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12 Thigh High Stockings

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12 Thigh High Stockings

"12 Thigh High Stockings" -- style nine.

Photo courtesy of BareNecessities.com

These thigh highs, called Les Coquetteries by the French brand, Maison Close (at BareNecessities.com) -- aren't meant to stay up on they're own. That's what garters are for, which is how women back in the day held up their stockings when they were made without new materials like elastic. These do contain elastic, but they also need garters at the top to stay secure.

Not having a wide elastic band at the top of your thigh is a more elegant look, and very retro chic. It can also be more comfortable -- if you like to wear garters.

Style ten is trendy...

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