WKD Contrast Retro Seamed Stockings

What Katie Did Contrast Retro Seamed Stockings

What Katie Did specialise in faux vintage lingerie and hosiery inspired by designs from the 1940’s and 1950s

Our stockings add a glamorous finishing touch to any outfit.


small/medium 5’1” to 5’7” 110-145lbs

medium/large 5’5” to 5’11” 120-175lbs

Available in pale nude, coffee, chocolate and black

“Sizing varies from style to style”

15 Denier, 74 % Nylon, 14 % Lycra, 12 % Polypropylene, Price 8.50


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There are two versions of these stockings from What Katie Did, one with a seam the same colour as the stockings and one with a contrast seam; in the case of our test pair a red seam on nude tights.

You can read the review of the standard version for most of what you need to know about the fit and feel and how they are made but we could not resist reviewing the contrast seam version... it looks so good!

Our other excuse for a fresh review is that one of our taller readers wanted to know how far the medium/large size would stretch... and of course when a maker says “Sizing varies from style to style” you have to wonder just how far that goes.

So again we tested with a StockingsHQ Classic 8-strap Suspender Belt but on a tall model.

Whatever prejudices you may have regarding modern stretch stockings with Lycra there is no denying the benefits when it comes to flexibility of sizing.   The 14% Lycra means the same size will fit Sophie (see picture) and another model 5” longer in the leg and several shoes sizes bigger.  The heel sat correctly for both and the stocking top was near gusset level.

Also these stockings are ever so easy to put on and the welt takes a quality suspender clasp with ease.

So really no difference between the styles other than the seam colour.   Of course we knew that would be the case but any excuse to try them again

23 March 2013


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