Social Etiquette and Good Manners/stovkings etiquettes


This is the first time I purchased thigh high stockings, for a dress that is just above knee length. But while walking or sitting, the upper end of the stockings (which is printed) becomes visible/ peeps out a little. Is it a bad social etiquette or ok for it to be seen? Should I not wear those?

It's a matter of personal taste, style and fashion.  In older times it was considered incredibly risque for a woman to show the top of her stocking.  Here's a tip that I use that might be helpful: Buy the next larger size of thigh highs and pull them UP as high as you can. Your thigh goes from knee to hip and I pull my thigh-highs up as high as I can get them as I don't like the tops to show--unless of course there is someone present that I WANT to show the sexy part of my stocking to and there are a lot of subtle ways to do that. For a dress just above knee length, unless you WANT to show your stocking top buy a bigger size and pull them UP, if you want to wear them like knee socks, they are going to show. However, catching the eye of your beloved (or a stranger if you are so inclined) and raising the hem of your dress just enough for them to get a glimpse of the stocking top before smoothing down your dress.  It's a universal signal that says: "I'm interested, are you?" and it never fails to inspire my beloved husband.

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