My mom thinks that it won't look right when my FH takes off the garter. It's going to be too hot to wear stockings. I don't think I'm going to put stockings on my daughter either. Maybe lace socks for her.
Can you slip on some thigh-highs when you get to the reception? I doubt you'll be framing any photos of the garter toss so I don't think it's necessary. Why be uncomfortable the entire night for an activity that is only a few minutes? But do what feels right to you. (I've never been a fan of the garter toss so I don't know if stockings are nice for it.)
I'm also an August bride. I won't be wearing stockings. I would be too uncomfortable and likely not. I have a petticoat and shapewear and a long line bra. That's already too many clothes so I'm skipping hosiery.
I haven't seen or worn stockings since the 90s/early 2000s. It used to be the norm that the bride wore stockings and gloves but now they don't. Personally I would think it looked weird if a bride did wear stockings especially for the garter toss. But also, how much leg would any of your guests actually see?
If your FH has any class at all, your guests will hardly see your legs when he removes the garter. Crawling up under the bride's dress is so unnecessary.
Stockings are your choice. You don't have to wear them, besides, if the dress is floor length, who is going to see it? Mine is tea length, but I'm not wearing stockings! I mean, that might change, but I doubt it since they're a huge pain to deal with. Also, nobody will care whether you have Stockings on or not. Well, nobody besides your mom
This is too funny, my sister (also MOH) asked me just a couple days ago if I was wearing them and if she needed to! She thought I was going to try and force her into wearing stockings. As others mentioned, I haven't worn stockings since probably late 90s maybe very early 2000s, and that would have only been because I was required by work when wearing skirts.
Aside from not seeing the need for them, going to the bathroom in your dress is likely going to be challenging enough, especially if you're wearing shapewear that includes full underwear/shorts.
If mom won't give up on it, just forget them the day of the wedding . FWIW I would have thought my daughter had lost her mind if she had worn stockings. Other than tights in the winter, I don't think she's ever worn any.