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Stockings Hung With Care? ~ The History of Ordinary Things – The Waynedale News

Stockings refer to over-the-knee hosiery. They have been worn by European noble men for horseback riding since the 15th & 16th centuries. In 1560, Queen Elizabeth I began wearing knit silk stockings for their softness and comfort. They were held up by garters attached to a belt or corset.

In the early 1900s, stockings were knit flat, cut, and sewn together down the back of the leg. This created the famous back seam which incidentally was not popular among women who wanted to appear as if they were not wearing stockings. Imagine the scandal of appearing in public with bare legs! And then there was the matter of getting the seam straight on your leg.

Full-fashion stockings came in sizes 8.5 to 10 which considered the shoe size and leg width. They tended to bag at the ankles because the fiber had no elasticity and stockings were overcut at the ankle to get your foot into it. As dresses became shorter in the 1920s, it was socially unacceptable for a woman to leave the house without her legs covered. Pants were not yet an option, so stockings had their heyday.

Stockings were typically made of silk or the newest thread, rayon, which came to the market in 1917. Rayon, made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree, was the first silk substitute. A mix of silk or rayon with cotton supplied the best of both materials and longest wear.

Fishnet stockings revealed too much leg for most women. In the 1920s, they were worn only by show girls and those especially naughty flappers. The flappers, not wanting to wear garters or girdles, created rolled garters to hold up stockings rolled below the knees. Flappers also applied a little leg make-up to their bare knees to tease men with a risqué glimpse of skin.

In 1930, the DuPont Company created NYLON, the first synthetic fiber made entirely from chemicals. The new fiber was touted “as strong as steel, as fine as a spider’s web”. It was introduced for fishing line, toothbrush bristles and surgical sutures. Nylon stockings were shown to the American public at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Women loved them!

In 1937, Louis Goldschmidt, a German sock maker, invented a fine gauge knitting machine to create a circular sock. They were shaped by pressing them on a form. Women soon had a tubular stocking with NO SEAMS.

In 1942, nylon went to war replacing the Japanese silk in parachutes and tents. Stocking factories were repurposed to produce wartime necessities. Bare legs were still unacceptable, so women used a leg make-up to stain their legs and drew leg seams with an eyeliner pencil to give the impression that they were wearing stockings. In 1948, those war-time factories began producing stockings again.

In the 1940s, Dunlop chemists (the tire people) developed Lastex, thin strands of rubber wrapped in cotton threads. Used in bras and girdles, Lastex was great for firming, but HOT, as rubber does not breathe. In 1949 Dupont created a type of stretchy polyurethane fabric trademarked under the name Lycra. Also referred to as Spandex or elastane, it was introduced in bras and girdles in 1959.

Panti-Legs were also introduced in 1959 and took hold in the ‘60s with the popularity of the mini-skirt. The pantyhose made girdles unnecessary, but women continued to wear them for the shaping they desired. The “control top” previewed in 1970.

Pantyhose became a staple in every teen and woman’s wardrobe. Sales expanded as more women went to work.

The glory days of stockings came to an end in the 1990s. Women were wearing pants with trouser socks. The casual fashion styles had arrived.

Spandex was introduced in the footless Spanx leg coverings which were intended for under garments, but quickly expanded to outerwear. The life cycle for hosiery had peaked and waned.

Today exposed skin is the norm. But that too will evolve.

What will be next?

