Can't do bare legs?
Alternatives that look as good as the real
It's a youthful, sexy look: bare legs with
sandals and skirts. But if you've got less than perfect legs, it
can be difficult to pull off.
Here are four alternatives to going with bare
- If you're self-concious about pale skin,
try the newest self-tanners. Even the drugstore variety now
come with features such as built-in bronzers that help you
see where the self-tanner is going. Just remember to
exfoliate first (shave!), and use with caution around the
knees and feet (it tends to look the most artificial there).
Even better: grab a friend or spouse to help you put it on
smoothly and get around to the back of your legs.
- Going way beyond the sandalfoot toe
(which gives you no visible pantyhose lines at the toe),
manufacturers have designed toeless pantyhose.
This way the sheer hose cover your legs
(usually secured to the toes by a thong-like piece), but
your toes peek out to give you a bare leg look. You'll need
to have sandals or shoes with a strap to cover the area
where the hose end and your bare foot begins, so experiment
with this look before relying on it for a special occasion.
Toeless hose are available at all price ranges including
popular brands like Hanes.
- The variety of sheer pantyhose options
are amazing, from super sheer summer-weight hose to a type
that Silkies.com offers called "Sun Oiled Sheen" pantyhose
that glisten like you just got off the beach. Remember that
the best sheer pantyhose are close to your natural skin
tone, not too dark or light.
- Leg makeup may sound icky, but it's a
great way to cover blemishes, varicose veins, even tattoos.
Dermablend is a go-to name for corrective cosmetics and its
"Leg and Body Cover" promises to go on easily over
moisturizer and not rub off. Make sure your leg makeup is
dry before you get dressed.