New year, new hope for more pantyhose


Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous
Robin Maryland,              president, ActSensuous

Did you know that January 4 is “National Triva Day?”

I just learned that while doing research to write this post.  Turns out there are about 20 other little celebrations associated with January, including “National write the wrong year on your check month,” “Bath Safety Month” (seriously?) and “Stalking awareness month.” (OK, there’s one for you.)

I found this a few days ago when I went Googling for validation of something I saw on a TV commercial.  It’s an ad by ShoeDazzle (link below), referencing the celebration of “National Bootie Month.”   https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ACvp   I thought, “What?  Is that really a thing?”

OK, apparently, mostly, it is, only it’s really called “National Bootie Day,” and it’s actually on September 10, according to JustFab.com and other references I’ve now seen.

http://blog.justfab.com/2015/09/justfab-celebrates-nationalbootieday/

So, ShoeDazzle jumped the gun a bit (just nine months) to promote its products, but the timing of that commercial was spot-on for me, as it got me wondering all about booties worn with pantyhose, and this ad prompted me to look into the whole idea and write about it here.

Those of you who’ve gotten to know me throughout the years probably realize I don’t like the wearing of boots with dresses or skirts, but what about booties?  Hmmmm, let me think … NO.

Why do I dislike boots or booties with a dress or skirt?  Because it hides too much leg and foot. My preference has always been any kind of high heels (but not so much the platform kind), or pumps or dress sandals.  And the less the shoe, and the more the foot, the better.

British-American actress, Sienna Miller, wears a plaid tweed jacket with shorts and peep-toe booties.
British-American actress, Sienna Miller, wears a plaid tweed jacket with shorts and peep-toe booties with black tights.

On the other hand (OK, the foot), open- or peep-toe booties worn with sheer pantyhose apparently is a thing these days.

And you know what?  I’m good with that.

diane-krugerI mean, you ain’t never gonna find me sporting the look, as actress Diane Kruger (right) does, but I officially state here that I am all for it on anyone else.  Why?  If women will wear pantyhose with open- or peep-toe booties, it’s another win for all of us.

Further, it’s just one more thing that ought to drive the “fashion experts” crazy.

fpWe all know how much the fashion police out there despise, not only pantyhose, but even more so, pantyhose worn with open-toe high heels, even while no one ever follows their stupid advise.

Nevertheless (and this is huge), it now appears we’ve all finally worn down some of those fashion freak naysayers.  Case in point, check out this Vogue.com story that ran a few months ago:

http://www.vogue.com/13488139/tights-open-toe-shoes-runway-trend-spring-2017-fashion-week/

Runway model wearing sheer pantyhose with open-toe shoes.
Runway model wearing sheer pantyhose with open-toe shoes.

If, with the new year upon us, you’re looking for signs of hope and optimism about the return to mainstream status of sheer pantyhose, this Vogue.com story is a giant leap forward.

Too bad, though, that the only photo (I could find anyway) related to this new concession about sheer pantyhose being worn with open-toe shoes on the runway, is this one (left) with the model wearing some ridiculous-looking pantyhose.

Still, there’s no denying this is a huge step forward for pantyhose lovers.

I mean first, the fashion police told us pantyhose for any situation and venue were an absolute no-no.  Yes, they won quite a number of blind followers, yet, pantyhose didn’t die, did they?

And, you’ll remember, ActSensuous (which started in 2001, at the very height of the “bear” legs movement), was always here telling you not to worry; to keep the faith, as there remained a sizable pocket of resistance by classy ladies, female business execs, celebrities and thousands upon thousands of “real girls” who never gave up on pantyhose.

When the fashion watchdogs realized, but couldn’t admit, that pantyhose were still a force, they shined their negative spotlight a little lower, barking out that, of all the horrible things about pantyhose, the absolute worst was wearing them with dress sandals.

Ph toes They actually plastered this pic (left) all across the Internet, trying to show how bad that idea is, as if anybody believed anyone actually wore ugly hosiery like that with sandals.

To that, I present this image (below).

abbey-clancyThe wearer (right) is Abbey Clancy, a lingerie, catwalk model and television personality in England.

Anyone who would try to discourage this look is, well, most likely jealous, as Abbey’s feet are beautiful in those sheer pantyhose.  Often, I smiled when seeing absolutely everywhere that NOBODY was buying that rubbish the so-called fashion experts wanted women to believe:  That it was taboo to wear sheer pantyhose with open-toe shoes.

And, thankfully, from the most successful and highest profile women to the everyday real girls out and about across the whole wide world, everyone who wears pantyhose always has been wearing them with open-toe shoes.

During the past few years, the latest manifestation of that trend has been wearing pantyhose or tights with open- or peep-toe booties.  To me, that’s sorta like giving a big “Take that” to all those fashion know-it-alls.

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Still, I didn’t really care, and just forgot about the whole thing until I remembered seeing this picture (above) of young TV personality, Kylie Jenner, wearing open-toe booties (quite beautifully) with sheer black pantyhose during a Nickelodeon awards show a few years ago.

I thought she looked amazing, but I still figured this was a very unique thing, and as usual for me, I somehow missed the point and largely forgot about Kylie’s look back back then.  Until, that is, I saw the ShoeDazzle commercial earlier this month.

jessica-albaSo I launched an Internet search to see whether anyone else really was sporting this look?

To my surprise after three days of research, I was able to file only a handful of pics, such as this one of actress, Jessica Alba (right), to share with you.

Now, that doesn’t mean that’s all I found.  No-no-no.  I actually saved 93 pics that have something to do with the subject of this post.

And, lest ye think that what I do for you here is all just fun and games for me, let me share the dilemma I came to have.  When laying out the copy and then trying to illustrate it with the perfect artwork (meaning choosing just the right image to illustrate a specific point I make), it’s way too cumbersome to sift through the 93 choices in one folder.  So, being the super-organized type, I sorted all 93 images into different subfolders — nine to be exact.

I can hear what you’re thinking now: “That Robin, she’s a clever gal.”  Yeah, but nine subfolders to do with wearing pantyhose or tights with open- or peep-toe booties, you ask?  You bet.

You see, the problem I encountered was this whole booties thing ain’t all that black and white here.  To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, let’s go through all nine subfolders of images.  C’mon, it’ll be fun …

1. Open- or peep-toe booties with pantyhose

kylie-j-2 The very point of this post, right?  Well, the most significant photo I found was the one that started it all for me: Kylie Jenner’s look (right) during that Nickelodeon awards show.

In my opinion, she is the signature example of wearing sheer pantyhose with open-toe booties, although, I don’t get black pantyhose with white footwear.

Still, I have to give her credit for this look.  With those toes in those hose, she could pull off anything.

2. Open- or peep-toe booties without pantyhose

nina-dobrevI know what you’re thinking: Why would you show a picture of that, Robin?

Well, one cannot know what cold feels like, if one has lived one’s whole life in 90-degree weather. (Prophetic, huh?)

And since open- or peep-toe booties exist, naturally, they are (most often, I found) going to be worn with bear legs.

So here ya go.  See how they look?  Now, aren’t you glad you saw Kylie Jenner’s way of wearing them?

You’re welcome.

 

3. Booties with pantyhose

morena-baccarinYou get that?  Just plain old booties (not open- or peep-toe).  In my search, I found many more pics of regular booties, but at least, I found a bunch of pictures of women wearing them with pantyhose.  So you have to see one of them.

