We are super excited as Christmas is coming up and I have some amazing brands coming to the blog this week. I wanted to start off with a classic backseam pair and then work my way through.
This lovely pair was gifted by a good friend of mine, so let me show you what they are like on the legs! I did manage to get hold of a site that currently stock these, so grab a pair whilst you can!
If you haven’t seen my previous reviews, then catch them below (opens in a new tab):
Colour: Black & Red
Materials: 100% Nylon
Website: Gio – Cuban Heel Stockings
Seeing as we are getting into the Christmas spirit, why not dress up in green and red! I paired my wrap dress with my red backseam stockings and then added some statement court shoes to finish off the look.
From The Website: Our classic Cuban heel stockings are defined by a darkened reinforced Heel design finishing in a square top. The Cuban Heel is much thinner and finishes higher up the leg than the Havana Heel. These genuine Fully Fashioned stockings are made from 100% Nylon and are manufactured on original Reading machines in England. They are the perfect way to finish off your look with a touch of the 1950’s. We recommend our Fully Fashioned stockings to be worn with one of our 6 strap suspender belts to enhance the look of the stocking and to ensure a secure fit. These sheer stockings are 15 denier.
The Packaging: if you haven’t come across Gio packaging, this is what it looks like. The model wears a pair on the front and you get a little window on the side too to show the colour. The back goes into a little more detail.
You flip this open to find the pair wrapped around card which is wrapped in thin tissue.
These do come with foot and leg shaping to them, which really does help you line up your seams as you get them on.
Getting Them On: I took my time scrunching these down and rolling them up the legs. I took care going over my anklets and then rolled slwoly to make sure that i get my line up right at the back.
What made it hard was that the stockings are slightly loose on my legs, which means these won’t sit in place for long before they start going skewiff.
On The Legs: these are looking amazing. I love how sheer they once they’re on and with that red backseam; it just adds a little spice. I know it’s a little too sheer for winter, but against a bold dress, I thought this worked really well.
The quality of them are spot on; they are exactly what you expect from a FF pair, and they have been great to me all day long. I made sure that I took care whilst being in them as they can easily snag (I have done this once before).
The fit of them are a little big for me, but I didn’t mind that at all. I love a little wrinkle here and there to show the authenticity of them. They have no elasticity to them as they are pure nylon, so you will need to make sure that you check the sizing guide where you can before placing your order. Apart from that, I loved my pair! The feel of them are just divine; they are so smooth and super soft to touch, to the point I kept rubbing my legs together from time to time every so often.
The backseam worked really well, and I am so glad I didn’t end up in a black and red outfit again this time. I wanted to work with something a little different, and I felt this was it for me. The seam starts from the toes and works right to the bands. I must admit they did move a lot during the day, otherwise it wasn’t a hassle. If you get the right size, this shouldn’t really happen 🙂
The Toes & Ankle: well this is my favourite part as I love the design work on these. You have those lovely thick sole panels that work from the front of the toes to the back, all under the foot and then into the cuban finish. Not only that, you have the red seam working through it all and it just sets it off brilliantly.
These are a little loose around my feet and ankles, so I did experience some wrinkles from time to time during the day. Apart from that, there was not a single issue I experienced.
The Bands: are another favourite part of mine. I will start off by saying as these were a little long for me, I had to scrunch them up a little so they sit just under my tushy rather than trying to go over it. I like to clip it into that hole in the welt which also helps to keep the seams straight too.
Anyways the bands on these are amazing; they gently caress the thighs at the top and they stay put so well. I wore my 6 clasp suspender belt with these so there was minimal movement during the day.
They are lovely and thick. and have such a soft silk finish to them. I do love welts like this;they just scream luxe in every way!