Are pantyhose supposed to be disposable?
I don’t wear pantyhose very often - mostly because I don’t wear dresses or skirts much in the winter. I only have two skirts (both are part of a suit) and really no winter dresses (as in, dresses with sleeves, because I can’t stand being cold). I don’t own these garments because I don’t own a long winter coat. I mean, I DID own a winter coat, but then someone stole it from a restaurant about 4 years ago and I haven’t seen one I like since. Not that I’ve looked too hard, because the lack of coat leads to the giving away of unworn skirts and dresses, which lessens the need for the coat.
Anyway, it’s really warm out today, so I put on one of my skirt suits and a brand new pair of pantyhose. Like, I pulled them out of the package and slipped them on. Two seconds ago, I crossed my legs and now have a big run that goes from my crotch to the middle of my calf on the inside of my leg. Luckily my skirt comes to my knee and I’m wearing tall boots, so it’s not really a crisis, but STILL! I cannot get more than one wear out of pantyhose, ever. I don’t think I’m wearing the wrong size – I fit quite neatly into the size guide limits. I’m not doing anything taxing on my legs, like sitting on a spiky chair, rubbing against a cactus or wrestling with a porcupine.
So, what’s the deal with pantyhose? Are they meant to be disposable? If they are, why do they cost so much?