Wear or not to wear - hosiery in the workplace
Monday, 16 July 2018
There is always a little bit of a dispute when it comes to tights in the workplace. Yes, in some professions, we are required to wear tights on a daily basis. But it is difficult to navigate the world of work attire especially if you're new to the industry.
So what are the golden rules for wearing tights in the workplace?
1. Required? Wear it.
Yes, some professions require us to wear hosiery. If you are a nurse, flight attendand, working in hospitality or politics, the chances are you will just have to swallow the fact that you'll need to stock up on some hosiery yourself.
2. Want to look smart?
Even today, legs in nylon are considered to be more smart than bare legs. If you work at a managerial level and wearing a skirt, plain looking hosiery is preferred. We wouldn't go crazy with colours. The rule of thumb here is to ensure that the tone of your tights will be either Nude, Natural Tan or Black tones including Barely/Vaguely Black. Focus on quality rather than style here as you want to make sure your legwear will last through all of those meetings and presentations.
3. Going for an interview?
Yes, wear tights.
4.Is it too hot to wear hosiery?
It might seem like hosiery is something you wear in winter but we want to challenge that. The hosiery manufacturers are very aware of nylon's limitations in warmer months and that is why they focus on producing ultra thin materials that are perfect for holiday months. It is advised to switch to hold ups or stockings as this will be a great change for your legs and we guarantee your legs will feel fresh and ready to go.
To make it even easier, we have put together a combination of smart plain hosiery that could be worn with any smart outfit.
SEE THE WORKPLACE HOSIERY