Glitter, Sparkle, and Shine: 5 Pairs of Burlesque Stockings

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Though I’ve only performed on stage twice (as my alter-ego Velvet Le Soie), burlesque still holds a very special place in my heart. I love the history. I love the characters.  And, of course, I love the costumes.

Whether it’s outfitted with feathers or encrusted with rhinestones, few things make me more joyful than a beautiful burlesque costume. With that in mind, here are my five favorite showgirl-worthy pairs of hosiery.

La Lilouche Sprinkle Black Fishnet Hold-ups. OSFA. $75.00US.

Kiss Me Quick Showgirl Stockings. XS-XL. $25.00AU.

Cervin ‘Seduction Coeur’ Stockings. S-XXL. $45.31US.

What Katie Did Metallic Seamed Stockings. S/M-M/L. $18.00US.

Stockingirl Crystal Accented Backseam Stockings. S-XL. $35.99US.

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.

  • Anna S.

    These are all gorgeous, but I have to add these guys! I’d bought some red ones from her before and they were gorgeous quality and great value. I’m so tempted by the personalised ones!

    • Treacle

      Ooooohhh…great find. Thank you!

  • Miss Kitty Plum

    I love the sparkly ones!

  • Estelle

    These all look beautiful but I have a real problem with stockings laddering after only a few wears – cheap and expensive brands alike. Since you love your stockings so much I’m sure you know which brands to buy that I can spend my money on and get more than a wear or two! Any recommendations?

    • Treacle

      Hi Estelle,

      I’m a big fan of Cervin, Wolford, Gerbe, and What Katie Did. I find that being careful when you put on your hosiery, being well-moisturized (both hands and feet), and wearing hosiery gloves (especially if you have rough hands) goes a long way towards preventing runs.


      • Estelle