My First Pair Of PantyhoseIt was 1968 and I was 18. I had been dressing on a regular basis since I was 11 and Mom enjoyed having a daughter. I had let my hair grow long as was the fashion and Mom always helped me style it when I was Lisa, otherwise it just hung from a center part. I
t was Good Friday and Mom and I were out shopping for our Easter outfits when I saw it. It was a beautiful bright pink dress witha matching blazer in the Juniors department at Sears. I begged Mom to let me try it on and it fit like a glove, the only problem was it was quite short as was the fashion back then. Mom loved it on me but said it was too short as there was no way I could sit and not show my girdle hem and stocking tops. I was about to head back to take it off when the lady suggested that I try wearing pantyhose rather than stockings.
Both Mom and I had never heard of them so she explained what they were and even hiked up her hem to show us a lot of leg and no stocking top! She said it was the rage for all young girls and Mom should consider them for me. I looked at Mom with puppy dog eyes and she said alright so I got the dress and we headed off to hosiery where Mom got me 2 pairs of pantyhose as welll as 2 for herself. After she found a pretty light blue dress for herself she took me to foundations where I got a pretty lacy pink full slip to wear under my new dress. She then saw the girdles advertised for over pantyhose and just smiled. We each got two.
I reember that Easter well as I felt like a princess in my new dress and pantyhose, Mom wore them too that day for the first time. Sure Mom insisted I wear a girdle with them as did she and I still wear a girdle to this day, whether over my pantyhose or to hold my stockings but that Easter was extra special to me and I will always remember it fondly.