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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | June 22, 1995
Q: I have great legs and am so happy to see that nude legs are back in fashion. My one gripe is that sheer nude hosiery rips and runs so fast. How can I avoid this?A: Donna Karan is the designer who promoted the nude leg for spring, so I went to her for advice. She says that one of the most important things when buying hose is to make sure you get the correct size."The better the fit, the greater the comfort and durability of your pantyhose."Be careful when you put on your sheers. Remove your jewelry and keep your nails neatly filed.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | June 9, 2002
On a recent sweltering day, Charella Marx donned a smart red dress and matching sandals for work. Sure, it was a mid-week workday, but the thought of squeezing into pantyhose? It didn't even cross her mind. "It's plain hot, and it's just another layer of clothing that you have to put on," Marx, a 55-year-old Edgewater real estate agent, said while shopping at Nordstrom in Annapolis on her lunch break. "Once it gets hot, I don't wear them. Even in air-conditioning it's uncomfortable. I don't see any redeeming social value in pantyhose."
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By Holly Selby | August 14, 1994
Be tall. Be thin. Be young.Alas, that's what one fashion director recommended when asked for tips on how best to coordinate hose with fall's new outfits.Well, if you're all of those things, you've got it made. If not, applaud her honesty. . . . and remember, she also said that there now are so many options for legwear that you're sure to find something flattering.And she's right: Driven by a combination of innovation, technology and pure marketing, women's hosiery is available now in a truly bewildering array of shades, weights and styles.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | July 23, 2000
Maryland is becoming a hot spot for young designers. Last month, the Fashion Group International of Greater Washington awarded David Hart of Severna Park a $5,500 scholarship. The group, which awarded a total of five scholarships this year, is dedicated to recognizing emerging talents in the fashion industry. Hart's designs -- which included a purple strapless gown with a train of hundreds of peacock feathers -- wowed the group, according to member Lynne Montedonico. Hart, who recently graduated from Severna Park High School, will use his scholarship to attend New York's Fashion Institute of Technology in the fall.
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By T. J. Howard and T. J. Howard,Chicago Tribune | April 23, 1992
Buying a pair of pantyhose used to be about as exciting as purchasing postage stamps. Today, it's become high adventure.Want to energize an outfit? Try some neon lime leg wear. Looking for romance? Try a soft rose opaque. No longer neutral ground, hosiery departments have been transformed into garden spots of color. It's as if Ted Turner moved from the film front and into legwear.Hue, a New York legwear manufacturer, is selling 35 different colors of lightweight opaque pantyhose this spring and plans an equal slew of shades for fall.
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By Robin Givhan and Robin Givhan,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | January 23, 1991
Blasted panty hose.Women try to avoid them because they bruise their feminist sensibilities or because they're just plain uncomfortable. But like single-minded salmon plowing upstream, they always seem to return to the stores in search of the suffocating cover-ups.Some come back to panty hose after a summer hiatus. For others, a special occasion looms and they can't resist the compulsion to struggle into Evan-Picone's Sheerest Sheers or Hanes' Silk Reflections. So they set out to understand one of the garments most shrouded in mystery and confusion.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | January 15, 1992
What are being billed as "the world's most expensive stockings" are on display in the Leg Room store on Madison Avenue. Made by Jonathan Aston, an English hosiery company, they are a type now popular with Japanese brides. The pure silk hose, embroidered with diamonds, rubies and cultured pearls, cost $7,000, said Simon Abrahams, the store's chief executive.You get a run in those things and you'll want to commit ritual suicide.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | June 9, 2002
On a recent sweltering day, Charella Marx donned a smart red dress and matching sandals for work. Sure, it was a mid-week workday, but the thought of squeezing into pantyhose? It didn't even cross her mind. "It's plain hot, and it's just another layer of clothing that you have to put on," Marx, a 55-year-old Edgewater real estate agent, said while shopping at Nordstrom in Annapolis on her lunch break. "Once it gets hot, I don't wear them. Even in air-conditioning it's uncomfortable. I don't see any redeeming social value in pantyhose."
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By Annemarie Armentano Pub Date: 3/29/98 Holly Selby and Annemarie Armentano Pub Date: 3/29/98 Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1998
From the J. Peterman catalogJ. Peterman Company, famous for inspiring the comedy writers of NBC's "Seinfeld," now offers the Elaine Benes suit.You remember Elaine. Played by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (above), she's the one who thinks sweat left on exercise equipment is a sign of romantic intent.Now check out the suit. A black, double-breasted cutaway jacket with double-pleated pants, it's the one that "succeeds in all scenes, great in all locations ... marvelously compensates for the ten extra pounds the camera always adds."
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1997
It's one of those wretched moments almost every woman experiences: You notice a snag in your pantyhose moments before a job interview or business meeting.You grimace. You start tugging at the hemline to cover the torn nylon. And you consider the options. Should you take them off? Should you ignore the tear and act surprised when someone points it out?Soon, you may be able to go into the women's restroom, plug $2 worth of quarters into a machine and buy a pair.In the last seven months, six such vending machines that dispense packages of pantyhose -- Lycra or ultra sheer in various colors and sizes -- have been mounted on the walls of women's restrooms in a church and two office buildings in the Baltimore area.
