Terminology[ edit ] The term "pantyhose" originated in the United States and refers to the combination of panties an American English term with sheer nylon hosiery. In British English, these garments are called "sheer tights ". The term tights alone refers to all such garments regardless of whether they are sheer lingerie or sturdy outerwear. In American English, the term " tights " typically refers to pantyhose-like garments made from thicker material, which are generally opaque or slightly translucent. Opaque leg wear made of material such as spandex are often worn by both sexes for athletic activities or as utility clothing, and are usually referred to as " leggings ", a term that includes casual wear.
What sane person would willingly don nylon sheaths on their legs in this kind of temp? Recently I wrote in the magazine about what not to wear at the office. One of my sources, Barbara Pachter , who earns up to six gees a day advising corporations on business etiquette, told me: I totally, emphatically disagree. Last week Pachter, author of NewRules Work: Remember you are dressing for work. The real question is not:
Did you learn that you should never leave the house without your nylons? What other fashion traditions are you clinging to that may be different today than when you learned them? You can mix brown and black—and even navy and black. Winter white has made wearing white after Labor Day perfectly acceptable.
Small blemishes on legs - pantyhose to work? July 1, After ten years of being a lab rat in grad school and thereafter, I just took a corporate position. My genetics necessitate a pretty much daily shaving maintenance routine post-waxing, and my sensitive skin doesn't always react well to razors: