Hold up stockings are easy to wear, powerfully feminine and a great alternative to tights! From high-fashion patterned hold ups to staple everyday stockings, there is a huge choice at The Tight Spot. If you love patterns, try our collection of fashion hold ups or fishnet hold ups.
Black Hold Ups
One of the most popular hold ups are black or opaque hold up stockings due to their versatility for a broad range of outfit choices and comfortability for wear all day long. You can choose from a variety of deniers and patterns to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for sexy stockings to spruce up your evening outfit or classic day to day hold ups. We recommend the Cecilia de Rafael Sevilla Super Shiny Hold Ups which are ideal for all occasions, or for a plus size fit, we recommend the Glamory Micro 60 Hold Ups which are available up to 4XL.
How to Wear Hold Up Stockings
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. Opaque hold ups 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.