Are You On Board With Bare Leg Season Yet?

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Issa London model legs backstage at spring/summer 16 LFW

It's official: leg baring season starts right here. Disclaimer: this is no April Fool (scout's honour). April 1st marks the date that a third of women debut their bare legs for the very first time this year (32%), according to a St Tropez survey.

Rihanna topped the poll as the best set of celebrity stems (yup, a new pair of Dior pumps surely help), with leggy Taylor Swift a close second. 

So anti-tights: are you cheering or dying inside a little bit? The InStyle office is torn. If you're in the Black Opaques Withdrawals Club, the transition to skin baring is a whole lot easier if you're primed for the occasion.

No time to check in to the emergency leg spa? Try our quick-fix leg hacks and give Rihanna a run for her money…


1. Smooth operator

Furry legs are so A/W15. If you need to do a last-minute leg shave, splash your legs with cold water to close the pores afterwards. And NEVER be tempted to dry shave. Stubble rash is not the one.

2. Anti-snake

Legs that have been hibernating in tights and trousers are prone to the snakeskin-look. Save time in the bathroom with a shower-gel-meets-exfoliator, like L'Occitane Rebalancing Exfoliating Shower Gel, £15

3. Speed bronze 

A hint of tan makes everything OK again. Ditch the develop times with some instant (but believable) bronze that you can apply minutes before you debut your new season skirt. Try St.Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Body Lotion, £15

4. Supermodel pins

Leg strobing, anybody? Give them some instant gleam by smoothing highlighter down your shins to catch the light. Takes seconds, adds instant inches to your pins. Win!

5. Cover up (but not with tights)

Don't let a dodgy bruise halt your leg baring mission. Mask imperfections with a concealer stick that won't budge until you want it to. We love Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick, £15


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