Once upon a time all tights had a back seam. When tights were first made, they were stitched at the back instead of woven into a tube – and so the back seam was born. Now an iconic vintage look, during the war women who couldn’t afford tights on their rations even used to paint on a pretend seam onto their legs. Luckily we do not have to go to such extremes nowadays ladies, and with such a multitude of back seam tights available there is a pair for everyone!
I adore the luxury German brand Falke, and their exquisite High Heel Seamed Tights in 12 denier do not disappoint. They provide a superior fit and feel, and their matte finish is extremely versatile. Invest in a pair and prepare to join the Falke fan club. For a purse friendly classic pair, the Pamela Mann Jive Seamed Tights in 10 denier feature a glam back seam and traditional Cuban heel – perfect for fashionistas eager to emulate the glamour of yesteryear. The Moulin Rouge High Heels Tights are also available in navy for a subtle twist on a classic style.
If you lust after a high gloss finish but don’t want to skimp on that vintage Cuban heel and solid coloured sole, then the Pretty Polly Nylons Back Seam Tights are a brilliant alternative. Part of the immensely popular ‘Nylons’ range from Pretty Polly these 10 denier sheer tights are sublimely shiny and available in 2 different sizes.
Fishnets are so popular right now, and what could be more alluring than back seamed fishnets? For a flirty yet subtle style that won’t break the bank go for the Jonathan Aston Fishnet Back Seam Tights. Or for a more prominent net we have the Pamela Mann Wide Net Seamed Tights, which also feature a contrasting red back seam for a sultry look.
Superstar Beyoncé wore polka dot tights with a sexy back seam at the Grammy’s last week – and where Queen B goes, fashion lovers everywhere are sure to follow. Get the look with the Moulin Rouge High Heels Dotty Tights – their darling dots, slight sheen finish and – of course- chic seam are perfect for that LBD.
For ladies who love to shimmer, why not choose a metallic backseam? In 10 denier, the Moulin Rouge Metallic Seam Tights adorn your legs with either a silver or gold sparkly back seam. If you still want to feel glamorous but a subtler look is what is required then the Jonathan Aston Contrast Seam and Heel Lycra Tights have are available with a red back seam. Their 15 denier and shiny finish will leave your legs looking divine.
From contrasting back seams to ankle details, Pamela Mann are experts at giving vintage styles a modern twist. The Pamela Mann Love Seam Tights in15 denier are extremely popular with our beloved customers thanks to the romantic detailing on the heel with ‘Love’ spelt out in beautiful calligraphy. Or say it en français instead with the Moulin Rouge Je T’aime Seam Tights – parfait for all you Francophiles. Romance is again in the air with the Pamela Mann Bow Seam Ankle Tights featuring a cute bow ankle detail. Their sheer 15 denier and white shade are brilliant for blushing brides, too!
For another sweet option look at the Pamela Mann Heart Seam Tights in 15 denier. Instead of a classic line, their back seam is formed of many small hearts. Voluptuous ladies can opt for the Pamela Mann Heart Seam Plus Size Tights – especially created for glamorous ladies with curves.
Nothing says elegance to me like sumptuous lace! The Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights are available in either black or white is covered in delicate rose details and featuring a subtle back seam. Not just gorgeous but fashionable too, these lace tights have been featured in Vogue no less.
A quirky alternative are the Pamela Mann Zips Tights with an appliquéd gold zip detail running all the way down the back of your leg in lieu of a seam. In 50 denier, these opaque tights will also keep you toasty warm.
Hold Ups and Stockings
Stockings just cannot be beaten for their sultry allure. The Cette Berlin Sheer Seam & Heel Stockings come in 15 denier and bring a 1940’s feel to your hosiery drawer with that classic Cuban heel and back seam. Their matte finish renders them suitable for every occasion leaving you with the best dressed legs around. If you prefer a shinier finish to stand out in the leg limelight, the Jonathan Aston Seam and Heel Lycra Stockings are the pair for you. In 15 denier with a shiny finish these stockings provide a fabulous fit.
Now for a ravishing red option! With a bold colour pop seam, I highly recommend the Pamela Mann Jive Seamed Stockings. Made in 10 denier and featuring a narrow back seam, slight sheen finish and Cuban heel, this pair are perfect for matching with a sultry scarlet number.
Stockings look stunning but hold ups never leave you searching for that missing suspender belt. The Jonathan Aston Seam and Heel Lycra Hold Ups in15 denier pack a shiny finish along with that obligatory back seam and Cuban heel combination. For a subtler take on that Cabaret chic, Pamela Mann Sheer Jive Seam Hold Ups are available in nude. Their classic matte finish and 10 denier are ideal for the office due to their understated look.
Calling all partners out there… the Jonathan Aston seduction Set would make an outstanding gift. Forget flowers, this set is both sexy and functional, including black 10 denier back seam plain top stockings and a classic suspender belt.
Hooray for back seams! A wardrobe staple perfect for achieving a sophisticated vintage style.
Until next time…