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Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous

Robin Maryland,
president, ActSensuous

A few of the models from my friends over at PantyHoseClass.com test drove our brand new line, Act IV, recently, while decorating for Christmas.

All of the models at PantyHoseClass.com are real girls who are in college and/or have real jobs.

They are all young ladies who just love pantyhose.

A few of them, Leilani, Olivia and Ariel, couldn’t wait to try the new Act IV and give me their feedback, while we are still in the R&D stages.

Leilani dons Christmas outfit complete with Act IV Suntan.

Leilani trims the tree in her Christmas outfit, complete with Act IV Suntan pantyhose.

Leilani, 23, is a college student who enjoys blogging her fashions and looking for new fashion blog sites.

She has always loved pantyhose, saying they are a part of who she is.

To put herself through college, Leilani is a hostess at one of the most affluent restaurants in her city.

“I have become a popular hostess at the restaurant because I wear a skirt or dress every day with pantyhose,” Leilana says.  “I never wear pants or go bare-legged.

“I wear tights a lot and shiny pantyhose, so Act IV are a great change in look and feel for me.”

Olivia, 22, works in a medical office during the day and is a bartender by night.

She says she loves pantyhose because of the professional look they give her, and she loves how they feel.

Olivia, left, and sister Ariel prepare Christmas decorations, wearing Act IV suntan.

Olivia, left, and sister Ariel, prepare Christmas decorations, wearing Act IV Suntan.

Olivia, who says her hobbies are hitting the stores to find perfect clothes and going shoe shopping, says she wears pantyhose every day and even sleeps in them.

“I love Act IV because they are so light and sheer,” Olivia says.  “They give the look of bare legs, but the secure feeling of pantyhose.”

Ariel, 19, is Olivia’s sister.  She always enjoyed seeing her big sis modeling pantyhose, and said she couldn’t wait until she turned 18 so she could start modeling, too.

An assistant manager at a clothing store, Ariel says she loves to show off her legs, and she feels that pantyhose or tights are essential.

To that end, the horror movie fan says she wears pantyhose six days a week.  Wow.  Ariel is my kind of girl.

“Act IV pantyhose are very sheer and delicate,” Ariel says.  “They look and feel like you’re not wearing pantyhose, but they make your legs look so good.”

My thanks to Leilani, Olivia and Ariel for trying out our brand new Act IV.    Now, here they are making Act IV look good:

Credit ‘Wear’ Credit is Due — today’s young celebrities


Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous

Robin Maryland,
president, ActSensuous

In a comment earlier this week, one of our newest readers, Sheer Mike, made an interesting observation about a potentially negative effect of the “bear” legs movement that isn’t being talked about.

In part, this was Sheer Mike’s comment:

If we’re not careful and the “bear” legs trend continues another 8 to 10 years, I’m concerned we’ll lose a generation of women wearing pantyhose.  Yes, we need to continue finding ways to get more women under 40 to dress up and wear pantyhose … Maybe think about focusing on a younger demographic — girls age 10-16.

It’s a legitimate perspective (the prospect of losing a whole generation of potential pantyhose wearers) that probably has crossed many minds.  But not mine.  For some time, I’d been contemplating writing a post praising the many girls in their late teens and women in their 20s who already are devoted pantyhose wearers.

Occasionally, I visit some of the hundreds of websites on the Internet that are devoted to women in pantyhose, and am always happily amazed at the uncountable number of pictures they feature of women in pantyhose.  It makes me wonder how there ever was a bear (I quote the use of bear for the word bare on the first reference only) legs culture.  It also makes me wonder how the proponents of the bear legs movement sleep at night, because their collective hopes surely must be dying on the vine every day and in ever-increasing numbers.

Zhenia

Zhenia, a real, but otherwise unidentified teen pantyhose wearer.

While it is clear that there are millions of real girls throughout the world today who love pantyhose, there’s no way to begin to recognize them.  So this post is my attempt to praise the many young celebrities out there who seem to be devoted pantyhose wearers.   First, it’s easier to identify celebrities because they’re in the public eye, and second (and you’ve heard me say this a million times), celebrities have almost always been among the main influencers of society on fashion.

