Women and Nylons, Yes We Are Still Talking About This in 2021
Love wearing them or flat out hate wearing nylons, the debate about hosiery and/or bare legs continues to be a source of aggravation.
The topic of women and pantyhose was thrown back into the spotlight when First Lady Dr. Jill Biden walked off Executive One at Andrews Air Force Base wearing black fishnet stockings. The FLOTUS totally rocked the look in my opinion, but those fishnets basically reignited the debate about powerful women and hosiery.
It does sound ridiculous but Dr. Biden is not the first First Lady to be called out for her fashion choice on her legs. Melania Trump, Michelle Obama and even the Duchess Meghan Markel have been criticized for their bare legs.
I love the bare leg look, however I always use self tanner on my legs so they are not so pasty white in the winter. I also agree with former First Lady Michelle Obama, who said nylons are inconvenient and always ripping. Before I gave up wearing nylons, I only could use them for one wear before I put a run in them. Inconvenient and a waste of money.
A survey was done a few years back asking men to weigh in on pantyhose for women. A large number of men interviewed liked women in nylons. One said it makes their look "complete." This from a part of our population that has never spent a day in hosiery...
Shocker, pantyhose were invented by a man back in the late 1950s. At that time they pretty much became a wardrobe staple for women in the United States. Nylons were never comfortable to wear, and don't even get me started on control top nylons. Just picture a hot summer day and trying to pull on those tight torture device nylons (Ughhh!). Finally in the late 1990s women said ENOUGH and the bare leg look started to become a thing.
Can you imagine after working from home and being in comfy clothes all the time, trying to pull on a pair of nylons?
I embraced the bare leg look very quickly, and for the life of me I can't remember the last time I wore them.