I’m not even sure if these stockings were in the correct box, but since vintage packaging is kind of neat, I took photos anyway. The box:
I have worn a pair of Hummingbird vintage stockings in a (sort of) recent video, My So Much Satin clip. But those were brand new, unworn and had a welt-imprint and advertising sheet, just no box.
I always love the names given to the stocking colors back then…..”Spicy”. 😉
I wore these in My Girdle, Heels and Vintage Stockings clip and I could tell that they had been worn before (as I mentioned in the video) as some of the black flocking design was rubbed off. A good percentage of My vintage stockings are unworn and some in the original packaging, but a few of these rare/unique pairs have been worn before. BUT since the some of the styles are so hard to come by, I would sometimes buy a worn pair to have an example of that style in My collection. (My vintage stockings were pretty much 100% purchased off of ebay).
I have a similar, and nicer example of this style of stocking that I wore in My Vintage Seamed Stockings clip a few years ago.
A few pictures of the vintage Full Fashioned “Sparkle Nylons” by Hummingbird, that I wore in My So much Satin video.
I always like to snap off a picture of the welt imprint before I put them on because once it gets stretched out, it’s pretty much unreadable.
And the advertising sheet that came with them:
💍 “The Ultimate in Luxury” 💍 So fancy! 😉
From the archives: Vintage Stylace Heel Nylons
This clip was shot back in 2011 for My old lingerie paysite. It was done in a more teasing pin-up style, as were most of the clips I shot back then. (This is not reflective of the content I shoot now.) In this clip I’m wearing a pair of vintage Stylace heel stockings and a (over-the-top) frilled dress. Great footage of My seamed nylons, stocking tops, garter straps, sexy sling-back heels, stockings soles and more.
(This clip was bonus video #38.)
New clip: High Heels and Calves
I’m getting rid of a bunch of high heels I don’t want anymore and I thought I’d show them off one last time. On My legs are a pair of vintage RHT stockings and My garter straps, stocking tops and bare upper thighs are on display most of the clip. In this clip you’ll find….leg crossing, nylon legs rubbing together, shoe dangle, calf pumping/flexing, raspy stocking sound, nylon toes, shoe removal, stocking soles and of course…high heels!
This clip made it to #1 in the Calves category:
FOUND THEM!!! SO happy!! I thought I was losing My mind. I was *sure* I owned a pair of green contrast heel Aristoc stockings and sure enough, here they are:
Apparently these are RARE and hard to come by. I believe I bought these off of ebay years ago. I love rare and unique vintage stockings and those are the only ones I collect. Although I haven’t bought any for several years now because I already have so many pairs.
These are going to go absolutely *perfect* with what I’m wearing tomorrow and I’m so glad I found them! *Happy Mistress*
PS– If you search My blog for VINTAGE STOCKINGS (search box is in the upper right, under ARCHIVES), you find even more posts featuring unique stockings from My collection.
UPDATE: Since I’ve now taken these out of the package and worn them for a video clip, I wanted to mention a few things. These stockings are very soft and silky and unlike most vintage stockings, that are usually way too short in the leg for Me, these were actually a really nice length. And also, the stockings did not have GREEN contrasting seams, they were actually a dark brown.
I wore a pair of vintage seamless stockings in a recent video shoot and I snapped off a few photos of the stocking packaging before hand.
I just love all of those little details because I feel it makes the stockings even more special.
Below is the tag on the Panti-Slip that I’ll be wearing in Sunday’s video update.
I found this vintage ad for the slip:
“It’s a panty, half-slip and tummy controlling garter belt all-in-one!”
And a piccy from an outtake from Sunday’s video…
Trying to let My hair partially air dry more lately and it get’s all wavy, crazy.
As I’ve mentioned before on my blog, I collect vintage stockings, but with a focus on what I call “novelty” pairs. These are stockings with unusual details such as outline heels, decor up the back of the seam or around the ankle or heel, or just anything special that your basic fully fashioned stocking wouldn’t have. I’m assuming such styles were probably only worn for special occasions and they tend to be very rare and hard to find.
By the way, I just added a categories section to my blog. So if you gaze over to the right, you should see it and if you click on the “vintage stockings” category, you’ll be able to view all of my posts featuring vintage stockings. Mind you, I have a lot more vintage stockings in
my members area. (Nov 2016 update–paysite closed June 2015)
Now onto this pair of vintage stockings! They are made by Stylace Heels and I think I have a few more pairs by that same brand. They are known for making stockings with unusual outlines around the heel.
Here’s an up close photo (well, actually a screen shot taken from the video that I wore them in–here’s a preview in this post), of the stockings being worn.
It’s a very colorful design that looks a little like a train track or puzzle pieces. Notice the heel reinforcement is sheer.
I did a quick Google search for these stockings and surprisingly, found a pair for sale over at Stocking Showcase. I also found a few pictures on flickr of another vintage stockings collector who has this same pair and many others that you might enjoy looking at. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has an appreciation for such rare and unique styles! 😉
About five years ago I started collecting vintage stockings, but not just any vintage stockings. My preference was for the more unique and rare styles that were made back in the 1940’s and 1950’s. I like to call these “novelty” stockings as I’m guessing such styles were saved for special occasions and not worn for every day wear.
The packaging for vintage stockings was another thing that made them special. They usually came packaged in a box with an eye catching font or graphic on the front of the box. The side of the box would give the stocking style name, color and size.
I always find it amusing all the fanciful names thought up for different stocking colors. ‘Caress’ is so much more enticing than ‘nude’, or is it? 😉
Vintage stockings also, usually, have a imprint on the stocking top with such information as the stocking brand, size, gauge and denier.
And I just love opening a box of vintage nylons and seeing a pair of pristine, unworn stockings folded up and wrapped in tissue. I always feel like it’s holding a piece of history in my hands!
And here are the dazzling stockings being worn! They are truly something special!
Back in April I shot a video where I was wearing these fancy outline heel stockings. I took a couple of photos of them before I put them on.
Come join me in my members area to see me wearing all sorts of beautiful vintage stockings! 😉
I collect rare styles of vintage stockings and this pair I wore for a recent video update. I’m guessing they are from the 1950’s and they still had the price tag attached!
The foot reinforcement is really unusual!
See more of my stockings, lingerie and ME in my Members Area 😉