1. Stockings are usually worn by women. They are also sometimes worn by men in cross-dressing and fetishism. Socks are stockings that are worn below the knee by either sex. Some people are sexually aroused when having sex while wearing stockings.
2. Womens stockings can be nylon, fishnet, of some knitted material in a lace pattern. Stockings are often held up on the legs by a garter belt. Women's stockings are often called hose. When stockings are sewn and attached to women's panties they are called pantyhose. Pantyhose and stockings differ in terms of likes and as a fetish.