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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Ladies, are you still clinging to those hose? Then you’re officially a fashion casualty, because pantyhose, stockings and the like are out of style, according to those who concern themselves with such matters.

I guess I’ve noticed of late the prevalence of bare legs among the womenfolk. But being in Florida, where the climate makes regular outfitting in hosiery uncomfortable, I figured it was strictly a regional matter. I was unaware that it was so widespread.

As long as you’ve got the leggage to pull it off, rock on. If not, consider sticking to pants and creative cover-ups.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 12/07/2021 07:27:29 PM
Category: Fashion, Women
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  1. Bullsh*t.

    Stockings aren’t popular anymore because most women learned how to dress in a social climate that encourages equality over coquetry and utility over aesthetic.

    And, Costa, I know you didn’t just call me a fashion casualty. No, you didn’t. (Picture me jutting my chin out aggressively and popping three snaps in a Z - while wearing stockings)

    Comment by r* — 12/08/2021 @ 01:31:48 PM

  2. I haven’t worn pantyhose in … hmmmm…. I don’t remember when.

    Comment by annette — 12/08/2021 @ 03:38:15 PM

  3. As a legwatcher of long, um, standing, I probably should say something here, but I won’t.

    Comment by CGHill — 12/08/2021 @ 03:53:56 PM

  4. R*: Hey, I’m just the messenger. What do I know about fashion-forward: I’m currently growing out my sideburns, and they’re supposed to be vieille mode.

    That said, if you’re holding onto your stockings — given the reasons you stated for why they’re really less prevalent — are you engaging in aesthetic coquetry?

    Annette: It’s safe to say you’ve adjusted.

    CG: Funny, I figured you for a breast man…

    Comment by CT — 12/08/2021 @ 04:52:45 PM

  5. I’m not even going to ask how you reached that conclusion. :)

    Comment by CGHill — 12/09/2021 @ 08:56:23 AM

  6. Maybe?

    I guess I just think all four concepts can be reconciled where most people think they cancel each other out.

    Comment by r* — 12/09/2021 @ 02:28:20 PM

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  8. Sheer indifference
    Over at Population Statistic, our old pal CT has been wrestling with a question he really doesn’t care that much about: is hosiery obsolete? “Since I’m not really a leg…

    Trackback by dustbury.com — 12/16/2004 @ 07:54:34 PM

  9. Stocking up

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