Doris is a collector, a storyteller and a free-lance curator whose passion is unlocking the stories in collections from family or private individuals. She develops and installs exhibits in small museums, libraries, and public spaces. And she writes about her experiences in her column, The History of Ordinary Things.> Read Full Biography> More Articles Written By This Writer Latest posts by Doris Montag (see all)

Garter Belt-Like Accessory for Men Keeps Your Shirt Tucked in at All Times

A Slovenian designer frustrated with constantly having to re-tuck his shirt into his pants has created a garter-belt-like shirt holder for men that keeps the wearer’s shirt tucked in at all times. The S-Holder is work around the thighs and attaches to the shirt via metal clips.
“I came up with the idea because I hated having to re-tuck my shirt all the time,” said 21-year-old Nik Vene, the inventor of S-Holder. “I was always having problems with this, so I did some market research and did not find anything that would help me. This inspired me to create something new, which was beautifully designed and made from high quality materials.”
Vene claims he spent six month turning his idea into a reality, and another five months creating an improved version. The S-Holder has adjustable side straps, new clips and comes in different color options. the young entrepreneur is so confident that there is a real demand for something that saves men the trouble of having to constantly re-tuck their shirts that he has recently started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Photo: S-Holder/Kickstarter
This is actually Vene’s second crowdfunding campaign, after he successfully reached his goal for the original T-Holder, last year. A lot of people apparently loved the idea, but also made some potential improvement suggestions, which resulted in the new S-Holder. Now he’s back on Kickstarter asking for some more money, and men are more than glad to give it to him. With 54 days to go, the S-Holder campaign has already surpassed its $5,000 goal, raising an impressive $20,081 (at the time of this writing) from 553 backers.

Photo: S-Holder/Kickstarter
“We have already satisfied people of many professions, from lawyers, managers, CEOs, and accountants, to waiters and professors,” Vene said. “I feel amazing when I get positive customer feedback. It’s very nice to get an order, but for me it’s much more important that the customer feels satisfied with our product.”

Photo: S-Holder/Kickstarter
I for one find the success of the S-Holder very surprising. It’s not that I don’t see it’s usefulness, especially as a guy who always struggles with keeping his shirt tucked in, but it’s just that we’ve had similar products for years. Shirt Stays, for example, do essentially the same thing, only they connect your shirt to your stuck, thus keeping the shirt tucked in and the socks pulled up at the same time. People in the military have apparently been wearing this kind of thing for decades. There are also dozens of accessories very similar to S-Holder on sites like Amazon or Alibaba.
UPDATE: Soon after posting this article, I was contacted by Nik Vene, who explained that the similar suspenders available online right now are actually copycats of his original product, the T-Holder. That actually makes a lot of sense, now that I think about it. Remember that guy who had his Kickstarteri dea copied by Chinese manufacturers before he had a chance to launch it? Those guys don’t lose any time, do they? Anyway, the products I linked to above are apparently just cheap replicas of the original T-Holder.
S-Holder is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter, for a promotional price of $38.

Sushio, Mai Yoneyama Return to Work on New Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Anime Project – News

© Trigger, Hiroyuki ImaishiStudio Trigger staff members confirmed at a panel for the studio at Anime NYC on Friday that both Sushio and Mai Yoneyama are returning to work on the new Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime project. Hiromi Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Imaishi, and Shigeto Koyama attended the panel, and Yoneyama attended the end of the panel.Yoneyama worked as a key animator on the previous Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime, marking her debut as a key animator. Sushio will work on the new project as an animator. He had worked as an animation director and key animator on the original show. Studio Trigger had noted at Anime Expo in July that Sushio wanted to work as key animator on the new work, but Trigger did not officially confirm his work on the project at that time.
The panel on Friday solicited ideas from the audience for a new character who will appear in the anime. The panel also showed several production sketches and visuals, as well as character images of characters who may or may not appear in the final work.
The 13-episode anime originally aired in 2010. Funimation released the anime on home video in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2019.
Source: Studio Trigger panel at Anime NYC (Larry Furry)

Dolly Parton Is Rockstar-Chic In Fishnet Stockings And Curve-Hugging Bodysuit Ahead Of New Album Drop

