American Apparel · Hosiery

American Apparel Sheer Luxe Cut-Out Pantyhose

So let’s try out a pair that I haven’t come across before EVER in my life, to the point I didn’t know something like this existed. I got this pair gifted once again, so let’s get to it.

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American Apparel Sheer Luxe Hold Ups (Black)

The Spec

Colour: Nude

Size: XS/S

Denier: Around 15-20

Materials: Unknown

Price & Website: Unknown

My Outfit

I haven’t worn this dress for a while, and as I wanted to pair up with some statement heels I thought this would work quite nicely. I added small studs to keep the look quite simple, but you can always change to hoops or bigger earrings. Same with the heels; you can always change to court shoes or pumps!

My Deets

Dress: H&M

Tights: American Apparel

Heels: JustFab



The Review

The Packaging: well this is an interesting image I must admit. The front shows the model wearing the pair in black, and the back goes into little detail – there wasn’t any point showing you close up as there isn’t anything relevant.

When you get in, you will find these wrapped around each other with holes where the bum should be. I must admit I laughed so much until I got my head round it.


On The Legs: after getting them on and popping my booty in place, I can finally put my dress down and stop giggling and carry on with my review.

So let me start off with the colour; this is one of those colours where I don’t know if I like it or not. It kinda suits my skin tone a little, but there are times where it shades a paler colour and looks super awkward. I’m not too sure about it to be honest… I also did some images with the flash on so you can see how much it lightens my skin colour.

The quality of these are pretty good; there were no rips or snags lurking around the legs. They also covered my legs pretty well; there was no ombre effect or latches where it was darker. I did have a nice amount of stretch to to them as well, so they hugged the legs well and there was no gapping.

The fit was just right for me; I felt the holdups I could have done with a size larger, but with the tight I felt this was perfect enough. The feel of them were really soft and smooth against the skin. There was no irritation at all and they were fine to be in all day.

I will get to the open butt part a little further down…


The Toes & Ankle: excuse the fact I have no nail varnish on as my toes are having some breathing space for a while…

These did not have reinforced toes to them, so you will have to be careful with long/sharp nails to make sure they don’t start poking holes through like my black pair did. I had plenty of wiggle room for my toes and there was no pressure added around this section.

Around the feet and ankles, it’s a smooth fitted finish.



The Waistband & Gusset: now the bands I thought would be pretty good, but actually they just kept turning over itself so I was left with little bumps here and there. Apart from that, I had plenty of elasticity in the waistband, it didn’t move or shimmy down at any point either and it stays up well. I didn’t find it too tight or loose around the waist either.

The gusset is non-existent as well; it’s just a simple seam so I wouldn’t recommend going commando here people.

Now let me get to the good part that you are all waiting for; the open booty. I gotta say I did not know what to think at first. I thought it would have an open crotch area too, but there was none of that. It literally is where you pop your cheeks through and that’s it. You have a thong bit which sits comfy between your cheeks, but it was super odd I must say. I don’t actually see the purpose of this to be honest; if it’s like a crotchless pair, you get whey they are made like that. But with just 2 cheeks popping out, I have no idea why! Anyways around the open area, it is reinforced so there is no way you could rip or snag these unless you are using some force.



My Thoughts?

A very unusual pair for sure, but one that I am glad I tried out. I don’t see the point of it being open at the back, but hey… Other than that, these were not a bad pair at all. I wasn’t too keen on the colour, but everything else was pretty good in comparison. I would recommend 🙂

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