Cotton Soft Stockings
I wore these cotton soft stockings or holdups by Aristoc. They come in a 10 denier but it felt higher. The matt finish just felt so soft and cottony. The simple tramline top kept everything classy and the silicon backing just held like glue. When I first put them on I thought I might lose feeling in my legs but that settled and I just felt confident that I didn’t have any dropping issues.
Backed up with Laces and Bows
She turned her back and left in a flurry of laces and bows. That’s the effect I would have had if I were a heroine in a novel. These are Gabriella Carla holdups, received from legitup. A stunning looking pair of holdups with a lacey top, block black colour and revealing backs. The pattern of laces and bows had a little sparkle. They were comfortable and my only niggle was the silicon strip wasn’t very sticky. I had to endure quite a bit of cleaning (of the strip) and pulling up (of the stocking). This I think led to the pattern movement so the backs became the sides, if you get my meaning. Always looking for an excuse, because none of my hosiery is bad, they were new – and I had moisturised – so maybe that’s why they became unstuck.
Laziness is not a good virtue
Laziness is not a good virtue. It makes me feel so guilty. I have commited the crime twice with this post!
I have not posted for a few days and it’s not because I haven’t worn tights. It’s due to laziness.
I wore these because they were simple to pick out of storage and due to laziness I haven’t sorted out all the award winners and runner ups I want to re wear because they are my winners and runner ups.
So here are a pair of Primark tramline hold ups. A plain black stocking with a simple tramline silicon top that have been worn before. Bad points. They were too long. I had a lot of bagginess around the knee and ankle and if I stretched them to fit my leg it would mean the stocking top would need to cover my bum. Instead they had to sit as close to my nether regions as possible. Not a good stocking look, they didn’t have that area of bare skin that is a good stocking look. Good bits about them which was how I felt the first time around. The simplicity of the tramlines, clean and straight, very business like. Also the silicon top. It holds! These suckers had staying power.
Diamonds are Forever
Diamonds are forever! Double diamonds today with this pair of diamond net holdups with diamond backseam by Leg Avenue. Again no silicon and so using spandex (is this elastic?) they held up by the power of strangulation.
It’s a day of doubles because as well as cutting off the circulation to my legs the effect was replicated at the toes when they got tangled up in the net.
They should look like the top with a comfortable covering of the toes keeping them neat and tidy but instead they sneakily slipped and the net provided a very efficient tourniquet for all five toes.
Fishnets are always sexy and the diamond backs are super cool, breaking up the mesh pattern creating a more interesting look. They were comfortable, it’s just I don’t like being squashed and getting overheated on another day that started wet and horrible.
As in the case of all my posts, it is not easy to look this good! 😉
It was grey and a bit chilly yesterday when I woke up so saw it as a hosiery wearing day, the rainbow fishnets came out! These are Leg Avenue, rainbow fishnet holdups.
They were a rainbow fine fishnet with a larger black fishnet on top, cleverly constructed into one stocking. They did not have any silicon at the top so I had to rely on pure elastic to hold them up. They did fall a little and because of the elastic thigh high they felt like I was wearing a humongous pair of socks rather than sleek stockings. I would recommend them to anyone if they were going out to party or fancy dress but not really all day wear, unless you were a serious goth.
Oroblu floral ladders
The weather went cold AGAIN last week and I had to break into my secret stash and wear these marvellous holdups. Oroblu, Extase, a “tulle-based lace effect stay-up stockings.” With “a delicate, vertical floral pattern alternates with polka dots.”
They were fantastic. They looked great and they stayed up all day. The pattern is very pretty and with a bit of shuffling, I suppose you could rotate them round and make them seem like you have several different pairs of tights. You know one day the flowers are on the side, the next the ladder, polka dots are there instead.
Charnos Ultra Sheer Holdups
Too warm for tights so wearing these Charnos Ultra Sheer Holdups today. They did what they said on the label. Ultra sheer brilliance. Such a silky, smooth finish, it was hard not to stroke them and to concentrate on work instead.
They were black 10 denier but due to the ssuper sheerness didn’t feel at all thin, flimsy or too delicate. They had reinforced toes
a plain smooth satin band.
Charnos have access to stretchline stay4sure silicon, which indeed stayed4sure. If these holdups were around at the time of the dinosaurs, when the dinosaurs mysteriously disappeared, the fossils found all those years later would still have these holdups intact and in position with their stay4sure technology!
Package from Mayfair!
Package from Mayfair! Followers I have been shopping. I am preparing myself for next year!!
I got this yesterday and opened it to find,
Thoughtfully wrapped to protect my delicates. It was like Christmas day all over!
It seems a shame to not to keep them in this way, I had to rip open all this beautiful packaging to reveal what was inside,
Thank you Mayfair Stockings! I am sure this is the beginning of a fulfilling relationship.