Ask the Addict: Plus-Sized Backseam Stockings?

This week’s question came via Twitter from stephintoronto:

Q: Sweetie, I need help finding plus-sized backseam stockings for garters.  Any thoughts?  I wear L-XL, but hate a stocking that is too small.  Thanks!

A: Hmmm…I rarely recommend them, but I think Leg Avenue would be your best bet.  They’re the only manufacturer of plus-sized, stretch, backseam stockings I’m able to find.  Hips and Curves has the nude/black version in stock for only $7.95.  Hope this helps, and please let me know how they work out!

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Edit: Steph just got back in touch with some great plus-sized backseams over at Stockingirl too.  The Gigi Retros and Red/Black Contrast Seams retail for $29.99 and are both available up to size 3XL fitting a maximum height/weight of 6’1″ and 210 lbs. The Marissa Bi-colors (pictured right and a personal fave) retail for $22.99 and go up to size 2XL fitting a maximum height/weight of 6’3 and 220 lbs.  Stockingirl is also running a Valentine’s Day special where can you can save 15% on your purchases with the code 321.  And don’t forget that you can always check out this post from last October–Stockings, Tights, and Pantyhose for Curvy Gals.  Happy Shopping!
  • Jessica

    i love the backseam!

  • Diane

    Hy! Thanks for the comment!I love your blog, looks really useful to many people!


    Magnifique et sensuel. j'adore

  • Elizabeth Marie

    Dude, check my blog…it's after your own heart!

  • Kristine

    You can also find plus size back seam stockings at Orchard Corset. They carry Berkshire stockings for a very reasonable price.

  • Sher

    Mmmm, I'm so into back seam stockings too nowadays:P

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  • Couture Carrie

    Love these ~ so sexy!


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  • Isquisofrenia

    oh very sexy , but i couldnt wear this ill be so umconftarble the entrie time

  • Dee Ann Scott

    I have the same problem, I'm a plus size too. :-/ It makes finding things more challenging for sure.

    Now I haven't gone on a serious look for back seem stockings as I don't often wear a dress but one day I stumbled upon some in Walmart. *Gasp* !! Yes, I know, I said the 7 letter word. I have a sushi appetite and a tuna fish budget. ;-)

    They sell stockings alone and they have a little package of stockings and garter belt. The garter belt is a joke, it will fall apart if you look at it too hard.

    But the stocking are not bad for the price. They are lace top with a back seam and they have the stay up stuff inside the tops so you can wear them without a garter belt if you like.

    I got them on a whim one day when I managed to drag the boyfriend out for some shopping. I thought to myself, Why not? They're cheap enough."

    We went out that night and we, um, went back to my place. I'm happy to say they held up remarkably well, all things considered. ;-) And I still have them and they are still 100% wearable. So for the small price I paid for them it was a pretty good deal.

    I haven't looked at Avenue yet though, there is a new store one city over and I haven't had a chance to get over there yet. I won't know what to do in a store full of stuff that actually fits me! Oh, wait, I know, BUY STUFF!!!

    All the little size 4 waif things everywhere else just depress me..

    Not everyone can be a Fashion TV model, a lot of us are not the vision of "perfect". I wish more places would carry plus sizes.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog! :)

  • Henry

    Do you have any example of how pictures with the Diana camera looks like??:)

  • Megs

    yayy for officially being bf gf! that's always a huuuge step! my husband would know considering i hung him on the line forever!!

    love your blog! oh goodness lingerie… :) I def need to up that area of my wardrobe!

  • Jade "Purple" Brown

    intresting post!

  • Clare

    Oh Sooo pretty!! I love backseams!

  • Savvy Gal

    these are sexy.

  • Reaper

    this is to hot to even comment on..

    this really turns me on….

  • Oh Cheri!

    Shirley of Hollywood and Dreamgirl both make plus size back seam stockings in sheer & fishnet, red, white , black, Cuban heel…great selections and priced about the same as Leg Avenue.

  • PrincessSteph

    thank you all for your comments. great suggestions. i had my "secret in lace" stockings on last night and i wish that they made a plus size back seam. they are so fantastic. keep putting forward your ideas. i really appreciate it.

    thanks again, stephintoronto

  • Nickname unavailable

    Frederick's of Hollywood carries plus-size stockings as well!

  • Hui

    Backseam do have a way to make your legs longer and more sexy. Match it with a sexy short black dress will stretch your legs even longer.