At one point, stockings were considered a critical part of women’s fashion and a ‘must have’ for any woman wearing a mid-length (or shorter) skirt. While their popularity may have waned considerably over the last two decades or so, more recently it appears to once again be on the rise.
Although fashion gurus are divided and still weighing in as to whether or not stockings are ‘in style’, the fact is that there are several great reasons why you should consider wearing them:
- It keeps your legs warm
People often forget, but stockings actually help fulfill a very practical need to keep your legs warm. If you live in a colder climate then wearing stockings will mean that you can wear mid-length skirts (or shorter) without freezing in the process.
Nowadays there are quite a few stockings that are designed to help keep you warm. Any good pair of thicker stockings will definitely help however, depending on how cold it is outside.
- It helps legs look flawless
If you’re after flawless legs then stockings can help you to achieve just that. By concealing any varicose veins or mottling – stockings can give your legs a solid, polished and smooth finish while making them look longer too.
If you’ve heard that stockings can help stop cellulite from forming – that actually is not true. However stockings can help a bit by masking its appearance and concealing it so that it stays out of view.
- It has several advantages compared to pantyhose
While you may generally prefer wearing pantyhose to stockings (most likely due to the fact that you don’t need a garter belt to do so), the latter has several advantages worth considering. Generally stockings have better air flow compared to pantyhose, and is also not going to ‘ride up’ in the rear or roll over at the top.
Also because stockings come in pairs if one is ruined you can simply replace it – as opposed to having to get an entirely new pantyhose. Keep in mind that many stockings nowadays don’t even require a garter belt – which may make them all the more attractive.
At very least these reasons should give you something to think about when deciding whether or not you want to wear stockings. Many women find that they are a comfortable way to keep their legs warm, while also looking great in the process – but at the end of the day it really is down to your personal preferences.
In any case, if you do decide to wear stockings you’ll find that you don’t need to stick to the ‘classic’ look. Instead, you could explore the wide array of new options that are available nowadays, and may even find that some of them fit your style better.