"...Stockings and hold ups for me have never seemed to be a good idea. I - and all the females in my family - have what is affectionately termed "footballers" thighs. They're bulky as most of my exercise of choice requires lots of leg movement (swimming, walking, dancing). What I have found mostly is that it is only once I put them on and stand back up straight that they start rolling, rolling, rolling down the thigh. STAY WHERE I PUT YOU!..."