Is it a sin to not wear stockings?

posted 1 year ago in Dress
  • poll: Should a bride wear stockings on her wedding day?
    Absolutely! : (3 votes)
    2 %
    They should but if they don't no one will care : (6 votes)
    4 %
    No, that's outdated. : (143 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee

    no one wears stockings

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Totally outdated. I don’t know anyone under the age of 50 who wears pantyhose anymore. My mother finds it shocking as well but I tell her that this is what my legs look like and people can deal with it!

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    My aunt and grandma used to try to make me wear stockings when I was a teenager. There’s no reason girls should wear them anymore unless for fashion lol

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee

    I wore stockings because it was a cold winter day and I felt more comfortable that way, but I’ve never ever heard of it being obligated/mandatory…

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee

    It was freezing on my wedding day too but I didn’t wear stockings. I hate wearing them because they’re so uncomfortable and they make me nauseous with it being tight around the waist. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

    If it’s a winter wedding I would say maybe? I had a hot as balls summer wedding so I was not about that. Even with my knee length reception dress lmao. I’m much more comfortable without pantyhose so most of the time that’s my vote.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee

    bayoubee :  Do you mean no one under the age of 50 wears them, ever? I do, nearly every work day since my job is professional dress and I wear skirted suits. I’m 31.

    OP, for your wedding, wear what you are comfortable in 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee

    caitlincurious :  Yep! And with the lack of sleep I had, and the nervousness and anxiety about the day I was feeling, I definitely wouldn’t have been able to deal with the discomfort of stockings around the waist! hahaha… 

    Just tell your mom your stockings has a hole in it the day of. LOL… kidding, but not really? 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    Ugh, you’ll be adjusting them all day and wishing you didn’t wear them, I imagine. Wear what you want to wear, not what others tell you to wear. I’ll be wearing a tea-length dress in October/November (date not set yet) sans pantyhose! They also make the skin look different (texture and color-wise), which would bother me. But yes, got distracted by my disdain for the ‘hose—totally up to you. No one will notice or care (okay maybe your mom) if you’re not wearing pantyhouse, so if you don’t want to, don’t =)

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee

    I quite like the look of sheer stockings and I use them to stretch my wardrobe out and wear lighter dresses in the cooler months! Like I might pair a light dress with stockings, and a little cardigan, and I can wear that to work in autumn. But it doesn’t suit every dress or outfit. 

    For your wedding it would totally depend on the dress, the weather, your shoes and of course what you feel comfortable with. You want to feel your best!

    I guess in older generations it was extremely common. Hence your mums expectation xo

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

    I love them because they make my legs look smooth and less goosebumpy. I don’t find them uncomfortable. But I agree that it’s not as much of a rule anymore.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

    I can’t seem to find a pair that doesn’t end up rolling down after a few minutes or hours of usage. That’s something I don’t want to deal with on my wedding day, so I’m straight up not even bothering. I am wondering, however, what I should put on my feet… I think I’ve decided on Keds or similar because high heels are impossible to find comfortable and something I would wear all day.

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