Tuesday, December 30, 2008

StockinGirl Post-Holiday Sale!



StockinGirl is having a Giant Sale! Start 2009 off in style with new fashion leg wear and/or hosiery - see our December Sale, Odds & Ends, and Bazaar sections for great deals on everything from knee socks to lingerie!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Lingerie Lesson: Holding Up Your Stockings



Thigh Highs have silicone bands in the top to hold them up without help - but stockings do not and require garter straps of some kind. Whether you prefer the look of a garter belt and stockings, or have trouble keeping thigh highs up and are trying something different - we have some suggestions on holding your stockings up with style.

How do you hold your stockings up? The most traditional way is a garter belt or a bustier with garter straps... but every day there are more and more ways to hold your stockings up. Here's a list of suggestions and we'd love to hear your favorites and why in the comments!



Garter Belts come in a variety of styles. There are pull ons, garters that attach with hook and eye closures at the back, 4 strap, 6 strap or 8 strap garter belts and even panties with garter straps attached.



Similar, but generally taller and/or longer - garter skirts are also open at the bottom but generally cover more of your leg for a more retro look.



Bustiers, or corsets, often come with removeable garter straps so that you can wear them with stockings or thigh highs that stay up on their own.



Also with removeable garter straps are garter panties. Usually full panties and not thongs, these give you one less layer of lingerie if you'd prefer to not deal with a garter belt but would like to wear stockings.



Our newest product that holds up your stockings are leg suspenders. Leg Suspenders look like old fashioned sock garters - adjustable straps that come in two pieces and wrap around your thighs to hold up your stockings.

Which is your favorite and why?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Candids: Layers and Texture

From Face Hunter:



What do you think of this look - layered black tights with ivory argyle knee socks?

Like this look? Take a look at our selection of tights and our own argyle knee socks.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Goodbye Bettie



Bettie Page, legendary pin-up icon, died at age 85 on December 11, 008.

Official Website


LA Times

NY Times

CNN

Goodbye, Bettie.

Fishnets and Tights at the D&G Opening



Caught these two on Jezebel, click over to their post for full images!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quoted: The Clothes Horse

Love this quote from The Clothes Horse blog:

"Winter really offers the oppurtunity to express your whismy on your legs and your head. Layered and unique stockings transform limbs into quirky storybook characters with personalities all their own."

Read her full post and see her fancy tights here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Advice - Stockings for the Tall with Thin Legs

I received a great question over the weekend:

"I am 5'7 with very long, skinny legs. Most stockings only come to the middle of my thigh, and my garter belt cannot reach them. Since I have skinny legs, I cannot buy the large size stockings because they bag and don't stick to my legs well. What kind of stockings can I wear? "

I have a few suggestions. First, one thing you should know is that most, but not all, pairs of 100% Nylon stockings need to fit perfectly or they will bag because there is no stretch to them. This can cause problems because they don't always fit every body type.



My first solution is to buy stretch stockings. Stretch stockings are made with nylon and lycra so they will cling to almost any leg without bagging. While not 100% Nylon, these are still great stockings to wear and they also breathe easier than 100% Nylon.

Sheer Stretch Stockings

Lace Top Stockings

Opaque Stockings

Sheer Seamed Stockings
- even though these are 100% nylon, they are stretch stockings. These are the exception to the rule.




Another solution, for the tall woman who wrote us and those like her, are our Divine Divas stockings. These stockings are specifically made for taller women and are available in seamed and unseamed.

I hope that this has answered your question, please let me know if there are more questions concerning this topic in the comments.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We Suggest: Sweater Knit Printed LegWear



On days like ours here today, where it's rainy and a little warmer than you'd like on a winter day, we like to suggest legwear that looks like a sweater, but isn't. Our sweater knit print will keep you in the winter mood, but is made of nylon so you don't feel too warm when the office heater is turned all the way up in anticipation of the snow to come.

Available in Over the Knee Socks and Leggings.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Contest via Sapphire Whisper



Online Fashion Magazine Sapphire Whisper and StockinGirl are working together with a great Holiday Contest. Win a StockinGirl gift basket full of great products - enter the contest here!

Candids: December Colors



Layered tights and leg warmers are a great winter solution.



Add colored tights to brighten up your outfit.

[images from Face Hunter]

Celeb Fashion: Shiny Pantyhose



See who is wearing these beautifully shiny pantyhose over at Jezebel.com.

[crop of image from Bauer-Griffin via Jezebel]

Monday, December 08, 2008

Promo: Bamboo Tights



Black tights are an essential to any wardrobe - so why not our new Bamboo tights, available in black or gray? These tights are as soft as cashmere and very eco-friendly. Made of 52% Bamboo Cotton, 44% Microfiber and 4% Lycra for stretch, these tights will fit snugly and warmly on your legs and keep you fashionably warm this winter.

From the GREENCOTTON blog:

"From an apparel point of view, bamboo has additional advantages. Bamboo is twice as absorptive as cotton and can wick moisture and odor away from one’s body at twice the rate of conventional cotton. Depending on how it is manufactured, bamboo can be effectively used in a variety of products.

