Different types of stockings

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Stockings are an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. They’re not just for Christmas anymore, either! Stockings come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that works with whatever look you’re going for. Here are my favorite types of stockings and how to wear them:

Thigh High Stockings

Thigh high stockings are a type of hosiery that covers the entire leg from the waist to the knee. They are generally made of nylon or silk, and they can be worn with shorts, skirts and dresses. Thigh-high stockings are usually more expensive than regular pantyhose because they are more difficult to manufacture.


Pantyhose are made of nylon and come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and designs. You can find them with sheer-to-the-waist or opaque coverage. Pantyhose are great for wearing with skirts, trousers and dresses—as well as being a comfortable alternative to bare legs when it’s cold outside.

When you see the words “pantyhose” on an item, don’t let yourself be confused by the word “tights.” They’re not related at all! Tights are usually made from cotton or polyester and have ribbed cuffs that help them stay up better than pantyhose without those features can do themselves (though some types of pantyhose have these too).

Hold Ups

Hold ups are stockings that you wear with a garter belt, and they’re also known as fishnets. They can be made of cotton, nylon or silk. They are usually worn by women but sometimes men will wear them if they have muscular legs.

Knee Highs

Knee-highs are the most common type of stocking. They’re usually made of cotton and can be worn with a skirt or dress, a pair of jeans, shorts, leggings and tights.

Knee-high stockings should be held up by garter straps (also known as suspenders) that come in various styles. The most important thing to remember is that your garter straps should match your stockings — so if you have black knee highs then choose black suspenders; if they’re red then get red ones etc.


Tights are a type of hosiery that usually covers the leg from the ankle to just above the knee. Unlike stockings, which extend to mid-thigh or higher, tights typically do not cover the entire leg. Tights can be made from a wide variety of materials including cotton and synthetic fibers like nylon. The material used in tights may have an impact on their durability as well as their comfort level when worn against bare skin.

Tights come in a wide variety of colors and patterns so they can be worn with different types of clothing such as skirts, dresses (especially short ones), leggings, shorts and more! They’re also popular with athletes because they offer good support while exercising at high intensity levels without restricting movement too much so you’ll be able to move freely through all kinds activities without worrying about risking injury due to restricted circulation caused by tight garments being worn over long periods throughout each day.”

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This article has shown you the many different types of stockings that are available. You may be surprised at how many different kinds there are, but if you follow these tips and pay attention to what kind of look you want then it becomes easier. If you’re looking for something fun and flirty then go with thigh high socks or pantyhose, but if you want something more professional then hold ups will do just fine!

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