Tuesday, April 22, 2014

not your granny's hosiery

{ What I Wore to a wedding: J.Crew dress // H&M clutch // Antonio Melani heels (pays to go shopping with your mom!) // hosiery ℅ Hanes }

all photos | Zipporah Photography
This is my go-to wedding dress. I actually got it Senior year to wear to a college formal, but it continues to find it's way to a wedding at least once a season. Fun polka dot print, forgiving shape for wedding buffet over-indugences & pockets… what's not to love!
Alas, it is time for events that call for pretty dresses - graduations, Mother's Day celebrations, weddings, etc… but after not seeing the sun for many months, my legs aren't quite spotlight ready!

I've got to say, I was unsure when Hanes approached me about reviewing their new ultra sheer "Silk Reflections" sunkissed line of hosiery… I mean, my grandmother wears hose, but I only wear them for warmth October - January.

But after trying my shade (Nude Bronze) & finding it to be a perfect match - my skin + a hint of sun kissed bronze - my legs are ready to shine! The ultra sheer material is super comfortable, & so far, I am finding it relatively snag-resistant. I can't be the only one that snags new tights/hose in the first 5 minutes of wear… the universe hates me!
So, take another look at hose! Hanes Hosiery has tights to complete all your looks for wedding season & beyond, from silky, run-resistant sheers and patterned tights to Sunkissed tights with a bronze glow! And right now, Hanes Hosiery is hosting a Save the Date Sanity Facebook sweepstakes. It is a fun, easy way for you to win free tights & cash prizes!

The sweepstakes ends April 25 so hurry on over to enter to win the grand prize: $1,000 & a sampling of tights valued at over $250. Also, daily winners will be selected each day through Friday to receive a sampling of tights valued at over $50. Anyone 18+ in the U.S. can enter once a day for a chance to win the daily giveaway and the grand prize!

So, would you wear hose? How do you get your legs ready for wedding season?


  1. That's pretty amazing -- I can't even see them, but your legs look amazing! Love the dress that keeps on giving!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  2. I can hardly tell you have them on–your legs just look great!

  3. I can't even see that they are on your legs! That is so awesome Jessica!


  4. Wow you can't even tell! Your hair is adorable in this bun, btw!

  5. such a lovely dress! looks great with the heels! we have a giveaway on our blog, don't forget to check it out!! :)

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  6. I may have to give hose a try & I love that you've had that dress for years!



  7. Great post! Love that dress on you. I've been wearing my senior prom dress for years!

  8. Adorable dress, & I love your shoes!! Can't even tell you're wearing hoes.

    Kristina does the Internets

  9. Wow, those look so natural! I'll have to pick some up for church.

  10. I totally cannot even tell! Looks amazing!

  11. I admit that I rarely (if ever) wear tights, but I can't even tell you're wearing any here! Sounds like an awesome product! I'm also loving this dress. One of my goals this year is to invest in a few timeless dresses just like this one!


  12. Oh I wear hosiery all the time. In my post later today, I am wearing them too. That dress is gorgeous as are the gold pumps. I have a dress in that style. You looked flawless at the wedding. =)

  13. Jessica,

    Thank you for a positive reaction to a hosiery product. Few and far between these days. Hanes makes some really well engineered products.

    By the way it is "hose" not "hoes". Spell check will get you every time..........

  14. Haha, spell check totally did get me! I was thinking of gardening instead of women's clothing! Thanks for catching that!

  15. that dress is gorgeous!



  16. This is perfect timing for me to read this because I have to get an outfit together for an outdoor summer wedding, and I do think I'm going to need to wear hose. Thanks for the review!

    aka Bailey

  17. I say, "gosh dang!" I didn't know you were wearing hose. They don't look like granny hose to me. I wish I was taking you to the wedding.


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