The power that comes with wearing pantyhose unrealized by most ladies


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

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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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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

Pantyhose appearing everywhere these days


Longtime readers here know I’ll come up with just about any excuse to shine the spotlight on pantyhose.  Hey, that’s my job ya know. 

Case in point:  The movie, Suicide Squad (the latest in the DC Comics films series), which appears to feature its main character, Harley Quinn, wearing fishnet pantyhose (pretty much throughout), was No. 1 for a second weekend in a row (Aug. 5 to Aug. 14), pulling in $222.6 million, according to Box Office Mojo.   This, after posting an August-record $133.7 million opening.

So far, Suicide Squad has earned $466 million globally.

Notice above I wrote “appears” to feature its main character wearing fishnet pantyhose. That’s because I haven’t actually seen the movie yet.

Actress Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.
Actress Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

Still, there are many promotional photos out there, in which Australian actress Margot Robbie wears some red or purple briefs over torn fishnet pantyhose.  While I am not a huge fan of fishnets, my philosophy (as you’ve read here for years) is: Any kind of pantyhose are better than “bear” legs.

I don’t know much about Margot Robbie.  Check that … I don’t know anything about Robbie.  In fact, until I saw the TV ads for Suicide Squad and looked up the cast, I hadn’t heard of her.  So, I don’t know whether or not she’s really very pantyhose friendly, but a quick Google search seems to indicate, well, not exactly.

To her credit though, earlier this year, Robbie was photographed after landing in London from a flight out of Los Angeles, wearing a black skort (combination of skirt and shorts) with sheer black pantyhose.

Also, in a photo from Suicide Squad, it looks as if Robbie might have on sheer nude pantyhose during an interview scene, in which she wears a more business-like outfit with a white lab coat (below left).

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At least on this occasion, Margot Robbie arrives earlier this year at Heathrow Airport in London, England.

At least on this occasion, Margot Robbie arrives earlier this year at Heathrow Airport in London, England.

I say she might be wearing because the picture isn’t in the highest resolution and the lighting is a bit dim.

MR 3Anyway, I hope she’s wearing in that scene.

As the chances of my actually going to see Suicide Squad are slim to you-must-be-joking, if you see this movie, please tell me whether Robbie is wearing in that scene.

Since I have no one who would be interested in seeing this film with me, I will wait until it arrives on the DirecTV movie channels.

Oh, and if I did go out to see this movie, I of course, would be wearing a dress, heels and sheer nude pantyhose.

Rio Olympics  

Athletes of China participate in the 2016 Olympics opening ceremony earlier this month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Female athletes of China participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony in Brazil.

I was happy to see that, once again, the ladies of the China delegation wore sheer nude pantyhose during the Parade of Nations ceremony at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

I didn’t see the delegations of Japan or Korea, but a Google search showed that those nations’ women did not wear pantyhose.  In all fairness though, that could be because their ladies wore slacks and blazers.  Haaaaaaa

All the U.S. delegation members wore white slacks and blue blazers.

Still, I love that China treats the Olympics ceremonies as a formal occasion, and the ladies always wear skirts, pumps and sheer nude pantyhose.

United Emirates

For some time now, I’ve noticed during ATP and WTA tennis tournaments when the camera pans the crowd, there are a couple of beautiful ladies in skirt suits standing at each of the entrances/exits throughout the different stadiums.  They are always wearing sheer nude or suntan pantyhose and look quite awesome.

They are the flight attendants or air hostesses of United Emirates Airlines.

According to About.com, “Emirates is the national airline of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates city-state that has become the Middle East’s luxury playground.”

Lately, the Emirates air hostesses themselves are becoming luxuriously legendary.  Check out this awesome video I stumbled upon a while back.

http://www.le.com/ptv/vplay/25612915.html

It was shot in May this year, when the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team hosted the Cincinnati Reds, and Dodgers pitching legend Orel Hershiser came onto the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Members of the United Emirates cabin crew take the field earlier this year for a special presentation at the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball stadium.
Members of the United Emirates cabin crew take the field earlier this year for a special presentation at the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball stadium.

It’s a short video (definitely worth your time to view it), and I am so impressed with the cute and clever theme.  That, and the fact that the Emirates ladies pulled it off so beautifully and wonderfully. 

Lovely ad lady

I gotta say I really hate stupid car (and truck) TV commercials, but I can handle the Toyota ones featuring the receptionist, Jan, who has all the right answers for consumers who come in to the dealership.

Jan is played by Laurel Coppock, a professional model and actress who has appeared on TV shows and, at least, one movie.   When Toyota first introduced the character, Jan, she was either behind a desk or on the showroom floor wearing slacks.

Lately though, Jan has been on the showroom floor, flashing some shapely legs in short dresses, pumps and sheer nude pantyhose.  Seems Toyota realized what they have in Coppock and they wisely are delivering a great message to those most interested in car commercials — men.

Model/actress Laurel Coppock as Jan, shows some leg in sheer nude pantyhose in Toyota car commercials.
Model/actress Laurel Coppock as Jan, shows some leg in sheer nude pantyhose in Toyota car commercials.

I don’t know about men (but I’ll bet I’m right here), when I see those commercials, all I focus on is Jan.  I miss whatever message I’m supposed to receive about the automobiles and the deals.

I want to praise Coppock for wearing pantyhose with those attractive outfits, but as always, who knows whether she wants to wear them, or Toyota wants her to?  You guys know I’m always all over these things, so what did I do?  That’s right, I Googled her to see whether she is a devoted pantyhose wearer or not.  Looks like not.

I couldn’t find a single picture of her wearing pantyhose, other than as the character, Jan.  And you guys likely know what my next point is going to be:  When Coppock sees how incredible she looks in those Toyota commercials, why wouldn’t she want to look that fabulous all the time?

We can only hope that Coppock will see the light and start channeling Jan in future appearances everywhere else she lands.

Runway real

How many times have you read here that fashion is inspired by Hollywood?  That was really just my own observation.  I wasn’t sure whether or not that is really an accurate statement, but it’s my blog and I say what I waaaaaaaant.

So when I found and followed this link,

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lena+hoschek+fall+2016&qpvt=Lena+Hoschek+Fall+2016&qpvt=Lena+Hoschek+Fall+2016&qpvt=Lena+Hoschek+Fall+2016&FORM=IGRE

A professional model wears a Lena Hoschek outfit.
A professional model wears a Lena Hoschek outfit.

I was thrilled to learn I was, at least, partially right.  I don’t know anything about Lena Hoschek, except that I must love her.

(Lena Hoschek is an Austrian fashion designer and movie costume designer whose style of “Old Hollywood” glamour is all of a sudden all the rage on fashion runways.)

If the last holdouts of the “bear” legs subculture are still clinging to the belief that pantyhose are gone forever, the link above and this one a couple of years ago

http://bcr8tive.com/lena-hoschek-fall-2014/2/

ought to keep them awake at night.

Professional model wears a Lena Hoschek-designed dress.
Professional model wears a Lena Hoschek-designed dress.

I’ve been saying here since 2009 that the few (now many) Hollywood actresses and the scores of professional singers/performers who almost always wear sheer pantyhose during their shows would eventually help to bring pantyhose back.

