As a gal with rather well-endowed thighs, wearing stockings or even pantyshose has never been straightforward. All too often I’ll buy pantyhose or tights and they just won’t come up high enough or get over the biggest part of my thighs. And I’ve wasted countless dollars on stockings like the Leg Avenue ‘Opera’ sizes only to have them cut me in half like a sausage.
I love the authentic look of seamed stockings and the extra bit of glamour it provides but it’s only recently that I’ve started recently wearing them regularly.
This is mainly in part due to the new revised version of the What Katie Did Glamour Seamed Stockings. They have always been a favorite of mine, I found that they suit the curvy shape more than a lot of the other stockings I’ve tried. A few years ago I featured them in one of my most popular ever blog posts – ‘Stockings for Curvy Thighs‘, and now that What Katie Did have widened the welt, they are even better!
Earlier in 2016 saw the release of their new coloured contrast seams and when shopping at the London Boutique, I decided to buy a Green pair for myself. After getting home and trying them, I immediately jumped online to purchase the Blue too as I was so happy with how they fitted! Now I have the most if not all of the collection and I’m super excited to see what colours will be coming out next.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with these stockings, they are a modern take on traditional fully fashioned seamed stockings. They are made of a nylon/elastane blend and feature a contrast footbed, seam and welt. They have a lot of stretch but don’t cut into your thighs in the same way that elasticated thigh-highs do. The new wider welt is great news for those of us that do have bigger thighs as I find it further minimizes any ‘overflow’ and they seem to stay in place a lot better too. The welt fits a little tighter on first wear, but once they’ve been worn in, I find the fit improves even more.
These stockings come in two sizes – the S/M and M/L. When choosing your size, it’s not just the shape or width of your legs that you need to consider but also your height. I’m not particularly tall but neither am I short but I still go for the M/L as I like to wear my stockings higher. The good thing about these stockings having stretch is that when they start to move down my thigh when walking (which they sometimes do), I don’t get saggy ankles like fully fashioned ones give. I feel like the What Katie Did Glamour Stockings are a little bit more forgiving in the size department.
For reference, I am 170cm and the widest part of my thigh is about 26-27″ in circumference.
The What Katie Did Glamour Seamed Stockings currently come in 9 colours – Black, Contrast Black, Grey, Latte, Coffee, Red, Claret, Green and Blue. There’s been hints at new summer colours in the works and I’m really hoping for a pink and a purple!
For these photos, I’ve paired the stockings with the Black Liz Knickers and Liz Suspender Belt. The peach set is the Harlow Nouveau Knickers and Harlow Girdlette – both these sets have a nice amount of stretch to the fabric which I always find more comfortable than satins or non-stretch materials. The Liz Knickers are my new favorite thanks to them coming right up to the small of my waist and the ample bottom coverage! I’m wearing a size 16 in both pairs of knickers and size 12 for both suspender belts.
If you have been wanting to try wearing stockings but aren’t sure of sizing, the Glamour Seamed Stockings are a great place to start. At £10 a pair, they are a lot more affordable than their fully fashioned counterparts and I find them to be a little bit more hard wearing too. So far I’ve only snagged one pair! For these photos, I’ve worn the suspender belts over the knickers but on a day-to-day basis I would wear them the opposite way around so that it makes going to the bathroom less fuss, and less opportunity to tear a hole in one!
Have you tried the What Katie Did Glamour Seamed Stockings yet? What would be your dream colour to see in the future?
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