What makes a woman feel like a woman? Is it long, flowing hair, a never-ending, curvalicious bodyscape, or the lofty tingles of sky-high stilettos? Maybe it’s how she walks into a room with perfect poise, or the way she knows how to wear flowers in her hair. Some sisters say they feel most like a woman when they contour their luscious lips in a bold shade of rouge. Let’s not even start on the little black dress phenomenon.
The only thing one can assume to know about the ever-elusive ‘feline factor’ is that no two women will agree on what exactly it is. No wonder a man has such a hard time buying for the special woman in his life. Let’s try to cut him some slack and do some of the figuring-out for him.
What if there was one commonality to rule them all? What if there was a single sure ingredient to encourage a woman’s sense of femininity?
The research is back, people, and it’s pretty conclusive: no woman anywhere, ever, reported feeling less than the total embodiment of femininity when wearing, drum roll please…hosiery.
Even the word is perfect, sensuous; easy on the lips. Consider that gentle, breezy first h, followed by a low O. The French-reminiscent iery ending adds old-world, sophisticated charm, topping the word off as tastefully as brie on a cracker. Ho-siery. Yes, that’s what makes a woman feel like a woman.
Imagine the smooth, glossy, fine-like-the-ether feel of thin fabric teamed with a look designed to enhance the beauty of a woman’s legs. Now you have an insight into why hosiery is one of the oldest accessories in the history of women’s fashion.
Whether cut above the knee or higher up the thigh with a delicately stitched fringe, hosiery – in all its forms – has been the special friend a woman can call reliable. Who to go to when the world tries to make her feel androgynous, or less than lady-like? Hosiery. Who to call on to impress on those first dates? Hosiery. Hosiery is a covert accomplice, a loyal wingman that doesn’t disappoint.
The feline factor? You got it: hosiery.