Hosiery Reinvented: Reasons Why Women Wear Hosiery
Hosiery was originally created to help women conform to the social norm of having their legs covered whenever they left the house. Thank goodness pantyhose has been reinvented! Wearing hosiery is more than keeping your legs warm during colder months. Hosiery is a fashion statement and I am a total fan! Traditional dress codes of keeping your legs covered with legwear have been transformed into trendier and more appealing options. Hosiery is more than just a mere undergarment. It is a liberating form of self-expression.
Pantyhose has evolved into a creative fashion element that sets an outfit apart. It is an easy and fun way to add visual interest. Ladies, it is time to create some leg drama! It adds another layer to your look by showcasing your individual style and vibe. Today’s hosiery has benefitted from this redesign, which has changed the perception of its former role. It is more than just for warmth. It is a fashion statement.
I once thought pantyhose, hosiery, legwear, leggings…whatever you want to call it, was restrictive and uncomfortable. I would rather freeze than wear any at all. Now, I look for opportunities to showcase my legwear of choice. There are so many styles, colors, patterns and compression levels to choose from. The options are endless. Now more than ever, there is more than just one reason why women wear hosiery. And if you had the mindset like me, “No to hose!” then let me share with you why every woman should give pantyhose a try.
Reasons Why Women Should Wear Hosiery
- It’s suited for different body shapes and sizes
One can almost find the perfect hosiery for their body regardless of their leg type or shape. It is important to appreciate your body shape in determining the best hosiery to use. Darker colors make a lady look slimmer while other color shades, especially those matched with heels, make a leg line appear longer. There is also hosiery for pregnant women and for those who prefer more support and contour for their derrière.
- It’s available in many different colors and styles
The hosiery garment is available in different patterns and colors, which make them easier to match with different accessories and outfits. For instance, a dark hose can be coordinated with a black skirt and complimented with a simple white or colored shirt into a look that suits a casual or official occasion. Today, hosiery outfits are fitted with trendy patterns, such as polka dots and plaid. This adds splash and uniqueness to an otherwise simple and ordinary look. Or choose hosiery that showcases your favorite fashion label. Consider yourself a walking advertisement. This can’t be different from sporting your favorite designer handbag, right?
- It’s affordable
Hosiery offers a simple yet inexpensive way to incorporate different styles and trends into your look. Looking for a fresh way to wear your old skirt or shorts? Look no further than your typical colored or pattern hosiery. Pantyhose offers an opportunity to express your creative self in an affordable way with low commitment.
Do you wear pantyhose? How do you feel about hosiery? Do you use it to conceal your legs or to express them? There is no right or wrong answer. It is all about freedom of expression!
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My outfit details:
Top: Nordstrom Rack, white ruffle sleeve top | similar here
Hosiery: c/o Berkshire Legwear, sheer dot control pantyhose
Handbag: Saint Laurent, medium college quilted leather shoulder bag
Sunglasses: Vince Camuto, black-rimmed sunglasses
Photography: The King’s Rose
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