Probably, the most compelling pic I found of someone wearing just plain old booties (but with pantyhose) is this one of actress Morena Baccarin.  There are precious few photos of Baccarin wearing pantyhose, so to find one of her wearing pantyhose with booties seemed too significant not to show you.

Why do we care, though?   Well, it’s “National Bootie Month.”  OK, actually, it isn’t (as we covered in the beginning), but since that goof-up was what spawned this blog post, look at this picture and be thankful.  Good job.

4. Booties without pantyhose

OK, just kidding.  I’m not going to show you that.  I mean, I found a lot more of those pictures than anything else, and I did put a few of them in a folder with this name, but we’ve got more important things to cover here.  So, we’ll move on.  (You’re welcome.)

5. Just booties

Christian Louboutin-Guerilla Studded-open-toe booties.
Above, a Christian Louboutin Guerilla Studded open-toe bootie.

Seriously.  With pantyhose or without, I found so many things that might, or might not, be booties, I had to create and fill a subfolder with that name.

So, to be clear, the image you see here (right) is an authentic bootie.

6. Not actually booties

You see where I’m going with this?  Some footwear pics I found (below, left) kinda, sorta looked like booties and even had pantyhosed feet in them.   I have no idea what the heck these things are called, maybe just boots (low ones), but they aren’t in the spirit of the booties we’re talking about here.  Maybe they are just some kind of funky, chunky shoes.

just-bootsIn any case, since I collected and stored those pics (then, realized after all the experience I’d gained) that they actually aren’t booties, you have to see a pic of one of them.

Pretty nice pic, too.  At least, the girl is wearing these regular old boots with pantyhose.

 

7. Not sure

kylie-minogueThat’s right.  There are some pics of women in pantyhose wearing something that might, or might not, be a bootie.  The only thing I know for sure now is that I have no real idea what the heck a bootie is.  Hey, sue me, OK?

So here’s a picture (left) of Australian mega performer, Kylie Minogue.  See if you can tell whether those things on her feet are booties, or something else, smarty pants.  Hey, at least, she’s wearing pantyhose with them.

not-talking-about-this8. Not this

One thing I had no trouble with was being pretty clear that this image (right) is not what this blog post is about.  But I really I liked the picture.

So here it is.

9. Absolutely stupid, doesn’t count

dumbest-look-everSeriously, I made a subfolder with this title.

That’s because these pics I found, but didn’t want to find (or even see) are the dumbest thing I have ever seen in our beloved pantyhose industry.

And because I had to see it, you have to see it.

I would like to find the moron who came up with this idea, and karatefy him or her.

In fact, I’d also like to kick the frick out of the bigger moron who actually bought this idea.

Here’s how I imagine the first meeting about this product design went:

Pitchman:  Hey, I’ve got a great idea here.  How about we make pantyhose that go from the waist all the way down to the feet, but stop at the toes?

Boss:  Wait a minute, did you really just say what I think you said?  What the heck is wrong with you?

stupidPitchman:  Now, hear me out, hear me out.  We’ll call them toeless pantyhose, and that alone probably would get some  women out there to buy them.

Boss:  Why on Earth would anyone buy such a thing?

Pitchman:  Well, for years, all those fashion experts have been telling and making some truly dumbass women out there believe that they should never wear pantyhose with open-toe shoes.

So, with this new product, they can now wear pantyhose so that their legs look great, but … and here’s the best part … their toes will be bare, so they can wear their open-toe shoes the way the fashion experts tell them to.  Huh?  Huh?  Brilliant, right?

Boss:  OK, let me get this straight.  The women who …

Pitchman, interrupting the boss:  … dumbass women …

Boss:  Right, right.  The dumbass women who wear these things would have on real pantyhose that make their legs look, well, fabulous, all the way down the foot, but stop at the toes?

Pitchman: Yes, yes …

Boss:  OK, so to be clear, these …..

Pitchman, chiming in:  dumbass …

whatBoss:  Right, dumbass women, they go about their daily routines wearing, say, black pantyhose down through the shoe, and then their bare, white, pasty toes peek out to the world, and ….. I’m sorry, tell me again … why would any woman in her right mind do such an incredibly stupid thing?

Pitchman:  That’s just it.  They do incredibly stupid things.  We don’t even have to tell them it’s what the fashion experts agree with …  I mean, if we make this product, they’ll think it’s the thing, and they’ll buy ‘em and wear them.

Boss:  Yeah, OK, I’m sold.  Let’s do it.

 

hanesAre these people kidding?  I guess not, because even Hanes bought in to this concept (right), and their ad campaign actually reads:  “Hanes Silk Reflections Ultra Sheer pantyhose toeless design lets you wear sandals and open-toe shoes and show off your pedicure.”

OK, now I’ve definitely seen everything in this business.  I will have a difficult time trying to get these images out of my head now.

Readers, seriously now, is this the dumbest thing you’ve ever seen related to pantyhose?

 

In any case, it’s a new year.  And with it, comes renewed optimism that pantyhose will continue to make leaps and bounds toward returning to mainstream acceptance.

Already, we’ve seen some great signs, such as Vogue.com actually promoting the wearing of sheer pantyhose with open-toe shoes on fashion runways.  Don’t discount the significance of that.

And, with the growing fad of wearing sheer pantyhose or tights with open- or peep-toe booties making inroads, there’s definitely reason for increased confidence that we are taking the right steps forward toward bringing pantyhose all the way back.

It should be a fun ride.

Wishing you all “sheer” happiness, health and prosperity in 2017.

Oh, and by the way …..

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Models dazzle in our NYC photo shoot


Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous
Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous

During the months of October and November this year, I partnered with an outstanding photographer to conduct a photo shoot with three professional models wearing our NewAct IV line of super sheer pantyhose for an “Autumn at Central Park in NYC” theme.

The idea was to make a new slide for the home page of the ActSensuous website.

A few (seriously, only a few) of the devoted readers of this blog have raved about the new slide, so I thought some of you might want to see more pictures from the sets among the three professional models.

Dinara kh

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dinara’s professional modeling experience includes taking part in car shows, exhibitions and a bikini contest in Moscow.  Additionally, Dinara has been a runway model, performed in promotional modeling assignments, and she has stood in foot modeling gigs in New York.  You’ll see why the foot modeling.  Wow!

Besides all that, the 5’6, 110-pound, Eastern European beauty with olive skin has made her presence known in a variety of genres, including acting, dance, fashion, fitness, glamour, sports and stunts.  And, she’s been a host and spokesperson.

Here is Dinara in Central Park:

Daryann Danielle

Describing herself as “a natural performer since the age of 2,” Daryann is talented in various forms of dance, such as ballet/pointe, modern/contemporary, African, jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical.

“As I grew in age and talent, I expanded my versatile abilities, going into the fields of modeling, as well as singing and acting,” Daryann tells us.  “As I continue to get older, I look to better myself and my career, while taking modeling, acting and dancing to the next level.”

The 22-year-old New Yorker is 5’4, 98 pounds and wears a size 0 dress.  Daryann performs in many genres, including acting, art, dance, fashion, fitness, glamour, hair/makeup, lifestyle, artistic, and promotional.  Additionally, she’s been a hostess and a spokesperson.

