No more pulling, or tugging – try these “stay-up” styles.

Are you in love with the way thigh high stockings look, but hate the thought of having to wear a garter belt to keep them up? Or, have you tried to wear thigh highs with elastic at the top? But, they just didn’t live up to your expectations. Did they keep falling – or worse, did they dig into your skin so much that it hurt to wear them?

Maybe it’s time to shop for a new brand or style of thigh-high stockings. This could rekindle your affair with this sexy style. Thigh high stockings with “stay up” or “hold up” features are designed to stay up and in place without the aid of a garter belt.

With clever silicone grips, you’ll never need to wear a garter belt again. These styles will make you think about giving the sexy thigh high stocking a second chance.

1. Sheer Bronze for Summer

Oroblu Suntime Bronze Effect Diamond Top Hold Ups
Image Credits: UK Tights

These are made for summer – they’re called the “Suntime Bronze Effect” Diamond Top Hold Ups by Oroblue, at UK Tights (Buy Direct). They’re sheer. But, they’re designed to make your legs appear tan or bronze. The effect depends on your skin tone and the color you buy. They’re also available in black.

Staying Power: The wide band is at the top of each leg. It has a cross-cross diamond pattern. The bands have elastic fibers to keep these thigh highs up.

2. Lined with Comfort Grippers

Velvet De Luxe 50 Wolford Stay-Up
Wolford Tights – The Tight Spot

These are Wolford’s ‘Velvet DeLuxe’ Thigh Highs, at The Tight Spot.

Staying Power: These thigh-high stockings have Wolford’s ‘comfort grippers’. They are under the textured stripes at the top of each leg.

3. No-Slip Lace

Pretty Polly's 10 Denier Gloss Thigh High Stockings
Image Credits: Pretty Polly

These are Pretty Polly’s 10 Denier Gloss Thigh High Stockings, at Pretty Polly.

Staying Power: These glossy thigh high stockings have a wide band of stretchy lace at the top. It’s made to keep them from slipping.

4. Soft Microfiber

Max Mara Dalia Hold Ups
Max Mara Dalia Hold Ups – UK Tights

These are the ‘Dalia’ Hold Ups by Max Mara, at UK Tights (Buy Direct). They’re made from microfiber and will feel extremely soft against your legs.

Staying Power: A soft knit band at the top is designed to keep them up.

5. Shaping Hosiery

Firm all the Way Sheer Thigh Highs by Berkshire
Image Credits: eBerkshire.

This is the ‘Firm All the Way’ Sheer Thigh Highs by Berkshire, at eBerkshire.

Staying Power: These thigh highs are part of Berkshire’s ‘shaping hosiery.’ They have staying power through the whole leg, not just at the top. They are designed to provide ‘graduated compression’, to tone and shape your legs. Plus, there’s a band of stay-up silicone at the top, just the lace.

6. Bridal Satin

Charnos Bridal Satin Band Hold Ups
Image Credit: UK Tights

These are the Bridal Satin Band Hold Ups by Charnos, at UK Tights (Buy Direct.) They’re available in ivory or champagne ivory. These colors are perfect for a wedding dress.

Staying Power: The top has a wide, soft satin band. It is made with ElasTAC silicone, a new fabric technology that you can trust. This is especially true if you’ll wear these on your wedding day.

7. The Gatsby Hold Up by Fogal

Fogal Chouchou Hold Ups - The Great Gatsby Official Design
Image Credit: UK Tights

These are called the ‘Chouchou’ Hold Ups, and they’re part of Fogal’s official Great Gatsby Collection. They’re available exclusively at UK Tights (Buy Direct.)

Staying Power: The wide elastic band at the top is designed to keep them securely in place.

8. A Lace Double Grip Band

Donna Karan Hosiery Womens The Nudes Control Top Pantyhose
Image Credits: Walmart

This is the Sheer Thigh High, from the Donna Karan Hosiery Signature Collection at Walmart.

Staying Power: These thigh highs are designed with double strips of silicone grippers at the top, to stay put.

9. A Wide French Lace Band

Invisible Deluxe 8 DEN Women Stay-ups
Invisible Deluxe 8 DEN Women Stay-ups – Falke

These are the Transparent Shining Stay Up Thigh Highs by Falke, at Falke.

Staying Power: The pretty lace band at the top is French style – extra wide, with a strong silicone gripper lining.

10. A Secure Satin Band

Lace-top Stockings
Lace-top Stockings – Victoria’s Secret

These are Victoria’s Secret Satin Top Sheer Thigh Highs (Buy Direct).

Staying Power: The extra wide satin band at the top is designed for extra hold.

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