I admit it, I am a dedicated wearer of stockings at every opportunity.
In vintage clothing this presents no problem. But the reality is that I don't wear vintage daily and modern clothes reveal stockings/suspender belts much more easily. I spent all of yesterday terribly conscious that when the wind blew it revealed the outlines of my suspender belt.
Solution: Henry Holland for Pretty Polly. These are GENIUS. Ok, so I'm about 6 months late but I got pair of last seasons' Super Suspenders and the look like stockings but are dark tights! (That's the other problem with stockings, ever tried finding a pair thicker than 15 denier?!)
Problem: this seasons are much lower and potentially more visable under skirts. Great, if that's your look, not so great for the vintage lover.
Why didn't I buy more pairs at the time they were out?!
This seasons are available at lots of retailiers, including ASOS.