But when a respected fashion designer has her professional models gliding down the runway, rocking the sheer pantyhose, that can be nothing but a very good sign don’t you think?

It’s in print

I was very pleased to see this piece in the The Saline Courier, an online version of the daily newspaper based in Benton, AR, and covering all of Saline County since 1876.

The publication’s Senior Editor, Lynda Hollenbeck, wrote a great editorial encouraging the return to fashion of sheer pantyhose, along with our common sense.

Give it a read here:

http://www.bentoncourier.com/content/sense-and-nonsense-pantyhose-its-about-time-fashion-comeback

No Wonder

On Aug. 3, in time for the release of the Suicide Squad movie, Instyle Magazine published its picks for The 5 Best-Dressed Superheroes of All Time —

http://www.instyle.com/reviews-coverage/movies/best-dressed-superheroes-all-time

WW
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman during the 1975 television series likely is Number 1 in the hearts of fans of superheroes, in large part because of those awesome sheer suntan pantyhose she wore.

And while InStyle led the series off with a picture of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, they actually ranked her Number 4 behind (1.) Jennifer Garner as Elektra, (2.) Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, (3.) Chris Pratt as Peter Quill of Guardians of the Galaxy.  At Number 5, was Will Smith as John Hancock.

Here’s what they wrote:

(4.) Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman TV series

“When Lynda Carter started playing Wonder Woman on TV in 1975, the role would forever be changed. Nerdy Diana Prince turns into va-va-voom Wonder Woman with a simple spin, losing the glasses and button-ups for a revealing and patriotic one-piece. And Carter’s super-toned bod?”

The Best Act

For those of you who are off the grid (not customers, so not on our email list) and didn’t get the memo, we are running a summer promotion.  Buy six pairs in any shade(s) and size(s) of our New Act IV and receive 30% off through Sept. 15.

Just enter code sumpro30 at Checkout.

Sorry, our new vice president is a veteran marketing exec, and she made me add this notice.  I’ll introduce her in a future post.

Incidentally, applying the code can be a bit confusing.  The first time you’ll see “Apply Coupon” is on the Shopping Cart page.  Don’t bother clicking that.  It won’t do anything.  Instead, apply your coupon code at the Checkout page, which comes up next in the process.

You’ll see this:  “Have a coupon?  Click here to enter your code.” (Just click on that link, fill in the code in the little window that appears, and then click the “Apply Coupon” box.)  You will see an indication that you’ve applied your code successfully.

If you have any difficulty, please let me know via email.  Actually, you can’t go wrong because even if you don’t take the discount, I will see that and simply refund the difference back to your PayPal account.

Pantyhose alive and well

Every day, I get emails and comments here from readers who still lament the fact that  pantyhose seem to be all but gone from the landscape.  Not true, I say.  If you really look, you will see pantyhose appearing everywhere these days.

Now, here are some extra pics that didn’t fit anywhere else in this post.  Enjoy!

Members of China's contingent wave as they take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
Female members of China’s contingent look fabulous in sheer nude pantyhose as they take part in the athletes opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony
Female athletes of China during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.

 

China social feed rio-olympics
Chinese female athletes look amazing in sheer nude pantyhose in this social media feed photo ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Bet that one male athlete is feeling lucky.
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Members of the United Emirates Airlines cabin crew present a cute safety-inspired demonstration to celebrate the Emirates’ partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team in May at Dodger Stadium.
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In relief for Dodgers pitching legend, Orel Hershiser, who was to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, an Emirates cabin crew member gets the sign from the catcher before a series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Emirates Airline flight attendant winds up to throw out the first pitch prior to the opening series game against the Cincinnati Reds earlier this year at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
UAE pitch
Emirates pitcher lets it fly (quite beautifully).
Jan in Toyota TV commercials
Professional model/actress Laurel Coppock as Jan rocks her lovely legs in sheer nude pantyhose in a Toyota TV commercial.

A series of pics of Australian actress Margot Robbie as the DC Comics character, Harley Quinn, in Suicide Squad, which opened earlier this month …

Costumes with pantyhose make Halloween nothing but a treat


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 …

Love of pantyhose nurtured by our most iconic female superheroes


Last year, we discussed how one of the earliest influences on our pantyhose fetish was seeing pantyhose so many times on our elementary school teachers, mothers, aunts, neighbors, etc.  (OK, we didn’t really discuss it; I just wrote about it.)

Another major influence on our delicate psyche as we were growing up had to be the dawning of the superhero characters as depicted in comic books and, eventually, on our television and movie screens.

Often, I’ve wondered just how helpless we were rendered by the super powers wielded by some beautiful superheroines wearing fabulous costumes in which sheer pantyhose played an integral part.

Wonder who

Lynda Carter played perhaps the most iconic of female superheroes, Wonder Woman.
Lynda Carter played perhaps the most iconic of female superheroes, Wonder Woman.

Probably the all-time best female superhero who can still turn our heads today is Wonder Woman as deliciously portrayed by actress Lynda Carter in the popular TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979.

Who can forget the image of her in that iconic red, white and blue skimpy costume, complete with the famous 1970s-style all-nylon sheer-to-waist suntan pantyhose on those legs that seemingly went for miles?

Like its predecessors — the Batman TV series of the 60s and Superman of the 50s — Wonder Woman was never going to win an Oscar for its scripts or acting (and, certainly, not its special effects), but if someone came up with a hall of fame for TV superheroines, Lynda Carter would have to be at the top of the list for enshrinement.

Case in point: There have been many Superman and Batman blockbuster movies made in every decade since the 1990s, but have you seen a new Wonder Woman since 1979?  There hasn’t been a live-action Wonder Woman TV series or movie since Carter’s WW days, and the lone attempt by NBC to create one in 2011 failed miserably.

Proposed Wonder Woman costume for 2011 TV project upset WW fans everywhere.
Proposed Wonder Woman costume for 2011 TV project upset WW fans everywhere.

That might be in part because veteran costume designer Robert Blackman, a multiple Emmy nominee, and three-time winner, messed with Wonder Woman’s costume, changing those iconic briefs to (gasp) pants.

“I was vilified and vindicated (by Wonder Woman fans) on an hourly basis,” Blackman told Entertainment Weekly. “There was outrage over everything from the fact that she was wearing pants to the boot color.”

Yes, and rightfully so. What in the world was this guy thinking? Why do people want to change something that’s worked beautifully for decades?

Eventually, in some promotional photos I saw ahead of the would-be show’s release, the costume did include an updated version of the classic briefs or short-shorts, but the star who was to play Wonder Woman was modeling them in “bear” legs.

Which costume would you rather see on Wonder Woman?
Which costume would you rather see on Wonder Woman?

Uh, yeah … that was never gonna work, folks.  You don’t mess with an icon.

What makes a superhero character iconic?  Webster’s Dictionary offers a couple of definitions of the word, icon: “Any person or thing that is revered; someone or something regarded as embodying the essential characteristics of an era, group, etc.”

Listen, Lynda Carter is Wonder Woman, and Wonder Woman (at least on TV) wears those briefs with sheer pantyhose.  Period.

If we didn’t have a thing for pantyhose already, those of us who grew up watching Wonder Woman during the 70s might have become forever hooked because of the beautiful and charming character Lynda Carter portrayed.

