Stockings… Pantyhose… Tights

There was a time when I used to wear only pantyhose, but that has passed. I now own maybe two pairs of pantyhose and they are still new in the box, which goes to show just how frequently I wear them.

Stockings and tights are a totally different thing though.

One of my colorful pairs of tights
One of my colorful pairs of tights
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I cannot remember when I started wearing tights. I think I might have worn some when I was still a child, but not living in a terribly cold country meant that I didn’t wear it that much. However, since living in Europe I might have worn it more, although I seem to remember that I only started wearing them about 10 years ago. Before that I was still in my pantyhose and pants period, where I wore the pantyhose under the pants to stay warm. Yes, really.

Then I discovered that I like to wear a skirt occasionally. For the cold winter days I needed to have something to keep my legs warm. In came tights. Simple tights. Black, brown or dark blue, depending on what I wore. I love to wear black and occasionally alternate that with black and dark blue. I didn’t think wearing colored tights or tights with a nice motif would suit me. And the last thing I wanted was to look ridiculous. Until one day I put it on, stood in front of the mirror and thought: damn, that really looks nice on me! From then on I stopped wearing only uni-colored tights, but also started wearing tights with flowers printed on them, or little stars, or bubbles. Combined with a uni-colored skirt it really looks nice. I have an entire drawer full of tights, which means I have about 50 pairs of them. No, I definitely don’t wear them all. I do have my favorites, because one thing I hate is if tights are not comfortable. I tend to never wear them again, but I also don’t throw them away.

Tights might not be seen as kinky, but they do make me feel sexy. I love wearing my tights under a skirt or a dress – preferably short-ish – and I never wear any panties when I wear tights. This makes me feel even sexier. And a bit naughty too. This is one thing one cannot do when wearing pantyhose – wear them without panties. Especially not when you’re prone to vaginal infections. But, that’s off topic. What I also like is wearing boots with my tights and short-ish skirt/dress. There is just something about tights and boots that I love.

Stockings bought at the druggist, fitting nice and high on my legs, the way I prefer it.
Stockings bought at the druggist, fitting nice and high on my legs, the way I prefer it.
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Then there’s stockings. I can’t remember my first experience with stockings, but what I do remember is that it has always been a terrible fight to find stockings that stay up the way they are suppose to. And here I do not make a distinction between hold-ups (stay-ups) and ‘normal’ stockings. I have worn stockings with a garter belt and had to constantly re-attach the straps of the garter belt to the stockings because they popped off when walking or when sitting down. I have even blogged about this before, expressing my wish that the clips on the garter belts should be different, easier to work with.

But I have also worn hold-ups that slowly started slipping down my legs. Even so that I once, in the middle of a big department store, pulled up my dress to hoist the hold-ups, not knowing that everyone could see me in the huge mirror on the ceiling. For quite some time I was not very happy with any of the stockings I owned. But, I kept on buying new ones – ones I still didn’t have. Until one day I bought a pair at our local druggist. They were not sized S-M-L but they had European shoe sizes on them: 38-40 and 42-44. I bought the latter, even though I have a shoe size 38. I went back to the store a week later and bought their entire stock of hold-ups. These hold-ups were brilliant. They were longer, which meant they did not stop mid-thigh, but actually reached to the top of my thigh. And, the first time I wore them, I could walk and site and walk some more and they stayed in place. Okay, sometimes there’s a dud package in there and the stocking is not long enough, but since these stockings are not expensive at all, I don’t mind that every now and then I have to throw a packet away.

When we go out, Master T wants me to wear stockings. No panties. Never any panties.

On our way to a play date and dressed as instructed: stockings, no panties.
On our way to a play date and dressed as instructed: stockings, no panties.
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Combined with the stockings and no panties, I wear a hort skirt or dress, stockings, high heels or boots. Where in the past I dreaded these clothing instructions, I don’t anymore. Not since I have discovered the druggist’s stockings. Oh, the druggist’s stockings come only in black and in nude, but I have always preferred wearing the black ones, which comes back to the fact that I love to wear black. So I don’t mind having stockings mostly in black, but I also have colored ones, as could be seen in a Sinful Sunday challenge. I think the red ones in this picture literally cost about 5 times what I pay for the others at the druggist. I am incredibly careful not to tear them. I also have a pair of red net stockings, but those I have to wear with a garter belt and that is something I stay away from as much as possible.

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