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15th Nov '17 11:13:04 AM Mdumas43073
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For works prior to the 1950s, this was something of an EnforcedTrope, as American and European women simply wore stockings every day as part of their regular underwear.[[note]] In fact, stockings were such an expected part of woman's dress that when they became unavailable due to shortages of silk and nylon during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, women simply drew a line up the back of their calves (imitating stocking seams), and occasionally even wore special makeup on their legs, to mimic their appearance.[[/note]] However, due to [[ValuesDissonance the strict moral standards of the day]] (of which UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is exemplar), scenes depicting the full ensemble with garters and all were uncommon in American movies (though more frequent in European films); however, there were exceptions to the rule for [[PlayedForLaughs using the trope for comedic purposes]], and things started loosening up in Hollywood movies during the 1950's. These days, they're considered [[AwesomeButImpractical inconvenient for daily wear]] (much like the corset was decades before), due to factors such as the widespread popularity of short skirts since the 1960's and the introduction of pantyhose during the same decade, but still frequently encountered for {{fanservice}} purposes or as a throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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For works prior to the 1950s, 1960s, this was something of an EnforcedTrope, as American and European women simply wore stockings every day as part of their regular underwear.[[note]] In fact, stockings were such an expected part of woman's dress that when they became unavailable due to shortages of silk and nylon during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, women simply drew a line up the back of their calves (imitating stocking seams), and occasionally even wore special makeup on their legs, to mimic their appearance.[[/note]] However, due to [[ValuesDissonance the strict moral standards of the day]] (of which UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is exemplar), scenes depicting the full ensemble with garters and all were uncommon in American movies (though more frequent in European films); however, there were exceptions to the rule for [[PlayedForLaughs using the trope for comedic purposes]], and things started loosening up in Hollywood movies during the 1950's. '50s. These days, they're considered [[AwesomeButImpractical inconvenient for daily wear]] (much like the corset was decades before), due to factors such as the widespread popularity of short skirts since the 1960's '60s and the introduction of pantyhose during the same decade, but still frequently encountered for {{fanservice}} purposes or as a throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
10th Oct '17 5:50:57 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1958 JerryLewis movie "The Geisha Boy", Marie [=McDonald=] [[PlayedForLaughs plays this trope for comedy]] when she suffers a "wardrobe malfunction" at the hands of the klutzy Lewis and bounces down a flight of airplane boarding/debarkation stairs on her shapely rump, clad in black satin girdle with attached garters, black nylons and high heels.

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* In the 1958 JerryLewis Creator/JerryLewis movie "The Geisha Boy", Marie [=McDonald=] [[PlayedForLaughs plays this trope for comedy]] when she suffers a "wardrobe malfunction" at the hands of the klutzy Lewis and bounces down a flight of airplane boarding/debarkation stairs on her shapely rump, clad in black satin girdle with attached garters, black nylons and high heels.
5th Oct '17 9:43:23 PM MiinU
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** The manga depicts Ukyo wearing ninja style leggings as part of her chef's uniform. But the anime changed it so she wore form-fitting stockings instead, to accentuate the curvature of her legs.
** And during the [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Martial Arts Dining]] arc, Ranma had to wear an antique French maid's costume (in girl form) by her opponent's instructor. So, for training, she usually doffed the dress and wore just the corset, [[PantyShot women's panties]], and a garter belt with stockings.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** The manga depicts Ukyo wearing ninja style leggings as part of her chef's uniform. But the anime changed it so she wore form-fitting stockings instead, to accentuate the curvature of her legs.
** And during
''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': During the [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Martial Arts Dining]] arc, Ranma had to wear an antique French maid's costume (in girl form) by her opponent's instructor. So, for training, she usually doffed the dress and wore just the corset, [[PantyShot women's panties]], and a garter belt with stockings.



* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Himegami is rarely seen without her thigh-high stockings and, when she isn't wearing them, it's usually because she's [[LingerieScene trying on new ones]], to give the audience [[MaleGaze a long appreciative look]] at just ''[[ShesGotLegs how hot]]'' her legs are.



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* Kneesocks is Stocking's EvilCounterpart in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.

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* *''Manga/MakenKi'': Himegami is rarely seen without her thigh-high stockings, unless she's [[LingerieScene trying on new ones]], to give the audience a long appreciative look at just ''[[ShesGotLegs how hot]]'' her legs are.
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Kneesocks is Stocking's EvilCounterpart in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.
*''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': In the manga, Ukyo's chef uniform includes baggy ninja-to style leggings. But in the anime version, she wears form-fitting stockings to accentuate the curvature of her legs.
24th Sep '17 11:55:13 AM N1KF
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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]] 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).

