Your Right to Bare Legs

This time of year, even the savvy women who don’t mind hosiery are asking themselves and the stylists at The Image Studios:

“Are bare legs appropriate in the office?”

The answer should be “YES”, but it’s a tough question to answer because workplace dress guidelines vary.

Whether you’re dressing for business casual or more conservative business formal, it is smart to know and follow company dress guidelines while honoring your personal brand. In 2012, bare legs ought to be acceptable in every office, but some dress guidelines do still require women’s legs to be covered.

If covered legs are not specifically indicated in your employer’s dress guidelines, bare legs are appropriate.

There’s only one rule.

LEG BARING RULE:
Keep them HAIRLESS, FLAWLESS, and MOISTURIZED!

But who honestly has legs like this? My team gathered some fantastic resources to help you, and your legs, get ready for the office.

VEINS BE GONE

T!NTALIZE LEG & FEET CONCEALER
You can cover unwanted veins with T!NTALIZE concealer.
T!NTALIZE concealer covers, discolorations, scars, veins, and age spots. They carry seven different shades to perfectly match your skin tone.

DR. TICCIONE
VEIN CARE CENTER, OAK PARK, IL
312.563.4120
Vein Care Center specializes in removing spider veins and varicose veins without surgery.

SPANX

In some very conservative companies, it is best to keep legs and feet covered. A modern way to bare your legs in a conservative industry is to wear opaque tights in the fall and winter and micro-fish nude tights in the summer. SPANX offers both with a great control top that double as your shapewear and leg coverage. For SPANX custom coverage, email a stylist today.

SUNLESS TANNING

VERSASPA
This is the best sunless spray tan booth out there. The spray session is quick and results last up to two weeks, giving your skin a gorgeous glow and bronze! No worries, you will never look orange.
Chicago Salons that carry Versaspa
L.A. TAN – 123 W Madison
Halsted Tan & Spa – 1255 S Halsted St

DO IT YOURSELF SUNLESS TANNER
Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Sunless Tanner
A simple application leaves your legs soft and flawless. Customers swear by this product! Once you try Bare Escentuals Faux Tanner, you will be hooked.

BODY LOTION

KEEP LEGS NATURALLY SMOOTH
The most important skin care product is by far a great body lotion. Not only for your legs, but to keep your whole body silky smooth and glowing all year round. It is important to find and invest in a body lotion you love. We recommend…

CHAE ORGANICS VANILLA DREAMER
It delivers critical vitamins to support cellular health; it’s great for sensitive skin and has a refreshing vanilla aroma. More information here.

PALMERS COCOA BUTTER FORMULA
It’s old school, but it works! Heals and softens rough, dry skin. Smoothes marks and tones skin. An excellent all-over-the body moisturizer that is affordable. Available at Walgreens, CVS, and Target.

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About Kali Patrice

Kali Patrice is the founder of The Image Studios, a Chicago-based firm that specializes in branding and image communication. She blogs through “Successful Expression” to share fresh ways to share insights about image, personal branding and self-expression.