Bare legs: fashion trend or another step away from elegance?

– Last evening my wife and I were guests at a charitable-recognition dinner hosted at the mansion of one of Atlanta’s highest profile athletes.

The event was a fundraiser to help Atlanta’s youth, and the honorees included many of the city’s most recognized athletes, television, radio, and entertainment personalities. In short, the fund raisers billed the event as a “must to be seen”.

The event exceeded my expectations for fare and entertainment. My disappointment was seeing so many beautiful women bare legged. Few – my guess is one of five – were clad in sheer hosiery.

Only one woman in her 20s was among the ladies in hosiery. This beautiful lady was dressed in an above-the-knee silk dress that draped her very fit body elegantly. She wore strappy sandals and very sheer hosiery.

My wife commented during our ride home about the “hard femininity” of so many of those at the event. One guest even attended in the all-black look with black hip-hugging pants.

I found it ironic that so many women wore 3-4 inch slides to enhance their femininity. But, it didn’t seem to remove the “hard edge” look.

I seek feedback. Is the bare-legged look a fashion trend that will come around, or is it another step in the lazy, casual-downing movement? I’m worried I am part of a “damned” generation. I missed the elegance of garters and stockings when I came of age, because micro minis and convenience were being accommodated by tights/pantyhose.

Now it seems convenience is taking what softness was left in femininity. Are those of us on this forum “lost in the past”, and out of touch with reality? Or, are there real signs that fashion will return to elegance?

– Some various thoughts…

1) Increasingly I’m finding that men are dressing better than women! What a turnaround this is. There are still a lot of men wearing classic suit styles, only the cuts and colours are better than ever. And ironically the ‘casual workplace’ look I think has upgraded men’s wear. Dressy casual has ‘cottoned’ on and given men a higher standard for dressing, even if they don’t have to dress so formally – or ‘because’ they don’t have to dress so formally.

2) The bare-legged look seems to grow and grow, and appears also to grow in tandem with the ‘all black’ clothing look. The hosiery industry simply isn’t fighting back.

3) ‘Hard femininity’ – that’s a good term for it. I’m not quite sure what the appeal is here? I think a lot of younger women particularly want to appear tough – in their personality and style, and maybe current fashion trends manifest this.

– “Hard femininity” – that’s an excellent description!

When I walk through the city in the mornings – and Boston is lovely early in the day – I see all these young, attractive women, first with no stockings on their legs and secondly, with the most heinous, unflattering shoes as well! It almost seems as if they’re willing to wear what is popular, without giving a thought to “does it suit my body shape? ”

They seem as if a look from them would cut a jagged hole in you. They don’t have any softness to them, and the clothing nowadays seems to discourage any celebration of womanly curves – the things that drive men wild.

Do you see the interesting paradox? They want to attract attention, but not the kind that will think them soft and weak. As if femininity is a weakness. And then those same women lament that they can’t find a husband.

Women have been looking soft and feminine for generations and still getting stuff done. Do we have to sacrifice one for advances in the other?

I don’t mean to rain on anyone’s parade, but I think this no-hose look is one we’re all going to have to get used to.

– Luckily I live in the midwest where seeing beautiful young women in nylons is apparently more common than on the coasts. Last night, I counted a total of five women in a small bar that were wearing nylons. They were mostly nude in colour. My girlfriend’s were dark tan. There were even some open toed shoes with nylons. Not too bad at all.

– Being in the Atlanta area, and in business, but was not lucky enough to have an invitation to the event, I was saddened to hear about the state of affairs.

Yes, I agree with “hard femininity” and all it brings. I liken it to the backlash of an era when women were treated as frail things, however, that hasn’t happened since the late ’60s (in my opinion). This current generation and their fondness for the bare-legged look with unflattering shoes is hopefully a phase before we turn back toward elegance for women. Admittedly, it is a phase that is strong and has a lot of momentum.

I also think it is “coastal” (both). I have spent a lot of time in Texas and Arizona and even in the summer I saw plenty of attractive and stylish women (all ages) wearing nice hose and proper shoes.

It is sad and damnable that we will probably have this look for a while. Where I disagree is in blaming the look on hosiery companies not fighting back. I blame it on those psycho “fashion designers” who have every model bare legged in every show. They’re telling people this is fashionable.

– I agree. I think the targets for our real wrath should be the fashion designers. But I still scratch my head at the seeming inability of the hosiery industry to mount any type of counter-offensive. Don’t clothing manufacturers have any cachet with designers? Can’t they “pay” anyone to model their clothes? Can’t they “pay” for high-profile product placements in movies, for celebrity guests on talk shows? Can someone please explain this to me? I don’t understand why the hosiery industry rolls over and plays dead.