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By Annemarie Armentano Pub Date: 3/29/98 Holly Selby and Annemarie Armentano Pub Date: 3/29/98 Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1998
From the J. Peterman catalogJ. Peterman Company, famous for inspiring the comedy writers of NBC's "Seinfeld," now offers the Elaine Benes suit.You remember Elaine. Played by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (above), she's the one who thinks sweat left on exercise equipment is a sign of romantic intent.Now check out the suit. A black, double-breasted cutaway jacket with double-pleated pants, it's the one that "succeeds in all scenes, great in all locations ... marvelously compensates for the ten extra pounds the camera always adds."
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1997
It's one of those wretched moments almost every woman experiences: You notice a snag in your pantyhose moments before a job interview or business meeting.You grimace. You start tugging at the hemline to cover the torn nylon. And you consider the options. Should you take them off? Should you ignore the tear and act surprised when someone points it out?Soon, you may be able to go into the women's restroom, plug $2 worth of quarters into a machine and buy a pair.In the last seven months, six such vending machines that dispense packages of pantyhose -- Lycra or ultra sheer in various colors and sizes -- have been mounted on the walls of women's restrooms in a church and two office buildings in the Baltimore area.
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By Kevin Cowherd | March 20, 1997
LET ME BEGIN by saying that a man can be secure in his sexuality, he can be a fully evolved New Millennium guy striving for enlightenment vis-a-vis his relationships with women, and still have a problem with buying stockings for his wife.This is something I discovered the other day at 7 a.m. when my wife, dressing for work, let out a scream that suggested she'd just come upon an intruder with a chain saw."I don't have any stockings!," she said. "You have to go buy me stockings!""Gee, I don't know," I said.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor | January 19, 1997
New hunk on the blockYou don't have to be an international lounge lizard to make it in modeling. Chris Comfort, a healthy All-American type from Frederick has just signed a fat contract to be the national posterguy for Champion underwear. He says the Comfort name was not a factor in his selection, but his name will be used in the ad campaign that kicks off in the March issues of Men's Health and InStyle magazines."They shot me in these real guy situations like doing crunches, working out," he says.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | June 22, 1995
Q: I have great legs and am so happy to see that nude legs are back in fashion. My one gripe is that sheer nude hosiery rips and runs so fast. How can I avoid this?A: Donna Karan is the designer who promoted the nude leg for spring, so I went to her for advice. She says that one of the most important things when buying hose is to make sure you get the correct size."The better the fit, the greater the comfort and durability of your pantyhose."Be careful when you put on your sheers. Remove your jewelry and keep your nails neatly filed.
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By Holly Selby | August 14, 1994
Be tall. Be thin. Be young.Alas, that's what one fashion director recommended when asked for tips on how best to coordinate hose with fall's new outfits.Well, if you're all of those things, you've got it made. If not, applaud her honesty. . . . and remember, she also said that there now are so many options for legwear that you're sure to find something flattering.And she's right: Driven by a combination of innovation, technology and pure marketing, women's hosiery is available now in a truly bewildering array of shades, weights and styles.
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By Kevin Cowherd | March 20, 1997
LET ME BEGIN by saying that a man can be secure in his sexuality, he can be a fully evolved New Millennium guy striving for enlightenment vis-a-vis his relationships with women, and still have a problem with buying stockings for his wife.This is something I discovered the other day at 7 a.m. when my wife, dressing for work, let out a scream that suggested she'd just come upon an intruder with a chain saw."I don't have any stockings!," she said. "You have to go buy me stockings!""Gee, I don't know," I said.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor | January 19, 1997
New hunk on the blockYou don't have to be an international lounge lizard to make it in modeling. Chris Comfort, a healthy All-American type from Frederick has just signed a fat contract to be the national posterguy for Champion underwear. He says the Comfort name was not a factor in his selection, but his name will be used in the ad campaign that kicks off in the March issues of Men's Health and InStyle magazines."They shot me in these real guy situations like doing crunches, working out," he says.
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By New York Times News Service | November 18, 1993
Micro-miniskirts dominated the spring shows in Europe and New York -- bringing up the problem of the right hosiery to wear with them. Heavy tights are fine for winter woolens but not for lightweight fabrics like chiffon and silk. So designers offered two choices: bare legs or thigh-high stockings.The thigh-highs turned up in shows by designers as varied as Gianni Versace, Byron Lars, Ralph Lauren and Nicole Miller in opaque, sheer, fishnet and lace versions.A particularly fetching style, which has a border of lace at the top, would be a sexy accessory for a velvet or satin minidress this winter.
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By Anne-Marie Schiro and Anne-Marie Schiro,New York Times News Service | July 23, 1992
The fashion pendulum is swinging once again from short to long. And as usual when any style is revived, there will be differences in the look. The long skirt of the '90s will not be worn like the long skirt of decades past..Of course, you may not be ready to give up short skirts, and no one says you must. No one can dictate fashion anymore, but the momentum for change is building.Back in the 1950s, the New Look was worn with ballerina flats or pointy-toed stiletto pumps and flesh-colored stockings.
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