Prior to that time in history women were allowed to show very little of their legs or other body parts for that matter.
As we know, times changed and as years go on women seem to want to bear more skin. More skin showing means more hair removal.
The frequency varies depending on your lifestyle. Maybe you never wear dresses or skirts and don’t really care how hairy your legs are. Perhaps you hold off until spring and summer comes along.
Other women only show the part of their leg that shows below their hemline. Some women prefer to shave everyday and don’t feel comfortable with hairy legs.
Women now have a better selection of razors to choose from. No longer are we “borrowing” our father’s or boyfriend’s five pound metal razor to chop chunks out of our skin. I have memories of scarring my legs from a swipe with a new double edged razor.