What do you like best about wearing stockings?

– Dear ladies and gentleman of the forum. What do you like best about wearing stockings? I find I love the feel of FF stockings. They are so silky soft they are a real treat to my legs. I also love the pull of the garters on my stockings. Does anyone else find this to be what they like best about wearing stockings?

– I would be other than a true gartered nylon stocking-clad legman were I to fail to respond to your inquiry. While I agree with both the quality and effect to which you allude regarding gartered nylon stockings, I would add that the utter allure of the touch-me shine of the nylon stocking is absolutely mesmerising. In addition, the virtual complete lack of stretch in the fabric renders a woman’s encased legs molded, firm and solid.

To slowly and passionately caress the well-proportioned, full, supple, shapely contours of a woman’s legs sheathed in smooth, very, very sheer, nylon stockings is an act in which I can engage for h o u r s…

– Thanks for responding, it’s good to hear what the men like about stockings. Come to think of it, I do like the shine of the FFs on my legs and often do touch my legs a great deal when sitting. I have noticed that the FF stockings outshine all others. The softness is my greatest attraction, I just can’t get over how soft and silky they feel on my legs. Then add to that the pull of the garters and it’s great. I think my husband’s reaction to the FF stockings is he likes the seams. I’ve noticed on a few occasions that he walks slightly behind me at times when I have on my FF stockings.

– As for another male’s opioion… I love to see stockings on a lady when she is outside and the sun is shining on her legs. The sun makes the nylon glisten, and that is just so sexy. Seeing a nyloned leg just glistening in the sun is fantastic. I just can’t keep my eyes off of them.

– I’m glad you mentioned the pull of the suspenders/garters. It must be a very sensual and delightful sensation. Do any of the other women members feel the same? As a man, I could mention the wonderful variety of textures – e.g. the fine stocking, the soft flesh of the thighs, the elastic and metal clasps of the suspenders (if the older type of suspender is worn, as it should); all in such a small area. Pantyhose or bare legs can’t match it! Also visually, the general colour of the stocking, the two-tone effect of the welt, the curve of the suspenders over the buttocks and thighs, and the arc created by the tug of taut suspenders… But one could go on and on!

– Some years ago one of the girl models in our English men’s magazine Mayfair said that she found that having stockings and suspenders on made her feel “very fruity” because she knew that underneath her skirt there was the uncovered gap between the tops of the stockings and her panties. I found this sexier than the pictures, even though she looked cute in her sussies. I suppose that it gave her an improper feeling of nudity in public. My former girlfriend said she felt funny when she first sat down in suspenders but later on rather enjoyed the pulling of the rear straps. She also enjoyed the “unprotected” feeling of wearing very wispy see-through panties with suspenders.

– I have to say the bumps. I run my hands down my legs as well for the smooth feel, but my favourite thing about stockings and suspenders is the bumps. It’s a comfort feeling to thumb them through my skirt. I’m only afraid that my skirts will develop faded bump circles, kind of like wallet-pocket…

I’m a guy who has worn stockings under business wear in cooler weather for decades. I love all of the things mentioned by the posters. I love the feel in the morning as I pull the long filmy stockings up first one leg and then the other, and then fastening the six garters tautly. I love the way the garters pull on the stockings, and the feel of the straps as they move with each step. I love the gentle leg massage that only comes with a gartered stocking. And finally, I love the wonderful feeling that under my clothing, I’m wearing stockings, and nobody knows.

Creasing: a tell-tale sign?

Real nylons tend to crease at the ankles or knees“I notice that a number of correspondents make mention of the “creasing” at the ankles of stockings, and use of this phenomenon as a way of identifying them. As a person with a fetish about women’s ‘stocking troubles’ my experience indicate that proper stockings are no more likely to wrinkle or crease than pantyhose. If anything, it is less so… a woman can do nothing about ill-fitting, overlarge or saggy pantyhose, whereas stockings can be tightened or adjusted to keep them taut.

“From my observations, any form of hosiery can sag, even the supposed miracle fabric lycra. Take a walk through town sometime, and observe any woman you see with baggy/wrinkly ankles. Many of them will be wearing skirts short enough to reveal that they are not wearing garter belts.

“The most sag-prone hosiery of all… from what I have seen, the old style thigh-highs with elastic tops.

