The wedding season is approaching, confirmations are taking place and festive outfits are in demand. Unfortunately, in spring / summer it is usually well tempered and a dress or skirt would be good for your own climate. But what to do if you have to wear compression stockings? I have a few answers for you guys.
- Doesn't that look stupid with the seam at the back?
In my experience, most guests won't notice your tights until very late, if at all. Fortunately, it's only tights and not bike helmets that you wear. So in this moment you are exactly where you think they are.
- No open shoes with closed toe caps.
I don't think it makes any difference whether you wear open-toed shoes or not. Of course, it feels a little more elegant when you can show your toes in the peep toes, but 90% of the other guests will not notice this fact either.
- But I only chose striking colors for my compressions. What goes with it?
That is a bit of a challenge indeed, but we are nowhere near surrendering (here a Christmas outfit idea). Should you not find anything suitable for your compression tights, you still have the last ace up your sleeve: put on black tights. Of course, I only recommend this for non-tropical temperatures, but it is still a proven method of finding an interim solution. Otherwise, go either with the same color family (warm or cold shades) or a complementary color, if you dare.
- What if I don't want to wear compression?
Then the good Lord God and no doctor in the world will demonize you if you decide not to put on compression for a few hours. If you can allow yourself to do it because of pain and if it isn't too hot, then it won't kill you either. In such cases, alternative nylon tights with the highest possible compression may be advantageous. Because from my own experience I know that bare legs somehow feel unfamiliar and “not right” after so many years of compression. Strange what?
What experiences have you had with your outfits on festive occasions? What are your tips & tricks?