Everyday Hosiery: Wear to Work Nylon

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love my new job. And one of the many, many things that makes it better than my old job is the fact that I can wear tights to work. I’ve already talked about some of my favorite stockings in the article “Nude Hosiery for Women of Color,” but now that it’s starting to get a bit chilly outside, I’ll need to exchange my dresses for pants and my pantyhose for knee highs. Like the rest of you though, I’m operating on a much smaller lingerie budget than usual, so why don’t we look at fab knee-high finds for $10 or less?

I’ve been using a lot of words to sing the praises of We Love Colors and Sock Dreams lately, and there’s a reason for that. They have good stuff at good prices. Both We Love Colors and Sock Dreams stock a plethora of work-friendly knee highs at prices ranging from $3.50 to $8.00 a pair. That’s right; you can buy an entire week’s worth of knee-highs socks from either of these fine companies and still have enough left over for a nice dinner.

If you’d rather go with basic sheers, Nordstrom’s has several very reasonable options. Those of you who spend a lot of time on your feet might like the Cushioned Sole Light Support Knee Highs while my Spanx fans (I know you’re out there!) may want to give their 2/$14 trouser socks a try. In addition, Bare Necessities sells opaque knee-high socks from the ever popular budget brand, Hue, for only $6/pair or 3/$15.


Finally, you all know that no discussion of hosiery is complete without talking about the European brands. MyTights stocks a couple of excellent selections from Aristoc and Transparenze at $8.95 and $9.95/pair, respectively. Either of these would be perfect for adding a bit of sass to your workday wardrobe.

If you have a go-to brand for your work hosiery needs, why don’t you tell us about in the comments section? As always, Happy Shopping!

2 Comments

  1. Janus
    31/08/09 at 12:04

    You know, when it starts to get really chilly, it might be a good idea to wear pantyhose under your pants.

  2. Mac of the MIAC
    01/09/09 at 13:30

    Just wanted to post a huge deal at thestyleriot. It's a going into business sale where you can get 50% off everything store wide with $1 flat rate shipping. Items include socks, stockings, knee highs, tights, bags, shoes and boots. Any questions, please email them to info@thestyleriot.com. Also, any way you can list this on your deals section? Thanks

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