Top definition. Article of clothing worn from the waist down to toe. The lycra added gives resiliency and elastic-like properties, and also adds shine. Typically worn by females, but is now increasingly worn by males as well. Uses include: warmth, insulation , attractiveness, smoothing of leg color, blemish-hider, vericose vein relief as well as leg comfort for those who stand all day Pantyhose basically enhance the look of the legs. In the beginning, pantyhose were called tights and were worn by men in centuries past.
Do you call it ‘Pantyhose’ or ‘Hosiery’?
Urban Dictionary: pantyhose
Women wear Pantyhose because for most it gives a look of style, class, sexiness and finishes off their outfit. Bottom line women feel pantyhose makes them look better. Most of the time pantyhose does make a woman look lovelier, smoother, firmer and hides any and all blemished if there are any to hide. Pantyhose can provide another layer of clothing for keeping warm.
50 Years of Pantyhose
If you have followed UK Tights for a while, you may have noticed we always refer to hosiery as a synonym of legwear. However, not everyone out there uses the word hosiery to describe the undergarments we use in our legs and feet. Some of you talk of pantyhose. So, what exactly are pantyhose? What is the difference between pantyhose and hosiery?
I admit it. I have been asked this question many, many times, "Who invented pantyhose? Allen Gant Senior invented pantyhose. In , Glen Raven Mills of North Carolina introduced pantyhose -- underpants and stockings all in one garment.