“I don’t find my stockings crease anymore than when I wore pantyhose. It does happen if I buy the wrong size, and am swimming in extra nylon. They will get a little baggy at the knees when I first stand up, but in a minute or two the nylon settles down.

“You are absolutely correct with your comments. I wear stockings every day and don’t find that they crease at the knees or the ankles. The one exception to this rule is if a lady is wearing fully-fashioned stockings. These can crease if not fastened properly to the suspenders or if the suspender belt itself is too flimsy.”

Real nylons tend to crease at the ankles or knees. Am I alone in finding that aspect to be very sexy! Well I love then anyway They just turn me mad, unless they are too big or too many, but a slight crease or wrinkle at the ankle or knee is a good sign of 100% nylon.”

“We’ve had some discussions lately about creases at the ankles and whether they can be taken as a sign of stockings being worn, but occasionally I have noticed something very different.

“A lady walking along, wearing ‘unspecified’ hosiery with little if any ankle creasing, shows a very definite ‘tensioning’ of the hosiery as the weight transfers on and off each foot. Is this a sign of high-tension suspenders tugging in any slack or just the hosiery material stretching and contracting slowly enough to be seen?”

“It is unlikely that you are observing the slack being taken up from highly tensioned suspenders. The controlling factor in what you see is most likely to be friction as there is too much distance between the suspenders and the ankles. This effect is due to local stretching and contracting of the material in which case they will be stretch stockings. If bagging occurs then they maybe non-stretch stockings (which do stretch but much less that stretch ones).”

Skirt length and visible stocking tops

skirts and stockings“I must admit that as a gentleman, I don’t subscribe to mini-skirts with stockings, although I do know one lady in the south of England who does a masterful job in not letting anyone know she is wearing stockings when she wears a short skirt. We went to dinner and then out to a club one night and I did not have a clue until she took my hand and put it on her suspender button in the taxi on the way home and I could feel it through the material in her skirt.

“That’s where long or tall stockings come in, and on that note, I must admit I am more partial to a high stocking than a low one myself. In shopping for my lady friends I have noticed that in the late ’60s some manufacturers actually sold stockings which were made to be worn with mini-skirts though, and stockings to me are always more alluring than pantyhose or tights.

“I am not one for obvious display – your glimpse instead of an eyeful is spot-on as they say over here (imagination is a great thing for a man). But I was out with a stocking-wearing lady friend of mine not too long ago and she showed stocking top in a bar. When I modestly pulled her hem down so it was less revealing, she objected, as she said that was part of the fun of wearing stockings – so I guess it takes all types. That didn’t bother me, as long as I knew that was what she thought, but I’d really think twice about taking out a lady who showed herself off to all and sundry.

“In sum, I love intelligent women who dress modestly and have the skill to wear stockings without the whole world knowing it. They know what it’s about and I appreciate that – as long as I know why should everybody else?”

“I had to go to a semi-formal Christmas business dinner and decided to wear a suede below the knee skirt with 3” slits on each side, which were way down near the knees. I went with light tan, extra long fully fashioned stockings which I wore for the first time. I doubled over the welts as usual with these long stockings, and never thought any more about them.

“The restaurant was rather dim, and tables were close to each other – the more the merrier – more customers in less space. A girl whom I knew only casually sitting two chairs away, came over and quietly whispered in my ear that my stockings were showing. Very, very quickly I reached down and noticed that the slits that started near the knees, gradually worked their way up, and the bottom of the welts and the side suspender buttons were well and truly peaking out. I spent the next half hour adjusting and puling the skirt down and eventually solved the problem, by folding the welts back again, over the suspenders, thus ‘hiding them’. I will have to be more careful with this slit. Later in the Ladies the girl who originally warned me, asked about why I was wearing stockings, and appeared to be quite interested.”

“I personally think folded-over stocking tops can look quite sexy, but they are hardly ever illustrated that way. I have known women to wear them that way – maybe they’re more secure. They certainly they look better than stockings that are too short!

“You will see on lots of stocking packets that they all seemed to be attached right at the top. I used to think that this was the right way, but the clips used to come undone, the stocking would move down and the strap was loose. Very problematic.

“I only ‘discovered’ what other ladies also have before me, so now whether it is attractive or not, the stockings are held tight, they do not ride down, and can be worn all day with no problems. With shorter skirts (above the knee) I try and make sure that the welts do not show.”