Dolly Parton continues to promote her upcoming album, Rockstar, (set for a November 17th release) in style! The country music icon, 77, has taken to Instagram, sharing a series of new sizzling posts that feature her in an all-black ensemble, designed to bring attention to her first rock album.With collaborations featuring renowned artists like her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, fellow country-pop crooner Sheryl Crow, rock legends like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, and more, Parton’s new album promises to be an exciting and dynamic addition to her already impressive repertoire.In the new photos and videos shared with her 6.4 million IG Instagram followers, Parton looks fierce in a shiny black leather bodysuit that hugs her curves, classic fishnet tights, and thigh-high, lace-up boots. The “Jolene” hitmaker poses on a pink satin background while holding a black electric guitar, adorned with silver chain detailing.Dolly Parton Simmers In A Bold And Sultry All-Black Get-Up While Promoting New AlbumParton’s finishing touches include cat-eye sunglasses, metal dangly earrings, chunky rings, and a hot pink manicure, creating an unforgettable and impactful image that perfectly captures the essence of her new music. The “Here You Come Again” singer’s fans on IG couldn’t get enough of her outfit, and headed to comment sections under her recent posts to share their thoughts on her monochromatic ensemble and rock-and-roll yet girly aesthetic.“Marilyn Monroe vibes, but rock star version,” one wrote as another added, regarding her “ageless” appearance: “You just keep getting younger and younger.” Someone else chimed in, commenting: “STUNNNNNNING.” One replied: “Dolly honey, you wear a mean black leather and continue to look good.”So far from her new album, Parton has shared a number of “epic” tracks that fans have also praised. These include a collaborative rendition of “Wrecking Ball” between her and Cyrus, 30, who initially sang the 2013 track, another team-up between her and Linda Perry for a cover of the 4 Non Blondes classic, “What’s Up,” a new recording of “Let It Be” with her vocals paired with those of McCartney, 81, and Starr, 83, an original song “Bygones” with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, a new version of Heart’s “Magic Man” with Ann Wilson, and more.Parton has also noted (by releasing the official track list) that other songs on the record will feature collabs with Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry, Melissa Etheridge, P!nk, Brandi Carlile, Peter Frampton, Chris Stapleton, Steven Tyler, John Fogerty, Sting and so many more.Fan anticipation is high for the opportunity to indulge in the entirety of the new album! One devotee on IG referred to it as the “most anticipated album of the year” as another stressed that they are “so excited” and “can’t wait to get the album tomorrow!!!” (Us, too!)

Maisie Williams looks typically quirky in a semi-sheer ruffled gown with fishnet stockings at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

Maisie Williams looked typically quirky as she attended the star-studded GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on Wednesday.The actress, 26, caught the eye in a semi-sheer ruffled gown with fishnet stockings as she posed for photos at the Royal Opera House’s Paul Hamlyn Hall. The unusual number featured an asymmetric bodice with silver sequins and a blue, tulle skirt. Maisie topped off her look with a dramatic eyeliner and elevated her height with a pair of sparkly heels. The Game Of Thrones star showed of her unique sense of style, flashing a smile for the cameras while walking the red carpet.  Style: Maisie Williams, 26, looked typically quirky as she attended the star-studded GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on Wednesday Statement: The actress caught the eye in a semi-sheer ruffled gown with fishnet stockings as she posed for photos at the Royal Opera House’s Paul Hamlyn Hall GQ Men of the Year celebrates stars from entertainment, fashion and sport who have made 2023 a year to remember. The 26th annual event will be hosted by Amelia Dimoldenberg, in association with fashion brand Boss. This years list of honourees include Jack Antonoff, Gary Lineker, Wrexham AFC’s Paul Mullin, Paapa Essiedu, and Top Boy’s Malcolm Kamulete. Other stars to make this year’s list also include, footballers Mary Earps and Jenni Hermoso, athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson and film maker Molly Manning Walker. Each of the 26 honoured stars will also grace their own solo cover of the Men’s magazine which will be revealed in the coming days. The evening was held at the Royal Opera House’s Paul Hamlyn Hall which is located in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. Honourees were treated to a lavish gift bag inclusive of this year’s best skincare and fragrances as well as an exclusive piece of art and Vault Membership at The Ned. Maisie’s outing comes after Apple TV+ unveiled the first images from The New Look  ahead of the drama series’ debut next February. Stunning: The unusual number featured an asymmetric bodice with silver sequins and a blue, tulle skirt The 10-episode historical drama series from Todd A. Kessler stars Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior, Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel and Maisie as Resistance heroine Catherine Dior.Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, the series centres on fashion designers Christian Dior, Coco Chanel as they navigate the horrors of World War II and launch modern fashion.It will also star John Malkovich as French couturier Lucien Lelong and Emily Mortimer as socialite and close associate of Coco Chanel Elsa Lombardi.The series will make its global debut with the first three episodes on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Wednesday through April 3. GQ MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2023: THE HONOUREES

