Hosiery has a long historical tradition that goes back several hundred years. In the sixteenth century, it would be perfectly normal for a respectable gentleman to be seen wearing hose, as it was then known - Henry VIII was even reputed to have padded his in order to make his legs appear more masculine. Since then, however, fashions have changed, and with the odd exception such as leggings for running or cycling, hosiery has become a purely feminine affair, longer and thinner than its male counterpart. A man might wear thick, knee-high socks for playing sports, but never gossamer thin stockings that reach up to his thighs - novelty socks with humorous designs on them are about as exciting as men's hosiery ever gets, and even they're often more boyish than manly.
One need only consider the stereotypical femme fatale, offering a tantalising glimpse of her black lace stocking tops, to begin to appreciate the cultural significance of women's hosiery. More mundanely, pantyhose or tights were, until fairly recently, a routine part of the dress code for secretaries and other female office workers, no matter what their rank. The same was true for nurses, air hostesses, maids and indeed pretty much any other profession that expected a skirt to be worn as part of a formal uniform. Bare legs were to be abhorred, trousers were strictly for men, and thus women had to wear hosiery. Thankfully, a more enlightened attitude now prevails, but a strong association remains nevertheless, particularly in the minds of many older men - even more practical hosiery such as nude pantyhose has an unmistakably feminine aura, let alone racy stockings and suspenders. It's a strictly ladies only affair!
The power of women's hosiery is not limited to just its feminine connotations, however potent these may be. The physical sensation of wearing long stockings or tights is profoundly different from short socks, especially to a man who is unfamiliar with the clinging embrace of nylon. However practical and mundane a pair of pantyhose may seem to you, they're sure to prove quite alien to a man who has gone his whole life with only trousers loosely covering his legs. There's quite a contrast between having just his feet clad in relaxed cotton and finding his entire bottom half surrounded by a smooth, sensuous second skin that reminds him of its presence with even the slightest of movements. Merely an accidental touch can prove an electrifying experience for a man wearing pantyhose, let alone a more intentional caress, making such feminine legwear impossible for him to ignore - no matter where he's wearing it!
In the bedroom, having your husband wear sexy stockings and suspenders is a great way of turning him on, with the combination of their erotic connotations and the aforementioned physical sensations coming together to enhance the effect on your lovemaking - especially if you're wearing them too! Whether you're sensuously stroking his thighs or rubbing your intertwined legs against one another, you can be sure that your husband won't forget what he's wearing - and the effects should be pretty memorable for you as well! Putting your husband in nylons will bring out a softer side to him in more ways than one, not only making his legs deliciously smooth, but also encouraging a gentler, more intimate manner to your intercourse. As such, stockings are fantastic for erotic feminization, but their benefits needn't stop there.
As we'll see later in this chapter, stockings and tights are completely invisible under appropriate outerwear - far easier for your husband to keep hidden than any other item of lingerie. The simplicity with which they may be worn in public doesn't make them any less noticeable to the man wearing them however, with the electrifying effect of clinging nylon continuing to remind him of their presence no matter what he wears on top. Moreover, they're just as meaningful to those around him as any other feminine attire - the thought of having to explain to another woman that his wife makes him wear pantyhose acts as a strong motivation to ensure he keeps his trousers up! Consequently, women's hosiery works just as well for lingerie discipline as it does for erotic feminization - practical enough for him to wear everyday if you so choose, yet just as effective as other kinds of lingerie for keeping his behaviour in check.
 The previous chapter had panties and knickers, and now there's pantyhose and tights - different words to describe the same garment, the former being primarily American, the latter predominantly British. We'll be using the two interchangeably to refer to one-piece hosiery that goes from foot to waist.
Women's hosiery can be easily divided into two kinds, depending on whether the two legs are separate, as with stockings, or joined into one garment, as with pantyhose or tights. Within both of these basic categories, there are styles to suit any situation - from plain and practical through to sexy and seductive. As with other items of feminine attire, choosing the best hosiery for your husband requires consideration of somewhat different criteria to doing so for yourself, but that doesn't mean there aren't nylons to suit him, no matter what you have in mind! With that in mind, let's take a look at tights and stockings for men.
Few readers can be familiar with tights, an essential part of any woman's wardrobe. Over the past half century, they've supplanted stockings as the most popular, and indeed, the most acceptable choice of hosiery for the woman in the street. Gone are the days when stockings would be worn as a matter of course with a skirt or a dress - now convention dictates women wear pantyhose whenever hosiery is called for. Tights serve a range of practical functions as well as satisfying the expectations of society, not only covering the legs but keeping them warm, making footwear more comfortable and helping the wearer to avoid immodesty. Moreover, they also serve to enhance her beauty by shaping her legs, disguising any blemishes in the process. Opaque tights may be little more than part of a uniform in colder weather, but provocative pantyhose can just as easily be the centrepiece of an outfit for a lady looking to show off her legs.
From a purely practical point of view, there's no reason why men can't also enjoy the physical benefits of wearing pantyhose, however reluctant most may be to wear them as a fashion statement. Unlike a bra, which is redundant without breasts to support, there's nothing about tights that precludes them from being worn by a man purely for the practical benefits they bring. Many men who work outdoors genuinely appreciate the warmth that a nice, thick pair of opaque tights offers on a cold day, and many more would if they could only overcome their misplaced misconceptions about wearing "women's" clothing. Others choose figure-hugging leggings for sports such as cycling and running that are not that dissimilar to opaque pantyhose, without anyone ever batting an eyelid.
Indeed, once upon a time, open-crotched hose was a perfectly acceptable part of any gentleman's wardrobe - as strange as it may sound, it was the fashion of the day. There's a curious contradiction between this historical tradition and its modern day equivalent, something which occasionally manifests itself as a slightly humorous anachronism, met with quiet derision or suppressed sniggering. Although Robin Hood and his merry men may have been quite happy wearing their hose in days gone by, it is hard to imagine how being described as "men in tights" could do anything but degrade their reputation as masculine heroes today. Mildly comic stories concerning the archaic attire of officials at, say, the state opening of Parliament simply reinforce societal prejudices in this area - despite there being no practical reason to do so, hosiery is generally regarded as a fundamentally female domain, into which men stray at their peril.
