We love the classics here at Harlow & Fox, especially when it comes to lingerie! All of our lingerie has a retro elegance to it, so it’s no surprise that many of our customers love to pair their pieces with stockings and hold-ups to get a complete vintage inspired look. What can be tough is finding stockings that look great and fit nicely: if you’re tall or curvy, you’ve probably had issues finding stockings that really make you feel great. Today we’re going to share some of our stockings related secrets, including brands we use at our photoshoots! We’re also going to give you some tips on finding stockings if you’re sized out of the standard fully fashioned options, because we believe that all of our customers deserve to look and feel great in their lingerie.
Once you’ve found your perfect stockings, pick out your ideal suspender belt to pair with them. We’ve got an array of colours in the vintage style Eleanor suspender, with cute lace skirting at the hips; narrower options showcasing indulgent embroidery in the Juliette or Demetria, or a deep retro style suspender in the Serena and Persephone, lined in supportive mesh and with six silk covered straps to hold up stockings securely all day long. All of our suspender belts use 16mm wide straps and gold metal clasps, and are designed to be worn on the natural waist, to make sure you can feel confident your stockings are going nowhere!
Fully Fashioned and Seamed Stockings by What Katie Did:
We use these stockings in our own shoots, in part because so many colors are available! It makes them easy to pair with any lingerie set. The quality is high and they look and feel authentic. If you like the true classics, go with the retro fully fashioned version. If you like mixing and matching colors, check out their wide selection of colorful seamed stockings.
Tease Me Hold Up in Champagne and Black by Agent Provocateur:
If you like your stockings to do the talking for you, try this gloriously risqué pair! The traditional backseam is replaced with sexy sayings, making them the perfect choice for a romantic occasion.
Matt 10 Denier Hold-Ups in Berry by Nubian Skin:
It’s taken the lingerie world a long time to acknowledge that all skin tones are great - and to start making stockings for them! Nubian Skin started the ‘stockings for all skin tones’ movement and deserve credit for showing that the idea could be both progressive and profitable. If you’re looking for stockings that match a darker skin tone, take a look at their plethora of amazing options.
“Moon Glow” Stockings in Queen Size by The Nylon Swish:
The Nylon Swish was born as a vintage shapewear appreciation blog, but has recently launched several products to help curvy or tall vintage lovers complete their look. These authentically vintage stockings go up to a true 4XL and can accommodate women up to 6’7” in height. They currently come in several colors, with or without seams and in a polka dot version.
Butterfly Stockings by Kay Marel:
These delicate and classic stockings boost a unique butterfly design on the back in place of a French or Cuban heel. These are a gorgeous way to bring some individuality to your lingerie ensemble and to really make an impression.
Ruby Stockings by Kix’ies:
Kix’ies stockings cater to pretty much everyone. Their sizes span heights from 4’11” to 6’0” and weights from 90 pounds to more than 260 pounds. While you can attach these to your favorite Harlow & Fox garter belt, they really do stay up well on their own too! They have lots of different patterns and colors as well, which makes it easy to pick up several pairs to change up your look.
Ava Stockings by Erica M.:
These gorgeous and unique stockings will give your lingerie drawer a fashionable boost! We love the intricately woven design and the elegant take on a classic fishnet. If you’re looking for something that will stand out or for a photoshoot, try this pair.
Eve Stockings by Wolford:
For the creme de la creme of the stockings world, head over to Wolford. Wolford stockings are elegant and durable - with proper care, a pair can last for ages. This lace topped pair will be your go-to pair for years to come.
Magic Stockings by the Big Tights Company https://www.thebigtightscompany.co.uk/shop/magic-stockings/:
Plus-size stocking options are getting better, but there still aren’t many colorful pairs out there. Thankfully, The Big Tights Company is offering these red stockings that will provided the perfect pop of color under a dress or paired with one of our suspender belts.