Pantyhose are going to make a comeback.

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Bonsoir, Mesdames et Messieurs.  After one week in Paris I feel I can confidently come to you with Good News!!!  Our days of hoselessness are almost over!!!  Hallelujai!!!

The streets of Paris are filled with chic women wearing everything from opaque black tights to sheer black hose.  They wear these with short skirts and knee-length skirts (Nothing longer unless you are over 65).  I’ve even seen black tights and hose with shorts, short shorts, (Quelle Horreur!  Do not you dare attempt this look unless you are under 25.  I’m not even sure the under-25 set ought to be wearing this heinous monstrosity of a combination.)

There are such things as hosery shops here selling real hose, mostly the black ones, but sheer hose are displayed in the windows and I did see a couple of ultra-chic women wearing sheer hose (not those fake tanned ones from the 80s) with knee-length skirts  (again, right at or above the knee, not a hair below) on the Champs-Élysées.  The lady to your left was spotted at the park, yes, the park, on a Saturday afternoon. 

Patterned hose in taupe are rare but represented.  And I even saw black hose with peep-toes and it looked good (the rule has been no hose at all if you are wearing open-toed shoes).  No hose with sandals, but then I didn’t see any sandals yet (too early in the season, I’m sure).

We might have to wait a bit longer yet, but I wanted to get this good news out.  Pantyose are coming back.  Eventually. 

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9 thoughts on “Pantyhose are going to make a comeback.

  1. >Oh, that is almost worth a Praise the Lord!You know, it IS worth it!I so hate seeing women with bare feet in pumps/closed toe shoes – all I can think is "smelly feet and toe jam!". I have never given up wearing hose (also the barely there ones, not the tan ones!) and I am so happy to hear this!

  2. >Me too, Susan. I never liked the hassle of hosiery or the cost or the runs that ruin the cost.Sometimes they are necessary for the look and in Chloe's photo with the grey jacket and black shoes, the black hose really complete the look, especially since it is cool. It's a good look.

  3. >Hose (or tights as they are called here in the UK) have been in for ages, with shorts or mini skirts. Along with layering leggings under dresses…Didn't even know they'd been out, glad you told me 🙂

  4. >I have seriously mixed feelings about this. I hate hose. But my legs absolutely REQUIRE them now. haI am glad to know I can wear them without feeling like a fashion faux pas in action.

  5. I have seriously mixed feelings about this. I hate hose. But my legs absolutely REQUIRE them now. haI am glad to know I can wear them without feeling like a fashion faux pas in action.

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