The product: pantyhose.
The expert: Jaime Windrow, a member of the famous, high kicking Radio City
Music Hall Rockettes, now performing during the annual Christmas Spectacular
I must have: Offstage as well as on, Rockettes take pride in our legs! When
I wear a really good pair of pantyhose for a night out on the town, it does
reflect the elegance that embodies our troupe.
What I want: Durability, comfort and style.
What I hate: They can't be tried on! What fun is shopping when you can't
try on the item you're shopping for?!
Savvy shopper: If you don't want to spend a lot of money just for a pair of
stockings, wait until an annual sale and stock up on a good line. You can also
check out eBay for some good deals on high-end pantyhose (and yes, they are
My pick: Wolford brand in tan or black fishnets. They are pricey, but they
have a well-deserved reputation for being indestructible and comfortable - the
waistband sits below your navel so it doesn't dig into your stomach like so
many other brands ($30-$50 a pair; Wolford has three New York City boutiques
and is also available at Saks and Barneys).
Next best thing: Black fishnet tights make legs look slim and beautiful and
provide a finishing touch to an ensemble ($8.40 a pair, JC Penney).