“ Manufacturer: Ann Summers / Type: Socks „
My Boyfriend quite like to buy me sexy pretty underwear and hosiery for special occasions and will tend to buy such items from high street retailers such as Ann Summers. Thankfully he has very good taste when it comes to such purchases and has chosen some very beautiful items over the years, one of which being these Ann Summers Ribbon Slot socks. As they were a gift I am not entirely sure how much my boyfriend paid for them, they are not currently showing up on the Ann Summers website but they can be found on eBay for around the £6 mark.
The socks came presented in cardboard packaging with a little "window" through which the socks could be seen inside, I felt the packaging was nice enough - if a little plain. If giving as a gift the socks could easily be given as they are in the box, but I would recommend wrapped them in some pretty wrapping paper with a bow to make it all look a little more special.
My particular socks look exactly like Dooyoos picture above, except mine have a pink ribbon instead of red, the ribbons do come in a few other colours too, so a suitable pair can be found to suit most outfits. The socks are plain black in colour and of a nice thickness, they are not see-through at all. They reach just over my knees and the stretchy material means they stay in place and do not roll or slip down. There are a few holes around the top of the socks through which the ribbon is threaded. I love the bright pink ribbons, they are extremely bold and girlie and really stand out against the blackness of the sock. The ribbons can easily be repositioned, so the bow can be at the front, back or sides, depending on your mood!
The socks are of a great quality and I wouldn't expect anything less from an Ann Summers item, the material hasn't "bobbled" and the ribbons haven't frayed. The material is lovely and soft and they feel comfortable to wear, in my opinion they are a sexy little item!
I was originally bought these by my boyfriend, who thought they would really suit me. They are £6 and available at Ann Summers stores and on their website.
At first I thought these would just be for the bedroom but I've since realised that I can wear them on nights out with pretty dresses too. This makes them very versatile and unfortunately I have worn them out!
The socks themselves are made from tights/stockings material. When pulled up they come to just over the knee. I am 5'5 so I don't know if they would be suitable for taller people! They are black in colour with coloured ribbons. The colours for these ribbons include tartan, white and silver which are threaded through slots at the top. Even though they come with ribbons already threaded in them, I'm sure that you can change them for other ribbons of your choice!
They look so nice on and go with dresses or skirts. They are perfect for nights out but I don't think I would wear them so much in the daytime. They are great quality and durable.
Overall these are a pretty alternative to tights or plain socks and I will be purchasing another pair!
I purchased these 'ribbon slot' socks when out on a shopping trip with a friend last year. I wanted to buy a few bits in Ann Summers anyway and when I spotted these for £6.00 (now £7.00 on their website) I instantly thought they were cute and picked up a pair. My friend thought I was mad spending that much money on 'socks' no doubt but I liked them and so I got them with my other half in mind.
These socks come provided in a cardboard box with a plastic front and you could see the socks through them as well as the photograph on the front which depicted a model wearing the socks over her knee.
The socks are black with a black and red check ribbon which runs through several slots near the top of the socks. These socks are designed so that you can pull the ribbon taut, tie it in to a bow and use this to keep your socks held up.
The material of the socks is more like a thick stocking material and while the material is black you get that stocking effort, slightly, over your legs where you can see your skin just a little. This is quite a sexy look in my personal opinion but fortunately they don't ladder like a similar style or tight or stocking that I've worn in the past.
While the ribbon slots do work and you can tie the ribbon up I did find that the socks began to roll down again and they were more suited for use with a suspender belt. I brought these socks because I wanted some that stayed up by themselves but these were a bit of a disappointment.
The socks were made of a lovely material which was soft & smooth and I felt sexy just for pulling these socks up but I was annoyed that they kept rolling down as this just spoilt the effect.
These socks are quite hard wearing and have been washed a couple of times now with no adverse effects at all (remove the ribbons first). I would recommend you use a suspender belt with these as they just won't stay up if you are wearing them for fancy dress, or sexy dress up for that matter. However, if you are wanting something to wear while sprawled out then these are ideal as they look sexy, feel sexy and you can even use the ribbons as sexy ties if you are caught short and want to pin down your subject!
These socks are available in store or online, now at the price of £7.00. Also, you can pick these up for a similar price on Ebay or from an Ann Summers party. The sizes available are small/medium (8-14 4' 11" to 5' 4") and large/x-large (16-22 5' 5" to 5' 9"). I find that the hosiery sizes in Ann Summers are very reasonable and I'm on the border in both sizes and height of the two sizes available but I've brought both on occasion and both have been suitable.
