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Men In Lingerie: The Allure Of Sexy Stockings (Or Why Do Men Like To Wear Stockings?)

Quite a transformation...


There are men who like to wear all sorts of lingerie - panties, bras, camisoles, the list goes on. But for many it is the stocking that holds the dearest place in their heart. There is something about sliding that smooth silk or nylon over their legs and being encased in delicate fabric that really speaks to their psyche.

But why?

No doubt there are as many reasons for men to wear stockings as there are for any form of lingerie. Stockings look great, that is a given, and many men actually give women a run for their money in the leg department! Long, lean, muscled legs that have been carefully shaved do show off stockings to some of their best advantages, it must be admitted.

Inspect your gadgets....

The classic look with a suspender belt holding up some thigh high stockings seems to be a definite favorite amongst many manly stocking aficionados, perhaps due to the fact that even though these are men wearing lingerie, they still have an affinity for all things 'gadgety'... and a suspender belt with its clips, adjustable straps, and strappy look certainly gives a guy something to tinker with for a while. Wearing a suspender belt with thigh high stockings also means that one can still make use of a urinal in manly fashion without having to fumble with the waistband of a pair of full length stockings.

Out and about in lingerie...

Many men even wear their stockings to work. How can you tell if your boss is wearing suspenders? Look for the little telltale bumps under the fabric of his pants. It's hard to hide those straps completely, though most people are completely oblivious to what they are seeing. If you're a naughty fellow trying to get away with wearing stockings to work, then make sure you wear loose pants, and check out further tips here.

It's all about the love...

Stockings can also feel great when making love, especially if your partner is also wearing stockings. Similar to the sensation of moving in water, the smooth weaves slide over one another, creating an intensely sensual experience. Women many enjoy dressing up their man in stockings equally as much as the man might enjoy wearing them, and the dressing of a man in lingerie is quite a common sex game. One assumes there is a reason for that, hmmm?

These are just a few of the reasons why men like to wear stockings. Please feel free to comment and add your own experiences, thoughts, and feelings on the matter. (But please also keep it clean and G rated, otherwise your comment will be denied according to site policy.)


Tom on June 29, 2020:

I love wearing stockings. I like them up nice and high on my legs and snugly fastened. It's really difficult for a man to achieve snugly fastened stockings with a female garterbelt which will just be pulled down by his stockings. So I use a female bustier with six garters and get my stockings nice and snug. They feel just wonderful with the gently thigh massage as I move about. I also have and often wear a vintage liberty bodice with garters which I love,

Sonya on May 02, 2020:

As a 13y i discovered moms stockings (stretshy) in the hamper and had to try them on. Later found sis gartetbelt and girdle, just seeing it gave me a boner.

Then comes bras and panties. sadly niether moms or sis heels fitted me. but so it start. Then moving from home i started to buy things myself, and atl ast came over real fully fashion stockings, and i was hooked.

Wearing sexy lingeries under boy/men cloths almost every day. Shaved legs and …….. totaly smoth.

Fisrt time meet was with a couple into this and we got along for years.

Bill on February 15, 2020:


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angie on September 20, 2019:

I wore stockings and garters under my business clothes for decades, I usually wore a wide six strap gbelt with nude or light beige stockings and normal men's socks over the stockings. The gentle thigh massage and motion of the straps as I moved about was totally satisfying.

robert hathaway on June 03, 2019:

in a man who loves to wear female lingeria under my male outer wear to wook and i do

Buffalo Bob on November 03, 2018:

I actually wore pantyhose under my pants to high school. I just love the way nylons feel so sexy on me. My wife does not know about my obsession. What a turn on it is going out shopping for nylons garterbelts and panties. I bought my wife thigh highs for lovemaking she rarely wears them. I wear them more than she does. She’s out of town I bought a new pair of pantyhose to sleep in tonight I can’t wait.

Bob on November 16, 2017:

Hello to everyone. I hope that I don't have to register as I want my anonymity.I love this site. I am kinda of addicted to it. Matter of fact, it seems to have engulfed me lately. I get very excited reading all the postings of different people and their stories that I want to share some of mine. As stated in a previous post, I really love stockings, thigh highs to be exact. Here is most of my collection. I have one pair of DreamGirl Cuban toe, nude with black lace top. Two pairs of black with black lace, one NightSecrets that fit high up on my thighs, the other Ambrosa that are smaller and fit tight making them somewhat shorter, giving me kind of a Catholic school girl look. I am wearing that pair now as I write this. All of these are Stay Ups and have a silicone band. The silicone on the Cuban toe stockings started to lose grip, and I almost had an accident at work. One started to slip down my leg. My heart raced as I raced to use the restroom to remove it. The other was fine so I left it on. Needless to say, I now wear the Cubans with a garter. I have a Verona one piece garter and stocking that I wear when I have a dark shirt or jacket on. No visible clips to show through. I have two black Lycra pairs and one other that I wear with a black garter. Sometimes I wear wifey's beige Christian Dior garter especially with the Cuban toe. They look and feel fantastic. All of these except for wifey's Christian Dior were bought by me for me. I keep my feet and nails smooth to keep from getting runs in my stockings. I like to rub powder on my feet and legs to help glide the stockings on and help reduce runs as well. Be careful if you use any powder as I find it can reduce the silicon band adhesion. I hand wash my naughty's in Woolite and air dry when wifey's not at home. I work with two very pretty ladies, one in her late 20's the other late 40's. It's very exhilarating working just inches from these gals with their beautiful eyes and pouty lips, knowing that I am the one with my legs fully embraced in lacy, silky black thigh highs with painted nails under my wranglers and work boots. Since most of my collection is black, I am fantasizing about a shimmery white pair and maybe red and of course pink. Today, I was out shopping and stumbled upon an Adam and Eve store in a neighboring town. The sales girl was very friendly I told her that my wife used to get A,E catalogs years ago probably before she was born. She laughed. Since the ice was broken I asked if they had any white thigh highs. They sure did, and I sure did buy a pair. The 45 min. drive home was filled with anticipation. I could not wait to get home remove my Verona one piece and try on the new goods. They felt sooo good. The only problem is they have no silicon band. So they kept slipping down. I didn't know this when I bought them. Well this just means I'll have to try and obtain a white garter. My lingerie collection is rapidly surpassing wifey's. Over the years I have put on various stockings and panties when I could get my hands on them, but now with my on and wearing them most every day I have to be careful not to Slip up (pun intended).

Bob on November 11, 2017:

A comment was made about wearing stockings with shorts in public. I guess it was to be seen. The fact is I don't want to be seen in public. I would maybe try that while driving around, just have to constantly adjust my speed so trucks and vans couldn't get a peek.

Bob on November 11, 2017:

If you are out and about choose a one piece such as Dreamgirl by Bare necessities or ones sold at Priscilla Mcalls. They have a waistband and stockings together with no visible clips just thin straps. I wore mine all day on Wednesday while out shopping for supplies for my jeep. Just be careful of the waistband in the back when bending over. That is if you don't want to get caught. I am not interested in getting caught. Not my style.

KMC on July 09, 2017:

Been wearing vintage RHT stocking for years. Try slouch western boots with nylon lining. And buy those foot pads for shoes. Many have a sating finish to them for a unreal feel. You can just wear the stockings no socks. The boot hides everything. Must be slouch boot or nylon will tear.

Caroline on March 25, 2017:

CD who just love wearing full female lingerie and layering hosiery with vintage seamed nylons on top of tights. Love to let the ladies see me all dressed up in my finest dress with all my lovely sexy lingerie etc underneath. Suspender belt, corsellette or girdle plus bra with breast forms are a must. Love full make up and wig.

MARK on December 18, 2015:


Caroline on August 25, 2015:

I just love wearing vintage seamed nylons on top of pantyhose with knickers both under and on top of pantyhose. Also wear either a deep suspender belt, girdle or corsolette with at least 6 suspender straps. Just love dressing as a woman and being seen by real girls. Make me feel very comfortable and sexy.

Paula on April 27, 2015:

Love the feel of stockings tugging on my suspenders Mmmm

kevin oakham england on April 16, 2015:

I have a drawer full of stockings and garter belts. My stockings are hold ups, silk, fishnet,all colours and stockings for my garter belts most bought for me by my girlfriend. I wear them round the house and especially for sex as they give me the most rampant erection imaginable. I just love how they feel on me.

Rick on June 23, 2010:

I am searching for Platino brand tights and stay up stockings here in the U.S.! Cannot find anywhere! They are so nice!! They glide over each leg as if you were wearing Flat knit nylons! I like that they are shiny as well! My wife wants me to start wearing my outfits out! She feels I shouldn't fear what others say if it makes me feel good about myself and that she feels I look really great when dressed up and made up! Yesterday she set up an appointment for me to get a manicure and pedicure and polish! It is very, very exciting!

Gr8legs on April 03, 2010:

Whilst I do love the garter belt & stockings for "special occasions", I prefer the all-over coverage of pantyhose on a day-to-day basis. I have found that cutting out the crotch, with a little extra snip up the front overcomes the need to "fumble with the waistband" at the urinal.

Also, doing the Superman thing and wearing the panties over the hose also reduces sagging, which even the best fitting hose will do to some extent given the combined forces of gravity & the tapered shape of legs.

silky on January 07, 2010:

pure closet for me-- love stockings and lace trimmed socks-

micky on November 29, 2009:

i adore the feeling of wearing stockings and pantyhose

mikk on November 09, 2009:

On the "that's wrong" side of this topic, I would like to know why it is acceptable for men to wear shirt stays or knee garters for their socks but when the garter migrates north to the hip region and/or is made of shiny/silky/lacy fabric it becomes an issue that threatens to bring about nuclear fallout and prompts outbursts of magnanimous douche-baggery from those of the more ignorant.

thihigh on November 09, 2009:

I would love to wear my stockings outside while wearing shorts, but I'm afraid to

Don on October 01, 2009:

I am at the age where my doc told me to wear compression thigh highs. I have an allergy to anything rubbery so I can't wear stay ups. I wear a Rago 72522 garter belt and I have sewn a wide ribbon under the clip where it touches the leg. Even the rubber backed clip was bringing up a welt on my leg. They come in different sizes so a matching pair for you and your wife would be very easy to do. I love the cold weather to start wearing my stockings again, it's a lovely feel. I felt strange at first wearing the belt and stockings but I simply enjoy it.

Les on September 14, 2009:

Belated questions to Ellie:

Ellie if you are still reading this Hub, would you mind my asking you some questions, such as:

1. What was your boyfriends reaction to his "obligation?"

2. Was it his idea to keep the stockings on until the next morning?

3. Have you share with him your feelings about his wearing?

If he does enjoy wearing AND you create an enviroment where he feels "safe," you are both "in" for a great time.

I would love to know what has happeneded in the last 2 years.

Best wishes,


highheelsrme on May 17, 2009:

love stockings and garterbelt

jack on May 11, 2009:


supersteve from london on March 12, 2009:

wearing stockings and knickers makes you feel great

mrhenry on February 24, 2009:

no guilt, no shame, wearing stockings and a garter belt with a man's name

Get a grip on yourself guys, (literally if need be). Wearing lingerie isn't just for girls anymore. Be brave, get your wife involved. Women love the sexy feel on their body and you better believe they get a sexual rush out of putting on a super smooth satiny/lacey little something, heck yeah. Go for it. NO GUILT - NO SHAME it shouldn't be a women's only game.

Ken on February 15, 2009:

I just bought a garter belt from (comflion) i love it... guys you can order stockings and pantyhose for me.. go to ( i love it...

Starsky on February 13, 2009:

Hold ups work best for staying up...but I love wearing suspender belts so they don't really work for me. Lace top stockings work a little better than ordinary in my experience...but still can ride down. Even with my belt on its tightest around my waist and the suspender straps tightened at their shortest....some of my stockings roll down my legs...bigger sizes well as shaved legs and like I mentioned lace tops can my case anyway. Pity lace tops are more much sexier..

Starsky on February 13, 2009:

Hold ups work best for staying up...but I love wearing suspender belts so they don't really work for me. Lace top stockings work a little better than ordinary in my experience...but still can ride down. Even with my belt on its tightest around my waist and the suspender straps tightened at their shortest....some of my stockings roll down my legs...bigger sizes well as shaved legs and like I mentioned lace tops can my case anyway. Pity lace tops are more much sexier..

thighhighlover on February 10, 2009:

I often put on thigh high stockings at home and play with myself. I reckon I look fantastic in them. Recently I bought some boy short panties with hooks that attach to stockings with straps and loved wearing them at home. However, I put them on and went into town one day only to find they don't stay up - I ended up walking around with my panties down around my crotch! Can anyone recommend a particular pair of suspenders that are suitable for a mans body?

davidjc on February 03, 2009:

nylonlove, cannot agree more the sensualness of the act of putting on the stockings and attaching the garter belt is unbelievable. I can't believe I have found out that I am not completely alone in this and not actually a transvestite, as I have always been led to believe, but a transvestic fetishist. Now just need to find some way of losing the guilt I feel in indulging in my fetish which always semms to sour the end of my sessions. Any advice?

david c on February 03, 2009:

Love wearing black stockings with a black garter belt (mine)and just recently added a black thong( the wifes). Would never go out in them though. Like to do it alone at home and don't even involve the wife. Anyone goy any advice on getting over the guilt I feel after I take them off?

Starsky on January 23, 2009:

Totally agree about the shaved legs, stockings feel so much better and stay up better. Quite partial to a bit of polish on my toenails too.....looks good through my stockings. Problem is getting it off fully or explaining it to the wife..

