Thigh high socks are not for those who are lacking in self confidence. This is a style that is young and edgy and looks best on the very young and the very thin. It isn’t just every woman who can carry off a sock that stops half way up her thigh. However, having said that if you are wearing thigh high stockings with garters under a skirt whose length will not give away the fact that your stockings aren’t really panty hose then they can be both appropriate and very sexy.
Thigh high socks come in a wide variety of materials, colors and designs. They can be sheer or thick and chunky. One look that is very cute is the short shorts with the thigh high socks. These socks will need to attach directly to the leg since this isn’t a look that can be pulled off with a garter, well it can of course and it has been seen on the runway but it is a trashy look and unless that is what you are going for, get the type of thigh high socks that can be attached to your leg. To cut down on the trash, wear thigh high boots over the socks and attach the socks with garters that peak out from dark shorts, leather is an option.
Another cute look is the pleated mini skirt or skort. This is a look that is cute in the warm and the cooler weather. If you are going for a little dressier look then the socks can be white or semi-sheer and have lace at the top. Again, while the lingerie look is in, it is not for the faint to heart to go with exposed garters.
If you choose a little longer skirt and a sock that is above the knee but not mid thigh this gives a look that was on the runway this fall. High boots and a fuller style of skirt take this to the next level of fashion.
Pantyhose have been on the way out for a while and there are several reason for that. They are not sexy, they are difficult to get on and off and they also are conducive to yeast infections. That makes wearing thigh high stockings a good idea for several reasons. If you are usually conservative, here is your chance to go a little crazy with a garter belt and even seamed stockings.
Thigh high socks and stockings appear to be a fashion that is going to be around for a while. If you are brave, give it a try, you may just love them. If you are timid, try wearing them over a legging or tights, for your trial run. You can always get rid of the leggings next time if you are feeling less shy.