This post has been inspired by 2 things – firstly Cara Sutra's gorgeous Fetish Friday post – read it here – I too am a stocking lover, wearer and fetishist.
They are my ultimate garmentfor making me feel confident and saucy – my favourite state :D There's nothing like being in a business meeting knowing that slight grip on your thigh is your lacy stocking top. I have hundreds of stockings – all in complete disarray. It takes me ages to find a matching pair and I collect them as I go.
I used to favour the traditional style with suspenders, I was a bit of a purist about it– but one day, I laddered my last one and had to use my reserve pair of hold ups – yikes! It always struck me that to have a band of elastic around the fleshiest part of your thigh would look unsightly – pale juicy flesh bulging over the top with even the most svelte of legs not getting away with it. And horror of horrors, what if they fell down unnoticed until they flapped about around the ankles being dragged through puddles like the white socks and sandals of childhood – I can still feel the weight and slap of wet socks hanging out through the toes of ill fitting footwear. Can you? Ugh! And so with reluctance, I pulled them on.
Wow – amazing! They stayed up beautifully and all day – and felt more secure than usual. I'm afraid I'm hooked.
One of the lovely things about wearing suspenders is that a trained eye will know you have them on – someone who knows to look out for those vertical lines over your bottom cheeks... So perhaps that is the one sacrifice of the hold-ups – the secret stays firmly with the lady ;)
Oh and I like big pants. Bring back the VPL – that is my mission! I adore seeing ladies bums in tight jeans with the knicker elastic sculpting a shape beneath. Bring back 70's bottoms!
To me, thongs are the worst!
Anyhoo – I must dash – the second thing that inspired this stocking post is that I'm off to the ETO to hang out with Lexie Bay, fly the flag for the Brit Babes and support my dear buddies Kd Grace, Kay Jaybee and Lucy Felthouse with their erotic writer of the year nominations! Good luck ladies x x It will be a stocking bonanza for the next 36 hours! Hooray :D
Tabitha's stocking rules:
Always seamed (I love both French and Cuban heel)
Always lace topped
Always suspenders over knickers
Always big knickers (or no knickers)
Always carry spares! (If this is not possible – a ladder can be tamed at source with a spot of nail varnish or in big emergencies, lipstick)
Always buy in bulk!
See you soon,
Tabitha x x x