Thick black pantyhose is indistinguishable from men's socks, even close up - so long as your husband keeps his trousers on, no-one will ever know how far up his legs it stretches! Together with the combination of practical benefits and psychological significance for the wearer, it makes an ideal introduction to wearing hosiery for lingerie discipline - something he'll want to keep on for the warmth it offers in cold weather, yet nevertheless need to keep hidden from those around him. Without any bumps or lines to give it away, it's easy for him to do so - the only inconvenience of wearing such pantyhose comes when going to the toilet, where, like panties, it makes using urinals awkward.
As hosiery becomes sheerer, the practical benefits for the man wearing it fall away in favour of its psychological effects. Sheer pantyhose may be worn just as easily under trousers, however, so long as your husband keeps his ankles appropriately covered, with an additional pair of socks sufficient to keep even the most garish of designs a secret. Moreover, otherwise utilitarian colours retain a certain sexiness that isn't lost on the wearer, bringing to mind smartly dressed women whenever he surveys his own legs, no matter how unlikely he may look in tights himself. With his trousers rubbing against them as he moves, you can be sure that he won't forget the presence of his nylons even when they're all covered up, snugly embracing not just part of his legs but the entire bottom half of his body. Indeed, the proximity of pantyhose to the groin and buttocks means they appeal to many men rather like panties do, allowing for all sorts of fun with them in the bedroom - whoever wears them!
Tights intended for everyday wear are cheap and readily available from all manner of shops from supermarkets to pharmacists, although you can go more upmarket or order them online if you prefer. They're available in the widest range of styles of all hosiery, and sizing is generally straightforward thanks to the degree of stretch in them unless your husband is particularly tall, whereupon specialist retailers may be called for. Putting your husband in pantyhose for the first time is consequently far easy than getting his panty or bra size right - a rough approximation of his height is all that's required.
Ask most men what they would prefer women to wear in terms of hosiery, and the answer is clear - stockings and suspenders! It's no coincidence that this combination is practically de rigueur attire for pornographic actresses and prostitutes, often kept on even after they've divested all other clothing - such women know full well how to exploit the deep erotic connotations that most men find hard to resist. Shapely legs clad in sheer stockings are the stuff of many a man's fantasies, especially when their delicate lace tops are held up, stretched by suspenders that frame the female sex. You would be far from alone if your husband has ever shown an unusual enthusiasm for you wearing such sexy attire, bearing witness to the disproportionate power of what would otherwise be insubstantial and delicate articles of clothing, even amongst lingerie.
The eroticisation of what can actually be a rather practical form of hosiery has come at something of a cost to the average woman in the street, depriving her of a comfortable and convenient alternative to pantyhose for fear that she might give the impression of being provocative or sluttish. In part, this has been caused by stockings having long since been superseded by tights for more practical purposes, not helped by the steady decline of wearing hosiery in general. Although there would have been nothing out of the ordinary about a woman wearing stockings and suspenders when they were generally regarded as everyday attire, many women are now sadly reluctant to consider them as anything other than bedroom attire, too saucy to be worn out and about.
To abandon such beautiful and feminine garments solely to the boudoir would be a shame. For ladies who still enjoy wearing hosiery, the practical benefits of choosing stockings in preference to pantyhose are clear. Quite apart from their sheer sensuality, stockings allow more convenient access and better ventilation between the legs, rather than the unhealthy humidity that tights can cause, not to mention avoiding the awkwardness of pantyhose when going to the toilet. Such greater comfort need come at no extra cost to your modesty however, so long as you are reasonably sensible - any skirt that is short enough to reveal stocking tops is likely to prove provocative regardless of what is worn underneath! Moreover, stockings come in twos, meaning that all is not completely lost should you snag one of them - a dull but surprisingly practical boon to the frugally minded.
Alas, the declining popularity of stockings has made them harder to find than the now ubiquitous pantyhose - those that are available on the high street tend to be of the more modern "hold-up" variety, which we shall turn to shortly, rather than being suited for suspenders. For traditional stockings, it may prove necessary to look more up market, or to turn to one of many online suppliers who cater for this niche market. The same is sadly also true for suspender belts themselves - except around Valentine's Day, when their erotic connotations come to the fore and all manner of sexy lingerie is available from surprisingly ordinary places. Don't let this dissuade you from trying them for yourself, however - if you've never worn proper stockings before, you're in for a treat. It's certainly well worth the trouble of tracking them down.
So much for stockings for yourself, but what about for your husband? Wearing stockings and suspenders is quite an experience for a man being feminized by his wife, whether as a bedroom game or for the purposes of discipline. Not only is there the same electrifying sensation of clinging nylon that comes with any kind of hosiery, there's also the tug of the suspender elastic as it pulls his stockings taut with every step he takes, not to mention the tightness around his hips as his garter belt keeps the entire ensemble together. On a purely physical level, stockings and suspenders are quite a contrast to pantyhose, let alone socks, but their impact is far greater when one remembers this is the clothing of many men's dreams - a pornographic fantasy come true, albeit not in quite the way he might have imagined. A man can't help but feel feminine when he looks down and sees his legs clad in such a delicious combination of nylon, lace and elastic - almost half of his body covered, yet wickedly exposed.
Even the simple act of hooking a suspender belt around his waist, let alone attaching his stockings to its suspenders can be a surprisingly fiddly business for a man unfamiliar with such garments, requiring far greater attention than merely pulling up a pair of pantyhose. In the bedroom, you may find it mutually enjoyable to help your husband into such attire, fussing with his stocking tops as he stands there helplessly, or you may simply expect him to don them himself. Under pressure to perform, he may find it quite a struggle to get everything properly fastened, knowing that his suspender clips must be secure if he does not want his stockings to come falling down at an inopportune moment - a cause for playful teasing or more serious chastisement, depending on circumstances.
