What are fully fashioned stockings?
Fully fashioned stockings are made on a vintage knitting machine that creates a flat knitted piece, which is then sewn together to make a tube. They have a distinctive seam running up the back of the leg and various different heel designs, from simple to intricate. They are usually made from 100% nylon and are known for their sheer and elegant appearance.
How do I wear fully fashioned stockings?
First, make sure you have the right size by measuring your height, shoe size & inner thigh. Then, roll the stocking down to the toe, slip your foot in, and slowly unroll the stocking up your leg. Be careful not to snag the delicate material on jewelry or rough surfaces. Once you have the stocking in place, adjust the seam up the back of your leg and clip onto suspender belt.
What is the difference between fully fashioned and reinforced heel and toe stockings?
Fully fashioned stockings have a seam running up the back of the leg and a reinforced heel and toe. Reinforced heel and toe stockings have a reinforced section at the heel and toe, but no seam up the back of the leg. They are knitted in a circular pattern and do not require sewing together like fully fashioned stockings.
Can fully fashioned stockings be washed?
Yes, fully fashioned stockings can be washed by hand or in a lingerie bag on a gentle cycle in cold water. Use a mild detergent and avoid bleach or fabric softeners. Hang dry or lay flat to avoid stretching or damaging the delicate material.
How do I prevent runs in my fully fashioned stockings?
Prevent runs by being careful when putting on and taking off your stockings. Avoid wearing jewelry or clothing that may snag the material. Keep your nails short and smooth to avoid accidentally tearing the fabric. If a small hole or snag does occur, use clear nail polish to prevent it from spreading.
What should I wear with fully fashioned stockings?
Fully fashioned stockings are a classic and elegant choice for any outfit, but they are especially popular for formal occasions and vintage-inspired looks. Pair them with a vintage dress or pencil skirt, pumps, and a clutch for a timeless look. They can also be worn with a modern twist, such as with a denim skirt and ankle boots or a leather jacket and heels.
Can men wear fully fashioned stockings?
Yes, men can wear fully fashioned stockings as well. They are often worn by crossdressers or as part of a vintage-inspired outfit. Gio have an extensive size range to cater for men who wish to wear our unique stockings, Look for styles specifically designed for men or choose a size that fits your height.
What is the difference between fully fashioned stockings and tights?
Fully fashioned stockings are a sheer hosiery item that covers the leg and requires garters or a suspender belt to hold them up. Tights are a thicker, opaque hosiery item that covers the leg and waist in one piece, like a pantyhose. Tights do not require garters or a suspender belt as they have an elastic waistband.
Can fully fashioned stockings be worn in warmer weather?
Yes, fully fashioned stockings can be worn in warmer weather as they are made from lightweight and breathable material -nylon. Look for styles with a lower denier count, which means they are more sheer and lightweight. You can also try wearing them with open-toe shoes or sandals for a summery look.
Are fully fashioned stockings still fashionable?
Absolutely! Fully fashioned stockings are a classic and timeless hosiery item that have been popular since the 1940s. They are still worn today by vintage enthusiasts, burlesque performers, and anyone who appreciates their elegant and feminine appearance. They are a stylish and sophisticated addition to any outfit.
How do I store my fully fashioned stockings?
Store fully fashioned stockings flat or rolled up in a drawer or on a shelf. Avoid hanging them as this can cause stretching and damage to the delicate material. Keep them away from direct sunlight and heat sources to prevent discoloration or melting.
What if my fully fashioned stockings don't fit properly?
If your fully fashioned stockings don't fit properly, you may need to try a different size or style. Look for styles that come in different sizes. You can also try wearing a girdle or shaping undergarment to help keep them in place.
Can fully fashioned stockings be worn with pants
Fully fashioned stockings are usually worn with skirts or dresses, but they can be worn with pants as well. Look for pants with a wide leg or cropped hem to show off the stockings.