Reader A wonders if and when it’s appropriate to have bare legs in the winter… With the crazy weather in DC and other east coast cities this winter – windy and 35 degrees one day, 65 degrees and sunny another, and raining yet another, how do you suggest approaching the issue of tights or pantyhose? … Read More about What’s Off Limits in the Winter?
Reader S wonders about tights… I seem to be having a spell of terrible luck with tights this year – I wear a pair two or three times and then find a hole or a run. I’m willing to pay more for tights that last longer, but I’m afraid I’ll just continue to have the … Read More about The Care and Feeding of Tights
Today’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing… I’m a 3L and have an interview next week with a panel of district court judges for a judicial clerkship. I have a few questions with regards to my upcoming interview: 1.) I (and the interview) are in the Midwest, so it’s cold … Read More about Polls on hose, and thoughts on other interview accessories
Reader M writes to us with a question… Could you do a piece on where to find really good opaque tights? I would love to buy some Wolford pairs, but think $64 may be a bit out of my price range right now. I want TRULY opaque — not the kind that you can kind … Read More about Reader mail: Which tights are truly opaque?
Today’s reader mail comes to us from a reader with an interesting dilemma: I just scored 3 awesome interviews with publishing companies in the South. I know I need to dress conservatively, but it’s so HOT down here in the South that I’m not sure what to wear. I don’t want to look like a … Read More about Reader Mail: How to Look Professional and Cover My Bug Bitten Legs?
So last week, we asked about fishnet tights — and whether they were ever appropriate for the office. It turns out that we failed to account for something that a lot of people thought was an important factor: the width of the netting. (Our apologies!) With the caveat, then, that our poll was imperfect (hey, … Read More about Poll Results: Most of You Really Don’t Like Fishnets
A while back, someone commented that instead of nude hose they wore nude fishnets in the summer. This piqued our curiosity — we used to do this also, back in the days after college, but not in a long while — we stopped because it felt inappropriate. So we thought we’d take a poll… For … Read More about Poll: Can Fishnets Be Worn at a Conservative Job?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear stockings without ripping them — we’ve also updated links below. You may also want to check out our guide for how to wear pantyhose for work! More reader mail to catch up on… I thought this reader Q was particularly relevant given some … Read More about How to Wear Stockings to Work Without Getting Runs and Rips
Last week we asked two poll questions, so we thought we’d take give you guys a break from all the onerous button-pushing and give you updates on how the polls went. It turns out we were 100% wrong about wearing off-black pantyhose to interviews — which just goes to show, you can make a major … Read More about Poll results: Nude pantyhose for interviews, but no real requirements on buttoning
Ah, interview week. The time when stress is running high at business schools and law schools, the time when everyone’s wearing suits in uncomfortable heat, loitering about awkwardly in hotel lobbies, and wishing they were still in flip flops and ripped jeans. Today’s important question is thus: Assuming you’re wearing a black suit, what color … Read More about Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?
There’s an interesting story in today’s WSJ regarding pantyhose, and how it causes a generational divide between workers. That’s definitely true! We here at Corporette think they should be worn on the most formal of occasions — court appearance, meeting with the CEO, etc — but for daily work they aren’t necessary. We were surprised, … Read More about Generation Pantyhose
We’ve taken the poll down for the moment because it was screwing up the sidebar, but the results are in: – 50% of you think pantyhose never need to be worn, regardless who you’re meeting with that day, – 43% of you think that bare legs are fine unless you have a big meeting (i.e., … Read More about Poll results!