Posted March 10th, 2010, 04:55 PM
I am 52 years old and have worn pantyhose since their inception in the 1960's. Before that, I wore proper stockings with a garter belt. Believe it or not, I could not wear PANTS to school until the 8th grade (1971) and absolutely no one during that time went to school, church or elsewhere barelegged. You wore a dress or skirt and hose...period. "Getting" to wear hose was actually a rite of passage similar to being given permission to shave your legs. It was a sign that you were growing up.
I graduated HS in '71. We couldn't wear pants, but, go figure, we could wear mini-skirts (anything longer than finger-tips was considered too long
)! I put my thumbs through so many stockings trying to get them up high enough so the garters didn't show!
I wear pantyhose. I am also college educated - though what that has to do with it, BND, I don't know. I prefer colored tights when they make sense to the look, or when I haven't shaved my legs
. When I need extra warmth, I will wear tights or pantyhose under my pants instead of longjohns, which don't provide quite the slim, smooth look that I want. When I wear pantyhose that match my skin color, I'm pretty sure no one notices or cares, one way or the other.
It's not like it's a question of legality. There are no fashion police. Some of us prefer to wear them, some don't.
I never feel like a sausage.