I’m new to retro underwear, where should I start? – Part 4 – Stockings

When I first started to wear stockings, I was terrified of snagging them on the first wear. This fear was not unfounded, I usually did tear them somehow; whether it was yanking them on too fast, dragging non-manicured nails up my legs, walking through bushes, or failing to avoid snaggy objects (velcro, cats), I usually did trash my stockings within hours of opening the packet.

My main mistake when I started to wear stockings was that I wore expensive nylon stockings, such as RHTs and fully-fashioned nylons. The more I snagged my stockings, the more fearful I became of opening the next pack, especially as they were all gifts from my boyfriend.

However, after identifying objects or behaviour that were destroying my stockings, I started to make each pair last longer and longer. I now have several pairs of stockings that I have worn on more than 30 occasions, and know how to make them last as long as possible.

If you’re new to wearing stockings, and want to avoid feeling heartbroken when you tear them, my advice is to start off with the cheaper brands. Usually stretchy stockings are the cheapest, and they still look surprisingly good! There are a few brands out there that manufacture cheaper (in relation to fully-fashioned) stockings. You can also get hold of ‘seconds’ which are the stockings that have small flaws in them and are sold at a reduced price.

Once you have mastered stocking wearing, you can upgrade to more expensive and luxurious stocking, safe in the knowledge that you’re a stockings professional!

Below are some good stockings that won’t break the bank.

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Sheer smooth knit stockings

Satin sheer luxury stockings

Seamed cuban-heel stockings

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10 denier ultra-sheer stockings

15 denier everyday sheer stockings

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Capri bicolour grey/ yellow nylon stockings

Capri 15 turquoise nylon stockings

Grey nylon stockings capri 20
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Fiore Romance 20 Denier Sheer Stockings
Fiore Jordana Golden Line Sheer Stockings 20D Florals
Fiore Obsession Justine Sheer Stockings
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Linea Classica Sheer 15 stockings
Linea Classica Sheer 15 stockings – PLUS SIZE
Linea Lusso Microfibre 55 opaque stockings

3 thoughts on “I’m new to retro underwear, where should I start? – Part 4 – Stockings

  1. The Cervin and Nylonica brands have good all-nylon choices. I agree there is a psychological hindrance when you ruin pair after pair at the start, just in the same way when falls while learning to wear heels cause setbacks.

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