Gabriella · Hosiery

Gabriella In Love Katherine Holdups

Getting a little flirty and nautical today with these holdups! I wanted to create such a cute look, and I decided to bring out an outfit I loved wearing before.

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The Spec

Colour: Natural/Champagne/Blue

Size: XS/S

Denier: 20

Materials: 85% Nylon, 15% Elastane

Price: £12.95

Website: Mayfair Stockings – Gabriella Katherine Hold Ups

My Outfit

Sailor here we come! I went with my polka dot halterneck dress paired with white court shoes and a simple pair of holdups to finish the look.

My Deets

Dress: Gifted via Amazon

Holdups: Gabriella

Heels: Fashion Thirsty

The Review

From The Website: Introducing the elegant Katherine, from the new Gabriella collection ‘In Love’. A feminine design embracing decorative sexy lace with a subtle pattern. The legs are sheer nude with a deep lace top band. Available in three colours.   

  • Complimentary hand wrapped in tissue & ribbons
  • Made in Europe
  • 20 Denier
  • Invisibly reinforced
  • Sheer hold ups
  • 85% Nylon, 15% Elastane

The Packaging

Getting Them On: so these beauties I did a scrunch and roll with, on both legs before setting them in place. I had a nice amount of elasticity in them so I didn’t need to tug at them when rolling up.

On The Legs: now this colour is pretty nice. I will say it is ever so slightly shading lighter than my skin tone, but as most of my legs are covered, I am not too fussed about it this time. I do like the silky look it gives, which works with the bands.

I also did a flash comparison so you can see the difference between natural light vs flash on. It does have a slight shimmer to them.

The quality of these are really nice; they feel great and they stayed damage-free all day – thanks to my dress for keeping my legs out of harms way! I was impressed ith how well they have lasted me.

The fit of these are true to size, and I had so much stretch in these, so I could sit them as high or low as I like. If you are in-between sizes, I would advise going a size up just you have a little extra material to play with.

The feel of these are so silky soft, and are wonderful on the legs. They don’t irritate the skin at all, and they have been a dream to wear today!

The Toes & Ankle: these come with invisibly reinforced toes, which you can see are hardly noticeable. I had plenty of wiggle room for my toes to breathe, and no pressure was added during my wear either.

Around the feet and ankles, I had a smooth finish with no wrinkles.

The Bands: now this is where the party is! These bands are beautiful, and one of my favourites I’ve had for a while. I love the contrast between colours; the white lace band with a baby blue reinforcement underneath. It’s something so different, and I love how different it is.

I had plenty of stretch in these bands as you can see me pulling them in the image below, so I had no issues with it squeezing my thighs. These sat so well with no issues of it pulling away either!

My Thoughts?

How gorgeous are these holdups?! I love how beautiful they are, and the quality is amazing. They are a pair I would highly recommend.

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