Some of you will remember a while back I wrote a review on the "Ann Summers Schoolgirl Outfit" and I did try and suggest these "Ann Summers Ribbon Slot Stockings" to Dooyoo back then but for some reason or another they were rejected. I was happy to see this morning someone else had wrote a review on them so now I will as well. I bought these quite a while back to go with the schoolgirl outfit as part of a fancy dress costume for Halloween as they were recommended to me by the woman in the shop as she said most people buy them with the outfit that I was purchasing. I wanted to go all out on my outfit that year so I popped them into my basket and I will be going back for another pair this Halloween because I loved them!
Price: Around 6.00
Stockists: Ann Summers & annsummers.com
Sizes: Small/Medium (My size of choice) & Large/XLarge so I think everyone should be able to find a size that fits them.
Im not too sure why these are being marketed as "socks" because they arent at all - they are hold up stockings. These are much more sheer than socks and they dont stay in place as well so if your looking for socks these aren't your best bet. They are called "slot stockings" because at the very top of the stocking there are 3 or 4 slots which the ribbon can be weaved in and out of meaning you can swap the ribbon to match a different outfit and they can be taken out so you can easily wash the stocking. Ann Summers do a whole range of these slotted hold ups to match their many outfits so everyone will find some they like and that will match their outfit.
These for me were very easy to get on and seemed to go up just past my knee which was the perfect length for me but obviously that will vary depending on your height/weight. The ribbons can be tightened or loosened to your personal size and Ive found they were very comfortable to wear. The only thing I will say is that these dont stay up as well as I hoped they would. They are too short to be worn with suspenders so if you find they keep falling down just add some body tape to the inside and then they will stay up all night with no embarassing fashion errors!
These went so well with the outfit I bought and even though they are more sheer than I expected they still have quite a dark, block colour and not much leg can be seen through them - although when worn with an outfit like I did that might not always be a good thing. I wore these quite a few times with a few different outfits and just simply changed the ribbons and I would say I got about 5 uses out of them before a ladder appeared but I think that was down to me being more heavy handed that anything else so if your careful I cant see why these wouldnt last ages without breakign or laddering because they seem to be a quite high denier.
I fully recommend these especially if you own or are thinking of buying the costume to match because they go with it really well and will last a long time for the price. Ill be buying some again for this years Halloween and I highly recommend them to others. Dont buy them if your looking for socks though!
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x0 Salz 0x
Socks are an often overlooked fashion accessory, but I love them and especially enjoy wearing statement socks. I have a bit of an obsession for over the knee socks, practically to the point of fetish. One of my friends is an Ann Summers rep and at one of her parties I spotted these sexy socks in the catalogue. They went straight on my order, and cost a reasonable £6.00. You can still find them in Ann Summers high street stores, via the mail order catalogue, or online at www.annsummers.com.
The first point that I need to make is that as soon as I (very excitedly!) tore open my packet and tried these on, I realised that they do not really fit the description of socks. The fabric they are made of is like a very dense stocking material. They are nearly opaque but as they stretch over your legs you can see through the fabric a tiny bit, although I would expect they are of a very high denier to get this dense appearance. They are very stretchy and cling to the legs in the way that stockings do, and gives a flattering look to the curve of your calves.
I chose the simple colour combination of black socks with white ribbon. There are various other colour options including black with red ribbon, and black with silver lurex thread and black ribbons. I think the black and white look is classic and goes with practically every outfit. The ribbon 'slots' through the top of the socks as there are evenly spaced holes all the way around. If you wanted to change your look you could add different coloured ribbons, or re-position the ribbon so that the bow is at the back or the side instead of at the front as shown in the photo.
The socks are of a good quality and seem very hardwearing. I have worn them several times and the thick fabric does not snag or pull like it can on normal tights or stockings. The only real downside is that the 'socks' really cannot stay up on their own. They finish just above the knee but can be stretched up further over your thigh if you fiddle around with them a bit, just take it slowly and carefully and pull on as you would for an ordinary stocking. When I tried wearing these socks for the first time they were constantly sliding down and did not seem to stay in position for more than a few minutes if I dared to move. I have had to wear them with a suspender belt to keep them held up properly, but this works just fine.
These Ribbon Slot Socks were not quite what I was expecting but I still think they look gorgeous on. I would recommend them if you like wearing stockings but they certainly don't work as socks. It is a bit of a pain to have to fuss around with suspenders to wear with these stocking/socks and I do like the look of over the knee socks on their own. All the same I think the bow detail looks great and is very sexy in that innocent sort of way. These would be great for anyone who is into dressing up and could be incorporated into any number of sexy outfits. Just make sure you have a matching suspender belt and you'll be well away.