Fancy Style + Legwear

April 16, 2013·


First, let me say my prayers are in a few places today. With all of those affected by the bombings in Boston – my prayers are with you. Such a senseless tragedy and I pray for peace and healing during this tough time.

And secondly, my prayers are also with the Virginia Tech community. I can’t even believe it’s been six years since the shootings there – I remember it like it was yesterday. I know I was personally affected by that tragedy, along with so many of my friends, and it’s just important to never forget that awful day.

Prayers abound to all.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4

Now, on to today’s post.

I was super excited to get the opportunity to work with Hanes legwear to review some of their newest, super affordable options they have available now.

maternity style - black sequin shirt, black and white striped skirt, red bow bag, and Hanes tights

I used to work in a super professional-dress environment and, honestly, have been wearing Hanes legwear for years. I was excited (and weirdly a little nervous) to try out some of the newest options because, well, I’m pregnant, and so I wasn’t sure how they’d fit or how they’d work. Especially since my body is not really my own right now. 🙂

Here are the different styles Hanes sent me:

Hanes brand affordable legwear options

They sent six options – three nude color options and three black options. Two pairs of thigh highs and four pairs of control tops. All with different “textures,” if you will. BTW: All of these tights retail for less than $5.97 a piece and can be purchased at pretty much any drugstore, grocery store, or Target-type place.

Well, the timing was perfect because I had a business casual / cocktail attire-type event to attend this past weekend, and so I was eager to try out the different looks!

I opted for the “Seasonless Tights” in jet black for this particular outfit. These particular tights are lighter weight and so they work well in cold or warm weather. It was 76 degrees Saturday afternoon when I was getting ready, so these were the way to go.

Now, I will say that I loved the soft texture of these tights, but they are also “thick” enough that I don’t think I’d get a run in them easily.

However, they were definitely a little tighter and “stiffer” than I’m used to, but after some pretty hilarious and awkward stretches and lunges (my husband was looking at me like I was totally nuts) they were actually REALLY comfortable – and I’m 24 weeks pregnant. maternity style - black sequin shirt, black and white striped skirt, red bow bag, and Hanes tights

I’ve used “high-end” legwear before and these really measured up. I actually look forward to trying out the other styles and looking for fun ways to incorporate them into dressier looks.

Are you a tights / pantyhose / stockings fan? What do you call them, anyway? Tights, pantyhose, or stockings? Or is it just legwear? Have you ever used Hanes before? What’s been your experience?

{{Top: Express (purchased at Plato’s Closet)
{{Skirt: Motherhood Maternity
{{Bag: Oasap c/o
{{Shoes: Target
{{Tights: Hanes c/o

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.