If it’s instant glam you’re after, hold ups are a must. Far more sultry than your regular sheer tights and easier to put on than stockings (with no clips or straps!), hold ups combine your favourite design with complete freedom of movement. But it’s not just us that loves them either, as the glam squad at Sunday Times Style used our Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Hold Ups to add a little something special to their ‘Bombshell’ shoot! Teaming the hold ups with delicate lingerie and Bardot inspired up-do, we’ve been inspired to try out the look ourselves…
Delivering charm and elegance all rolled into one, the lacy hold ups are the prettiest we’ve seen yet. Complete with a tribute to all things floral, the hold ups form part of the Vintage Collection from the British brand and will look just as gorgeous dressed up as they do styled down. Created from the traditional cut & sew method, the hold ups have been made from a netted lace fabric and boast a flattering back seam detail that runs along legs that’s great for perfecting that retro style. Available in a ‘goes with everything’ black shade, the hold ups also come in a creamy ivory tone that will work for blushing brides to be! When it comes to styling, you can up the petal power with a patterned dress or keep things subtle with a plain silk dress & peep toe heels.
If you’ve fallen for the idea of hold ups but can’t commit to a pattern just yet, then perhaps classic & chic is the way forward. New in from Trasparenze as part of the SS14 collection, the Fly Hold Ups are ideal. Made from a sheer 20 denier, the tops of the plain hold ups have been finished with an interchangeable lace up ribbon detail for a flirty touch. Made with real silky ribbon, the detail can be tied up into a beautiful bow for added charm – and with two ribbons to choose from, there’s twice the fun to be had.
But if you’re hoping to keep cosy when temperatures drop, the Miranda 70D Hold Ups from Trasparenze will tick all boxes. Great news for those that don’t want to give up their hold ups when the chill sets in, the thick and opaque hold ups will protect pins from the cold in style. With a range of vibrant and on trend shades to choose from, you’ll never have to struggle with finding the right colour for that party dress or office skirt. Finished with a plain, wide top, the overall look is a simple but glamorous one.
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