• Fri, Sep 2 2011

Bring Back The Trend: Stockings And Garters

We’ve already established the fact that most trends shouldn’t be brought back. But there is a case to be made for some looks of decades gone by, if you’re willing to overlook the fact that nothing will ever be as comfortable as jeggings and flip-flops.

That said, when it comes to what trend to bring back, I’m going to throw the immense weight of my support behind stockings and garters.

To let you in on how this all went down, here are a few pros and cons that I debated before issuing this momentous and sure to be widely-televised statement:

Pro: They look sexy.
Con: They only look sexy if they’re not giving you muffin top of the thigh.

Pro: Kate Middleton is already bringing back stockings.
Con: Why would you want to dress like royalty if you don’t get to go to any ribbon-cutting ceremonies?

Pro: You get to slide them up over your leg every morning, thereby starting your day by feeling like a superstar burlesque performer.
Con: They itch like fuck.

Pro: They make pissing easy, compared to regular stockings.
Con: You know what makes pissing even easier? No stockings.

In rereading this, I see that I haven’t made a great case for stockings and garters. Even so, at the end of the day I’m going to call it in favor of the look. If something has to come back, let’s make it something classy, sexy and elegant. Who’s with me?

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

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  • Eileen

    I totally judge women who don’t wear stockings, and feel vindicated because Liz Lemon agrees with me.

    But thigh-highs are better than garters since they free you from having to wear something around your waist, which is the main problem I have with pantyhose, anyway.

  • Baker Girl

    I love stocking and garters!!! Even if no one sees them I feel super sexy and walk different. I feel inspired to wear them out tonight! Woot Woot! Bring back the stockings!!!

  • MM

    I already wear stockings and garters! I wear tights, too, it depends on the outfit and the season, but stockings are good for making you feel like a secret mega-babe. Plus they’re a nice surprise for whoever gets to see them if you get lucky. (:

  • Emily

    Garters remind me of the 50s, which reminds me of my “bring-back-the-trend” trend: slips.

    See: Elizabeth Taylor: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, BUtterfield 8

    • J.

      I agree entirely. I finally realized (from watching enough vintage porn?) that you can wear those thigh-length, dress-like ones–preferably with lace–under dresses.

      No “Let me slip into something a little more comfortable” necessary!

  • jennifer

    where can one procure stockings and garters? i don’t need all the lacy frilly frou-frou ones places like victoria’s secret sell, just normal stockings and garters.

    • Lidia

      Best place to get amazing stockings & garter belts – Sweet Pins.com.au. I’m all for bringing this look back, nothing makes you feel more feminine and seductive!

    • WALLY

      SECRETS IN LACE HAS BASIC TO FANCY GARTERBELTS AND GIRDLES. ALSO EVERY STYLE SHEER NYLON STOCKINGS. BEST ARE REINFORCED HEEL AND TOE, RH&T OR FULL FASHIONED WITH CUBAN HEEL FOOT REINFORCEMENTS AND SEAMS. GO TO SECRETSINLACE.COM TO SEE WHAT I MEAN!

  • Sarah

    I already wear them. I just wish they were cheaper/easier to find.

  • Ren

    I don’t think I’ve ever owned stockings that could be worn sans garter…or seams. If my stockings don’t have seams I just don’t feel attractive.

  • Magda

    Oh my god! I was seriously just talking to my friend about this. I was even Googling “silk stockings” because i think that stockings, slips and scented handkerchiefs should all be brought back into “fashion”.

  • Tom

    Stockings are a way to go. There is nothing sexier than being with a woman who wears them on daily basis. It is like an add-on to her appearance.