Calling out Professional Entertainers

Elegant and classy
Elegant and classy

Ever watch Deal or No Deal?  How about Dancing with the Stars?  I don’t know about you, but it drives me crazy when professional entertainers from those shows in particular, many other shows and all Oscars-type award shows, where celebrities are photographed on the “red carpet,” wear hundred thousand dollar gowns, gorgeous high heels, million dollar jewely — and bare legs.

To me, the issue is one of good taste, good sense and glamour.  In the photo to the left, the beautiful and classy Malaysian-American actress Michelle Yeoh wears an elegant gown, heels and sheer pantyhose during a recent awards show. 

Don’t those models on Deal or No Deal see themselves on TV later and realize they look just plain silly?

It’s my feeling that bare legs with those gorgeous dresses and heels turns what should be, and otherwise would be, a glamorous look into a casual look.  Hey I know, let’s dress Howie in a fabulous suit, but no socks!

And on Dancing with the Stars, we are talking ballroom here, people.  This aint no disco.  Hello … !   Yes, every once in a while, one or two of the pro dancers and celebrity dancers wear pantyhose, but it’s rare.

Hey, whoever outfits these dancers (pro and celebrity), you should be ashamed when members of the audience show up dressed better than your female host and the performers.  Everytime the camera pans the audience, the females who are wearing dresses or skirts always are wearing hose.  They know they might be seen on national TV and they want to look their best.  Who are the classy ones here?

What’s next, female figure skaters with bare legs?

What are your thoughts about all this?

6 thoughts on “Calling out Professional Entertainers

  • I don’t watch many of the award shows anymore, but catch all the glamour photographs in magazines such as PEOPLE and am thoroughly disgusted by the bare legs of all the celebrities. It’s gotten progressively worse. To the point that I can barely flip through the pages without uttering audible groans a tsk, tsk, tsk. It’s unsightly and, at times, downright gross! Pantyhose are needed to cover up those blemishes and veins and accentuate a smooth, polished look.

  • I.liked this one. How can entertainers entertain without dressing properly?
    Pantyhose is the perfect touch to an outfit to entertain anyone with. Now I know
    Figure skaters with their fantastic outfits wear either tights or pantyhose and that
    Is great for me. I am entertained for hours!

    But you know Robin, I have a question and wonder if you know how to answer
    This for me? As I stated above, figure skaters, dress in either pantyhose or tights.
    Another area that I just love to see is the ballet dancer in her wonderful dance
    Attire. They too have those toned legs in tights that mezmerize me to no end.
    My question to you is, “do ballet artist wear pantyhose in their dance routines
    Or is it just tights? I am supposing them to be white tights all the time, but do they
    Wear pantyhose also?

    Two beautifully choreographed routines that bring beauty into this world. I consider them
    To be classy entertainers as well. They never disappoint.


    • Hi Tracy,

      Fortunately, we’re seeing more entertainers wearing than not (at least when it comes to singers and dancers).

      I love seeing figure skaters who do wear sheer tights or pantyhose, too. I have never heard of ballerinas wearing anything but tights, but I’m no authority on ballet.

      • That’s ok Robin. Your views are good with me. I agree with you 100%. Besides, I am mostly a visual observer, not privileged enough for the physical feel of them. I am grateful for at least half of the whole pleasure thing. Thank you!


  • I second that! Bring back the 80’s or 70’s or anything before that. I miss hosiery. I have missed my time period.

  • Well, I have never seen the show Deal or No Deal, but I would be aghast if I saw bare legs with an elegant dress. That is not a “casual” look to me, that is a “sloppy” look. I admit to not wearing hose in the summer with a sundress and sandals, but to wear a glamorous dress at an Awards Show, or any show in the public eye, with no pantyhose? Not good. Sadly, though, it is representative of how our society has become so lazy in their dress habits. Bring back the 50s!

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