And hello Vienne Milano! I gotta say I loved my last review on their holdups that I am back in them again! This time it’s a pair which is pretty damn classically sexy; red seams! I love doing coloured seams; there’s something about them that I think just looks absolutely stunning.
Now I have to apologise as my camera was not working at all today, so I had to resort to my phone to take these images so they won’t be as good as they normally would!
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Materials: 84% Nylon, 16% Spandex
I kept it really basic with my outfit today as I wanted to seams to be my little statement piece today. I wore my black dress paired with killer heels and simple drop earrings.
Holdups: Vienne Milano
From The Website: Featuring an intricate red back seam, ALBA are fabulously sexy stockings with a sultry flair. This celebrated vintage style will give you a retro, pin-up look.
Floral lace band
Intricate back seam
Invisible reinforced toe
|Other Available Color(s)||Black/Black, Black/Nude|
|Band Type||Floral Lace|
|Band Height||3.5 inches|
|Materials||84% Nylon, 16% Spandex|
|Collection||Signature Spring/Bridal 2017|
Getting Them On: yep this is happening once again; I am in a large pair hoping to God this is gonna fit me as I gotta be in these all day at work! I wore my hosiery gloves to get them on, taking care over the anklets. Once you get the line up from the heel right, then you’re fine to roll these up the leg with minimal issues.
I found both legs to be fine sliding up and there was hardly any adjustments to be made with lining up the seams 🙂
On The Legs: now as I am using my phone camera I tried to take the images the best as I can.
The denier is 15, however I thought these looked around 20 to begin with. It’s only until I went on the website to find out!
The fit of these – to my amazement – were perfect on my legs. I thought they were gonna be so baggy, wrinkle a lot … the lot. But actually these are so elasticated that they hugged the legs so well and the band on these are amazing! I am seriously surprised that there isn’t a lot of difference in sizing here. I have done a small before in Vienne Milano and they were perfect, so I did wonder if these actually fit. I even had to contact the team to make sure as I didn’t want to do a bad review if the size was going to be a massive issue!
The feel of them are super soft, and pretty smooth on the legs too. They make the legs look so good with that semi-matte finish they have going on.
The backseam is one that works right from the toes all the way to the band, stopping around a millimetre away. You will see what I mean further down the review. I do love the seam as it’s one that isn’t sewn into the holdups but an added piece which pops out.
The Toes & Ankle: so the toes have a strip where the denier is a lot lighter, which means you could potentially wear peep toes or sandals with a toe strap across them. It then works into the 15 denier after.
As you can see from the images below, the backseam starts from the tip of the toe seam, which can be annoying as you can feel this under your feet but you get used to it and it does flatten down after a while, so it stops digging in so much.
Around the ankles, these are a lovely smooth finish.
The Band: the band is a good one for sure. I really has to prise it from itself, which took a few minutes to do. They hold up so well too, and I put them to the test with taking them off multiple times to see how they would be with skin contact after.
They did their job well I must say. And the fact you can sit these higher up the thigh rather than mid really does help too with those shorter skirts and dresses!
I am loving the floral design work on these as well!
Juts dreamy is what comes to my head. I love how they are just a classic pair with the additional red seam which completely transforms them from boring to YES SONI!
I love the fit and feel of them, even though they are 2 sizes larger than what I normally wear. This just means that they have some amazing elastane in them!