I wrote to you about a year ago to tell you my experience in starting to
wear garter belts, stockings and heels. I will refresh, my husband suprised
me with over $1000.00 worth of lingerie after our child was born. Anyway,
just wanted to update you and others who may read periodically of my
continued love for lingerie.
You replied to me regarding not wearing the 4" heels everyday if I wasn't
used to them, anyway, no problem now, all I wear are spiked 5" heeled shoes
and boots. I was (LOL) fired as a pharmacy tech three weeks after I returned
from my maternity leave for dressing to provacatively, which gave me a
laugh, but oh well, it lead to bigger and better things.
I went to work for the Atlanta based airline my husband works for as a
flight attendent in March. Lucky for me, they don't care what I wear
underneath, nor do they know. Getting around in the cabin of MD-80's is kind
of hard because I am 5'7" and wearing 4" or 5" heels leaves me watching my
head from time to time, especially around the emergency exit rows.
Anyway, this past summer, I got into modeling, I figured why not, I am back
down to my ideal weight and then some and wanted to do something that would
make my husband find me even more attractive than he does now and make
myself more confident. In this modeling, I started modeling your basic
jeans, tops, skirts, etc. for my portfolio builder, then decided one day,
let's shoot me in some lingerie. I have a female photographer that has shot
some high profile people in the Chicago area, so I was not worried about
being hit on. Anyway, I did 12 layouts over a two week period and submitted
them to some bigger named lingerie companies and I am happy to say, have
been selected to start modeling for Flirt and Trashy Lingerie.
Also, on a vacation my husband and I took in early September to Las Vegas,
we learned of a lingerie contest going on out there that week in a famous
Las Vegas Gentleman's Club, and won $25,000 placing first out of 63 girls
that entered the contest representing 36 states. Also with winning, I was
notified by a photographer out there that he would be interested in shooting
a spread with me for PB's Book of Lingerie.
I must say, going from wearing your normal jeans, cotton tops and sweater,
to wearing leather skirts, evening gowns, heels, lingerie, and yes even the
cute little FA uniform has changed my life, and I have not only my husband
to thank, but also you because without his fetish curiousity, he would have
never stumbled upon this site. Needless to say, I give him no reason to look
at these sites again. We have plenty of my photos now all around the house.
My photos are not nude, and I will not do nudity, so if I do make it into
the Book of Lingerie, I may be the only one wearing protection of all hidden
One thing though that I would like feed back on if anyone has also
encountered this, I wear full fashioned stockings from Secrets in Lace
exclusively. I often, and when I say often, I mean at least 6 times a week,
but anyway, I often get hit on by women. I know full fashioned are easier to
detect than just normal stockings, the way they crease on you legs and just
the seam themselves tell people that more than likely you are wearing
stockings versus pantyhose (yuck). Anyway, I was told that garter belts and
stockings are like a mating call for lesbians or bi-sexual girls. Have you
heard this, or has anyone heard this? I mean I will not give up my stockings
now by any means, but being a straight happily married wife and mother of
one, it is a bit annoying to be hit on by women just because of this fact.
The men I can deal with, it is a bit fun to tease there minds, knowing who I
am going home to, but a bit troubling to me to think that I am often thought
as a lesbian.
I have visited your web site for the first time today and i found it just
wonderful especially the stories from woman and how they view the wearing of
Stockings and suspenders.
Until recently i was not in favour of wearing stockings and suspenders much
to my husbands dissappointment but i have done on a few special occassions.
I dont know why i had this view maybe it was something to do with my strict
upbringing regarding sex.
However i am pleased to say i have been won over recently and this came
about on my wedding anniversary.
My husband had planned a surprise weekend away for us in a top class hotel
the first of which i knew about it was when he picked me up from work and
informed me we were going away for the weekend.
I asked him if he would take me home first so i could pick up a few things
but he said there was no need as he had seen to everything.
When we arrived at the hotel i was surprised he had booked one of there best
On entering the suite i was greeted with a bottle of champagne and a bunch
of red roses and i noticed some clothes laid on the bed.
I approached the bed and lying on it was a beautiful red dress which was low
cut and had a slit up the leg to the thigh i then noticed a box on the bed
and on opening it i found a black silk and lace basque and a pair of black
lace toped stockings. on the floor was a pair of 5 inch stiletto shoes.
I turned round to my husband and i didnt know to be angry with him regarding
the money he had clearly spent and his knowledge of my views on wearing
stockings and suspenders or to go along with it and enjoy the evening. with
hindsight i think i made the right decision choosing the latter.
We got dressed me in my red dress with my beautiful lingerie and my
stockings and my 5 inch stilettos.
As we are Scottish my husband wore his kilt and his full highland dress
knowing full well that i found him really sexy in this outfit especially
when he wore it like a Scotman should without any underwear.
We had a lovely dinner and evening at the theatre before we returned to the
room were i was only interested in one thing and that was to make love with
my husband .Intially we both lay on the bed sipping another bottle of
champagne and kissing each other passionatley which led to some absolutely
faboulous foreplay before i removed his kilt and he slipped of my dress but
leaving on my lingerie and stockings and we indulged in some serious
lovemaking.During which we on more than one occassion made reference to the
fantastic feel of my stockings on his skin.
After our session of lovemaking we were both still lying on the bed enjoying
each others bodies when we started talking about me wearing the stockings
and suspenders he had bought for me and i commented was he not embarest
buying the lingerie and i was astounded by his reply that it was not the
first time he had purchased such items as i had not bought me anything like
this before i pushed him to tell me who he had bought for, i was even more
astounded when he told me he had bought them for himself and wore them in
secret as he adored the feel of the stockings on his legs.
I did not know what to do next as i was shocked here i was having the most
fantastic evening of love making with my husband and i learn that he has
been wearing stockings and suspenders behind my back .The first thig that
came into my head was to offer him to put on the lingerie he had bought me
so i could see what the turn on for him was and maybe it would lead to some
more lovemaking.This i did but my husband declined my request and informed
me he had his own lingerie with him i told him to get dressed in it.
As i lay on the bed wondering why my husband had a fetish for ladies
underwear we vacated the room and went to the bathroom taking a suitcase
When he returned he was completly dressed again in his kilt etc.He came over
to the bed were i was lying on the bed still with stockings and suspenders
on , as he got closer i noticed in the lamp light that he had on what i
later discovered was a pair of silk lace topped stockings the same as i was
wearing. I had this sudden urge to see what else he was wearing and i
frantically started to undress him in anticipation of what he was wearing i
tore of his shirt before undoing the buckles on his kilt and allowing it to
fall the floor to reveal this so mauscaline of people staning there in a red
basque and g-string with black stockings I am not ashamed to admit i was
totally turned on with what was in front of me that i pulled him back onto
the bed and we had the most fantastic lovemaking session to date, the feel
of my stockings rubbing on his and the feel of the silk lingerie between us
was so erotic.
