SHEER TOE, COTTON GUSSET

IF you have the patience to rat through the baskets of old socks and hats and scarves in op shops you can find some gems. In the past few w...


IF you have the patience to rat through the baskets of old socks and hats and scarves in op shops you can find some gems. In the past few weeks I have amassed a nice little collection of pastel stockings from years past, still in their packaging. The lavender pair has already been paired with an off white Dior skirt bought from an op shop last year for $10, grey knit and deep purple belt. I’ve also donned the Leon Worth Shades, in carbine. The back of the package says: “Fashion designer Leon Worth now supplies you with all the shade of pantyhose you could possibly want and then some”. Copywriting gold. The yellow package of Holeproof Gelati Flavours, in pistachio, was $1.20 at Grace Bros in 1974. I kid you not. They’re as old as I am. I also have two pale pink pairs, one from Razza Matazz – colour called shell – and one by Holeproof Marilyn, in a colour called pinup. Who thought of these names?

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4 comments

  1. Love those Holeproof Sheer Tops. Just what you need when your on a swing and showing a bit of leg!

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  2. Yes! I do hunt through the hosiery section at the oppy - once I found and bought a white pair with flocked purple spots... I was so proud of them until I put them on and realised that my legs looked like they were covered in a strange yucky yet uniform skin disease!
    I love finding red ones.

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  3. Nice collection.
    As for the orchid, this is the first time in 4 years it has flowered, and the first time in 4 years I have payed it any attention. But I can say it gets all the morning sun. Hopefully one day your orchids will surprise!!

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  4. You are an inspiration to op-shoppers the world over! Must get in that sock bin for a rummage soon.

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