ladygish~I'm pretty new to this too. I shave from the knee down in the spring/summer and in the fall and winter I don't wear skirts so people don't notice most of the time. I don't shave my armpits, but I don't wear tanktops either. And I don't not wear these things because I'm not shaving, just because they aren't my style.
The only time someone has noticed is health care professionals at my doctors office and at the hospital. My doctor was like, "don't worry, you don't need to apologize for not shaving!" I wanted to say, well....I wasn't going to anyway! And in the hospital, they were giving me an EKG and they put 2 pads near my ankles. The nurse said, "These will take off some of that hair for sure!". I thought it was kind of weird for the nurse to say anything at all, but oh well. Some people, especially women, just don't get it.