Just for kicks

In my mind, after Wonder Woman, the next great superheroine who very well could have influenced our early pantyhose fetish has to be the awesome video game character, Chun-Li.

Introduced in the original Street Fighter II video game in 1991, Chun-Li is an undercover Interpol agent seeking to avenge the death of her father at the hands of Bison and his criminal organization.

Chun-Li wearing brown pantyhose in the Street Fighter video games, became an instant iconic character figure in the 1990s.
Chun-Li wearing brown pantyhose in the Street Fighter video games became an iconic character figure in the 1990s.

Chun-Li, the first well-known female playable character in a fighting game, was designed with muscular legs because of her strong martial arts kicking skills, necessary to hold her own in combat against the standard roster of powerful male characters.

The first well-known female playable character in a fighting video game, Chun-Li has all the right moves.
The first well-known female playable character in a fighting video game, Chun-Li has all the right moves.

In the game, and subsequently, in movies, Chun-Li wears a traditional Chinese qipao dress with long side slits to accommodate her powerful kung fu kicks.

But let’s be honest here — it’s those brown pantyhose that make the outfit, and made us fall in love with Chun-Li.

I played that game in the 90s with friends, and I was always Chun-Li.

As far as I know it was the first time anyone had made a video game in which a female character was clearly wearing pantyhose, and that was cool.

Like Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman, could you ever imagine the Chun-Li character not being dressed in pantyhose?  Icon, people.

Right or Wong

Most artwork depicts the Ada Wong character in the Resident Evil video games as wearing sheer pantyhose.
Most artwork depicts the Ada Wong character in the Resident Evil video games as wearing sheer pantyhose.

I’m not certain whether another superheroine who captured our hearts first in video games should be counted here or not because in almost half the pictures I can find of her she appears to be “bear”-legged. But in slightly more than half of the others, Ada Wong of the Resident Evil video games, clearly is wearing pantyhose.

Sadly, when Ada Wong finally made it to the silver screen last year in Resident Evil: Retribution, she didn’t appear to be wearing pantyhose through most of the movie.

I say didn’t appear to be, as it is very hard to tell because gorgeous Chinese actress Li Bingbing has such perfect porcelain-like skin.

I would swear that Miss Li is wearing very sheer pantyhose in some of the scenes and in some of the promotional photos for the movie, but as thoroughly as I’ve investigated, the truth is I just can’t tell.

Still, I included Ada Wong here for two reasons:  First, the official artwork for the Resident Evil video game clearly shows that her legs are smoother and have a slight shading, which is different from the rest of her skin, indicating she is wearing sheer pantyhose;

Second, the majority of professional and everyday cosplay models who portray her do wear pantyhose with the costume.

A model beautifully cosplays Ada Wong in a costume featuring some delicious-looking pantyhose.
A model beautifully cosplays Ada Wong in a costume featuring some delicious-looking pantyhose.

I’d like to think that means those models consider pantyhose integral to the Ada Wong costume, but I could be just as happy thinking that they at least have the brains and class to wear pantyhose just to look good in the costume.

Hopefully, the models who don’t think it’s necessary to wear pantyhose with their Ada Wong costumes regret their decisions when they see the pics of themselves later on.

Either way, Ada Wong in pantyhose totally rocks her beautiful red qipao dress better (in my opinion) than Chun-Li because Ada wears black pumps, whereas Chun-Li’s clunky white army boots are so less feminine looking.

Super supporting characters

Naturally, there are many other female superheroes in comic books, video games, TV series and movies, but I can’t point to any who are always depicted wearing pantyhose. But there are some very significant supporting characters whose beautiful pantyhose-adorned legs might equally have helped to nurture our pantyhose fetish in the early stages.

Teri Hatcher gave Lois Lane some sexy pantyhose-adorned legs in the 1990s Superman TV series.
Teri Hatcher gave Lois Lane some sexy pantyhose-adorned legs in the 1990s Lois & Clark TV series.

One of the most iconic is Lois Lane, originally portrayed by Noel Neill in the 1950s TV series, The Adventures of Superman.

While, of course, pantyhose weren’t around during the 1950s, Neill always wore nylon stockings in the role, and set the bar high for future Lois Lanes.

And of all those who’ve played the part since, so far, my favorite Lois Lane is the one turned in by Teri Hatcher during the 1990s TV series, Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman, which ran from 1993 to 1997.

While the show was mostly pretty goofy, it was fun, and no expense was spared for Hatcher’s wardrobe, which dressed Lois Lane in some great business suits, dresses and gowns, always with high heels and sheer pantyhose.

As the dreaded “bear” legs movement was just taking off in the late 90s, I was happy that Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane never compromised on class and glamour, and I hoped her example would do much to keep pantyhose from being “run” off too soon. Either way, I like what she contributed to the role.

Smooth as silk

Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson wears sheer nude pantyhose in a scene from the 2002 Spider-Man movie.
Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson wears sheer nude pantyhose in a scene from the 2002 Spider-Man movie.

A special nod must go to another great supporting character to a superhero — Mary Jane Watson, the love interest of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Actress Kirsten Dunst deserves credit for her great performance as MJ in the Spider-Man movies of 2002, 2004 and 2007.

Likewise, the costume designer for all three movies should be commended for consistently dressing MJ with the class, grace and femininity of her iconic comic book character, as Dunst was always in dresses, heels and sheer pantyhose.

And Dunst had never looked better.

“The truth is out there”

“I want to believe” there’s another great character who might have influenced late bloomer pantyhose lovers. While she wasn’t a female superhero, she certainly was special — Special Agent Dana Scully, that is, on TV’s The X-Files.

Dressed professionally as FBI agent Dana Scully in the X-Files TV series of the 1990s, Gillian Anderson always wore sheer pantyhose.
Dressed professionally as FBI agent Dana Scully in the X-Files TV series of the 1990s, Gillian Anderson always wore sheer pantyhose.

In the breakout role of her career, Gillian Anderson gained international recognition, winning several awards for her portrayal of Scully, including an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for “Best Actress in a Drama Series.”

In the lead female role on the series, which ran from 1993 to 2002, Anderson was fantastic playing the strong, independent, intelligent FBI agent. The character was extremely professional, as were the outfits she wore, which often consisted of skirt suits, complete with pumps and sheer pantyhose.

The costume designer and Anderson are to be commended, as so many female cop characters are dressed like men, down to the pants suits and ugly shoes.  Worse, those characters come across as masculine as they look.

But not Special Agent Scully.  Even during the times when she wore a pantsuit, she wore those pumps and sheer pantyhose.  She was professional, but always feminine and quietly glamorous.

Honorable mention

There have been many great superheroines and even more super female lead characters that we grew up with during the awesome pantyhose era of the 1960s to the mid-1990s.

Stephanie Zimbalist as Laura Holt in the 1980s TV series, Remington Steele always looked amazing in sheer nude or suntan pantyhose.
Stephanie Zimbalist as Laura Holt in the 1980s TV series, Remington Steele, always looked amazing in sheer nude or suntan pantyhose.

Who could forget Stephanie Zymbalist as Laura Holt in the TV series Remington Steele, opposite Pierce Brosnan as the title character?

