Pantyhose are those seductive,  sheer, close-fitting legwear that appeared in the 1960s and provided a convenient alternative to stockings. Stockings (thigh-highs, yes there is a difference) are primarily worn by women for fashion and aesthetics, and sometimes worn by men, and in cross-dressing and fetishism. Stockings are sometimes preferred to pantyhose for a number of reasons, including the perception that stockings, and the associated use of garters, lace, high fashion, appliqué and the exposure of the thigh, are more aesthetically pleasing, or sexually attractive, than pantyhose. Photos by CAT Productions.