Unlike hold-ups, there's no way for your husband to keep a pair of traditional stockings up without donning an additional item of feminine clothing - an ideal opportunity if you're looking to feminize him further. So far, we've assumed that a suspender or garter belt will be used for this purpose, but as we'll see later, many foundation garments are also capable of supporting stockings, not to mention some panties, often having loops to allow the suspenders to be attached or detached as desired. Indeed, some garments such as girdles positively benefit from being worn with stockings to prevent them riding up. Whilst having four suspenders is common, some come with six, eight or even more, not only making them a greater challenge to fasten up, but imposing more upon their wearer once he's in them as they hold his stockings firmly in place.
Being designed for the wider hips of a woman, choosing the right size suspender belt for your husband requires a little care - his narrower hips necessitate a tighter fit to keep it from slipping over them. Belts that hug the waist more are better in this respect, with longer, stiffer material being preferable to flimsy elastic affairs from a practical perspective if you plan on having your husband wear stockings and suspenders for longer than a brief encounter in the bedroom - a waspie or a girdle that offers a cinching effect epitomises this idea. Since the support required from a garter belt depends on the pull of the stockings, taller men may benefit from being allowed to lengthen the elastic of their suspenders a little, but should ideally wear stockings of a size better suited to their height - online suppliers may be of assistance in this respect.
Stockings and suspenders are by far the best choice of hosiery when it comes to erotic feminization. Quite apart from their powerful psychological significance for your husband, they offer unrivalled access to his crotch whilst still staying in place, allowing him to keep them on throughout proceedings without them getting in the way. We've already touched on how having your husband wear stockings in the bedroom may be used to introduce him to foundation wear, but most garter belts also come with matching panties and bras, allowing you to expand your husband's playwear to include all the lingerie a woman might wear in a perfectly natural way - especially if you treat yourself to something nice at the same time, leaving your husband in no doubt how effective coordinated lingerie can be before encouraging him to don his own.
As for lingerie discipline, stockings and suspenders are practically invisible when worn under reasonably thick, loose trousers, but rather like bra straps, the bumps caused by the suspender clips can prove problematic under thinner material, becoming more apparent when the trousers are pulled taught, as when bending over. Even then, it's unlikely that anyone will recognise them for what they are, let alone with just a passing glance - subtle, ambiguous bulges near a man's pockets are not the kind of thing to attract attention. Unless the outline of his suspender elastic or stocking tops is glaringly visible, something that would only be the case under the most inappropriate of outerwear, your husband's hosiery can be as sexy as only stockings and suspenders can be without anyone but the two of you ever knowing.
 Once again, the language of lingerie has diverged with different cultures. What Americans refer to as a garter belt is known to the British as a suspender belt, or simply as suspenders - a far cry from the more mundane braces some men use to support their trousers. A woman who holds her hosiery up with a garter belt is therefore said to be wearing stockings and suspenders - a phrase that trips off the tongue easily in contrast to the alternatives, and thus used here.
Hold-ups are the type of stockings that most women are more familiar with - a popular compromise which avoids both the awkwardness of pantyhose and the need for a separate suspender belt. Also known as "stay-ups" or "thigh highs", these stockings have a silicone band around their tops which clings to the wearer's leg without requiring any additional support. Despite being perfectly practical to wear everyday, they share many of the erotic connotations of traditional suspender stockings, not least as a result of their often lusciously lacy tops ending tantalisingly far up the thigh. Moreover, they have the advantage of being reasonably readily available as an alternative to tights from many high street outlets, allowing easy access to the crotch yet remaining as invisible as pantyhose under trousers - no danger of suspender bumps here!
In practice, however, the performance of hold-up stockings can leave a lot to be desired, being greatly dependent on the width of the wearer's thigh versus that of the stocking top. If the latter is too tight, the hold-ups soon become uncomfortable to wear, leaving unpleasant red marks on the skin. Conversely, if they're too loose, the stockings acquire an unfortunate propensity to slip down the legs without warning - something that's exacerbated by the skin being greasy or even moist with sweat, let alone if it is excessively hairy. The combination of hirsute legs that are taller and yet narrower than those of a woman can make hold-up stockings particularly problematic for some men, yet others find they can wear them without any undue trouble. Having your husband shave his legs may improve his chances with stay-ups, quite apart from improving his appearance in hosiery in general - indeed, you might even use the idea of wearing such stockings as an excuse to have him remove his leg hair.
If hold-up stockings agree with your husband's physique, they're ideal for lingerie discipline - more convenient to wear than pantyhose whilst just as invisible under his trousers, yet still having a profound effect on him, both physically and psychologically. Conversely, if he finds thigh highs difficult to wear, making him do so can work well as a punishment - drawing either on their discomfort, or simply the trouble of keeping them up. Any slippage may be used as a pretext for further chastisement should you make him wear such stockings to do chores in, forcing him to pay constant attention to them if he is not to earn additional punishment - a most suitable penance for a man who has neglected his hosiery in the past. Out and about, the fear that his stockings might fall down around his knees puts a man in an even worse predicament, given the obvious difficulty he'll have adjusting them discreetly.
Although suspender tights may sound like a contradiction in terms, they're actually an interesting compromise between pantyhose and stockings - quite different to hold-ups, but just as effective for the male wearer. Unlike regular tights, in which the crotch is completely enclosed, the top of a pair of suspender tights resembles traditional stockings and suspenders - at least, from a distance. Closer up, it may be seen that the "suspenders" are merely an extension of the lace tops of the "stockings", joining together to form a waistband like that of regular pantyhose, albeit rather less deep. Despite appearances, the whole thing is actually just a pair of tights with some very cleverly placed holes - but sexier and more convenient to boot.