In that private detective series, which ran from 1982 to 1987, we could always count on Laura Holt to wear beautiful dresses with high heels and sheer pantyhose.

And how about Cybill Shepherd opposite a young Bruce Willis in the private detective TV series, Moonlighting, which aired from 1985 to 1989? Like Laura Holt, Madelyn “Maddie” Hayes always wore dresses, heels and sheer pantyhose.

There’s no doubt the decade of 1980 was great for pantyhose, but probably nothing tops the 1970s as the ultimate pantyhose era.  There were so many TV shows that might have helped to shape our love of pantyhose, starting right in 1970 with The Mary Tyler Moore show.  That show, which lasted until 1977, featured the title actress/character in mostly professional attire that always included heels and pantyhose.

No matter what the scene or the outfit, Joyce DeWitt's character, Janet Wood, always wore suntan pantyhose on Three's Company.
No matter what the scene or the outfit, Joyce DeWitt’s character, Janet Wood, always wore suntan or nude pantyhose on Three’s Company.

Then, there was the sitcom, Three’s Company, which aired from 1976 to 1984 and featured Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers, both of whom became known for their legs in pantyhose.

But it was Joyce DeWitt, perhaps, the greatest pantyhose ambassador of all time, who outright refused to be shot on the set in any outfit that didn’t include pantyhose.  Fortunately, she most often wore dresses or skirts, but regardless of the scene, whether she appeared in a towel, a robe, gym shorts or pants, DeWitt’s character, Janet Wood, always would be in sheer suntan pantyhose.

Of course, later, DeWitt went on to star in many TV commercials for L’eggs pantyhose.

From 1966 to 1969, the original Star Trek aired.  As iconic characters go, could you imagine Lt. Uhura not wearing pantyhose with that skimpy uniform?

Am I wrong, people?  Do you doubt that these classic and iconic characters could have influenced our love for pantyhose during these early years?

I vividly remember a scene that really moved me.  For this post, I tried to find a still picture of it, but couldn’t.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a You Tube video of it either. It was from the original 1960s British TV series about secret agents, The Avengers.

Now, peter_a (once, a frequent commenter), don’t be outing me here.  I am hereby stating that I was way too young to have experienced first-hand this show, which aired from 1961 to 1969, so I guess I must have seen the reruns a couple of decades later during my tender formative years.  [Insert snide remark here]

Diana Rigg, who played British spy Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series, The Avengers, was feminine, cool and dangerous.
Diana Rigg, who played British spy Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series, The Avengers, was feminine, cool and dangerous.

I remember my sisters and I watching this show and cracking up every time we saw this scene in the opening sequence intro:

The female lead character, Mrs. Emma Peel (played by Diana Rigg), is driving (very fast) in a hot British convertible on a remote road in the English countryside when she comes across a hitchhiker.

One of televisions first strong female characters, Mrs. Peel is an expert in karate’, judo, guns and fencing, and often kicked some major booty in the long-running espionage series.

Mrs. Peel picks up the hitchhiker. Of course, she’s wearing the iconic mini skirt of 1960s England, complete with very sheer nude pantyhose (that’s about the only kind that was made back then). Well, the hapless hitchhiker playfully places his hand on Mrs. Peels pretty thigh just as the car is entering a tunnel.  For a second or two the viewer sees only the other end of the tunnel from the outside.

Diana Rigg as Emma Peel often wore mini-skirts, flat or low-heeled shoes and extremely sheer pantyhose on TV's The Avengers.
Diana Rigg as Emma Peel often wore mini-skirts, flat or low-heeled shoes and extremely sheer pantyhose on TV’s The Avengers.

Then, the speeding car emerges from the tunnel and we see Mrs. Peel … but no one else in the car with her. Even as dumb kids, we knew that meant Mrs. Peel dispatched the poor slob without skipping a beat.

I don’t know why, but we laughed over this scene every time.  We just thought that was so funny, but I never could get that image of the guy’s hand lightly atop Mrs. Peel’s beautiful pantyhose-adorned thigh … if only for a brief ecstatic moment for him.

Note:  OK, apparently, I am wrong here.  I was called out (politely) by a reader, Tony, who wrote the comment below.

The scene you mentioned about Mrs Peel picking up someone…it wasn’t Mrs Peel. The scene you refer to didn’t happen on The Avengers. I’ve got every surviving episode of The Avengers and I can confirm that there was never a scene like that. You seem to refer to Sharron Macready (Alexandra Bastedo) in ITC’s The Champions episode, Full Circle (and shown in a shortened form in a later episode). It happened in a short scene right after the opening credits. A show that was shot at the same studio as the Rigg/Thorson episodes of The Avengers from early 1967-early 1968.

Thank you for that, Tony.  No wonder I couldn’t find any art from that scene anywhere.

In any event, naturally, I could never have dreamed way back then that I’d end up the president of my own pantyhose company.  At least now, you all have a clue as to why I make the kind of pantyhose ActSensuous are.

Could the classic and iconic superheroines and other strong female characters who looked amazing in beautiful outfits, complete with high heels and sheer pantyhose in comic books, TV shows, TV commercials, movies, and even video games, which have captured our hearts and minds, be responsible for influencing our love for pantyhose today?

I think so.

Official disclaimer:  It would be impossible to even attempt to mention every superheroine or strong female character whose lovely hosiery-adorned legs graced comic book pages and TV and movie screens from the 1950s through today.  Please let us hear from you about which ones I left out who influenced you the most.

Meanwhile, here are some photos of iconic characters we loved during the amazing pantyhose era of the 1960s through mid-1990s:

Diana Rigg as Emma Peel of The Avengers.
Diana Rigg as Emma Peel of The Avengers.
Diana Rigg - Emma Peel.
Diana Rigg – Emma Peel.
Diana Rigg - Emma Peel.
Diana Rigg – Emma Peel.
Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
Lt. Uhura of Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols – Lt. Uhura
Lt. Uhura - Star Trek
Nichelle (not a typo) Nichols – Lt. Uhura
Gillian Anderson - Dana Scully on X-Files
Gillian Anderson – Dana Scully on X-Files
Gillian Anderson - Dana Scully
Gillian Anderson – Dana Scully
Kirsten Duntst - MJ
Kirsten Dunst as MJ in   Spider-Man movies
Teri Hatcher - Lois Lane
Teri Hatcher – Lois Lane
Teri Hatcher - Lois Lane
Teri Hatcher – Lois Lane
Teri Hatcher - Lois Lane
Teri Hatcher – Lois Lane
Lois Lane cartoon
Even in cartoons, Lois Lane is depicted wearing pantyhose
Lois Lane cartoon 2
Lois Lane cartoon 2
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in 1970s Superman movie
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in 1970s Superman movie
Margot Kidder - Lois Lane
Margot Kidder – Lois Lane
Ada_Wong cosplay by Yukilefay1
Ada Wong cosplayed
Ada Wong cosplay by hyokenseisou
Ada Wong cosplay by hyokenseisou
Yaya Han cosplays Chun-Li
Cosplay model - Chun-Li
Cosplay model – Chun-Li
Model cosplays Wonder Woman
Model cosplays Wonder Woman

