Originally pantyhose or tights were worn by men in Victorian times. They were worn like long socks or 'hose'. Women wore a longer version called stockings. As times moved on and women became more liberated, and the discovery of nylon, the hose was developed with a pant or panty attached. Hence pantyhose.
Difference Between Pantyhose, Stockings and Tights
Why are pantyhose called pantyhose
On TV last week, I heard you say how awful you thought pantyhose were because they were difficult to put on, they were expensive and it was too easy to get a runner in them. I understand but I beg to differ with you. Since you are slightly older than I am, surely you remember what women had to endure before pantyhose came along. When I got my first pair in , it was heaven. No more girdles or garter belts! I bet our mothers both saw the evolution of all three girdle styles. First, the full leg girdle that went from waist-to-knee.
Fifty years ago, textile mogul Allen Gant Sr. To mark this momentous anniversary, Smithsonian tells the story of their invention and place in fashion history. The heyday of panthose were the s and s but apparently sales have declined since the s "casualization" of the workplace.
Top definition. Article of clothing worn from the waist down to toe. The lycra added gives resiliency and elastic-like properties, and also adds shine. Typically worn by females, but is now increasingly worn by males as well. Uses include: warmth, insulation , attractiveness, smoothing of leg color, blemish-hider, vericose vein relief as well as leg comfort for those who stand all day