Oh Gio how I missed you! I do love this brand, because they just ooze this luxury feel and they make me feel great. I love the whole vintage look and feel they bring no matter what you pair them up with.
I got mine gifted from a beautiful friend of mine, along with a batch of others that I need to plod through 🙂
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Materials: 100% Nylon
Website: UKTights – Gio RHT Stockings
I did want to wear a more swishy dress with these stockings, but as I was feeling the purple I switched it to this piece instead and added a dark purple lip and some stone coloured heels to finish off the look.
Lippy: Mac – Burnt Violet
From The Website: Gio make some of the most authentic and high quality items of legwear in the world, and they are one of the few designers left still making items in England. Now they are expanding their range with even more gorgeous items, namely this RHT stocking, one of their sturdiest and most gorgeous items yet. It is a realistic and authentic recreation of the most classic kind of stocking, and it features the best leap forward in legwear technology too, the RHT. The toes and heel are both reinforced here to create a strong and sturdy item of legwear, one that won’t get ladders or holes around the most wear and tear areas. These are some of Gio’s most sturdy and robust stockings and we absolutely love them.
* 15 denier
* Reinforced heel
* Reinforced toes
* Seamless design
* 100% Nylon
The Packaging: so if you haven’t come across Gio packaging, this is the treat you are in for. The front shows the model wearing a pair, and you can see the colour through the window at the top. The back only goes into slight detail really.
When you get in, you will find these horizontally folded so you get the foot and leg shaping to the hosiery, which is wrapped around card and tissue paper.
Getting Them On: I popped on my hosiery gloves and rolled them up the legs slowly. I took care going over my anklets, and then up the legs from there.
On The Legs: let me start off with the colour as I am dying over it. I love how gorgeous they look on the legs! These can shade slightly differently depending on the lighting, but as I had a bright sunny day today, these were nice and light on the legs.
The quality of these are always great in my eyes, but I found that I snagged these quite a fair bit (more than usual) which I wasn’t too happy about. Luckily they stayed as snags and didn’t develop into anything bigger otherwise I would have been crying!
The fit of these are a little big for me, but I loved them anyways. I would have opted for XS, but I feel they would have sat a lot lower on the legs and I wouldn’t have had a lot of room to move in them. With these, I felt they were great on the legs, I had plenty of room to move and I had the vintage wrinkle touch to them as well around the knees and ankles.
The feel of them are stunning; they are so silky smooth and feel amazing against the skin. As they are 100% nylon, you get that gorgeous feel to them.
The Toes & Ankle: I love a good RHT pair (reinforced toe and heel for those who don’t know) as they look amazing, especially when they’re a darker denier and become a focal piece. These have caps on both toes and heels which cover the designated areas well. The toes have plenty of wiggle room and no pressure is added during the day.
Around the feet and ankles, it can become slightly loose looking if you went one size up (like I did) but I didn’t mind as it wasn’t too drastic. I liked the whole vintage look they had where it encases the legs and has a bit of gapping. I used to despise it before, but now I’ve grown to love it.
The Bands: oh these bands are just gorgeous. I have to say they are only very slightly loose on my thighs, but I really don’t mind as long as I have a good suspender belt on with them. These sat gently on the thighs and were sitting pretty high up instead of mid-thigh.
These have no stretch in them at all, so I would advise that you get the closest size possible or go one up if you’re unsure as these do stretch out but don’t tighten back up once you’ve been in them.
I loved my pair and I would certainly recommend them for sure. The colour is gorgeous, the fit with the wrinkles was right up my street and overall they were a great pair to create statement pieces in.