Stockings are accessories for your legs that you can combine with clothing or lingerie. You can recognize them by the fact that these hosiery are often worn over or below the knee . Stockings are often black in color and thin in material. Unlike tights, which go all the way to the waist, or leggings with an open foot. The legwear from this category is basically designed for women , but men can also wear stockings if they want to.
What can you do with stockings and who are they for?
Stockings are basically intended for women. But men who like to dress up as a woman can also wear these legwear very well. Both men and women can combine stockings with an endless variety of clothing and lingerie . Below is a list of articles that you can combine stockings with:
There are different types of stockings that you can combine almost all with lingerie or clothing. But there are also models that you can wear separately. Below you can see which types of stockings are available.
Fun Stockings are, as the name suggests, stockings that are just a bit funnier than standard stockings, for example . These stockings can be recognized by bright colors and special motifs . Some models can also be linked to a theme so that you can combine them with a sexy costume. Think, for example, of Halloween stockings with a print of blood spatters or bones.
Hold up stockings
Hold up stockings are stockings specially designed to be worn with your lingerie set . They are often available in red, black or white and often have an elastic, wide brim. Thanks to this edge, the stockings stay in place. Because of this they are also called hold up or stay ups. You can attach them to a suspender belt or attach the clips to the raised part. You can also combine these stockings with a standard bra set without a suspender belt.
Ankle socks are stockings that go just over your ankles . These stockings, or actually socks , are very suitable to wear in sexy pumps or open shoes. By combining them, they make your whole look a bit cuter. Perfect if you want to role-play, for example.
A kousenband is originally a kind of stocking that was mainly worn on the wedding night from a traditional point of view . The man then stripped the stocking off the bride's leg before seducing her. Nowadays this accessory is also used by strippers and women who like to perform an act. The garter is an exciting accessory.
Fishnet stockingscan be recognized by their fishnet motif . This means that this typical hosiery is made of a fabric with holes . The size of the holes varies from very small to very large. For example, a fishnet stocking can be very coarse, but also very fine. Fishnet stockings generally have a bold look . This makes them very suitable to combine with, for example, fetish lingerie.
Kniekousen are stockings that reach just to the knee . These models are typical models that you wear with, for example, a short dress. Knee socks are less suitable for combining with lingerie . Lingerie is better combined with hold up stockings, which are specially made for this. Knee socks go well with a role play costume to give your outfit more appeal.
Suspender stockings are stockings that are specially made for suspenders or dresses . Where you can combine hold up stockings with a bra set without suspenders, these stockings are especially for lingerie where you wear straps. Sometimes they are already attached to a suspender belt so that you only have to combine them with a set. Other models are designed so that you can easily attach the clips.
Naadkousen are stockings that are immediately easy to recognize. These stockings have a seam on the back . Thanks to the seam, these models get a sexy pin-up look . Seamed stockings are available in different colors and can be combined with any type of lingerie or ladies' clothing.
What should you consider when buying stockings?
Do you want to buy a pair of stockings? Then it is important to ask yourself what you want to wear your stockings with. So you can ultimately choose from different models that you can combine with lingerie or with an exciting dress. Choose the type of stockings you want on the left side of the menu. You can then filter by price, color, material, size and brand.
The price of a pair of stockings varies considerably . You can already buy a pair of stockings for € 4.95. The cheapest models are usually made of nylon. A lower price often also means that they are more likely to break down . That's okay if you put on an exciting set for your partner once a year and combine it with a pair of stockings. But would you like to use a pair of exciting stockings more often? Then we recommend that you go for a slightly more expensive pair. Stockings above € 10 often last longer .
There are also models in this category that are made of lacquer or latex. These models are a bit more expensive than the other models because the material is more expensive. Do you want a pair of stockings of this kind? Keep in mind that you will soon pay between € 40 and € 70.
When buying a pair of stockings, pay attention to the dimensions. Sizes of stockings are sometimes displayed differently than sizes of, for example, clothing . The sizes of stockings are often one size (SL) or queen size. Are you looking for special stockings for ladies with a size more? These can be found in the plus size stockings category.
Fit and special sizes
When purchasing stockings, also pay attention to the fit of the models. The fit is indicated for each product. The fit of most models is often tight. In addition, the sizes are often indicated as below in the size table. Use this chart to find the correct size.
How do you use stockings?
In principle, the use of stockings is not very difficult. You just have to put them on. You do this by gently go to work so that no ladders come into your panties. Put on your stockings by grabbing them by the top edge, slowly sliding your foot in, and gently lifting them up.
We can imagine that if you've bought suspender stockings, you wonder how to attach them to your suspender belt and straps. We explain that to you below:
Put on the stockings as described above and make sure you also have your set on;
Gently pull the suspender belt down slightly so that the clips just reach the stockings. Make sure the stockings are as high as possible on your leg so that the straps do not have to bridge too great a distance;
Open the clips and attach them to your stockings;
Make sure you fasten all the clips and that they are securely attached to the elastic band of your stockings;
Are you ready for action? Then first loosen the clips before taking your stockings off. That may sound logical, but taking off your underwear is very difficult with stockings. By first loosening the clips, everything can be easier if the moment comes;
You can also choose to wear the slip over your belt . This way you can also take the briefs off over your stockings and give your partner quick access. You can then keep the suspenders on.
How do you wash and maintain your stockings?
Many people wonder how best to wash and maintain stockings so that they last the longest. We have listed the most useful tips for you here.
Wash your stockings by hand in lukewarm water after wearing for a day. Always use detergent with little to no perfumes. Make sure that soap residue disappears but never wring out the stockings ! Do you still want to wash in the washing machine? Then use a laundry bag and wash it no hotter than 30 degrees.
After washing, let stockings dry on a towel .
Do you have hold up stockings? Then put a little washing-up liquid on the inside of the collar. This keeps the grip on your legs good.
Do not lubricate your thighs with body lotion or cream before putting it on . This reduces the adhesive power and therefore increases the risk of sagging .
Do you suffer from a ladder? And is it a starting hole or tear? Then you can treat your nylon stockings with clear nail polish. This prevents your ladder from getting even bigger.
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