Jack Antonoff   Flo    Black Coffee   Lev Tanju and Gareth Skewis   Bianca Saunders   Paapa Essiedu   Lucy Prebble   Jasmine Jobson   Molly Manning Walker   Paul Mullin  Rema    Simone Rocha    David Jonsson   Emily Maitlis   Malcolm Kamulete   Yomi Adegoke   Katarina Johnson-Thompson   Gary Lineker   Mary Earps   Jenni Hermoso  

Older brides with fancy towns, garter belts, DJs

NEW YORK – SherryLynne Heller-Wells always wanted a fairytale wedding.So when she tied the knot last year, she spared no detail. She walked down the aisle in a flowing ivory gown with a long veil and lacey bolero jacket. Ten flower-toting bridesmaids and seven groomsmen were in the wedding party. And after the ceremony, 100 guests dined on beef tenderloin, clams casino and a three-tier vanilla cake.The cost, including a fireworks show during the reception, was $45,000.Heller-Wells wasn’t some blushing new bride, though. When the retired registered nurse, 64, wed her husband, Clyde, a small-business owner who is 65, it was her second time at the altar.”I met my Prince Charming. He swept me off my feet,” says the Clearwater, Fla., widow whose first husband died in 2003. “We’re hoping this will be the last marriage. Why not celebrate?”Only a few years ago, it was considered in poor taste for a bride over age 55, particularly if she had been previously married, to do things like wear a fancy wedding gown, rock out to a DJ at the reception or have the groom slip a lacy garter belt off of her leg. But those days are gone: Older couples no longer are tying the knot in subtle ways.The trend in part is being driven by a desire to emulate the lavish weddings of celebrities of all ages. But it’s also one of the results of a new “everything goes” approach that does away with long-held traditions and cookie-cutter ceremonies in favor of doing things like replacing the first husband-and-wife dance with a group reenactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. That’s left older couples feeling less self-conscious about shelling out serious cash to party like their younger peers.”The rules are out the window … whether it’s what you’re wearing or the cake you’re serving,” says Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, a wedding magazine. “Sixty is the new 40 and that is reflected in the wedding.”Couples age 55 and older made up just 8 percent of last year’s $53 billion wedding business. But that number has doubled since 2002, according to Shane McMurray, CEO of The Wedding Report, which tracks spending trends in the wedding industry.It’s in part because more couples are marrying in their golden years.In 2011, women ages 55 and over accounted for 5.2 percent and men in that age range made up 7.9 percent of the more than 2.1 million marriages performed in that year in the U.S., according to Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research, based on analysis of census figures. That’s up from 2001 when 2.6 percent of new marriages performed were among women in that age group; for men, it was 6.6 percent.And those older couples spend more. That’s because they’re usually empty nesters who don’t have the same worries as their younger counterparts: They aren’t saving for their first home, for instance, and they aren’t burdened by huge student loan debts they must worry about paying off.As a result, older couples dish out about 10 percent to 15 percent more than the cost of the average wedding, which was $25,656 last year, down from the pre-recession peak in 2007 of $28,732, according to The Wedding Report.That’s meant big business for companies that cater to brides and grooms-to-be. Zaven Ghanimian, CEO of Simon G. Jewelry, which sells engagement rings and other jewelry to about 900 small stores across the country, says men in their late 50s and older have been investing more on engagement rings. A few years ago, they were spending $1,500 to $2,000; now, they’re shelling out $4,000 to $8,000.And at David’s Bridal, the nation’s largest bridal chain with 300 locations across the U.S., business from older couples has doubled in the past two years, compared with modest growth for the younger age group, says Brian Beitler, the chain’s chief marketing officer. And while older customers represent only two to three percent of overall sales, the company expects that figure to keep growing.And they’re a lucrative bunch. David’s Bridal, which is based in Consohocken, Pa., says older brides spend about $700 to $800 on gowns, including accessories like necklaces. That’s higher than the $500 to $600 that customers in their twenties and early thirties typically spend.But older brides aren’t just spending more, they’re spending differently. For instance, in the past, older brides tended to stick with special-occasion dresses, but now they want more traditional wedding gowns.”She’s our dream bride,” says Catalina Maddox, fashion director at David’s Bridal. “She wants everything that the 25-year-old bride wants, but more.”The trend is so prevalent that David’s Bridal is looking at ways to better connect with the older wedding crowd. In fact, its store in Danbury, Conn. recently held a bridal fashion show at a nearby nursing and rehabilitation facility; the event was a hit with the residents, the store says.”It really sparked something,” said Jenna McNamara, the assistant store manager at…