One of the things we loved about Daryann from the beginning is she wrote in response to our casting call:  “The shoot seems very classy and I am comfortable in pantyhose.”

Daryann in Old Westbury Gardens in NY:

Alisa Sharoikina 

Originally from Belarus, the 25-year-old is a professional psychologist and a freelance model who is passionate about everything she does.

Alisa’s list of projects includes acting, body paint, fashion modeling, fitness modeling, glamour, hair/makeup, lifestyle, lingerie, pinup, promotional modeling, runway and swimwear modeling.  Also, Alisa has been a spokesperson and hostess.

After the shoot, Alisa wrote:  “Just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure to shoot for ActSensuous!!!  I fell in love with the pantyhose!  I’d be honored to be considered for future projects.”

Alisa in Central Park:

My deepest thanks to professional models, Dinara, Daryann and Alisa for representing ActSensuous with beauty, glamour and class.

The photographer

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Pro photographer, Linley of LawrenceNyPhoto, sets up a shot with professional model, Dinara, for ActSensuous during October 2016 at Central Park in New York City.

I have worked many times before with professional photographers, but this time, I was looking for someone new; someone with a New York state of mind.

I had been talking with a few of our customers in NYC, hoping that maybe someone knew of a good photographer, and my hunch paid off, as one couple who own a gift shop recently had professional photography done for their store’s catalog.  They highly recommended a fellow entrepreneur who also is a professional photographer, and that’s how I became introduced to Linley of LawrenceNyPhoto.   I pitched the idea of “Autumn at Central Park in NYC” to Linley, and he instantly jumped on board, bringing tons of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to the project.

So I have to give a special shout-out to Linley, who truly deserves all the credit for pulling this thing off under a tight budget and a tighter deadline.  Almost single-handedly, Linley helped to identify and screen the best models out of many dozens based in the NYC area.   He also chose the venues, coordinated the shoots, handled all the little details, and along the way, delivered some fantastic photos.  Wouldn’t you say?

Again, my thanks to Linley.

Want to play?

Whenever I invest in a project for our website or blog, I always try to steer the business to one of our customers or loyal readers of this blog.  I enjoy keeping things in the family. Case in point, our website was created by a customer, David (and his wife, Sheri).

So customers, or readers here, sometimes, it pays (literally) to let me know what you do for a living, as I have lots of ideas in my head, many of which can turn into paying opportunities.   If you offer a special talent or skill set that could be useful in my campaign to bring pantyhose back into the mainstream of fashion, entertainment, and as a staple in American culture, and if you desire to cooperate on a project, please approach me.

Christmas promo

Finally, a note to all our customers from all over the world, in case you miss it on our website (http://www.actsensuous.com), we are running a Christmas promotion now through  Dec. 31:  Take 33% off  your purchase of at least 4 pairs of our NewAct IV.  Just enter coupon code Santa33 at Checkout.

Note: The coupon is for NewAct IV only, as Orig. Act IV, Act III, Act II, and our  NewAct IV-BP for our beauty pageant organizations’ delegates already are discounted to practically giving them away status.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

The power that comes with wearing pantyhose unrealized by most ladies


Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous
Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous

It is said that “Knowledge is power” (Francis Bacon).

We’ve also heard that money is power, and that there is power in numbers.  And, two music artists: Huey Lewis and the News, and Celine Dion, sang two different songs called The Power of Love.

Male or female, many people possess such power, but there’s a very special power reserved strictly for the ladies.  Ironically,  however, very many more men than ladies appear to be aware of it.

What am I talking about here?  The power women wield when wearing sheer pantyhose today.

Some ladies do get it, and they embrace this power.  Most of the celebrity ones, you’ve read about many times here.  But this time, we’re talking about everyday real ladies.

How would wearing pantyhose give me this power, you ladies ask?  Apparently, most of you today don’t realize this (or don’t care), but the vast majority of men from practically every civilized country in the world love and adore you when you wear pantyhose.  And they will do almost anything you want when you wear.

You’ll get tons more looks from gentlemen out in public and at the office.  And, more compliments will be given to you, more doors will be held for you, more opportunities will open up to you, and more favors will be done for you.  Mostly, more men will notice you, admiringly.

You see, most gentlemen feel that ladies who wear sheer pantyhose for all the right reasons and at all the proper venues are very special.   And this is all the more significant in today’s time where too many women think, act and even try to look more like men.

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Standing apart:  A lovely young lady in beautiful pantyhose has inadvertantly captured the attention of a man who can’t take his eyes off her, even while the woman he is with is trying to conduct a conversation with him.

And guess what?  You not only have power over men when you wear sheer pantyhose, but also over other women who don’t.  When you wear (and get all the attention and adoration of men), that makes the women who don’t wear feel uncomfortable, insecure and jealous.

Don’t think so?  Look around.  Sheer pantyhose aren’t just coming back.  They’re already back.   If you pay attention, you can see that pantyhose are showing up everywhere again — on TV shows, TV commercials and print ads, in movies … and (hold your breath) … even on fashion runways.  There’s your biggest proof (and your worst nightmare if you’re a devoted “bear” legs practitioner).

That’s why I wrote above that women who don’t wear are uncomfortable in the presence of the special ladies who do.  Those bear-leggers are beginning to notice more and more ladies wearing pantyhose, and they’re feeling insecure about it because deep down they knew all along that this bear legs thing is ugly and stupid, but because it existed, they jumped on and stayed on that bandwagon.

And now, they are being confronted with the reality that (as fashion always does) the bear legs trend is swinging in the opposite direction, back toward sheer pantyhose again.

tumblr_ncj17fwbcq1s4rbj2o1_1280This makes the bear legs disciples jealous of the lovely ladies who already have returned to pantyhose (or never abandoned them in the first place), as those ladies have the courage and convictions of femininity, which includes class, grace and elegance, which the bears don’t possess.

The bears know pantyhose are returning, but most of them can’t accept it, or are hibernating in denial.

As the president of ActSensuous, who’s self-imposed mission in life since 2001 is to carry the torch for the return to favor of pantyhose, I wear every day.  And when I say every day, I mean Sunday through Saturday no matter how hot it is in Florida.  When I go out into the real world, I set an example, whether anyone notices or appreciates it or not.

For a while there, I was beginning to think that men were so long-beaten-down by the bear-leggers, they had gotten conditioned to seeing only Carrie Underwood legs, as they seemed not to even glance my way.  This just couldn’t be, I thought.

So, recently, I resorted to blending into the shadows, while observing my best gal pal, Angela, as she gallivants out and about in our NewAct IV line.

That’s when I came to realize, oh, men are most definitely looking.  It’s just that they’ve become all Jason Bourne about it, adept at very discreetly surveilling a babe in pantyhose.  These guys don’t miss a single delicate (but totally in-control) step, as Angela glides down streets, aisles and parking lots.

even-other-women-lookAnd here’s something interesting I found along the way: Unlike what I expected, the looks from many women weren’t always those of daggers flying from their eyes, as much as ones that carried a hint of envy in them.

They were seeing someone else doing what they probably secretly want to do, but wouldn’t, for fear of seeming out of place according to what they viewed as “just the way things are these days.”

Here’s the reality:  Being out and about in sheer pantyhose — the most beautiful, delicately sensuous and decidedly feminine thing a woman could ever wear — has an effect on men (and many women), which can make the wearer feel like a million bucks because she is setting herself apart from the masses in the most classy and elegant of ways.