When you see a 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 [[UsefulNotes/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, [[ChastityDagger concealed weapons]] or a flask. Also, in StockingFiller Stocking Filler 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 Stocking Filler 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 StockingFiller 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 [[UsefulNotes/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.



* Actresses such as Shannon Whirry and Shannon Tweed often had StockingFiller scenes in the low-budget, straight-to-video "erotic thriller" movies of the 1990's, either as part of a straight LingerieScene or during sex scenes.
* While actual StockingFiller scenes were few and far between in the Production Code era, there were numerous "cheesecake" pinup photographs of starlets wearing round garters.

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* Actresses such as Shannon Whirry and Shannon Tweed often had StockingFiller Stocking Filler scenes in the low-budget, straight-to-video "erotic thriller" movies of the 1990's, either as part of a straight LingerieScene or during sex scenes.
* While actual StockingFiller Stocking Filler scenes were few and far between in the Production Code era, there were numerous "cheesecake" pinup photographs of starlets wearing round garters.
29th Aug '17 12:42:53 AM NightShade96
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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).

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* KirstenDunst, Creator/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 ''Film/MarieAntoinette'' (2006).
1st Aug '17 4:12:49 AM jormis29
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* Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau in several onstage scenes, performing as "The Two Marias", in ''Film/VivaMaria''.

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* Brigitte Bardot Creator/BrigitteBardot and Jeanne Moreau Creator/JeanneMoreau in several onstage scenes, performing as "The Two Marias", in ''Film/VivaMaria''.
15th Jul '17 10:52:20 AM nombretomado
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For works prior to the 1950s, this was something of an EnforcedTrope, as American and European women simply wore stockings every day as part of their regular underwear.[[note]] In fact, stockings were such an expected part of woman's dress that when they became unavailable due to shortages of silk and nylon during WorldWarII, women simply drew a line up the back of their calves (imitating stocking seams), and occasionally even wore special makeup on their legs, to mimic their appearance.[[/note]] However, due to [[ValuesDissonance the strict moral standards of the day]] (of which UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is exemplar), scenes depicting the full ensemble with garters and all were uncommon in American movies (though more frequent in European films); however, there were exceptions to the rule for [[PlayedForLaughs using the trope for comedic purposes]], and things started loosening up in Hollywood movies during the 1950's. These days, they're considered [[AwesomeButImpractical inconvenient for daily wear]] (much like the corset was decades before), due to factors such as the widespread popularity of short skirts since the 1960's and the introduction of pantyhose during the same decade, but still frequently encountered for {{fanservice}} purposes or as a throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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For works prior to the 1950s, this was something of an EnforcedTrope, as American and European women simply wore stockings every day as part of their regular underwear.[[note]] In fact, stockings were such an expected part of woman's dress that when they became unavailable due to shortages of silk and nylon during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, women simply drew a line up the back of their calves (imitating stocking seams), and occasionally even wore special makeup on their legs, to mimic their appearance.[[/note]] However, due to [[ValuesDissonance the strict moral standards of the day]] (of which UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is exemplar), scenes depicting the full ensemble with garters and all were uncommon in American movies (though more frequent in European films); however, there were exceptions to the rule for [[PlayedForLaughs using the trope for comedic purposes]], and things started loosening up in Hollywood movies during the 1950's. These days, they're considered [[AwesomeButImpractical inconvenient for daily wear]] (much like the corset was decades before), due to factors such as the widespread popularity of short skirts since the 1960's and the introduction of pantyhose during the same decade, but still frequently encountered for {{fanservice}} purposes or as a throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
29th Jun '17 12:04:45 AM PaulA
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* Creator/AngelinaJolie in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' hid knives in her garters.

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* Creator/AngelinaJolie in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' hid In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', Jane Smith hides knives in her garters.
24th Jun '17 1:38:06 PM nombretomado
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* Ace in the DoctorWho adventure 'Curse of Fenric'. When fighting the haemovores on the church roof, her kicking leaves no doubt that she is wearing stockings instead of anachronistic tights [pantyhose]

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* Ace in the DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' adventure 'Curse "Curse of Fenric'.Fenric". When fighting the haemovores on the church roof, her kicking leaves no doubt that she is wearing stockings instead of anachronistic tights [pantyhose]
11th Jun '17 3:04:18 PM nombretomado
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%%* Orgasm Lass from ''XXXenophile''.

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%%* Orgasm Lass from ''XXXenophile''.''ComicBook/XXXenophile''.



* Orgasm Lass from ''XXXenophile''.

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* Orgasm Lass from ''XXXenophile''.''ComicBook/XXXenophile''.
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