Studio Trigger Announces Return Of Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt

Source: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Season 1 Episode 13 “B—h Girls/B—h Girls: 2 B—h” (2010), Gainax

In one of the most unexpected but welcome anime announcements in recent memory, Studio Trigger has confirmed that a new season of fan-favorite series Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is officially in production.
Source: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Season 1 Episode 12 “Panty + Brief” (2010), Gainax
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The renowned animation studio unveiled the return of the animated love letter to Western cartoons during their July 2nd panel at the Anime Expo 2022 convention, presenting attendees with a brief clip of the two giving the bird alongside the text “NEW PANTY & STOCKING”.
According to reports, this return will come in the form of an official second season, which will ostensibly pick up from the cliffhanger ending that viewers were left on when the girls’ first outing concluded in 2011, wherein Stocking cuts Panty up into 666 pieces before daring their companion Brief to collect them all and rescue her.
Source: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Season 1 Episode 13 “B—h Girls/B—h Girls: 2 B—h” (2010), Gainax
Conceived of and directed by Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill creator Hiroyuki Imaishi for studio Gainax, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt follows the exploits of the eponymous angels Panty & Stocking who, after being kicked out of Heaven for unruly behavior, must earn their way back home by defeating Ghosts under the guidance of the Reverend Garterbelt.
Despite finding massive popularity among audiences, as well as the first season ending with an explicit text promise of a second, the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt IP would proceed to be placed ever lower on Gainax’s priority list in the years following Imaishi’s 2011 decision to strike out on his own and co-found Studio Trigger with FLCL director Masahiko Ōtsuka.
Source: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Season 1 Episode 10 “Chuck to the Future” (2010), Gainax
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To this end, it appears that the sisters are only getting a second chance at life thanks to Imaishi and Studio Trigger outright acquiring the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt IP from Gainax – an event which occurred sometime prior to March 2021, when  it was discovered that the latter studio was absent from a list of studio credits given as part of a special exhibit dedicated to the works of Imaishi.
Source: The World of Hiroyuki Imaishi (2021)
Alongside the reveal of Panty & Stockings revival, it was also announced that Dark Horse will be reprinting the collected edition of mangaka Tagro’s nine-chapter manga adaptation of the series.
Source: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Season 1 Episode 7 “Trans-Homers” (2010), Gainax
As of writing, no further details about the new Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt series outside of its existence have been made available to the public.
Are you excited for more Panty & Stocking? How shocked are you that one of the most hoped for developments in the history of anime has finally come to pass? Let us know your thoughts on social media or in the comments down below!
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Garter Belts: Best Garter Belts For Ultimate Comfort | Most Searched Products