Readers saying it, too

Many of you have read comments here from some of those real ladies who get it.  Case in point: Kim, who wrote this comment last month:

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Picture from file, not of Kim.

As a woman, I love my position and the attention I get from my hub especially when I dress up and put on my pantyhose and heels.

And believe it or not, I think he likes the attention I get from other men in the room. They…notice.   It’s a real turn-on for him.

(The results are very good for me at the end of the night too, wink wink.)

What I find funny are the cady reactions I see from other women. “What is she wearing? Look.”  I actually find that more funny.

As so many of the comments we read here are from men who express their dismay and sadness at their wives’ or girlfriends’ refusal to wear (and not just in general, but not even once in a great while for their men’s enjoyment), it’s refreshing to see such a positive comment from a real lady out there who definitely gets it.  Go, Kim.

That reminded me of a similar comment we saw here last year.  It came from Aimelous:

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Picture from file, not of Aimelous.

For me personally I like wearing (pantyhose) for the man I’m with because I like the fact that it turns him on and it makes me feel desired and in control. It is such a simple request by a man asking me to wear a pair, who would say no?

I’m confused by all the women that do say no or think it’s weird there are so many fetishes and I find this one to be so easy to accommodate. I also like the feeling of somebody rubbing my legs or feet while I have on a pair.  It feels nice and I actually really do like it.

I do read the men’s comments and they seem to have problems asking women or finding women that want to do this and I can’t understand why a woman wouldn’t? Again that is just how I feel because it’s just so easy.

I do also find the nylons to be a very intimate thing and that is more my style. I’m sure I could wear a pair for a guy who didn’t really like them because men basically do whatever you want and ask him to rub my legs but it simply would not be the same feeling to me as a man who truly enjoyed that.

I would rather have a relationship now with a man who prefers them and likes them than a man who didn’t.

power-in-phAhhhhh, now there’s a lady who truly gets it.  Notice that in Aimelous’ very first sentence, she writes “ … and it makes me feel desired and in control.”

This is the power I’m talking about.  Sadly, most women today don’t seem to realize they could wield that power if they would wear sheer pantyhose.

Rather, they must find it easier to just complain and cite the same old lame excuses about how bad pantyhose must be.  I say “must be” because I believe most of them don’t actually know, as they are merely following along, riding the bandwagon that others like them started a decade-and-a-half ago.

Back to Aimelous: A bit later when a male reader (who mentioned that his wife doesn’t wear), asked Aimelous what her favorite shade of pantyhose is, she responded:

For me its the nude and i prefer a better quality nylon. I like very soft/silky feels like cashmere. Since you like them so much as do most men here im confused why you all forgo them (i know its not your choice).

How important is it to you in your relationship on a scale from 1/10. Im confused why people are with others when they cant really be themselves?  I dont think i could ever do that.  Dont get me wrong i understand life obligations, jobs, kids, wife, etc and nylons shouldnt be more important by any means, but isnt it a part of you and who you are or no?

And that is exactly what I’ve been saying for years to men who write comments here, or letters they email me.  It is so refreshing to hear another lady ask:  Why do you guys forgo so easily the thing you love most in life?  And how important is it to you in your relationship?

Therapy

Now, I’m no therapist, and it’s a good thing I’m not a marriage counselor either.  I wouldn’t be a good one because I’d tell these guys to send their wives or girlfriends packing when they refuse to do such a simple and innocent little favor for their husbands or boyfriends.

Think I’m too harsh?  How many times have I written here:  It’s not as if guys are asking their ladies to wear leather from head to toe, stilettos or corsets?  We’re talking about soft, sheer pantyhose here, people.  They weigh like 1.6 ounces and that includes the packaging.  They are like silk.

Well, that’s true about ActSensuous pantyhose, anyway.  Ours are 100 percent nylon (no spandex).  Any woman who would say these are uncomfortable is simply fooling herself.  In such a case, the real issue must be that she has no sense of femininity, elegance, beauty or glamour.

Comments on this blog like those from Kim, Amielous and a few others are very encouraging, as it’s good for everyone to see in writing that not all women out there are simple cows who just don’t get (or worse, don’t care) what their men want.

Also last year, came this positive, but at the same time, heart-wrenching comment from Annie:

I’m twenty four, I live in the UK and I’ve just come out of a relationship with a guy who I absolutely adored and he had a tights (that’s what we call them here!) fetish.

Before meeting him I thought of tights as nothing special really. I assumed men preferred bare legs. I had to wear them for work and I never even took a second glance at deniers or finishes when buying them. But now, I see the true beauty of them. I can tell which denier and finish someone is wearing when they pass me in the street.

I absolutely loved the fetish and it became a huge part of my life. I found the entire concept of it so exciting and I now wear them every single day. I also notice that a pair of heels and low denier black tights have turned more than a few heads when I’ve walked by! I do think there’s something about them now!

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Picture from file, not of Annie.

The hardest thing I’m finding now that we’ve broken up it’s kind of like ‘Well what now?’ Do I just hope someone will find me who has the same fetish?  Do I actively look for someone with this fetish? I’ve looked online and found websites and forums but something about looking for someone with a fetish seems a bit ‘not right’ to me?

I don’t have the fetish myself, but I feel I have been conditioned to link tights with sex now and I find the thought of having sex without them very mundane, I enjoyed it so much!

It made me feel so much more attractive, and teaming them with outfits became something I absolutely threw myself into with enthusiasm.

At first, I thought it was just because I missed him, but it would seem not.

I’ve posted this here because I feel this blog is the most ‘clean’ and I’ve really enjoyed reading it. I felt I might get some kind of helpful feedback as opposed to people responding with crude comments followed by their telephone numbers! Thanks.

Wow, what a great girl Annie is.  She truly is a dream come true for most of the men on this planet.  I hope she will follow up and let us know how things are going for her today, and whether she’s found a new boyfriend who surely would consider himself  among the luckiest guys in the world.

In today’s world filled with negativity, hatred, madness (and ugliness in how most women present themselves), it’s wonderful to see that there still are some very special ladies out there who truly get it?  They have learned, accepted and embraced (or, in some cases, always knew in the first place) the reality that they wield true power when wearing pantyhose.

However, this comment came through last year from Elsa:

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Picture from file, not of Elsa. Sadly, though, these sheer pantyhose likely found the trash bag in Elsa’s house.

I recently started dating a guy with a pantyhose fetish. I don’t know what to think about it.  I’ve tried indulging him as much as he wants, but honestly I just don’t like the feel of them and can only take them on my legs for a short period of time.

Should I just give up on him and hope he finds someone who enjoys them as much as he does?

It’s not a big deal to endure a little discomfort now and then for his pleasure, but honestly, why is his fetish more important than my aversion to these not-so-natural clothing items?

I get it you guys love the look and feel of them, but isn’t it just a tad bit unhealthy to be so obsessed with an item of clothing? It’s starting to cause problems when he wants me to wear them and I don’t feel like it. It’s not like I haven’t happily gone along with it countless times already, but it can’t be every time. It is just getting boring.

OK, I appreciate that Elsa at least tried to indulge her boyfriend’s love for pantyhose.  Yet, while perhaps she isn’t quite the man-hating bear who couldn’t care less about the wants and needs of the one in her life, she is one of those females I find so perplexing.  She just doesn’t like the feel of pantyhose, and “can take them on her legs for only a short period of time?”  Uh, could that be because they are too tight maybe?

