John S

Suspender Bumps Showing Through A Skirt

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From what I read on the forums some stocking wearers try to disguise their suspender bumps showing through tight skirts/dresses as it is classed by many as a fashion faux pas. I just wondered how/why this has come about when nearly every woman up to the late 1960's (at a time when stockings were worn on a daily basis by all women/girls and all but daring were a little cautious about showing their stocking tops) and again in the late 1970's and through out the 1980's when stocking wearing once again became popular no one even bothered about it - so what has changed?

Also what is the difference seeing bra straps, clasps etc showing through a top/blouse - some tops actually encourage the straps to be openly displayed and a slight lump on the side of your leg?

Ladies (& Guys) its over to you.

John S

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Same feeling here.Both my wife and I agree that it is was commonplace for a bra strap outline showing under a blouse or sweater was not to indicate "naughty woman".

Strangley today, double/triple bra straps showing on young ladies when wearing a tank/tube top or the sides of a thing/french cut panty with low rise/white shorts is deemed O.K.

The maturity of sophistication and strength in a woman who is aware that her "button" is showing is as feminine as the nape contour of a womans neck.

Buttons for all.

Men and us special "others", lets have a tailor sew in a bittonon the inside of our jeans, work pants,slacks.

Show em all that

buttons are wonderful"!!!

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:rolleyes: It certainly doesn't offend me , or bother me, to see suspender bumps, or even bra straps for that matter!!! It looks nice! ...and it leaves much to the imagination!!! ;)

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While just about every woman wears a bra and everyone is used to seeing the inevitable outlines and bumps and straps, only a tiny proportion of women wear stockings and suspenders, so it is inevitably a more interesting occurrence when a suspender bump is spotted. Add to that the tendency for stockings and suspenders to be promoted in the media as "sexy" rather than practical or normal and you have the answer. A suspender bump is not normal and is an indication of some special characteristic of the wearer. Therefore, those women who want to wear stockings because of their practicality, comfort, convenience, appearance, etc. worry about doing so because the suspender bumps might give the wrong impression. What a shame!

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Hi John.

An oft asked question with a multiplicity of possible answers. Related to other current threads, it has to do with attitude and perceptions therein. Most here would agree that a woman who dares show a hosiery clad leg days now is deemed by the general masses as at the least an oddling and that's a best. When a group of women are involved that same may become akin to a slut or tart again for for multiple reasons related to the first sentence. Fashions are like swings and rare that anyone either gets off the swing or does not hang on should the rope break. So, somewhere along with the trash fash fest current it became fashionable to see all manner of underwear, straps, crotch shots and who has not seen guys bloomers, at least portions of their tops? There is a stigma that is attached to allowing a welt to show and always has been even should it have occurred very often long ago to delight and/or dismay depending upon point of views when hemlines rose until the price of pantyhose/tights took away those sights or unsights, again depending upon point of view. Currently, there is a social stigma about to just about any woman who dares wear hosiery, especially that item as archaic as traditional stockings. Given that the most, female, male any in between are incapable of choosing their wardrobe independent of what is current, allowing a bump to be seen under duds is a real fashion dud. Few women would dare risking the wrath of the sheep class were they discovered to wear stockings which by these same doltards would be perceived to be related to the lowest of the low in fashion terms or straight out of that from a porn corn flick. Yet the same majority that would judge have no situation while wearing eyesore fashions so common at the likes of say WallMart, a true hallmark of fashion class!

So John, what changed is very little, just the continued blind acceptance of follow the leader even if it is off a cliff. One simple related example that holds (minor) enjoyment for a few here I've made note about elsewhere in these pages- noticed the prominence of opaques this season? Nuff said.

Fine Regards,

Dworkin

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If my skirt is tight my bumps show, if it is loose they do not! Quite simple really! I know I am wearing stockings. If anyone wants to look at my thighs then that is fine!! :rolleyes:

I know I couldn't be without my bra same goes for my suspenders. xxktxx

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It is illogical that bra straps are OK to show but not suspender straps. I believe also that the aversion to showing a Visible Panties Line has been largely created by advertisers.

