Not to be confused withknee highs, thigh highs reach up your legs right until your mid-thigh, a suggestive spot for clothing that covers so much.
People may think thigh highs come across as conservative, but in reality, they can be mysterious and tantalizing. When you have just a sliver of skin peeking between the top of the sock and the bottom of your skirt, your partner's imagination can run wild.
Where should thigh highs sit?
The ideal place for thigh highs to reach is mid-thigh or slightly higher, depending on your outfit and comfort.
How do you get thigh highs to stay up?
Sometimes, people experience issues with their thigh highs rolling down. If your thigh highs are not staying up, this is often due to sizing, material, or general fit.
In addition to the size, pay close attention to the material of the top band of your thigh highs—whether or not it has stretch, a silicone band, or other details can give you an idea if they will stay up.
For a no-fail option, you can purchase stay up thigh highs specifically designed with a silicone inner band to keep them from slipping down.
Another option is to pair a garter belt/garters with your thigh highs—more on that below.
How To Wear Thigh Highs With Lingerie
You really can't go wrong with wearing your thigh highs with lingerie. Some lingerie sets even come with matching hosiery!
That's because these aren’t your out-of-touch aunt’s flesh-toned hose—stay-up socks are a bit cheeky and they nod to all those retro fetishes popularized back in the '60s and '70s.
How To Wear Thigh High Outfits Outside the Bedroom
Because thigh high socks can come in a variety of materials and styles, some are better suited for the outside world while others are best seen behind closed doors.
Perhaps you're looking for a more... civilian way to rock your hosiery.
The key to wearing thigh highs with daytime outfits is to play up the sweeter side of the accessory.
All you need is a pair of thigh highs, some heels (or booties) and an outfit that shows off your legs.
Wear them with flirty miniskirts and dresses so that you can show off just enough skin—that hot spot between the top of the socks and the bottom of your hem. By teasing this off-limits area, you bypass the need for spilling cleavage and other sexy styling tricks.
Wear thicker varieties for fashionable ensembles and throw on the thin hose for a date night that will end with dessert at home.