Purist may complain, but suspender tights make an exciting alternative to both traditional stockings in the bedroom and pantyhose for the purposes of lingerie discipline. Allowing unimpeded access to the wearers crotch, they're better suited for playing around in than pantyhose, whilst also avoiding any inconvenience when going about more mundane business. Suspender tights are invisible under most trousers, lacking any bumps to give them away - being made of thinner material than panties, there's practically no risk of an outline showing through unless your husband's trousers are horrendously inappropriate. Despite their greater convenience, they nevertheless retain much of the psychological significance of wearing real stockings and suspenders - embarrassing for a man to be caught wearing yet sexy and arousing, suspender tights are more than feminine enough to work their magic on your husband, no matter where he wears them.
Genuine suspender tights aren't commonly found in many high street shops, but are readily available from online suppliers. A degree of caution is required to avoid faux suspender pantyhose that merely gives the impression of having holes as a result of blending nude and black nylon - although this can be entertaining in its own right, it's functionally no different to any other pantyhose. Even with the genuine article, it's best to regard it as being similar to regular pantyhose in so far as its elasticity around the hips, lacking the firmer embrace of a proper garter belt. Consequently, if your husband has problems with normal tights in so far as sizing or slipping is concerned, the suspender variety sadly won't be much different. Moreover, unlike a genuine suspender belt, the faux suspenders of such tights can't be adjusted in any way, and often aren't terribly convincing. They're also more challenging to put on that regular pantyhose, the suspenders easily getting twisted, which makes having your husband put them on under while you chastise him an interesting punishment in and of itself!
Whatever kind of hosiery you choose to have your husband wear, it's sure to be available in a bewildering variety of different styles. From warm and woolly opaque tights for winter wear to stockings so sheer they're barely visible, the range is practically endless, offering choices between fully fashioned and seamless stockings, saucy fishnets and control top pantyhose - even leopard skin prints and floral designs. It's easy to see why some men are so entranced by ladies hosiery when you consider the panoply of choice available, especially when compared to the dull mundanity of men's socks, which might be considered daring if they sport a team's colours or a popular cartoon character.
Even plain, everyday tights come in a surprising range of colours - not just black and brown, but barely black, charcoal, jet, cocoa, hazelnut and gentle brown, to name but a few of the more common varieties. There's no reason why you have to limit your husband's hosiery to such conservative shades, however - since no-one else need ever know, you can easily have him wear something more unusual, either occasionally or more regularly. Red is an outlandish colour that only the most daring of women would consider wearing in public, conjuring up provocative images of a scarlet woman - especially for fishnets combined with a raunchy garter belt. White, on the other hand, tends to be associated more with the beautiful innocence of a virginal bride or the knee high socks of a schoolgirl's uniform, yet is just as fitting for the lingerie drawer of a feminized husband, alongside snow white panties. Then there's soft pink, hot pink, navy blue and baby blue, let alone rainbow stripes!
Certain styles also have particular connotations that go well beyond the realms of mere fashion. The association of fishnet stockings with the burlesque tends to imbue their wearer with a certain air of promiscuity in the eyes of many men, something which can be turned to good advantage when your husband is the one wearing them for you. Such assumptions on his part may be quite wrong - after all, fishnets can be worn quite stylishly - but that doesn't mean you can't exploit them in order to turn your husband on, or conversely, to teach him the error of his ways. The thought of being exposed in such provocative hosiery is sure to keep a man on the straight and narrow, sure to be regarded as even worse than being caught wearing regular pantyhose, however irrational that may be. As such, they're a great way of upping the ante psychologically.
Fencenets, also known rather delightfully as "whale nets", are the big sister of fishnets, having a still wider knit. Sharing the raunchy associations of their smaller twin, they're fundamentally a fashion statement that provide no protection from the cold unless worn on top of other hosiery. Nevertheless, the wider spacing of their mesh offers a unique tactile sensation, quite distinct from regular hosiery or even fishnets, thanks to their elastic pressure being concentrated onto a few individual strands rather than a more diffuse embrace. Regardless of whether you'd ever consider such a style for your regular wardrobe, they're well worth trying once yourself before passing on to your husband, just so you know what they feel like - they're like nothing else.
For a more traditional look, why not have your husband wear a pair of fully fashioned stockings? Many older gentlemen will have fond memories of this classic style, which features a prominent seam up the back of each legs. It's sure to bring to mind the submissive and yet sophisticated secretaries of days gone by, imposing a similar mindset upon even a modern man. To prevent him from getting too lost in nostalgic reminiscences, insist that his own seams are kept perfectly straight, something he'll find harder than he might imagine should his stockings be subject to frequent, exacting inspections. Not only does this reinforce his discipline by drawing attention to what he is being made to wear, it also serves to teach him of the careful attention for detail that society expects women to pay to their appearance - a valuable lesson for any man!
Lace topped stockings are the icing on the cake when compared to more utilitarian styles, a perfect accompaniment to frilly lingerie. Both hold-ups and regular stockings are available with such embellishment, and there are even designs of pantyhose that feature faux lace tops. As well as adding a touch of luxury to your husband's hosiery, having him wear such stockings with a short skirt provides the opportunity to teach him about feminine modesty and the need to keep his stocking top hidden, no matter whether he's sitting down or bending over. Even under more conventional male attire, lace topped stockings are an easy way to enhance his feminization, helping him feel more girly without the need for any additional garments. Taking this one stage further, there are even stockings with bows and ribbons on them, which are sure to make his legs look ever so cute - the antithesis of an overly macho brute.
Because of its delicate nature, hosiery is harder to introduce while fooling around in the bedroom than other lingerie. In the heat of the moment, it's easy to strap your husband into a bra or pull a pair of panties up his legs, but putting him in pantyhose or stockings requires a little more attention - the extra care needed to get his nylons right without inadvertently snagging them can result in a loss of steam, so to speak. That's not to say that you can't introduce hosiery in a sexual context, of course, but it does need to be done in a more deliberate manner rather than simply being a spur of the moment impulse. Ideally, you'll want your husband in hosiery before he gets too excited (and, if he's doing his job properly, before you do too), whilst still being aroused enough to be amenable to dressing up. That can prove a delicate balancing act.
