As I mentioned a while ago, I have set up an ‘ask me anything!’ page where you can, as the name suggests, ask me anything! You may have a question about stocking sizes or where to buy the best piece of shapewear for a particular outfit or occasion; please feel free to submit your questions here.
Which leads me to my first question!This is a chicken/egg question.Do you think that the poor availability and quality of lingerie with suspenders, notably the crappy plastic narrow suspenders that come on Elle McPherson’s range for instance and the limited availability stockings have contributed to the decline in stocking wearers or do you think the decline in consumer demand is reflected in the range held in shops such as Myers? S.
This is a brilliant question! I think that it is a bit of both. Stockings went out of fashion and were no longer a daily necessity after the invention of the miniskirt, which subsequently lead to the invention of tights. Young women gravitated towards new fashions and absolutely did not want to look like their mothers, in their outdated girdles!
With the revival of burlesque, many women have gone back to wearing stockings, but mostly on special occasions. Stockings seem to be something that women choose to wear in order to look sexy rather than for practicality. This means that they are mostly worn in the bedroom and therefore do not need to be held up by anything strong. The flimsy straps that you are referring to are mostly decorative and if you were to wear them outside, your stockings would undoubtedly end up around your ankles after a few steps! This has also lead to the decline of nylon manufacturers, as lycra stockings seem to be more that enough for the modern woman. I think that shops are providing what the consumer knows, mostly because many women do not know anything about strong, structured foundations, which is a real shame in my opinion.
I would fully recommend buying suspension with wide straps, in fact the wider the better!