We fell asleep in each others arms and when we woke in the morning we
indulged in some more love making before i requested he wear his lingerie on
the drive home as did i.
This was the most wonderful experience that i have had with my husband and i
only wish i had listened to his requests for me to wear stockings suspenders
and other sexy lingerie as i now know what i have been missing.
So my advice to all you girls out there is to go out and purchase some
stockings and suspenders and flash a little flesh as it does wonders for
your sex life .
Hello Mercedes ,
This is in response to a post that I did quite awhile ago . Ever since I
started wearing stockings & garter belt , my husband decided to wear the same
as we made love . I never thought making love to my husband as we both wore
stockings & garter belts , (Ultra sheer nylons) could be so much of a rush .
The feel of our legs rubbing together pushed our lovemaking into another
world .I even shaved his legs & keep them shaved for him, as we do them
together . We both dress separately , before lovemaking so we can be
surprised , as to what variation of lingerie each is wearing . Quite
interesting , Please let me know your thoughts ?
About a year ago I wrote you to ask for your advice. At that time I was
about to change jobs from a fairly low key position in a ministry to a lobby
office where things work slightly differently. I promised to send you my
experiences for your "From a woman's point of view" section.
I used the change of jobs and environment as a way to re-invent myself a
little. From a fairly casual "me" to a more conservatively dressed yet far
more feminine "me". It was necessary because my new job came with a clear
and conservative dress code. There are a lot of things you're not allowed to
wear here in this office, such as jeans, sneakers or other casual wear. But
the unwritten rules go further. They clearly prefer women to wear skirts.
The men here are dressed in different shades of gray. The work involves
making pitches for politicians, or highflying business people so the reasons
why are clear.
I clearly wanted to make such a change myself as it also allowed me to show
my more feminine side. I had to get myself a new wardrobe and in the last
year I have spend a lot of effort (and money) getting new outfits. However,
what really appealed to me was the idea to use the change to wear stockings
on a more regular basis. I had worn them on a couple of special occasions
and I loved it but I wasn't sure whether it was a good idea and practicable
to wear them on a more regular basis. That is why I wrote to you.
The idea of wearing stockings appealed to me for several reasons. Firstly
because I had had such nice experience with them before. They felt great and
made me feel great. Secondly, because the idea that it feels a little bit
rebellious to be wearing them in an office where everything has to be
proper, conservative and respectable. Nobody needs to know but me and that
secret gives me a boost. The third reason was what you mentioned, Mercedes.
When you are wearing stockings you're people's attitude seems to change.
Probably because you come across as being more self assured, because you
ooze femininity, people show more respect and treat you much better. When
you told me I was quite skeptical but it is true! The last reason for
wanting to wear stockings is not the least important: my boyfriend likes it.
He likes it a lot.
I started quite carefully. Only wearing stockings with longer skirts made of
heavy fabric. I wanted to make sure that nobody could see what I was
wearing. I checked at least three or four times a day whether there weren't
any tell tale bumps of the suspenders, or whether the stockings hadn't
started to twist in a funny way around one of my ankles. Quickly I felt more
confident though and I dared to wear them with different kinds of clothes
and under all circumstances. What had started as an experiment has after
only a year become a very regular pleasure. I now clearly prefer stockings
over tights. Tights I only use when wearing very short skirts but as they
are frowned upon here, I don't wear them often. Pants I wear too but perhaps
only once a week or so.
All the reasons why I had wanted to wear stockings proved to be true! They
feel great, they make me feel and behave feminine and self assured. The way
I walk, sit, move has changed and people are receptive to it without knowing
it themselves. They seem to treat me better and with more courtesy and
After a year I have the feeling I have become quite "experienced" in wearing
stockings. The questions I asked you a year ago now seem so silly but what
you answered was very important to me at the time and made me make the right
I have experimented with underwear and discovered that 'deep' garters to be
much more comfortable and practical. I have some simple garter belts but
they proved less durable and, due to their tendency to twist, tended to show
through clothing. I use the 'deep' belts as my everyday wear. They are very
flat and come a considerable way down my tummy. I find this to be very
comfortable and, since there are no bones or support other than the
elasticity of the fabric, I can wear it all day long.
I have a brown set which I wear on a regular basis. This set is special in
that the garter belt and panties appear to be one when worn together. The
lace pattern of the belt being repeated on the panties and running from one
to the other. But with this set I have to be more careful on the weight of
the fabric of my skirts and tops. The lace can be visible if I am not
Another favourite of mine is a soft teddy with suspenders. It is a very soft
item, which is exceptionally easy to wear under dresses. It buttons up the
front and is very comfortable.
Another favourite garment is one made a stretch lace. I have one in black
and another in white. There are no fastenings, they simply stretch over your
body and are great under any item of clothing. A blue lacey item I got at
the beginning of the year in the sales is a dream to wear and very delicate.
I tend to save it for occasions want I want to feel that little bit special.
The same is true of a cream and green silk item. This is by far my favourite
and I adore the feel against my skin.
I have many more that I could show you but I don't want to get boring. I
have a number of bras which I like to wear for effect along with boned
basques which I generally keep for more sensual moments.
It is nice and warm today. I am writing this to you from behind my desk
wearing a white cotton-polyester, v-neck top; a silky skirt in a fall colour
combination of leaves in brown, gold and russet on a royal blue background,
dark taupe sling back pumps with a 2.5" heel from Bally, a black bead
necklace and black hoop earrings, Rosewood lip colour and Beautiful cologne
from Estee Lauder. And underneath of this all off-white stockings from
DuParc. You know it and I know it and I feel great! Thanks for your
encouragement and good example!
**W-E** ARE A MALE-FEMALE **TWO-SOME** TOTALLY
WONDERING JUST HOW / WHY **A-N-Y** FEMALE OF **A-N-Y** AGE WOULD **E-V-E-R** MEET WITH **A-N-Y** MAN WHEN NOT CLAD IN NYLONS/ GARTER-BELT. EVEN, TOO,
IF/WHEN WEARING PANTYHOSE [YUCCCHHHHHH-OOO, REALLY... IN COMPARISON TO HIP-HIGH VERY SHEER NYLONS (ESPECIALLY W/ ULTRA-SHEER REINFORCED TOES *A-N-D* HEELS TOO!)]. MY MEN *ALWAYS/'ONLY'/ESPECIALLY* LOVE IT WHEN I'M DRESSED LIKE THIS, IN A SKIRT, BLOUSE SWEATER ..... OR A DRESS ........ ESPECIALLY
WHEN I'M ACTING "NAUGHTY/SASSY", AND ALLOW "GAZING/STARING" MEN OR
[OTHER] WOMEN TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF MY NYLON-TOP. OR OF MY GARTER-BELT-STRAP, OR EVEN SIGHT OF MY PANTY-LESS "SITUATION"! OOOOOO, REALLY MAKES HIM AND ME
EXCITED! JUST TO SEE HOW MEN REALLY SHOW THEIR ALLEGIANCE, IN COMPARISON TO A GAL WITHOUT NYLONS, OR [ESPECIALLY!] A WOMAN "DRESSED IN 'PANTS'/'JEANS'.
UGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!", MY MAN LOVES IT WHEN I WEAR SANDALS, OR ANY
OPEN-TOED/"SLING-BACK" SHOES........ OR [ESPECIALLY] "GO BAREFOOT"! AND
WHEN I USE MY NYLONED LEGS AND/OR FEET/TOES AS A "SEXUAL WEAPON/ TEASE"; HE REALLY "LOSES IT", AND GOES "APE"!!
SOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! GALS, GET WITH IT! "BARE-FOOT"/ "NO NYLONS" = AN
AWFULLY SEX-LESS STATE-OF-BEING FOR ANY WOMAN! JUST TERRIBLE; TOTALLY UN-SEXY!
MY MAN EVEN **DEMANDS** [LOL!!] THAT I SLEEP IN NYLONS/GARTER-BELT! I
LOVE IT! GET WITH IT, GALS!
OR, ARE YOU STOCKING-LESS GALS "REALLY 'FEMALE' IN THE FIRST PLACE"!?!?
An Italian Woman's Point of View
I am a 33 year old fashion designer from Milan. Some of my time I spend in England, my first visit here was when I was 23. Until then I had always worn tights. I guess I am attractive, with typical Italian features and long black hair, but I never had anyone want to buy stockings for me. I am slightly bisexual, and I always liked to see "fantasy" pictures of women in nylons, especially the glamorous stars of the 50's and 60's like Sophia Loren and Betty Page.
The first time I came to England, I stayed with my very special English friend. He is older then me, we are superficially very different but our minds are almost the same. I guess that's pretty unusual. Anyway, we traveled to Clovelly which is a little town on the Devon coast, it has a road that goes down to the sea that cars aren't permitted to use. We booked into the hotel, it was quite late, and we wanted to go for a drink.
It was then that he gave me a present. I opened the bag - and there inside was a suspender belt (you call it a garter belt) and a pair of black nylons in cellophane wrapper. My heart started thumping - I couldn't believe that such a gift was for ME! (I didn't have a very high opinion of myself at that time in my life).
I went into the bathroom and put them on, while he waited outside. It felt so different to tights, and my whole body felt "alive". He avoided looking at my legs, and we went for a walk down to the sea. It was dark and deserted. I was wearing my usual things, black miniskirt and black jacket. I don't know what made me do it, but I decided to act out one of my fantasies. I stopped, and raised my miniskirt slightly to adjust my left stocking (I'm left handed, so it was the natural one to pick). He just stopped and stared at me, it was clear that he liked what I was doing.
Then I did something that I still can't believe I did. I pulled my miniskirt up around my waist, so that it looked as if I was just wearing the black jacket, black stockings and garters, and black shoes. I walked on ahead of him. There was nobody about, and since it was a warm evening the air made my legs feel free and comfortable. I think we walked about a hundred yards like that, me in front in stockings, and my "secret admirer" walking a few yards behind. When we got down the hill to where the pub was, I quickly pulled my miniskirt back into its usual position.
As we sat in the pub, I could hardly believe what I had just done. I was sitting on a chair, my back to the wall, and when he had got the drinks he came and sat facing me, with the table between us. Opposite me there were two men, and I could see them looking at me. I decided to give them both a flash of my sexy new black stockings. I crossed my legs, so that the skirt rode up to expose the stocking top. The stereotypical actions of a stocking-clad female seemed to come naturally to me! Then, as I got bolder, I moved about a little and let it ride up more and more... Eventually, they were feasting their eyes on a beautiful 23 year old Italian girl with her miniskirt almost around her waist and her black stockings, tops, garters and panties on full display. ME!!! And I'm normally such a respectable girl, who would ever have imagined it.
That was the first time I ever wore stockings, but I have worn them quite often since. I don't wear them all the time, because I don't want the "magic" to wear off. I secretly call them my Magic Stockings, maybe it's not so secret now.
I really like your site, it's very good and not at all crude. I guess some people would say that I'm a naughty girl, but I'm not doing anything wrong, and I really enjoy getting the occasional admiring glance, even if it's the stockings rather than me that's getting the attention! By the way, everything in this letter is 100% true, no fantasy at all.
Yours in Stockings (well, some of the time anyway)
I wanted to take a minute and write and thank you for getting back to me
so quickly, answering my questions and for all the great advice you gave me.
I thought I'd bring you up to date on what steps I've taken so far and
hopefully impose on you to answer a couple more questions?
I gave your suggestions a lot of thought and decided you were right.
It's a time in my life to take bold steps. A new job in a new city; it's time
for a new look too. After so many years of feeling down (due to my
ex-husband), it's time to feel good about myself and to go with a new look.
I packed up every pair of jeans and slacks I owned and rented a small
storage area all the way across on the other side of the city from where I
live. I knew if I had them in my closet the temptation to wear them would be
too great. I kept only a couple pairs of shorts to do housework in and my
workout clothes. For shoes I kept only my tennis shoes and my pairs of heels.
I also threw out every pair of pantyhose that I owned. Fortunately I'm in a
position where I could afford a new wardrobe so I've been shopping my brains
out. I found a line of lingerie that I really like called Felina. Are you
familiar with it? I really like the way their bras fit and they have garter
belts that seem to be made more for everyday wear and not just for the
bedroom. I bought several sets in various colors. My closet is also filling
up quickly with dresses and skirted suits. I took your advice on the stretch
style of stockings for work. I was only able to find the Hanes brand as well
as Victoria's secret so far. There is also a brand of non stretch stockings
available here called Berkshire Kicks. Are you familiar with them and if so
what do you think of them? I was able to find some really nice pairs of heels
in town and I also ordered a few pair from an online source called Classic
Pumps. I love the way 4" heels make my legs look.
I figured dressing this way would make me feel different but I was
totally unprepared for the way it has made other people related to me. At
first it seemed odd wearing a dress everywhere I went; especially places
where I had always dressed down like the supermarket, errands, shopping etc.
