All about hoisery
One of the things I’ve never quite connected with my fellow TG/CD girls on is the fascination with hosiery. It’s not that I don’t have some interest in improving the appearance of my legs in certain situations, nor am I unconscious of those occasions when the formality of dress calls for them, but there’s a difference between considering them another weapon in one’s fashion arsenal and finding them erotic. Mind you, I’m not judging anyone’s turn-on, I just never really connected to the idea. To me bare skin is hard to top for eroticism and, in many cases, for attractiveness.
The exception, of course, is thigh-high stockings. I can easily recognize their attractiveness on every level and wish I had more circumstances suitable for wearing them.
The reason this is on my mind is that leggings and tights are all the rage in middle class fashion right now. I’m particularly found of the skirt/tights/boots combination (similar to what’s seen in the pic above) widely seen around me. The combination looks really good. When done right. But it’s the first time I can remember being enthused to wear panty hose or any similar garment. To me, stockings have always been the thing I wanted to wear, if my legs needed hosiery for whatever reason, and panty hose were the “granny panty” alternative. Tights, however flattering, wear like panty hose. I could substitute opaque stockings I suppose but the color range is almost non-existant.
All that said, in warm weather I will still seize the chance to be bare-legged if I can possibly justify it. So it got me wondering about the various leg-wear related opinions out there.
I assume I’m not alone in preferring a skirt over pants whenever practical, so there are many occasions when how one’s legs fit into the overall outfit is a point of consideration. Obviously the footwear comes into play as well. So, depending of course on the weather and the occasion there are several options which can be broadly classified as (a) bare leg – socks or not depending on the shoes naturally; (b) sheer covering – your basic stocking or panty hose; and (c) opaque covering – tights, leggings and similar. For me, unless it’s formal or some place I need to be “sexy” such as a date – the legs will almost always be bare. If those occasions do arise, then I’ll try to meet the need with something thigh-high. The “to-the-waist” hosiery is always my last resort.
So I wonder if I’m in the minority on that point? What’s your experience and opinion with all things leggy?
Photo by: AMELIA SPEED