National Stockings Day – Six of the Sexiest Stockings Styles
Today is National Stockings Day, so what better time to slip into a pair of sexy thigh-highs to make your legs look extra luscious? Say goodbye to sagging gussets and pop those tights back in your drawer for another day because the 20th of October is all about the shapely stocking.
Those dangling suspender straps on babydolls need something to hang onto to make them feel complete and a pair of stockings adds a sexy finishing touch to any lingerie look.
To help you find the best pair of stockings to complete your erotic lingerie look, I’m going to talk you through six of our sexiest stocking looks.
Classic, stylish and undeniably alluring, the stockings and suspenders combination is a vintage trend that continues to fuel our sexual imagination. Wear them with a three-piece matching bra set, a seductive babydoll or curvy basque for a glamourous retro look. Leg Avenue Sheer Suspender Stockings with Plain Tops (£4.00) are ideal for wearing with detailed lingerie sets.
For sexy lingerie with a more simple style, add some detail with lace top stockings or pairs with a gorgeous design on the leg like the Rene Rofé Lace Top Sheer Thigh-High Stockings (£4.50).
No suspenders? No problem! Stockings weren’t only made to pair with garters and straps. A pair of hold-up stockings will help smooth your legs and give them a sleeker appearance, something that enhances any lingerie set. You can also use them to keep the chill off of cold pins on a night out. Hold-up stockings don’t distort the line of your dress like tights or suspenders do, so use them to add some secret warmth.
A flash of your stocking top also acts as a sexy lure for the object of your desires. We recommend Baci Lingerie Hold-Up Stockings (£3.00) for a simple and discreet stocking look. For a more elaborate effect that will make your pins look even more alluring, try the Seven Til Midnight Sheer Thigh-High Stockings with Lace-Up Detailing (£7.00).
These cabaret classics add a feisty edge to any look. Wearing fishnet stockings with your everyday clothes adds extra sex appeal to your entire ensemble and can ramp up the effect of any lingerie set. We recommend a pair of Seven Til Midnight Fishnet Lace Top Thigh-High Stockings (£6.99) to team with lonely suspenders and Leg Avenue Thigh-High Fishnet Stockings with Stay-Put Lace Tops (£9.99) for wearing with nothing but a pair of heels and a smile.
4. Seamed Stockings
Full-fashioned, cuban heel and back seam stockings are the embodiment of vintage glamour. With sheer legs and contrasting semi-opaque or opaque heels, back seam and tops they create a striking look that complements every look, adding a classy-yet-sexy statement that doesn’t go unnoticed.
For a subtle look, What Katie Did Retro Seamed Stockings (£5.00) offer a subtle contrast with closely-matching colours for the leg and detail. For a noticable look Leg Avenue Cuban Heel Stockings (£11.99) (my personal favourite) offers an airbrushed look with bold black contrasting detail. For a truly striking seamed stocking look, try the Leg Avenue Cuban Heel Two-Tone Stockings (£9.99) with their bright red detail.
Bold detail, bright patterns and quirky fabric mixes add colour and texture to an outfit without drowning you in it. Team simple and stylish lingerie sets with a pair of fashion stockings to add an eye-catching twist to your look. Dreamgirl Black Diamond Sheer Leopard Print Thigh High Stockings (£10.00) and Leg Avenue Butterfly Bow Lace Suspender Stockings (£4.00) are a great way to incorporate print and fabric trends into your wardrobe without overdoing it.
Nothing brings a sexy costume to life like a pair of matching stockings. There’s a pair to complement every look, ensuring maximum impact in the bedroom or at a party. Add a certain je ne sais quoi to your French maid’s costume with Leg Avenue French Maid Lace Top Fishnet Stockings (£11.99) and raise pulses with Leg Avenue Naughty Nurse Costume Suspender Stockings (£6.99) to complement your nurse’s uniform. Schoolgirl socks, Sailor stockings and even skeleton bone stockings can all be found in our Fashion & Patterned section of our Stockings and Hoisery department.
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