My Beef with “Nude” Pantyhose


pantyhosesource: Debenham’s Blog

I swear, hand to God, for the last year I’ve been searching for a new brand of neutral brown pantyhose. You see, for some reason, Hue decided to discontinue the rich pecan color that I’ve been buying from Macy’s for years. In fact, I wrote about snagging my last pair of rich pecan Hue pantyhose in a post in February here!! I even asked for you guys help in finding a new brand, but got no leads!

So, since last winter, I’ve been searching for a replacement. For some reason, the stores in my area seem to think no one black lives in the county. They do. I’ve seen them. I was getting madder and madder as it got cooler and cooler and I’d yet to find neutral brown pantyhose. Finally, in December, I discovered L’eggs Silken Mist in Coffee and Soft Brown. I found two pair of the pantyhose in a CVS somewhere. Then, about a month ago, I posted the following status on Facebook:

What’s better than finding something you’ve been desperately in search of for months? Finding four … on a buy one get one half off sale … with $1 off coupons attached to two of them!!!

You know what that was about?!?! It was about me finally finding a CVS stocked with the Silken Mist line in my colors and size … on sale and with coupons!!! I grabbed every pair that they had (6) and have been hitting the hosiery aisle every time I find myself in a CVS!! They’re still running the B1G1 50% off sale and I’ve been stockpiling neutral brown pantyhose ever since.

silkenmisthaulThe “Run Resistant” really are!! I snagged one hard and no run!!

Gotta be prepared in the event of another neutral pantyhose drought. Oh, and you see that I called them neutral brown and not nude, right? Pantyhose companies take note!!! Nude for who?!?! C’mon, it’s 2013. Stop being oblivious and blind. They are neither nude nor invisible. They’re beige!! So, if you wanna call pantyhose nude, you better add some other adjectives after that … like “Pale Caucasian,” “Lightly Tanned Caucasian,” “NJ Tanning Mom,” “Light Brown with Olive Undertones,” “Light Brown with Yellow Undertones,” “Medium Brown,” “Dark Brown,” … ummm, yeah, this is too complicated. So, just stick with descriptive colors and leave the “nude” out of it! Grrrrrr Arrrggghhh!!

Rant over.

8 responses »

  1. I went shopping for Pantyhose a while back with my mom.. we live in a black community and could find our size or shade!.. we finally just gave up.. greased our legs…


    • Yes – and don’t forget the beauty supply stores! The larger ones carry pantyhose and knee highs in a wide variety of colors. And at their prices if you snag them – no love lost.


  2. Lol. I’ve been wearing soft brown for years but I still have a hard time finding them. It was good back in the day when I could get them at Walmart, but now CVS does seem to be the only place…


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