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Open market: A business lady already wearing (above, and two others below, right), inspects a pair of sheer pantyhose from a street vendor.

This is one of those issues I’ve been trying to educate women about for … I don’t know, a hundred years now?  For a woman to say she doesn’t like the feel of pantyhose on her legs, tells me she doesn’t know how to choose pantyhose.

As I’ve said for (ever), women have choices!  I suppose even I wouldn’t like the feel of pantyhose on my legs if I were buying the kind with a high concentration of spandex in them.

Of course, I realize there are thousands of men who love the tight-fitting shiny kind of pantyhose, which might actually have more to do with an encasement or bondage fetish than a pantyhose fetish.

Spandex, a synthetic compound of rubberized particles, was invented in the 1980s for athletic apparel, such as compression shorts.

street-vendor-2Their application in pantyhose allowed manufacturers to make a (money saving) one-size-fits-all style because spandex would allow the garment to stretch, but then return to it’s original size and shape.

My belief is that probably most women, but definitely the ones who are slightly willing to “sacrifice” (I’m using that word sarcastically) their comfort and principles for their man’s pleasure, have little if any education or experience in shopping for pantyhose.

So they either buy a brand/style haphazardly, or just wear whatever their men buy for them.

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Ouch: Made with a great amount of spandex, pantyhose like these are going to be super tight, something many ladies likely would find uncomfortable.

Now, wearing pantyhose made with a ton of spandex on one’s legs for an extended length of time certainly could be considered uncomfortable.  And since the vast majority of pantyhose today have some degree of spandex in them, it stands to reason that those are the kind most women are buying.

They must not realize they have more than just that style from which to choose.

Those are the women who try pantyhose once or maybe a couple times and come away with a negative feeling about them.

In Elsa’s case, she admits she has an aversion to pantyhose, and calls them a “not-so-natural” item of clothing.  Her hostility toward pantyhose is obvious, making me surprised that she tried to indulge her man’s love for them even once.

Excellent viewpoints

Have you noticed the well-conceived and brilliantly written comments that have been appearing here lately?  They’re quite impressive.  A couple of months ago, Russell, a reader I believe is a lawyer, wrote (in part) this:

kate-middleton-006In this season of presidential election politics, I pose the question “Do women who lean toward the right or conservatism tend to wear pantyhose more frequently than their left or liberal leaning cohorts?”

I submit the answer is yes and here is my argument in support of my position. Conservative women favor preservation of tradition, class, good looks, being well dressed and polished. They are typically not subject to what I call the lemur phenomena, meaning they will not follow others off a cliff just because that’s the direction the rest of the crowd is heading.

Liberals, or left leaning women follow current trends and fads. Once pantyhose became a pariah of feminists who viewed them as a symbol of male oppression and sexism, they followed suit and continue to do so in the honest belief that they have no other function save for objectifying women.

Well, I don’t disagree with anything Russell wrote, although clearly, there’s more to it than that.

Similarly, writer Kinsley Goldman of Celeb Dirty Laundry, an Internet entertainment news publication, on March 26, 2012 wrote:

Kate Middleton (above left) is becoming a fashion leader and this means that the conservative look is definitely on rise.  Duchess Catherine is now the most looked-at woman in the world, as well as the most admired.  Her clothing choices are elegant, modest, and conservative while always fresh and never dowdy.”

A couple of weeks ago, another wise reader, JA, expanded on Russell’s comment, writing (in part) this:

I see the women who refuse to wear pantyhose today as falling into either one of two categories: “Copy Cats” or “Scaredy Cats”.

The Copy Cats are followers who simply do whatever they’re told and what everyone else does because they are incapable of acting out of independent thought. When wearing pantyhose was in vogue, they wore them, and would never think of doing otherwise. When pantyhose fell out of favor, they followed suit and perpetuated the trend. Lemmings, pure and simple.

The Scaredy Cats know better than this, but lack the confidence to do what they feel is right because doing so would make them look like outcasts and subject them to ridicule.

Both groups lack conviction, and both groups share the blame for our current “drought”, but there is one startling difference between the two. Since the Scaredy Cats are not being true to themselves, they feel guilty for going “bear”. The Copy Cats, on the other hand, feel a sense of pride.

That’s an interesting and entertaining way of putting it, and I agree with JA.  But it was something else JA wrote that really resonated with me, as it is something I have believed for a long time.

Here’s how JA put it (in part):

… like it or not, “bear legs” have become the traditional style of dress. As recent comments on this site point out, it is the women who wear pantyhose in today’s world who are looked upon as being the “non-traditional” ones, whose actions are viewed as being “radical”, “pushing the envelope”, “upsetting the status quo”, “being risque”, and who are actively testing modern society’s comfort levels. A decade and a half ago, it was the “bears” who fell into this category.

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Beauties and the beasts

The reason I like JA’s statement is its reality takes away what I believe was always the beasts’ greatest goal in life — to change the decent and good values of society in the areas of professionalism, class, elegance and good taste — probably mostly for the sake of just being counter culture, but maybe also because those are the standards they fear the most.  I believe they can’t handle the pressure of living up to such values, and view it as easier to look and act like beasts than to carry themselves with any kind of grace and elegance like the beauties.

The best part is that the beasts sought attention for trying to bring all of society down to their level, but it backfired, as it’s now the outnumbered beauties (those who continued to embrace the traditional values by daring to wear sheer pantyhose for all the right reasons) who are now getting all the attention the beasts so craved in the first place.  And that attention is growing stronger and faster than the beasts ever could have imagined for their own cause.

And, men everywhere are noticing and applauding the beauties.  So tired men are of beast mode.  They’ve had it with this ugliness and their voices are beginning to get a little louder.  For the most part, look at the advertising on TV, which too often portrays women as wanting to look, act and dress like men.

This Checkers

This currently airing TV commercial (right) for a Checkers steak burger, features a woman dressed in leather from head to toe, ratcheting up her jaw to about three times normal size to take a huge bite.  This look isn’t attractive to civilized men, and it doesn’t do women any favors, unless they aspire to be biker chicks maybe.

And garbage like this is only helping to perpetuate beast mode in America.

A few years ago, I stumbled across this site: boycottamericanwomen.blogspot.com

You've got to be kidding.
You’ve got to be kidding.

It’s about the ever-growing number of men who are dismayed and disgusted at how so many American women have long lost their sense of beauty and femininity, and when I first saw it, the main example was the way women dress these days, particularly, the fact that they had stopped wearing pantyhose.

Today, I had to search to find the site again.  I Googled what I thought was the website’s name: Don’t date American women.  OK, that wasn’t it, but there were at least 10 pages of links to that subject.  I say “at least” because I stopped at page 10.  It was getting too depressing.

Sadly, most women today continue to miss or ignore two great principles:  (1.) The vast majority of men throughout the world always profess that they love and desire women in pantyhose; (2.) Women appear to have no clue about the power they could wield if they wore sheer pantyhose.

(Or, they don’t care, which is even worse.)

It's much more routine for ladies throughout Europe to wear sheer pantyhose with attractive outfits.

Maybe women today think it doesn’t matter what men love and want.  If that’s their attitude, they are selling themselves and sealing their own doom, as more and more men are becoming fed up with the beasts in America and are now getting the conviction to seek foreign beauties who have strong values, enjoy being female, and dress and act like ladies.

