Hello Manzi. It has been a while since I have been in your brand so I am looking forward to trying out the holdups now! I was lucky with this pair, as they sell them in a set of 2 (1 x black & 1 x nude) so it saves me having to buy it separately.
(I wore them in a thicker denier pair before and absolutely loved them >>
Now I will be re-creating a look which I wanted to do with my Wolford Image Tights, but with holdups instead! I wanted to be a little creative for work today!
Colour: Black & Nude
Materials: 85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane
Fancy pants to work today, pairing my usual blacks with some statement hosiery. Well not really statement, but trying to create a unique look 🙂
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Ultra sheer, comfortable to wear, not tight, not rolled edge, stockings with lace silicone band
85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane
Hand wash only and well-designed,silky smooth and remarkably comfortable, transparent toe
As sheer as fine hosiery,transparent toe,slide-preventive,organic silicone lace,needless of suspenders ,more elegant
Size range:M L — colors: Black , Nude, White
The Packaging: I was so intrigued to see the packaging looking like this for a change. Both of the pairs (nude & black) are in here in their own plastic packaging. I thought it was great as it saves faffing around when you can easily get to both pairs.
When you get in, you will find them both wrapped the same way; around card and folded so you get the subtle foot and leg shaping to them. I have to say I am quite scared about this nude as it does look quite pasty rather than a deeper tan-like colour!
On The Legs: I have to say I am loving this contrast. I used a mix of natural lighting and flash so you can see the difference in shades when it comes to the nude.
I have to say that the nude colour really doesn’t suit my legs to be honest; it’s so pale and shines white at times and basically does nothing for my legs compared to the black. I did think this would happen as soon as I saw them out the packaging, but hey what can you do?
The fit of them are perfect; they have so much stretch in them and they are great on the legs. You can sit these higher up if you wish as well; I didn’t feel that mine stopped me from doing that as I placed mine quite high this time 🙂 The feel of them are so silky soft and really do caress the legs well. I thought they were lovely to be in for a working day!
The quality of them are super awesome as well; I managed to get a few snags which showed up on the black pair, but nothing major where it turned into a hole or rip 🙂
When it comes to the sizing, I am quite hesitant to try a medium as they can be slightly too big, but these were the perfect fit. I actually forgot the size and thought they would be a small as always.
It did amaze me that these had a shine to them, as I didn’t think they would when I first got them on. I knew they had the silky feel to them, but it’s only when I tested them with the flash that I realised!
The Toes & Ankle: by the looks of things, I am hoping these are reinforced as they have that faint strip going across the toes (more noticeable on the black pair). There was no pressure added to the toes throughout the day or the feet for that matter. There was plenty of wiggle room for my toes to move!
Around the ankles, it was a lovely finish as you can see below – all nice and smooth looking!
The Bands: like an idiot, I forgot to take a picture of the silicone bands! These have 2 small strips going across the top which hold these in place really well. Their grip is enough to keep you going throughout the day (and a few wears for that matter).
Anyways, as you can see below these both have the same floral pattern on the welt, which is super nice. It’s not intricate as some welts you can get, but it’s beautiful enough.
The band itself isn’t that thick; I would say it’s the standard thickness you get on most (I have done some which are either not there, super thin, or massively thick and deep) so in comparison, I feel these are the standard size.
I prefer the black pair compared to the ‘nude’ colour, due to my skin colouring. I personally felt that it didn’t match my tone in any way and actually made my legs look worse! I normally like ones that match up close enough or have that tan to them so it does enhance the legs.
Otherwise in terms of the fit and quality, I think these are great and really are amazing to be in!