Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Merona® Women’s Fit Solutions Solid Skirt

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Reader K writes in, noting “I cannot rave enough about this Merona Fit Solutions skirt I am wearing today from Target. The entire line of Fit Solutions clothing comes with a built-in “slimming layer” underneath and it’s perfect for anyone who has just had a baby (in my case) or just feels more comfortable wearing Spanx underneath everything (also me). I love not having to wear a separate layer with these pieces.”  A basic skirt is always going to serve you well, and for those of you who prefer to wear foundation garments beneath your clothes on a daily basis, this is a great solution.  The skirt is $17.99, and comes in navy (pictured), black, and gray.  Merona® Women’s Fit Solutions Solid Skirt – Xavier Navy – Medium

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Update: Bonus points to whoever found this post this morning way down after the weekend thread — the new WordPress update apparently means that it “publishes” things whenever you first draft them. Sigh… Annoying.

Reader mail: Which tights are truly opaque?

The Best Opaque Tights | CorporetteReader 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 of see through at your knee.

Personally, we’re fans of Spanx’s reversible tights — because there’s a color on each side they seem much more opaque to us. We have the gray/black pair, and have been happy with the opacity of both colors. Our one little thing is that we wish the thick seam stretching below the belly-button weren’t there, or that if it’s still there, that it were more prominent on the gray than the black.  Readers, which tights do you swear by for opacity?
Pictured: SPANX ‘Two-Timin’ Tights, available at Nordstrom’s for $34. [Read more…]

Poll Results: Patterned Tights and You

Falke Micro Stripe TightsLast week we asked whether or not patterned tights were appropriate for professional women. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are interesting — the voters were pretty split in terms of what could or couldn’t work.
– 36% of you said that men’s patterns (pinstriped, windowpane) in dark, neutral colors would work
– 33% of you said ANY pattern would work, but only in dark, neutral colors
– 23% said solidly colored tights in neutral colors would work, but to avoid patterns
– 5% of you said any pattern, any color, any day. [Read more…]

Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?

interview-hoseAh, 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 pantyhose is appropriate for an interview in this time of year?Personally we tend to wear off-black… but a friend of ours told us years ago that she thought any dark hose said “evening” way too much, so she preferred to wear nude hose. But nude hose on us always looks like we’re trying to fake a tan, and it just isn’t flattering…


What BRAND of pantyhose have you guys had the most luck with? What’s the most you’ve ever spent for a pair of pantyhose (and how’d it turn out)? Tell, tell, in comments. Pictured above: SPANX ‘All the Way’ Sheer Support Pantyhose

Missed an earlier poll? Take ’em here…

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