“I notice that a number of correspondents make mention of the “creasing” at the ankles of stockings, and use of this phenomenon as a way of identifying them. As a person with a fetish about women’s ‘stocking troubles‘ my experience indicate that proper stockings are no more likely to wrinkle or crease than pantyhose. If anything, it is less so… a woman can do nothing about ill-fitting, overlarge or saggy pantyhose, whereas stockings can be tightened or adjusted to keep them taut.
“From my observations, any form of hosiery can sag, even the supposed miracle fabric lycra. Take a walk through town sometime, and observe any woman you see with baggy/wrinkly ankles. Many of them will be wearing skirts short enough to reveal that they are not wearing garter belts.
“The most sag-prone hosiery of all… from what I have seen, the old style thigh-highs with elastic tops.
“I don’t find my stockings crease anymore than when I wore pantyhose. It does happen if I buy the wrong size, and am swimming in extra nylon. They will get a little baggy at the knees when I first stand up, but in a minute or two the nylon settles down.
“You are absolutely correct with your comments. I wear stockings every day and don’t find that they crease at the knees or the ankles. The one exception to this rule is if a lady is wearing fully-fashioned stockings. These can crease if not fastened properly to the suspenders or if the suspender belt itself is too flimsy.”
“Real nylons tend to crease at the ankles or knees. Am I alone in finding that aspect to be very sexy! Well I love then anyway They just turn me mad, unless they are too big or too many, but a slight crease or wrinkle at the ankle or knee is a good sign of 100% nylon.”
“We’ve had some discussions lately about creases at the ankles and whether they can be taken as a sign of stockings being worn, but occasionally I have noticed something very different.
“A lady walking along, wearing ‘unspecified’ hosiery with little if any ankle creasing, shows a very definite ‘tensioning’ of the hosiery as the weight transfers on and off each foot. Is this a sign of high-tension suspenders tugging in any slack or just the hosiery material stretching and contracting slowly enough to be seen?”
“It is unlikely that you are observing the slack being taken up from highly tensioned suspenders. The controlling factor in what you see is most likely to be friction as there is too much distance between the suspenders and the ankles. This effect is due to local stretching and contracting of the material in which case they will be stretch stockings. If bagging occurs then they maybe non-stretch stockings (which do stretch but much less that stretch ones).”