We owe a great thank-you to the hundreds of thousands of celebrities throughout the world who today continue to buck the once-widely-popular-but-not so-much-anymore-yet-still-lingering-in-some-numbers bear legs culture.  And they are doing that every day by wearing pantyhose in astounding numbers for all occasions and at all venues.

And while in this blog I have praised the likes of veteran actresses Milla Jovovich, Kim Basinger, Michelle Pfeifer, Linda Fiorentino, Fran Drescher, and others who seemed to never buy in to the bear legs movement, today’s post shines the spotlight on young celebrities who are frequent pantyhose wearers.

And it’s long overdue because these younger wearers are in the best position to influence the very generation Sheer Mike expressed concern over possibly losing.

Before we get into it, let me say that it is impossible to recognize everyone who deserves Credit, “Wear” Credit is Due, so please bear with me here.  I’m going to feature the young celebs I’ve observed as the most deserving of credit, not only because they most often wear pantyhose in the roles they play on TV or in the movies, but also, and actually more importantly, because they wear even when out in the real world, even when they don’t have to, and certainly, when no one would expect them to.  That is extremely credit-worthy.

Note: When investigating the hundreds of websites that post pictures of celebs in pantyhose, the numbers are so staggering, it’s almost impossible not to find a star who isn’t wearing at least once or twice.  Obviously, those celebs who wear that infrequently don’t really count as much, but hey, if they wear at all today, they deserve a bit of credit.

It’s possible that a couple of the young celebs I’ve chosen for this feature might actually belong in that only-once-in-a-while category, but they made it here because they look so good in pantyhose.  Case in point …

Kylie Jenner (16)

Kylie Jenner arrives on the red carpet for the Nickelodeon-26th-Annual Kids Choice Awards earlier this year.

Kylie Jenner arrives on the purple carpet for the Nickelodeon-26th-annual Kids Choice Awards earlier this year.

Let’s start with the youngest celeb (for this feature), Kylie Jenner.  Actually, I know nothing about her.  I’ve read that she is best known for appearing on the E! reality TV show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

Well, that explains why I’d never heard of her.  I am not a fan of reality TV shows.  But here’s why she’s in this post.  She’s 16, and look at the outfit she wore (right) to Nickelodeon’s 26th annual Kids’ Choice Awards earlier this year in Los Angeles, Calif.

I did a quick Google images search about the event and didn’t see one other celebrity wearing pantyhose.  Hate the booties, but love that they are open-toe and love her toenail polish under the sheer black pantyhose.  (Or is it that I love that she is not in the least influenced by those so-called fashion experts who try so hard to convince everyone that not only should pantyhose never be worn, but especially not with open-toe shoes?)

In researching Kylie, I saw no evidence that she is a dedicated, or even frequent pantyhose wearer, but the fact that she was convicted enough to wear this outfit during an event that was seen by an estimated 350 million households around the world, to me, she deserves praise.  Talk about setting a positive example for young women and girls in their late teen years!  Way to go, Kylie.

Molly Quinn (19)

Molly Quinn

Molly Quinn

An American actress of theatre, film and television, Molly might best be known for playing the daughter of mystery novelist and consultant to the New York Police Department Richard Castle on the ABC TV show, “Castle.”

I’ve watched the show occasionally and it’s pretty entertaining, but I never paid much attention to Molly’s character, so I’m not sure how often she’s in pantyhose on the show.  But considering the show’s been on since 2009, Molly would have been only 15 during the first season.

In any case, I’ve seen many pics of Molly wearing sheer pantyhose during publicity events or other public appearances, and at 19, that gets her the nod for this post.

AnnaSophia Robb (19)

AnnaSophia Robb most often can be seen in sheer nude pantyhose.

AnnaSophia Robb most often can be seen in sheer nude pantyhose.

Star of “The Carrie Diaries” teen television series on The CW, AnnaSophia plays a young Carrie Bradshaw in the prequel to HBO’s “Sex and the City” TV series.

Frequent readers of this blog know how I feel about that whole SATC thing, so suffice it to say that AnnaSophia is recognized here not so much because her infamous character actually wears pantyhose, as the show is set in 1984 (a fabulous year for pantyhose during an incredibly great pantyhose decade), but more because she is a frequent wearer in real life.