When you wear a garter belt, you’re adding a touch of romance and intimacy to your everyday wear. They’re a great way to add allurRead MoreWhen you wear a garter belt, you’re adding a touch of romance and intimacy to your everyday wear. They’re a great way to add allure and elegance to any dress. Whether worn for a special occasion or to add glamour to everyday wear, garter belts evoke a sense of romance and intimacy that redefines elegance and sensuality.Read LessGarter belts are beautiful pieces of intimate apparel and are a combination of allure and comfort. They add a touch of grace and elegance to any outfit. Garter belts were originally used to hold stockings before the invention of elastic bands. They come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and colors, so you can find one that suits your taste and preferences. Nowadays, garter belts aren’t just an undergarment. They’re an expression of individuality. Whether you’re wearing them for a special occasion or to add glamour to everyday wear, garter belts redefine elegance and intimacy in lingerie. Garter belts are designed to embrace your curves, they’re a symbol of empowerment and allure. They highlight your waistline and thighs and add a touch of vintage allure mixed with modern sensuality. Garter belts have the power to mold your body’s contours and enhance your aesthetic appeal. We’ve compiled a list of the best garter belts available online to help you find the perfect one.Witness a luxurious and comfortable garter belt set with the oh yeah plus size high waist garter belt set. It is crafted from quality materials. This belt is made to provide a comfortable fit and is adjustable with a hook and eye closure. The belt is secured with six garter straps and metal clips to ensure a secure hold and prevent the belt from slipping down. The widened elastic sling provides an enchanting and exquisite look for boosting your self-esteem throughout the day and evening. This garter belt can be worn with a variety of garments, from skirts and dresses to corsets and other lingerie.Treat yourself to the ultimate in sensual style and comfort in every outfit. The Floral Lace Garter Belt Plus Size is fabricated to add a touch of allure to any lingerie collection. It is crafted from high-grade fabric, the belt features a low-waisted design and is made from a breathable and elastic fabric. It is adjustable with four widened straps and secured with metal clips to allow you to keep your thigh-high stockings in place throughout the day and evening. This belt is adorned with lace and satin florals for adding a touch of beauty to any outfit. It includes a G-string in the package, but stockings are not included.ExpandThis garter belt from Aneliya Women provides a vintage-inspired and classic aesthetic look. It is made to flatter the body and boost self-confidence. It is crafted from 100% spandex. The belt is adjustable with metal duckbill clips and can accommodate a variety of legwear, such as thigh-high stockings, knee-high socks, and knee pads. With waist sizes ranging from 20 to 47 inches and adjustable strap lengths ranging from 10 to 20 inches. This belt is suitable for most body shapes. It is ideal for use in lingerie, to add a touch of attraction, or as underwear beneath dresses or skirts. It is available in a variety of strap and clip combinations.The Tvrtyle Women’s Garter Belts have a vintage and classic look with a special meaning attached to their name – timeless, vintage, and retro. The garter belts are made from premium materials and have four vintage metal clips. The belts include wide straps with retro metal clips to create a sense of beauty and sensuality. This garter belt is suitable for pairing with thigh-high stockings and adds an allure to your outfit. The garter belt is available from X-small size to XX-large sizes. Its alluring design exudes confidence and allure which makes it an ideal addition to any intimate apparel collection.The Avidlove Women Garter Lingerie Set is a 3 piece sexy lingerie set made of stretchy lace & mesh that is soft and skin-friendly. This lingerie set consists of a sexy lace bra, strappy lace garter panty, and a garter belt. This set will make you feel sexy and charming. This lingerie set is made to highlight the feminine form. It has an adjustable shoulder strap, hook & eye closure, and V neckline. The lingerie set is made from sheer lace cups and has a scalloped edge. This sexy lingerie set is perfect for any special occasion such as a honeymoon, anniversary, date, or wedding night. The set does not come with stockings but you can choose from a variety of colors such as black, dark red, green, etc.This exquisite garter belt and suspender is the perfect addition to any lingerie collection. It is available in a variety of sizes and colors, such as black, white, and red. It includes a stunning floral lace design. It is crafted from 85% nylon and 15% spandex. The high-quality lace is durable and comfortable,…

E4 MAFS UK Tasha’s hottest snaps – bikinis, braless display and fishnet stockings

Married at First Sight UK bride Tasha Jay has been slaying on the show.