Model cosplays WW

Adrianne Curry - WW
Adrianne Curry – WW
Rhona Mitra - WW
Rhona Mitra – WW
Sandra Bullock - WW manipulated image
Sandra Bullock – WW (manipulated image)
Kate Beckinsale - WW
Kate Beckinsale – WW
Olivia_Munn_- WW
Olivia_Munn_- WW
Lynda Carter is Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter is Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter as Diane Prince. Ahhh, the 70s - even at the pool, pantyhose ruled.
Lynda Carter as Diana Prince/WW  (Ahhh, 1970s TV — even at the pool, pantyhose would rule.)
Lynda Carter - WW/Diane Prince
Lynda Carter – WW/Diana Prince
Perhaps no one exemplifies the Golden Age of Pantyhose during the 1970s as much (or as beautifully) as Catherine Bach, portraying Daisy Duke on the Dukes of Hazard TV series.
Perhaps no one exemplified the “Golden Age of Pantyhose” during the 1970s as much (or as beautifully) as Catherine Bach, portraying Daisy Duke on the Dukes of Hazzard TV series.
Catherine Bach - Daisy Duke
Catherine Bach

Loving even the little condition ‘mistreats’ in pantyhose-wearing


June 30, 2013 — Earlier this week, one of our readers, Jan, wrote a comment expressing his (yes, his) dismay about a lack of attention many women give to the condition of their pantyhose while they’re wearing them.

Here’s Jan’s comment (and by the way, I don’t edit readers’ comments):

Dear Robin!
I have often wondered, why some pantyhosed women never pay any attention on how the pantyhose is doing during the day or what’s happening to the pantyhose on duty?
My well trained pantyhose eye will spot all kinds of pantyhose miss treats on any given day.  You can find toe caps not in line or vertical toe caps, sole reinforcements almost upp side on the wrist, heel caps twisted up sideways and damaged.
Also, there’s long runs from heel upp to waist and heavy tear and damaged pantyhose legs.
I wish some women could take more care of their pantyhose and put some thought into what’s going on pantyhosewise. Maybe take a pantyhose moment and adjust reinforcements and check seams etc.  This is probably even more important when using the classic 100% polymide pantyhose.
I personally approve of all kinds of pantyhose use, but I also think that a the pantyhose is a delicate and beautiful thing that need a bit of handling and care.  Mature women knows this, they know how to handle a pantyhose.  But the “next gen” pantyhose users….
Sometimes I wish I could just start a pantyhose handling centre.
Brgds.
Jan

Often, I have an idea for a new post, but after doing the research, looking for the right art to go with the writing, or even just over-thinking, I’ll talk myself out of writing it.  In case you’re keeping score at home, that’s why you don’t get a post from me every day, every week, or even every month.  I prefer to deliver quality, rather than quantity, and I’m a harsh judge of what that means.

I don't know about anyone else, but I think a little run or snag in an otherwise beautiful pair of pantyhose can be kinda sexy.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I think a little run or snag in an otherwise beautiful pair of pantyhose can be kinda sexy.

I had long been thinking of writing a post about a topic similar to Jan’s, and, as is often the case with me, it took his comment to tip the scales in favor of my writing it.   So, first, let me encourage every one of you to please continue to write comments that reflect the pantyhose topics on your mind, and/or feel free to suggest subjects about which you’d like for me to write.

In my reply to Jan’s comment, I wrote (in part) “… I’m just so happy whenever I see a woman wearing pantyhose today, I don’t care what condition they appear to be in.”

Would anyone find fault with the way the nylon bunches a bit where the toes meets the shoe on actress Blake Lively's lovely legs here?
Would anyone find fault in the way the nylon bunches a bit where the toes meets the shoe on actress Blake Lively’s lovely legs here?

I didn’t go into more detail because I had decided at that point to write this post.  So here it is.

While I created ActSensuous to make the style of pantyhose I loved but could no longer find, I have always realized and appreciated that people all over the world love a great variety of styles.  These include the thickest and shiniest kinds to the most delicate and sheer types that challenge one to discern whether a woman is actually wearing or not.

My feeling is any pantyhose are better than no pantyhose.  Similarly, I find beauty and extreme femininity in the very concept of pantyhose.

So, I truly meant what I wrote about not caring what condition pantyhose are in, as long as they’re on.   In fact, since I love and appreciate most the kind of pantyhose that are practically invisible on the wearer, more so than patterned or thick and shiny kinds, I love subtle little indicators that make it obvious that pantyhose are being worn.

Little wrinkles in the nylon fabric on the ankles or where the toe cleavage meets the shoe is sexy to me.
Little wrinkles in the nylon fabric behind the knee, on the ankles, or where toe cleavage meets the shoe is sexy to me.

Often, that means seeing some of the condition “mistreats” about which Jan wrote.

In fact, I think it’s kind of sexy when the seam at the toe ends up a bit vertical, or when there is a run up the leg, or those little fabric wrinkles over toe cleavage or at the ankles.

Often, I’ve wondered if anyone out there is as sick as me.   Do you hate it when you see these little pantyhose condition mistreats, or do you love it?   Are those things awful, or are they kind of sexy?  Do you love it when you see a girl adjusting the nylon fabric up her leg, or smoothing it with her hands over her legs?

A beautiful scene when Christie Brinkley pulls the fabric of her sheer nude pantyhose up her leg in Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" music video in 1983.
A lovely and sexy scene when Christie Brinkley pulls the fabric of her sheer nude pantyhose up her leg in Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” music video in 1983.

Long before I ever dreamed of creating my own company, I was profoundly influenced by the image of Christie Brinkley pulling the fabric of her sheer nude pantyhose up her leg during a scene in the “Uptown Girl” music video from Billy Joel’s hit single in 1983.

It is a beautiful scene that was not uncommon to see in real life during the great pantyhose decade of the 1980s (all of the 1970s and the late 1960s I’m told, but was too young to have experienced it for myself), but just the fact that someone was wise and creative enough to include it in this music video (2:14/3:23) is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E

Ever professional and classy, Christie Brinkley almost always wears sheer pantyhose during public appearances.
Ever professional and classy, Christie Brinkley almost always wears sheer pantyhose during public appearances.

I would love to meet the person who was responsible for that scene because he or she (probably he) obviously understood the beauty, femininity and extreme sensual qualities of pantyhose back then, and probably suffered like all of us during the height of the “bear” legs movement in the late 1990s to 2000s.

Would love to hear what that person has to say today.

Further, to her credit, Christie Brinkley is still a beautiful and classy woman who never bought in to bear legs culture.

Maybe she, too, was influenced in the virtues of pantyhose-wearing from the making of that music video, as she still wears sheer pantyhose (quite beautifully) today.

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When I see images of girls running their hands over their pantyhose legs, sometimes subconsciously it seems, they’re not only smoothing the fabric, but also feeling it themselves.

I’ve always thought that has to be exciting to see for the guys who love pantyhose.

So, what do you think?   Do you hate the little condition mistreats inevitable in pantyhose-wearing, or do you love them?   Are they ugly, or beautiful and kind of sexy?

Again, my thanks to Jan for his comment, which motivated me to write this post.

