Mention the word ‘pantyhose’ to me, and until very recently, I conjured up images of uncomfortable, itchy and shiny things that I was forced to wear for church, on Christmas and at Easter. These days, I try to avoid anything that remotely resembles hosiery…the closest I come is in the fall and winter, when I begrudgingly break out dark colored tights to wear with skirts and dresses. But on some days, even those are a pain.
However, a few people have recently mentioned to me that they’re totally back on board the pantyhose train, with a lot of them crediting this to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Miss Kate Middleton. There’s some debate about whether royal protocol requires her to wear pantyhose for certain events, but I have to say, it really does have a ‘finishing’ effect on the skin!
My friend Maryann recently invested in a pair of pantyhose, and according to her, these things have come a long way since I was pulling them on as a girl in the 90s. She reported that her stems were looking ‘shimmery and toned’ in the hose, which really got me thinking. There are all these leg lotions out there (like this and this) that are supposed to highlight your legs and make them look muscular and camera ready. I’m wondering if it would just be easier to get a really good pair of pantyhose!
What do y’all think? Pantyhose…are they coming back, or will you stay bare legged?