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Are Stockings Still in Style?

Are Stockings Still in Style?

Yes definitively! Stockings, especially, hosiery that features texture, color and pattern are back in style. To learn more about this topic, we reached out to celebrity stylists, bloggers, and influencers for their expert opinions. We also found photos of celebrities who are here to prove the point that: not only are stockings in style, but they are also a must-have for every occasion.

OOTD: Trendy Stockings

To start, we have Dina Scherer of Modnitsa Styling who explains that: “Stockings never truly go out of style, they are a classic staple in any elegant woman's wardrobe; many workplaces require you to cover your legs for proprietary reasons, and nude stockings do the trick nicely. I think every year we see new players on the market, reinventing this essential wardrobe accessory.”

Kate Middleton stockings

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While we agree that hosiery has always been a classic fashion accessory, we asked Dina further: What kind of stockings are women wearing today?

“This year, I've noticed patterned stockings becoming more popular (and acceptable) in some semi-casual dress-codes; they add personality to more conservative outfits. Thicker stockings are also making a comeback this winter - which are great to be worn with over-the-knee boots and skirts. My personal favorite spin on the staple - which I wear all the time - are colored stockings; they allow for creativity and color-blocking in any outfit.”

Victoria Beckham stockings

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Amanda Strong, of Poised Avenue explains:

"...Stockings have been making a comeback. We have seen them paired under ripped jeans, under mini skirts and dresses, even peeking out above a pant’s waistline. They now come in so many patterns, textures, and colors. As seen on the spring 2017 runway, they were featured as "the most daring new trend” (Vogue) and I am sure we will see much more of them this spring and in coming seasons!”

Finally, Mary Winkenwerder, of Ultimate Report explains:

"Wearing stockings is much more than experiencing hosiery outside of the cultural norm. It is a fashionable lifestyle choice. Women have been wearing stockings for generations dating back to the baroque period. Women who wear them know about their versatility. A good pair of stockings will add volumes to a woman's feminine mystique. There are ladies everywhere who have yet to incorporate stockings into their life comfortably. To answer the question, stockings never went out of style."

These influencers and many more can all attest that hosiery is a true fashion complement. By wearing hosiery, a woman gains a glamorous little secret that provides her with an extra boost of confidence.

Taylor Swift stockings

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Sara Jessica Parker stockings
Celebrities wearing stockings

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History of Fashion

While the history of hosiery dates back to ancient times, pantyhose became the must-have fashion accessory for women in 1939. Since then, women, particularly those from the working class (ie: secretaries, accountants, lawyers, etc.) have worn sheer stockings to work, parties and other glamorous events.

As the years go by, knitting technology advances thus allowing beautiful patterns and styles to be created from fishnets, argyle and more.

Today, while it may not be compulsory for ladies to wear sheer nude stockings, stylish people everywhere understand that legs are a canvas for color and texture. So to answer the question: Are stockings in style? And furthermore, who wears stockings? Our answer is: Yes! Stockings are in style - Women who are eager to express their creativity and individuality wear this fabulous accessory. Regardless of race and age, we at VienneMilano invite you to become bold and daring and show the world how fabulous you are with luxury hosiery!

Posted on 10/17/2018 by Hillary Brown Home, Style Guide 0 95

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