Come on girls, I want to know what are the stockings that you really enjoy wearing (I’m assuming you DO enjoy them!)

Although there is a vast choice out there when it comes to hosiery, I bet the majority will say either black or fully fashioned nylons Those seem to be the favourite among crossdressers. Or fishnets, maybe. Look through any type of crossdressing site and most of the ‘girls’ are in black stockings, usually with suspenders. Why is that do you suppose? Is it because black is more flattering, more slimming? Or does it hint at naughtiness whereas, say, tan stockings are associated with work wear?

Who prefers proper stockings as opposed to hold-ups? Should they have seams? Is there anyone out there who would rather struggle into a pair of tights?

Personally, I don’t like wearing fishnets (though I do have a couple of pairs because occasionally it’s nice to be a bit naughty!) They don’t have the sensuous feel of traditional stockings, though the nature of the ‘net’ is certainly flattering when it comes to shape. I’m not that keen on stockings that need suspenders either, which probably makes me unusual (or more unusual than I already am!) And although I do have plenty of black hosiery, they’re not my first choice when I crossdress and transform into Jemma.

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For me, my go to stockings are natural beige, lace-top hold-ups, usually worn with nude-coloured high heels. I adore them and have many pairs from gossamer thin 5 denier to 15 or even 20 denier ones that hide many blemishes and hairs! I suppose I love that secretary look!

I also have several pairs of sheer-to-waist tights (again in natural beige), which feel wonderful but can be rather restrictive when aroused. If I’m wearing hosiery under my jeans, which I often do, then I admit I usually revert to tights as they somehow feel a bit safer! And if I choose one of my micro miniskirts to wear, then it’s always tights.

White stockings are very popular. I suppose because they hint at being innocent, but I’ve never bought any, and probably won’t. I suppose I might if I wanted to dress up as a blushing bride, but that’s pretty unlikely!

Old fashioned 1950s fully-fashioned nylons don’t do it for me at all, they are never long enough, they have no elasticity and are often wrinkly – a definite no-no! Technology has moved on and stockings and tights now are clingier. So, what’s the attraction in wearing an out of date pair? To me, it’s a bit like preferring to drive an old 1950s car rather than a brand new one!

Then there’s patterned tights and stockings. I usually give those a miss, apart from one lacy pair of stockings (black incidentally) which I sometimes slip on just for a change. Generally, I prefer to look as if I’m not wearing any leg wear but instead have smooth tanned legs – hence my preference for beige or nude.

And what about opaque tights or stockings? Anyone love wearing those? I have some which look good with ankle boots but because of their thickness they never feel as sensuous – and it’s that feeling of sensuousness I get from nylon-clad legs that I so enjoy.

And finally; how and where do you buy yours? Are you bold enough to walk into a store (in male mode) and buy some? Or do you hide behind the anonymity of the internet and order online? I’ve done both but when I buy over the counter I am ALWAYS convinced the sales assistant knows they are for me. I used to be bothered by that but these days less so.

So, there you are. You now know my preferences – now I’d love to know yours.

Jemma xx

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Melissa Ellison
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3 years ago

The ones for me, if i do wear stockings, as generally I simply like to show my actual legs and undies, it feels so like such freedom when wearing a dress or a skirt and out for a walk, feeling the breeze as it brushes my legs. However, thatsaid, I like to wear hold up stockings rather than normal suspender stockings, or (tights)..the latter never stay up lol, have have been known to wear suspenders and stockings…

Emily Lace
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2 years ago

Garter belt and sheer stockings are my favorite, but I do wear thigh high hold ups as well. I have a few pairs of pantyhose, but I do not normally wear them. I prefer old fashioned reinforced heel and toe (RHT) the best in terms of my stockings. I do not like back seams at all as they are too much of a pain to put on and keep straight (love the look when on someone else though). Like you, I prefer nude hosiery as I like to be able to see my legs underneath. Don’t get me wrong. I… Read more »

Charlotte Walker
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1 year ago

I love my charcoal hold ups for very day wear. But also have Black, Red, White, Light Blue for dressing up.

Charlotte Walker
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1 year ago

I wear hold ups every day easier to put on. Also have stockings for suspender belt black of course and latex/rubber ones feel awesome.

Celia Stockings
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6 months ago

@transmate2010 
Hi,
I really enjoy wearing fully fashioned stockings – I buy them online from Stockings World. 

Christine Lord
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6 months ago

@transmate2010 
I like Silkies from Amazon. They look and feel great, and they don’t run “quickly". I like nude, jet black, and off black.
I LOVE wearing nylons. The wonderful rush that is simply being a woman is amazing. I love being a girl.