One approach is to exploit the weakness that most men have for stockings and suspenders, wearing these yourself as a prelude to having your husband wear similar hosiery for you. Discovering that you're wearing such exciting attire is sure to arouse him, such that many women don stockings and suspenders simply to take advantage of how their husband naturally responds to them. For the purposes of erotic feminization, however, you'll want to draw your husband's attention to your first-hand experience of wearing them, emphasising how sexy they make you feel - the sublime sensation of smooth nylon stretching across your skin, the caress of lace and the pull of the elastic suspenders coming together to really turn you on. Don't just stop there, but take the time to explore your hosiery from your husband's perspective too - encourage him to rub against your stocking clad legs and describe how that makes him feel, putting words into his mouth if he finds it difficult to articulate his enthusiasm more clearly than the obvious physical reaction.
Not only will this reinforce any pre-existing penchant for such sexy garments, it also suggests to your husband that wearing them is far from one-sided in terms of pleasure - you're not just wearing stockings and suspenders for him, but for yourself too. Although he's sure to be aroused by the sight and feel of your sensuous hosiery, you're also benefiting from wearing them as well - feeling sexy and erotic yourself, quite apart from enjoying the effect they have on your husband. It's an experience that comes only from wearing stockings, not just from seeing someone else in them. When coupled with the unique tactile sensation that comes from being clad in such nylons, something which can only be partially appreciated from the outside, it's easy to suggest to your husband that he's only seeing half the story with regards to the pleasures of stockings and suspenders. However arousing his half may be, there's much more to them.
Once the idea has been raised that your husband is missing out by not also wearing something that makes you both feel so sexy and aroused, it's time to turn things around and suggest he does precisely that. You can tell him that you've read it feels twice as good if you're both wearing stockings, and help him into a pair as part of a sexy game. It's just as easy to have him wear pantyhose too, although, unless they're crotchless, tights can be be a little awkward for a man once you've got his attention - something he can be teased mercilessly about! Regardless of what hosiery he's wearing, your husband is sure to become aroused in such an erotic situation, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't draw attention to his evident reaction. "You must really like wearing those stockings", you can tell him, whilst arousing him further, "and they really turn me on too. Do you like seeing me in mine?". How could he say no?
If your husband is particularly taken by the thought of you wearing stockings and suspenders, perhaps even pestering you to do so, an interesting approach is to adopt an "I will if you will" attitude. This works best if you don them yourself first, then insist that your husband does the same - particularly if he wants to play. His arousal at seeing you so sexily attired, coupled with a natural sense of wanting to fulfil his side of the bargain, should hopefully overcome any initial reluctance on his part. If it doesn't and you're unable to win him round with a little persuasion, gently express your disappointment and leave to get changed into something else - ideally something shapeless and unflattering, such as a pair of tracksuit bottoms. Worn on top of stockings, they can be easily removed if your husband changes his mind. If not, simply present him with other opportunities to wear hosiery for you - it shouldn't take too long before he finally yields to temptation!
Although having your husband wear hosiery is best suited to the bedroom to begin with, it needn't be restricted to there for very long - as with the other garments discussed in this book, a steady progression will soon see him wearing nylons wherever and whenever you'd like him to, even graduating from stockings and suspenders to more practical pantyhose if you prefer. Over time, you'll want to undo any association between what you wear and what he does whilst slowly extending the amount of time your husband finds himself wearing hosiery, until ultimately he's doing so regularly without any expectation of being rewarded - except, perhaps, for the occasional treat. Of course, some women have no problem wearing stockings all the time, and if you're one of them, you'll find the attention you get from your husband as a result is well worth discarding other legwear for - quite apart from the additional benefits to be derived from any resulting erotic feminization or lingerie discipline!
If you would prefer to introduce your husband to hosiery in a less erotic context, why not take advantage of a pair of snagged nylons and have him buy replacements for you? As we saw earlier, pantyhose is practically a commodity these days, available from a wide range of places including supermarkets. If your husband is already going out for a pint of milk and a loaf of bread, simply ask him to pick up some pantyhose for you while he's there. Although another item on a shopping list shouldn't be that big a deal, having to buy hosiery is something that many men balk at - especially if you're a little picky about the kind you're after. Even the slightest hint of embarrassment on your husband's part will allow you to introduce the idea of using hosiery for lingerie discipline, let alone an outright refusal. "Are you worried people will think they're for you?", you can tease him, showing mock exasperation at his reluctance to do such a very small thing for you. "You'd look ever so sexy in them. Besides, you wouldn't be getting up to any mischief if I made you wear pantyhose". Whether he ultimately buys them for you or not, the seeds have been sown - it won't be long before your husband finds his own legs clad in nylon.
If you're looking to have your husband wear lingerie in public, you'll find that hosiery comes a close second to panties with regards to how easily it may be kept hidden from those around him. From a practical point of view, there's no reason why your husband can't wear whatever takes your fancy whenever you'd like him to, so long as it stays suitably covered. After all, it's impossible to tell the difference between ordinary black tights and the most garish of fluorescent pink fishnets when they're worn under trousers and socks - however much the wearer might be conscious of the difference! So long as your husband keeps his trousers up, there are just three ways in which his hosiery can reveal itself, all of which are easily avoided with a little attention on his part.
With all the paraphernalia a modern man tends to carry around in his pockets and the additional folds of fabric from a tucked in shirt, not to mention the thicker material that trousers are generally cut from, suspender bumps are far less of a problem than those caused by a bra's strap adjusters. Consequently, you'll find that your husband can almost certainly wear stockings and suspenders underneath his regular trousers without any cause for alarm - there's simply too much else going on down there to attract undue attention. Nevertheless, thin summer trousers made of light coloured, lightweight material and skin-tight jeans with a tendency to be pulled taut should be eschewed in favour of thicker, looser choices, preferably in a darker colour unless you purposely want to make your husband's hosiery difficult for him.
