Hosiery for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Version
Quote of the day: “A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.” Kathleen Hogan Madzin
We were gifted this hosiery from Fiore, but I was not paid to write this post.
This is the category that it is most common for us women to pull out our pantyhose. Especially the black ones since formal attire is so naturally black! The hosiery I picked for our posts from Fiore, is certainly tame and usual, but the company does have some very interesting designs available. The price is less than $10 a pair which is a plus since we all know the fragility of this item! Besides it’s nice to have a couple extra pairs in your possession in case the inevitable run happens. The first two posts in this series focused on wearing these same hose for the office (here) and with a casual outfit (here).
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I knitted this “wrap” but don’t wear it much. I love that it has “sleeves” but I wish it were longer in the back to actually keep me warm. It was a one-skein project and I tend to wear it more as just a short scarf.
Hosiery: Fiore-Janessa (here)~~Dress: Elana Kattan (similar here)~~Wrap: I knitted it (similar here–I wish mine was more like this)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Necklace: Charming Charlies (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I do think a sheer pair of black hose looks fabulous with a black dress, so there is some contrast between legs and skirt! Isn’t Nancy’s hemline terrific?
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom loves wearing any kind of hosiery to cover up her legs! We just cleaned out her hosiery drawer and found that she has over 100 pairs!! Anyone else out there guilty of this
hoarding collecting phenomenon?
Thanks to Fiore for the inspiration and hosiery! Mom loved these tights because they were quite opaque. She did think they ran a little small and would have gone up a size.
And here’s some dressy dresses to go out on the town wearing: