Jonathan Aston Backseam & Heel Stockings Review

Hi everyone,

I’ve noticed that Farmers have been getting quite a few new stockings in so I’ve found a new pair to try! These are by Jonathan Aston and they are the Back Seam & Heel Stockings from the ‘Vintage Legs’ collection.

JA1

I like that the card your stockings come wrapped around has some pictures from the range, it’s a little more detail than most.

JA2

These stockings retail for $16.99 and just come in Black here in NZ, which is a 15 denier sheer black leg with black seam and welt. I find any weather and season suitable for black stockings, but we are coming into winter so I am excited to wear them with some of my darker outfits.

JA3

I do adore the opaque black seam, heel and toe but especially the slight leg shaping! It shows a real attention to detail and aids what I find to be a great fit.

JA5

These are some of the smoothest stockings I have ever felt. They are silky smooth and never feel rough even when I rub my legs together. I also really like that the smooth feeling doesn’t come with a shiny slip of any kind, they are still gorgeously matte.

JA4

The knit of them is very fine which is why they feel so good, and it’s wonderful they managed to do this without upping the opacity. I also find the knit makes them less prone to laddering. I actually ripped quite a hole in them on my first day wearing them and it didn’t ladder at all throughout the day (I ripped them at about 11am and wore them until 8pm). Before I took them off I sealed the hole with clear nail varnish and they held up really well the next time I wore them!

JA6

These stockings come in the sizes A/B and B/C, the size chart is explained on the back of the package and is like a regular hosiery size chart. Though I fit in A/B of course I went with B/C for the extra length. They fit well up to the top of my legs, though the suspender belt I was wearing in these photos doesn’t hold them up quite so high. They fit comfortably but I’m not sure they would fit legs much thicker than mine. What I do like though is that the tautness of the stretch means they don’t sag at the welt as much as other stockings and they really don’t want to fall down my legs.

JA7

I looove the fully fashioned style of these, and for the price point it was something I was totally not expecting (excuse the fluff on the carpet and my feet). The seam was also raised and felt so much like a real seam. The cuban heel shape is my all time favourite heel shape and I prefer it to a point heel so they get extra points there!

JA8

I love these stockings and I’m thinking about re-purchasing them in the next couple of weeks! I love the soft smoothness and the fact they can stand up to a bit of wear and tear. At only $16.99 NZD they are such good value compared to other stockings available here. These are already some of my favourite stockings that are possible to buy locally, and they are the closest stretch stocking to true nylon Fully Fashioned that I have tried!

I am wearing these stockings with the Dita Von Teese Madame X
Bikini Brief and Suspender in black.

anna text

VooDoo Undercover Back-Seam Stocking Review

Hi everyone,

I’ve been wanting to do more vintage related reviews recently but don’t have the budget for new clothing most of the time. I have decided to do more stocking reviews! We don’t have a lot of places that sell stockings in NZ and it can be such a hassle ordering online. I’m going to be reviewing whatever I can find of seamed stockings here! I’ve previously reviewed Columbine Stockings here if you haven’t checked that out.

First I’m going to be starting off with these VooDoo Undercover Back-Seam Stockings which I spotted in Farmers for the first time about a month ago.

VD1

These stockings retail for $19.99 and come in Dark Noir (Black seam on Black stocking) and Monaco Glow/Noir (Black seam on Nude/Sunkissed stocking). Of course I went with Dark Noir; most skin tone stockings come up way too dark and orange on me.

VD2

Out of the packet they did not inspire total confidence. They have the standard stretch stocking sausage shape and that seam is anything but straight, but they did turn out fine when worn. I was also rather concerned that they might not fit as they seem quite small straight out of the packet.

VD7

These do feel very soft and comfortable. I don’t find them scratchy or itchy at all at any point during the day.

VD3

I was quite disappointed that the V-shaped design at the top of the stocking did not look as nice as it did on the packaging. Maybe if I had a smaller size they would have stretched out more, but they are a nice touch.

VD6

They do have quite a smooth look to them. Up close the weaving is a little looser and more obvious, but this is usual with stretch stockings, and these have plenty of stretch in them. The welts are also much thinner on me than on the model on the packet, but I had no problem with them digging in though the day and have worn them for quite long days which is fantastic!

VD5

I always buy my stockings in the Tall/X-Tall size as my lower half is larger and I also want my stockings to come up high on my legs. Despite the squat seam detail I do think these fit well. They aren’t too loose around my ankle and they stretch around my ample thigh with no trouble. For reference I am about a size 16 on my lower-half and think these could fit a size 18 quite well too.

VD4

I was rather dissapointed that the seam just starts at the toe and runs right to the top with no heel detail or reinforcement. I feel like I will damage the heel more easily, but I haven’t had that problem so far. I do understand that this is probably to make this fit more universal, I know I have trouble with getting stocking heels to fit where they need to be.

VD8

If you want a comfortable and soft pair of daily seamed stockings then I can definitely recommend these. I was dissapointed with the welt detail but the comfort more than makes up for this. At $19.99 they are around the price of What Katie Did stockings which is pretty reasonable. I definitely reach for these in my daily life and know I can wear them for long days with no trouble!

I already have my next pair of stockings ready and waiting to be reviewed so look out for that soon!

anna text