Hold Ups

Hold up stockings are easy to wear, powerfully feminine and a great alternative to tights, especially if you find tights to be uncomfortable. Introduced in 1967, this style meant that hosiery wearers could avoid the need for suspender belts, clips and straps whilst still enjoying leg coverage. With a very similar design to stockings, hold ups differ in how they stay up - stockings use a garter belt to keep them in place, whereas hold ups use silicone strips inside the top cuff. This gives the sensual look of stockings without the need for a suspender belt. They are also ideal if you like the coverage of tights but do not enjoy the closed in brief or gusset of pantyhose, particularly in warmer weather to cover imperfections or blemishes.

Why not try our opaque hold ups or black hold ups for warm, winter coverage! We recommend Cecilia de Rafael Sevilla Super Shiny Hold Ups as the ideal for any occasion or go for a great value multipack 24/7 Charnos Hold Ups, which are perfect for everyday work wear.

How to Wear Hold Up Stockings

If you love pattern try our collection of designer, fashion hold ups or fishnet hold ups. From floral to animal print there’s a huge choice to be found. There are so many different ways that you can show off your gorgeous legs. For example, match them with a high waisted skirt and blouse for a night out or pair them with skirt or dress suits for work wear. 

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  1.  Satin Touch 20 Wolford Stay-Ups
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