The few times I’ve paid attention, I’ve never not seen AnnaSophia appear as a guest on a talk show in which she didn’t wear a beautiful dress, high heels and sheer pantyhose.

Considering so few of today’s veteran TV and movie stars bother to wear pantyhose with their lovely outfits during talk show appearances, AnnaSophia deserves much credit for being a role model to young women.

Victoria Justice (20)

Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice

Here’s another young star I know nothing about, but in doing the research for this post, I’ve learned that she is an actress, singer-songwriter, and dancer who has appeared in several films and television series including Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101” and “Victorious.”

She has performed several songs for the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon musical, “Spectacular,”  in which she starred. She has recorded a number of songs for the Victorious series.  Victoria  earlier this year announced the release of her debut album.

At first, I wasn’t sure she belongs on this post, as she was bear-legged in most of the photos I could find of her.  But after further review, I was able to find several pics of her wearing sheer pantyhose in some of her roles on stage, TV shows and movies.

And while I didn’t find as many pics of her wearing just kind of out-and-about, ultimately, she makes this post because of the pics I’ve found of her wearing sheer pantyhose during her appearances on the red carpet, and as a hostess or a guest on TV awards and talk shows.

Hey, she’s only 20, and she most often presents herself professionally and with grace and elegance.  And, in the pics I have seen of her in sheer pantyhose, it would be difficult to find someone much more beautiful.

I hope Victoria continues to dress professionally and elegantly and set a positive example for other young women.

Ariana Grande (20)

Young artist Ariana Grande practically lives in pantyhose.

Young artist Ariana Grande practically lives in pantyhose.

Yet another young American actress, singer/songwriter I know nothing about, as I’ve never heard of any of the movies she’s been in, nor any of the songs she’s performed.  I just know this: There must be thousands of pics of Ariana in pantyhose.

Oh, and she grew up in Boca Raton, Florida — you know, where it’s hot.  All the time.  I’m sure there are many times she doesn’t wear pantyhose, but everytime I stumble across a photo of her, she’s wearing.  And, thankfully, her tights and pantyhose are most-often in a nude shade — not black.

If young women and girls in their late teens follow Ariana, she most certainly is setting a good example in the way she dresses, not only on stage, but also during promotional events and public appearances.  I am impressed.

Actress Miranda Cosgrove greets fans as host of a Nickelodeon event March 11, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder-Getty Images)

Actress Miranda Cosgrove greets fans as host of a Nickelodeon event March 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder-Getty Images)

Miranda Cosgrove (20) 

Probably my favorite 20-year-old celeb, Miranda starred in “iCarly”, a teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 2007 until November 2012.

I’ve watched the show a couple of times just to see her, and I can tell you that “iCarly” is most definitely a teen comedy, meaning it’s far too silly for me to watch for very long periods of time.  Nevertheless, Miranda is awfully cute.  And it’s not unusual to see her wearing sheer pantyhose in one or two scenes.

Considering that her age range was 14 to 19 during the show’s run, I think Miranda is truly exceptional for the sweet and good character she played, as well as for dressing pretty nicely while she was at it.

More importantly, today at 20, she frequently dresses professionally and quite femininely.  Appearing on TV shows, movies and talk and awards show, and performing on stage as a singer/songwriter, Miranda always seems to dress beautifully, most often wearing sheer pantyhose.

She is adorable, and I am becoming a fan.

Selena Gomez (21)

Even out-and-about, Selena Gomez most often dresses beautifully.

Selena Gomez

As much as I am lovin’ me some Miranda Cosgrove, you had to know Selena Gomez would make this feature.

The American singer and actress has a long list of hits, and always seems to conduct herself professionally, mostly dressing in beautiful outfits, complete with high heels and sheer pantyhose.

While it’s perfectly understandable that any 21-year-old woman today is going to want to dress comfortably, casually and for fun, what makes Selena special is how often she wears dresses, heels and sheer pantyhose not only on the job and for publicity appearances, but also just going shopping or out on the town.

I don’t know whether Selena is truly a devoted pantyhose wearer, but it certainly appears that she wears more often than not.

I like what I’ve seen of Selena and I believe she deserves much credit for setting a good example for other young women in the way she dresses.

Taylor Swift (23) 

Taylor Swift maintains a feminine look, often wearing sheer pantyhose.

