Yup, it's more of a fad though. I grew up in an Asian culture and I always loved those thigh-high stockings. Makes me feel like a Japanese school girl.
My fiance loves net stockings but I haven't worn anything like that yet. It's really a hassle wearing stockings sometimes since it slides down and seems more of an accessory or leg warmer than realizing it feels sexy to wear to most females.
Some feel its inappropriate to wear because they believe that they are not a school girl and they shaved their legs, so they don't want to wear stockings to hide their skin.