Fortunately, this is easily achieved so long as he ensures that his shirt is kept properly tucked in at all times, as well as wearing a belt that is tight enough to prevent his trousers from drooping. Such simple precautions should pose no problem if your husband is used to working in an office environment, coming as a matter of course to a well groomed man. If, however, he is of a more slovenly disposition, the discipline imposed by his desire to keep his hosiery hidden will work wonders for his appearance!
If you would prefer your husband not to have to wear both socks and stockings, an alternative approach is to have him wear hosiery that's more easily mistaken for its male counterpart. Opaque stockings or tights are an obvious choice for this, being practically indistinguishable from thin socks even at relatively close quarters. Nude or flesh coloured hosiery is another option, although you'll want to ensure that the resulting compression of leg hair doesn't give him away, something that will depend very much on the thickness and colour of the hair in question. Although nude stockings may be less attractive than more colourful alternatives, that doesn't preclude them from having deep lace tops or being worn with a saucy set of suspenders, giving it a certain vintage sex appeal of its very own. Moreover, even the plainest of nude pantyhose exerts a discipline effect upon the man who finds himself wearing it under his trousers!
Provided your husband pays a little attention to keeping his hosiery hidden, no-one other than the two of you need ever know just how far up his legs his stockings go! Of course, there's no reason why you can't make things somewhat harder for him, whether for the purposes of lingerie punishment or simply to liven things up a little. For instance, a man's ankles are generally not something that people look at all that often, particularly not when they're standing up, so why not put your husband in sheer stockings without any socks and take him shopping? So long as his trousers are of a reasonable length, it's unlikely that anyone will ever notice what he's wearing underneath, but the possibility that they might is sure to keep him on edge - particularly when you stop for coffee and he has to sit down. It would be cruel and unreasonable to expect your husband to go to work in such a vulnerable state, but the anonymity of a shopping centre is quite a different matter, providing an ideal opportunity to remind your husband of his place or merely to tease him.
Around the house, your husband can wear his hosiery much more openly if you prefer. A popular fashion among many younger women these days is to wear tights under a pair of shorts, often incredibly short, tight shorts, allowing them to show off their legs without the inherent dangers of wearing a skirt of similar length. Having your husband do the same will make it impossible for him to ignore his hosiery, especially if you choose to remind him from time to time by rubbing a hand across his exposed nylons. A skirt is similarly effective, but also allows your hand to explore further should you so desire - whether as a prelude to a naughty night in together, or to deliver a punishment spanking. Either way, you can be sure he won't be leaving the house in a hurry!
Hosiery is by far the most delicate of all the garments you might use for erotic feminization or lingerie discipline. Any women who wears hosiery herself will know from bitter experience the ease with which a pair of pantyhose or stockings can be spoilt by nothing more than a careless fingernail, sometimes even before they've been worn. Even the thickest of hosiery can be prone to running should it snag against something sharp, resulting in a pair of ruined tights or, at the very least, a spare stocking without its matching twin. The rough, clumsy fingers of a man who is not used to handling such delicate attire can only exacerbate this problem, leading to undesirable tension should he put his nails through yet another pair of new stockings - whether yours or his!
While other lingerie may be expected to provide years of useful service, such that you're more likely to buy your husband new panties or bras in order to extend his feminine wardrobe rather than because old ones have worn out, his hosiery must be replaced on a much more regular basis - just as you would expect to have to do so with your own. It's worth bearing this in mind if you're looking to feminize your husband on a budget - although a few pairs of everyday panties or a dressing-up bra will see him set for quite a while, his hosiery has a rather more limited lifetime and thus can be more expensive in the long run. Whether he'll be fooling around in stockings in the bedroom or expected to wear pantyhose to work, sooner or later his nylons will snag on something, whereas he'll really have to go out of his way in order to damage his panties or bra. Fortunately, there are some simple rules to get the most out of your husband's hosiery:
Some brands of hosiery market themselves as being more resistant to runs, incorporating reinforced areas, special weaves or fabric blends in order to stop snags spreading. It's well worth spending a little extra in order to extend the life of your husband's nylons, although expensive brand names don't necessarily equate with quality in this regard - more generic hosiery can often be just as good, if not better, at a fraction of the price. Obviously, luxury designer labels that put the emphasis on style rather than substance should be considered a no-no until after your husband has been properly trained in how to look after their cheaper cousins, if at all!
If your husband has no particular penchant for pantyhose, having him wear stockings has the added benefit that they come in twos, allowing you to buy several matching pairs at a time. Should one stocking be snagged, it may be discarded and its twin kept to one side for the next time an odd one comes along - at which point you have an extra pair!
Fingernails aren't the only source of runs. Rough edges and surfaces can also snag stockings - the splintered underside of a kitchen table, for instance, might go completely unnoticed by a man until he himself is caught by it! Under trousers, such things are rather less of a problem than they might be if your husband was wearing a skirt, but that doesn't mean he can be complacent about them - a proactive approach to household maintenance is called for. Even your jewellery may be problematic if you wear it whilst fooling around in nylons together, but by keeping track of what snags your husband's hosiery and learning from experience, you can keep such problems down to a minimum
An interesting approach is to insist that your husband replaces any damaged hosiery in person, paying from his own pocket for his new nylons. Not only does this impose a financial penalty each time he fails to look after his stockings, it also requires him to endure the psychological challenges of purchasing ladies hosiery in public - all the more so if he is made to buy pantyhose by itself rather than as part of a more generic transaction. Whilst it is unlikely that anyone remotely cares about your husband's purchases, his natural fear of public shame and embarrassment will provide ample incentive to avoid such a situation occurring again in the future. You can accompany him throughout, watch from a distance if you prefer, or simply send him out by himself - his new pantyhose will provide all the proof of compliance that you need.
While it's natural to want to discard laddered nylons immediately, there's absolutely no need to do so as far as your husband's hosiery is concerned. Although unblemished stockings are infinitely more pleasing to the eye, it's only when his legs are exposed that they need to look their best - otherwise it's perfectly possible for him to get away with wearing something slightly tattier, safely hidden underneath his trousers. Indeed, even in the bedroom, there are benefits from the somewhat trashy look they impart, allowing you to tease your husband about what a tart he must be to wear them - treatment that can really turn some men on.
