Hosiery · Wolford

Wolford Marie Stay-Ups

I get to review these again, but in the form of holdups this time! I love the pattern on these, and with a black base so when I got gifted this pair, I was over the moon!

Most of you know me, and how much I love patterned hosiery. It sets off any outfit you choose to pair it with…

If you missed my previous review of them as tights, hit the link below (opens in a new tab):

Wolford Marie Tights

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small

Denier: 20

Materials: 91% Nylon, 9% Elastane

Price: £43.00

Website: Wolford – Marie Stay-Up

My Outfit

Let’s bring out a new top that works so perfect with my holdups. I paired this with my orange skirt to give it a pop of colour as it stays all monochrome and I didn’t fancy that today. I added my ankle strap court shoes to give it the perfect office look.

My Deets

Top: River Island

Skirt: River Island

Tights: Wolford

Heels: Lost Ink

The Review

From The Website: These seamless stay-ups, featuring a modern take on the floral design, truly impress from the smooth band down to the toes.

20 den / Matte look / Matte 4 cm high stay-up cuff

The Packaging

Getting Them On: I did my usual scrunch and roll up the legs, taking extra care around the anklets. I took my time rolling them up the legs before I set them in place. I will say I had a nice amount of stretch to them so I could sit them where I liked on the thighs.

On The Legs: okay so I have a fair bit to talk about here with you all. The first thing I am starting off with is this gorgeous floral goodness on the legs. I absolutely love the black on black, compared to the other colours they had for sale. You get this design from the reinforced toe all the way to the bands.

The quality is always spot on, and this time I had no complaints. They didn’t snag or rip once, and they lasted me all day without any issues. Enough said…

The fit is true to size, as I had plenty of material to allow me to sit these wherever I felt like on the thighs. The only downfall was the bands, but I will speak about that further down the blog. These fit real nice around the legs, behind the knees and around the ankles (where it matters most). I would advise going one size up if you feel necessary.

The feel of these are so soft and so smooth, you feel like you’re in heaven. What I love is that the floral work is done so well that it it’s flush with the base – so basically it doesn’t pop out when you run your hands over it. It is flush and so lovely to wear. I had no problems with it irritating my skin, or any other issues during my wear. I absolutely love them.

The Toes & Ankle: these come with reinforced toes, that are a lot darker than the holdups, however it’s not a bad thing. I like the fact they are, as it adds a little something to the holdups and I know that I have extra support.

I had plenty of wiggle room for my toes to breathe, and there was no pressure added either.

Around the feet and ankles, it was a smooth, fitted finish with no wrinkling.

The Bands: as much as I love bands like these, I swear they don’t always work out for me. They really squished my thighs, to the point I had skin oozing from the top of the bands. I get that my thighs are quite thick, but this really made me feel pretty self-conscious. Luckily I was wearing a skater skirt and nothing fitted, as that would totally show through.

The bands have 2 silicone strips to them, which sit at the top of the bands. They are comfortable to wear, and as much as I want to say they have a good amount of stretch – they don’t. When you stretch them you with your hands, they seem to have enough but when they are on, they just squeeze!

My Thoughts?

I gotta say these were a great pair to me once again, with that beautiful floral goodness. I loved the fit, I loved the feel and the quality was spot on once again. The only downfall for me was the bands; they really did squeeze my thighs a little too much, which made my wear a little uncomfortable.

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