Falke · Hosiery

FALKE Lunelle Peacock 8D Stay Ups

Can I just say how happy I am to be in this pair! I have been after them for a good while (basically ever since they were released) but I never got round to purchasing them. and then I had an amazing follower gift me them from my Amazon Wishlist for me to review – and here we are!

What grabs my attention is the detailing on the bands and you rarely find something that looks this beautiful when it comes to holdups and stockings!


The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small

Denier: 8

Materials: 61% Polyamide, 39% Elastane

Price: £19.95

Website: Amazon – FALKE Women Lunelle Peacock 8 DEN Stay Ups – Ultra-Sheer, Available in Black, S to L, 1 Pair – Transparent, non-slip, non-laddering design


My Outfit

So smart mode on and we are ready to roll. I teamed up my cold shoulder ruffle top with my suede pencil skirt and added some patent court shoes. I was going to do block heel platform shoe, but then decided against it and went for my courts instead.

My Deets

Top: New Look

Skirt: Primark

Holdups: Falke

Heels: gifted via Amazon

 

 

The Review

From The Website: The FALKE Family tights are especially kind to your skin thanks to the very high cotton content, making them ideal even for sensitive legs. Besides the soft cotton, the wide, comfortable band gives them unbeatable comfort. The perfect FALKE fit and the reinforced stress zones also guarantee optimum durability and make these versatile tights a perfect companion for every day. Since 1895, the FALKE family business has stood for fashionable clothing made from high-quality materials, finished with handcrafted perfection and an eye for detail. Through the influence of new ideas and the long experience our garments arise in extraordinary quality and contemporary design. More than 3,000 employees work every day intending to produce first-class products that delight customers. FALKE manufactures modern clothing accessories designed to match the lifestyle, the personal culture and the needs of each individual.

Ultra transparent stay-ups (8 denier) that lend your legs a soft texture thanks to their elegant shimmer
Beautiful decorative lace with a peacock feather pattern
Non-slip thanks to its silicone coating
Care instructions: machine wash 30°C gentle, do not tumble dry, do not bleach, do not iron, do not dry clean
Material: 61% Polyamide, 39% Elastane

 

The Packaging: is something I always love with Falke. They always have their models doing some amazing pose with their hosiery. The front shows the model wearing the holdups along with the brand name, model name and denier stated, and the back goes into a little more detail about the holdups.

When you get in, you will find them wrapped around card that has instructions on them to help you get your pair on and off so you don’t end up damaging them. The holdups come folded so you have the foot and leg shaping to them.

 

Getting Them On: I took my time using my satin hosiery gloves to get them on, especially over the anklets. I did my scrunch and roll up the legs and then set the bands in place.

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On The Legs: so let’s point out the obvious which you would have seen in the image above. Yep I managed to snag these in a few places today; I am so annoyed that I could do that to a pair of gorgeous holdups! But it happened and luckily they were just small little snags that didn’t become larger throughout the day. Apart from that, the quality on Falke are amazing and really do feel lovely on the legs. I will say these have plenty of stretch in them as well, so they hug all parts with no gapping.

The fit of them are true to size, and I had a nice bit of stretch to them as well, which allowed me to sit them higher on the legs rather than mid-thigh. I would always recommend checking the sizing guide before purchasing.

The feel of them are so soft for a pure matte pair. They were soft and really smooth to touch; both inside and out. However, the downside to matte pairs like this is snagging as it happens a lot more easily than others. But I will say that these look amazing on the legs, and do have that slimming effect.

Before I forget to mention, I did add flash to some images to show you how much of a matte finish they have to them. I found it has very little shine – it would be my legs more than anything shining through them rather than the holdups.

 

The Toes & Ankle: so let’s start off with good news; these have reinforced toes to them! They are ever so slightly a darker shade, but nothing too noticeable when you’re far away! So bring out the open toe shoes and sandals!

The toes have plenty of wiggle room to them, and no pressure is added during the day either. The feet and ankles have a lovely fitted finish with a slight ombre effect going on.

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The Bands: now these bands look absolutely stunning! I love that bold, rich design it has going on and against a matte denier, it looks incredible. I do feel a shiny leg would just be too distracting, so I’m glad they’ve done it this way.

These have a double silicone band to them which sit at the top and look ever so discreet under the design. These hold up so well during the day and do not lose tackiness regardless of how much you pull them from your legs.

I sat my band higher up the leg so you can just slightly see it through my front skirt split, but it’s optional if you wish to sit them lower to really show it off.

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My Thoughts?

I love this pair with a passion, purely for the bands. I do think they look incredible on the legs, but snagging was an issue for me this time round. Otherwise I would happily recommend this pair, as I think the Falke quality is normally brilliant and they make the legs look gorgeous!

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