Yes, it’s another P word. Panty hose. A few years ago, NYC and European designers declared nude panty hose totally passe. Nude panty hose became demonized the same way the potato was banned from our diet. I was a fashion sheep and went along with it, wearing bare legs regardless of the season. Truth be told, I was glad to ditch the hot things in the summer. In winter, however, it got a bit chilly. I was informed that black tights were fine, but black tights don’t go with everything. Some dresses just look better with the “look” of bare legs.
Now that my legs bear freckles, age spots and tiny incision scars from squamous cell cancer, and it’s winter, I’m re-thinking panty hose. Partly just for warmth! Ever noticed how over-dressed men are compared to women? Men dress in layers. Pants, socks, closed-toe shoes, undershirt, long-sleeve dress shirt, tie and jacket. No wonder my husband wants to turn down the heat in the car. For a party or formal occasion, women wear a sleeveless dress, underwear, bra and shoes (no hose if she’s being fashionable).
I remember when I first started wearing panty hose. I felt so grown-up! Anyone recall those cute L’eggs. They were packaged in egg-like containers. I also liked No-nonsense panty hose. Tried Givenchy when I got older and could afford them.
I’m a big fan of tights in the winter, but I’m starting to think that bare legs in winter are just stupid. Just as panty hose in hideous, hot summer are stupid.
What do you think? Panty hose in winter? Yes or no? Panty hose in summer? Yes or no?
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