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Leg Avenue Contrast Heart & Bow Cuban Heel Stockings

And back into Leg Avenue we go. It’s been so time since I’ve reviewed this brand as they tend to normally be a ‘one-size fits all’ – which does put me off now and again. However, when I saw these I just had to add them onto the wishlist to try out!

These were originally gifted from Amazon, however they are no longer available to purchase so I have got another link for you all if you wish to get a pair 🙂


The Spec

Colour: Nude / Red

Style: 1111

Size: One Size (UK 6-12)

Denier: Around 20

Materials: 90% Nylon, 10% Elastane

Price: £ 18.95

Website: Essex’ee Legs – Leg Avenue Contrast Heart & Bows Cuban Heel Stockings


My Outfit

Keeping it all funk and simple, I decided to go all wild with colours. I wore my yellow over-sized jumper dress with these and added Timberlands to finish off the look. I decided not to include them in my set of images!

My Deets

Jumper: Pull & Bear

Stockings: Leg Avenue

 

The Review

From The Website: Hearts, bows, Cuban heels perfect for stocking lovers. Team these gorgeous stockings with your favourite garter belt.

Sheer nude leg with contrasting heart and bow seams, stocking tops, Cuban heel, with contrasting colour underneath foot, and finishing at toe. Striking suspender stockings made from the highest quality yarns.

90% Nylon 10% Spandex
Hand wash
Genuine Leg Avenue item LA-1111
Colours: Nude-Black, Nude-Red
One Size: UK 6-12
Height up to 5ft5 inch (165cm), Weight Up to 9 stone (90-160lbs)

 

The Packaging: very simple, but effective though. You’re totally focused on the model wearing them with a mini skirt. The front is very basic, with the back hardly having any info on it. Not a bad thing I suppose, as at the bottom it gets right to the point:

“sheer contrast cuban heel stockings with heart and bow backseam”

 

Getting Them On: when you get them out the packaging, you will find that these are flat packed, so there are no creases to help you line up at the back. I used my gloves for this one to make sure I don’t snag them to begin with! These were easy to roll over anklets too!

So as you’re trying to roll them on, make sure you stand in front of a mirror to do your line up as mine kept going so wonky! I have no idea why as normally I can get them straight on and job done, but with these, I found them to be a little more difficult.

 

 

On The Legs: so the first thing that comes to mind is the shading isn’t right or my legs. They look a little pasty with no colour to them (I mean they’re trying to be generic), but with the flash on, they look fab. I hate it when hosiery does this as you’re not gonna constantly have flashes of light at your legs during the day to keep that gorgeous colour!

The denier is thin, and works really well in terms of being breathable. It gives a lovely light coverage on the legs, which I know a lot of people tend to go for.

The quality is pretty decent too; I didn’t get any snags in these whatsoever which I am dead happy about and they feel good on.

In terms of fit and feel, these are fab. They look great, they feel smooth and soft on the legs and the fit is amazeballs. They sit so well on the legs, so you don’t need to worry about any gapping when you’re all strapped up!

The design is the most cutest thing ever! I love how I got red instead of black to give a bit of colour to the outfit. I know people don’t normally do red with yellow, but I thought it was super playful and worked so well! It works from a sole panel to a cuban heel and then into the backseam. I wasn’t too pleased with the design being slightly bent around the heel, but what can you do hey?

 

The Toes & Ankle: so toes I found to be slightly big. There was plenty of wiggle room and extra material at the sides of my feet as well, which makes it difficult to wear with tight fitted shoes (especially if they’re pointed). Otherwise these (I hope) are reinforced so it gives you that extra support with longer nails.

Around the ankles, these sat really flush against the skin, so I have nothing else to say!

 

The Band: now the band is my favourite. It’s a lovely thin strip band, which the clasps just grab and hold up. I don’t have much to say here apart from they hold up really well – and it’s not suspender belt dependent either as it’s a more thicker material.

 

 

My Thoughts?

Apart from the big toe area, I think these are super cute and a playful pair to invest in. They’re a cute statement pair and the cuban heel can work with so many shoes – it gives that added hint of sexy to the outfit!

The design and quality are also great as well – something that I don’t tend to come across with Leg Avenue, but did this time around 🙂

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