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Old 07-26-2012, 04:41 AM   #21
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PANTYHOSE & OPAQUES & PATTERENED TIGHTS

Ladies, when I wear a skirt or dress, I wear pantyhose, and have varieties ranging from summer weight 20 denier to winter weight 180 denier ...

Bare white legs in a professional office, are not very professional. I am tan as I am in Puglia, and on beach early am and on terrace overlooking Adriatic, however, if I go to an Office, I am professional. My views.

GOOD TOPIC to bring up, and thanks.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:54 AM   #22
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I usually wear pants/slacks or jeans, tracksuits etc

I am not a real skirt or dress person, although in summer I like to wear they nice soft flowing dresses as they make you feel so nice and cool
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:07 AM   #23
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I mostly wear skirts, because I think they are more comfortable. But, they have to have pockets. I wear jeans too, but in the heat, a skirt lets in air. And, I don't usually wear hose with them. If there a few blemishes on my legs, tough.
In the summer, I live in cotton sundresses. Like TL, I like to have air flow. If it isn't that hot or I have to work in the garden, I wear scrubs. I too need pockets. When I leave the house, I wear one of my cotton sundresses (preferably one without bleach spots or Saint drool/hair), capris, or jeans. I have 14 pairs of Birkenstocks. I have two pairs of heels...I haven't worn either for 3 years. In the winter, my scrubs are replaced by flannel lounge pants, jeans when I leave the house.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #24
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Halter dresses, bustiers, sun dresses, straight skirted or on bias flare, are always lovely with sandels, ballerinas or heels ... Very summery.

Thanks to all for your feedback and contributions.

Have lovely summer,
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #25
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I have a knee replacement scar, and very suntanned legs. The scar is more obvious in the summer, because it does not tan. I think the no-tanning rule is for when the scar is new, so you don't sunburn the new skin.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #26
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PANTYHOSE & OPAQUES & PATTERENED TIGHTS

Ladies, when I wear a skirt or dress, I wear pantyhose, and have varieties ranging from summer weight 20 denier to winter weight 180 denier ...

Bare white legs in a professional office, are not very professional. I am tan as I am in Puglia, and on beach early am and on terrace overlooking Adriatic, however, if I go to an Office, I am professional. My views.

GOOD TOPIC to bring up, and thanks.
Margi.
But bare tan legs are professional? If not, just "Bare legs aren't professional" would have gotten the point across. With how much we know about sun damage, why do we still think tanning is attractive? I just don't get it. Why can't alabaster skin be just as attractive as someone born with olive skin? I am a little self conscious about my white legs because I know a lot of people think I should go get a tan, but I'm holding onto the, "If you don't like it, tough," attitude. Skin cancer runs in my family, and I see no reason to damage my skin when we have sunscreen to prevent it. I bet if a black person said he/she was self conscious about their skin color, the same people who tell me I need a tan would fall all over themselves to tell them they should love themselves just the way god made them. ::steps off soap box::
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #27
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But bare tan legs are professional? If not, just "Bare legs aren't professional" would have gotten the point across. With how much we know about sun damage, why do we still think tanning is attractive? I just don't get it. Why can't alabaster skin be just as attractive as someone born with olive skin? I am a little self conscious about my white legs because I know a lot of people think I should go get a tan, but I'm holding onto the, "If you don't like it, tough," attitude. Skin cancer runs in my family, and I see no reason to damage my skin when we have sunscreen to prevent it. I bet if a black person said he/she was self conscious about their skin color, the same people who tell me I need a tan would fall all over themselves to tell them they should love themselves just the way god made them. ::steps off soap box::
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protecting yourself comes first. I don't find untanned arms and legs unattractive. In fact I admire anyone who dares to go against the what people call the norm. I don't go out and tan anymore like I use to. In fact I at times wonder why I did that !!! But to each his own untanned, tanned YOU, all of us need to decide what we want to do, and, as long as we are happy doing what we feel is best for us. Bravo.
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protecting yourself comes first. I don't find untanned arms and legs unattractive. In fact I admire anyone who dares to go against the what people call the norm. I don't go out and tan anymore like I use to. In fact I at times wonder why I did that !!! But to each his own untanned, tanned YOU, all of us need to decide what we want to do, and, as long as we are happy doing what we feel is best for us. Bravo.
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Thank you, I agree. I just wonder how many ladies would like to wear dresses or shorts, but feel their skin color isn't attractive enough for the general public. That's just wrong. Luckily for my skin, I went through a goth phase when I most likely would have started tanning, and my white skin was just super for that! Lol!
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Thank you, I agree. I just wonder how many ladies would like to wear dresses or shorts, but feel their skin color isn't attractive enough for the general public. That's just wrong. Luckily for my skin, I went through a goth phase when I most likely would have started tanning, and my white skin was just super for that! Lol!
That's the way to look at life Skittle..Keep it up I love it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #30
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Sun dresses with pockets and shorts with tank tops in the summer. I have a big ugly skin graft scar on one leg. It gets a lot of eeeews! I don't care. I still have my leg. (My mantra. I still have my leg.) Don't look if you don't like it. If people are rude enough to ask about it, I give them the same story as for the psoriasis. "It is where they cut out the leprosy." I love shaking people up and making them think.

Winter wear is slacks with long sleeve tops. I never wear socks or anything on my legs. Can't stand anything touching the graft. I even sleep with that leg outside the blankets. The graft goes down to the top of my foot. Slacks have to be loose fitting around the ankles.

I do have some dressy dresses for fancy occasions along with some skirts and blouses. And one pair of 1.5" heels to go with them. Other wise I buy the same loafers year after year. Feet are short and fat. Difficult to find shoes that fit.

I shop for clothing that is bright. I hate when folks change to dark somber clothing in the winter. It is so depressing. You will fiind me wearing bright yellow and blues in the winter as well as summer. I wear white outer wear in the winter. White faux fur coat and well as white or bright colored scarf.

Due to the psoriasis, all my clothing is cotton. Good thing I love to iron.
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