– You make a very good point I hadn’t considered. Even though the fashion designers are to blame, the hosiery industry doesn’t take a stab at it.

I don’t want to go off on a rant, but I have contacted a large number of hosiery manufacturers and simply put, they aren’t into “rocking the boat”. A number of responses were canned “thank you for contacting us” but an equal number were basically “we are considering it but don’t see it being a move at this time”.

What I took this to mean is simple retail business; “as long as the product is selling, don’t mess with it. ” These companies sell a lot of hosiery already. Spending more and promoting something that isn’t currently popular outside a niche is not something they are willing to do.

– I work with young ladies and yes, even here in New Zealand, I am disgusted by the way that they dress these days. Many of them don’t even know how to put on a skirt or a dress, let alone a pair of stockings. In fact, many girls in the town in which I live in wouldn’t even know what a pair of stockings looked like. Every now and again you will get someone who takes pride in being a lady by throwing away the hideous trousers that they are into these days and puts on a lovely dress or skirt and top, complete with stockings and heels.

– During the ’80s, I was a manager for a furniture manufacturing firm in High Point, NC.

Hosiery firms surrounded High Point, and I was surprised that few marketed their products direct, but simply manufactured to specs for “front companies” that followed fashion trends.

When the company I managed started manufacturing under license for designers, I understood the business model of hosiery firms.

The business model of reacting to fashion trends captured by designers is less risky than marketing your products. It is also more profitable to make exactly what a client orders to spec – no excess inventory.

The majors mostly market to support their retailers, (ie. Hanes co-op ads with their larger retailers) and their advertising contribution is directly tied to the size of the retailer’s order.

The hosiery/attraction trade-off

– How many men out there are willing to ‘compromise’ other features they may find not so attractive in a woman if the woman wears hosiery or otherwise dresses-up? For example she may not have as attractive a face or she may be too slight or overweight or her personality may leave a few things to be desired. Would you excuse these factors for the fact she wears nylons? I’m inclined to think I would and it may make 30-40% difference. However I do know women who always wear nylons and are always well-dressed and it still doesn’t matter.

– Gotta be honest. As much as I love stockings, it’s the girl I’m interested in. When I was younger I did it a few times. There was one girl with whom I was acting in a play with, who I caught in the dressing room (by accident) adjusting her hold ups. She wasn’t particularly attractive but the stockings did all the right things for me, so I set my sights on her and to cut a very long story short ended up in bed with her a couple of weeks later. What I failed to realize was that she was a human being that had genuine feelings for me, and I was only interested in the fact that she wore stockings every now again. As a result I hurt her quite badly, which I bitterly regret doing.

Now I’m getting married in four weeks time to a woman who I love very much. She doesn’t share my enthusiasm for the subject. But she does understand, and I’d take her over any girl that wears stockings day in day out. The reason… there’s more to a relationship than sex. Ultimately our fascination with women’s legs and hosiery is sexual… I know mine is!

I am coming up on my second wedding anniversary this fall, and I am happier every day! It’s unfortunate that you had to go through such a heart-rending breakup, but it’s important to learn for yourself the things that will make you happy and fulfill you. Earning the trust and devotion of the woman you love is more valuable than anything.

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This is a unique gift for special occasions. This box contains all the essentials to reach the height of eroticism. You can experience moments of pleasure with your lover never matched before. To intensify the desires that you feel for each other, you will get a taste for covering your partner’s entire body with a massage oil that has bewitching and aphrodisiac powers.

The box also includes body oils that will give sweet warm sensations to your entire being. Strokes and kisses on your skin will transcend you into a climax flavoured with the scents of your choice.
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Is sex better when wearing stockings?

art-lingerie_Black_Lingerie_Black_Stockings_brunette_Malena_Morgan_meaty_met-nude_solo_stairs_stockings_10Question for all you ladies out there! Do you agree that you that you get better sex when wearing stockings? In my humble opinion the answer is, most definitely yes! For one I always prefer not to remove my underwear for sex as I believe that the resulting effect is almost always better. Once you let your encounter know that you are wearing stockings – maybe by flashing a stocking top or deliberately allowing them to feel your suspenders through your skirt; the resulting sex is almost always great. Apart from the occasional ‘ quick to misfire’! But even when this happens it’s usually a sure sign that it is still the best way to turn a partner on!

What do you think?

By the way, and before you all ask, I’m bisexual and have been since I was 16 and have plenty experience in the power of stockings and suspenders over both sexes! If you’re female and that way inclined, they do it for you as well!

