Simultaneously, new kinds of sewing techniques and fabrics—like spandex—brought the cost of the pantyhose down while increasing the range of sizes that could be offered. The story of pantyhose runs in the Gant family. Some others still prefer the more traditional option. How many real women here love to wear pantyhose? Managing her stockings and garter belt over her expanding belly was becoming difficult, and being a proper lady, she would not be seen in public without her hosiery.
They are the next best thing to totally bare legs, but are also the most delicate of the bunch — so make sure to hand-wash them with cool water and ultragentle soap like the Laundress Delicate Wash inside a lingerie bag always.
Why pantyhose sales are still surprisingly strong
And, while many companies have eased up their dress codes, pantyhose are still required in some types of workplaces. In the Swiss bank UBS issued a persnickety page dress code which specified, among many other rules and items of grooming advice avoid garlic breathwhat colors of stockings and undergarments were required skin-tone. According to Allen Gant Jr. While some flight attendants and all Hooters waitresses are still required to wear flesh-toned pantyhose as part of their uniforms, almost every major American corporation has banished any mention of pantyhose from dress-code manuals. Smithsonian Museums, National Zoo Close.