Luxurious Stockings for Smaller Budgets: VienneMilano Stockings Review

Disclosure: Stockings provided for review by VienneMilano. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Image via VienneMilano

Image via VienneMilano

I’d run into VienneMilano stockings several times while browsing the internet, but I’d always assumed their range wouldn’t fit me. On paper, they’re the perfect stocking solution for lots of people. Their stockings are made from warm cashmere, silky soft microfiber and other luxe Italian materials. Despite their pedigree, most pairs of thigh highs run around $30. Luxurious, colorful and budget friendly? These stockings had my name on them.

Image via Vienne Milano

Image via Vienne Milano

After some consultation about sizing with VienneMilano, I picked out the CLAUDIA stockings in a deep purple color. These stockings are microfiber and have a little more stretch than some other pairs, so they were more likely to fit me. VienneMilano specializes in bright bold colors, so if purple isn’t your cup of tea there are lots of other colors and styles to pick from.These blue GIOIA stockings are definitely next on my list to try based on the color alone. The CLAUDIA stockings have a triple silicone band that is 2.2 inches wide and are 50 denier, making them semi-sheer. If you’re a fan of really deep bands on your thigh highs, this band will definitely feel a bit more narrow.

VienneMilano box

My stockings came in a sturdy purple box, which is a thoughtful touch. I hate leaving stockings in wooden drawers where they might snag or stuffing them into a bag for protection. I wish all companies would pack their products like this – it keeps your stockings going longer and makes them easy to store when you take them off or wash them.

CLAUDIA Microfiber stockings

Apologies for the dusty floor: I’m getting ready to move 200 miles in several weeks and my house is pretty much moving box central right now. As you can see, the fit on these stockings is surprisingly great! I was a little nervous that the only sizes are small and large, but the large size seems like a good fit. These thigh highs are

incredibly soft and comfortable and the band holds up nicely when walking around for long periods of time. I don’t feel like I have to keep tugging them up all the time, which is a problem I have with other more expensive brands of thigh highs. The silicone bands are very strong and feel like they’ll hold up well over time. I’ve worn these several times now and haven’t ripped them yet, so that’s probably a good sign of longevity.

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As you can see, the fit isn’t always perfect after you walk in them. I’m in that weird size gap where I’m in between size ranges, so this is honestly the best fit I’ve gotten in a non-specialized brand. I’m slightly too small for lots of plus size brands, so I’m glad to add VienneMilano to my list of options. Despite the slight digging in when I move around, these pass my stockings test. I’ll definitely be buying more in the future.

I’m currently a size 12/14, so VienneMilano seems like a great possibility for in-betweenies to try out! If you’re confused or concerned about sizing, don’t hesitate to ask on social media. Their team seems really with it and was very honest about what would and wouldn’t work for me.

What do you think of VienneMilano stockings? Have you tried them?

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12 Comments

  1. Evija
    17/02/14 at 6:13

    Hmmm, looks nice, but may I ask how tall are you? I’m 5’8″ and curvy so I always have fit issues and their sizing is a bit odd – just small/large?

    • 19/02/14 at 3:51

      Hi Evija, to get the correct sizing for VienneMilano thigh high stockings, you will have to cross-check your height and weight. For your 5’8” height, size Small if you weigh below 130 lbs, and Large if you weigh more than 130 lbs. Thank you :)

  2. 17/02/14 at 7:43

    I always have the issue with these kind of stockings falling down after a while. Do you ever experience the same issue?

  3. Rosabella
    17/02/14 at 11:08

    I started wearing VienneMilano stockings a few months back (but I think they’ve been around for years maybe?) Most of my thigh highs are natural colored ones and I really like those I bought from VienneMilano. I have their Silvia and Odessa. I am 5’2” and weigh 90 lbs. I’m always worrying about how stocking bands would start slipping down after a few wears. Gosh I am just so glad that my pairs from VienneMilano remained tight and in perfect fit, even after many washes.

  4. 17/02/14 at 19:30

    I’m 5’6″, curvy, with thick thighs (the circumference under my butt is 27.5 inches and purchased the same pair in a large. It stayed on all day without me having to tug on it once. So far I got a great value for my purchase.

  5. 18/02/14 at 13:35

    I love coloured stockings/hold-ups, and these look beautiful. I have a terrible problem with ladders and holes with my hoisery, I wore some Falke hold-ups the other night and by the time I got home I had a toe poking out, AND they were 50 denier *head desk*. I also have problems with size, as I am around 5’11″ and a size 10, although with horse riders thighs! A large never stays up for very long and mediums aren’t quite long enough, sigh. I am very interested to give these a go though, as they look beautiful.

    • Donna
      19/02/14 at 4:02

      You should give VienneMilano a try. I am 5’9” and size 10, so the right size for me is their large. I have the Alba back seam stockings from VienneMilano and its 20 denier. I also have the Olivia Smoke, its 150 denier so its great for winter. I’ve had them for about 4 months. No problems so far. I like how their thigh highs sort of make my legs look slimmer.

      • 20/02/14 at 8:52

        Thanks, I definitely will, just managed to find a UK Etsy store that sells them. WOOP!

  6. Amanda G
    19/02/14 at 7:10

    I have a pair of VienneMilano – I’m 5-9 and 60kg and they fit well and stay up all day. Great product. Bargain at this price!

  7. 22/02/14 at 11:49

    VienneMilano stockings rock!!!!! i love the different weights that make wearing them winter AND summer so easy.

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