But I seem to have a love-hate relationship with pantyhose/tights/leggings/stockings (whatever you want to call them)...the pairs I love seem to hate me. And how do I know they hate me? They seem to snag, rip, tear or split. The pairs I'm not too crazy about (and wear when I'm desperate), seem to find a way to make it out of the washer (and sometimes dryer--I am a horrible hose owner) just fine. I don't have time to hand-wash my hose or put them in those bags for delicate items. And I probably commit "hose abuse" because I wash them every time I wear them. I've heard that hose should be worn a couple of times before washing, so they don't lose their shape and elasticity. You know what I say to that? No, thank you.
Pantyhose is definitely a necessary winter accessory, especially in PA. It not only protects from the cold, but is great at hiding dry skin that starts appearing sometime in November. And if you have a really good pair, you can wear that fitted dress because the control top will hide your mommy pooch--at least this is what I tell myself. I pretty much planned my outfit around my hose. You can't really tell from these pictures (which my husband kindly, but begrudgingly, took for me) but my hose have fine, gold stripes which mimic the fine stripes on the pencil skirt.
Hope you're having a great Sunday.