By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM with Sarah Ward, Conselle Affiliate
Have you ever questioned why it is that women are supposed to wear stockings?
At a national convention, one so-called expert said, “Men have to wear socks, so you have to wear them, too.” I’m not buying that. It is not a logical reasoning for why women wear stockings. In order to come on board with this concept, women need real logic with value.
As we look back in history, women started wearing shorter skirts in the 1920s that showed a little more leg. They also wore stockings for comfort and continued modesty.
Clothing sets the boundaries for social interaction as well as office interaction. A bare leg invites touch. Stockings say hands off.
Some women think that wearing stockings is old-fashioned and outdated. There is real logic to wearing stockings. We’re seeing a lot of ugly mottling and broken veins on women’s legs nowadays. Stockings are an excellent solution as they give a flawless look to your legs. When wearing nylons, you achieve that finished look. For women that don’t care to wear nylons, they can choose to wear longer skirts instead.
Stockings also provide additional warmth in the cooler months and denote a cue to refinement as well. Color and patterned tights have become all the rage among Generation X and Y, effectively opening them up to the concept and benefits of stockings for women.
It is my experience that when it comes to their image, it is important for women to understand why. Why do women wear stockings? A bare leg invites touch. Stockings say hands off.
Copyright Judith Rasband and Conselle L.C. 2009
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