It was all so easy in the ‘80s. Spider veins, birthmarks, sun-starved flesh — all of it sat neatly concealed by the nude pantyhose we wore with abandon. No one was the wiser.
Today, we’re the wiser. About not wearing nude nylons, for starters, but also about what our legs truly look like in summer dresses.
We’re hardly left to fend for ourselves, of course. Since Coppertone introduced the first sunless tanner, Quick Tanning Lotion, in 1960, the beauty industry has churned out and perfected enough self-tanners and leg-beautifying products to keep our naked legs skirt-ready until those nude nylons make their inevitable comeback. (Let’s just hope they don’t bring their ’80s brethren, the shoulder pads, with them.)
Here are three products we’re especially fond of right now.
The Great Pretender by Origins
Airbrush Legs by Sally Hansen