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I love wearing skirts to work, I find them much more comfortable than trousers. On most work days, that means pencil skirts. In cold weather like this (I live in northern Indiana), panty hose or tights are a must. However, the skirts always ride up at the waist when I wear panty hose, and I am constantly pulling them down. It is uncomfortable to say the least; I end up with a skirt around my ribs! It is also a little embarrassing. As I walk, my skirt comes farther and farther up, until I look like I'm wearing a mini skirt.

Any advice on how to keep my skirt in its place? It isn't the front of the skirt clinging to the panty hose, although I have one skirt that does that too. The whole skirt rides up from the waistband.



I have a couple of suggestions:

Wear a slip or undergarment that is made from a slippery material. Spanx has some slips and undergarments with a high waist.  Not only do they tuck your tummy and tush, they get rid of pantie lines too!  I'm sure there are other companies that have high waisted undergarments too if Spanx does not work for you.

Buy lined skirts.

Make sure the skirts are fitting you properly with tights when you purchase.  I suggest you shop with tights or hose on every time you go shopping for skirts.

If you want to see some other skirt options for your body type, please visit my website  You can create a 3D model of yourself and virtually 'try on' different options.  It's free!

Hope this helps,

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Suzette Pare


I have a website called The site allows a woman to enter a few basic measurements and create a virtual (3D) model of their body. The purpose of the site is to give them visual information as to what is right and not right for their body type. I can answer any questions pertaining to body type, style, color analysis, and what is right for each body type.


I have been a costume designer for over 25 years. I am credited as a designer in over 150 shows, including film, gaming, and theater. As I grew in my craft, I discovered that I had an eye for what type of garment is good for the female body, how each body type looks different the same garment, and how easy it is to create 'rules' to follow to always look as pulled together as possible while maintaining an individual sense of style.

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