10 Thigh High Stockings That Will Stay Up

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, only to be disappointed at how 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 and 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. 

Suntime Bronze Effect Thigh Highs, Diamond Top Hold Ups by Oroblue.
Suntime Bronze Effect Thigh Highs, Diamond Top Hold Ups by Oroblue. Photo © 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 designed to help make your legs appear tan, or bronze - depending on your skin tone and which color you buy. They're also available in black.

Staying Power: The wide band at the top of each leg has a criss-cross diamond pattern design, which have elastic fibers to keep these thigh highs in place. More »

Wolford's 'Velvet DeLuxe' Thigh Highs.
Wolford's 'Velvet DeLuxe' Thigh Highs. Photo © Nordstrom

These are Wolford's "Velvet DeLuxe" Thigh Highs, at Nordstrom (Buy Direct).

Staying Power: These thigh high stockings have Wolford's specially designed 'comfort grippers' underneath the textured stripes at the top of each leg. More »

Pretty Polly's 10 Denier Gloss Thigh High Stockings.
Pretty Polly's 10 Denier Gloss Thigh High Stockings. Photo © Nordstrom

These are Pretty Polly's 10 Denier Gloss Thigh High Stockings, at Nordstrom (Buy Direct).

Staying Power: These glossy thigh high stockings have a wide band of stretchy lace at the top, designed to make sure they don't slip. More »

'Dalia' Hold Ups by Max Mara
'Dalia' Hold Ups by Max Mara. Photo © 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. More »

'Firm all the Way' Sheer Thigh Highs by Berkshire Shaping Hosiery
'Firm all the Way' Sheer Thigh Highs by Berkshire Shaping Hosiery. Photo © Macy's

This is the "Firm all the Way' Sheer Thigh Highs by Berkshire, at Macy's (Buy Direct).

Staying Power: As part of Berkshire's line of 'shaping hosiery,' these thigh highs have staying power throughout the entire 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. More »

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

Staying Power: The luxuriously soft and wide satin band at the top is made with ElasTAC silicone, which is a new fabric technology that you can trust - especially if you'll be wearing these on your wedding day. More »

Chouchou Hold Ups, thigh highs that are part of Fogal's official Great Gatsby Collection.
Chouchou Hold Ups, thigh highs that are part of Fogal's official Great Gatsby Collection. Photo © 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. More »

Sheer Thigh High, from the Donna Karan Hosiery Signature Collection
Sheer Thigh High, from the Donna Karan Hosiery Signature Collection. Photo © HerRoom.com

This is the Sheer Thigh High, from the Donna Karan Hosiery Signature Collection, at HerRoom (Buy Direct.)

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

Transparent Shining Stay Up Thigh Highs by Falke
Transparent Shining Stay Up Thigh Highs by Falke. Photo © HerRoom.com

These are the Transparent Shining Stay Up Thigh Highs by Falke, at HerRoom (Buy Direct.)

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

Victoria's Secret Satin Top Sheer Thigh Highs.
Victoria's Secret Satin Top Sheer Thigh Highs. Photo © 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. More »