I’ve been wanting to do more vintage related reviews recently but don’t have the budget for new clothing most of the time. I have decided to do more stocking reviews! We don’t have a lot of places that sell stockings in NZ and it can be such a hassle ordering online. I’m going to be reviewing whatever I can find of seamed stockings here! I’ve previously reviewed Columbine Stockings here if you haven’t checked that out.
First I’m going to be starting off with these VooDoo Undercover Back-Seam Stockings which I spotted in Farmers for the first time about a month ago.
These stockings retail for $19.99 and come in Dark Noir (Black seam on Black stocking) and Monaco Glow/Noir (Black seam on Nude/Sunkissed stocking). Of course I went with Dark Noir; most skin tone stockings come up way too dark and orange on me.
Out of the packet they did not inspire total confidence. They have the standard stretch stocking sausage shape and that seam is anything but straight, but they did turn out fine when worn. I was also rather concerned that they might not fit as they seem quite small straight out of the packet.
These do feel very soft and comfortable. I don’t find them scratchy or itchy at all at any point during the day.
I was quite disappointed that the V-shaped design at the top of the stocking did not look as nice as it did on the packaging. Maybe if I had a smaller size they would have stretched out more, but they are a nice touch.
They do have quite a smooth look to them. Up close the weaving is a little looser and more obvious, but this is usual with stretch stockings, and these have plenty of stretch in them. The welts are also much thinner on me than on the model on the packet, but I had no problem with them digging in though the day and have worn them for quite long days which is fantastic!
I always buy my stockings in the Tall/X-Tall size as my lower half is larger and I also want my stockings to come up high on my legs. Despite the squat seam detail I do think these fit well. They aren’t too loose around my ankle and they stretch around my ample thigh with no trouble. For reference I am about a size 16 on my lower-half and think these could fit a size 18 quite well too.
I was rather dissapointed that the seam just starts at the toe and runs right to the top with no heel detail or reinforcement. I feel like I will damage the heel more easily, but I haven’t had that problem so far. I do understand that this is probably to make this fit more universal, I know I have trouble with getting stocking heels to fit where they need to be.
If you want a comfortable and soft pair of daily seamed stockings then I can definitely recommend these. I was dissapointed with the welt detail but the comfort more than makes up for this. At $19.99 they are around the price of What Katie Did stockings which is pretty reasonable. I definitely reach for these in my daily life and know I can wear them for long days with no trouble!
I already have my next pair of stockings ready and waiting to be reviewed so look out for that soon!