Berkshire Response: These are stockings, therefore a garter belt is required for them to stay up. You may be more interested in Thigh High's which have silicone on the inside that keeps the hose up - these will not require a garter belt. Please check out style 1376 - Berkshire Firm All The Way Thigh High. This style may be closer to what you were expecting.
Erin from Seattle, WA USA
Berkshire Response: Please note - If you were using a garter belt to keep these stockings in place, much care must be taken. These are made of a thin nylon to give them that sheer finish.
Kimberly from Tacoma