Holly Marie
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21 days ago

A very interesting question – that I wish I had seen ages ago! This just goes to show that yiou should never give up on old articles!!! I have to admit that I am a tights sort of girl; I don’t struggle to get into them and in their own way I think they look better – they do wonders for my bum! As for stockings – well, no difference for me concerning hold ups or a suspender belt – they both feel superb! Yes, hold ups are easier, but a suspender belt just feels so, so good… but do… Read more »

Anna Redhead
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21 days ago

I love hosiery and consider it an essential part of any Anna day – never bare-legged and never in trousers in Anna mode. I am much more a fan of tights than stockings, much easier for everyday wear and use and so much more variety for colours. Saying that, the mood took me to wear stockings today, so I am wearing a pair that are sheer, black with a red seam and top, they feel beautifully soft and silky. I am not a fan at all of fishnets or mesh stockings / tights, I am a fan of smoothness. I’ve… Read more »

Holly Marie
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21 days ago
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@Anna Redhead Snag Tights – I just remember some very unappealling television adverts from them, but that doen’t mean their product won’t be good – I’ll check them out.  I actually like fishnets – though it’s an occasional sort of thing; mind – black fishnets over white tights (or the other way round!) always seems to just be so nice…  Unfortunately,my local branch of Anne Summers has just shut down – who would have thought that would be possible?  And tall?  Bet you I’m not too much behind you… if at all…  Holly XXX

Anna Redhead
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21 days ago
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@Holly Marie I hadn’t known Snag had advertised on television. I found them by accident when searching for tights online. I love them as they feel soft, last well and have beautiful colours. I’ve never layered tights, I’d worry about ending up getting a bit hot.
Height – I’m 6’1 1/2″ but have long legs. Anna x

Holly Marie
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19 days ago
Reply to  Anna Redhead

Yup – they advertised for a while – they just didn’t really get it right… Whatever; colours… Oooh, yeah – I really love wearing stuff that isn’t just nude or black – I can’t really understand why so many ladies don’t seem to want to be a little more adventurous… Oh – height? 6′ 1 1/2? You should have eaten your greens when you were a girl!!! 6′ 4″ over here – just shows what a good vegetarian diet will do for you… Holly XXX

Anna Redhead
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18 days ago
Reply to  Holly Marie

I used to smoke, that stunts your growth. For your height, have you seen Samburu tights? Long and in beautiful colours

Harriette
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18 days ago
Reply to  Anna Redhead


I’ve also not had much luck with holdups.

Why have you not had much luck with them?
 

Anna Redhead
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18 days ago
Reply to  Harriette

I’m a runner, so long, lean thigh muscle, legs are too narrow for hold ups to stick to

Harriette
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17 days ago
Reply to  Anna Redhead

@Anna Redhead Sheertex’s size guide starts at XS for women of 90 lbs and up. I don’t know what circumference that equates to, but it has to be really small. According to them, it’s extra small. 
My thigh is exactly 22″ in circumference and the large size has no problem staying up.
I don’t know how many sizes other brands have, but I am sure that you could find something that works.

Anna Redhead
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17 days ago
Reply to  Harriette

I’ll keep looking, having long legs can make buying hosiery tricky

Harriette
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17 days ago
Reply to  Anna Redhead

@annaredhead  If you weigh more than 90 lbs, Sheertex should have something for you. Even if you don’t believe them, at least contact them and see what customer service thinks will fit you. On top of that, they have a 30 day guarantee, so what do you have to lose?

Anna Redhead
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17 days ago
Reply to  Harriette

I must weigh double that! I like the sound of the brand and will see if they can get something that sizes up well.

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Harriette
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17 days ago
Reply to  Anna Redhead

@Anna Redhead Measure the circumference of your thigh. I have a few different patterns of their thigh-highs, but they are all listed as large (for 22″). Strangely, their lengths can be a bit different, but they still stay in place. The only pair that didn’t stick were replaced immediately.
Even well worn and stretched, they still stay in place. I presume that you will keep your thighs hairless, too.

Anna Redhead
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17 days ago
Reply to  Harriette

Thanks. Yes, my legs are kept smooth

Anna Redhead
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10 days ago
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@Harriette I found a pair of holdups in a shop on Friday that I bought as an impulse purchase. I’m giving them a wear this evening, they are 15 dernier and fit beautifully. They are sized XL which give the height but thankfully not huge at the tops so look and feel absolutely wonderful.

Lauren Goldman
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21 days ago

Pantyhose were my entree to the world of crossdressing and gender exploration, so they still hold a special place for me. I love all shades of black, but really love the more subtle barely detectable forms. I also love nude, suntan, taupe, and blue. When I am underdressing at work, I will generally be wearing pantyhose, sometimes with panties. I intend to get more into wearing stockings. I love the look of lace-top stay-ups, but suspenders can look pretty sexy too. I am not a big fan of fishnets or textures. I love smooth silkiness and the albedo look. I… Read more »

Gillian
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21 days ago

Predictably my favourites are black lace topped stockings. I do like black lacey stockings and I am partial to seemed black nylons just for their sheerness. My next purchase will be silk stockings which will be soft, smooth and absolutely divine.

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