Taylor Swift

During the early days of her career, it seems we’d often see Country pop/pop rock superstar singer/songwriter Taylor Swift in a dress with bear legs and cowboy boots or flat shoes.  Then, for a while there, she was more likely to be seen bear-legged, or in some cotton-ish tights, or sometimes in funky patterned hosiery.

But lately, I am seeing Taylor in heels and sheer pantyhose in her on-stage performances, as well as during public appearances.  And she looks awesome.

I am amazed at her songwriting prowess and it seems she can’t miss today, chalking up hit after hit.

I like Taylor Swift, and I hope she continues to grow as an artist and a role model in the way she dresses as a professional young entertainer.

Emma Watson (23)

Emma Watson often wears sheer pantyhose during public appearances.

Emma Watson

Emma is an English actress and model who likely is best known for her role in the Harry Potter movies.

I know nothing about Emma.

(I’m trying to be the only person on the planet to not read the books or see the movies about Harry Potter).  I’m funny that way.

Consequently, I don’t know whether or not she’s really a devoted pantyhose wearer, but in tooling about pantyhose websites on the Internet, it’s not particularly difficult to find pics of her wearing, and that’s good enough for me.

TV shows

While I love that so many of today’s young celebrities more often than not seem to favor wearing pantyhose, I have to wonder why that is?  How did they develop this devotion to pantyhose during an era when it was not considered fashionable to do so?   Was it because of values they learned from their parents, or the influence of some veteran actresses who always wore?  Or, was it their own desire to be professional?

Or was it something else?  Many of the young celebs I researched to feature in this post earned their claim to fame on TV shows or in movies in which their characters wore pantyhose.  So maybe it was the different costume designers’ decisions that their characters should be dressed in pantyhose, and the experience carried over into the young stars’ lives.

Gilmore Girls

Alexis Bledel appears to be a devoted wearer of sheer pantyhose.

Alexis Bledel appears to be a devoted wearer of sheer pantyhose.

One of the first young celebs I chose to feature in this post is Alexis Bledel because she is a frequent wearer of sheer pantyhose.

Alexis, 31, probably is best known for her role as Rory Gilmore in the comedy/drama television series, “Gilmore Girls.”

As the series ran from October 2000 to May 2007, Alexis was 19 to 26 years old when she was exposed to the fancy costumes she would wear as her character, Rory, a member of the wealthy Gilmore family.  Of course, all those beautiful outfits she wore for those seven years were typically paired with high heels and sheer nude pantyhose.

Today, as a star of TV shows and movies, and as a professional model, Alexis continues to dress beautifully, and often is seen in high heels and sheer pantyhose during many publicity events and public appearances.

Cast members of the CW's teen drama TV series, Gossip Girl, were routinely dressed in tights and sheer pantyhose

Cast members of the CW’s teen drama TV series, Gossip Girl, were routinely dressed in tights and sheer pantyhose

Gossip Girl

If my theory is accurate, and we should thank “Gilmore Girls” for positively influencing a young pantyhose goddess in Alexis Bledel, then we should all get down on our knees and worship “Gossip Girl.”  That’s because the CW’s teen drama television series must have instilled a pantyhose mentality in at least four young celebs who appear to be devoted wearers today.

OK, I’ll let you in on a little secret:  I’ve never seen a single episode of “Gossip Girl.”  The title alone was enough to keep me away, and I never gave it a chance.  So, I admit that I might be completely wrong here.  I may have no idea of what I’m talking about.  But in the few advertisements I’ve seen for the show, both on TV and in photos, it appears that the girls are usually wearing pantyhose or tights.  Somehow, anyway, I came away with the idea that “Gossip Girl” was a pantyhose kind of show.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

One thing is certain:  The show, which ran from September 2007 to December 2012, produced the likes of Blake Lively (26), Leighton Meester (27), Michelle Trachtenberg (27) and Taylor Momsen (20), each very often photographed wearing pantyhose during public appearances today.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

During the show’s run, Blake ranged in age from 20 to 25; Leighton from 21 to 26; Michelle from 20 to 25; and Taylor from 14 to 19.

Again, we have young stars who wore tights and pantyhose in their roles on a popular TV drama series for a teen audience, each of whom went on to become (seemingly) devoted pantyhose wearers.

