Hosiery · Penti

Penti Fantezi Sheer Gloss Holdups

Okay so Penti has been a little hit and miss for me, so I am hoping these gorgeous holdups won’t let me down!

If you missed my last Penti review, click the links below (opens in a new tab):

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The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small

Denier: 15

Materials: 85% Polyamide & 15% Elastane

Price: £9.99

Website: Amazon – PENTI Women’s Hold-Up Stockings

My Outfit

Going a little simple for work today; I paired my white bodysuit with my suede skirt and added simple pink court shoes to bring the look together.

My Deets

Bodysuit: Stradivarius

Skirt: H&M

Holdups: Penti

Heels: Ajvani

The Review

From The Website: Even knit structure for beautifully elegant legs
Hold-Up Stockings
85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane
Hand Wash Only
Hold-Up Stockings
Recommended care instructions: Hand Wash inside out, No Bleaching, No ironing, No dry cleaning, No tumble dry.
With comfort soft top band and effective support function, these sheer socks will give relief and wellness to your feet.
You can pair up these socks with shorts skirts to compliment your look. These multipurpose socks are for dress-ups, office, dates and party as it pairs up well with many dresses

The Packaging

Getting Them On: I really took my time to get them on this morning. The gloves were out and slowly rolling them so I don’t cause any damage. I did take way too much care going over my anklets just so they don’t end up touching the material, and slowly rolled them up before setting in place.

On The Legs: well I am not impressed one bit. Considering I took super care getting these on with gloves, and I am pretty disappointed with how bad they are! The quality really lacks and you can tell from a mile away – I ended up with some many snags and small holes all around my legs, and that only worsened throughout the day. I couldn’t even do a simple itch on the legs without a snag forming.

The fit of these were true to size, and I had a nice bit of elasticity to them so I can sit them higher up, considering I am in a shorter skirt today. I found no gapping around the knees and ankles, and it was a lovely fit on the legs. I do recommend sizing up if you are in-between sizing just to ensure you have enough material.

The feel of them were nice; they were soft, they had a glossy texture and they didn’t irritate the legs much.

I also did an image comparison so you can see what they’re like in natural lighting vs flash on. They do have a small amount of shine to them.

The Toes & Ankle: these don’t come with reinforced toes, just to add to my negative bucket here. Honestly these could really do with some sort of reinforcement if the legs can be as easily damaged.

I had plenty of wiggle room, and no pressure was added to the toes. Around the feet and ankle, I had a smooth fitted finish too.

The Bands: these come with floral welts, which stay up with double silicone bands. These did hold up well during my wear, which did surprise me as I thought they would end up peeling away during the day.

I like the pattern on the welts; it’s dainty, it’s cute and it’s pretty feminine. What I didn’t like was the stitching sitting just under the welt; this was so bad! I had parts where stitching was coming away and uneven parts.

My Thoughts?

Not impressed with these to be honest; they look gorgeous but honestly it’s not worth it if you’re going to end up with thousands of snags by the end of the day.

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