Indeed, the ladies in most civilized countries throughout the world embrace the wearing of sheer pantyhose as part of their culture of beauty, class and elegance.  (As pantyhose once were here, where they were invented.)

It’s much more routine for ladies throughout Europe to wear sheer pantyhose with attractive outfits.

almost-obscureAnd, women throughout Asia in particular don’t have to be persuaded (or begged) to wear pantyhose.

They wouldn’t think of doing otherwise, as sheer pantyhose are that ingrained in their culture.  It’s almost funny to me to see that Asian men often don’t even offer a glance when a beautiful woman in pantyhose walks by.

That might be because, to them, it’s no big deal.  They see it all the time, every single day.

To the beasts who have no interest in the values of femininity and beauty, those who don’t think it’s important to wear pantyhose to the office, to a wedding or even to a funeral; who wouldn’t consider wearing even on date night, or for just 20 minutes to please their men on special occasions, know this: Time is running out for you.   And men are keeping score.

For men, time is now

Back in 2012, I wrote a post here: Future of pantyhose in men’s hands?

https://actsensuous.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/future-of-pantyhose-in-mens-hands/

In it, I suggest that men need to do a better job of communicating with the ladies.  They need to express (the right way) their feelings about pantyhose.

I still believe that to some extent it is men who can bring pantyhose back into the mainstream.  It’s already beginning to happen.  We can see pantyhose coming back a little every day.

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Ticking away: It’s high time for pantyhose to be back in the mainstream in America.

The timing is right for all good men to make it known to their wives/gfs they want to see them wearing pantyhose.

I could be wrong here (it happened once … unless I’m mistaken).  So, to those men whose wives/gfs refuse to wear pantyhose to work, out and about, and definitely not for you, there are two things you should consider:

  1. Life is short. Do you really want to waste your youth, energy and passion?  Find the right match for yourself.
  1. Sacrifice and denial can be good (if you’re into the whole zen thing), but can you live with regret?

I understand that you’re responsible, loyal, and don’t want to seem as if you’re too shallow, and that’s very noble of you.  But, at some point, shouldn’t you ask yourself:

“How strong is my marriage (or relationship)?  Isn’t this thing supposed to be a partnership here, like you know, 50-50 or something?   What message is my wife (or gf) sending me if she won’t do such a simple thing as wear pantyhose for me even once in a while?

“And, do I really want to be with a woman anyway, who thinks it’s OK to go ‘bear’-legged at the office, or to a formal event?  Seriously, can I really be with a woman who has such hatred and aversion to something as beautiful, delicate and decidedly feminine as pantyhose?”

Sorry, but to me, it sounds as if too many of your wives/gfs aren’t trying all that hard to be in their marriages/relationships.  That can’t be good.

Still, all these factors aside, if you’re willing to live without your passion, and you can justify to yourself this whole issue, even though you get no fairness in your relationship (not even a little quid pro quo), here are some things you can do for yourself so that you can at least achieve some measure of sick satisfaction:

Retaliation strategies for men

Longtime readers here might remember, I once suggested a few things men whose wives/gfs refuse to wear pantyhose for them should do in retaliation.  I meant it as a joke back then, but now I really think you ought to try these things.

So, here you go …  If your wife or girlfriend won’t wear pantyhose for you, try these things:

  • Don’t wear a necktie — If she loves to see you in a tie, don’t wear one. Tell her ties are uncomfortable, out of style, too grandpa, and irrelevant in today’s more casual dress styles.
  • Don’t wear a belt — When you go out with her, wear dress pants with a tucked-in dress shirt and dress shoes, but skip the belt. Tell her the same as above.
  • Don’t wear socks — See above explanation.
  • If she doesn’t like a beard, grow one.
  • If she does like a beard, shave or don’t grow one.

Well, guys, there you have it.  I’ve showed you how you can solve the biggest dilemma in your life.  Now, the results are up to you.

Ladies, you knew “Knowledge is power.”  Now, you should know Wearing pantyhose is power.

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Note 1:  As mentioned in the previous post, some of the high resolution photos here are not expanding to their larger sizes.  I’ve reached out to WordPress for help, but have been ignored.  (More than likely, the female help personnel there are the bear-legger types.)

Until I can get this issue resolved, try right clicking your mouse on the photo and selecting “View image” from the menu.   The pics will enlarge at least a little.

Note 2:  My deepest thanks to all who’ve awarded this post those 5-Star ratings.  This is very satisfying to me, as it shows how much you care about the work I’m doing here, and it’s very discouraging to me when you don’t.

This post is composed of 5,141 words, and the largest number of photos (20) I’ve ever used in one post.   It takes a few days to write something like this, and a few more days to search, choose and insert just the right pictures to help tell this story.  Thousands of you will read this post, and so far (the post has been up for about a month now), it has received (25) 5-Star ratings.  If you like this post, please keep them coming.

Thank you, and best wishes always.

 Robin

Costumes with pantyhose make Halloween nothing but a treat


Robin Maryland
Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous

A few of our favorite “real girls who love pantyhose” models have gotten all decked out in cute costumes and ActSensuous pantyhose for your Halloween viewing pleasure.

You’ve met Yesenia in the preceding feature and gallery, as well as back on Jan. 21, 2013.  Yesenia appears in the gallery below, as does:

Olivia, who (along with her sister, Ariel, and friend Leilani) modeled for us at Christmastime last year.  Today, Olivia, 23, is a secretary who aspires to work in the legal field.

Originally from New York, Olivia currently lives in Pennsylvania and says she wears pantyhose to work every day.

The 5’4″ model of Puerto Rican descent is 115 pounds and wears a size 2 dress.  Her favorite pantyhose shades are nude and black.

Mylani, who was featured here on Feb. 24, 2013, is now a college graduate, climbing her way up the corporate ladder.

“For my internship, I worked in a company that had about 100 employees, mostly female,” Mylani said. “What I noticed was very few women wore skirts, dresses or heels, and hardly any of them wore pantyhose.  It struck me as unprofessional all these women walking around in pants and loafers or oxfords.  I am all for equality in the workplace, but you don’t have to look like a man.”

Mylani, who is Chinese-American, says she wears skirts, dresses and high heels every day.

“And that includes pantyhose,” she added.  “Act IV are my favorite pantyhose to wear to the office, and they look great with all my costumes.  I never miss a chance to get dressed up in a cute costume and show off my pantyhose legs.”

There are no tricks here.  Just treats.  See what you think …

Pantyhose a $1 million accessory? Could be …


Robin Maryland,  president, ActSensuous
Robin Maryland,
president, ActSensuous

Alright, alright, don’t get excited.  This isn’t about a contest where you can don a pair of pantyhose with the hope of winning a cool million dollars.

If it was that catchy headline that brought you here for the first time, only to find that this is a blog devoted to wearing pantyhose (and you had no idea that such a thing even existed), let me save you from reading further.  In fact, if you are one of those women who wouldn’t wear pantyhose (God forbid …) even if someone actually paid you $1 million to do so, you certainly aren’t going to like this blog.

On the other hand, if you a pantyhose lover, or are neutral about them, and just curious, well, welcome to The ActSensuous Blog.

Of course, longtime readers here know that this blog enthusiastically beats up on pantyhose haters and happily lavishes praise upon girls who love pantyhose, or at least have the good sense and class to wear them for all the right reasons.

