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Old 11-18-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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They went the way of the dodo bird I hope, lol.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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If you ever have to work on a flight line in the winter, wear them under your pants. Nuff said.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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Tights or leggings in the fall and winter, especially for those of us who are in cold states, but summer? It's been decades really since I bought nylons or pantyhose. Uncomfortable. Powder for heels, even those little partial stockings that are invisible in heels feel much better.

**One exception: Love those black thigh-highs with a skirt, heels or boots-- what's sexier than that?
Absolutely nothing!!!!

What is the purpose of regular pantyhose anyway?
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Old 11-18-2016, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I think when tanning got big there was even less reason to wear hose - you could tan year round! I'm predicting they might come back now that tanning is less popular...also I think older women like them to even out skin tone. Of course in winter, tights are more practical but they are the same as pantyhose, conceptually.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:26 PM
 
Location: California
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I always loved wearing them when I was younger. Not only did I replace any other "panty" with them but they kept everything smooth and firm and were super comfortable on me. I loved the feeling of freedom without being bare, but that's just MY personal experience/opinion.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Personally I was happy they were no longer a thing. I could never find a shade that remotely matched. I do wear patterned tights though.
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Old 11-19-2016, 01:13 AM
 
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Tights or leggings in the fall and winter, especially for those of us who are in cold states, but summer? It's been decades really since I bought nylons or pantyhose. Uncomfortable. Powder for heels, even those little partial stockings that are invisible in heels feel much better.

**One exception: Love those black thigh-highs with a skirt, heels or boots-- what's sexier than that?
In the summer I go bare legged in dresses/skirts or I wear tights. Tights are not much heavier than pantyhose.

I never understand how pantyhose got so popular - I always thought they were horribly uncomfortable and I never had a pair last more than 2 wearings without getting a run.
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:09 AM
 
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If you think pantyhose are bad, try stockings & garter belt, which came before pantyhose...and no, they weren't sexy, just uncomfortable!
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:12 AM
 
Location: In the house we finally own!
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I always hated pantyhose. Working in an office most of my career, women were forced to wear them. As a tall woman, it was difficult to find any that would go all the way up, and they were the most uncomfortable things ever.
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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As a young woman in the -70's and '80's. I wore them, we all wore them. But, we dressed up more then. This was the era where we wore those skirt/blazer combos to the office. Wearing no pantyhose would have looked very unprofessional. Now, I can't remember the last time I wore a dress since the 1990's. Very rarely.

I liked them. They made my legs smooth, silky, and sexy. Never found them to be uncomfortable. I wore nude, black, white, and even colored and patterned pantyhose. Loved when they came out with the ones with the panties built in - no more panty lines.

Young women with slender, tan, pretty legs obviously don't really need them. But I see some women bare legged - that shouldn't be. Also, I think the bare feet "dirty up" the shoes a lot quicker.
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