I was having a conversation with a friend of mine at a party of the other day, chatting about life and boyfriends, and ended up talking about stockings and suspenders. At one point, she turned to her boyfriend and asked whether he liked them. The look on his face was absolutely priceless.
They're interesting, are stockings. For one, they're almost always a pain to put on. Unless you manage to get yourself a pair where they're sewn onto the suspender belt (yes, they do occur - much to my annoyance when buying some the other day), there's any amount of fiddling and mucking about with hooks to try an make the darn things stay up.
Plus, then there's the whole comfort thing. They're not uncomfortable, per se, but if you're wearing them under ordinary clothes, then you have to make sure that the belt doesn't slip out of place and make sure that the stockings themselves don't start sliding down.
But they do look lush.