Last year we were at a Christening and the new Grandmother, a slim and attractive lady, was wearing a fairly tight cream dress. Whenever she bent over, which was quite frequently, to coo at the new infant, the outline of her obviously lace panties was clearly and charmingly displayed. She was wearing hose and I reasoned that tights would have been an extra layer that would have diminished the clarity of her panties view. There was no sign of suspender straps so my assessment was that she was wearing hold-ups. Later at her house I was helping out by putting some gift wrappings into the re-cycling bin, and there on the top was an empty hold-up packet. Deduction vindicated! "Elementary my dear Watson"

How do our ladies feel about the VPL?

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Suspender bumps are only visible to the select and appreciative members of the "wow, now thats a real lady" brigade. Most young guys or gals these days wouldn`t even know to look out for them.

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Aint that the truth Craigyboy :rolleyes:

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Greetings there Craigyboy.

Exceedingly well phased.

Best,

Dworkin

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Mrs A often asks, when wearing a tight skirt, "Are my suspenders showing?". To which I always lie "Oh no, not at all"

Well what would you do?

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Emma, Dworkin, we share the same mindset, wonderful

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Mrs A often asks, when wearing a tight skirt, "Are my suspenders showing?". To which I always lie "Oh no, not at all"

Well what would you do?

Heh heh - I have the same Q&A with Mrs Swish :)

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"Suspender Bumps Showing Through A Skirt Is it a fashion faux pas?" To some people, maybe. In my view, simply fantastic!!! :)

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In my opnion most women dont want to show suspender bumps purposely, myself included, ..its a male thing as i know men like to see them as it fires up their imagination of whats on underneath.

As for the bra straps or bra outline showing... well most women wear a bra and due to the material that modern clothing is made from its sometimes hard not to show them probably making it more accepable.

Heres food for thought... women in general like to go out not showing a VPL (visible panty line) so why would they want to spoil there outfit with showing suspender bumps ?.

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Kate, I agree with your last statement. However, unlike some posters on the forum (and others)the sight of supender bumps showing through a skirt is not a big turn on for me. The question I was trying to get to the bottom of is why is it classed as a no no as this was never the case in the past even in the 1980's when the majority of women wore t***ts. Is it because the fashion media deem wearing any sort of hosiery is not the 'cool' look?

John S

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Isn't it nice Craigy to be a member of the exclusive club to which you refer. The young uns of today are only used to looking at women in leggings, so what would they

know about bumps and class and sophistication and the rest. It's all a sorry state of affairs, but what can we do apart from keep the faith brother.

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In my opnion most women dont want to show suspender bumps purposely, myself included, ..its a male thing as i know men like to see them as it fires up their imagination of whats on underneath.

As for the bra straps or bra outline showing... well most women wear a bra and due to the material that modern clothing is made from its sometimes hard not to show them probably making it more accepable.

Heres food for thought... women in general like to go out not showing a VPL (visible panty line) so why would they want to spoil there outfit with showing suspender bumps ?.

Have to say that I completely and wholeheartedly agree with Kate_M. Nonetheless, belonging to the 'men' genre as I do . . . I will always love the sight of them showing! B):D

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Stocking wearer on a daily basis, I intend that people do not take notice of that.

It's only my personal, nonsexual based preference.

Therefore try to avoid visible signs whenever it is possible.

As I like tight skirts very much, for me that means simple, plain belts NOT embellished by any kind of lace, bow or useless ribbon on suspender tabs.

So, I just cut'em off all before first wearing. :)

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Good Evening

Just a further thought. On Saturday evening Mrs JS & myself went out to dinner at a friends house. She decided to wear her new pencil skirt (that I bought recently for her birthday)that was fairly tight fitting, this was teamed with black Aristoc Senuous lace top stocking supported by her Ballet suspender belt. As there was no sign of suspender bumps through this skirt so is it possible that the media/fashion police has blown this issue up out of all proportion for the majority of ladies. Maybe some ladies dress and go out there to deliberately show there suspender bumps just to tease the male population!!