Furthermore, bamboo fibers produce some of the softest, most compelling fabrics today, not unlike cashmere or silk. In fact, ‘ecoKashmere’ coined by jonano and derived from bamboo is highly akin to cashmere or silk. Bamboo literally is the ecocashmere."


Read more about Bamboo here.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Quick Tip: Tall Socks under Jeans

We want to let you in on a little known secret - opaque thigh highs and tall over the knee socks are great to wear under your jeans in the winter. They keep your legs warm and away from direct contact with your jeans, which can be cold against your skin - especially on a windy day.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Style Tip: Layering

Winter is upon us and I don't know about you, but I'm falling into a jeans and corduroy based laziness. Every winter I want to wear more skirts and dresses, but the cold just makes me lazy. I've finally found a solution to this - Layering.

Legwear that is. Almost anything can be paired together with great fashionable results. Tights paired with crochet over the knee socks, or with leg warmers; leggings paired with scrunched knee socks, leg warmers or both at the same time!

Last winter I paired printed knee socks with our Ophelia footless socks and a pair of pumps for great results. The print just showed on the top of my foot and added just enough unique color to my outfit. Plus they kept my legs a touch warmer.

Below you'll find ideas for layering, and let us know in the comments if there are any pairings we missed.




Violette Crochet Thigh Highs with Merino Wool Leg Warmers.



Violette Crochet Thigh Highs with colored tights.



Printed Over the Knee Socks with our Angelina Leg Warmers.



Printed tights with Merino Wool Over the Knee Socks.



Printed Tights with Merino Wool Leg Warmers.



Printed Tights with Cable Knit Leg Warmers.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Candids: Shredded Hosiery



Shredded hosiery was spotted once again - shot by the Sartorialist. When we polled about this, very few of you said you were wearing this trend - tell us why or why not in the comments.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Promo: New Leopard Print Tights



Take a look at these great leopard tights - the newest addition to StockinGirl's print family. Unlike our usual printed legwear, however, these spots are sewn into dark chocolate tights for a subtle, fun touch.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

StockinGirl.com is All New!


Sorry for the lack of updates here but I've been really busy setting up an all new StockinGirl.com which is being launched as I type. We have a new layout, new colors and a ton of new products up as well. New prints, stockings, tights and more, so come visit the new StockinGirl.com!

Hopefully more regular updates on this blog will begin after the Holiday Weekend. Let us know what you think of the new site in the comments!


Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Links!

Need a last minute costume?

FabSugar has been posting ideas all week, including a way to use those ripped stockings you're about to throw out!

FabSugar also has a slideshow of celebrities dressed up for the occassion!

::added::

more celebrity costumes over at Jezebel.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

SG Blog Organizes

This blog has been a little scattered lately, but in an effort to make it better and less scattered I'm starting a new schedule. Wednesday's will be for candids, so here's a few I found this morning.



From The Clothes Horse - I love the use of dots in a subtle way and the outfit looks great.
See more images of this look at her blog.

At StockinGirl, we used to have a similar patterned thigh high, but currently as far as polka dots go we only have brightly colored dot pattern leggings. If you're looking for something more subtle like above, check out our pinstripe pantyhose.



From Face Hunter - cool layering of tights and ankle socks adds just a touch of color to a Fall gray ensemble. To get this look, see our colored tights or pastel pantyhose.

That's all for today, but please leave comments and let us know what you'd like to see more of in the blog!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Candids Round Up







Ripped Stockings - Poll Results



[source galadarling.com]

Last months poll asked which of ripped/shredded or slouched trend are you wearing.

51 % said they aren't wearing any of the trends,

Ripped Stockings/Tights and Shredded Stockings/Tights were tied at 14%,

Slouched socks were next at 12%,

and Slouched stockings fell in last at 7%.

Above, see ripped stockings in action on Gala Darling.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween



Halloween is just around the corner and StockinGirl would like to recommend some additions to your costume!

Take a peek at our Bazaar section for inexpensive choices like basic black stockings, bright orange ankle socks and fishnet gauntlet gloves. Also see our special Halloween section for a wide variety of fishnets and brightly colored stockings.

Check out our printed leggings and tights for animal and reptile prints, and we also have a limited quantity of skull printed tights, ankle socks and leggings!

We're also offering, for a limited time only, lace stockings and fishnet thigh highs in orange and other new colors like wine, blue green and sky blue.

Need fishnets but not in a color we offer? Try buying white fishnets (find thigh highs, pantyhose, knee socks) and dying them yourself with dye from a craft store like Michaels or A.C. Moore.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CosmoGirl Puts New Twist on Thigh Highs


StockinGirl
thigh highs are featured on page 16 in the November issue of CosmoGirl magazine - with a twist! Stylists folded down the thick nylons so that they look like knee socks and the effect is really pretty cool - check it out below!



What do you think of this look?
Would you wear thigh highs folded down like this? Tell us in the comments!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Red: Tights for Fall part 2


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Red: Tights for Fall

Monday, October 06, 2008

Spotted: Emma Watson in Leggings




[via fabsugar]

Paris Concludes with More Knee Socks

Wunderkind: sheer knee socks:





Limi Feu
- opaque knee socks and striped socks: