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Gabriella Holly Holdups

Now let’s switch it up to some circus-like designs. Don’t ask me why I just thought of that, but as soon as I saw the bows and the glitter dots, I instantly thought of the circus!

Oh my God – I just realised these would have been so good for Halloween!

Soni smacks her palm on her face like an idiot!

Anyways … these were gifted from my Amazon Wishlist once again 🙂

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: 1-2 / X-Small-Small

Denier: 20

Materials: 85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane

Price: £5.49

Website: Amazon – Lovely Patterned Hold Ups Stockings Holly by Gabriella


My Outfit

I wore my grey bodysuit paired with my pencil skirt and added my grey patent heels to finish the look.

My Deets

Top: H&M

Skirt: H&M

Holdups: Gabriella

Shoes: Dorothy Perkins



The Review

From The Website: 1 pair GABRIELLA 20 DENIER HOLD UPS Triple Silicone Band Sensuous hold-ups with a triple silicone band. Exceptionally female, exclusive hold ups. They are perfect for specials occasions. Tights are black colour. Polyamide 85%, lycra 15%.

For sale are only Hold ups / stockings – other briefs, garments and shoes on the photo not included.
size 1/2 – XS/S : Foot Length 23-25 cm, Leg Length 70-74cm Thigh Circumference 58-62cm
Polyamide 85%, Elastane 15%
size 3/4 – M/L: Foot Length 26-28 cm, Leg Length 78-82 cm Thigh Circumference 64-68cm
Garment Care: Hand-wash only
Thickness: 20denier


The Packaging: so the front shows the lovely model styling them for us all, with the back going into a little more detail about them along with hosiery care and the sizing guide (of course).

When you get inside, you will find these wrapped around card, flat folded with the design sitting nicely at the back.

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Getting Them On: okay so let me mention that I had to re-do these several times during the day as the point on the right leg kept twisting so badly. I have no idea why and then I realised that they were made like that – after a whole day of rejigging them!

So for this, I used a mix of flash and natural lighting just to show you the difference (and also that shine it has going on!).
These were fine going over my anklets and I managed to get the design to sit as straight as possible on the leg before they started playing havoc!

One thing I will say is that these are really long – which means they will sit so high on the legs; mine were sitting right under the tushy but would be sitting over them if they had the chance. I hardly tugged these as they had enough length to them for me to place them as high as possible.


On The Legs: that design has really got it going on I gotta say. A right little statement piece at the back of the leg!

The denier on these are enough to make the back really stand out; which I love! The quality of them however is something else; these aren’t that great when it comes to looking after you during the day. I managed to snag these in a few places on my leg, which I was super annoyed about. I have no idea how, but boop they are there!

The fit and feel of them are really good for the size they are; I thought they might be slightly too tight for the thighs, but they are actually really good and there is plenty of room for those who are a lot taller with the way these have enough material!

Now the design did bug me during the day (mainly the right leg) but it was something I got used to in the end as there was nothing that was gonna stop it looking like that! I do wish that these weren’t as long so the design could sit a little further down like it did on the model so you can really see it. Normally I have the issue where I expose too much under mid-thigh skirts, but this time it’s the complete opposite.

On the other hand, I love the way the silver really pops – and the best thing is that this isn’t itchy against the skin at all. I thought it might have been (and especially being at the back of the legs if you’re sitting down a lot) – but these were smooth as anything!


The Toes & Ankle: so the toes have a slight invisible reinforcement to them (as you can tell with that strip going over the toes and the lighter denier underneath it).

They are quite tight to begin with but I kept stretching mine out for most of the day which did help to loosen it slightly.

Around the ankles these are a lovely smooth finish.


The Band: so the band is pretty decent as you have 3 SILICONE STRIPS going right across! I was dead impressed with this! They hold up so well and they remained sticky every time I took them off. I didn’t once feel like these were coming away from the skin at any point.

And one thing I did notice is that the bands (at the front) are just like a pair of CdR that I did some time ago; they have the triple band with the thin plastic-like detail.



My Thoughts?

So it’s a mixed one I gotta say; I do love them but they were too long for my legs and the snagging and bent design was certainly an issue. I would possibly recommend them but maybe not a pair that you could keep for a while!

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