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    This is a spin-off of the Speaking of Hats topic - - -

    I remember in first and second grade wearing flesh colored long cotton knit stockings - I think we had some sort of kiddie garter belt to hold them up - I don't remember how they stayed up - they were thigh high.

    I do remember nylons - and how hard it was to get the seam straight. And with those we had a garter belt. It was always a debate about whether to wear it over or under the underpants. I think "under" was the usual choice.

    My DH kind of misses those days! :mrgreen: :oops: :lol:

    I miss the body I had then.

    I can still get into a pair of pantyhose - but, man, it's a struggle. One leg always twists and it's about four tries to get that right!

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    I started wearing nylons right before panty hose came about so I remember garter belts!! (along with that other kind of belt - ugh- you older gals will know what I mean)

    With miniskirt coming in panty hose was inevitable, as all the girls in my 5th grade class were always worried about the tops of their nylons showing.

    Nowadays I wear hose maybe once a year.

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    OMgosh. I can see pictures flying thru my mind now. I always had on little tights and long sockies growing up. Then thru middle school, the ever popular fish net hoses in all colors that matched my shoes, etc.The high school, before we could wear slacks, we had to wear dresses so then there was the choice of stockings or knee highs. Then somehow the wonderful pantyhose came to be. I still love those rascals. I always but a bigger size so I don't have to do the pantyhose dance to get them on. Wiggle, wiggle, stretch, down , up, wiggle more, almost there, wiggle, pull, tug and wahlah.... finished. Whew. tired thinking about it. Oh and did anyone go thru the Mary Kay colored leg makeup which went on nice enough but once your sat adn swetaed a little, there were white spots behind the knees etc and touchups required. Why in the world did we go to such lengths to look Nice.??????? Laughing at the memorires.
    Garter belts, oh yeah, very sexy, but my short fat legs never fit them right and I can hear the snap as they came loose when I sat down too quickly. ROFL..........

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    How about the fishnet stockings back in late 60's? We thought they looked soooooo cooool...

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    I never had fishnet stockings -

    Don't think they even had them in the stores near where we lived then.

    I guess I thought they always belonged to chorus line girls!

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    I wore the long socks all the way up your legs with a garterbelt to hold them up it gets cold in MN and went to cathloic school girls wore dresses you would put snow pants on but when you got to school you took the pants off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    How about the fishnet stockings back in late 60's? We thought they looked soooooo cooool...
    My kids can't believe that they were a fashion statement then. apparently now fishnets are only worn by "questionable " ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carhop
    I wore the long socks all the way up your legs with a garterbelt to hold them up it gets cold in MN and went to cathloic school girls wore dresses you would put snow pants on but when you got to school you took the pants off
    We did, too - and it was a public school in a small rural town.

    My Mom did a campaign to allow the girls to keep their pants/slacks on when it was really cold.

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    I remember garter belts as well as fish net hose and color nylon hose with shoes every color of the rainbow... I was one well dressed girl... oh and you dress out for physical education so you also had to get redressed before going to your next class. Wooden benches in the locker room would inevitably snag the hose... and instant runner... :( yup miss those days...sort of...

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    I'm so glad we moved beyond garter belts!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I never had fishnet stockings -

    Don't think they even had them in the stores near where we lived then.

    I guess I thought they always belonged to chorus line girls!
    LOL! Me too! I thought fishnets were for not nice girls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I never had fishnet stockings -

    Don't think they even had them in the stores near where we lived then.

    I guess I thought they always belonged to chorus line girls!
    LOL! Me too! I thought fishnets were for not nice girls!
    I was only allowed to wear White, Pink and Lt. Blue...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    How about the fishnet stockings back in late 60's? We thought they looked soooooo cooool...

    I had hot pink fishnets that matched my hot pink mini dress and hot pink shoes :-) I could probably been seen coming from miles away. :lol:

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    In the 60's we wore fishnet stockings and colored tights... how about the white go-go boots, anyone?

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    Had some of those too :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Fishnet, colored tight, white go-go boots...I was there!

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    Ugh! Pantyhose were invented by a MAN for sure. Instrument of torture, especially in hot weather.

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    I remember the garter belt and hose. I use to think panty hose were wonderful but after having to wear them for many, many years while working, I am happy to say now I do not own a pair and never intend to purchase them.
    Do any of you remember your Mother or Aunts during WWII putting make up on their legs and using an eyebrow pencil to draw the seam line on the back of the leg? Nylons were not available during the war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    OMgosh. I can see pictures flying thru my mind now. I always had on little tights and long sockies growing up. Then thru middle school, the ever popular fish net hoses in all colors that matched my shoes, etc.The high school, before we could wear slacks, we had to wear dresses so then there was the choice of stockings or knee highs. Then somehow the wonderful pantyhose came to be. I still love those rascals. I always but a bigger size so I don't have to do the pantyhose dance to get them on. Wiggle, wiggle, stretch, down , up, wiggle more, almost there, wiggle, pull, tug and wahlah.... finished. Whew. tired thinking about it. Oh and did anyone go thru the Mary Kay colored leg makeup which went on nice enough but once your sat adn swetaed a little, there were white spots behind the knees etc and touchups required. Why in the world did we go to such lengths to look Nice.??????? Laughing at the memorires.
    Garter belts, oh yeah, very sexy, but my short fat legs never fit them right and I can hear the snap as they came loose when I sat down too quickly. ROFL..........
    You're quit a story teller. I remember all of them, pantyhose I like the best, garter belts lifted up your dress skirt when you set down didn't like them. Now all I wear is knee highs, don't were a dress very often so no panty hose.

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    I don't own a pair of pantyhose and don't intend on buying any either. Wore them while I worked and after I retired they all went out the window. I remember girdles and garter belts to. I usually only wear pants now and when I do wear a skirt, there are still no pantyhose. Comfort for me nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    How about the fishnet stockings back in late 60's? We thought they looked soooooo cooool...

    Didn't they :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    Fishnet, colored tight, white go-go boots...I was there!
    lol if you were wearing go go boots they you worn the mini's lol

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    'I remember in first and second grade wearing flesh colored long cotton knit stockings - I think we had some sort of kiddie garter belt to hold them up - I don't remember how they stayed up - they were thigh high."

    Oh, I remember these, didn't have a garter belt but some round stretchy things to hold the stockings up. Problem was they never did stay up so when you walked first you pulled up one stocking and with the next step you pulled up the other stocking. In the Winter my mother would put the leggings that were part of my winter coat set under my dress and tell me to keep the leggings on in school, teachers didn't want us to do that but as first and second graders we had a hard time getting the straps of those heavy leggings on and off since they were under our dresses. Teachers didn't want to help us, can't blame them as there were 30 kids in our classes, teachers told the girls to wear those ugly thick cotton stockings which we hated. Either we wore them or our legs froze in the winter. May in Jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    How about the fishnet stockings back in late 60's? We thought they looked soooooo cooool...

    I had hot pink fishnets that matched my hot pink mini dress and hot pink shoes :-) I could probably been seen coming from miles away. :lol:
    WOW!! That's STYLIN'!!!

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    And how about those Playtex rubber girdles. My dad said they were like wrapping a rubber band around a pencil. I too wish I were that size again.......

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