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non-shiny hold ups for under summer dresses?

(10 Posts)
UseHerName Sat 25-May-13 11:27:46

does such a thing exist?

i don't want bare legs, but dont want to look like im wearing tights either

and need to keep the sweaty crotch at bay too grin

ToastedTeacakes Sat 25-May-13 11:32:28

did this spring from the leggings thread? grin

I found some decent matte ones in M&S last summer. Def worth checking in real life to get exact shade as the wrong one can destroy the effect!

ToastedTeacakes Sat 25-May-13 11:33:03

Flake also do matte versions, but pricier.

ToastedTeacakes Sat 25-May-13 11:33:27

sorry, Falke

UseHerName Sat 25-May-13 11:34:01

it did indeed toasted grin

ToastedTeacakes Sat 25-May-13 11:39:46

I do have this problem every damn year, yet the weather generally relieves me of making the decision! Just worry about waterproofs and you'll be ok!

Seriously though, I can never get it quite right, and tend to only dare to wear the tights or hold ups in evening as broad daylight makes my legs look prosthetic/mannequinesque in them. Very low denier black are ok for British summer, but I've got to the point where I just try to find knee length skirts and dresses and go bare with a smidgen of Dove glow.

mewkins Sat 25-May-13 18:22:35

I find a light sheen looks more natural than dead matte. I got some f&f sheen tights in tesco in natural tan and several people commented how nice and tanned my legs were and really didn't think I was wearing tights. Am sure they do hold ups in same range.

UseHerName Sat 25-May-13 22:38:59

aaahh you see, i was looking fot matt....


mewkins Sat 25-May-13 23:09:56

Think they do the same in a matte option. But they may not look as natural as you'd expect. ..

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 26-May-13 14:48:23

I just use cheap foundation on my legs. Set it with powder. I always get compliments on my flawless legs.

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