Professional model/actress Christie Brinkley maintains an air of elegance in every outfit she wears, which almost always includes sheer pantyhose.
Professional model/actress Christie Brinkley maintains an air of elegance in every outfit she wears, which almost always includes sheer pantyhose.

You know, it wasn’t that long ago that pantyhose were practically run (pun intended) permanently out of town.  But thanks to some very professional and always-classy celebrities (Christie Brinkley, Kate Middleton, Milla Jovovich to name a few), and so many young stars (including Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Miranda Cosgrove and Selena Gomez) pantyhose are beginning to look all mainstream again.

I don’t know how much of an effect those stars have had on everyday females, but a search of the Internet shows that there are millions of  “real girls in pantyhose” everywhere in the world.

Seeing the mind-boggling number of pictures of everyday girls wearing pantyhose in every imaginable venue makes me wonder whether there ever really was a threat that pantyhose could really be ripped out of lingerie drawers forever.

While not long ago, haters tried to convince the world that pantyhose are irrelevant and “not in fashion” in today’s society, now, I am wondering how much thought women give to that idea, if they ever really did?

One of the ways I gauge this is how often or not pantyhose show up in mainstream entertainment venues?  And I don’t mean just movies and television shows.  I’m seeing pantyhose more and more on TV commercials, in magazines, and even at fashion shows.

Thankfully, that’s not even a surprise anymore today, but how about those “real girls?”  I don’t have the time or patience to sit in front of the computer and search the Internet to see how prevalent pantyhose wearing is among normal people.  But how else can I see “real girls” in situations where they at least have the opportunity to wear pantyhose for the right reasons?

There’s one place, and I particularly like it.  It’s the variety show, America’s Got Talent.

A high-energy Colombian (I think) dance team auditions during Season 9 of America's Got Talent, wearing beautiful and exotic costumes, complete with sheer suntan pantyhose.
A high-energy Colombian (I think) dance team auditions during Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, wearing beautiful and exotic costumes, complete with sheer suntan pantyhose.

I have to confess that I’ve never watched a single episode of American Idol or The Voice, but from what I can tell from commercials, the competition is for singers only.  I really like AGT, now entering its ninth season, because you never know what you’re going to see — singers, dancers, magicians, escape artists, jugglers, sword swallowers, ventriloquists, you name it.  It’s the ultimate variety show.  The other thing I like about the show is the performers are from every age group and every background imaginable.  Some of the contestants have had their particular talent for most of their lives, but never had the opportunity to share it with a real audience, and so they hold regular jobs, and now, finally, have a chance to live their lifelong dreams thanks to AGT.

An aerialist performs during AGT Season 9.
An aerialist, wearing pantyhose, performs during AGT Season 9.

It’s also a competition where the ladies, at least, have the opportunity to grace their legs with sheer pantyhose.  Many do, but too many don’t.

So here’s the reason for that headline: The contestants are competing against a massive number of other hopefuls, performing acts of every talent imaginable for a prize that includes $1 million and his or her own headline act in Las Vegas.  They’re doing it on the biggest stage they’ve ever seen in their lives.  And on the ladies, some of those costumes are pretty skimpy.

So I find it intriguing to see which of the girls wear pantyhose.  To my delight, it appears that the majority of the performers do wear.  And even though I know it’s going to happen, I’m sometimes a bit surprised and always disappointed when someone doesn’t choose to wear pantyhose, but really should.

Good thing I’m not a judge

It’s the biggest stage these performers ever have, and likely ever will, perform on in fulfilling their dreams to share their talents with a national audience.

Here’s the thing.  It’s a million dollar prize, people!  And you’re in Radio City Music Hall (among other venues).  You’re performing for the first time in front of thousands of people, and millions more watching from home around the country.

So, what if wearing pantyhose helped the performer win $1 million?   The point is, why risk it by not wearing them?

What I wonder is why there is any question?  The contestants’ legs look so much better under the lights in pantyhose, and that will give them more confidence.

An acrobatic act performs during Season 9 auditions of AGT.
An acrobatic act performs during Season 9 auditions of AGT.

It’s a good thing I’m not a judge on this show because if I were, I’d say something to those who didn’t wear pantyhose during my comment/vote session.   Probably, I’d say something like:  “That was a great performance.  You certainly have talent.  I love the costume, but listen, you’re competing for a million dollar prize here.  Get yourself a pair of pantyhose (bimbo).”

Admittedly, in the act at left, it would have been difficult and more dangerous if the female had been wearing pantyhose since she obviously needs to be able to feel with her feet the grip on her partner’s head.  This might be the only justification for footless pantyhose to exist, and many girls wear them for performances like this one.

Then again, the sad truth is even the two female judges, Heidi Klum and Mel B, don’t wear pantyhose, and they’re the judges.

Mel B wears some interesting dresses as a judge on AGT, but never with sheer pantyhose.
Mel B wears some interesting dresses as a judge on AGT, but never with sheer pantyhose.

OK, well, I should say the two female judges never wore pantyhose until this season when Heidi has been wearing a few times already.

I used to really not like Heidi very much, but now, I’m beginning to like her a lot.

For this post, I found a few pictures of her in her fishnet pantyhose, but there have been a few cases in which she was actually wearing sheer nude pantyhose (not fishnets), and looking absolutely fabulous. Wish I could have found one those pictures to show you.

Sadly, it appears as if Mel B can’t be bothered to wear pantyhose.  I’ve never seen her wear pantyhose once.  And she really should.  And I don’t mean just because she’s a judge on AGT.  She really should wear.  Her legs could benefit greatly from pantyhose.

Judges Heidi Klum, left, and Mel B share a laugh with Howie Mandel backstage during Season 9 of America's Got Talent.  Look at Heidi smoldering in those hot pantyhose.
Judges Heidi Klum, left, and Mel B share a laugh with Howie Mandel backstage during Season 9 of America’s Got Talent. Look at Heidi smoldering in those hot pantyhose.
Mel B poses during a publicity campaign for AGT Season 9.
Mel B poses during a publicity campaign for AGT Season 9.

In all fairness, I have to say it’s at least possible that Mel B actually is wearing sheer pantyhose in the photo above. It’s not easy to tell (for my eyes anyway), but I have to acknowledge that it’s possible.

Oddly enough, I found one pic of her in pantyhose (left) I think.  It was for an AGT publicity shoot, but as far as I can tell, she never has worn during any real episode.

In this picture of Mel B in the red dress, it looks to me as if she is wearing sheer nude pantyhose, which would be amazing. I really can’t understand why she wouldn’t want to look more professional and feminine, as she is a high-profile celebrity serving as a judge over acts in which many of the female contestants do wear pantyhose.  That, and the fact that her fellow judge, Heidi, looks so much more attractive and glamorous than her, and often wears sheer pantyhose.

During each episode, there are a few behind-the-scenes bits that are shown following commercial breaks before getting back to the competition.  This is where I’ve seen Heidi wearing some gorgeous sheer nude pantyhose backstage.

A sheer stunner

Mel B compliments fellow judge Heidi Klum's pantyhose during a ride in their limousine on the way to the AGT set.
Mel B compliments fellow judge Heidi Klum’s pantyhose during a ride in their limousine on the way to the AGT set.

