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Old 07-27-2012, 01:55 PM   #61
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Skittles,

Certainly, I had stated, if you re.read, that if I am in professional circumstances, I am professional meaning I always wear panty hose for professional meetings or for work days.

Please note, some women like men with hairy chests and others without hair on their chest. So, if one turns you off, you are a free woman and can make your choices.

Same on white legs, or suntanned. However, I have NO reason to insult you or anyone else here. However, I did state at the beginning, I believed women should wear pantyhose or opaques depending on weather; to work place.

Understand ? I do not even know you Skittles and probably never shall, so please, understand me, and I did not say it was professional to not wear hose except at a Pool Bar, or other casual activity. However, I am a journalist, and thus, wear pantyhose ...

Thanks for all the feedback, and have lovely summer.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #62
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I hope you wore jiggle shorts. The kind where the bottom of your buttocks hangs out and shakes as you walk?
Well...I was a lot younger then. I didn't jiggle quite so much! I was in my 20's. Good legs (IMO), just big. Hubby loved them then as he does now, so no harm done. Too bad I don't see that guy now, I could prance around with more movement! LOL. :D
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #63
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I dress professionally when I have to be on a client's site or working with clients. The standard re: professional dress is regional. In Ottawa, vs. Hull, which is across the river and in Quebec, there is a distinct difference re: attire suitable for the workplace. I just wear purple on top, black on the bottom. And, I have three pairs of purple shoes/boots. I'm self-employed, I don't adhere to corporate dress code or other nonsense. I sell my skills and expertise, not how I dress. If a client wants to pay my "panty hose" rate, I'll wear panty hose. Usually, when the client finds out it is $150 more / day, the client is okay with me not wearing panty hose (panty hose rate = you want me on site, you pay more for that). And yes, that is what I call that rate when talking with friends, my ph rate.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #64
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Skittles,

Certainly, I had stated, if you re.read, that if I am in professional circumstances, I am professional meaning I always wear panty hose for professional meetings or for work days.

Please note, some women like men with hairy chests and others without hair on their chest. So, if one turns you off, you are a free woman and can make your choices.

Same on white legs, or suntanned. However, I have NO reason to insult you or anyone else here. However, I did state at the beginning, I believed women should wear pantyhose or opaques depending on weather; to work place.

Understand ? I do not even know you Skittles and probably never shall, so please, understand me, and I did not say it was professional to not wear hose except at a Pool Bar, or other casual activity. However, I am a journalist, and thus, wear pantyhose ...

Thanks for all the feedback, and have lovely summer.
Ciao,
Margaux Cintrano.
I understand what you meant, however, most people my age don't wear hose, whether or not they are in a professional situation. If they were tan, or naturally dark skinned I'm sure most people would think it looked fine. I appreciate your posts, and I don't think you were attacking me personally, just wanted to take the opportunity to point out the double standard that I feel.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:40 PM   #65
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All this hose talk is getting me hot and bothered as I look at them as a fetish, and nothing else.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #66
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All this hose talk is getting me hot and bothered as I look at them as a fetish, and nothing else.
Lol!
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #67
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I went to a memorial service for a very dear friend's grandma. There were many of us there (re: classmates). Not one of us was wearing hose. It was August, it was hot. We were all in appropriate attire--just not wearing hose. I used to remove my ph on the way home from the City. I couldn't wait to get rid of it--and I was very good about doing it while driving...(stopped at lights).

I think panty hose is highly overrated. It is not sexy (unlike nylons and garter belts), it is hot, and uncomfortable. Not only that, it doesn't last long. Down with panty hose IMO. A waste of money (although, I once worked with a woman who sent her laddered hose to her sister in Greece--she could have them rewoven for a quarter). And, panty hose don't keep your legs warm in the winter. On the other hand, a clean panty hose leg is handy for straining jelly, etc.
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On the other hand, a clean panty hose leg is handy for straining jelly, etc.
...or robbing a bank
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #70
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I, too, wore panty hose when I was gainfully employed. I agree that we should be way over tanned-looking skin being better looking, but it's been ingrained for a long time in our culture. For the first 25 or so years of my life, I mostly lived places where getting a "beautiful" tan was not really possible, and I've never had the patience for lying out to get one anyway. When I had tans, it was the kind on shoulders, chest, and forehead down to where my glasses hit my brow. My legs and the lower part of my face (below the glasses line and upper neck) were always white. Then my husband got orders for Hawaii, and I tried to tan until one day husband came home and said, "Bill's skin cancer is worse!" I laughed and he was appalled. NO! Not that it is funny, but that we know three Bills, all long-time (in two cases most of their lives) residents of that state, and all three had skin cancer. Time to re-think the entire concept of us haoles getting sun-tans.

Professional dress, dress period, is definitely regional. Not to mention a sign of the times. When I first moved here a lot of people threw parties in the winter; that's when I bought my winter wardrobe with my lovely skirts, boots, dress coat. Ten years later I rarely wear them and I miss it, but some friends just got too old to host parties.

I, too, like bright colors. My bottoms -- skirts, shorts, pants -- tend to be neutral, in the winter usually black or denim (white, off-white, khaki in summer) but very rarely are my tops -- then I go with lots of lovely color. I have a large collection of bright tunics that I wear with gauzy pants in summer, leggings, heavy slacks, and flannel-lined jeans in the worst of the cold weather. But I have many friends who dress the same year 'round in black. I'd find that so depressing, and now that I think of it, I think a lot of those friends may be prone to SAD!
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