Friday, October 21, 2016

Unbared Legs

Susan King, Femulate Contributing Editor of Transitioning into Tomorrow fame writes about how we clothe our legs.

In the 1960's, I remember how wearing my mother's stockings and garter belt felt so good and along with her shoes, were my first foray into "crossdressing."

Now it seems that stockings are out of style unless it's a formal affair or a dress code requirement. That's too bad because I love wearing them. I still wear tights and legwarmers in the winter, but I have a drawer full of stockings that I have not worn in a decade. I should throw them away, but I can not.

I do remember in the 1980's through the 2010's, wearing off-black sheer stockings, not only in the house, but out in public. Hopefully, stockings will come back in style, but I doubt it as woman are dressing more casually everyday.

(Stana's Two Cents: If you have legs that look good without hosiery, then go for it. As for me, I am "old school" and always wear hosiery and probably always will. Although my legs look good without hosiery, they look better with hosiery and better is better.)  

Here is a nice infographic of all the different types of legwear.

Source: Madeleine
Wearing Madeleine.

Delta (Ohio) High School in 1998
Gender role reversals at Delta (Ohio) High School in 1998.
(Thank you, Starla, for the image!)


  1. cuban heel stockings and a garter belt is always the starting point for me :)

  2. I think most femulators would prefer wearing hosiery, but I do know some who are able to go without. It is a blessing in the heat of summer to be bare-legged!

  3. Sally StoneOctober 21, 2016

    Stana, like you I love wearing stockings, but in addition to that, I really do think they make my legs look much nicer. I've always considered them makeup for my legs. They are too warm in the summer, and because of how slippery the nylon is, they force my toes to slide forward into my high heels, so there really are benefits to going without them. Just not sure I'd feel quite so put together without them however.
    Hugs, Sally

  4. Dear Stana,

    As I've commented before, I always wear Berkshire Thigh-High Stockings when "en femme". I've been wearing them ever since you recommended them a few years ago. I don't like pantyhose because they cover up my pretty panties. It's so nice to dress slowly and enjoy seeing myself in nylons, bra, and panties before covering them with my outerwear.



  5. A point of observation:
    The red stockings shown are not Cuban heel but point heel. The most famous being Harmony point heel. Fully fashioned stockings in this style are still available - so get wearing them. The various other styles of heel can be seen at the link:
    Regards, Catherine.