Ken on January 05, 2009:

I still enjoy wearing my stockings and pantyhose.. My wife loves them on me also.. I wish that us men could wear them out in public, but people would thing that we are weird. Anyway i wear them around the house and we go to bed. You guys try wearing stockings while you are having sex with your wife or partner. Its a great feeling.

nylonlove on December 25, 2008:

I so much enjoy wearing pantyhose and stockings it is so sexually exciting. I am 48 and have worn nylons as long as i remember. But for me putting on a garterbelt and slipping into stockings and fastening then on is such a rush. To see myself in stocking tops, panties and garterbelt with highheels on is such a powerful erotic image. More men should wear nylons and get in touch with their softer side, maybe there would be less war's in the world.

janey on November 09, 2008:

wearing stockings and garter, can't top that

man-in-lingerie on October 12, 2008:

I also have been wearing pantyhose and stockings for many tears and started wearing short skirts and 4 or 5 inch heels. I only go out only at night for walks dressed in heels stockings and a skirt. I wish there was a way to wear them out during day without being thought of as being gay or a sicko. I am writing this in a pair of tan pantyhose. maybe one day we will be able to go out. Also why cant we wear hose women wear pants!

lenny on September 13, 2008:

i think all men should try wearing womens panties at least once i have for years it is the best feeling in the world try them you will love them come on girls get your men in panties

Klaus on September 12, 2008:

Why shouldn´t men wear stockings and garter belt if they like? But I have to give a warning: the feel of the stockings on your legs is addictive. As a boy I tried my mothers stockings, at that time worn with a girdle. Although there were times I tried to give up, it never worked. So I am a happy stockingwearer for more than 20 years.

And I wear stockings and girlde under my suit to work and never had any problems. And the garter bumps are hardly spotted, if at all. I simply love the feeling of the stockings on my shaved legs and the garters with every step.

Angie on September 08, 2008:

I've been wearing stockings and garters under business c,lothes for decades. Strictly closet. I usualle wear nude or very light tan stockings with a deep six strap belt, and socks over the stockings. I just love the gentle massage of the stockings on my legs, and the subtle motion of the suspender straps with each step. Cooler weather is on the way, and it's time to get out my stockings again

Ken on April 25, 2008:

I enjoy wearing pantyhose so much i could wear them everyday if i could. It makes me feel sooooo sexy. Love the way they feel and look.. my wife loves it also. At times i wear them at work, also some times i go to sleep them on. I really love my pantyhose and stockings..

Ken on March 24, 2008:

You guys try shaving your legs it gives a great feeling. Its also looks a hold lot better on us.

Ken on March 18, 2008:

I forgot to mention that i also shave my legs. That's also the turn on that my wife loves. The silky panythose on my legs "feels so good".

madeleine from Takoma Park, Maryland on March 09, 2008:

Ah Hope! I wish and hope that there are more women like you out there...and that there's one special lady out there looking for me.

Anthony on February 27, 2008:

The guy who said "its all about love" hit he nail on the head. Crossdressing is about sex, excitement, lust. Wearing womens clothing is exciting, its forbidden fruit, it gets the juices flowing. If the were to honest, all crossdressers would admit this. I am a crossdresser, and I do it because its gets me horny.

Ellie on February 15, 2008:

My b/f lost a bet over a game of pool, a while back. He was obligated to wear a pair of stockings and a garterbelt for the night. It took several weeks and a huge promise that I wouldn't laugh or raise an eye-brow but, he finally did it. It was a little odd at first and took some getting use to. He didn't take them off until after coffee the next morning.

Since then, I had found a set of his/hers matching garter-belts in a lingerie store (for the life of me, I can't remember the name or the place). We have donned these on several occasions.

The average woman can have a lingerie collection that can fill half their closet while most men are reduced to a corner of their sock drawer. I have since come to the conclusion that this isn't always fair.

My questions for you, Hope:

- I am not sure if he would like to try something else and is afraid to tell me, he is very shy on the subject. What would be our next step? What should I suggest?

- Have you heard of a company that sells his/hers matching garterbelts? If so, I was wondering if they sold anything else. I tried searching the net but the only luck I had was finding this site. : )

Thank you

Sharon on February 15, 2008:

I Hope!

David on December 20, 2007:

Hope, I think the stocking thing is a very specialized fetish. I wear panties and bras but wearing a garter belt and stockings doesn't appeal to me. I do however enjoy seeing them on women along with some nice shoes. And I agree that it can be very sensual to be intimate with a women while she is wearing a pair of silky stockings, gaterbelt, g string and a sexy bra.

The stocking thing just seems so complicated.

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