Friday, April 11, 2008

Sock It To Me Baby!

I hate Pantyhose. Even the word "pantyhose' has a very nasty feel in my mouth. They may hold you in in the right places, but there is much sexier underwear for that these days. The idea of going out to dinner with my man in a gorgeous dress and *ugh* pantyhose, does not bode well for the romantic portion of the evening. Now, while I love a sexy stocking with a smooth, silky texture and the little snappy clasps up top, they are simply not something to be worn everyday when you spend a lot of time on the floor and chasing after children.

So I think my answer to leg wear this coming winter will be socks. Lovely, long, over the knee socks made in finely spun yarn. While OTN socks are just starting to make it into some of the more specialist stores here in Australia, there is a veritable treasure trove online. I love the selection at Sock Dreams.
Although I love to look at so many of the designs - the stripes, the flames, the skulls - with my legs not really being my best feature, they aren't something I want to highlight. Also I am a little worried that if I get it wrong I could end up looking like an extra from the Wizard of Oz! So with that in mind, I think these fine cotton ones are just the ticket for me. Perfect for pairing with my more outlandish heels, rather than having to spend my whole winter in boots.

So now I've solved that problem, I just need to find a use for all those packets of pantyhose in the back of the cupboard. Anyone planning a bank robbery?


Tizzalicious said...

I totally agree, pantyhose are soooo unsexy.

I love suspenders, I wore them a lot some time ago, but they would always snap open when I'd sit down, and they drove me insane!

Danielle said...

i did the funniest thing the other day: i bought supermarket pantyhose!? wtf. they are just as terrible as i remember, inconsistent opacity, strange snags, the works.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Supermarket panythose? They are everything you mentioned and more / less. Very scratchy too. That is a cruel and unusual punishment for your beautiful legs.

Anonymous said...

You mean OTK, surely?

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Anon: Yep, I sure do. I am often typing these post with a 3 year old screaming blue murder in the background, so I am bound to have a few moments. ;)