All kinds of hosiery look better on top of bare skin, but sadly male legs are naturally hairier than their female counterpart - often very much so! While it's perfectly possible for even the shaggiest of men to benefit from wearing nylons for the purposes of erotic feminization or lingerie discipline, looking and feeling more feminine despite their masculine fur, the effects of putting your husband in pantyhose or stockings are greatly magnified by having him shave his legs - as should be evident from the photographs throughout this chapter. Hairless legs look far more feminine than hairy ones even without any hosiery, but cover them in nylon and they'll look even more so - your husband's stockings serving to enhance his legs by camouflaging any imperfections, but conversely, his hairless legs emphasising the femininity of his hosiery in a mutual reinforcing arrangement.
Moreover, bare legs feel quite different to a man who has grown used to his body hair. Even with regular men's trousers, the sense of vulnerability that having clean shaven legs engenders can be quite overwhelming, reminding him of his nakedness whenever their fabric rubs against his exposed skin. Add a pair of nylons to the mix, and you can guarantee your husband will know just how feminine his legs are - even when they're completely covered up. In colder weather, he'll even appreciate the practical benefits of wearing hosiery more, his lack of leg hair helping him understand why women choose to wear thicker pantyhose in the winter. Having your husband shave is legs is consequently of great benefit as far as lingerie discipline is concerned - especially since he can't do anything to make his hair grow back any quicker. Unlike stockings and pantyhose, which can be taken off at a whim, shaved legs stay with him.
Making your husband shave his legs is therefore a great punishment if he's tried to cheat on his lingerie discipline by not wearing his hosiery when he should. If he can't keep his word as far as wearing stockings or pantyhose is concerned, then you'll have to make his legs more feminine in a way that not only encourages him to keep his hosiery on, but can't easily be undone the moment he leaves the house. It can be just as difficult for a man to explain why his legs are shaved to anyone who happens to notice them as is to admit to being made to wear stockings and suspenders by his wife, ensuring that your husband won't be dropping his trousers in front of any other woman! Insisting that he shaves his legs is an undeniable way of marking your territory.
Nevertheless, helping your husband remove his leg hair can be an intensely erotic experience. Whether you choose to lather him up in the bathroom before insisting he remains perfectly still as you carefully run a razor gently over his legs, or cover them in sweet swelling depilatory cream as you whisper naughty nothings into his ear about how delicious he'll look once his legs are as smooth as yours, you'll find your husband becomes surprisingly aroused by proceedings. There's something very special about performing such an intimate activity together, especially one that's so submissive for your husband - by placing himself in a very vulnerable position, he implicitly acknowledges your authority over the situation. Indeed, though he may not realise it at the time, his submission extends long after his hair has disappeared - it will take several weeks for it to grow back fully, even if he doesn't shave it again.
If you appreciate the effect that having your husband hairless has on both his appearance and attitude, you may decide that you wish to keep him clean shaven quasi-permanently. Unfortunately, shaving his legs is something that needs to be repeated on a regular basis if they're to remain looking their best. However exciting doing it together may be occasionally, you may not wish to shave your husband as often as his regrowth requires, but that doesn't mean he has to be hairy! Just as most men look after their facial hair as part of their everyday grooming, a husband who wears hosiery can be expected to keep his legs suitably smooth without any further effort from yourself - doing so won't add too much time to his bathroom routine when done so regularly. Alternatively, you can consider less frequent epilation or waxing for him - painful enough to be best suited to being a punishment to begin with, but ultimately acceptable as a routine part of his personal grooming.
In passing, it's worth noting that your husband's legs aren't the only part of his body that can be kept hairless - as we'll see in the next chapter, shaving his chest and armpits can do wonders for wearing a bra, whereas tidying up his pubic region will improve the look of panties, especially skimpy thongs. You don't have to remove any of his body hair to appreciate the benefits of erotic feminization and lingerie discipline, however, especially not when you're just starting out. A hairless husband is really just the icing on the cake rather than the main course - like everything else we discuss, entirely optional!
Having your husband wear hosiery naturally lends itself to adding further feminine underwear to his wardrobe, whether you're dressing him up in the bedroom or expecting him to wear lingerie to work. If you've already put him in pantyhose, you may have noticed that some of his male underwear isn't best suited to being worn underneath such hosiery, nor is wearing it over his nylons particularly viable. If he isn't already wearing women's panties, his pantyhose provides the perfect opportunity to introduce him to more feminine underwear, which need not be that dissimilar to men's briefs to begin with. The same is also true for stockings, especially those requiring a suspender belt, simply on grounds of aesthetics - a mismatch of male and female garments surrounding a man's most intimate regions looks rather daft, whereas a complementary choice of lingerie is far more appealing, not to mention much more effective.
Many suspender belts have matching panties and bras available, allowing you to easily introduce your husband to all the lingerie a woman would wear, simply by buying them together. There's a surprising power to coordinated lingerie, such that your husband is more likely to consent to wearing it all even if he might otherwise balk at the idea of wearing a bra, especially if you start with the garments he is more familiar with. Sadly, the decline in popularity of traditional stockings means that even the prettiest of bras and panties now rarely come with a suspender belt to match, but in the absence of a properly coordinated choice, a generic black or white garter belt won't look too out of place. Choose black for darker colours, white for lighter ones, in either lace or satin to match the underwear in question. Since many panties and bras are predominantly black or white, the mismatch may be very difficult to notice.
To make your husband's stockings more awkward for him, insist that he wears his suspender belt on top of his panties, rather than underneath them as might seem more natural. When combined with fuller cut panties, this subtle change will require him to unfasten and refasten his suspender clips each and every time he goes to the toilet, reminding him of his lingerie discipline in the process. Whilst any sensible woman would want to avoid such inconvenience, lingerie models invariable go for the more stylish and sophisticated look, however awkward it may be in practice. If you have a lingerie catalogue to hand, why not spend a little time going through it with your husband, pointing out how the models wear their suspenders and suggesting that he does the same? You can later remind him that you want him to keep his stockings up "like those girls in that catalogue you liked" - something that is sure to come to mind every time he struggles to pull down his panties. Doing so serves to educate him that in order to look her best, a woman must often sacrifice convenience.