The reality star has been paired up with Paul – who appears to be struck in love with her beauty and fiery ways. However, relationship expert Paul Brunson revealed that there could be trouble ahead.

He told The Mirror: “If people were blown away by Ella and JJ, there is much more to come. This time with Tasha and Paul. What happens next is very unexpected. I know what happens, but you guys will see it all unfold soon.
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“I thought last season’s MAFS was the most explosive, but this one, well, it’s just incredible. It’s all fireworks. I’ll certainly need a lie-down afterwards. I’m so glad everyone is telling me how much they are enjoying it.”
Though, on a lighter note, keep scrolling for her hottest pics ever.

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Peggy Keener: Ode to the unlovable garter belt – Austin Daily Herald

Peggy Keener: Ode to the unlovable garter belt

Published 5:11 pm Friday, November 3, 2023

Who in a million bejillion years would have ever guessed that a pregnancy would be the inspiration for the invention of the pantyhose? But, it’s true. Ethel Boone Gant was the one who complained so vociferously to her husband, Allen, that he did something about it.
The story starts like this. In 1953, the couple traveled to New York City to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The trip took an obvious toll on Ethel. She was miserable the whole time. Indeed, so miserable that she declared that it was the last time …. the very last time! …. that she would be taking any further trips with him. At least for the time being.
You see, Ethyl was pregnant. Her belly was getting larger and larger. And managing her nylon stockings and the garter belt over her growing hump was just too difficult and uncomfortable to tolerate any longer. She had reached her breaking point.
In the 50s, women were expected to wear hosiery whenever they went out in public. The problem was that there was only one way to hold them up. The garter belt. Surely the contraption had been designed by a disgruntled parachute inventor; a man who hated women. It was a confusion of elastic straps that would have flummoxed even the most talented of large spiders. But what was Ethyl to do? No way could her bare leg skin be visible to the masses. She either had to stay home or be extremely uncomfortable. Now her pregnancy was making things increasingly worse, veritably unbearable.
All of us 50s girls can sympathize with her plight. We’ve all been there, pregnant or not. And trust me when I say that discomfort was not the only issue, the garter belts were also ugly. Double ugly.
Now, let’s not confuse this 50s monstrosity with the other garter belt—the one that didn’t start at the waist, but rather on the leg and looked like a fat rubber band. All the women (and men) wore them in the 18th century. Elaborately decorated with embroidery, they included names, dates, mottoes and humorous phrases. (Yes, it does beg the question of why?)
Prior to the invention of stretchy elastic, stockings were fastened by buckles or threaded with spiral springs that gripped the wearer’s legs. Whoa, that must have been comfy!
As I mentioned before, there was another cheaper but much less attractive version of this early garter: the plain band of elastic that worked like a tourniquet on the leg. Interestingly, in a pinch these have also been cleverly used as an emergency replacement for a car’s fan belt. Possibly the most famous use was “invented” by Bertha Benz in 1888. Seems that her husband, Dr. Carl Benz, was driving his Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nr. 3 in the world’s first long distance automobile race when it broke down. Thinking fast, Bertha whipped off a garter and Carl used it to insulate one of the engine’s broken wires. There is no report about who won the race, but I’m thinking Bertha should have!
During the 1960s and 1970s, it was common in some American high schools for garters to be an important part of their proms. The garter was often color coordinated with the girl’s formal and was worn just above her right knee. As the evening drew to a close, the girl presented her garter to her date as a token reminder of their glorious time together. He, then, in a bold studly gesture for all to see, hung it from the mirror in his car.
And of course, the bride. What wedding reception was complete without the removal of the garter from the bride’s exposed leg? Slowly lifting up the skirt of her long flowing bridal gown thus revealing her shapely leg, the groom carefully pulls down the lacy garter and flings it into the crowd, particularly in the direction of the bachelors. It adds a kinky though innocent touch to the marriage ritual. (Girls with piano legs, avoid this practice.)
The real problem with some of the garter belts was that the garters fell loosely from the waist. This caused a feeling of vulnerability in the wearer. Would these free flowing straps really hold up her stockings? This serious problem was solved once and for all by the … the … the … girdle! A mighty fortress of a thing, it actually held up the stockings while literally reshaping the wearer. Personally, I loved my Warners girdle. It encased me from my rib cage to below my hips like a Hannibal Lecter bustier.
In my biography, “Potato In a Rice Bowl,” I recall my first trip to Japan. It was 1962 and our plane was a propeller plane that had to stop twice in our traversing of the Pacific Ocean to gas up. Like a proper woman, I wore a girdle. Did I forget to mention that the flight took 24 hours and that the seats on the plane were similar to hammocks? Our bodies were close to…

