Looking for pretty stockings in unusual patterns!
October 14, 2015 7:17 PM   Subscribe

I have a couple pairs of stockings with unusual patterns and I always feel dressed up and fancy when I wear them, so I want more!

Recently I wore these pretty polka dot stockings on a night out and got a ton of compliments. They made me feel so much more dressed up than just bare legs or nude nylons. Now I want more pairs in different patterns, but where to buy them?

I'm lusting after this pair - potentially NSFW - it's an underwear website but they're kinda pricey. My problem is, whenever I wear a pair of tights or stockings, especially the more delicate ones, they tend to rip or snag really easily. I'd hate to drop 50 bucks on something I only wore once or twice.

So my question is.... A. where is a good store/website to buy decently priced stockings/thigh high socks that have patterns/are more interesting than just solid colors? and B. can you attest to the wear-ability/durability of their products?

If it matters, I'm a woman, 5'8", slender build.
posted by silverstatue to Shopping (12 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: SOCK DREAMS

They carry lots of different brands, so durability varies.
posted by mollymayhem at 7:20 PM on October 14, 2015 [6 favorites]

I buy tons of fancy Merona brand tights from Target at about $8 a pair. Polka dots and lace and bright colors and fancy plaids and all sorts. Very reasonable, very durable.
posted by anastasiav at 7:23 PM on October 14, 2015 [2 favorites]

... and I just noticed that Target is also selling Pretty Polly brand, at least on the web. These bows are interesting. Or maybe Bunnies would amuse you? (They seem to have a lot of styles.)
posted by anastasiav at 7:32 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

I too was going to suggest Target (Merona). They have soo many cute options.

PlasticLand has cute tights, stockings, and socks. (Love these dots and flowers and these lace style.)

Modcloth is another option.
posted by Crystalinne at 7:57 PM on October 14, 2015

Seconding the Sock Dreams recommendation! I've had good luck there with a variety of brands. Adding the brand Hue (available at Nordstrom Rack) - awesome tights that have held up well for me.
posted by ants at 8:08 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Yay, these all look great! I'm going to order a million pairs. Keep the suggestions coming!
posted by silverstatue at 8:27 PM on October 14, 2015

MyTights has some good options but well ... just tights.

I am shorter and heavier than you, but YesStyle may work for you, maybe. They had a good selection but the fit can be questionable sometimes.

Asos can be hit or miss but also some fun stuff.
posted by darksong at 8:46 PM on October 14, 2015

Yeah and don't forget about Etsy- though sometimes their clothing can run a bit more due to the hand-made nature and shipping cost. You're also more likely to run into more leggings than tights, but there's some cool stuff there!
posted by Crystalinne at 9:44 PM on October 14, 2015

Check out Pretty Polly. Every pair of tights I have from them had gotten mad compliments, and they last a long time despite the fancy price tag. And trust me/ I have three cats, so my legs are prone to being scratched.
posted by joan_holloway at 10:37 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

I have a bunch of Da-Sein socks and they're loads of fun (and not cheaply made) -- here's their over-the-knee selection.
posted by kmennie at 4:26 AM on October 15, 2015

Marshalls/TJMaxx is also worth checking out for fun legwear, though they do generally tend more towards tights than stockings. Also, if you live anywhere with a proper winter try layering lace tights over solid tights! I don't know why no one told me about this sooner!
posted by mskyle at 12:15 PM on October 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

This Etsy shop has beautiful ombre dyed tights and this other shop has some wild tights and stockings in various imaginative patterns--can't vouch for their durability, but they're not outrageously expensive, either.
posted by merriment at 2:41 PM on October 15, 2015

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