Pantyhose

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Pantyhose, called sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes.wikipedia
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Tights

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Pantyhose, called sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes.
They come in absolute opaque, opaque, sheer and fishnet styles or a combination of them, such as the original concept of the American term pantyhose with sheer legs and opaque panty.

Girdle

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Mostly considered to be a garment for women and girls, pantyhose appeared in the 1950s as a convenient alternative to stockings and/or control panties (which, in turn, replaced girdles).
This form of women's foundation wear replaced the corset in popularity, and was in turn to a large extent surpassed by the pantyhose in the 1960s.

Stocking

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Mostly considered to be a garment for women and girls, pantyhose appeared in the 1950s as a convenient alternative to stockings and/or control panties (which, in turn, replaced girdles).
A precursor of pantyhose made an appearance in the 1940s and 1950s, when film and theater productions had stockings sewn to the briefs of actresses and dancers, according to actress-singer-dancer Ann Miller and seen in popular films such as Daddy Long Legs. Today, stockings are commonly made using knitted wool, silk, cotton or nylon (see hosiery).

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In 1953, Allen Gant, Sr., of Glen Raven Knitting Mills developed a commercial equivalent to these hose that he named "Panti-Legs", but these were not brought to the open market until about 1959.
Panti-Tights and Panti-Legs are introduced as the first commercial ladies pantyhose in 1959.

Panties

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Mostly considered to be a garment for women and girls, pantyhose appeared in the 1950s as a convenient alternative to stockings and/or control panties (which, in turn, replaced girdles).
Pantyhose

Ann Miller

During the 1940s and 1950s, stage and film producers would sew stockings to the briefs of their actresses and dancers, as testified to by singer-actress-dancer Ann Miller.
In later life, Miller claimed to have invented pantyhose in the 1940s as a solution to the continual problem of tearing stockings during the filming of dance production numbers.

Garter (stockings)

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Up until this time, there was little reason for women outside show business to wear "panty hose", as the longer hemlines allowed for the use of over-the-knee stockings secured with a garter belt.
By the late 20th century and into the 21st, pantyhose or tights were more widely worn than stockings.

Pantyhose for men

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Fishnet hose, patterns and colors, opaque tights, low-rise pantyhose, footless shapewear, and pantyhose for men (playfully referred to as "mantyhose") all experienced increased sales.
In American English, the term pantyhose generally refers to hosiery traditionally worn by women since their introduction in 1959, however some manufacturers also produce pantyhose for men, or, colloquially, mantyhose, brosiery, or guylons.

Low-rise (fashion)

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Fishnet hose, patterns and colors, opaque tights, low-rise pantyhose, footless shapewear, and pantyhose for men (playfully referred to as "mantyhose") all experienced increased sales.
The term can be applied to all garments that cover the wearer's crotch area, including trousers, jeans, shorts, skirts, panties, briefs, bikinis, pantyhose, and tights.

Hosiery

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Pantyhose, called sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes.
Tights (British English; also common in American usage) or pantyhose (American English)

Miniskirt

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The advent of the fashionable miniskirt, which exposed the legs to well above the knee, made pantyhose a necessity to many women.
With the rise in hemlines, the wearing of tights or pantyhose, in place of stockings, became more common.

Underwear fetishism

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*Pantyhose fetishism
Pantyhose fetishism is a very common fetish involving women's pantyhose (known as "tights" in the UK).

Bare legs

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This decline has been attributed to bare legs in fashion, changes in workplace dress code, and the increased popularity of trousers.
The introduction of the miniskirt and the microskirt saw a change to pantyhose or tights and other leggings.

Gusset

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The gusset or crotch covering the vagina is a stronger material, sometimes made of porous cotton, but the legs of the pantyhose are made of the thinnest usable fabrics, and it has a consistent construction down to the wearer's toes.
Gussets are used in manufacturing of modern tights and pantyhose to add breadth at the crotch seam.

Units of textile measurement

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The sheerness of the garment, expressed as a numerical "denier"/'dtex", ranges from three (extremely rare, very thin, barely visible) up to 15 (standard sheer), 30 (semi opaque) and finally 100 (opaque).
In tights and pantyhose, the linear density of yarn used in the manufacturing process determines the opacity of the article in the following categories of commerce: ultra sheer (below 10 denier), sheer (10 to 30 denier), semi-opaque (30 to 40 denier), opaque (40 to 70 denier) and thick opaque (70 denier or higher).

Sheer fabric

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Pantyhose, called sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes.

Clothing

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Mostly considered to be a garment for women and girls, pantyhose appeared in the 1950s as a convenient alternative to stockings and/or control panties (which, in turn, replaced girdles).

Knee highs

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Like stockings or knee highs, pantyhose are usually made of nylon, or of other fibers blended with nylon.

Nylon

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Like stockings or knee highs, pantyhose are usually made of nylon, or of other fibers blended with nylon.

Formal wear

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Besides being worn as fashion, in Western society pantyhose are sometimes worn by women as part of formal dress.

Dress code

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This decline has been attributed to bare legs in fashion, changes in workplace dress code, and the increased popularity of trousers. Also, the dress code of some companies and schools may require pantyhose or fashion tights to be worn when skirts or shorts are worn as part of a uniform.

Skirt

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Also, the dress code of some companies and schools may require pantyhose or fashion tights to be worn when skirts or shorts are worn as part of a uniform.

Shorts

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Also, the dress code of some companies and schools may require pantyhose or fashion tights to be worn when skirts or shorts are worn as part of a uniform.

Uniform

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Also, the dress code of some companies and schools may require pantyhose or fashion tights to be worn when skirts or shorts are worn as part of a uniform.

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