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Subject:Nylons/Stockings With Sandals...
Time:11:59 pm
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Do any of you lovely ladies wear stockings or nylons with your sandals? Why or why not?

There aren't many frum people in my community, so we don't have a minhag. I want to be modest, but I also wonder how much attention my toes really draw. Right now, I wear stockings to shul, regardless of my footwear and do whatever I feel like on the other days.
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dracoreina
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Time:2008-07-27 12:41 pm (UTC)
Growing up, my mom always wanted me to wear stockings when I went to shul but as I got older, she relaxed about it and as long as I looked nice and was wearing nice shoes, it didn't matter. I hate stockings, so I wear them as little as possible. I have no qualms walking into my town's Orthodox (and kinda yeshivish) shul wearing nice sandals and no stockings....or not even fancy sandals if my feet have been hurting before going back to shul for minchah and seudat shlishit.

Just don't wear bright red nail polish with tigers painted on your big toes or anything and you should be fine :-)
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real_bethy
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Time:2008-07-27 01:43 pm (UTC)
Just don't wear bright red nail polish with tigers painted on your big toes or anything and you should be fine :-)

**LOL** I'll try...but I love tigers so much! :)

Thank you for your comment!
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tzippymom
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Time:2008-07-27 09:04 pm (UTC)
Ok well I live in the frumest community outside of Jerusalem. I live in Lakewood NJ, but there are all different kinds of people. You should do what makes you comfortable, but here is what I do...it is summertime and so I decided that I couldn't wear stockings all summer so I wear sandles that don't have open toes. I never would have thought the toes meant anything until this Chasidish guy I knew commented on my cute toes...except he didn't use the word cute and that was when I decided to wear closed toe sandles, because I realized that men that don't have any other body parts to look at will make a big deal out of the ones they can see...good luck with your decision.
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real_bethy
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Time:2008-07-27 10:22 pm (UTC)
men that don't have any other body parts to look at will make a big deal out of the ones they can see

Oh wow, I never thought of it that way before!

Thank you so much for sharing your decision with me!
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hannahsarah
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Time:2008-07-28 06:15 am (UTC)
In Seattle we have two communities in the same neighborhood/eruv. The Askenazic women never wear any sort of open shoe, and always have at least knee high's on, and shirts cover the elbow.

The Sephardic women, even the very frum ones, have no problem with short sleeves, deep plunging necklines, bare legs (often with fake tanner streaked on) and sandals. The teens often wear skirts above the knee and flip-flops to shul.

It all depends of where you are holding and what your minhag is. What is perfectly acceptable in one shul is literally SCANDALOUS in the shul right across the street. I'm Askenazic, and whenever I go over to the Sephardic shul to hear a guest speaker, I find myself quite flustered at the way most of the women and girls there dress. My daughter keeps asking me "Are those people Jewish too?", because they look so different than what we're used to.

Tzippymom is absolutely right, too. Men and foot fetishes have a looooooooong history. I'd rather not play into any of that. Ewwwww!
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