Falke · Hosiery

Falke Seidenglatt 15 Stay Ups

Feeling like a little Hellbunny today. I do love a vintage-inspired look, and today I am going just for that for no reason. I wanted to glam up, especially when I have a great pair of deep lace holdups to review.

This pair was gifted from my Amazon Wishlist.

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: 8.5 – 9

Denier: 15

Materials: 86% Polyamide, 14% Elastane

Price: £21.99

Website: Amazon – FALKE Women’s Seidenglatt Stay Ups Ultra Sheer 15 Denier Black Natural Red White Ladies Natural Extra Transparent Hold-Up Stockings Plain Pattern Slightly Shiny For Summer 1 Pair

My Outfit

Keeping it as vintage and playful as possible, I went with a swing dress paired with my pom pom peep toe heels. You can always add a coloured heel to make your outfit, however I wanted to bring out the cute heel with this dress!

My Deets

Dress: Independent Brand

Holdups: Falke

Heels: Nio Nio

The Review

From The Website: PRODUCT INFORMATION: These elegant, sheer FALKE stay-ups with an improved, even knit structure ensure a silky feel on the skin. The non-slip silicone coating and the lightly reinforced, non-laddering toe and soft seam ensure the highest level of comfort. ABOUT THE BRAND: FALKE is a family-run premium German brand, with a long experience in manufacturing modern clothing accessories designed to match the lifestyle, the personal culture and the needs of each individual. Since 1895 they have 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. FALKE is dedicated to developing stylish fashion for modern people, in the highest quality and with the demand for perfection. We have been working on this day after day, full of passion – for 125 years.

Single pack of ultra sheer hold-ups for women made of a soft nylon kind to the skin; 15 denier; plain sligthly shiny pattern; give your legs a natural look; available in black, white, red and tan, in size S to L, in UK shoe size 2.5 to 8
Transparent thin stay-up with feminine floral lace; stays on the leg, non-slip thanks silicone coating; does not require suspenders; non-laddering toe; soft seam; seamless on leg; great with short dresses and skirts, with an elegant dress, to wear at work
86% Polyamide, 14% Elastane
Machine Wash
Seidenglatt Floral Lace 15 DEN W STU
Sexy hold-up stockings in a fine mesh structure; maximum comfort thanks to the perfect Falke fit; great shape and colour retention even after repeated washing; these nylon fine stay-ups can be washed at 30°C on a gentle delicates cycle for lingerie
Material composition: 86% Polyamide, 14% Elastane
Model number for the FALKE women’s Seidenglatt stay ups: 41590; available in sizes: 8.5-9 (S Ι UK shoe 2.5-4), 9.5-10 (M Ι UK shoe 5-5.5), 10.5-11 (L Ι UK shoe 6.5-8)
Unique Falke quality: we have the highest standards for what protects and warms your body. Falke: traditional company and highest quality since 1895

The Packaging

Getting Them On: being delicate is key here. I always take care when handling Falke holdups and stockings, because they always seem to be ultra delicate. I did my scrunch and roll carefully wearing hosiery gloves, taking care going over my anklets. I then rolled them up gently and placed them higher up the thigh.

On The Legs: for a 15 denier pair, these are looking pretty damn good! I love how these actually make my legs look a little slimmer – this is what great hosiery can do for you!

The quality – beautiful! I love this pair, along with my other Falke pairs I have tried and tested previously. The quality never fails me, and I love Falke for this. These didn’t snag or rip once, which is always a bonus in my eyes. As long as you take care in them, they will take care of you.

The fit is brilliant. The best part is that I did not have to tug them up the legs to sit them higher up the thigh. They naturally chose to sit there and I was not complaining. I would advise making sure you check your size before ordering, and go one size up if you need to. I had plenty of stretch in mine to make them sit higher up the leg.

The feel of them were lovely. They were silky smooth, so my dress just brushed against them rather than rubbing against. They were a great pair to be in without any issues or skin irritation.

The Toes & Ankle: these come with super cute reinforced toes to them. To the point they only cover the toenails. I like this concept so the reinforcement doesn’t show when wearing whatever footwear you choose, however I feel it could be a little bigger so it covers a little more of the toes just for my peace of mind. I like that they cover a small area, however my personal preference is having a little more.

I didn’t feel any pressure on the toes during the day, and these allowed my toes to wiggle in them when needed.

Around the feet and ankles, it’s a smooth finish with no wrinkling.

The Bands: with all this lace, comes 2 silicone bands located at the top of the welt. Now I expected more considering it’s a thick welt, but this is what you get. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad thing as they did their job well and held up without any issues all day long. But it would have been nice and reassuring if it was at least 3 for that extra support.

These lasted well all day, without it peeling away from the skin or rolling down due to loss of tackiness. I was impressed for sure.

I love how much lace coverage is on the thigh too. This is not a pair that would be sitting mid-thigh unless you want the whole lace welt exposed. I like that you have a good length of sheer nylon before it becomes intricate with lace. This is one reason why I love deep welt holdups.

My Thoughts?

I am a happy panda for sure. I love this pair, and that welt is to die for. It’s a lovely pair to save for special occasions, or just to wear generally (however you feel!) I would happily recommend!