– Even though I’m male and straight I’m going to reply. I couldn’t agree with you more regarding stockings in bed. Mmmmwwwwaaaah

– Have to completely agree with you, a flash of stocking top or the knowledge you are wearing stockings always makes it good. I’m bisexual from the west coast of Scotland and always like my partner and myself to wear stockings during sex, its always good.

– Do any of you women who like to wear stockings during sex, also like to sleep in them for the rest of the night once you’re done?

– I’m just beginning to get my husband to allow me to wear stockings during sex but the first time I did have sex with my stockings on, my husband seemed to love it and I found rubbing my garters against his private parts really seemed to turn him on judging by his reaction and mine.

– Having sex with a lady wearing her stockings is mind boggling. Great. I know, been there, done that! Sliding down those upturned silky legs is a sensation like nothing else in this world. What great memories all of that great sex was. This was before marriage. Now, my wife has to pull her pantyhose off. She can not seem to get the message. No more damned panty hose. Those suspender-held real silk stockings were the greatest. Gone – but not forgotten. Woe is me!

– My girlfriend is comfortable having sex with her stockings on, but always takes them off before falling asleep. When we are doing it, she usually keeps her high-heels on too, and she often slides the shaft of my penis between her stockinged thighs. I usually come instantly. Who wouldn’t?

– I virtually do not have sex with my woman if she fails to don a sheer, sleek, smooth, taut, glistening, sexy, accentuating, sensual and inviting pair of gartered nylon stockings… and I ask that she not remove them before, during or after we engage. Indeed, my woman may wear gartered nylon stockings all of the time. She need not trouble herself with ever removing them. We all know that they must be removed at some time but there certainly is no hurry!

What more can I say?

How to Make Women Orgasm in the Reverse Amazon Kneeling Sex Position!

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After you recall a memory associated with these feelings of learning how to make women orgasm in the Amazon Kneeling Reverse sex position you will feel a certain amount of happiness in knowing that you have indeed begun to take the necessary steps in order to make that happen.

And as you allow yourself to visualize the orgasmic bliss that awaits both you and your partner in the Amazon Kneeling Reverse sex position I wonder if you will allow yourself to begin to experience the spontaneous love making techniques that naturally begin to happen when a man realizes that he indeed has the power to make women orgasm whenever and wherever he wants.

How to Make Women Orgasm in the Reverse Amazon Kneeling Sex Position!

How to Get Into Reverse Amazon Kneeling sex position:

Interestingly enough this isn't the most intimate or romantic sex position yet the amount of control and power that a woman senses she has in this position is often enough to send her into orgasmic bliss. The most effective way to get into this erotic position is by first lying down on your back with your legs drawn in toward your chest so that she can then sit down on the "seat" that you created facing away from you and from there she will be able to balance herself by putting her hands behind her onto the back of your thighs.

When to Experience the Reverse Amazon Kneeling sex position:

This is one of those positions you want to try after you have already established that your woman indeed enjoys the kind of sexual positions that allow her to have a certain sense of control and power, especially when you consider that for the most part she will be up there in full control with you having very limited control or movement to do anything about it. In other words, this isn't the kind of position where you want her asking "What do I do next". In any case, with that said sometimes because of the complete lack of control on your part some of the most timid and reserved women unleash the dominant side of their personality in this position so proceed with caution or maybe not if that is what you are in to.

When not to try the Reverse Amazon Kneeling sex position

If you sense that the mood or the moment is me romantic or intimate then this isn't the position that you are going to want to consider. If you have no idea how to sense what the mood is like begin to become more aware of your surroundings and in fact when watching a "romantic movie" with your partner get a sense for when the moods shift and if you still have trouble notice how your woman responds to different moments of the movie and use that as a cue for later.

On the other hand dream about walking on the beach with your partner as you feel the sand in your toes and a drink in hand which seems like the perfect moment for a romantic kiss in a moment of romanticism that need not be missed.

Of course, when it comes to making her orgasm whether you are in a romantic moment or one that puts her in control like the Reverse Amazon Kneeling Sex Position you will be glad to know that applying a high quality female arousal gel (that contains L-Arginine in it) underneath the hood of her clitoris is one of the most effective ways to bring her into a state of orgasmic bliss again and again.

And I want you to understand, just understand that when it comes to making a woman orgasm you absolutely must do more than simply learning a variety of different sex positions and applying a female arousal gel underneath the hood of her clitoris. To make a woman orgasm requires you to be sensitive to the moment as it is happening and more than that it requires lots and lots of sexual foreplay.

Of course, the good news is that sexual foreplay is always happening it really is just a matter of you becoming aware of it and using it to your advantage in addition to allowing it to flow naturally into a state of orgasmic bliss for both you and her.

Trey Osborne has been helping men and women improve their sex lives for over 5 years.

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