Nonetheless, during the s, improved textile manufacturing processes made pantyhose increasingly more affordable, while man-made textiles such as spandex or elastane made them more comfortable and durable. Pantyhosecalled sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes. Variations in pantyhose construction exist, such as with fishnet pantyhose. Retrieved November 11, Rice invented his own design for pantyhose similar to those worn today, and in he submitted a patent titled "Combination Stockings and Panty". This section does not cite any sources.
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Pages using citations with format and no URL All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Articles needing additional references from June Commons category link from Wikidata. Archived from the original on October 18, From a steady decline began, leveling off in with U. Race horse jockeys may wear pantyhose under their uniform to enable them to glide freely over the legs and waist when the jockey's body moves at a rapid pace. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The nylon fabric is somewhat prone to tearing "running"and it is common for very sheer hose to "run" soon after snagging on anything that is rough or sharp. Variations in pantyhose construction exist, such as with fishnet pantyhose.