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I bought these for a fancy dress party that I was attending. It was a hen night and the theme was naughty but nice. I decided to dress up as queen of hearts the naughty version. I rented my costume from a dressing uo shop which was also leg avenue. I needed some stocking to make the outfit so I bought these. I loved the little detail on the front with the bow at the top of the stockings. They cost me about 10 pounds which i thought was abit expensive. They were very good quality for money and did not rip. They really aded to the outfit and were very comfortable and did not start to fall down like normal tights. All my friends were very impressed with the tights and i think I will be buying these again. I really recommend these tights to anyone wanting to add something to their outfit
I'm a big fan of long socks, and usually wear them with skirts and shorts, but actually got these particular socks for a friends hen night, as i thought they went well with my 'sexy nurse' outfit. I think they're actually meant for the queen of hearts fancy dress outfit, but i didn't think it was very revealing so i chose to be a nurse instead!
I got the socks from an online store, Sparkling Strawberry, that sells fancy dress clothing. I paid £6 for the socks not including postage, which was overpriced in my opinion however it'd be hard to find indentical socks in average high street shops as they're specially designed to be part of a fancy dress outfit, however there are slightly similar socks in new look etc but they're quite honestly not that much cheaper.
The socks are gorgeous, i love them! They're white, thigh high and have a gorgeous ruffle top with a satin bow which is also white. They're opaque, adding an extra hint of sexyness to them and the all over heart detailing is small and neat, with each heart the same shade of red.
They have a babydoll look to them and i've personally worn them with lingerie in the bedroom and they don't look out of place.
The fabric seems good quality, although it's thin it hasn't worn down and hasn't laddered, stretched out of shape or bobbled, and it hugs my legs firmly and doesn't slip down, even with the extra weight of the bow and lace detailing. When wearing them i don't have to constantly keep adjusting them/pulling them up like other thigh highs. The bows are stitched on neatly and aren't tacky.
I wore them to the hen night with the nurse outfit and black courts, and was told by several friends that the socks really added to the outfit.
They're not versatile enough to be worn in public but like i said before are great for fancy dress occasions and matched with lingerie also look great; reccomended to anyone who likes the look of them.
After finding the Leg Avenue brand I fell in love with their cute girly fancy dress outfits. I was so pleased with my Alice in Wonderland costume that I decided to go back for some accessories the next time I needed to arrange a fancy dress costume. I was attending a big fetish event in London last year and the dress code was Alice in Wonderland - the goth and alternative scene was in a frenzied state of mad-hatter-ness thanks to Tim Burton's (hugely over-rated!) Alice in Wonderland film being released. Leg Avenue have a huge selection of items to choose from and the Alice in Wonderland theme is very popular, with all sorts of costumes and accessories to choose from. I'd already done the Alice look so this time I picked the Heart Print Thigh Highs to go with a Queen of Hearts outfit.
The Heart Print Thigh Highs can be directly bought from Leg Avenue online at www.legavenue.co.uk. The RRP is £6.00 on the website, which is a reasonable price for this sort of item. They are available in One Size only.
Product description: "Opaque thigh highs with red heart print and, lace ruffle and satin bow."
These thigh high stockings have a plain white opaque background, with a repeated red heart print all over. The fabric they are made of is a very dense stocking material and they are quite thick. This helps to keep the colour looking solid, and the white background does not go sheer at all even as it stretches over your legs. They are very stretchy and cling to the legs to give a flattering look to the curve of your calves. Even with the elastic nature of the fabric, the hearts did not morph out of shape and they remained looking well shaped and stood out clearly against the white. The hearts are large enough so that you can tell what they are without having to look very closely, but not so large that they look overpowering.
The stockings are topped with a thick lace cuff which has a pretty ruffled effect. If you are wearing a costume with a short skirt as I was, then this really draws attention to the detail of the stockings and makes them even more of a feature. There are also two large bows made of satin ribbon which are placed on the front, although the stocking are not shaped at the foot section so if you wanted to wear them the other way round and have the bows at the back then you also have this option. I think that all the details are fantastic and work together to create a really attractive look.
The stockings are of a good quality and seem very hardwearing. I have worn them a few times and the thick fabric does not snag or pull like it can on normal tights or stockings. They are thigh high and have quite a good length to them without having to be pulled and stretched to get them all the way up your legs! I found that the thick cuff section really seemed to help the stockings stay in place and they were able to hold up without requiring constant attention and readjustment. This is exactly what I needed as I was dancing and moving around a lot so it would have been a nightmare to have them slipping down. Luckily these thigh highs were very reliable and stayed looking good all the night through.
The only real problem that I have encountered with these stockings is that the bows are quite delicate. They are made of a slippery satin ribbon and only very gently tacked on with a few small stitches. I have had one bow unravel, and the other one has become completely detached. This could be fixed by simply sewing a few more sturdy stitches in place, but it's annoying when this sort of thing happens. Nevertheless, the overall quality is to a high standard and I have been pleased with how they look when I am wearing them.
I would recommend these Heart Print Thigh Highs as an excellent addition to a fancy dress costume, and I love Leg Avenue products as they have such fun pieces. The key here is in the detail and the design is very eye catching. You will certainly stand out wearing these stockings and they add the right amount of saucy fun to an outfit! The heart theme would also work well if you wanted to give your partner a nice Valentine's treat ;)
Fun thigh high stockings that get 5 stars from me even with the little flaw on the bows.