|Hanes Silk Reflections Thigh Highs|
I almost never wear Pantyhose (stockings) or leg cover of any type. This may originate from how seldom I wear dresses and skirts (another subject). Also shorts are the uniform of the day when over at the beach and from efforts at the pool my legs have a good tan. By contrast, there was a day when I would have not considered myself fully dressed, without pantyhose. Needless to mention is that they always provide a delightful tactile sensation, however, in today's world, utility overrides.
|Talbots A-line Wool Skirt|
Three attempts were made with pantyhose. My first observation was that I am not a limber as I once was. Rip-rip and 2 new, just out of the box, hose were rendered landfill. Number three, also new, I got on, but quickly noticed that due to age, the waistband was stretched and falling apart. How long had I had them - last century?
Plan B - Thigh Highs. I did have a color acceptable and there was some sticky stuff left at the top to hold them up. Pull-pull and my legs looked acceptable for an evening out.
I was running early so stopped in at the Palm Beach Starbucks for a hot tea. After, sill with a few minutes to spare, I walked and window shopped on Worth Avenue. When I returned to the car I noticed one of the thigh high stocking had slipped to just above the knee. I am sure that after a few more steps it would have been sitting, like a bunched up sock, mid-ankle. Remember leg warmers? The sticky stuff had failed me. I took both off in the car and went bare legged.
Maybe again in my lifetime there may be a need for leg cover. So the engineer in me came up with a plan - Be it ever so old-fashion. Amazon has Vintage Wide Straps Metal Clips Garter Belts for Stockings. Being the good "Boy Scout", I was, I am prepared.
|Vintage Clip Garter Belts|