But I quickly learned to like it. Sales clerks give you better service, I
love the approving looks form men and the compliments. I've received several
on how nice I look from total strangers and it has really bolstered my
confidence level. I' wasn't sure how much I would like wearing a garter belt
and stockings for everyday wear rather than pantyhose but once again you were
absolutely right. At first I felt a little vulnerable wearing them under
dress in public. But the more I wear them the more feminine I feel and I find
them very classy as well. I havn't worn any full fashioned stockings yet but
I plan to. I know that I will love the silkier feel that they have.
I'm curious to know how you came upon this philosophy of dressing and
when you started? Once again thanks for all your help and suggestions. Take
I have just been surfing the net to obtain a new car, using my
computer. I was amazed that I found a page like yours. I have read the woman's and man's point of view and thought I would send you my feelings.
I am in my mid fifties and live in the West Midlands, UK. I have always worn
stockings since I was 15. Well before that I used to dress up in my mothers
clothes as girls do. The only time I wear tights (pantyhose) is when I wear
an evening dress that is vary clingy and shows up lines underneath. I do not
like bare legs so tights are the only option. But for everyday wear it must
be stockings. I can't stand being 'closed in'. Fir this reason I rarely wear
panties, only on some occasions. My daughters are also stocking wearers along
with my grand-daughter, who is 16. The attitudes from men are the usual, they can't
get near me enough, to help me, hold doors open, etc. But I have not had any
aggressive women towards me. In fact women seem more open towards me.
I work in an office in the city of Birmingham and find that many of the lady
employees are now wearing stockings, hold ups etc. as skirts get longer. I
must admit that I do occasionally 'flash' my tops as it gives me a turn on.
But I am also amazed at the number of women looking at my legs as well. This
has been apparent since two or three years ago I reverted to wearing more
traditional nylons with RH&T and soles. I have had many, many passes made at
me from men of all ages, very complimentary to a woman my age with a young man
wanting me. A few of which I have taken up. Well you have to enjoy life, take
what you can. Anyway I digress. The image of a woman wearing any type of stocking should
be seen as feminine. Do you wear lacy sexy bras, sexy shoes, then why not
stockings that show femininity (?). If I want to feel a woman, not as above
I might add, but a woman within myself, and be looked upon as a woman,
especially on a date, then why not. Out law pantyhose, bring back stockings
for all women!
I will be buying a pair or two of FF nylons soon after closing down on this.
Saturday night here I come......... Keep up the good work, and may stockings
Shannon here again giving you a update on Karen and Paul. Well Karen
wanted to surprise Paul so she had her order delivered here. Several pair
each of full fashion and RH&T stockings along with two garter belts and one
waist cincher arrived last week. She couldn't wait to come over when I
called her. When she arrived she couldn't wait to try them on, Like a
little girl at christmas she was so excited. Karen said she could hardly
wait till Paul could see her.
Last Saturday night we went out for drinks first then dinner. Karen
told me at the bar that she dressed without Paul seeing her until she came
down the stairs, and it wasn't until walking to the car that he noticed her
seams and asked what she was wearing. Said she smiled as he opened the door
letting her skirt ride up revealing some welt and smiled back. His eyes
weren't off her legs most of the way to meet us for drinks. At the bar
karen wante to sit on a stool instead of at a table, showing just enough
top to draw interest not only from Paul but also most of the other guy's
around us.Let's say the rest of the night went much the same, except dinner
was a little hurried as they wanted to get back home. Talked to her today
and her weekend was great and she had to try on every outfit for Paul.
Paul wants her to make a christmas list. Always nice to have a new convert
Love Shannon and your fan hubby Jim.
I've just found your web site and I love it. I've been wearing stockings
since I was 19 (now 33). My boyfriend (now husband) begged me to wear them
for him. I tried it once and was hooked.
If I want something from my husband I know he can't resist me wearing a pair
of sheer stockings.
I live in England and buying stockings here can be difficult depending on
where you live. I would urge women everywhere to at least try wearing
stockings. you might be surprised at the results.
Keep up the fine work Mercedes.
I'm so glad to see a site like this that promotes the return of true feminine
I am 22 years old and have been wearing full fashioned stockings with garter
belts or open bottom girdles for 2 years now. I wear them every day, in fact.
Of course I've totally given up wearing pants - it would be ridiculous with
such feminine underthings. I guess I'm old fashioned but I feel a woman looks
best in dresses and skirts.
While I'm on the thin side, I still like to wear girdles under my more clingy
outfits. A good girdle can make even the best-fitting dress look 110% better.
Try it! And of course, stockings are just so much more glamorous than
pantyhose. I always feel like the sexiest woman in any room I enter. The
reaction from men is fantastic. Even when they can't see what's under my
dresses, I have such confidence now that they can't help being attracted to my
side of the room. I've also noticed how it seems to instill old fashioned
chivalry in the guys. I just love having doors opened for me, being helped out
of cars, et cetera.
I'd just like to say to all the other girls out there: Throw out all your
baggy jeans, khaki slacks and pantyhose. Get some nice, feminine dresses, some
garter belts and girdles and lots of pairs of full fashioned, seamed
stockings! You'll be thrilled with the difference!
Just call me,
I just surfed into your web site and found it quite interesting. I am a
married 28 year old attorney. I have been wearing stockings and garter belts
since I was in high school. My mother first introduced me to them when I was
15 because I was very skinny and pantyhose never fit my legs quite right.
Although I am no longer that petite, I still wear stockings because the look
is superior and they are much more comfortable. I know pantyhose wearers
would not believe this but it is the truth. The only advice I have is to get
real garter belts from J.C. Penny's or Sears(or Secrets in Lace-Mercedes). The ones in Victoria's Secret are really just for play and while they look sexy, they are not designed for
everyday use and comfort.
As far a sexiness goes, when I first met my husband he loved it and couldn't
get enough of it, but now he is just kind of ho-hum about it as I wear them
almost everyday. I never really understood what was so erotic about it. I
just wear them because it's a better product. Other than the occassional
strange looks in the gym locker room or at the doctors office, I have never
had any problem.
I just found your sight and I have to say you are right on girl.
I am divorced and for 3 years I sat at home waiting for a man to take notice
of me. After talking to a friend she suggested I abandon my usual attire and
try garters, hose and heels. Well I switched to garters and hose and found I
began to look and feel different about myself. I shortened by skirts a little
and started wearing high heels.
Well the change has been dramatic. Men who did not notice me before how stare
at me. Sometimes I will sit with my skirt hiked up just to give them a look at
the tops of my hose.
Some days I like to wear long leg panty girdles and hose. The feel is erotic
and guys like to look at the bottom of your girdle. Sometimes when I really
feel daring I'll go pantyless and have even removed the crotch from a couple
of my girdles. The men go nuts and I find that I am never alone anymore. Any women who does not wear hose, heels, garter belts or girdles has no one but themselves to blame for being lonely.
I also found out that guys like to make love with women who leave some of their clothes on, I'm sure you know all about that.
