Honey Birdette · Hosiery

Honey Birdette Chic Bowtie Red Stockings

Hey hey new brand!! I have heard about this brand before, and when I heard that I was getting these through my door, I could not contain my excitement. I love their lingerie, and I have always wanted to try out their stockings too… Now I finally have the chance to!

 

About Honey Birdette

“Honey Birdette began in 2006 over a glass of champagne between two friends. Tired of not being able to find provocative lingerie and luxury bedroom accessories, they set out to inject a sense of sensuality into the Australian bedroom.

From carefully detailed lingerie to high-end toys for the bedroom Honey Birdette will guide you through everything you need for the pleasure parlour.

Honey Birdette boutiques are flirty, playful and unapologetically sensual, with lush décor and champagne served to guests.

Amidst the rows of pretty, naughty things lies the Pleasure Parlour. A treasury of amusements to send you blissfully to the brink and beyond. Create the ultimate boudoir experience with our range of bespoke accessories.

Luxurious massage candles, sensuously potent perfumes made in France and perhaps something to take the edge off or put the edge on leather crops, cuffs, collars and harnesses.”

“I’m not about trends. I believe in form and function. My aim is to create beautiful pieces that span both age and season—that perfect shoe or sweater that you revisit time and time again.”

– taken from their website


The Spec

Colour: Nude / Red

Size: Small

Denier: Around 15-20

Materials: 90% Polyamide, 10% Elastane 

Price: £20.00

Website: Honey Birdette – Chic Bowtie Red Stockings


My Outfit

I don’t know what made me want to do this outfit, but I will say I was totally feeling it! I paired up my cream ribbed bodysuit with my red skirt. I added red heels to jazz it all up, but you can always opt for black or tan if you prefer.

My Deets

Bodysuit: New Look

Skirt: Miss Selfridge

Stockings: Honey Birdette

Heels: OnlyMaker

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The Review

From The Website: Honey Birdette’s signature back seamed thigh high stockings have a silky smooth feel and sheer shiny appearance. Nothing elongates your legs like back seams! Our thigh highs have darker full foot reinforcements for a retro style touch. Perfect for suspender belts.

 

The Packaging: now let’s get right to it babes! The packaging is as shown below. You get the model wearing them on the front, along with the brand and model name. Flipping over, it goes into a little more detail about the pair inside, along with the sizing guide a small window and hosiery care.

When you get in, you will find the pair wrapped around card. These come with the foot and leg shaping to them, and rightly so if we are working with a sole panel and a backseam.

 

Getting Them On: I did my scrunch and roll, making sure I took care around the anklets. These glided right up with no issues.

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On The Legs: that red backseam is something special. I wanted to enhance this, so I paired with a red skirt and red heels for this reason. It’s such a gorgeous bold red, with the backseam sitting on top of the nylons, so you get that full effect. I love the contrast, especially when they are paired with a nude base.

The quality did impress me I have to say. As soon as I got my hands on them, they felt really good and not cheap. I did think they did look it a little with the way they did the feet panels, but I can say the material used was nice. These also did have a nice amount of stretch to them for my leg length I also found these last very well on the legs; no rips or snags, which I am impressed with.

The fit of these are true to size, and I felt they were perfect for my leg length. I was able to sit these as high as I wanted to without tugging them either. I would recommend checking their sizing guide before purchasing if you are unsure of your size.

The feel of these are lovely and soft on the skin. They are super smooth to touch, and there is no irritation to the legs whatsoever either. I felt super comfortable wearing these today.

Can I also add how cute that ankle bow is as well? I didn’t mention it before, but it does need to be added. I love how small and simple it is, and such a lovely addition to the backseam.

 

The Toes & Ankle: I thought I would treat you all to some close ups, because I was loving them. I had plenty of wiggle room for my toes to move and there was no pressure added either. Around the feet and ankles, I had a lovely smooth finish with no wrinkles in sight.

I will also mention that I love they have a red sole panel that connects it all; all these little additions make all the difference!

So after all the good, there are some ‘meh’ points to mention. The first is how the sole panel doesn’t really sit well under the foot. I felt it was a little too baggy. The same can be said for the to caps on these; I mean they weren’t that bad, but it did bug me a little when I would prefer them to be sitting against the skin completely.

The second thing is one of the bows (on the left foot) I found that the red material covering the bow was actually falling away. You will be able to see it on the images below and I wasn’t too impressed when I saw this as soon as I got them on. This is what makes it look cheap.

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The Bands: and I am working with the thinnest welt EVER! I mean I had to actually clasp onto the actual nylons to make sure they were being held up well. I was super scared to do so – this only eased near to the end of the day when I was getting them off. I was so conscious; I had to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t end up ripping.

The band itself is pretty thick and doesn’t come apart easily – I did tug at it a few times to check and see.

I gotta say though, these look absolutely killer against the backseam. The overall look I am loving; it look super hot, it looks classy, it looks teasing. It’s just… I LOVE IT. That’s all!

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My Thoughts?

These are a pretty awesome pair; and one of my favourites if I wanna play with colour. I really liked the quality and the look is just stunning. I will happily recommend these for sure!!