Pantyhose vs. Bare Legs
Posted November 19, 2012on:
What are your thoughts on pantyhose vs. bare legs for women over 50? I am of the generation where you only went bare when it was very warm and you were wearing a sundress. Now that the weather is cooler, I can’t see going around freezing with bare legs. Plus, I really think that most women look better with pantyhose because their legs are not always smooth and blemish-free.
For some reason, the younger generation complain that pantyhose is not cool, or is uncomfortable, but they wear many things that are clearly uncomfortable, like platform heels. And they seem fine with wearing colored tights for some reason, which I don’t think are any more comfortable than pantyhose. If you wear very sheer, good quality hose, it looks very natural, but still covers up all those spots and veins that many women get as they age.
From what I can find doing research online, it seems that most men think women look better in pantyhose, not that it matters what men think. For me, I feel a bit undressed if I am going to a business or formal affair and have no stockings on. This Forbes article “The Great Pantyhose Debate of 2012” has some good examples of the pros and cons. This blog on the Houston Chronicle had some great comments too. Apparently some younger women say wearing panty hose is “fake”. I wonder what they think about wearing makeup?
Of course, Kate Middleton created quite a stir when she wore pantyhose in her visit to the U.S. I thought she looked very classy in them. What are your thoughts on this subject? Should women over 50 go bare to keep up with the current fashion regardless of how they look or is it ok to wear pantyhose these days? Would love to hear your thoughts!