Quite apart from how he wears a suspender belt, his stockings themselves provide ample opportunity to emphasise just how much effort a woman must put into subtleties often overlooked by men. Having your husband wear a pair of vintage seamed stockings is ideal for this purpose - not only must the seams be perfectly straight, but their lace tops should be level with one another too, with the suspenders of his garter belt arranged symmetrically around his hips, not just when he puts them on, but whenever you choose to inspect them. Should you be feeling playful, fussing with stockings and suspenders is a delightful way of teasing your husband more physically, particularly if he is expected to stand perfectly still while you sort him out. Some men become surprisingly aroused by being manhandled in such a vulnerable position whilst being gently chastised for the slightest of shortcomings, but even if your husband does not, spending time together getting his stockings "just so" helps to reinforce his understanding that he's wearing them for you, as well as bringing you closer as a couple.
Being expected to keep his stockings perfectly straight can prove quite an ordeal for a male maid as he goes about the chores, especially if they have a tendency to slip - something that can be encouraged by loosening his suspender elastic. Requiring constant attention if he is not to suffer the consequences, your husband may find himself in a no-win situation should unnecessary fiddling with his stockings also earn your ire - an ideal set up for punishment, playful or otherwise! Conversely, should slipping suspenders become problematic, it's relatively straightforward to sew their adjusters in place. Suspender belts can also be sewn or even locked closed in a similar manner to bras, something which we'll be discussing in more detail in the next chapter.
In hot weather, having to wear one or more pairs of thick winter pantyhose makes for a most uncomfortable punishment, whether worn around the house or to work under regular summer trousers. Your husband's colleagues need never know why he is sweating so much, but you can be sure that he won't forget what he's wearing - nor the reasons for having to do so. Although it is difficult to prevent him from taking off such pantyhose, there's no mistaking the difference between hosiery which has been worn all day and that which has been removed as soon he's left the house - even hosiery better suited to the weather will absorb sweat and odours, making it simple to tell whether your husband has been true to his word or not. He won't want to shirk his punishment pantyhose, let alone a more reasonable choice, when doing so results in being made to wear lingerie that's much harder than hosiery to keep hidden. Replacing a sensible suspender belt with much sterner foundation wear for supporting his stockings is ideal in this regard - a girdle, basque or even a corset.
When most men picture nylon clad legs, their imagination invariably lead them in other directions. There should be no need to explain why their fantasies might travel up a woman's body, the appeal of panties and, more importantly, their contents being self-evident, but ask any red blooded male to turn his thoughts to the other end of the stereotypical stockings and suspenders and you'll find he has stiletto heels in mind - the higher, the better! That's because such impractical footwear accentuates a woman's femininity, not only making her taller but pushing her bosom forward and her buttocks backward too. Moreover, their connotations are supremely sexy, however paradoxical they may be - from helpless and vulnerable on the one hand to powerful and dominant on the other. Small wonder that some men have a particular fetish for such shoes but even those that don't can't help but be instinctively affected by them.
Combining stockings and suspenders with a pair of dangerously high stiletto heels is a sure way of turning your husband on when you're the one wearing them, but the potential of such footwear doesn't stop there. Having him wear high heels of his very own is superbly suited to lingerie discipline around the house, leaving him utterly helpless as he attempts to take his first tottering steps in them. However experienced he may ultimately become at walking in them, that initial sense of vulnerability is sure to remain with him, imposing a submissive state of mind whenever he dons such feminine footwear. After all, a man wearing high heels is clearly and unambiguously feminized, no matter what else he may be wearing - even with a suit and tie, such shoes give the game away, let alone with skirt and stockings. Their presence can't be denied - neither explained away to anyone who happens to see them, nor ignored by the wearer himself, as he'll need to acknowledge their presence with every step he takes. As such, they form a firm foundation for feminizing him further - however unstable your husband's gait may actually be in them!
Even for playing around in, your husband is likely to need heels of his own - shoes are far less forgiving than other clothing when it comes to sizing, and the chances are that his feet are too big to allow him to simply borrow yours. Sadly, you may have difficulty finding anything suitable from high street shoe shops - while it's always worth looking on the off chance, women's footwear generally stops several sizes smaller than men's. Fortunately, there are a multitude of online suppliers to fill the gap, offering feminine fashions for even the largest of male feet - catering for crossdressers, such shoes are often skewed towards sexier, less practical designs. It's not uncommon to come across stilettos with as high as six inch heels online, something you might be pushed to find in person even in more regular sizes, let alone your husband's.
Such a deadly stereotype is ideally suited to making your husband feel vulnerable and submissive - the higher and narrower the heels are, the more imposing they'll be for him to wear. Those that fasten with straps or buckles are better for the purposes of lingerie discipline than those that simply slip on, making it harder for him to fall out of them - whether accidentally or otherwise. Having to fiddle with awkward fastenings is sure to deter your husband from taking a surreptitious breather from his heels whilst doing the chores - balancing on one foot while he undoes the shoe on the other is challenging enough when he's doing so under your watchful supervision! You may wish to use the height of his heels to reflect your mood, perhaps having him wear three inch ones for play and six inch ones for punishment - as any woman knows, the higher they are, the sooner they'll become tiring. Spending a whole day in such shoes will leave your husband longing to take them off.
Of course, there's no need for your husband to have to wear heels for you to enjoy the benefits of him wearing nylons. Whether you have your husband wear sexy stockings and suspenders in the bedroom, or don more practical pantyhose to work, you'll find that hosiery makes a great addition to his lingerie drawer - no matter what may be in his shoe rack. If you've already got him in panties too, you've pretty much feminized the entire bottom half of his body, which means it's time to look further up. In the next chapter, we'll be looking at possibly the most feminine garment of all and what it can do for his chest.