Regards

John S

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Hi All

Not posted on here before, but hey, am a huge lover of stockings and I am very lucky to have a gorgeous wife who likes to wear quality stockings. Now the Bumps showing, well she does wear a six strap belt, with metal clasp's. When she wears her tight black skirt, they are visable if your looking. Now J will always say that she does not like people looking and knowing, but she also wears gio seams out and likes to tease and flirt. I think my point is, like everything and everyone who has some class, the obvious tarty look of showing everything is not for us, but I think if we are both honest it's quite a turn on, knowing but still imagining .. thats the trick ... not making it to obvious, but enjoying the thrill.

By the way, here's to all our lovely ladies looking good and may we treat them with respect and cherish them forever.....

D :D

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Just thought I would add my musings on the matter.

I personally dont mind if my clasps are visible through my skirt, I am happy to wear stockings, as I love the effect it has on my hubby,If somebody see me in seams in a nice hotel, for them to notice they must think " I bet they are stockings "? So having them strain their eyes to focus and see if they can spot my bumps, is for me a real turn on !!

Women show there bra straps all the time ! Whats the diffrerance ?

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Good Evening

From what I read on the forums some stocking wearers try to disguise their suspender bumps showing through tight skirts/dresses as it is classed by many as a fashion faux pas. I just wondered how/why this has come about when nearly every woman up to the late 1960's (at a time when stockings were worn on a daily basis by all women/girls and all but daring were a little cautious about showing their stocking tops) and again in the late 1970's and through out the 1980's when stocking wearing once again became popular no one even bothered about it - so what has changed?

Also what is the difference seeing bra straps, clasps etc showing through a top/blouse - some tops actually encourage the straps to be openly displayed and a slight lump on the side of your leg?

Ladies (& Guys) its over to you.

John S

I think that women in the 50's and 60's were trying to hide bumps and made efforts to do so. Many women wearing suspender belts, would try to fasten their front suspenders towards the inside of their legs so that they would not be on the top surface of their legs when they sat down.

Here are two examples:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45503142@N03/4230793437/sizes/o/in/set-72157623108094402/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45503142@N03/4231560762/sizes/o/in/set-72157623108094402/

Some girdles had front suspenders very close together in the middle and these could be fastened towards the inside of the leg, but must have been uncomfortable to walk in. Slips were universally worn and better quality skirts were lined. Both helped a lot in avoiding suspender bumps showing through.

Regards

John M

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Bonjour!

I love the way the clasps show through the material on my skirt!

I particularly like the way they look under a tight satin skirt when sitting down or crossing my legs.

I know in the past I would fasten the front ones at an angle, pointing slightly pointed inwards... but now I celebrate the look.

Why would this be deemed a faux pas?

Even here, I still see women doing a 'builder's bum,' (a delightful phrase I picked up in Fulham.) These women have their g strings on show, and a roll of 'muffin top' fat appearing over their low rider sweat pants! Sometimes also displaying tattoos on their lower lumber region. Such trendy mutilations my Berlin friend Anya refers to as 'arse antlers' (it sounds better in German...)

More bumps, less builder's bum, that's what I say!

Venus x

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'arse antlers
Hahahah That is so funny, Venus :lol:

Emma

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Personally, I think this is a lot of fuss about nothing. Suspenders bumps showing through skirts - maybe not quite as rare as hen's teeth but it is only ever going to be an issue with very tight fitting skirts. And if the wearer has a skirt that tight I'm sure the fashion police would deem a vpl to be the greater faux pas.

And in these days of low slung trousers that awful sight of the top of a thong or a fold of flesh is surely far more upsetting than said bumps. At least if there are suspender bumps one is going to have the prospect of some beautifully clad legs. IMHO that is at least a million times better than bulging bare midriff or arschgeweih or pierced navel...

No, I'm sorry, I do not think the suspender bumps showing through a skirt is any issue at all. Nor, in my case through trousers. I have made a habit of wearing a suspender under trousers for much of the last 8 years. If anyone has spotted them I would be amazed. No-one has ever asked me about seeing any bumps in my trousers!!!!

Storm in a teacup, I reckon...

Steve

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