Keep up the good advice and look,
Dear sexy Mercedes,
I'm Loreto from Barcelona (Spain). I'm a forty-four house wife and a
devoted and loving fan to stockings and suspenders belts (should I say
garters). I'd like to tell you my story with stockings.
I started wearing stockings when I was thirteen as a birthday mother's
present and when she helped me to adjust the straps I felt feminine for
the very first time. In the 60's all of my friends wore pantyhose and
they used to said to me: "Stockings and garters are invented by an evil and insane man's mind in order to make us more submissive" (giggles) and
I replied that a glimpse of a stocking top or a garter strap let me
handle men as I like. But in 70's I gave up stockings and for twenty years (I must admit) I'd been wearing pantyhose.
It was two years ago when I met garters again. I have two daughters and
I discovered a pair of reinforced toe and heel stockings and a suspender
belt at my sixteen-aged-daughter wardrobe. I forbad her to wear them because I thought she only had mini-skirts and she could hardly cover
the reinforced tops (Lately she told me that she's never given up to wear them) and then I put them on and I felt like a new woman. When my husband realized what I was wearing, he got aroused and we had an amazing night. Since then I'm in love with stockings and garters, in fact I always wear them under my skirts or dresses.
I've noticed the "stocking effect " in Both of them men and women. Men stare mesmerized looking for a glimpse when I'm sitting and cross my legs and no matter how old they are (even teenagers). On the other side when I'm in a changing area some women look down at me like a tarty
woman but the others seem interested in what I'm wearing and even a few
times they ask me about how can they get them.
I've read another spaniard letter and she is right Spanish women don't wear them because they think stockings are uncomfortable and a waste of time but they don't realize that a pair of stay up stockings (without
suspenders) are more practical than any other hose and you can forget you are in them all day long.
My favourite kind are the full-fashioned with the reinforced toe and
heel but I only use them in special occasions such us going out for
dinner, balls, or theater. And as everyday wear I love being in thigh
Lately my husband suggested me the fishnet style ( he loves them) but
they are very unsoft and make me itch so I usually wear tights under
Thank you for your great site Mercedes,
keep the way you are.
If you have any suggestion of softer fishnet stockings, please let me
My husband said I should drop you a line again after last weekend. We
where invited out t dinner by a couple he did a favor for. Well we met at
their house and all we heard was that the restaurant had great food but
slow service was slow. Dressed that night especially for Jim wearing a pair
of full fashion stockings and maybe a little to short a skirt. Getting out
of the car provided a onlooker a glimpse of garter. Well when we arrived it
was valet parking and the parking attendant was left with a smile and
almost didn't open back door for our host. Once inside we had to wait for
our table and went to bar for a few drinks. All the tables were full and
only two bar stools empty. Myself and Karen ( & Paul our host ) took the
stools, well skirt being tight as well revealed top of welt and brought a
few looks as well as smiles. From the time we were seated for dinner until
we left the service was quick and pleasant. Jim noticed other tables
looking around for their waiter, but not once did we have to try and get
our waiters attention and even the wine waiter was there to fill our empty
Karen and Paul said they never had such good service as that since they
have been going there. Jim kind of smiled and said " I wonder why ". Won't
go into details of later but to say it was a great night.
Thought that was the end until today when Karen gave me a call. Seems
that after they got home Paul asked her if she still had a garter and
stocking set he had given her for Valentine's Day present once. Karen said
she put them on for him and no more need be said. She was calling to find
out where I purchased the stockings I was wearing the night we went out,
that she wanted to buy some as a surprise for Paul. Wanted to ask us out
again as soon as hers arrived. Could be another convert Mercedes, I hope
mercedes i love your pictures ! so does my boyfriend! i tried the classic
> lady stockings!! wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i feel so sensous
> wearing them there so silky to wear! he couldnt belive how silky they were!!!!!!!!! mine seem to wrinkle a little bit at the
> ankles after a few hours! any suggestions!!!!!!!sometimes at my knees too if i
> bend down too much!!!!!! thanks for your insperation!i'll never wear pantyhose
> again! i cant belive how silky my legs & feet feel in these! thanks!
I found your web site a month ago and I couldn't imagine how it could
change my life and I want to tell you why.
I'm thirty and I work for a department store in Greece. I'm in love
with my boyfrind for ten years but I I haven't been able to make him
commit. When I saw your site and read the women's experiences
wearing stockings I made up my mind and went to the lingerie
department. I looked for fully fashioned stockings but there were none
so I had to buy a pair of black lycra stockings with a fancy top and a
four strap garter belt and got back home. When I put the stockings on
I realize that I couldn't hook the garters up because of the stocking
length so I had to go the garter down under my waist, you can
understand how bad they fit, anyway, I didn't mind and then I put my
gown on and I had been waiting for two hours before he arrives.
Firstly he didn't realize what I was wearing under my gown but when I
sat next to him and crossed my legs the split of my gown showed the
stockings tops and they drove him crazy, I couldn't imagine how they
like him (He hardly bought me a pair of fihnet tights with the seam in
ten years and I avoid them because they aren't soft). Two weeks later
he asked me for getting married.
Somebody could think it happened by chance, I don't think so and I'm
going to keep my legs in stockings while the garter will endurance.
Now, could you tell me what kind of stockings and suspender belts are
the most comfortable? and what are the best for every day wear? (which do you usually wear?). Could you tell me when do you try the f/f on
for the first time.
Finally I'd like to tell you how elegant, sexy and high-class you look
wearing stockings Mercedes.
Thank you again Mercedes
lots of love
Dear Mercedes, My husband Peter found you website while surfing the Net, and
got me to look. I found it fascinating! You see, I've been wearing stockings
rather than pantyhose for years now, and never really thought of them as 'sexy'
rather functional items to wear with my usual girdle. You see, I've had a bit of flab around my bottom for longer than I care to remember, and now that I'm the wrong side of 40 it doesn't seem to get any less! Anyway, I started to wear a girdle several years
ago and on the advice of mother, bought a couple of the traditional open-panel style because she'd always worn them and reckoned they were the most comfortable type. She was right, they certainly don't have that awful tight feeling around the crotch that you get with a panty-girdle. The trouble with the open-panel girdle is, as I soon found out, that it tends to ride up over your thighs and bottom if you don't wear stockings with it all the time. I guess the stockings being attached to the suspenders act as an "anchor" to hold everything in place. Certainly I haven't had any problem with my girdle riding up when I wear stockings, so it must be true! the other problem with the open-panel girdle is that it's really only suitable to wear under a dress or skirt, you couldn't wear it under slacks because it would be too obvious you were wearing it. That really isn't much of a problem for me, because my largish
rear end doesn't permit me to wear slacks or jeans too much anyway - at least outside the house. Are there any other largish ladies like me who still wear stockings with girdles? I had thought I was a rare item these days, but perhaps not! I would certainly like to
wear a garter belt with the stockings on hotter days but they only seem to be made up to size 16, which isn't quite large enough for me. Thanks for a very interesting site and a very encouraging one - I'm not alone!!!! regards from Wendy
>> I was searching some lingerie to buy when I saw your wonderful site. I couldn't imagine how many women around the world feel like us about stockings.
I'm round thirty and I'm a dancer. I had to wear lycra pantyhose and fishnet tights at work but when I go out I always wear a pair of stockings and a garter belt, Why? maybe because when I walk I can feel my thighs rub together and how suspender straps stretch up the reinforced tops and that makes me feel extra-sexy.
I've been using stockings since my first husband had me wear them at home in order to enjoy himself. He loved choosing a corset, a pair of seamed stockings and then he liked looking at me while I was adjusting the garter tabs to the stocking tops but I didn't like wear them only for him. When I got divorced I started wearing stockings at any time or place.
Now when I go out with somebody and he realizes that I'm wearing a pair of full fashioned stockings and a garter belt I drive him crazy. Most of them want me to keep my underwear when I take off my skirt.
I also realize how wearing stockings shock other women when I take off my clothes in dressing rooms and when I meet another women in stockings I love talking about them for a while.
Now, could you answer these questions?
I've read some women's letters and they talked about panty girdles Why are they special?
I've watched your photos (believe me, you look so sexy in stockings!) and I didn't see you in fishnet stockings. Why?, you don't like them. What sort do you like the most. Do you know if there is a woman fan club like men's. I'd like to join up
Thank you very much indeed for your great site and I hope we keep in touch.
My fiance discovered your page a few months ago. I'd like to thank you for having a classy page and not a trashy one. He showed me your page, collected your pictures, and persuaded me to wear garters and stockings. They are great. I wear them on special occasions when he and I go out. I love them. They are such a turn on, for both of us. Before that, I didn't really know what they were or how they "worked". Now I am anxious to expand my collection, and we plan to take our own pictures. Hee hee hee :)
I've just found your web site and I want to share my own experience
with stockings with all of you. I always wear stockings instead of awful
pantyhose and I want show how I feel with those fantastic clothes.
I'm 20 and I found out stockings two years ago when my boyfriend
bought me a pair of white fishnet stockings and a garter in my
birthday. Firstly I was very ashamed because I had never worn anything
like that and it was difficult to adjust the garter but when I looked
at the mirror I started feeling like a real goddess!. The next day I
got up early and put me on the stockings and a mini-skirt and I went
to University. It was amazing!, boys who had never looked at me
couldn't look away.
In Spain girls think that stockings and garters are uncomfortable and
all of my girlfriends don't understand how can I wear those
When my boyfriend comes to my house he enjoys looking at me while I
adjust my stockings and sometimes he can't help himself and he wraps
my legs and my garter with his hands and you can imagine how we
Lately I've heard that silk stockings look more beautiful than lycra
could you tell me if that is true, and I want to ask you what sort of
stockings you like the most.
How can we get all of your lingerie?, in Spain it's difficult to get
it because women hardly wear stockings. I've been searching for ages
in department stores without luck.
Finally may I ask you a personal question?
Have you got the first garter which you wore for the very first time?
(I've got my first in a box and I often look at it)
Thanks for your attention and write to me soon
I found your site through the Touchable web-site, where I've just had some of my photos published. They're not as good as yours though. We don't have the room that you've got, which limits the poses. My husband took the photos, something he seems to enjoy, and he's always complaining about the lack of space. I've never done anything like that before, only the lure of winning some special stockings made me do it, but my husband's been photographing me for years - but only for private viewing!
You ask for experiences of wearing stockings, but I've had none. I've been wearing stockings since before I met my husband, and that's been over 20 years. I feel much more comfortable in them than tights (or pantyhose as you call them), and I don't really consider them to be anything special anymore - although my husband does.
I wear stockings all the time, not just for special occasions, which is why I don't see them as special. I must admit that I've had some glances when my skirt has blown up, or I've sat in a restaurant and my skirt has crept up my thighs as I've been eating. But when you've been wearing stockings for as long as I have, you tend to treat such things as part of everyday life. It's no big deal.
I notice that the title of your web-site is Legs - Garters - Stockings. I didn't see you wearing any garters. I've attached an old photo of myself, if hasn't come loose in the sending, wearing a garter. It was taken more years ago than I care to remember. My husband loves me wearing them, but it's becoming too difficult now with the shorter hem-lines. I still wear stockings though.
I still remember wearing stockings before tights were easily available. We used to wear them for school and I hated them. Skirts were getting shorter and the attraction of a continuous expanse of leg was more attractive proposition than "ugly" dark bands and my pale thighs. This was bout the time Ian and I met and he was quite angry when I gave up stockings and wore tights. He used to lust after a friend of mine, Pat, whose mother refused to buy tights, which were quite expensive then. Eventually his pestering persuaded me to buy some more, but they were difficult to get in the late 1960's. I found a black suspender belt in Woolworth's in Manchester and felt like a scarlet woman buying it. But Ian was very happy and we used to keep them in his car for special occasions. One day (how daring I was in those days) when capes were in fashion we went out on a date and all I wore was the cape, my suspender belt and my stockings. Ian kept reaching through the arm slits as if he couldn't believe it.
We have been married for nearly 27 years. For many of those years I wore stockings grudgingly, just to please him. I never understood the appeal. After our third child was born, whether I had a hormone change or something I don't know, but I listened to him more. He said that much as he liked me to wear them for special occasions, a real turn on for him would be for me to treat them as everyday wear, so that I got dressed sexily and we shared a secret, even when we were apart. I don't know why, but I agreed, and the next day we went out and he bought me several sets of underwear (much more easily available now) in pretty colours. I started to wear them each day and only wore tights under very short skirts or trousers. He became very attentive, often running his hands over my legs because he liked to feel my suspender buttons under my skirt. He would also try whenever we were in private to have what he calls a "QF" which stands for "quick flash" where I would quickly pull up my skirt just enough to show the tops of my stockings. Other men started to notice too, but rather than think me tarty, which is what I had imagined, they were very polite and gentlemanly too. I can understand why he likes them now, too, and partly because of the effect they have on him I now like to wear them, but I was surprised to find the effect they have on me. First of all I am convinced they are healthier because they let my body breathe, especially at the tops of my legs and pubic area where I used to get sweaty, and I have no more problems with vaginal discharges, thrush and so on. But they also make me feel sexier and more feminine. Even putting them on feels sexy. I know he likes seams but they are not in fashion so I don't wear them much, but I have no intentions of reverting to tights. Also, I know that if I ever want anything all I have to do is sit carelessly or even deliberately show my thighs and I can get away with anything. Sexual equality? No thanks, I don't want to go backwards.
