While stockings are usually used to cover up any imperfections, these Spherical Joint Stockings seem to be used for clearly pointing them out instead.
Sold at Bungaku Furima in Japan, the stockings provide an eerie and sci-fi effect. If you want to look at it in a less creepy way, the Spherical Joint Stockings can also be used to achieve a barbie doll appeal.
These stockings definitely reinvent the use of leggings to cover anything up.
Implications - Modern customers are looking for products that feature an aspect of shock. Items with an otherworldly effect are attractive to those who want to make a statement with their purchases. Companies trying to grow its appeal could focus on this desire for a more shocking aesthetic.