Follow us on Twitter at FashionWhip. When Michelle Obama stepped onto the national stage in the summer of , she did so in bare legs -- a bold new look on the political landscape. Shortly after, Sarah Palin's VP candidacy -- much of which she spent sans pantyhose -- made hosiery seem practically obsolete on the campaign trail. The brief, celebratory atmosphere of Obama's inauguration gave way to a sustained economic downturn which, coupled with the rise of the Tea Party in and , lent a new seriousness to Washington. All of a sudden, pantyhose are back -- on store shelves, on the legs of Republican candidates' wives, and on K Street.
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My question is, are pantyhose necessary on the Hill? The Great Nylon Debate. Whether or not women should wear hosiery has been a major point of contention on this blog for some time. It is my belief that hose are not required, not even encouraged. But if you choose to wear them, you should find the sheerest pair available. Other women, most of them over the age of thirty-five, insist that nylons are required at all times. Tight Rope Walker.
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Crew cowl necks. Yet I fashioned my outfits after hers: Vintage T-shirts tucked in and bloused, lots of belts, purses slung across my chest. They were sheer, nude, taupe, cream, tan and powder. Nylons first went on sale in October in Wilmington, Delaware, home of their manufacturer, DuPont. Made from wool, cotton and silk, stockings had been around since before the invention of the knitting machine.
A scorcher. Another record-breaker in a year unfavorably full of cruel weather. And for many women in our unfairly unfashionably maligned city, that means pantyhose. If one is well-groomed there should be no need.