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22nd Jan '17 5:33:09 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/TheShortestWayToHades'' by Sarah Caudwell. Selena notes that she and her friend Julia are greeted at a party by a woman wearing "[[FrenchMaidOutfit a black dress, black stockings and a little white pinafore]]." Apparently, the dress was short enough that Selena didn't need to guess that they were stockings and not tights.
22nd Dec '16 9:37:13 PM ClockClockClock
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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's garter belt that she wears on her left thigh has become part of her signature look and was often used for comedic purposes in her early cartoons (before the HaysCode interfered). Now a days, Betty officially wears a white frilly garter with a red heart design in the middle.

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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's garter belt that she wears on her left thigh has become part of her signature look and was often used for comedic purposes in her early cartoons (before the HaysCode interfered). Now a days, Betty officially wears a white frilly yellow garter with a red heart design in the middle.
22nd Dec '16 7:41:43 PM ClockClockClock
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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's garter belt that she wears on her left thigh has become part of her signature look and was often used for comedic purposes in her early cartoons; until the HaysCode interfered. Now a days, Betty officially wears a white frilly garter with a red heart design on in the middle.

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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's garter belt that she wears on her left thigh has become part of her signature look and was often used for comedic purposes in her early cartoons; until cartoons (before the HaysCode interfered. interfered). Now a days, Betty officially wears a white frilly garter with a red heart design on in the middle.
22nd Dec '16 7:30:59 PM ClockClockClock
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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's garter belt that she wears on her left thigh has become part of her signature look and was often used for comedic purposes in her early cartoons; until the HaysCode interfered. Now a days, Betty officially wears a white frilly garter with a red heart design on in the middle.
28th Nov '16 8:46:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Expect the FemmeFatale to be dressed this way, and very likely to use the garters as a hiding place for money, concealed weapons or a flask. Also, in StockingFiller scenes, the lead actress will most frequently wear black stockings with seams running up the back of the legs to conform with RuleOfSexy (in the real world, "nude" or flesh-toned is the most popular color for hose, and seams are very rarely seen except as decorations on special occasions). Actresses in movies and shows set in the 19th and early 20th centuries will also most frequently be seen wearing black or white stockings in StockingFiller scenes, often with fancy decorations on the calves and ankles. In this case, it's TruthInTelevision due to the manufacturing and dyeing processes of the time (and social mores which prevented women from showing their legs but did wink at them flashing their ankles in flirtation or seduction).

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Expect the FemmeFatale to be dressed this way, and very likely to use the garters as a hiding place for money, [[ChastityDagger concealed weapons weapons]] or a flask. Also, in StockingFiller scenes, the lead actress will most frequently wear black stockings with seams running up the back of the legs to conform with RuleOfSexy (in the real world, "nude" or flesh-toned is the most popular color for hose, and seams are very rarely seen except as decorations on special occasions). Actresses in movies and shows set in the 19th and early 20th centuries will also most frequently be seen wearing black or white stockings in StockingFiller scenes, often with fancy decorations on the calves and ankles. In this case, it's TruthInTelevision due to the manufacturing and dyeing processes of the time (and social mores which prevented women from showing their legs but did wink at them flashing their ankles in flirtation or seduction).
5th Aug '16 10:11:15 AM jadmire
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* Yvette (Colleen Camp) wears fishnet tights as part of her FrenchMaidOutfit in ''Film/{{Clue}}''.
5th Aug '16 10:03:34 AM jadmire
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* Fishnets (usually worn as tights rather than stockings) were almost mandatory uniform for a lead actress in a song-and-dance scene in musicals during the GoldenAgeOfHollywood. Some notable examples are Jane Russell in ''Son of Paleface'' and
''GentlemenPreferBlondes'', Marilyn Monroe in ''Bus Stop'' (where her fishnets were tattered to reinforce her image as a down-on-her-luck showgirl), Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg in ''Les Girls'', and Mitzi Gaynor, Cyd Charisse, Vera-Ellen, Leslie Caron or just about any other movie star particularly skilled as a dancer in a movie in which they exercised said skill.

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* Fishnets (usually worn as tights rather than stockings) were almost mandatory uniform for a lead actress in a song-and-dance scene in musicals during the GoldenAgeOfHollywood. Some notable examples are Jane Russell in ''Son of Paleface'' and
and ''GentlemenPreferBlondes'', Marilyn Monroe in ''Bus Stop'' (where her fishnets were tattered to reinforce her image as a down-on-her-luck showgirl), Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg in ''Les Girls'', and Mitzi Gaynor, Cyd Charisse, Vera-Ellen, Leslie Caron or just about any other movie star particularly skilled as a dancer in a movie in which they exercised said skill.
5th Aug '16 10:03:08 AM jadmire
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* Too many classic-era Hollywood musicals and comedies to list. Some examples:
** Jane Russell in ''Son of Paleface''.
** Marilyn Monroe in ''Bus Stop''.
** Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg in ''Les Girls''.
** For that matter, Mitzi Gaynor, Cyd Charisse or just about any other dancer in a movie in which they danced.

