How To Put On Pantyhose
was raised on L'eggs pantyhose. L'eggs was the preferred brand of
my mother, and so it was and is the preferred brand for me. I love
to try different brands of pantyhose, but it seems that I always come
back to the L'eggs brand. I know every style and shade of L'eggs,
and I try to make sure that my pantyhose drawer is always stocked with
at least one pair in each shade.
Many times friends will email me suggestions for various brands of
pantyhose, and I do make mental notes of each so that if I ever come
across a pair in a store, I can buy them and try them, and I think it's
safe to say then when transgender girls or crossdressers talk about
fashion, pantyhose is probably the number one subject. I was
fascinated with pantyhose as a little girl probably because I could
actually see them on others. I noticed how pretty they looked
beneath a dress or a skirt, and I noticed how pretty a woman's legs
looked when clad in pantyhose. Suffice it say that when I tried on
my very first pair, like a bra I was hooked for life.
Recently I made a new friend from Slovenia named Maja (isn't that the
prettiest name?) and the subject of pantyhose came up in our discussion
of fashion. Maja went as far to ask me how I put my pantyhose on,
and it occurred to me that girls have different
of putting on pantyhose and tights. I know that my dear friend,
Danielle, has a certain method that differs from mine, and I watch my
wife pull on her pantyhose and/or tights and wonder, "Didn't anyone ever
teach her the proper method to putting on pantyhose?"
There is of course no correct way to put on one's pantyhose, but
I think that's it's such a fun subject that I thought I would blog about
it and then record a video of me actually putting on a pair of pantyhose
(thanks for the idea, Maja!!).
I learned how to put on pantyhose by watching my mother, but then I also
remember that when L'eggs pantyhose used to be shipped in actual plastic
eggs, they would include a small strip of paper that showed three steps
regarding the proper method to putting on a pair of their pantyhose.
I have searched and searched on Google for a picture of that little
paper strip of instructions from L'eggs, but I just couldn't find one
As a child, I was always intrigued by the instructions that came from
L'eggs because the very first step was to leave an inch or so of nylon
in between the end of the pantyhose foot and a woman's actual toes.
To me the look was ugly, and you can see in the pic at left that there
is extra nylon around my toes as I have just finished putting on my
pantyhose. I couldn't understand why one would want to leave that
much extra room for the toes, and so as a child and teenager and then as
a young adult well into my twenties, I would always pull the foot of my
nylons close to my toes and then step into the rest of the pair from
As I matured, however, I noticed that I started to give myself more and
more room in the toe area when putting on my pantyhose. I also
noticed that after a few hours, the foot portion of the pantyhose would
adjust around my toes and give me the look that I loved so much as a
child. And while it looks as if the foot of the pantyhose is snug around
my toes by mid-day, just a little tug on the end will once again create
the slack that I gave my pantyhose when putting them on initially.
I find that when there is plenty of wiggle room for my toes in my
pantyhose, my feet don't get as hot and therefore I don't sweat as much
in my heels.
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