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Compression Socks and Tights Are No Longer for Grandma

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Even though she wears granny tights, Jamie Rubin, 43, fits no one’s definition of dowdy. As the director of United States sales for the French designer Isabel Marant, Ms. Rubin travels to Paris at least four times a year on business. The many hours spent sitting in a cramped airplane seat often leave her legs and ankles swollen and puffy. In preparation for her most recent sojourn to France, this past September for Paris Fashion Week, Ms. Rubin decided to try compression tights — the thick hose and socks often favored by older people or those trying to address circulation…

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