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* Too many classic-era Hollywood Fishnets (usually worn as tights rather than stockings) were almost mandatory uniform for a lead actress in a song-and-dance scene in musicals and comedies to list. during the GoldenAgeOfHollywood. Some examples:
**
notable examples are Jane Russell in ''Son of Paleface''.
**
Paleface'' and
''GentlemenPreferBlondes'',
Marilyn Monroe in ''Bus Stop''.
**
Stop'' (where her fishnets were tattered to reinforce her image as a down-on-her-luck showgirl), Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg in ''Les Girls''.
** For that matter,
Girls'', and Mitzi Gaynor, Cyd Charisse Charisse, Vera-Ellen, Leslie Caron or just about any other movie star particularly skilled as a dancer in a movie in which they danced.exercised said skill.
5th Aug '16 9:57:24 AM jadmire
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* Lori's introductory scene in ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle''.

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* Lori's introductory scene scene, wearing black stockings attached to garter straps as part of her FrenchMaidOutfit, in ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle''.



* Laura Antonelli in ''Till Marriage Do Us Part''.
* Many of the low-budget "erotic thrillers" of the early 1990's; actresses such as Shannon Whirry and Shannon Tweed often had StockingFiller scenes in those movies.

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* Laura Antonelli in ''Till Marriage Do Us Part''.
* Many
Part''; when she [[spoiler:loses her virginity to her chauffeur]], his difficulty in removing her complicated, elaborately fastened undergarments is a key part of the low-budget "erotic thrillers" of the early 1990's; actresses comedy in that scene, though he finally manages to get her stripped down to her black stockings.
* Actresses
such as Shannon Whirry and Shannon Tweed often had StockingFiller scenes in those movies.the low-budget, straight-to-video "erotic thriller" movies of the 1990's, either as part of a straight LingerieScene or during sex scenes.



* Maggie [=DuBois=] (NatalieWood) in ''Film/TheGreatRace'' [[ShowSomeLeg shows her legs in a silk stocking]] to her editor to get him to allow her to cover the titular race.

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* Maggie [=DuBois=] (NatalieWood) in ''Film/TheGreatRace'' [[ShowSomeLeg shows her legs in a fancy black, elaborately-patterned silk stocking]] to her editor to get him to allow her to cover the titular race.


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* KirstenDunst, nude except for a pair of white silk stockings and holding a fan to conceal strategic places, consummates her passion for Count Axel Fersen (Jamie Dornan) in MarieAntoinette (2006).
5th Aug '16 1:20:06 AM jadmire
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Expect the FemmeFatale to be dressed this way, and very likely to use the garters as a hiding place for money, concealed weapons or a flask.

When you see a Stocking Filler scene in a PeriodPiece, check what kind of garter the actress is wearing to see if the costume department has been [[ShownTheirWork doing their research work properly]]. Before the late 19th century, stockings were customarily held up by round garters, ribbons of various materials, or even simply rolled up at or above the knee. Garter straps (also often called suspender straps) were introduced as attachments to corsets during [[VictorianBritain the Victorian Era]], and garter belts in the modern sense came along during TheRoaringTwenties as skirts got shorter and corsets fell out of fashion. Along with pantyhose, stockings with special elastic bands at the thighs were introduced during the 1960's. Also, thigh-length stockings were fairly uncommon before the late 19th century; most stockings were knee-length or extended just a couple of inches above the knee.

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Expect the FemmeFatale to be dressed this way, and very likely to use the garters as a hiding place for money, concealed weapons or a flask.

flask. Also, in StockingFiller scenes, the lead actress will most frequently wear black stockings with seams running up the back of the legs to conform with RuleOfSexy (in the real world, "nude" or flesh-toned is the most popular color for hose, and seams are very rarely seen except as decorations on special occasions). Actresses in movies and shows set in the 19th and early 20th centuries will also most frequently be seen wearing black or white stockings in StockingFiller scenes, often with fancy decorations on the calves and ankles. In this case, it's TruthInTelevision due to the manufacturing and dyeing processes of the time (and social mores which prevented women from showing their legs but did wink at them flashing their ankles in flirtation or seduction).

When you see a Stocking Filler StockingFiller scene in a PeriodPiece, check what kind of garter the actress is wearing to see if the costume department has been [[ShownTheirWork doing their research work properly]]. Before the late 19th century, stockings were customarily held up by round garters, ribbons of various materials, or even simply rolled up at or above the knee. Garter straps (also often called suspender straps) were introduced as attachments to corsets during [[VictorianBritain the Victorian Era]], and garter belts in the modern sense came along during TheRoaringTwenties as skirts got shorter and corsets fell out of fashion. Along with pantyhose, stockings with special elastic bands at the thighs were introduced during the 1960's. Also, thigh-length stockings were fairly uncommon before the late 19th century; most stockings were knee-length or extended just a couple of inches above the knee.
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