Red and black: the colours of sin?

– My husband will not buy me stockings or lingerie unless I suggest something to him. He will not pick out anything for me as he is worried I won’t like it. Admittedly I do have my own taste in clothing, I love the colours, teal, turquoise, pink, mint green, so I tend to pick almost all my clothing around those.

How would I even begin to encourage him to pick out something for me in the way of lingerie or stockings? He won’t touch the computer himself and he made the statement “I’m not going to buy lingerie, I’m not like that…” How do I begin to help him see that just buying lingerie or stockings for me does not go against his religious beliefs?

– What religious beliefs would buying lingerie for you violate for your husband? Can you be more specific? You have said before that he has a religious bias against some colours. If he has religion-based objections to lingerie and stockings what is his basis for them? Is he citing a scripture passage? What is the passage?

If you are going to help him understand his “problem” he’s got to be able to do more than simply say, “that’s wrong” or “I don’t do things like that.” Try to get him to explain this to you in biblical terms. But ask him gently and with respect or you will make him defensive. Having him articulate his position will help him to see flaws in it.

– I know he associates the colours red and black with sin. I can’t give you any Bible verses that he has cited, because he really hasn’t used any. I think his objections are more of a personal nature. I know he was raised in a Lutheran church and from my own dad being raised in a Lutheran church I do know they had some strict beliefs but I don’t know the specifics.

– I hope you will permit one specific question. I am not a Christian, but nonetheless I am very interested in Christian beliefs, and am asking this WITHOUT intending criticism or mockery.

Why is it that the colours red and black, specifically are associated with “sin”? Surely all colours are part of nature, and therefore part of the design of the creator of the world (which Christians call “God”) I can understand the association of “scarlet” with sex, (ie the Scarlet Woman of Revelations) but not all red. And black is the colour worn by clergymen…

– You make a good point, about the colours of red and black. They are indeed part of nature. In my case I think my skin tone is just terribly pale for black and it tends to make me look too pale. My mom used to dress me in red a lot as a little girl so when now I just don’t care for the colour red. In many Christians’ minds is red is associated with the devil, as he is dressed in red as the artists portray him.

– Just a quick thought about your resistance to wearing red anymore and why black stockings do not look well on your legs.

You should get a colour chart that defines the “season” that is you, which is based on your hair colour and more importantly your skin colour.

The colour red in lingerie (or any other clothing) can be anything from a true-red to a cherry-red, or an orange-red to a blood-red.

You mentioned you have pale skin, which already suggest that your colouring is the season of “winter”, which means that you should only seek out “true reds”. Any other shade will make your skin colour look strange. Black (obviously being the opposite of your pale skin) does not work, but off-black stockings or grey would.

You also mentioned pastel colours and pale shades of stockings as preferences in earlier posts. These can work well if the colour “values” are correct for your season.

Men should also pay attention to their “season” when selecting clothes – most don’t.

Coloured stockings

Coloured stockings– Why cant we get stockings in more vibrant colours? Why does everything have to be black? Don’t get me wrong… black can be very sexy… but we should be able to get more colours. You can get all colours of lingerie, but then have to make do with black, tan, or white stockings, which to me is a bit of a shame.

– I agree with you. I like to wear coloured stockings, but they are very rare (mostly vintage), except “regular” colours like blue or red. I also like to wear contrast colour seams.

– Personally, I like mocha or coffee coloured hose. Anyone else?

– I agree – I don’t like wearing tan coloured stockings, and as you say black and white does get repetitive! I’ve been trying for ages to find somewhere to get coloured stockings at a reasonable price, but haven’t succeeded yet – any hints anyone?

– I remember a number of years ago (probably 15) Wonderbra put out a line of coloured stockings. I can’t even remember how many pairs I bought but I still have a pair of green and a pair of pink left. The colours were lovely pastels (pale green, light blue, light pink, red and light grey along with the usual tan, black, midnight. The stocking quality was good too as is attested to the fact that I still have two pairs. I agree I wish they would make a comeback.

Victoria’s Secret has a line of coloured nylons and stay-ups. My wife has them in a light grey that is just gorgeous and in a peach that is very sheer and shiny. At least in the US they don’t cost an arm and a stockinged leg. Other normal colours are also available.

– I dye nylons different colours. I have dyed in purple, blue and red. Over time, the dye does fade but it’s a good way to get some different colours cheaply and quick. RHTs work best. I have found that with FFs you never know how dark the seams will be.

– Jonathan Aston do all sorts of colours – including white with fluorescent pink, green, and yellow welts. Truly sensational. I don’t think they currently have a web site and I don’t know of anyone who stocks the full range on line. I do, however, sense a gap in the market 🙂

– You know (and please be kind in the responses) I think that is one area where pantyhose has gained ground over stockings.

A visit to almost any site that sells pantyhose and tights will reveal a multitude of colours – practically the entire spectrum.

It’s been a boon to me as I have found some to match every contemporary suit and trousers that I regularly wear.

I know its probably more of a “cart before the horse” situation but I consider it a small part of the “vicious cycle” of stockings decline. Less stocking wearing = limited colour selection = less stocking wearing, so on…

Sorry but I personally PREFER the lack of coloured stockings. While I agree that the colour black is rather too predominant, I LOVE tan, off black and gray coloured stockings. I have acquired quite a penchant for tan coloured stockings especially. I find they possess a particularly erotic and sexy (not to mention sensual), appeal. In short… I could not care less about the other colours of the rainbow being applied to stockings. To diminish the use of jet black coloured stockings WOULD be a welcome relief. “To each his beach” as the saying goes.