Since we’re on a bit of an underoos kick, I thought it would be an appropriate time to address the great pantyhose debate. What say you, ladies? Are pantyhose essential for completing an outfit or a relic from fashion eras past?
As we found out yesterday, Dr. Lionel Bissoon, a leading cellulite specialist in the U.S., believes the elastic leg bands on conventional womens underwear contribute to the formation of cellulite by cutting off the delicate lymph vessels under the skin. He recommends wearing thongs or lace panties that don’t have elastic around the legs.
According to Dr. Bissoon, spanx and stockings are okay as long as you don’t wear them over conventional underwear. Some compressive stockings even work to slow cellulite formation by forcing lymphatic fluid up towards the pelvis. They also help to camouflage dimples, rimples, and other imperfections that often accompany the dreaded blight.
But there seems to be a shift in the world of hosiery right now. First Lady, Michelle Obama, made a stir on The View when she revealed that she hasn’t worn pantyhose in years. “Put ’em on, rip ’em. It’s inconvenient,” she said.
I was surprised to hear people’s reactions to the pantyhose debate. For some, they are essential for a finished look –“makeup for the legs.” For others, they are too old-fashioned even to be considered for concealment purposes. Personally, I haven’t worn a full pair of pantyhose since moving to south Florida eight years ago. So now I’m wondering, is this a Florida thing or are pantyhose on their way out for good?
Where do you stand in the great pantyhose debate? What do you think when you see a woman exhibiting the opposing view?
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