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Tights, Stockings & Pantyhose: The Politics of Covering Up

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(Original story published on November 17, 2015, on Mode.com.)

Hosiery is a personal choice, like jewellery, scarves, or hats. You slip on a pair (read: yank them up your legs until you topple over) to accessorize a look, be warmer in frosty temps, and, erm, conceal pale gams. But believe it or not, they’re one of the most scrutinized things you may own, having provoked conflicting views (and even policies) over colours, patterns, when to wear them, and how.

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