Well hello ‘What Katie Did’ and welcome to the blog of Soni Panda!
About What Katie Did
“I first discovered seamed stockings in my teens in the late 1980s when there was revival of 1950s style fashion. It wasn’t until the mid 1990s that I found out about Fully Fashioned Stockings. While working at the fetish boutique Skin Two I heard others talk about the fabled ‘Aristoc Harmony Points’ while in the store we used to import ‘Sweet Caroline’ nylons from the US, followed by Eleganti.
When Skin Two decided to focus on their own label, and discontinue stockings I was stuck. How could I afford my beloved Fully Fashioned Stockings? I had a good relationship with the factory so I thought why not set up a website and maybe if I stock the nylons, I’ll actually make enough money to pay for my own stocking habit?
I’m the first to admit that it wasn’t the most ambitious business plan, but it certainly worked!”
– taken from their website
Colour: Nutmeg & Mustard
Materials: 87% nylon, 10% elastane, 3% polyproplene
I don’t know what made me pair my denim shirt dress with these, but it somehow worked. To keep the mustard theme going, I went with my new booties to finish off the look.
I had my hair in 2 pigtails as it was a greaseball day otherwise the hair would have been curled 🙂
Stockings: What Katie Did
Booties: New Look
From The Website: What Katie Did is dedicated to one mission, revive the beauty and femininity of old school stockings. These pin up numbers do a fine job of that too. Each one is a faithful recreation of a stunning type of design from legwear’s past, but with a modern twist. The addition of a mustard yellow colour scheme and nutmeg leg gives this a new and refreshing take on an old favourite.
* 15 denier
* Point heel
* Deep welt
* Full contrast
* Vibrant seam
* 87% Nylon
* 10% Elastane
* 3% Polypropylene
The Packaging: so the packaging is pretty basic, with the hosiery on full view at the front. The back goes into slightly more detail, and the nice finishing touch is the inner card which tells you how to look after your hosiery. I feel like a lot more companies should have this feature to them.
As you get in, I ended up ripping the packaging as I had trouble getting in, but these are horizontally folded so you can see the foot and leg shaping. This helps to get the backseam right as soon as you scrunch them down and roll them up.
Getting Them On: now I gotta say these are pretty stretchy on the legs, so the point these sit quite high on me – literally just under the tushy. But then again these are S/M, so they gotta hey?
These were fine going over anklets and up the legs doing the scrunch and roll. I have to say that the backseam on the left leg went on perfectly and the right was a pain in my a** as per usual!
On The Legs: oh my god I am loving that yellow! I gotta say depending on the lighting, I would put this down as sunshine yellow rather than mustard. My boots are more of a true mustard colour in comparison ; either way I love the combo! I added a red belt just to add some more colour into the mix – because why not hey?!
The denier was spot on with that nutmeg colour, adding a slight tan to the legs and enhancing the yellow too!
The quality of these are just superb; they treated me so well during the day and no rips or snags were present by the end of the day! I am so impressed!
The fit and feel was pretty much spot on; being S/M this allows some room for those podgy parts of the legs, which I don’t mind to be honest. I love the way they fit as it was just lightly hugging the legs. The feel of them were soft, but not that smooth as they look. It isn’t a bad thing really, but just something to note that looks can be deceiving here 🙂
Seriously though – Yellow is one of my favourite colours, and this right now is my damn heaven! Forget black stockings for a sec and just see how beaut these really are paired with that stunning shine!
The Toes & Ankle: so the toes have a gorgeous dulled down yellow capping leading in a cute sole panel working in the seam. Around the feet I had plenty of wiggle room for the toes, the hosiery sat well, with the right leg slightly twisting itself now and again, so I had to keep setting the seam from the foot a few times.
On the ankles, these sit real nice and flush with my signs of any wrinkles.
The Band: what a band! It’s lovely and thick, with that eye-catching yellow. In the left you see what it looks like with the flash full on, and the right is more day-lighting so there is a difference. These worked well with plastic clasps, so you defo should be good with metal ones for sure.
These are tight or loose on the legs, but work really well with, so you get a lovely fit without no markings left behind on the skin after a full day’s wear.
You would be silly not to get a pair put it that way. I absolutely love them to bits, and will certainly be getting myself some more pairs! I love the way they look, the fit and that damn colour!!