- Pop socks are the absolute devil's work
- Tights are only tolerable if they come in fishnet
- Hold-ups are for amateurs ( I was already wearing them as a teenager)
- As for socks, I am proud to say that I do not own a pair, and never will.
Anyway, here is the seasonal round up of the best places for stocking up on stockings!
What Katie Did - if your looking for authentic vintage and faux vintage styles and hard to find heel types - such as the Havana, pictured above and below. They also do great garters which really help keep the seam on the straight and narrow (even if you aren't).BeBaroque - produce a fabulous line of hand made showgirl tights and occasionally pop out some stockings, such as this tasseled Roxy Heart you can see below. Very Las Vegas, don't you think. Might get these for the hell of it.
Secrets in Lace - provide a good stream of classic stockings and new designs,with lots of choice. As the official sponsors of the London Burlesque Festival, they appear to be the leaders of the feather and rhinestone pack. However, for some reason, the models they use on their websites look really outdated and un-appealing.
You can pull all the stops outAgent Provocateur - I like what they have done with their stockings collection. The quality of the silk stockings or the fully fashioned seamed stockings with a french point is more than adequate... in fact they would be perfect if they made them in a Cuban heel too. One of my favourite shops.
Till they call the cops out
But If you wanna grind it
Wait till you refined it.
So there you have it ...... if you start going down the stocking route this autumn, there will be more than just leaves falling at your feet!