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Online ZeitgeistTopic starter

Is there a name for...
« on: January 23, 2009, 10:47:02 PM »
The type of woman's hose that have a line that runs up the back of the leg? Is there a specific name for them? Like fishnet hose are called, fishnet hose?

It's for my story, promise!

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Offline Maeven

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 10:56:09 PM »
*giggle*

Yes, that's a back seam.

Like this?


Offline anon

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 11:06:08 PM »
...forget the stockings. I want those shoes! <3

Offline Maeven

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 11:09:58 PM »
Srsly.

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Online ZeitgeistTopic starter

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 11:47:04 PM »
*giggle*

Yes, that's a back seam.

Like this?



Golly, I forgot to subscribe to my own post, and here you've been so nice to answer!

So...'back seam hose'?

The woman wore a scandalously short black dress and a pair of sheer back seam hose.

Sound right?

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Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 11:51:09 PM »
I think they're actually considered leggings or stockings as opposed to hose. . .but I may very well be wrong.

Online ZeitgeistTopic starter

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 11:55:59 PM »
I think they're actually considered leggings or stockings as opposed to hose. . .but I may very well be wrong.

The woman wore a scandalously short black dress and a pair of sheer back seam stockings.

That seems to work, I see your point as at least in those pictures they come up to just mid thigh.

Thanks :)

Offline Lady Annabelle

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 03:43:53 AM »
Pantyhose and stockings are TECHNICALLY the same thing, but they are used in entirely different ways.

Pantyhose are usually supported by a waist band or an elasticized part on the legs.   Good Example = http://www.secretsinlace.com/product/477/15

Stockings are usually supported by a garter as they cannot support themselves.  Good Example = http://www.secretsinlace.com/product/420/13

Stockings are still used today, but they haven't been popularized since about the 70's.  They were extremely popular around the 50's and 60's and are mostly used for sexual purpose today.  Pantyhose became really popular around the 70's & 80's, but are even beginning to be phased out now a days.  Most women just wear sandals and hardly wear the stockings except for strict work environments or very special occasions such as funerals or weddings.

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Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009, 06:34:03 AM »
...forget the stockings.

Never!  :D

Online ZeitgeistTopic starter

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 08:36:31 AM »
Never!  :D

LOL, I hear ya!. Every time I see a woman wearing tennis shoes, white socks, and pantyhose I wanna do rude and salacious things to her, lol.

BTW, thanks Lady AnnaBelle!

Online ZeitgeistTopic starter

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 08:46:29 AM »
In fact, Lady Annabelle's links were SO helpful, I thought, for those people reading this who don't have web browsers, I'd include pictures. They are VERY illustrative, as well as good for breakfast ;D



Yes, yes, yes indeed that helps ;D

Click to enlarge. Heh, indeed.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2009, 08:48:34 AM by Zamdrist »

Offline Haibane

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009, 10:37:06 AM »
Ah... what a lovely thread. I'm so glad I found it! My favourite attire of all... While stockings are far less popular for everyday wear these days by the average female about town they have become much more popular I think in the last couple of decades as sexy wear and bedroom wear ;) Popularized also by porn-models.

I wear them as often as I can and spend far too much on them. Seamed stockings is the term you're looking for Zamdrist but these come in many different styles. The fake seam is common and rather cheaply made and mass produced and is merely a decoration. The other end of the scale are fully fashioned ones made in the style of the 1930s and 40s on mechanical looms and still produced authentically in at least Britain and France by specialist hosiery companies. These have all the parts playing an intrinsic role in the stocking's construction, the backseam is actually where the flat silk or nylon mesh is joined with a proper 'seam' of stitching into the tube shape that makes up the leg and you'll see a small cut-out hole in one layer of the top welt (the usually darker top that goes around the thigh) at the very top of the seam. This style of stitching has it's weak points at the toe, sole and heel and so you will often find the characteristic reinforcing at these points similar to the doubling of the layers at the welt.

Even this reinforcing comes in various styles: in Cuban heels it has a horizontal cut off about an inch wide above the heel; in French heels it tapers to a point; in European heels it tapers to a narrower horizontal cut-off than Cuban heels but isn't tapered like the French heel. I think there are a couple more and all come with and without reinforced soles.

You can also get the traditional toe and heel reinforcing without seams... the variations are endless.

And tights (pantyhose in America), stockings of all kinds and socks are all 'hosiery'. Namely an undergarment worn to keep the skirt-wearing female warm or to make the legs look sexier. A hosiery department in a department store will stock all kinds - pantyhose, normal mass produced stockings, seamed stockings, hold-ups or thigh-highs which have an elasticated or silicon band within the welt to keep the stocking up without the use of a suspender belt (garter belt in America) as well as ordinary socks of various lengths.

I am something of a fan of the subject, and a fetishist for very expensive hand stitched fully fashioned seamed stockings.

And yes, Secrets In Lace is one of the best websites for them, they have a huge range and I don't care to think how much I have spent with them over the years... :-[
« Last Edit: January 24, 2009, 10:39:50 AM by Haibane »

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Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009, 11:38:37 AM »
I will never stop wearing my garter belts, stockings, or pantyhose. Though I do prefer thick, opaque tights. I tend to have a less problems with runs when I wear thick tights. I usually have to throw out my pantyhose or stockings after I wear them once because I always manage to get huge runs in them. Damn thin material. >.< I love them anyways.

Offline Haibane

Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009, 12:15:22 PM »
I usually have to throw out my pantyhose or stockings after I wear them once because I always manage to get huge runs in them.
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2009, 02:05:05 PM »

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Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2009, 06:28:01 PM »
That's Mavean, E's resident hosiery expert. :D

Seriously, I don't think I've ever seen you without an avatar that's nothing but legs and stockings.

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Re: Is there a name for...
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2009, 06:34:56 PM »
- giggles - Figures. ;]

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