? I'm not a competative dancer and don't know if I ever will be so I'm wondering if I should even bother to invest in anything more than regular panyhose. Any advise?

Christina
 

pygmalion

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Sorry. There was an errant pantyhose advertiser on the loose this morning. :evil: So I decided to give folks a non-commercial alternative. :wink: :lol:
 

Twilight_Elena

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So fishnets are the thing for Latin? D'you think they might be a bit too much for a girl my age? (I have this samba choreography to do, if anyone recalls)

Twilight Elena
 

pygmalion

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cocodrilo said:
BTW, what ever happened to that guy who was into women's hosiery? The questions that guy posed were riotous, to say the least!
lol. I'd forgotten about him. Hmm. I thought he was just an "ordinary" guy who happened to like ladies' hose. I bet there are a lot of guys like that. *shrug*


Twilight_Elena said:
So fishnets are the thing for Latin? D'you think they might be a bit too much for a girl my age? (I have this samba choreography to do, if anyone recalls)
Yep. A lot of ladies wear fishnets for Latin. IMO, it's not too much for someone your age. You're about as close to a woman as a teen can get, IMHO. So go for it, unless the idea of fishnets makes you uncomfortable. They make your legs look nice and hide figure flaws and cellulite quite well (although you're only seventeen, so that may not be an issue. *shrug*) And they're very durable. More expensive than regular hose, true. But I still have my first pair undamaged, years later. 8)
 
TE, aren't you going to wear pants? If you are, your lovely fishnets won't be visible anyway. They do, however, sell fishnet socks, which might be a good alternative. Just make sure they aren't too scratchy since they usually don't have the nice ballroom solid footbed.
 

Twilight_Elena

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pygmalion said:
Twilight_Elena said:
So fishnets are the thing for Latin? D'you think they might be a bit too much for a girl my age? (I have this samba choreography to do, if anyone recalls)
Yep. A lot of ladies wear fishnets for Latin. IMO, it's not too much for someone your age. You're about as close to a woman as a teen can get, IMHO. So go for it, unless the idea of fishnets makes you uncomfortable. They make your legs look nice and hide figure flaws and cellulite quite well (although you're only seventeen, so that may not be an issue. *shrug*) And they're very durable. More expensive than regular hose, true. But I still have my first pair undamaged, years later. 8)
Thanks. I'll make sure I get a pair. :D I wonder, though, is getting tan coloured hose such a no-no? Do they tear up easily?

Twilight Elena
 
TE, tan hose looks weird with open-toe shoes, IMHO. Especially if you have nail polish on your toenails, but even if not, I think that sandals=bare feet or fishnets. Otherwise, what's the point of sandals??
 

Twilight_Elena

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randomMysh said:
TE, tan hose looks weird with open-toe shoes, IMHO. Especially if you have nail polish on your toenails, but even if not, I think that sandals=bare feet or fishnets. Otherwise, what's the point of sandals??
Point is that it's Latin and you HAVE to wear open toe. You can wear closed toe too, sure, but it's much better for tango than for Latin.

Twilight Elena
 

pygmalion

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Twilight_Elena said:
I wonder, though, is getting tan coloured hose such a no-no? Do they tear up easily?
They shred. Edit: Unless you get reinforced toe hose, which are a total and complete no-no, in sandals, IMO. Inside court shoes, nobody'll ever know. (Just an aside, in case you decide to do standard at some point. 8) :wink: )
 
I guess in latin BALLROOM women wear hose, but I can't say I've ever seen a woman wear hose when dancing a performance of salsa, merengue, or bachata...
 

pygmalion

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Um... with all due respect, cocodrilo. T_E does ballroom. And in ballroom comps and exhibitions, bare-legged usually doesn't happen. *shrug* Two different worlds. :? 8)
 
pygmalion said:
Um... with all due respect, cocodrilo. T_E does ballroom. And in ballroom comps and exhibitions, bare-legged usually doesn't happen. *shrug* Two different worlds. :? 8)
All the ladies doing latin in Jonathan's photos seem to be bare-legged. Are you referring to other dances?
 

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