It’s always a little reassuring to see the fashionitas being pro-pantyhose/tights, even if in the back of my mind I know that the common person probably won’t pay much attention to it. I suppose the true test will come with the cooler weather, when legs start getting wrapped up to stay warm. But until then, a few articles have given me hope to hold onto.
The most important one was a recent article in Vogue of all places about the acceptableness of wearing pantyhose and tights with open toe shoes. I’m not much of a fashion expert, as you might be able to tell from my daily jeans and t-shirt ensemble, but I’ve heard in passing the faux pas of wearing hosiery with open toe shoes. Thankfully, my wife has never paid attention to this. She will regularly sport quality pantyhose and open toe shoes, displaying her amazing little toes wrapped in nylon…
Sorry, I may have started drooling a bit there.
Anyway, I never saw what the big deal was. I suppose if you’re wearing reinforced toe pantyhose you might not want to show that off (although I know many guys that would love that), but what’s wrong with a bit of nylon covering your digits? It’s not a question I am qualified to answer. But rest assured, the runways this year have made it clear that it’s an okay look to pull off.
Another hosiery-positive article was posted on the Chicago Tribune in the form of a letter-to-the-editor. (Do people actually still write in questions or are these all made up? Sorry, I guess that’s not important.) The person asked if she should go bare-legged or in pantyhose to her son’s wedding, and the answer was that it’s better to attend fancy affairs in hosiery. Again, this is something that my wife has always done. Regularly, at even semi-fancy events, she will wear pantyhose because she knows it looks nicer than flashing her bare legs (and sometimes because she knows it drives me wild). And I have to say that, regardless of my bias, she always stands out as the classiest lady around.
So here’s hoping that 2017 is a return to elegant legs. And guys, if you’re going to use this information to coax your lady friends into wearing, make sure you urge them to buy good hosiery (or better yet, buy it for them – you’re welcome). That Walmart stuff won’t cut it and she’ll peel those off as soon as she gets the chance.