Stockings date back to the 1590’s have never been out of fashion. Emerging as innerwear in the colonial times, stockings have become an essential way to flaunt the legs as well. With trends changing now and then, the world of stockings has also gone through seasons of changes and varieties. Worn under long dresses, skater skirts and even under shorts, they definitely are a part of your must-have-list for your wardrobe.
Have you ever wondered that there are different types of lace stockings that you have been flaunting all your life? Well, here we are with yet another dictionary for your fashion scrapbook with different types of stockings for women.
Read ahead to know all the types that you can go for and which one to choose when.
14 Different Types of Stockings For Women
- Fishnet/Fencenet Stockings
- Lace Stockings
- Printed Stockings
- Striped Stockings
- Transparent/Sheer Stockings
- Thigh-Highs Stockings
- Garter Stockings
- Compression Stockings/Maternity Stockings
- Open Toed Stockings
- Opaque Stockings
- Seamed Stockings
- Full Body Stockings
- Under-Cover Stockings
- Scrunched Stockings
1. Fishnet/Fencenet Stockings
They might not be counted as stockings but are worn to give a flattering look and show some skin with a peek-a-boo factor. These are usually worn with sexy silky dresses and definitely will rise the temperature around you!
Tip: You might wear them underneath a ripped pant and make heads turn.
Wear with: Gowns with slits, Silk Dresses and Wedding gowns
2. Lace Stockings
Laces bring feminity to the outfits and look authentic on every outfit. And that favourite pair of yours that you’ve been wearing to work or places underneath the pencil skirts is infact the one we are talking about. These are made of lace or have lace ends at the thighs to give a hint of girliness or sometimes sensuality.
Wear with: Pencil Skirts, Formal Skirts, Dresses
3. Printed Stockings
As fashion started incorporating stockings with skirts and shorts, the market has been flooded with stockings with quirky prints and designs on them. These look uber cool on young girls and so in this season!
Wear with: Hipsters, Shorts, Mini Skirts
4. Striped Stockings
As the name suggests, these have broad/narrow or vertical/horizontal stripes all over them and have a better coverage. Team them up with any plain outfit and there you go!
5. Transparent/Sheer Stockings
Transparent and sleek, these are just a layer of nylon. They show your legs but can still be seen. The hide and seek play is always extra sexy and sensuous to the peak. Wear on a pair of transparent stockings with your dress and just go for a romantic date!!
There are three categories: Sheer, ultra sheer(super transparent) and super sheer(almost there) stockings.
Wear with: Any Outfit
6. Thigh-Highs Stockings
Very much in vogue with the young girls, thigh highs curl up at the thighs, just above the knees. They can be worn with a ruffle skirt or underneath denim shorts to give a pep look.
Wear with: Skirts, Shorts, Calf-length skirts
7. Garter Stockings
These are seldom used as they got substituted with pantyhose. These stockings are held up by a garter belt or a suspender belt and are taken to add a sexy look to the overall outfit.
Wear with: Lingerie
8. Compression Stockings/Maternity Stockings
These are very tight and entwine the legs for medical purposes. These are worn by women with ankle pains and when they have tired legs.
9. Open Toed Stockings
Usually the stockings have the feet covered, yet open-toed stockings are also available to wear with peep toe heels and sandals. These cover the legs and feet keeping the toes bare.
Wear with: Peep Toe shoes, Sandals
10. Opaque Stockings
While sheer stockings are very transparent, opaque ones cover the legs properly. These are available in multifarious fabrics and shades. These come as semi opaque(showing some skin underneath) or opaque stockings.
Wear with: Uniforms, Skater skirts
11. Seamed Stockings
These stockings are sewn together from flat fabrics and hence have a seam visible at the back of the legs. These need to be pulled up along the leg to make the seam visible.
12. Full Body Stockings
These are sheer stockings and like body suits are worn under dressed all over the body. They might be in different fabrics like nylon, lace etc. While some cover the whole body, other stockings might just end up at the thighs.
13. Under-Cover Stockings
Some stockings are like shorts ending at the thighs but do not cover the upper body. They are best to go with bodycon dresses giving right curves to thighs and hip.
14. Scrunched Stockings
These have become authentic yet mesmerizing as they brighten up the whole outfit. These are loose stockings that are scrunched throughout the legs.
Wear with: Any Outfit
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