In one behind-the-scenes segment of the second episode this season, Heidi was riding in a limousine to the AGT studio.  The limo stopped to pick up Mel B, and when she got in, she immediately noticed Heidi’s outfit, a short dress, and to my delight, she said to Heidi:

“I like this,” referring to Heidi’s pantyhose.  Then, to my surprise, Mel B caressed Heidi’s leg.  It was amazing.  Mel B ran her hand from just above Heidi’s knee all the way down her leg and back up again, feeling her pantyhose.

And Heidi responded: “I like fishnet stockings.”  Trust me, they were pantyhose, but I don’t care if Heidi wants to say stockings instead.  I just like that she wears them, and I love that Mel B felt her leg up.

Mel B caresses Heidi Klum's pantyhose-adorned leg.
Mel B caresses Heidi Klum’s pantyhose-adorned leg.

It was intriguing since Mel B never wears pantyhose herself, so the fact that she likes them on Heidi and actually felt her leg up seems somehow vindicating to me.  Or maybe it should make me even more disappointed in Mel B.  She likes pantyhose on Heidi, yet, still won’t wear them herself.

Oh well.  I guess you can’t have everything.  I take my wins however they come, and this incident seemed like a win to me.

One of DirecTV’s ad campaign slogans is “If you call yourself a sports fan, you have to get DirecTV.”

If you like the variety show entertainment genre’, and you are a lover of pantyhose, you really should be watching AGT.

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You just never know what you’re going to see, such as this bow and arrow marksman shooting balloons held by his lovely assistant, wearing pantyhose, of course.

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Yes, there will be times when contestants dazzle with fantastic performances, but unfortunately, miss opportunities to accentuate their beauty by going bare-legged.  Do they look good?  Yes.  But they could have done the right thing and looked even better.

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But then the next act you see might feature another great performance, only this time with the female artists classing up the joint in pantyhose.

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Here’s a husband and wife team who performed an exciting strength and acrobatic routine.  How about that outfit on the wife?

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I didn’t see this act, but unfortunately, the female performer didn’t feel the need to wear sheer pantyhose with her hot little number.  That’s OK, you say, because she’s doing an acrobatic floor routine and needed to be barefoot.  Understandable, but …

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It just doesn’t look very attractive.  And she could have looked much more feminine by at least wearing footless pantyhose, like the ladies in this act.  They need to feel with their feet, too, but they still went the extra mile to make their legs look so much prettier by wearing footless pantyhose.

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Don’t even get me started.

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Please …  Million dollar prize you’re competing for, people.

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Niiiiice!  Good job with that outfit.  That’ll get you in the running for $1 million.

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Much better.  Not a great outfit, but at least this performer had the good sense and class to wear sheer pantyhose.

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Once again, this entertaining act features a female assistant who, sadly, doesn’t see the need for pantyhose.  Instead, she looks … boring.

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Now, here’s a magic act.   These kind of acts are usually pretty cool, and more often than not, the lovely female assistants really do look lovely wearing sheer pantyhose.

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It just looks so much more appealing when the girls wear sheer pantyhose, and it shows they take the competition seriously.

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Even the funny acts often feature a lovely assistant in pretty pantyhose.  Here, this kung fu master attempts to stop time with his superior qi energy.  Hey, at least, his lovely assistant knows the time of day.

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Again, more often than not, dance and acrobatic performers show their professionalism and class by wearing sheer pantyhose with their outfits.

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C’mon, what’s really the big deal whether the female contestants wear pantyhose with their costumes, some of you ask?  Listen, it’s about doing the right thing.  Not only are these performers competing for a prize of $1 million, they’re also vying for a chance to headline a show in Las Vegas.

Think anyone’s going to give these budding stars a shot at performing in Vegas when, no matter how great their acts are, they dress like they’re on stage at their high school auditoriums?

And if you still think it’s much ado about nothing, consider this:  For all but one of them, this is their 15 minutes of fame.  Likely, it’s the greatest show they’ll ever perform.  Why wouldn’t they want to look their absolute best? Why would they risk not being taken seriously enough, when it is so easy (and the right thing to do) to wear pantyhose, especially, when they see that the majority of their competitors are wearing pantyhose?

Maybe it’s like everything else in life.  Some ladies get it.  Others just don’t.

What would you do if you had an opportunity to perform your talent on the biggest stage in the country, be all casual about it?  Or, take it seriously?  In case it hasn’t sunk in still, I’ll say it one more time — the judges are looking for a million dollar act, people!

I don’t care whether some of these girls have never worn pantyhose a day in their lives, and won’t ever do so again as long as they live.  On the biggest performance night in their lives, they should step up.  Most of them put so much money and effort into the equipment, the props, getting their costumes just right.  But if they forego pantyhose either because they think it’s not important, don’t care, or worse, don’t even give it a thought, they are only hurting themselves.

What do you think, readers?

In any event, I’m telling you, for a wide variety of entertainment and lot’s of pretty girls wearing sheer pantyhose, you can’t beat America’s Got Talent .

America’s Got Talent is on from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST Tuesdays on NBC.

PantyHoseClass.com girls prepare for Christmas in ActSensuous pantyhose


Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous
Robin Maryland, president,    ActSensuous

A few of the models from my friends over at PantyHoseClass.com test drove our brand new line, Act IV, recently, while decorating for Christmas.

All of the models at PantyHoseClass.com are real girls who are in college and/or have real jobs.

They are all young ladies who just love pantyhose.

A few of them, Leilani, Olivia and Ariel, couldn’t wait to try the new Act IV and give me their feedback, while we are still in the R&D stages.

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Leilani trims the tree in her Christmas outfit, complete with Act IV Suntan pantyhose.

Leilani, 23, is a college student who enjoys blogging her fashions and looking for new fashion blog sites.

She has always loved pantyhose, saying they are a part of who she is.

To put herself through college, Leilani is a hostess at one of the most affluent restaurants in her city.

“I have become a popular hostess at the restaurant because I wear a skirt or dress every day with pantyhose,” Leilana says.  “I never wear pants or go bare-legged.

“I wear tights a lot and shiny pantyhose, so Act IV are a great change in look and feel for me.”

Olivia, 22, works in a medical office during the day and is a bartender by night.

She says she loves pantyhose because of the professional look they give her, and she loves how they feel.

Olivia, left, and sister Ariel prepare Christmas decorations, wearing Act IV suntan.
Olivia, left, and sister Ariel, prepare Christmas decorations, wearing Act IV Suntan.

Olivia, who says her hobbies are hitting the stores to find perfect clothes and going shoe shopping, says she wears pantyhose every day and even sleeps in them.

“I love Act IV because they are so light and sheer,” Olivia says.  “They give the look of bare legs, but the secure feeling of pantyhose.”

Ariel, 19, is Olivia’s sister.  She always enjoyed seeing her big sis modeling pantyhose, and said she couldn’t wait until she turned 18 so she could start modeling, too.

An assistant manager at a clothing store, Ariel says she loves to show off her legs, and she feels that pantyhose or tights are essential.

To that end, the horror movie fan says she wears pantyhose six days a week.  Wow.  Ariel is my kind of girl.

“Act IV pantyhose are very sheer and delicate,” Ariel says.  “They look and feel like you’re not wearing pantyhose, but they make your legs look so good.”

My thanks to Leilani, Olivia and Ariel for trying out our brand new Act IV.    Now, here they are making Act IV look good: