Well, I might be the odd girl out here. I mean I do love them. One of the times I risked being caught again while still living at home was to try on some black thigh highs my mom had discarded. They felt great!
My current practice is sleeping in knee highs. My feet get cold at night and nylons keep them warm, stay up until I take them off, and don’t interfere with circulation.
Other than that I tend to save stockings for times when sex is in the offing. I have fishnets with the built in garter belt and different pairs of hose. I recently bought one of those harness style garter belts and like it better than the traditional style. It’s got more adjustment points which fit me better and it did a great job holding up the stockings. (I wore it with a matching upper body harness I already owned, black lace bandeau bra, and matching panties. The outfit was quite a hit with my wife.)
I have considered tights in cold weather but since my most usual destination is the aquatic center it would be just one more item to get off and then back on.
Hugs & kisses,