Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Walking The Walk

My first New Year's resolution was to learn more about vintage clothing and lingerie.  I wasn't kidding!  I really do want to immerse myself in this subcategory of fashion.  I find it fascinating.

Nothing says vintage like seamed stockings.  When stockings were first available, they had seams because manufacturers needed them.  After equipment improved to eliminate that need, seams disappeared.  Wearing seamed stockings now is like waving the vintage flag.

I found an online store that sells seamed stockings and other vintage lingerie.  Their wares are fun to browse.  The store is called What Katie Did.

I bought a pair of seamed stockings and some long silk gloves.  Here are some shots.  Let me know what you think.


 

 

 

 

 

31 comments:

  1. Love shots 2 and 4. Your legs are amazing !

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  2. I love seamed stockings. I think you have the legs that all of us would like to have.

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  3. I agree with these ladies - I'm so jealous of the legs!

    Love these shots!

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  4. Yowsers, they're so sheer! The gloves look very Marilyn with that sparkly cuff.

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  5. I agree, your legs are amazing. Seamed stockings seem so naughty to me! The seams trace every curve of the leg so people have to stare at the little black line dancing up the leg and under the skirt. Maybe too provocative for me to try...

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  6. So glam and mysterious! The seams only accentuate the shapeliness of your fantastic legs. Would love to see them featured in a full outfit - I think the seamed stockings would be fun to juxtapose against something edgy and modern, like a leather skirt or jacket. :)

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  7. That second to the last photo is pure sexiness. Well, they all are really, but there is just something about the one with your hands in it that is so very seductive.

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  8. Those are beautiful! I love seamed stockings. What a super treat for yourself.

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  9. You have the greatest legs! Love seamed stockings, they are so sexy and your patent leather shoes are so chic! I am totally loving the gloves!

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  10. They look amazing on your legs!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  11. Way to get right to your goals - gorgeous!

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  12. Looks amazing! I've never thought of trying seamed stockings, but I really like the look!

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  13. I guess I will be learning along with you :)
    I had no idea that the stockings had that seam because of the machinery used.. i have always thought that line in the back elongates legs.
    AND you wear these very well....

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  14. Oh my god. So sexy. So very sexy.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  15. Happy New Year!! Those stockings are nice and chic! Love them.

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  16. Gorgeous! Nothing is sexier than a pair of seamed stockings.

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  17. HOT! I love the look of seamed stockings, and I wish I could find a pair pour moi and an occasion to sport such lovely things. Oh and gams like yours. Enviable!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    the shop of worldly delights

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  18. Your photos (and legs) are beautiful. Great work. Have you thought about vintage scarves too? I have some lovely silk ones. You could possibly incorporate them into day-wear? They look good under an open shirt collar.

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  19. Also, this is my most-local and favourite vintage shop (www.vintagetovoguebath.co.uk). I love browsing the website but the shop itself is out of this world. The owners love to just talk about the beautiful things they have. They supply film sets a lot, too. Just linking for love, and also because if you came to the UK I would take you here and show you the shop like a shot! :-)

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    1. Danke. I'm heading straight there (online, of course).

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  20. I love (and own) both of these accessories and I personally find seamed stockings oh so sexy!!! You look incredible, still can't get over how sexy your gams are! Happy New Year Ally!

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  21. Seamed stockings are soooooooo sexy! I want a pair myself :)

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  22. those are just gorgeous on you! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  23. Gorgeous photos. I too am a lover of vintage lingerie! Seamed stocking AND of course gloves.

    Happy New Year filled with peace, prosperity and more of what you love!

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  24. Wow, I haven't had a pair of seamed stockings in ages, but you look so great in them I'm feeling inspired to invest again. How about some suggestions on what to pair them with?

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  25. What beautiful feminine stockings! You take such amazing photos, even more amazing is that you take them yourself.
    Love the photo where you show the gloves, beautiful jewelry, and very shapely legs.

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  26. RAWR hot stuff.. those legs are hot alright and I love the sexy seam down the back on the nylons!!! I must get myself a pair of those!! Happy New Year-- its going to be AWESOME for us both :)
    xo J

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  27. Love the stockings! And the legs, stunning! beautiful combination.

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