Seriously, how cute are these? I’ve been hearing good things about Leg Avenue’s plus size range and have been meaning to try them, for a while now. I bought these from eBay but stockingshq.com sell Leg Avenue as well.
Leg Avenue describe their plus size range as ‘Queen Size’ which personally I find a little cringeworthy but can forgive since at least they are trying and it is a thousand times better than xl, xxl, xxxl etc.
I found these extremely stretchy with a good size band, although I’m not sure how much bigger the band itself would stretch so might dig in on a bigger size. (If anyone does have experience of wearing these please do share in the comments).
Generally, I am not so keen on white hosiery but I love the bows down the back. Once you get past the ‘bedroom’ connotations it is easy to see how these would work for a quirky, feminine, daytime look. I’m looking forward to pairing these with summer dresses and Docs when it warms up.
Brand: Leg Avenue
Size: Queen Size
Description: sheer white with red lacy tops and red bows down the back of the legs.
Shoes: Doc Martens.
Marks and Spencer’s might seem like an unlikely venue for fishnet stockings but believe me – these are the holy grail of fishnet hold ups. Over the years I have tried brand after brand in search of a pair which not only look good but which actually fit my chunky thighs and are comfortable to wear all day. Since trying these in desperation I have never looked back. I’ve even been known to sleep in them they are so comfy.
So to put things in context I am currently a UK size 18 but I have worn these up to a size 22. I am just under 6 foot and my thighs are really bigger than usual for my dress size so I really struggle with hosiery. Being tall, a lot of the stretch goes into the length which causes the fabric to be too thin round my thighs which can cause painful chaffing. That is assuming I can get the legs all the way up at all, but I digress.
These hold ups have a really wide silicon band at the top which has fantastic staying power – I can wear these all day without worrying about them rolling down and they have a reinforced toe so they don’t dig into your feet. The band also prevents chaffing and looks really good!
Basically these are the perfect fishnets for me and I buy a pack every time I see them. They can be difficult to find in extra large in the shops though so I’m still keeping my eyes peeled for other options. If you have a favourite brand please do share in the comments!
Brand: M&S Collection
Name: Ultimate Comfort Fishnet Hold-Ups
Available Colours: Black
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large