Skeptical pretty much sums up my first impression. Although thigh highs that stay up without having to wear a garter sound intriguing , I totally envisioned them creeping down my leg with each step. However,wearing hosiery minus the panty (as in pantyhose) and creating one less bulge was well worth investigating in spite of my fears.
My first pair of thigh highs was from Target ($7.50 a pair) and, to my horror, the thing I feared most, happened when I wore them for the first time. No sooner had I starting walking toward my car when I suddenly felt the right thigh high slowly start sliding down my leg. By the time I got to my car, I had crumbled nylon around my right ankle. Fortunately, I had on a long (a very long) skirt, so no one ever knew and I quickly pulled both of the nylons off once I got inside my car. In all honesty, the second time I wore them (yes, I felt I should give them one more chance, although this time I stayed inside my four walls), they did stay up. However, being concerned about a repeat performance of the “ankle hugging experience”, I decided to try another brand.
On a trip to a local department store, I saw a pair of Shimmers Ultra Sheer Lace Thigh Highs by Berkshire and decided to give them a try. They did not disappoint. The lace top is pretty and, more importantly, has enough support to stay up while walking. I have worn them several times and have never had any problems. In fact, they are now on my “must have” list. Gone are the days of pantyhose, and back are the days of sexy hosiery!
Berkshire Shimmers Ultra Sheer Lace Top Thigh Highs are available online at: