Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Why all the Pantyhose Hate?


While reading Sinic's post about her absolutely awesome new suit (break a leg on your interview!!!!) I was exasperated that she decried the wearing of pantyhose.

While I agree with Sinic on many things, this is just one thing I don't get. It seems like none of the women my age (early 30's or younger) like wearing hose. I'm serious. Nobody I know likes them. Is there something wrong with me for loving them?

I love the fall/winter for many reasons. One of them is getting to wear knee high boots and closed-toe shoes with high heels on them. I love woolen tights and pantyhose (stockings if I'm feeling naughty!) during the winter. Summertime is a completely different story. I'd rather be barefoot, to be completely honest. But in winter, I love the warm snugness of wrapping my legs (one of my better physical traits) in nylon.



Am I old fashioned?

Maybe not...

I'll wear my hose with pride.

14 comments:

Brigindo said...

I'm definitely not in your age bracket but I HATE panty hose. I can do tights, which at least give a little warmth, but the thought of wrapping my legs in nylon gives me shivers.

The Marketing Mama said...

Ugh, I wore nylons for the first 5 years of my career when it was still expected with work suits. Then I decided that I hated shaving my legs, hated wearing skirts, hated wearing pantyhose, hated wearing heels and said F&CK it and stopped it all. For the last 7 years I've only worn (nice) dress pants, trouser socks and flats or low heels. And damn it, I'm much more comfortable, even if I do look like a guy. ;)

Anonymous said...

Moxie, I'm with you! Most of my women friends don't like pantyhose because they buy the boa constrictor, scratchy ones like L'eggs Sheer Energy or cheap drug-store brands. I've had to educate them that there are really sexy, comfortable ones like Silk Reflections, DKNY and some other nice ones. I completely turned them around and they love them now. Tights absolutely rock in the winter and brands like Hue, DKNY and Wolford (the expense is more than worth it!) are the way to go. And, ladies, if you're looking to attract a guy, they can't resist a beautiful pair of gams wrapped in hosiery.

Kansas Sity Sinic said...

Thanks for the shout out and yes, my new suit is waaay cute ;-)

I hate being constricted in them I guess? I also hate Spanx.

Like HATE.

I am going to Macys tonight to pick up a pair--what are your recommendations?

MoxieMamaKC said...

My personal fav? Silk Reflections. They are very comfortable (soft) and really shape your legs. LOVE them! I usually get these at Target. I *think* they are made by Hanes.

Beautiful Mess said...

I don't care for full panty hose, but I do like thigh highs. Although, all the cute patterns I've been seeing lately have me changing my mind.
*HUGS*

Donna From Philly said...

I wear pantyhose everyday no matter the weather (hot or cold) I love the way they make my leggs look and feel, and I get lots of comliments from men, and fron some women as well. Think of hose as make-up for the legs. If you take a 10 - 30 minutes in the morning to makeup your face and do your hair, and pick an outfit, then why not take an extra 5 minutes to makeup your legs. IMO and my husbands bare legs just look bad on 95% of the women we see out and about.
More and More younger women are wear hose again, and they are showing up on the fashion runways too.

nuke said...

Not a woman, so don't know about the scratchy, constricting, whatnot. I don't understand an would never go for a lot of things you ladies wear.

But like high heels and thongs I don't have to consider wearing hose, so I like em on the gals.

Hyperblogal said...

Not relevant to the current topic... but you must take Darling to see the Fairy Princess at the Museum... it's extra special this year and the Igloo is back right across the hall from her highness.

alissa said...

im totally with you! although i guess im not a fan of flesh colored nylons BUT i wear black tights almost every single day. I love them! im a little bummed when the weather gets nice and i cant wear them anymore haha

Autumnforest said...

The sexy ones they sell at the Halloween store in October--those'll do for me. Lacy fluffy thigh-highs from Victoria's--those'll do for me. Suntanned skin colored ones--nope. I was glad when hose went out of style, but I do miss the control panel.

My holiday gift to blogs I follow is to tell them what I love about their blog.

Your blog is just plain old fun. I know I'm going to get a smile and I think 100% of women totally get you and your campy distractions with old-time food labels and fun stuff. Please keep going at it--you are filling a need.

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Magen said...

I love tights and I'm 23... I'm from the south and wearing pantyhose was just appropriate growing up. I know other ladies hate it but I don't understand.... perfect smooth legs! Whats not to love!?

Anonymous said...

Pantyhose look sexy....I love them and wear them all year long. Love them or hate them they are sure to make our feet smell, right ladies? agreed? Hehehe...