I'm over at Doug's place and he just showed me your website again. After reading all the great comments and support for what you're doing, I just had to share my thoughts too.
I'm a 35 year old executive who's always on the go with extensive traveling and endless meetings to attend. I was turned on to stockings by a good friend who bought me a 50s style white garter belt and reinforced heel and toe stockings for a gift several years ago. At first, I wasn't quite sure what to do and I must admit I felt as though everyone knew what was underneath my suit or dress. As I began to wear the garter belt and stockings more and more, I noticed that people started giving me compliments on my legs more and more! Wow, what a great feeling! I never got noticed that way wearing pantyhose! I even got men that didn't pay much attention to me before now start conversations.
Mercedes, I began to experiment with different shades and styles of stockings, my favorite are still the reinforced heel and toe since they're more subtle than the seamed ones. I just bought several pairs of the full fashioned ones like you wear, but so far I've only worn them on special occasions. I still wear mostly white garter belts and white lace panties since they match with nearly any color outfit.
I found that getting in and out of my car, especially in valet can lead to some excitement if I choose to let my stocking tops show! In business meetings I now command much more attention and respect for my ideas when the men are aware I'm wearing stockings. I never would have thought that stockings could have that effect until I started wearing them. I dumped my last pair of pantyhose nearly two years ago and I feel much more feminine and alive wearing stockings! I'll never go back to pantyhose again. I've since shared my love of stockings with three other girlfriends who at first thought that only old ladies wore stockings. Once I convinced them to get into stockings and a garter belt, they've also noticed a dramatic change in their lives. When we're in the changing area while shopping, some women seem curious when they see what we're wearing, others just stare!
I'm happy to hear more women are going back to stockings and I know with your encouragement the numbers will grow! Keep up the fine work!
First I must tell you how much my husband enjoys your site and photos. I'm 24 and still on 18 month honeymoon. First time I wore stockings I was 18 and received them as birthday gift from boyfriend at the time. Must say I had mixed feelings at the time. But from the first night I felt feminine and sexy wearing stockings.
From out later from my hubby that first thing he noticed about me was my red hair and a flash of stocking top, after that he said he just had to meet me. At this time I couldn't be happier. Now I wouldn't think of leaving home not wearing them. He loves shopping on the net and shops with me picking out outfits we both will enjoy. His favorite right now is open bottom girdles and of course f/f stockings. He hopes to some day see you in one or a corset.
To any other females who might be reading this and thinking their not for me or their to much trouble. My girlfriend Angie felt that way until January when on her birthday we gave her some lingerie including a couple garter belts and several pairs of f/f stockings. I helped her adjust them for proper fit and from that night she has been wearing them ever since even at work. She often comes over now to due some shopping on the net with me.
Again Mercedes thanks for your page and keep up the good work.
I wear stockings and pantyhose interchangeably all the time. I'm a 27 year old female who is still single and not yet ready to settle down.
I began wearing pantyhose when I was about 8 when my mom and dad decided I should stop looking and dressing like a boy. I've been in dresses and nylons ever since. I first wore stockings in high school. Mom and dad told me that "good girls" didn't wear stockings, but Madonna was hot and many of my friends were starting to wear stockings and lace camis to school. I wanted to fit in and did the same, changing at a friends house before and after school. Then I discovered the effect nylons have on most guys, and women. Men are mesmerized, and women... they are a mixed bag. Most of the women who notice me in stockings show more interest in what I do. I think it is because there seems to be an aura, or ambience, of self-esteem and success around those women who wear stockings. I don't have the nerve to pose publicly on the Internet as you do, yet other women come up to me and tell me they don't have the nerve to wear stockings to the office! I don't consider it as anything needing special determination.
I do like the effect on others in meetings and when out for lunch or shopping. People pay attention to me more. The guys are not shutting me up, because they want to ogle me. Women seem to have more interest in ideas from such a "self-assured woman." Either way, I am heard and not passed over in meetings. Do I enjoy the "power?" Yes. I also enjoy the way waiters and salesmen give me all the attention I need. Lines of people at stores seem to disappear when I'm in stockings or shimmery pantyhose. And I always get the best service. When it comes to dating, things are better too. Men get more aroused when I'm in sensuous nylons, and that translates into bolder and less "sheepish" behavior. When I'm on a date, I'm not looking for political correctness in the man I'm dating. Save that for the office. Stockings bring out the boldness in myself, men, and other women. That makes me wonder why they are so stereotypically associated with women from the thirties who "did what they were told" and didn't think for themselves.
I am very happy to put into words the feelings and emotions I have when I put on a pair of Fully Fashioned Nylon Stockings. As any man will admit to the site of a women's leg encased in a pair of nylon's with a thick dark seam running down the back of her legs and finished off with a pair of black or white stiletto heels, is one of the most delightful wonders of the world.
I am a 40 yr old mother of two and I have been wearing Stockings since I snuck into my mother's bedroom when I was about 13 yrs old and started trying on her hose, and have been in love with them ever since. I grew up in the 60's when stockings were in fashion and in the 70's & 80 and into the 90's when they were not so fashionable but oh my! there are still a lot of women who wore them in those years and still do to-day. I am a nurse now sometimes I wear a pant uniform & sometimes I wear a dress uniform and when I'm wearing the dress I always wear a pair of medium to dark brown pair of hose under my uniform and I am also aware of two other nurses on our staff that also wear stockings & garter belts under their uniform, so ladies or should I say "Nylon Vampires" keep heart we are still out there.
I predict Nylon Stockings will make a substantial comeback in the years ahead, not that they ever went away either. Don't forget to keep your seams straight and I hope all your dreams are sheer ones.
Love & Best Wishes
I have recently come across your website. I think it is absolutely wonderful. I agree 100% with you. I am a woman in her mid 30's who also wears stockings on a daily basis. I feel much more sexier and more desirable in stockings as opposed to pantyhose, which I consider too confining.
Your site is great to view. I can imagine it is very popular with your male viewers. I can tell you, what you already know. That men LOVE seeing a woman in stockings. I just love the reaction I receive when a man realizes that I am wearing stockings and not pantyhose. He can't keep his eyes or his hands off my thighs. I e- mailed you recently but didn't get a response. I am new to computers and maybe it didn't get to you. I just wanted to tell you to KEEP UP THE GOOD WORD on stockings!!!
So my husband drags me to the computer and says," look at this site". Just another smutty website and I'm about to tear a strip off him when I notice that, in fact, there is no nudity only a very pretty lady scantily dressed. It's naughty but nice. He says," look other women do wear stockings, so other men must like them too". Maybe he's not so weird after all. Of course it was your site and between the two of you, I have been persuaded to start wearing stockings again on a regular basis.
