The word stockings comes from nylon stockings or tights. Tights consist of two elastic legs with a pair of panties attached to it. A variation on this are the (hold-up) stockings without panties, these are also called hold-ups, stay-ups or self-sticking stockings. In the olden days the stockings were held up using a suspender belt. Nowadays the hold-ups often have an adhesive border to ensure they 'stick' to the legs better, making the suspender belt obsolete.
Sexy legs with sexy hold-ups
a pair of beautiful stockings doesn't just complete your outfit, it also makes your legs look even better. The colour, the fabric and the thickness (derniers), all will determine the way you look. Semi-sheer black stockings with a pattern perfectly match a little black dress, but if you're wearing a business suit then plain skin-coloured stay-ups are better.
Good hold-ups don't slip down
The adhesive border of the stockings can differ per hold-ups. Proper stay-ups don't slip down and have a broad silicone border. Choose quality and buy the right size (your shoe size is a good indicator) in order to prevent a disaster. If you're using stay-ups, don't apply body lotion to your legs, it'll make your legs smoother and then they'll certainly slip down.
Hold-ups and stay-up stockings
Sexy hold-up stockings or stay-up stockings can be worn independently, without a suspender belt to keep everything up. Want to make it a little more exciting? Under that great dress, combine your hold-ups with a beautiful suspender belt or sexy lingerie set. The broad lace border of the stay-ups are just visible under your dress and will make the entire ensemble even more enticing!
Want to buy hold-ups or stay-ups online? In the lingerie category, you'll find a wide range of hold-up stockings. If you want to mix it up a little you can also look at our suspender stockings. Order hold-ups online immediately in our stockings shop.