I saw an ad in the Chicago Tribune recently for a pair of ladies’ hose with a seam down the back.

Stocking seams were always a problem to keep straight and made us look poorly-groomed when they shifted as we wore them. Younger women of today won’t know what I am talking about.

Back in the pre-panty hose days, we women wore two separate stockings that were kept on by attaching them to a girdle or garter belt with fasteners. During WWII when nylon was reserved for making parachutes, we sometimes wore leg makeup and painted the seams on the backs of legs to make them look like real stockings.

Don’t tell me, please, that we are going back to those days? What’s next? Hoop skirts?

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