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Are panty hose really obsolete?

I'm overweight and SUPER pale and hate wearing skirts because my legs seem to glow- are panty hose really a thing of the past?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:59 AM on Oct. 7, 2008 in Beauty & Style

Answers (17)
  • Just when I read that question I thought "not for ladies with big thighs" legs are ghost white too, but that doesn't bother me...its the fact my thighs rub together and it makes me break out by the end of the day. I'm not even very overweight, but my thighs are big and if I go without hose it means a rash and pain all day long.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 8:04 AM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I hardly ever wear them but will when it's really cold. I am wondering what to do about the wedding coming up, to wear them or not. Esp. since I bought some underwear fixture that will make it difficult enough. I might consider thigh highs. hmmm

    Answer by onlycathyo at 8:09 AM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I never wear them because they always bugged me, but I know a lot of women that do.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 8:43 AM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • Honestly, the only people that I know PERSONALLY that wear them are all over 40. Whatever, I'm sure many women younger than that wear them, but from my personal experience it seems that they're kind of fading out. My problem is the same as kabbot01's. I'm overweight, so my legs rub together and I get a horrible nasty heat rash if I don't wear them...then again, if I do wear them, I still get a rash.

    You can probably tell that I avoid skirts or dresses if at all possible =]

    Answer by caitxrawks at 9:34 AM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I hate them!!! I'm Apostolic so as you know, I always wear skirts... I choose knee~highs or go without them... Just depends on what I'm wearing...

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • No, they are not. Those of us, young and old, that work in a corporate environment wear them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 AM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • To a degree, yes... but not completely. As the previous answer states, women who work in corporate environments wear them regularly (regardless of age). They are appropriate with many outfits, and many outfits look inappropriate without them. I rarely wear a skirt without pantyhose, and if I do it is at least mid-calf in length (and I wear shorts underneath).

    Answer by gypsysmiles at 1:01 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I wear thigh highs, sometimes because I can't stand wearing a regular hose. My hubby loves the whole thigh high look, anyway.

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 6:57 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I hate them, but if I have to wear them I just wear knee highs or thigh highs. Have you thought of going bare and using a self tanning lotion or spray? Spandex girdle/shorts help keep legs from rubbing and in my opinion are much more comfortable than pantyhose.

    Answer by FlyMom07 at 11:58 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • I don't like hose. But I do like nice tights that I pick up at Target and H&M. They're thicker, and they're great for those times when you need to wear a skirt or dress in the winter. Kristen
    Cafe Kristen

    Answer by Cafe Kristen at 7:42 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

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