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Why men like stockings and suspenders?

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MsBakingCakes Sun 11-Mar-12 23:39:25

Had a chat with DP last night and he cannot explain why men like women in stockings and suspenders. I do not know the answer so I thought that here in mumsnet someone would come and helps us discover why.

He is not sure either but thinks it is sexy but he does not know why.

Anyone out there to help us please?

user1477243121 Sun 23-Oct-16 18:38:14

I don't think that old man only love stockings. I'm 32 year old and for some I'm old for some I'm not. I can't tell why I like them, but lets clear one thing out. Just stockings do nothing for me, but when women is wearing them well... Go figure.

I newer bought them for myself or just to have them. My previous sex partner told me that I'm all about stockings not her. It was so not true, because I was all about her wearing stockings. They are not something that must be. It's just when women wears them she drives me crazy in the good way. Ladies know what I mean.

Am I a pervert? Don't think so. Am I an representative of old generation? Don't think so.

Feel free to comment. Cheers!

madgingermunchkin Wed 19-Oct-16 19:44:44

Apparently the seam up the back in a proper pair of stockings is "suggestive" and makes their eyes follow the seam up, then imagine what's underneath the skirt.

I also think it's because they're no longer an "everyday" thing. Back when they were standard daily underwear, I doubt they were seen as they are now. Now they normally are worn when trying to woo/spice things up, which is why men (and a lot of women) connect them to "sexy"

ForalltheSaints Wed 19-Oct-16 19:32:56

Maybe it is an older male generation thing as they do nothing for me at all, as a man.

Blobby10 Wed 19-Oct-16 13:28:13

I wear stockings and suspenders on a daily basis because they are more comfy for me than tights - I have long legs and tights never fit. (Also health reasons as my recurrent thrush disappeared when I stopped wearing tights.)

However I have never understood why men find them sexy - I'm sure its just the marketing appeal when they are shown on incredibly glamorous and slim women - somehow the sight of my cellulite poking out over the stocking tops never excited my ExH that much hmm

Ellenrobillard Wed 19-Oct-16 09:19:41

In the 50's men used to call our stocking tops "The giggle band. Get past there and you're laughing".

rachelwelsh Tue 18-Oct-16 18:33:36

Well you are lovely, so stocking wearers are pervs, really, does that make all women pre- 1940 perverts..

Does it make celebrities such as Louise Minchin and Dr Dawn Harper perverts because they both wear stocking?

No, I guess some can carry them of and be confident enough in their own bodies to wear them whilst others simply pull on a shell suit.

rachelwelsh Tue 18-Oct-16 18:29:51

No a thong is a thong and a panty is a panty. I wear both.

usual Tue 18-Oct-16 17:34:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheNaze73 Tue 18-Oct-16 17:30:31

Rachel, are you the sort of person, that calls a thong, panties? You found it biscuit

rachelwelsh Tue 18-Oct-16 17:26:54

It might show them that you are past the point of trying to make your self look good for him.

I read these comments, they are old school, they are uncomfortable, they appeal to men over 60 and think wow where has your femininity gone.

I can assure all of you that if a lady was spotted by your husbands or boyfriends whilst you were out and she had a little bit of stocking top on display the first thing in their head would be, wow what a result and the second would be, wish my wife was like that.

benbry Tue 18-Oct-16 17:16:08

Thought that izzyizin had returned until I spotted the date. What a shame.

whaaaaat Tue 18-Oct-16 16:46:04

Well I'm a bi woman and I love wearing them and I love them being worn. No idea why. They just look really sexy and make me feel really sexy when I wear them.

Gf LOVES me wearing them and gets a bit grumpy on the occasions I forget to bring them on a dirty weekend grin Genuinely, really grumpy hmm

TheNaze73 Tue 18-Oct-16 16:18:49

I think they appeal to men who are over 60.

3Eggses Tue 18-Oct-16 16:17:16

No idea. I think they're hideous personally so I've never worn them. Most of the supposedly sexy underwear I see in shops is horrible.

scaryclown Tue 18-Oct-16 16:12:15

oh..also didnt even read the thread before being silly

scaryclown Tue 18-Oct-16 16:11:26

bring home a guy in stockings and see if its the stockings or not..

AnthonyPandy Tue 18-Oct-16 16:08:34

rachel welsh

'It shows them that you care'?

Eh? Surely making someone a cup of tea shows them that you care?!

NettleTea Tue 18-Oct-16 15:34:24

I think that they are a bit old school porn, a bit of an illicit thrill from the days of glamour
I suspect the younger generation dont bother with that sort of gentle titillation anymore.

rachelwelsh Tue 18-Oct-16 15:20:53

Why do men like them, simple really it shows then that you care x

ForalltheSaints Sun 22-May-16 19:36:55

The OP is not alone. As a man I have no idea why they are so highly valued.

StartledByHisFurryShorts Sun 22-May-16 19:33:27

The bumper has been deleted. Am curious to know what he (and I'm guessing it was a he) had to say.

zoobeedoo Sun 22-May-16 18:24:22

Haha wow 2012??? Never spotted that! How did they even find it?

usual Sun 22-May-16 16:32:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

alltouchedout Sun 22-May-16 16:21:41

I find them quite sexy and I couldn't tell you why! DH does, but not to the extent that he'd want me to wear them unless I wanted to wear them myself. I can't tell you why I fancy the pants off DH if he wears a suit (which has been all of three occasions in our 12 years together), but I do. Or why I find him jaw droppingly sexy in his oldest, tattiest long denim shorts. Some things just tickle your fancy and if everyone involved is OK with that, then it's all good.

horseygeorgie Sun 22-May-16 16:12:22

I love wearing them! They make me feel gorgeous, much better than bloody tights. I don't really care if the men like them lol but I've never had a man complain. I like fully fashioned seamed ones.

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