Wearing pantyhose a lifelong pursuit of business-bound college babe


While more and more young women today are discovering

the beauty, glamor and femininity in wearing pantyhose, at least one college girl has celebrated its virtues for about as long as she can remember.

Mylani, one of my favorite models on my friend, Kim’s, new website — PantyhoseClass.com — wouldn’t have it any other way.

A Business Management major in college, Mylani is intelligent, professional and goal-oriented, convicted in her own personal values, while also possessing a keen self-awareness as it relates to all aspects of life in today’s society.

To that end, Mylani understands how rare it is to be a young lady who is devoted to wearing pantyhose, but to her, it’s more about just doing what she thinks is right.

Mylani is devoted to dressing elegantly, and to her, that means always wearing pantyhose.
Mylani is devoted to dressing elegantly, and to her, that means always wearing pantyhose.

“I don’t see myself as special,” she said.  “I just see myself as knowing how to be sexy and sensual.  I like to look my best and have allure.  For me, that includes wearing pantyhose.”

And, while she can’t help but attract a great deal of attention for how she dresses, Mylani doesn’t concern herself about what others think.

Asked if she thinks men notice her more when she’s wearing pantyhose than when she isn’t, Mylani said the answer is yes.

“I have gotten many compliments on my pantyhose.  As a waitress, I wear shiny pantyhose.  Lots of guys seem to love that.

“It is easy to tell that you get more looks when wearing pantyhose — especially, shiny pantyhose — but your question is flawed.  I get more looks from men AND women.”

Mylani said some women (not surprisingly) question her about why she wears pantyhose so often, but they have never tried to talk her out of wearing them, and she says, a few have started wearing after seeing her in them so much.

Getting to know her

Name: Mylani
Age: 21
Height: 5′ (152cm)
Figure: Slender
Pantyhose size: A, XS
Ethnicity: Chinese-American
Favorite hosiery styles: Shiny, Beige Pantyhose, Tights

Overview: “Mylani is a business major in college. She loves to shop and rarely finds a pair of heels she doesnt like. On the weekends, she works as a waitress in one of the hottest nightspots in the city. The other girls wear tight pants but Mylani wears short skirts, shiny Peavey pantyhose and heels. Can you guess who gets more tips?” – PantyhoseClass.com

At work in a hot nightspot, or on her college campus, Mylani always looks her best in a skirt, heels and pantyhose.
At work in a hot nightspot, or on her college campus, Mylani always looks her best in a skirt, heels and pantyhose.

Asked what it is that she loves so much about pantyhose, Mylani said it’s the way they make her legs look.

“When I wear pantyhose, it is obvious my legs stand out.  Even with pantyhose so sheer, you can barely tell I am wearing, they just accent my legs so nicely.

“For me, I feel naked without pantyhose.  Not only do I love how my feet feel when they slip into the silky nylon, but it makes me feel dressed and ready.”

I wondered if Mylani could ever have a boyfriend or husband who didn’t realize how lucky he was and appreciate her for wearing pantyhose, and her answer surprised me.

“Well, men are men,” she said.  “I don’t wear for them.  If they love me in pantyhose, that is fine, but I am going to wear no matter what they think.”

(I don’t think it’s a matter of IF.  Men, those with at least a pulse anyway, would definitely love her in pantyhose.)

But when did Mylani first realize that she loves pantyhose?

“I’ve always loved tights since I was little, but wanted to wear sheer pantyhose,” Mylani told me.  “Pantyhose look sexy.  From very young, I have been in tights and pantyhose.”

Crediting her Chinese heritage and glamorous aunt, Mylani is a big believer in the virtues of femininity inherent in wearing sheer pantyhose.
Crediting her Chinese heritage and glamorous aunt, Mylani is a big believer in the virtues of femininity inherent in wearing sheer pantyhose.

For Mylani, it was the influence of her culture and heritage as a Chinese-American girl, as well as the example set by her aunt that shaped her love of pantyhose.  A love that would continue to blossom and is in full bloom today.

“When I was 12, I saw my aunt at a wedding,” Mylani said.  “Her legs looked so spectacular in her pantyhose.  She and I talked about clothes and pantyhose.  She took me shopping to buy my first pair of pantyhose.  I still love my tights, but pantyhose make me feel more mature.”

To this day, Mylani credits her aunt as her hero and role model in her life.

“She was a cocktail waitress at a casino and always wore the sexiest uniforms with shiny pantyhose,” Mylani said.   “When she wasn’t working, she usually wore pantyhose too.  Her legs always looked so elegant and sexy.”

Frequent readers of this blog know that I believe Asian women are the world’s most prolific wearers of pantyhose.  I’ve often written that I believe part of the reason for this is Asian women are more devoted to femininity, and carry themselves with grace and elegance much moreso than women of other nationalities.  I wanted to know if Mylani agrees with this.

I feel that I am just doing my job to be noticed, and flirt with my legs.

“Asian culture is more gender strict,”  she said.  “Asian women are supposed to look like women, and being bare-legged is not an option.  To me, American women have forgotten what being feminine is.  They wear T-shirts, jeans, sneakers and baseball caps.  Those are men’s clothes. Yes, they tailor them for women, but it is not feminine to me.”

For every occasion, at every venue, Mylani can be seen in a  beautiful outfit, complete with heels and pantyhose.
For every occasion, at every venue, Mylani can be seen in a beautiful outfit, complete with heels and pantyhose.

What a great answer.  I couldn’t help pursuing the issue, so I asked Mylani whether she was aware that Asian women are appreciated all over the world for their feminine qualities, especially, for wearing pantyhose, and wondered how this makes her feel.  And, in typical, Mylani fashion, this was her answer:

“I feel that I am just doing my job to be noticed, and flirt with my legs.”

Cute the way she worded that — “I am just doing my job …”

I love the commitment Mylani has to being beautiful and sexy.  I asked whether she would would wear pantyhose to a job interview for a high-level professional career opportunity?  It was a feeble attempt on my part to test her professionalism.  Who was I kidding.?

“That is a no-brainer,” she said.  “Of course.  When I go for an interview, it is always in a pencil skirt, pantyhose and heels.  It just makes me stand out among the other women in pants suits.”

I asked Mylani what she is studying in college, and what her career aspirations are, and her answer was priceless.

“Business Management.  I hope to someday have my own office with lots of people at my pantyhosed feet.”

Guys, is she a dream-come-true, or what?

Maggie Q, a professional model and actress of Vietnamese heritage, often wears sheer pantyhose on her hit TV show, "Nikita."
Maggie Q, a professional model and actress of Vietnamese heritage, often wears sheer pantyhose on her hit TV show, “Nikita.”

Of course, Mylani was showing off her cute sense of humor, but her commitment to her college studies is no joke.  I asked whether she had ever considered a career in acting or as a professional model and she said, “Yes, I thought of modeling as a career, but it probably will be just more of a hobby.  I think my future lies in the business world.”

But speaking of actresses and professional models, I wanted to know who Mylani’s favorite Asian celebrity is, and she was quick to name one who is both:  Maggie Q.

“I always loved Maggie Q,” Mylani said.  “She looks so sexy, but is also very athletic.  She is compact, super cute, and has great legs.”

Very true.

