Friday, April 9, 2010

Hosiery, Parts IV-VII

It's getting warmer outside, but I've got a new cold-weather obsession: suspender stockings. It's like a little bit of "bad" that may or may not peek out from under clothing. A version of sexy that perhaps only you may know about, but makes you feel that much more sassy knowing the secret.

I love the look of garter belts and thigh highs, and these make said look even easier. I prefer cut-out stockings, but also love the trompe l'oeil look. I found a good selection of these at mytights.

First up, is House of Holland. These were first posted by Lindsay on a fashion thread and I had admired them quite a bit. An unusual take on the garter silhouette, with a house at the "clasp", these are sexy and unique.

House of Holland for Pretty Polly

Trasparenze, a brand I had never heard, of was talked about on the Purse Forum. A shoe collection thread was posted with intricately detailed thigh highs and I wanted to seek more from this brand.

These tights the brand are a gorgeous take on the fashion.

Trasparenze Renella Tights

Charnos offers a simple, elegant garter/stocking combination that is easy to wear as well.

Charnos Boudoir Bodyfree Suspender Tights


These nylons by Pretty Polly don't have the illusion of garters transposed on them, but the mock holdups are quite entrancing.

Pretty Polly Absolute Legs Mock Holdup Tights

Mytights sizing is pretty accurate on the website, but I did find the House of Holland tights to be a bit smaller than their "one size fits most" suggests.

Sidenote: I am desperately looking for a pair of suspender tights that started my obsession. They are the "Lucrezia Borgia" style from the brand Trasparenze, and if you are able to locate these on a site that delivers to the US, please let me know!

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