Look for Less: Agent Provocateur Snake Backseam Stockings

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It’s a Backseam Battle Royale!

In the red corner, we’ve got Agent Provocateur’s Snake Hold-up Stockings. Perfect for luxury lovers, these thigh highs retail for $60 and feature a sinuous serpent slinking down the back of each leg.

In the blue corner, we have Asos’ version — nude, sheer tights with a winding, writhing reptile instead of the traditional backseam. And a near steal at only $14.20!

Whose hosiery will come out on top? Are the Agent Provocateur’s a must have, no matter the cost? Or are the Asos pantyhose a suitable (or, dare I say it,  preferable) alternative? Inquiring minds want to know, so tell me in the comments!

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Update: Katie, the lingerie sale maven over at KnickersBlog, found an even better budget version of the snake seam tights. No idea who made them, but they seem to match the Agent Provocateur’s almost exactly. And they’re still only $20. Thanks, Katie!

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

30 Comments on this post

  1. Maria says:

    Wow those are absolutely gorgeous!! I gotta get some asap!!

  2. Mr. RocknRoll says:

    Love these…..very sexy

  3. Elie's Papel says:

    Love everything and anything from AP… have a nice one!

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  5. Sir Thomas AKA (Winters Reaper) says:

    WOW… I love stockings to no end… you wear these and i will stare… period.

  6. Cafe Fashionista says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. I need, I need, I need – talk about slinky style!! :)

  7. mzfatbooty says:

    The AP hosiery is definitely superior! The snake is so more discernible and prominent. The other one initially looked like a squiggly line. Then again, I am quite biased towards AP!

  8. Leah says:

    Let me pass on these tights… I have serious snake phobia. hahaha!

  9. Sheen V says:

    I like the snake stockings, and I really like those AP panties in the first picture!

  10. Couture Carrie says:

    These are amazing, darling!


  11. COCAMIA says:

    Are these for real!!? They are blowing my mind!

  12. Sarah @ Pandora's Box says:

    These are hot! And so similar to the original. I've been wanting a pair of backseam tights, thanks for the heads up!

  13. joei says:

    i love the first one. it's so unique! but $60? hmmm.. is it worth it? ;)


  14. MissNeira says:

    Super super sexy..and pretty bad ass

  15. Haute World says:

    Oooh, they're all fabulous! The AP ones will probably be unbeatable, though the last option does come very close. I don't actually mind the design of the ASOS one, but I've had not-so-great experiences with the quality of their own label. If their dresses fall apart that easily, I'm pretty sure their stockings will as well…

  16. daisychain says:

    I have to say I think I like the Asos ones more.

  17. Magdalena says:

    Ohhhh so lovely.. I want them =)

  18. cervin says:

    Stockings Agent provocateur are very beautiful.

    Snakes in the legs, oh yes ;)

  19. Anonymous says:

    The ultimate decadence would be the snake stockings and some naughty "OUVERT" panties – my favorite are the silk ones from http://www.francessmilylingerie.com …..wicked!

  20. Rachel says:

    I love the Agent Provocateur's. They so fab!

  21. Katie@Knickersblog says:

    I agree with Miss Kitty AP pulled the look off much better. If I had to have snakes but didn't want to spend $60 I would look around for a better option than Asos. These are a bit better for $20: http://www.funkyboutique.com/shvestlythhi.html

  22. Jennifer Fabulous says:

    Agent Provocateur's are definitely worth every penny. The cheaper pair didn't seem as classy or sexy. I think the snake was a little too wiggly and all over the place. Lol. ;)

  23. Miss Kitty Plum says:

    Oh definitely the Agent version, so much more sophisticated. Little bit too much wiggle in the Asos for my taste.

  24. sexylegsandbody says:

    Both are nice, however, I prefer stockings, they are just more sexy, even with a snake on it.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a super day.

  25. Fjar says:

    I'm not keen on the snake design.. but for me, it's stockings every time. Very pricey though!

  26. Ligeia says:

    love the AP ones!!

    fantastic option missy, though I will stuck to the original, I adore snakes :D


  27. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says:

    Well, I wouldn't call any of these a must have since the design is very specific and not every girl could pull of the look, both it being tricky with clothing and leg shape, but if I have to choose I like the AP version more.

  28. Elizabeth Marie says:

    Ohhhhh I need to invest I think…

  29. Evija says:

    Sadly, the ASOS look like a parody of.. I don't even know what, the snakes are waaaaay lame. there are waaaay too much curves and it actually looks more like an arrow than a snake. sad but true!
    and I don't lust much after the Agent Provocateur either..

  30. Gaby and Jane says:

    Agent Provocateur stockings are incredible. Truly worth the money. I bought a few pairs of fishnet stockings and seamed stockings in 2003, and granted I don't wear them that regularly, but they are still in great shape. No runs. Highly doubt the ASOS ones would last more that a month!

    I learned my lesson buying cheap Top Shop tights that ran the first time I wore them.

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