Extra, Extra: Falke Thigh High Stockings Review


Above are the Falke Joan thigh highs, nylon/lycra blend, sizes S,M,L, $42.99/pair, sheer, 4 in. welt, available in black or white.

I’ve not yet talked about a pair of tulle stockings in my blog before. Tulle, also known as micronet, is great for people who are really hard on their stockings–like me. Why? Because tulle requires a lot of effort to rip, run, or ladder. Stated plainly, it’s the look of sheer hosiery combined with the durability of fishnet.

The Joan thigh highs also come with extra details: a backseam and ribbon corseting on the back of the welt. I don’t know about you, but when I spend upwards of $40.oo on a pair of stockings, I want to feel like I’m getting something special and those little, additional luxuries help.

I ordered these in size large and they come to the very top of my thigh, so, if you like your stockings more on the mid-thigh or if you’re on the low end for your indicated size, you may want to consider going one size down. The welt contains a single, wide, very comfortable band of silicone that doesn’t constrict the leg at all. Finally, the tulle itself is exceedingly comfortable and adds an interesting texture to the legs that you can’t get from either sheer hose or fishnets alone (it reminded me of a cabaret girl).

The only real con is that, like most Falke hose, they’re a bit pricey, but, as I’ve said before, quality always is. You can purchase here.

4 Comments

  1. Rose
    19/05/08 at 18:29

    Hi!
    Treacle

    Love your blog Please feel free to visit mine http://roseinnylons.blogspot.com/
    Maybe we can chat about nylons too.
    Bye
    Rose

  2. Miss AJ
    21/05/08 at 7:06

    I have found the Falke stockings generous. I guess they are designed for a German hausfrau rather than a French mademoiselle.

    They do wear very well so they are money well spent.

  3. Tights Lover
    01/06/08 at 15:16

    If you don't mind paying the price, another great brand to check out is Wolford (www.wolford.com). There are a couple of their boutiques around where I live. They are an amazing wear!

  4. invie
    15/07/08 at 4:56

    if you like these, check out the Clio micronet seamed holdups. They also come in a style with hook and eye closures on the welt. Very very sexy. They cost me around $35. I got two pairs in case they get dinged up. Oh. You can find them at stockingshq.com

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