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Fully fashioned vs. Seamed stockings

Tuesday, 29 August 2017  |  Hayley


This article could also be called A Brief History of a Seam.

So what is the difference?

Well, not much difference when you look at them, but quite a lot of difference when you look closely at their production.

Fully fashioned stockings are produced on the original flat bed machines where the stocking is knitted flat at sewn together at the back. Only a handful of these are still in the production these days. The process ensures that the signature seam is an integral part of this fashionable item as opposed to the 'newer' seamed stockings on hold ups where the mock seam is added afterwards.

Another feature adding that extra vintage look is the range of heel designs produced. Stockings in our range come in a traditional French (point) or Cuban heel. Have a look here.

Fully fashioned stockings usually come in 15 denier and are 100% nylon yarn with no added spandex which means that there is no stretch. This also means that it is very important to choose the right size but fortunately for us, they come in a range of sizes and there is a very subtle difference between them which ensures you can choose your perfect fit.

This beautiful piece of hosiery has another feature that makes it not just super sexy but also super comfortable to wear. There is a finishing hole (loop) which is always left in the middle of the seam, at the back of the top welt, which allow the stocking to fit better on the thigh.

The real fully fashioned stockings are now becoming extremely rare. Wearing them makes you wear a piece of history, a piece clothing that remains fashionable 70 years after it has been introduced. We absolutely love them for their elegant and sexy look and top quality material.

If you want to wear a piece of history check them out now. If the price a little steep for you, why not try one of the seamed stockings or hold ups to see how you feel in them and give yourself a nice present of the real ones next time.



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