Finally, as I always do, I asked if there were anything she wanted to say that I hadn’t thought to ask in our interview.  I didn’t expect this answer, but it is appreciated:

“I love your pantyhose,” Mylani said.  “I wish you would make some with shine and gloss, but I know that probably would take away from their feel.”

Wow, another thing to love about Mylani.  She “gets” about pantyhose what I love about them, and what ActSensuous pantyhose in particular are all about — besides how beautiful they look, what’s amazing is the way they feel to the touch, and how they feel on.

My thanks to the beautiful and sexy Mylani for sharing her story with us.

You can see lots and lots of photos of Mylani in her beloved shiny pantyhose and tights on Kim’s website at http://www.PantyhoseClass.com .  You’ll even find a few pics of her wearing  ActSensuous pantyhose on Kim’s site.

Thankfully, Kim, a professional photographer, also shot lots of pics of Mylani wearing her favorite ActSensuous Act II colors for this blog.  Enjoy them in the gallery below.  And please leave some comments, telling Mylani what you think of her in pantyhose.

‘Evil’ costume designer no better than the undead


I don’t know if, or how much you liked it, but one of my own favorite posts on this blog is “A Treat when Pantyhose show up unexpectedly” (http://wp.me/pwR4W-eb).  In it, I express my delight in seeing the main character in the movie, Blood: The Last Vampire, battling all sorts of deamons while wearing a traditional Japanese schoolgirl uniform, complete with sheer pantyhose.

To me, there is something super sexy about the juxtaposition that results when horror and martial arts action are combined with the ultimate expression of beauty, femininity and class.  One just wouldn’t expect to see a beautiful young girl dispatching vampires with karate kicks and a samurai sword, all the while dressed in a skirt and pantyhose.

Similarly, the first three installments of the Resident Evil movies offered that same sex appeal:  The beautiful and powerful Alice (played by Milla Jovovich) and/or a couple of her allies wear pantyhose while battling hordes of vicious zombies

Man, those zombies of the Resident Evil (from now on, RE for short) series are the best since the original ones in George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead movie, and more recently, those in the TV series: The Walking Dead.

Like Blood: The Last Vampire, the RE series of movies is based on a video game.  I had never heard of, nor seen before or since, the video games, but the movies are awesome.

In fact, according to the official website, http://www.residentevil-movie.com/site/, the RE film franchise “has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to date …,” making it the most successful game-to-movie venture in history.

Last week, the fifth installment, Resident Evil: Retribution opened worldwide.  Written and directed by Milla Jovovich’s husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, here’s the synopsis of the movie (again, straight from the film’s official website):

“The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.”

International model and superstar actress Milla Jovovich sometimes can be seen wearing sheer pantyhose as the main character, Alice, in the original “Resident Evil” movie in 2002.

I loved the first three RE movies: Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).  The fourth installment, Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) and now this one, Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), uhhhhh, not as much.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m a big fan of the entire RE series.  I just prefer the purity of the first three installments, in which Alice and a few of her allies battle everyday scary zombies.  I like the few against the many.  I like the simple premise of trying to survive against the marauding horde.  If you’re strong enough, fast enough and can accurately shoot or strike the zombies in their heads, you survive.

When the writers start adding these unbelievable 11-foot-tall mutated monstrosities that swing 200-pound hammers, and the only way you can kill the things is by somehow blowing them to smitherines by way of an explosion, that’s where I lose interest.  But that’s just me.  The writers don’t have to create ever-more fantastic villains to keep me watching.  I can’t get enough of the humans-versus -undead battle on its own.  That works just fine for me.

Now, don’t worry.  This is still The ActSensuous Blog, and I’m not a film critic.  So I’ll get to the pantyhose now.  The first three RE movies thrilled me in part because of that juxtaposition I described earlier.  I wouldn’t EXPECT to find a single female lead or supporting character wearing pantyhose in a movie about  a zombie apocalypse, but I do APPRECIATE it when it happens.

For one thing, I love realism in movies.  I think it would have been unrealistic if at least a couple women weren’t wearing pantyhose when the undead began menacing the world.  It’s just a little too convenient that every woman would just happen to be dressed in leather, jeans or some other form of otherwise comfortable clothing that would be perfect for running, climbing, falling, jumping, fighting, whatever.

Now, think I’m wrong about my statement that some women wore pantyhose during the first three RE movies?  OK, let’s recap.

Alice (Milla Jovovich) makes fighting vicious zombies beautiful and glamorous in all the Resident Evil movies.

Resident Evil — Alice is wearing sheer nude pantyhose with that skimpy red dress and those black boots.  (By the way, I hate big bulky boots with a dress and pantyhose, but hey, I can’t have everything.)

Milla Jovovich, left, Sandrine Holt and Sienna Guillory comprise a small band of humans trying to survive marauding zombies in Resident Evil-Acpocalypse. Holt, who plays a newsreporter wears a skirt suit, complete with high heels and sheer pantyhose, adding beauty to an ugly environment.

 

Resident Evil: Apocalypse — In some scenes, it looks like Alice is wearing pantyhose, while in others, she isn’t wearing with the same outfit.  However, the lovely newsreporter, Terri Morales (played by Sandrine Holt), is wearing sheer nude pantyhose with her green skirt suit and pumps, and she looks awesome.  Wish I could find a still from the graveyard scene in which a zombie comes from under the ground and grabs the reporter’s ankles, bringing her to the ground.  Great scene.  Also, the character, Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), is wearing very sheer pantyhose in some of the scenes, and at times, not wearing with the same outfit.

Resident Evil: Extinction — While there doesn’t appear to be one scene in which Alice is wearing, at least the character, K-Mart (Spencer Locke), is wearing pantyhose under some jeans that are torn at different places on her legs.

While I would have loved to see more consistent pantyhose wearing in all three of those movies, I am thankful for what we got.  Add to that the fact that Milla Jovovich frequently wears pantyhose during publicity shoots, magazine ads and other movies, and I have an overall very positive feeling about the RE franchise.

But there was no pantyhose in RE: Afterlife.  Not that I remember anyway.  Again, I didn’t really enjoy that installment and thus have seen it only once.

And here’s where I finally get to the point of this post (you’re welcome) and the reason for its headline.  I was soooooooo looking forward to this fifth installment, RE: Retribution, for two reasons.  First, I hoped it would it would be more exciting to me than RE: Afterlife, and be overall more entertaining.

But second, and more importantly, I learned that one of my favorite Chinese actresses, Li Bingbing, would play a major role – Ada Wong (apparently, a popular character in the video games, which again, I’ve never seen).

Now here’s the thing: Frequent readers of this blog know how much I admire Asian actresses (and Asian women in general) for being much more prolific wearers of pantyhose than women of all other nationalities.  And being a mainland Chinese star (unlike Michelle Yeoh, Joan Chen, Bai Ling, who, unfortunately, seem to have become way too Westernized, especially when it comes to how they dress in public, etc.), I figured Bingbing most definitely would wear pantyhose in RE: Retribution.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Li Bingbing as Ada Wong, let, and Milla Jovovich as Alice star in the movie, Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment, which opened last week. In this photo, it looks as if Li is wearing pantyhose, but on the big screen, it didn’t actually appear so.

