Stockings AND Suspenders: The magic of wearing hold ups suspender belts and stockings

Stockings are glamorous and sensual and have through the ages been known to drive men wild with desire!

Whilst stockings and suspender belts can seem a bit impractical, they can be made to work for you quite easily. Once you have tried them for daywear, whether that’s feeling sexy and feminine whilst having lunch with your man, or powerful and in control during an important board meeting, we don’t think you’ll go back. The key is to finding an attractive, well fitting suspender belt that stays in place and feels secure. This will give you the confidence to wear it, all day, whatever you have planned.


Choose a belt with metal clasps, as these are much stronger than plastic ones and the clasps will grip your stockings perfectly and keep them in place. Then choose the number of straps.  both of which will provide you with adequate support.

After you have found the perfect ladies suspender belt, then you can accessorise with stockings. These are much more comfortable to wear than tights.

Stocking newcomers are usually best starting with stretch stockings. These are made from nylon or have added lycra and they retain their shape well. When you sit down the material will give, so you will not feel you have to pull your suspender belt down. Also stretch stockings do not need to be sized as accurately as other stocking types.

Once you have got the hang of these, you may want to experiment with some of the more elegant stocking styles. Glamour-girls love the seamed stocking, making a sexy line up the back of each leg. To make this style of stocking work, choose a suspender belt with clips that fasten toward the back of the leg.

Another super-gorgeous design is the ultra-sheer 100% nylon non-stretch stocking. These are an excellent choice for summer as they are almost as light as bare legs. These have to be sized perfectly in order to fit well, as there is no give in them.

Suspender belts can be adjusted to work under different lengths of skirt. Getting the length right is the last step toward creating your stylish new look. Short skirts require long stockings that cover high up the leg. You may even need to buy a larger size to ensure that they reach high enough. Alternatively you can wear a girdle with very short skirts, as these have higher suspender straps. Longer skirts do not pose such a problem. You can wear the suspender straps where they feel most comfortable.

Stockings will make you look amazing. Due to their vertical lines, your legs will look slimmer, and you will look taller. They provide the finishing touches to your outfit, and will help you feel extra sexy and desirable.

Choose sheer, black or red stockings for bedroom use. Lacy, skimpy options work well as do satin suspender belts. For the finishing touch, add a pair of super pointy stilettos!

Stockings are much more convenient than pantyhose, and they’re an absolute must if you’re in your skirts and dresses most of your time, or just want to wear practical hosiery on special occasions.
You can find them in all sorts of colors, patterns and finishes. But if there’s one type you absolutely need to stay covered then it must be stockings in basic, sheer fabric – one pair of nude and black stockings. Wear them to work, parties, special occasions.. you name it!

They’re versatile and timeless, giving you that sexy look in a snap! Black stockings are also great to slim down full legs and elongate short legs. It’s up to you if you want to buy them with lace band or not – I suggest buying one pair with lace (makes you feel extra pretty!) and another pair that are office work friendly.

Sheer stockings that blend with your skin tone are perfect with your summer skirts and dresses and are much comfortable than pantyhose.
Fashion stockings are meant to be worn with a garter belt but luckily, they’re available in styles that do not require it!

These are called hold-ups and have bands of elastic at the top of the thigh that keep the stockings from rolling down your legs. It’s practical and saves time.
After securing the essentials stockings, you’re ready to experiment with other fashionable styles, that reflect your personal style and fires up your attractiveness in a dress or skirt Wink
Have Fun with Stockings!

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31 thoughts on “Stockings AND Suspenders: The magic of wearing hold ups suspender belts and stockings

  1. just take your time with the suspenders tho, its quite difficult, especially the back ones!! haha it takes ages for me to do those ones


  2. I only wear tight knickers with stockings, it’s like an important part of my outfit, I quite often go to work dressed like this in my pink skirt,


  3. Do the thigh high stockings need to have a specific piece for the suspender part to ‘loop’ or ‘attach’ onto? or can you make suspenders work with any thigh high stockings?


  4. I found perfectly adequate thigh high hosiery at regular department stores without having to pay a premium for the lingerie names. 😉


  5. I always wear a suspender belt no mater if they have that sticky stuff or not. The key is a really good belt set. 2 suspenders are great for super thin women like the ones posted in the article above but for large fat or thick real women, who desire to wear a garter set for more than 30 mins, you need to have 3 suspenders on each side.


  6. I have real sausage thighs (thanks grandma) and I’m in love with the 12 suspender set. It might be over kill but I never have to worry about loosing my stockings.

    And remember, the clasps HAVE to be metal. I wish I as a beyonce or jourdan dunn size.


  7. They always used to display the matching suspender alongside the bra and knicker sets in stores. They seem to have been replaced with ‘hold ups’ now.


  8. I wear stockings (hold ups) when wearing a skirt or dress in colder weather. Tights irritate the hell out of me between the tops of my thighs for some reason.


  9. I would like to start wearing stockings but whenever I try on a pair it always feels like the belt is really being pulled down.


  10. Adjust the strap length Once the straps are clasped to the stockings, adjust their lengths just as you’d adjust a bra strap. To gauge how much slack you need in the back in order to sit down without snapping your stockings, lift your leg onto a chair and adjust


  11. The cutie in the first pic do not need a push up bra her breast are already big. Rihanna and beyonce need the push up bra, because eventhough their breast are firm they are small.


  12. I just love reading your fashion blog. This I find particularly interesting because Im just getting into suspenders. Found some great tips on here.


  13. My friends have been pointing out that my fashion has gotten a bit frumpy,as of late. Someone showed me your fashion blog and got some really sound advise from sunbelz. Thanks!


  14. Ebony fashion blog,glad to come upon this can barely find any that really gets down to the nitty gritty like stockings and how to wear them,most I come across are obsessed with mostly hair or teeth whitening. I can now go between and learn from each one.


  15. I really want you to write a fashion article on coloured tights and stockings,I own dozens of them and don’t know how to properly coordinate them with an outfit.


  16. I find it funny to watch my dogs munching and tearing at toys but when its your stockings not so fun anymore. I usually have to jump around all the time to avoid my dog tearing a hole in my tights and stockings.


  17. Dogs will chew anything they can get their teeth on,one of my friends dog chewed her WiFi remote . sometimes they get bored and it can also be from anxiety. Keep stockings pantyhose and tights away,if they swallow it can be fatal! Sometimes they eat tights and underwear because they like the smell,so pick up your clothes tights shoes socks ribbon if you your pet likes chewing things with leather or soft material.


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