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Obviously, there’s no way (that I am aware of) to know for certain whether these celebs (or any of the ones featured in this post)  truly are devoted pantyhose wearers, so I am basing my reasoning on how easy it is to find pictures on the Internet of them wearing.

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen

And in the case of all of them in this post — and particularly, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Taylor Momsen — my conclusion is they indeed are devoted wearers of pantyhose.

Incidentally, since I’ve never watched “Gossip Girl,” my apologies if there were other young actresses on the show who equally deserve to be featured here.  These four are the ones with whom I am familiar.

Movies

Just as there have been several television series that featured young characters who frequently wore pantyhose, there are even more movies that did the same thing, also possibly being the influence of some awesome young celebs who’ve become known for being dedicated pantyhose wearers today.

With all due respect to “Adventures in Babysitting,” for this post, I’m not talking about movies that had one or two scenes in which a character appeared in pantyhose, but rather ones in which the main character(s) wore pantyhose through most of the film.   And one of my favorites is …

“Clueless”

Alicia Silverstone as Cher prepares to go out on the town in a scene from "Clueless."

Alicia Silverstone as Cher prepares to go out on the town in a scene from “Clueless.”

Set in Beverly Hills, Calif., “Clueless” stars a young Alicia Silverstone as the beautiful, super popular and fabulously wealthy Cher, a sweet and innocent, but totally superficial teenage girl who is oblivious to anything but her status atop her high school social scene.  The 1995 comedy is cute, fun and funny.

But, I’m not a film critic, and the reason “Clueless” makes this post is because Alicia wears beautiful dresses with high heels and sheer (thankfully, nude or suntan) pantyhose throughout most of the movie.

While “Clueless” was never going to win any awards, it was considered a “sleeper” hit in 1995, and helped to launch other lucrative offers for Alicia, who herself won five awards for her performance, including Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (American Comedy Awards), Best Female Newcomer (Blockbuster Entertainment Awards), Best Female Performance, and Most Desirable Female (MTV Movie Awards), and Best Breakthrough Performer (National Board of Review).

Alicia has enjoyed a successful career as an actress, film and television producer, author, and animal rights and environmental activist, but unlike the young celebs featured above, Alicia, who was just 19 when she starred in “Clueless,” never really became what I’d think of as a pantyhose kind of girl.

Indeed, it is nearly impossible to find a picture of her in pantyhose on a Google image search.  Too bad because she looked so fabulous in pantyhose in “Clueless.”

Still, because the film was released in 1995, just at the cusp of the onset of the awful bears legs movement, Alicia should hold a special place in our hearts for her role in “Clueless.”

 

“Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”

Lindsay Lohan in a scene from "Confessions."

Lindsay Lohan in a scene from “Confessions.”

This cute teen comedy released in February 2004 starred, in particular, two young actresses, each of whom have become high profile celebrities in their own rights.  Today, each has a pretty strong connection to pantyhose; one I would call an absolute pantyhose goddess.

Lindsay Lohan (27)

Lindsay Lohan has proved she is a devoted wearer of sheer pantyhose.

Lindsay Lohan has proved she is a devoted wearer of sheer pantyhose.

With 26 movies to her credit so far, starting with the 1998 Disney movie, “Parent Trap,” in which she won Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress, and a lead role in the 2004 movie, “Mean Girls,” for which she won an MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, Lindsay is an accomplished actress.

But before “Mean Girls,” her first lead role was in the 2004 movie, “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” for which she won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star.

Throughout the majority of the movie, Lindsay’s character wears dresses, heels and sheer pantyhose.

As Lindsay was only 18 years old at the time she made the movie, I wonder if it was the influence of her character’s wardrobe that ultimately led to her becoming a bona fide pantyhose kind of girl?

Lindsay may not exactly have a Disney image anymore, but the drama queen at least gets my praise for being a frequent wearer of sheer pantyhose in movie roles, TV show roles, modeling gigs, work as a professional recording artist, and perhaps more importantly, in public appearances on and off the clock.

Megan Fox (27)

Always professional, classy and elegant, Megan Fox always wears beautiful outfits, complete with high heels and sheer pantyhose.

Always professional, classy and elegant, Megan Fox is dedicated and consistent in wearing beautiful outfits, complete with high heels and sheer pantyhose.

