Jonathan Aston Backseam & Heel Stockings Review

Hi everyone,

I’ve noticed that Farmers have been getting quite a few new stockings in so I’ve found a new pair to try! These are by Jonathan Aston and they are the Back Seam & Heel Stockings from the ‘Vintage Legs’ collection.

JA1

I like that the card your stockings come wrapped around has some pictures from the range, it’s a little more detail than most.

JA2

These stockings retail for $16.99 and just come in Black here in NZ, which is a 15 denier sheer black leg with black seam and welt. I find any weather and season suitable for black stockings, but we are coming into winter so I am excited to wear them with some of my darker outfits.

JA3

I do adore the opaque black seam, heel and toe but especially the slight leg shaping! It shows a real attention to detail and aids what I find to be a great fit.

JA5

These are some of the smoothest stockings I have ever felt. They are silky smooth and never feel rough even when I rub my legs together. I also really like that the smooth feeling doesn’t come with a shiny slip of any kind, they are still gorgeously matte.

JA4

The knit of them is very fine which is why they feel so good, and it’s wonderful they managed to do this without upping the opacity. I also find the knit makes them less prone to laddering. I actually ripped quite a hole in them on my first day wearing them and it didn’t ladder at all throughout the day (I ripped them at about 11am and wore them until 8pm). Before I took them off I sealed the hole with clear nail varnish and they held up really well the next time I wore them!

JA6

These stockings come in the sizes A/B and B/C, the size chart is explained on the back of the package and is like a regular hosiery size chart. Though I fit in A/B of course I went with B/C for the extra length. They fit well up to the top of my legs, though the suspender belt I was wearing in these photos doesn’t hold them up quite so high. They fit comfortably but I’m not sure they would fit legs much thicker than mine. What I do like though is that the tautness of the stretch means they don’t sag at the welt as much as other stockings and they really don’t want to fall down my legs.

JA7

I looove the fully fashioned style of these, and for the price point it was something I was totally not expecting (excuse the fluff on the carpet and my feet). The seam was also raised and felt so much like a real seam. The cuban heel shape is my all time favourite heel shape and I prefer it to a point heel so they get extra points there!

JA8

I love these stockings and I’m thinking about re-purchasing them in the next couple of weeks! I love the soft smoothness and the fact they can stand up to a bit of wear and tear. At only $16.99 NZD they are such good value compared to other stockings available here. These are already some of my favourite stockings that are possible to buy locally, and they are the closest stretch stocking to true nylon Fully Fashioned that I have tried!

I am wearing these stockings with the Dita Von Teese Madame X
Bikini Brief and Suspender in black.

anna text

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3 thoughts on “Jonathan Aston Backseam & Heel Stockings Review

  1. barbarakoi May 14, 2017 / 10:37 AM

    Cheers Xamia. Judging by your review – super-soft yet matte – and the photos, these stockings remind me of similarly styled nylons from the WKD range (with a much shorter welt though). How would you compare them?

    • Xamia Arc May 28, 2017 / 4:35 AM

      I much prefer these to the What Katie Did stockings actually. I find they have too much stretch in them and they end up sagging down my legs, which was not a problem I found with these. I also prefer the overall look and feel of these.

  2. Karen May 16, 2017 / 11:14 AM

    I agree absolutely with everything in this review. Jonathan Aston is a go-to range for me (although more often tights than stockings) for everyday wear. I have always found the seamed versions high quality and a good substitute for the real thing. I have also had a soft spot for their Sweet Roses lace tights and stockings – it’s a design that has stayed in the range forever and I have been buying them for almost 15 years (not that I need them that often – they are long-lasting!). Kx

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