Coco Austin bends over in PVC thong and fishnet stockings to straddle hubby

Coco Austin opted for a super sexy Halloween costume this year and fans have been driven wild by the model’s saucy ensemble.
For her night out, Coco wore a white shirt tied under her bust with a huge cut-out section where the buttons should be. She revealed a lot of skin and showed off her washboard stomach before accessorising with a red neckerchief and red braces.

On her bottom half, Austin accentuated her curves with a pair of high-waisted black PVC hot pants with black suspender belts. Underneath she added a pair of black fishnet tights and to top off her costume, the star wore a pair of black stiletto heels.

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The model added a short black curly wig and wore a full face of makeup, including black eyeliner, layers of mascara, contour and red lipstick. She posed with her husband, rapper Ice-T, who dressed in a pinstripe suit as a gangster.

Coco could’t resist showing off her famous figure

In possibly her cheekiest photo yet, Coco shared a snap of herself straddling Ice-T while he sat on a black leather sofa. She leaned in close to his ear and arched her back so fans could see her famous figure as she posed for the picture.

In the caption, Coco wrote: “Yet another memorable night at #HeidiKlum Halloween party!…OG Gangsta with his Moll. We’ve been going to her party since the beginning, which has been over 20 years. #Halloween2023”

The model dressed as a “moll” for her Halloween costume

Fans rushed to the comment section to fawn over the model and complimented her super sexy costume. One fan wrote: “Love the costumes! It looks like a fabulous time and I wouldn’t expect anything less by saving the last picture for last… [fist bump and explosion emoji].”
Others told Coco that she “did Halloween right” while someone else added that she was “looking good”. Another fan wrote: “Y’all always turn up and make it look so easy [flame emoji].”

Fans were blown away by Coco’s efforts

A keen fan branded Ice-T a “lucky guy” and one more follower complimented Austin’s wig and told her she “looks great with black hair” as more and more comments flooded in.
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Hollywood’s hottest Halloween outfits – PVC leather, thong and fishnet stockings

Hollywood’s hottest Halloween outfits – PVC leather, thong and fishnet stockings – Daily StarHalloween must be a celeb’s favourite time of the year – dressing up and pretending to be someone they’re not. Read on to check out the sexiest Hollywood costumes yeatby Bekka Barnard13:05, 31 Oct 2023

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Halloween is seriously the hottest night of the year for the Hollywood elite – A-listers in their hundreds prepare for weeks on end to get ready to strut their stuff in the skimpiest outfits they can find.Whoever your favourite actor, musician or influencer is, they’re bound to join in the most coveted night of the year.

From PVC leather Catwomen to fishnet clad Harley Quinns, curve-busting Baywatch ensembles to skimpy mermaid costumes, Daily Star has rounded up some of the sexiest Halloween ensembles from recent years.
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