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Girardi Chantal Rigo Signature Vintage Stockings

It has been a while since I have been in Girardi. This is one of my favourite brands that I wish I could get my hands on a little more. I love their style, and they are normally great quality pairs too!

If you missed my Girardi collection, you can check out my reviews below (opens in a new tab):

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The Spec

Colour: Visone Nero Seam

Size: 1 – Small

Denier: 15

Materials: 92% Polyamide, 8% Elastane

Price: £9.99

Website: UKTights – Girardi Chantal Rigo Signature Vintage Stockings


My Outfit

I wanted to create something sassy, and kinda bold so I went with this outfit. I paired my stockings with a tweed dress and added a pop of colour with my peep toe heels.

My Deets

Dress: Quiz

Stockings: Girardi

Heels: Ajvani (gifted from wishlist)

The Review

From The Website: Signature is certainly a fitting name for these stockings from Girardi. Every brand with the ambitions of Girardi needs something that acts exactly like this product. Something that’s a signature, a statement and a unique thumbprint on the leg wear industry. Girardi have achieved this, with enthusiasm and noticeable care. Chantal Signature Rigo Stockings are so good, Girardi have put their name to them. An age old method of making sure you get your manufacturing right is to put your good name at stake. Well, we’ve tried these items ourselves and the designers have very little to worry about not living up to that good name of theirs. Chantal Rigo Signature is a trail-blazer that effortlessly works with the classics. To be worn with only the most breath-taking Little Black Dress and killer heels.

15 denier
Signature top
Backseam
Ultra sheer
92% Polyamide
8% Elastane

The Packaging

Getting Them On: these were super easy to do my scrunch and roll, to get them on the legs. What made it easier to help get my backseam straight is the seam starts from the toes and works all the way up. Once I got that set, I was able to roll them up with ease.

These were also fine going over my anklets.

On The Legs: I cannot tell you how much I love these! They are such a brilliant pair, and I have had so much fun strutting my stuff today showing them off. I did a mix of flash and natural images so you can see how great they truly are!

The quality of this pair is just stunning; being in them all day I expected to damage them. However, I have to say they were awesome; no rips, no snags and no signs of any other damage. I know these can damage easily if you are pretty rough with them, however I will say they held out very well today and kept the legs looking pristine.

The fit of these are true to size, and were perfect for me. I will recommend checking the sizing guide to make sure you order the right ones, especially if you will be sitting them higher up the thigh like I do. They had plenty of stretch to them, so they hugged the legs really well. I was worried that these might sit lower on the thighs, however that worry quickly faded when I got them on and sat them where I wanted.

The feel of them are incredible; they are so silky smooth and uber soft that your legs just glide. I really loved being in mine all day, and I would happily get back into them tomorrow if I didn’t have another review to do. They don’t irritate the legs at all, and yes even with that thick backseam. They are so soft and glide around the legs easily when you remove and put them on.

Now that backseam as a statement piece in itself; what Girardi have done is sewn it on top of the stockings so you get this vivid, thick backseam that just looks incredible. I will say at first it was weird to be walking on it, but then you get used to it. This is something that doesn’t dig into your soles unless you are heavy footed. It is a soft backseam so it shouldn’t press and dig into you.
I will point out that there are small gappings in the seams, which isn’t a huge issue as you only notice it close up.

The Toes & Ankle: we also have a great amount of reinforced toes to this piece as well. It covers the toes well with a curved reinforcement. At the back, you can see the backseam starts right under the toes so you get this amazing run through from band to toe.

I had plenty of wiggle room for my toes, and no pressure was added during the day either.

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

The Bands: I really like that these bands have reinforcement to them. You have a darker denier band, and then a lighter reinforcement underneath to fade it’s way into the stockings. I really like it when some brands do this.

What makes this pair that extra bit special is they added in a design as well as their brand name into the reinforced part. I didn’t expect that however I absolutely love it. I wore mine inwards as I wasn’t showing it off to anyone. However it’s down to you whether you wish to show that off or not.

The bands were great on the thighs; they stretched out to my shape well and didn’t leave any skin overhanging at the top. I also like how the backseam works right to the top of the bands. I clasped mine in place so they stay put all day without having to worry about them moving around.

My Thoughts?

I absolutely adore this pair, and the impact it brings to my outfit. I didn’t think a bold backseam could create such a stunning piece without even trying. I love the quality of this pair, I love the look and that shine is just great when the flash hits it. I absolutely recommend this pair!

4 thoughts on “Girardi Chantal Rigo Signature Vintage Stockings

  1. Very Sexy Stocking. Love the Stripe in the back of the Stocking. Wish more women would wear Hosiey Thank u Ms. Beautiful

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