In this article, we are going to look at fashion in China, Japan, and Korea and specifically stockings and showing stocking tops.
In the West, depending on the social situation, showing stocking tops can sometimes be regarded as a little taboo or exhibitionist. We have an article discussing this here: Is It OK to Show Your Stocking Tops in the UK?
However, in China, Korea, and Japan, they are often regarded more as a fashion item, and showing them off is nothing to be frowned upon.
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A point of language clarity for US and non-British readers: in British English when we refer to stockings, we mean either stockings that are held up with a garter (suspender) belt or hold-up stockings (what are often called thigh highs or stay-ups overseas).