Hosiery is an opening salvo to the skin. It’s an accent, a finishing touch. It’s  erotic and mysterious and creates intrigue around the body.

Artist Chris Luttrell, who works in various media, including fashion photography, explains… “From a creative or technical standpoint, hosiery creates a highlight to draw the viewer’s eye to appealing parts of the body.” It’s no revelation that much of fashion’s allure hinges on illusion. Hosiery is the most suggestive of all, which is why stylists never arrive on set without a pair of hose. The right stockings can correct a lighting effect, slim, contour, and elongate the leg

“You’re so close to bare flesh,” Luttrell explains, “but there’s this extra layer — a barrier, so to speak, which heightens the arousal factor. It’s like the person is just out of reach. There’s also a bondage element that goes into it because the fabric is tight fitting.”


Stockings have been fuelling men’s fantasies for decades. Stockings and suspenders have manage to acquire a whole new identity as a sensual and supremely sexy type of hosiery for any woman wishing to explore her femininity. But what makes men find stockings so sexy?

Stockings not only look great, they also feel great. Modern fashion stockings are silky smooth to the touch inviting the man’s caress. They also feel great to the wearer, and because they leave the upper thighs bare, they are more comfortable in warmer weather.

But as well as the sensual sensations, sheer fashion stockings are also a stylish accessory for a shapely leg. Seamed stockings bring the glamour of the silver screen heroine within a woman’s reach, especially when worn with a form fitting pencil skirt.

Seamed sockings look fantastic with a retro style suspender belt and a sexy pair of stiletto heels; it’s a look that sets most men’s hearts racing. The same applies to black stockings, lace or fishnets, and above all, stockings and suspenders. For the full effect, they should always be worn with a pair of sexy stilettos.

Why do men find stockings so sexy?

Unlike tights (Sensalle does not sell tights!), stockings leave the upper thighs and crotch area free. A woman wearing stockings is far more open in a sexual way, and the tantalising glimpse of bare skin above the top of the stockings is enough to send most men into erotic overdrive.

It could be argued that most stockings are now bought for the bedroom and although there are plenty of fashion legwear designed for everyday wear that are undeniably sexy, there are plenty more styles more suited to the bedroom than a day in the office.

Fishnet stockings can be worn for a night out, but they are often the garment of choice for ladies hoping to titillate their husbands or boyfriends in the bedroom, and when combined Sexy or Naughty lingerie add to the overall allure. There is no denying that stockings are indeed the ultimate in hosiery accessories for the woman who wants to accentuate her sexuality.

Whatever style of stocking you prefer, whether patterned, seamed, fishnets or sheer you will find them at Sensalle.