Look for Less: Wolford "Souvenir" Lace Tights & Stay-ups

It’s time for another lingerie battle royale, lovelies!  I don’t know about you, but I am crazy about Wolford hosiery.  They’re one of the few luxury stockings brands that actually lives up to the hype.  Their fishnets never sag.  Their tights never run.  Their thigh highs always stay up.  If there is a such a thing as perfection in nylon, Wolford has achieved it.

Sadly, I’m poor and can’t always afford to indulge my Wolford cravings.  That means I’m constantly on the look-out for affordable, yet classy, budget alternatives.  And I’ve found a great one this time.

First, let’s take a look at the Wolford brand.  Their “Souvenir” collection is one of my favorite looks from this season.  Lace never goes out of style, and I am an enamored of anything with a backseam.  The tights on the left retail for $150, and the stay-ups on the right sell for a slightly-less-but-still-unaffordable $98.00.

Now lets check out the budget alternative by one of the best “knock-off” designers out there, Jonathan AstonJonathan Aston doesn’t so much replicate the luxury brands, as bring their looks to the masses.  The tights I’m about to feature here are actually several seasons old, but as you’ll see they’re still right on trend.  On the left are the tights, which sell for $21.50.  On the right are the stay-ups which also sell for $21.50.  I actually own the stay-ups (which I reviewed them here) and they are amazing.

Very rarely does a budget brand so closely resemble the luxury one.  If you’re interested in replicating the Wolford look, I recommend snapping up these Jonathan Astons immediately.  Agree?  Disagree?  Let me know in the comments!

Disclaimer: Figleaves and Wolford Online-Boutique are sponsors of The Lingerie Addict.  However, I purchased the Jonathan Aston stay-ups independently before entering into a relationship with Figleaves..  Buying through the links provided here helps to support my blog.

4 Comments

  1. frankufotos Lingerie
    15/03/10 at 17:00

    Sometimes, I think a full half the appeal of stocking this nice is seeing the point at which they end.

    Even if it's just the sight, nothing more.

  2. Treacle
    15/03/10 at 23:16

    @frankufotos–I completely understand. It's why stockings and thigh highs will always be sexier than tights and pantyhose.

  3. Tights Lover
    17/03/10 at 11:23

    I love the Aston's…they're definitely pretty close to the Wolford's that I'm madly in love with…

    And I definitely love me some affordable right now!

  4. Treacle
    18/03/10 at 23:53

    @Tights Lover–I know I've done right when I have your seal of approval!

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