Thigh high stockings are traditionally seamless. Their smooth, seamless finish is what gives these stockings their classic polished finish. In recent years, however, seamed thigh high stockings have been introduced as a trendy alternative to familiar seamless styles.
Most seamed thigh high stockings feature a single, thick opaque seam that runs up the back center of their semi-sheer material. This seam adds an unexpected, bold focal point to your look and gives your stockings a trendy, contemporary edge. If you want to get even more creative, try a bolder seamed style with seams that flaunt stitched patterns, shapes, or words.
Thigh High Socks
Thigh high socks are the fun, casual cousin of thigh high stockings. These socks usually rise slightly higher than knee socks to rest around your mid or upper thigh. Their strong, elastic material keeps these socks secure without garters to hold them up, which makes them a convenient alternative to stockings for casual everyday wear. Since thigh high socks are made from a thicker material than stockings, they can also help keep your feet and legs warn in colder weather.
As for style, thigh high socks are extremely versatile. They are available in a wide variety of unique colors, prints, and textures—from fuzzy to ribbed to knitted—that add instant interest to even the most basic looks.
Open Toed Thigh High Stockings
While traditional thigh high stockings cover your entire foot like a pair of socks, open toed thigh high stockings feature a small opening at the bottom that lets your toes peep out.
One of the most frustrating things about thigh highs is their tendency to slip out of place and slide down your legs while you’re wearing them. When you wear standard thigh high stockings, the material that is wrapped around your toe gets pulled slightly with every step you take. This resistance eventually forces your stockings to slip down your legs throughout the day.
Open toed thigh high stockings are designed to prevent this problem. Their opening in the toe helps minimize resistance to keep your stockings securely in place until you’re ready to take them off. Plus, open toed stockings are also more breathable than traditional styles, which makes them more comfortable for all-day wear.
Thigh High Compression Stockings