Stockings have been a huge part of boudoir outfits and culture for many years, particularly when teamed with garter belts. Picture your favorite pinup model from the 40’s or 50’s and you’ll get the idea. While this look is still very popular, lots of designers are branching out and creating stockings that are more like pieces of modern art than the traditional sheer nylon stocking. My boudoir clients tend to be less vintage and more modern, and therefore less traditional in their boudoir stockings choices. Today I’m showing you a few of my favorite pairs of stockings that will appeal to any woman (and don’t require a garter belt either!).


Image via Erica M.

Erica M. is a brand new stockings company making incredibly edgy and high quality stockings that are truly pieces of woven art. This Nadia stocking has the traditional garter belt woven right into it, with a sexy rope and tassel design going down the rest of the stocking. Show a lot or a little of them depending on the boudoir look that you are going for.

Image via Tattoo Socks

I’ve written about Tattoo Socks here before, but I had to feature this popular pair of stockings here. The list of sins can be hidden or displayed depending on the look you’re going for, or just peek out from under your skirt or robe. These stockings are opaque and non-traditional, but look great on everyone and last forever.

Image via StockingsHQ

If you like the thigh high stockings look but don’t want to mess with garter clips, hold ups are the perfect solution. Well made hold ups will stay up through a lot of movement, and this pair from Falke has an amazing peacock feather detail that really sets them apart from the pack.

Image via Lillie Boutique

Sometimes all you need to create the perfect outfit is one outstanding design element, and these stockings fit the bill. The design is cute and unique, and the yellow could be used as an unexpected accent color.