When I first started to wear stockings, I was terrified of snagging them on the first wear. This fear was not unfounded, I usually did tear them somehow; whether it was yanking them on too fast, dragging non-manicured nails up my legs, walking through bushes, or failing to avoid snaggy objects (velcro, cats), I usually did trash my stockings within hours of opening the packet.
My main mistake when I started to wear stockings was that I wore expensive nylon stockings, such as RHTs and fully-fashioned nylons. The more I snagged my stockings, the more fearful I became of opening the next pack, especially as they were all gifts from my boyfriend.
However, after identifying objects or behaviour that were destroying my stockings, I started to make each pair last longer and longer. I now have several pairs of stockings that I have worn on more than 30 occasions, and know how to make them last as long as possible.
If you’re new to wearing stockings, and want to avoid feeling heartbroken when you tear them, my advice is to start off with the cheaper brands. Usually stretchy stockings are the cheapest, and they still look surprisingly good! There are a few brands out there that manufacture cheaper (in relation to fully-fashioned) stockings. You can also get hold of ‘seconds’ which are the stockings that have small flaws in them and are sold at a reduced price.
Once you have mastered stocking wearing, you can upgrade to more expensive and luxurious stocking, safe in the knowledge that you’re a stockings professional!
Below are some good stockings that won’t break the bank.
Sheer smooth knit stockings
Satin sheer luxury stockings
Seamed cuban-heel stockings
10 denier ultra-sheer stockings
15 denier everyday sheer stockings
Capri bicolour grey/ yellow nylon stockings
Capri 15 turquoise nylon stockings