If Lindsay Lohan could be considered a frequent, if not devoted, pantyhose wearer, then Megan Fox is the ultimate pantyhose goddess of the universe.   There!  I said it.

Beginning her acting career in 2001, Megan already has been nominated for awards 19 times, and won six times, including: For her role in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” in 2009, a Teen Choice Award for Summer Movie Star Female and a Scream Award for Best Sci-Fi Actress;  for her starring role in “Jennifer’s Body” in 2010, two Teen Choice Awards for Female Hottie, and Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller.

But it was in 2004 when Megan made her film debut in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” co-starring opposite Lindsay in a supporting role as Lindsay’s character’s rival.  And, as lovely as Lindsay looked in a dress and pantyhose and heels, Megan looked incredibly amazing dressed the same way.

Like Lindsay, Megan was 18 years old when “Confessions” was released.  Today, the actress and professional model is in every sense of the word a devoted pantyhose goddess, always dressing beautifully in a dress, high heels and sheer (thankfully, usually, nude or suntan) pantyhose when appearing as a guest, a host, or just making a public appearance.

From what I’ve observed, and with all due respect and thanks to Zooey Deschanel, there may not be any other young female celebrity on the planet who more consistently is seen wearing sheer pantyhose.

With so many young women and girls in their late teens all over the world demonstrating their love for wearing pantyhose today, the future indeed looks bright.  And much of the credit for this should go to young actresses, models, singers and entertainers for setting such good examples.

This is why we shouldn’t expend any energy worrying about the negative propaganda by so-called fashion experts, and the haterizing by proponents of the bear legs culture, potentially causing a whole generation of young women to miss the opportunity of dressing professionally, femininely, and with class and elegance by including sheer pantyhose in their wardrobes.

Undoubtedly, I’ve left out lots of young celebs, TV shows and movies that honor our love of pantyhose.  So, my friends, here’s your chance to recognize your favorites.  Send me your comments and tell me who else deserves Credit “Wear” Credit is Due.

Meanwhile, here is a gallery of pics of some of the celebs featured in this post, and some who weren’t (only because of space issues).  And, if you’re nice, I’ll keep this section fluid, so you can send me your own pics of your favorite young celebrities in pantyhose, and I’ll add them here.

Real-life ‘Covert Affairs’ type loves her pantyhose


Robin Maryland,
president, ActSensuous

When I created ActSensuous in 2001, I was hoping there was at least a small market for 100 percent nylon, completely sheer-to-waist pantyhose.

I never dreamed we’d have several hundred customers from every corner of the world, including in almost every state in the U.S.

But we do.  From Atlanta to Australia, from Boston to Bangkok, from California to Chile’, from Denver to Denmark, we have devoted customers.  And they’re also in China, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam.  I love it.

I get many email letters from customers, and I answer each one.  I’ve gotten to know many of them, and they include bankers, lawyers, doctors, business owners, and now, add spy!

Lacey prepares to leave her house to head to her “spy” job, wearing her usual ensemble of a fabulous skirt and top, high heels and Act III Suntan pantyhose.

OK, well, I don’t know if she’s really a spy (but getting information out of her is practically impossible, so maybe), but one of our newest customers – we’ll call her Lacey (because she told us to) – works for the U.S. government, specifically, the Department of Defense.

In this blog, you’ve read my criticism of the costume designer for the movie “Salt,” because he or she didn’t dress Angelina Jolie’s character in pantyhose with her impressive skirt suit.  (Idiot!)  And you’ve read my lashing of the costume director of the TV drama, “Covert Affairs,” because he or she misses too many opportunities to dress Piper Perabo’s character in pantyhose to complement the gorgeous dresses and stilletos she wears.

C’mon, I say.  A female spy or operative for the CIA goes “bear”-legged with her suits and high heels?  I don’t think so.

And neither does Lacey.

“I work from home most days, but do have to go to the office one or two days a week,” she said.  “When I go to the office, I am always in a skirt, heels and pantyhose. When I work from home, usually, I wear just a cami (camisole) top, shorts and pantyhose.”

Even when working from home, Lacey wears only a comfortable shirt and pantyhose, in this case, Act III Nude.

Wow, even when working from home, Lacey wears pantyhose.  Now, this is my kind of girl.

