In the late spring through early fall -- or if I'm not going out in the cold -- stockings and garters can be fun, but the look doesn't compliment most dresses the way they should and the stockings may stop at a point that's bad for your circulation.
Pattered tights (or bare legs) are my standards. Guys like to guess how far up the pattern ends, lol.
i prefer the tights, especialy those new styles with lace paterns and so on, stockings and garters is what my granny wore and they look awfull but then again, no one can tell unless you lift your skirt right? there are also some tights out there that look like garters but are in fact pantyhose. anyway, 100% for tights and pantyhose for this guy
I find most women will wear stockings for the business world. Say, being a lawyer or an administrator. I think they like the way it looks in the professional sense
Tights are more casual and in fact most jobs won't allow them.