For me, stockings is probably the only fetish “attribute” I prefer to look at than to wear. While pantyhose cover all your legs upto your waist (or even higher), stockings stop at the thigh level leaving the upper thighs “unprotected”. And I hate when my bare upper thighs move against or simply touch each other.
Stockings with pantyhose (over or under) is OK, though. So is looking at others wearing stockings. See 16 photos below.