Clothing can be, quite literally, an extension of who we are. It can skim the body in such a way that looks and feels like a second skin. Consider undergarments: these items are used for both coverage and support beneath our regular clothes. Some have garnered their own acclaim by being worn alone, creating a new trend that has challenged societal acceptability of what makes an outfit; the slip dress is an iconic example of this trend. This is also true of another, albeit more subtle, accessory: hosiery. While the name for it may vary depending on the context (hose, pantyhose, leggings, stockings, tights, socks, etc.) the concept of hosiery has maintained a level of relevance for centuries.

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