Of course the effect of the stockings on my husband was entirely predictable, but it is the effect on others that is interesting. I went to work on Monday wearing plain tan stockings and nobody seemed to notice. On Tuesday I wore a slightly darker pair with seams, the effect was quite amazing, everybody noticed and everybody, male and female seemed to show me much more respect and interest. It has been a great boost to my self-confidence, to be honest I am a rather plain 40 year old woman and no one has looked twice at me in years, but I really did turn a few heads today, it's great!
I am Corinne from Amsterdam 36 years of age and a great admirer. of wearing nylons/stocking. For me its a way of life. I like the 1950-ties and 1960-ties style and of course Fully Fashioned ones. My husband and I saw your preview pictures and we have a question. In the series with the limo you wear nylons with a yellow stripe at the top. What kind of nylons are they? How can I get a pair of these? I hope you will answer. I know a lot of mail is coming towards you so I hope you can find the time to mail me back.
Keep up the good work. BAN the pantyhose....I wish all women were like us
As my husband cruises through your page and talks to your husband fairly frequently I thought I would comment on my daily wear of fully fashioned stockings. As I have pics on a few sites it is obvious that I love them. I wear gray or black most commonly and wear the point heel style for work . The cubans I save for going out to dinners and special occasions. My husband introduced them to me about 14 years ago and I have been hooked ever since. As the contributors have said the feeling you get and the pure pleasure of being totally feminine is what I love.
I introduced a co worker to ff. hose one day after many questions from her as she asked, "were did you get them, nice seam, what's the heel, etc". I told her they were stockings from England. I got the normal, " well stockings and garter belts are a hassle" etceteras etceteras. I said "have you ever tried them?", and as I thought, she hadn't, I loaned her a small open bottom girdle and a pair of Navy point heel ff. stockings. She came the next day wearing them with a off white knee length skirt. She looked fabulous! She told me later that her husband had been very affectionate that morning and said he would be waiting for her when she came home from work. I told her that's the way I am treated every day by my husband. Well to end the story on a nice note she regularly wears them now and she has a wonderful marriage and we enjoy going out with them with both of us wearing our ff.'s Ladies, listen to Mercedes! She knows what she is talking about and guys, have some courage and buy some ff. stockings for your wives/sweethearts, they will not forget that you did!
On Saturday I went to Rackham’s, a big department store in Birmingham, and bought a nice deep suspender, or should I say garter, belt. This morning I wore it with seamed black stockings to work. I travel in by train and it is always full and I never get a seat, but this morning the men were almost fighting to give me a seat! I got a lot of admiring glances in the office too. You are right they do give you an edge. I also got a seat on the way home Regards
I have been told by some women that they wouldn't dare wear full-fashioned stockings [they are the ones with the seams] and all I can say is that there is nothing wrong with wearing them. I was in one of our discount stores the other day and noticed that in the fancy or formal pantyhose selections that they carried several with seams. The point being that if women can wear pantyhose with seams, the can certainly were stockings with them. If your legs are a little on the heavy side, nothing will slim them like seamed stockings. If your legs are a little on the short side, nothing will make them look longer than seamed stockings will.
I wear them when I go to town shopping, I wear them to church every Sunday, I wear them for special occasions like the other night when we went and saw the Irish National Radio Orchestra. I have never gotten a complaint but I sure have received many compliments from both men and women. Please remember that full-fashioned stockings were as common as pantyhose in the late 1940's to the early 1960's. Most women wore them and loved them! I say go out there and make a fashion statement!! It's a wonderful, confidence building experience!
THIS LETTER COMES FROM SARAH WHO HAS WRITTEN BEFORE. I ASKED HER FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THIS IS HER REPLY...
I am a 45 yr. old professional woman. I first wore stockings in 7th grade (1965).held up by a garter belt purchased by my mother. By 8th They were grade I was still wearing stockings (pantyhose were not yet available) but was holding them up with a panty girdle. By 10th grade, hemlines were quite short and one could not bend over, sit down, and DEFINITELY not get out of a car without one's girdle showing! In 10th grade I remember
purchasing a wild print panty girdle. The boys loved it ... lots of stares in classes ... lots of dropped pencils ... and I know one young male teacher enjoyed lecturing from a certain spot in the classroom to enjoy the view of my girdle when I crossed my legs.
By 1969 we began switching to pantyhose. I must confess, I was one of the last in my class to switch. Pantyhose were more expensive and they sagged at the crotch and the knee. My friends who switched to pantyhose still wore panty girdles over the tops of them. The girdle held you in (this was a cultural statement I think) and also helped hold the pantyhose up! I did not wear pantyhose until I was a high school senior in 1969-1970. I always wore a panty girdle over the tops of them. I know when I graduated in June 1970 I was wearing pantyhose with a girdle over the top.
When I went to college I wore nothing but pantyhose. I took a couple of panty girdles, but I do not recall ever wearing them. No one else wore them so I stopped too. Throughout the 70s it was strictly pantyhose.
I was married in 1978. I wore pantyhose under my wedding gown. In 1982 my husband purchased as a gift a pair of stockings with a pretty garter belt. At first I wore them only in the bedroom. Our love live was always divine.... it now was even better! I then began wearing the stockings with a garter belt to evenings out .... the theatre, dinner, dancing and so on.... One day I wore the stockings and garter belt to work. I found that I really enjoyed wearing it. I found a freedom in wearing it. The stockings required adjusting a couple of times a day, but I found this was actually less than pantyhose .... always tugging at the tops! ....Anyway, by 1986 I was wearing only stockings with a garter belt. I love them. They make me feel extremely sexy and feminine and give me a sense of confidence. Many will think that last statement to be foolish, but it is true! My job requires much interaction with professional males and my strong sense of self is actually enhanced by my femininity underneath! Other professional women, I believe, would enjoy them as well. Unfortunately our culture has taught us that liberated women wear pantyhose. I believe that a liberated woman should wear what she wants. The feel of the garter, moving ever so slightly as you walk up and down stairs or get up from your chair is an ever-present reminder of our gender. I find pantyhose constricting ... and like wearing pants. I do not want to be a man! I want to be a woman. I want to dress like a woman!
On occasion, my skirt may ride up at a restaurant or at a meeting. I find that it causes men to smile appreciatively when they see a bit of stocking top or garter tab. Women seem very threatened by it ... at least that is how I would describe it. I am afraid that women view stockings as nothing more than a man's invention. I simply see it differently. I celebrate my
femininity by wearing pretty things! I love doing the job I do, but I love being a woman while doing that job! Being pretty underneath helps me accomplish both goals!