Now, in some of the publicity photos for the movie, I would swear that Bingbing is indeed wearing pantyhose  But in others, it looks like she isn’t wearing.  I thought the only way I could be certain, was to go to see the movie, so last week, I went to a night showing (by myself, by the way.  Couldn’t talk anyone into going to see it with me.)  And, yes, I wore a dress, heels and ActSensuous nude pantyhose.   Anyway, I was determined to see the movie because I thought it might be more clear as to whether Ada Wong was wearing pantyhose or not.   (Also, I realized it had been a long time since you got a new post from me, and this was at least a timely theme.)

I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that costume designer Wendy Partridge didn’t think it was important to dress Ada Wong in pantyhose.  And, I can’t believe that Bingbing didn’t request it, or even insist on it.

I will say that Bingbing is stunningly beautiful and has such perfect skin that maybe if anyone could get away with not wearing pantyhose, it would be her.   Still, I don’t understand why women would ever want to wear leather high heels with bare feet,  especially when they’re going to be walking, running and fighting in them.  It’s not exactly what you’d call comfy.  Also, that dress with the slit-up-to-there showed a lot of leg, and as great as she looked anyway, Bingbing would have been devastatingly gorgeous in pantyhose.  Besides, pantyhose with a dress like that would have been more appropriate, Ada Wong being Chinese would have been much more likely to wear pantyhose anyway, and it just plain would have been sexier — a factor that certainly helps movies of this genre.

I still want to believe that maybe my eyes just ain’t what they used to be, and that Bingbing was wearing very sheer pantyhose with that outfit.   One thing I have learned about readers of this blog is you people know a lot about these things, and some of you will come up with high quality pictures that I couldn’t find, and maybe we’ll know for sure one way or another.  Or, you’ll just write in about what you saw at the movie.  Was she wearing at all?  Ever?

I don’t understand Partridge’s decision to not dress Bingbing in pantyhose.  It’s not as if the story or the period precluded it because at least two female zombies who had prominent parts in fight scenes wore hose.  One was in some funky (ugly) thick striped tights, and the other was in some ripped fishnet hose.  Maybe Partridge is one of those pantyhose haters and dressed those two zombies in hose because they were pretty convincingly killed off early in the film.

Can you feel my pain?  I so hate missed opportunities.  If something can be done better, why not do it?  Bingbing as Ada Wong was lovely and a nice addition to the RE franchise.  RE: Retribution was, in my opinion, better than RE: Afterlife.  It worked, but had Bingbing been dressed in sheer nude or suntan pantyhose, it would have classed up and added a dose of beauty to the film.

OK, the RE franchise will be fine even though Ada Wong was wearing an amazing dress but not wearing pantyhose.  I just think Bingbing deserved better from the costume designer.

Li Bingbing might be better known to Western audiences as the white-haired witch in the fantasy movie, “The Forbidden Kingdom,” starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

Think you don’t know Li Bingbing?  I think you do.  She is the white-haired witch in the movie, The Forbidden Kingdom, starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li.  If you have DirecTV, you’ll see it plays, I don’t know, like every other week for the past two years or so.  Now, The Forbidden Kingdom is a period piece, so naturally, Bingbing wasn’t wearing pantyhose in that movie, but OMG, is she gorgeous!

Bingbing also was the “bad guy” in another cute martial arts movie I’ve talked about here many times before – Silver Hawk, starring Michelle Yeoh (whom I still love despite that comment I made earlier about her having become too Westernized.)  Anyway, both Michelle and Bingbing wear pantyhose constantly throughout Silver Hawk, including all the fight scenes.

In Silver Hawk,Bingbing wears short-shorts and high heel boots with pantyhose, and does a great deal more fighting than she was called on to do in RE: Retribution, so why Partridge might think it somehow  would not work for her to wear pantyhose with that fabulous dress and high heels in RE: Retribution is beyond me?   Certainly, not because of the physical nature of the role.

Recently, Bingbing played a great supporting role in the Chinese movie, A World without Thieves, which appears on the movie channels from time to time.  But none of the women even wear a dress, let alone pantyhose, in that film.  It isn’t so much a period piece, but just not the right setting for dressing up.

And in November 2009, Li won the Best Leading Actress Award at the 46th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in the espionage spy thriller, The Message.

Set in 1942 Nanjing, China, following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion for questioning, including stenographer Gu (actress Zhou Xun) and code breaker Li (Li Bingbing). During the next five days, the group is watched, manipulated and tortured as the Japanese officers attempt to extract the identity of the leaders of the resistance.

Throughout the film, both Xun and Bingbing wear beautiful dresses and heels, complete with sheer hosiery.

Bingbing also stars alongside Jeon Ji-hyeon  (known to Western audiences as Gianna Jun of Blood: The Last Vampire) in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, directed by Wayne Wang, who also directed The Joy Luck Club.

If you want to drop about 20 pounds, just watch either of those two movies, and you’ll cry out that much in tears.  Bingbing and Ji-hyeon are beautiful and brilliant in Snow Flower, each playing dual roles, as the film tells the story of undying female friendship while it meanders between modern day and turn-of-the-century China.  There’s at least one scene during the modern day era of the film wear both girls wear beautiful dresses and hosiery.

Milla Jovovich looked amazing during the ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ world premiere Sept. 3, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. While, Jovovich normally would wear pantyhose with such an elegant ensemble, surprisingly, she opted for the bare legs look.
Like her costar, Li Bingbing looked stunning during a premiere event for “Resident Evil: Retribution. Li, who typically, would wear pantyhose for such an occasion, sadly, opted for the bare legs look.

Like Milla, Bingbing frequently wears pantyhose in magazine shoots, particularly those in China, and during public appearances, as well as in movies of modern-era timelines.  Yet, in every photo I could find of Milla and Bingbing making appearances together or separately during publicity events and premiere appearances for RE: Retribution, neither woman is wearing pantyhose.  They both wear beautiful dresses or gowns and beautiful shoes, but with bear legs.

I have to admit that both women look incredible.  Both are amazingly beautiful.  I just don’t understand their all-too-casual approach.  The RE franchise is about to top $700 million, yet, no one feels the premiere event is a worthy enough occasion to warrant pantyhose.

I really love Milla, and I believe in her.  She’s beautiful, super-talented and charming as heck.  And even during the height of the “bear” legs movement in the late 1990s to mid-2000s, Milla always maintained her professionalism, class and elegance, frequently wearing pantyhose during promotional appearances and in public venues.

So, what gives now?  Has Milla finally succumbed to the bear legs culture?  I don’t think so.

But here’s something I find a bit disturbing:  When a superstar like Milla doesn’t bother to wear pantyhose when promoting her own movie, why should Bingbing or anyone else?

Milla, like other famous Hollywood superstars, has a huge influence on celebrities all over the world.  So, even popular stars in China, such as Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi, who traditionally have dressed conservatively and elegantly, especially throughout Asia, now often are showing up at awards ceremonies and publicity functions bear-legged.

It’s bad enough that our celebrities have de“class”ified these events, but when their poor choices negatively influence otherwise more classy stars in other parts of the world, that is a real shame.

Still, I have faith in Milla, and Bingbing.  Check out the gallery below.  You’ll see that both have a good track record of wearing pantyhose in most of their movies, during most formal occasions, and often in public in general.