The Pantyhose Gallery
A Feature of Fashion Flashbacks
Featuring a fresh crop
of panty ho' images
from guest pimp Stephanyo.
Captions and Comments
by Lanajean Vecchione
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Check out the babe with
the funky strut. She's wearing Glamorous Gams by Karla. Glams
is a mildly irritating vintage word used to describe the legs.
These won't bag or sag. . .it's like buying a girdle for the gams.
There's a coupon guarantee from the International Institute of
Pantyhose. Now you know Glamour Gams are a wise choice.
Little Prune was a brand
with the nude heel flattery. Why would they name pantyhose little
prune? Were they the color of prunes? Luckily, there's an entire
paragraph devoted to these concerns. Here's a package quote:
"Sure it's a ridiculous name. We admit it. You'll also admit
that Little Prune pantyhose will look slightly ridiculous to you
when you take them out of the package. All wrinkled and shapeless,
like a little prune."
Now we get it! But who wants wrinkled and shapeless prune legs?
No wonder this brand didn't survive.
Here's a cool package
design featuring a sweater babe that reminds me of Audrey Hepburn.
Everybody didn't get to be a star like Audrey, and here's the
fate of one in particular, banished to modeling no-name 'hose.
At least I thought these were no-name 'hose. In very small print
I finally found the manufacturer name.
It's Shulte and Deickhoff.
Yes, it was better that decided to keep the name hidden.
Now here's one to keep me
in the pantyhose critic business. What is it about these Legs that
seem a little off? Maybe it is the air brushed breasts. Maybe it
is the stupid sub name, Krinkle Wrinkle. This generic brand was
scamming the general public into thinking these were L'eggs brand
pantyhose. . .is that most disturbing?
No. The most disturbing thing is that they were guaranteed for 30
days of wear, just return the enclosed "warranty certificate' with
your worn hose.
Now here's the real thing, from the real L'egg's pantyhose.
They wanted to make sure you knew the flat package above had nothing
to do with them. In this ad there's a sketch of the revolving leg
egg nest, a picture of a L'eggs egg on the sugar package in the
ad, and a pantyhose model who looks like she just hatched the egg
in her hand. Yup, no flat packages here, plus twenty-five cents
off some sugar, honey. What a sweet deal.
continue your tour of vintage pantyhose packages, click part two below.
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