Are you an RHT, fully fashioned, sandal toe, lace top, pure nylon, lycra mix or cosmetic seam stocking fan?
We love all kinds of stockings, and use several styles in our photo shoots. Some our are own brand, but most are provided by Cervin, a superb quality French brand.
Why stockings? Because they're sensual, elegant, and surprisingly practical! A ladder means you only lose one leg, not the entire item, and they are great for women’s health.
We often use pure nylon stockings, which ladder less easily than those with lycra. They were standard in the 1950s, but are now quite rare. They need to be the right size and do tend to wrinkle, but many people consider this to be part of the attraction. We are the only brand to have produced a pure nylon stocking with a sheer foot.
Some of the stockings we feature come with a hole at the top of the leg. It's called a finishing loop, and it’s the sign of an authentic fully fashioned stocking, which is made flat and sewn up the back of the leg. Most seamed stockings now have cosmetic seams, which are sewn on after the stockings are made.
A great six strap suspender belt, with metal clips, is really the thing we do best.
Our 6 strap suspender belts combine superb staying power with both comfort and glamour. Often deep, like vintage styles, they suit retro 40’s and 50’s trends. They're designed to sit on the natural waist, the slimmest part of your body, which means that we can attach wide straps for all day hold and they won't slide about.
We always use metal garter tabs, which survive washing and work better than plastic. As we’ve grown, we’ve expanded the range of items we do that have garters – roll on girdles, corselettes, basques, suspender skirts and longline girdles have all featured in the range, all with 6 garter tabs, the better to keep seamed nylons in place!