Why do women strut along Maryland Avenue in skirts and transparent tights in sweltering heat? But the flowers of the Sixties were more artificial and Pop Art in style. Courtesy of Glen Raven Mills. I mean, just check out this stewardess after a long flight. By the 's, hemlines were on the rise, and so too was the popularity of hosiery to cover exposed legs.
Pantyhose in the 80s
As austerity started to wane and become unpopular, the more cheerful colours and patterns saw a resurgence. Although these stockings were more attractive in that they featured no visible seams, they bagged at the knees and ankles because circular machines could not add or drop stitches like the Lee and Cotton machines. Obviously, the issue presented comfort-problems as well. And of course they even became the stuff of criminal use: Scarcity of Nylon and silk made stockings very desirable and coveted amongst women and as soon as rationing stopped, they become incredibly popular once again. They DO flatter the legs very much, and lets be honest, not that many women have truly flawless legs, but pantyhose add the illusion that they do. We visit New Zealand's last pantyhose maker to find out why.
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Unfortunately these were not one garment, and instead needed to be sewed onto the underwear of the wearers in order to be worn. In return, hosiery manufacturers continued to market new colors, textures, sizes and technology. A modern dye machine can color about 3, dozen pairs of hose a day. As women's fashion pieces continued to get shorter, the demand for both stockings and pantyhose grew. They're especially beneficial to wear when traveling for people who are prone to varicose veins or to deep vein thrombosis DVT , a condition where potentially dangerous blood clots form, often in the legs. Recent Posts Guest Blogger:
New hosiery brands like Hipstik are even taking hosiery to the next level with innovations to keep hosiery in place and fitting perfectly. Now that thigh highs were popularized, women could avoid the frustrating bumps that using garter belts created under a skirt or dress. Some of the hosiery she wears features non-slip padding on the feet in order to keep her from slipping out of her heels at royal events. The push-up bottom effect really works, too. The Thorpe boys built the factory from the ground, originally making stockings flat constructions with a sewn leg seam. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. That innovation was the panty-hose.