(Note: In the gallery below, you’ll see several pics of Lacey at home wearing her favorite colors in our Act III line.)

Despite today’s dressed-down society, which seems to prefer casual attire regardless of the event or venue, Lacey, 29, embraces the wearing of pantyhose.

“I love being in just my cami, shorts and pantyhose at home,” she said.  “But I know how to dress for the function and occasion.  A wedding, a funeral, a party thrown by and for high-level business associates, a formal event or important social gathering – pantyhose are for all those occasions.”

And Lacey doesn’t waste any time or energy wondering or worrying about whether other women will be wearing during these occasions.

“I wear pantyhose because I love them,” she said.  “It has nothing to do with the others at a function.  In any case, I know my legs will get looks.”

Indeed, Lacey gets noticed all the time at work and everywhere she goes.  She gets lots of compliments, too.  Sometimes by acquaintances, sometimes by strangers, and often by coworkers.  Her favorite compliment?

“It was from one of the interns we had,” Lacey said.  “She told me she never wore pantyhose and rarely wore skirts, but after seeing my legs, she said she was going to wear skirts and try pantyhose.”

Lacey adheres to an exercise routine, which includes yoga, to maintain her fighting figure, and those incredible legs of hers. Here, she works out in Act III Pink.

It would seem impossible not to notice Lacey’s legs.  They are quite muscular, yet, very shapely.  And, supporting her 5’3, 120-pound, size 4 figure, those legs are kept in shape by Lacey’s regimen, which includes running 2 miles a day, practicing yoga, playing tennis, and walking her dogs every day.

Lacey says her legs are the part of her body of which she’s most proud.

“A lot of it is genetics,” she said. “I have a muscular frame to begin with.  I don’t work out my upper body because I would look too masculine.  I think my legs look strong and feminine though.”

Lacey’s sculpted legs are softened a bit by wearing sheer pantyhose, in this case, Act III Suntan.

She’s got that right.  What’s really cool is that she most often wears very sheer pantyhose that not only enhance the look of, but actually soften those impressive muscles and glamourize, her super toned legs.

From where did Lacey’s devotion to pantyhose come?  She said it started when she was a little girl growing up in the Philadelphia area.  Lacey’s mother wanted her to wear dressses even though most girls her age didn’t.

“If I wore a dress, I always had on tights,” Lacey said.  “When I got older, I moved to skirts and pantyhose.  When I got to the business world, I felt hosiery was a part of professionalism. Pantyhose give your legs a nice, sleek glow.”

Lacey, who holds a college degree in business, said if she weren’t working for the D.O.D., she’d like to be “A professional shopper and party hopper.  I love to be in a sexy cocktail dress, pantyhose and heels, going from one party to the next.”

To Lacey, it’s all about being a good person and looking her best.  She describes herself as being passionate about friends, shopping, and fashion. And that means complementing her pretty outfits with pantyhose.

“I love to get dressed in a cute dress, pantyhose and heels for a night on the town, she said.”

More about Lacey and pantyhose:

On wearing – For me, pantyhose are proper with any dress or skirt. I think pantyhose add to any style.  I wear mostly sheer pantyhose, but do have lots of patterned and specialty pantyhose and tights.

When did you first realize you love them – 7th grade dance (my first formal). When I was in middle school, I realized that high heels fit more comfortably when wearing pantyhose, and they covered imperfections in your legs, such as cuts and bruises from playing sports.

What size do you wear – Size A or small.

Your favorite shade – Tan.  I like the neutral colors that are more skintone.

On how they make you feel – More confident and sexy.

On getting compliments – Others notice because pantyhose make your legs stand out in a positive way.  I have received compliments about how nice my legs look and I know it was because of the sheerness of the pantyhose.

On the bare legs movement – I think women overlook the enhancement value pantyhose give to your legs and do not realize that all pantyhose are not uncomfortable.

I am so happy to have gotten to know Lacey, and I thank her for agreeing to model some of her favorite colors of Act III pantyhose for us.  You can view a gallery of her pics below.  They were taken by a mutual friend of ours, Kim, a professional photographer whom you’ll get to know in an upcoming feature on The ActSensuous Blog.

Meanwhile, enjoy Lacey’s gallery.

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