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    Q:Short on Bermuda Style…Hose No’s

    I like to wear navy Bermuda shorts suits with a white blouse, ivory hose, and navy shoes. I’m not into bare legs and prefer ivory in lieu of natural color hosiery. Is this acceptable dress for someone who is 60 years old and size 8? And, is colored hose out of fashion? Should I just do what feels good and looks good to me? (Conroe, TX)


    If you’re after the Little Lord Fauntleroy look, you’ve hit the right mark. Bermuda shortsuits are just not a chic style choice in most fashion circles. Always unflattering ivory or white hose is simply not stylish. If you need to wear pantyhose, you should not be wearing shorts.

    A much more up-to-date style alternative for a woman of any age, would be a longer Capri pant worn with bare legs or with sheer hose. Colored hose is perfectly acceptable in cooler months; it’s ivory that’s the problem.

    If you feel great in this look, go with it, but if you’re questioning it’s style value, then you must have a sneaking suspicion that it’s time to move on to something more modern.

    –April 16, 2002

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